Please check back often for other specials.
The current special is our
"Countdown To Vacation Savings Gift Card Program"

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7th Annual Revolutionary American Picnic
 July 4, 2014
 

*A Real "Western" cookout for our Guests


 *Revolutionary War Musket Man visits from the past


*Musket & muzzle loader blank firing demonstrations.

*Get a living history lesson for any age.

LIVE Western and folk music for your holiday entertainment!

*Revolutionary War seminar with question/answer period.

Our July 4 festivities are extremely popular, & attendance is limited to our Rental Guests. 

(Book your July 4th vacation as early as possible to avoid disappointment) 

(Keep scrolling down to see the vacation rentals)
 



                 E-Mail US                                         BLACK HILLS FUN FACTS                                  INTERESTING LINKS  
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  then copy and paste     jvacat9571@aol.com                                                                                                                      


  
    Please be patient for this page to load, then scroll down.
    It contains our vacation rental properties with links to lots of photos.
    Make sure you scroll down to the very end of the page to see them all!
 


We can accommodate visitors to the Black Hills
on short notice. 
Keep the phone contact numbers
handy.  We may be able to get your family into one of our
homes on the same day you call!!

For information and availability call Pat at:
1-605-209-3771
Make sure to leave a message if I'm unavailable!!!
Evenings call 1-605-574-4663

CLICK HERE! for a short, printable flyer on our properties...
keep it handy when you get in the Hills area!

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"Welcome to blackhillsrentals.com"
 


John & Pat

Hello and welcome to our collection of delightful vacation home rentals! This grouping
of private family mountain residences is unique to the Black Hills, if not the Nation. Most are
full sized, year round homes and we have some smaller fully equipped cabins for smaller families.
Each home or cabin has it's own lot that range from almost one to six acres! 

We take immense pride in these properties (and it shows). You'll see.
But, for us to continue to make
them available for family vacations, we need your help.

These properties may not suit some people or groups. If you are looking for a "party place", or
have adults or children in your group that are destructive or hard to manage -
then these properties are definitely not for you. 

Our other guests, and our many return guests, come here not just for the privilege of staying in one of our
mountain homes...they come for the peace, solitude, and relaxation that our homes and the surrounding forest and mountains offer.
While at our homes you can observe deer, turkey, endless variety of birds, fox, coyote, wood chucks, squirrels, chipmunks, and more. 
This is why our homes are a "quiet zone".

We have pledged to our past guests that we will maintain these properties in the same condition as they found during their last visit.
That means that all guests must love, cherish and protect these homes as much as we do (and we do).

Our rules do not restrict a normal family vacation...they enhance and expand your family vacation experience.

We hope you are able to become part of our growing group of very loyal guests.

                                          Your hosts,
                                                    John and Patricia

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Introducing the
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The Gold Star!
 

A very special place in the Black Hills where vacationing families are the only residents -

It is located a few miles outside of Custer on a gravel road.  Might be a little tough to find at first, but we like it that way! (You will too!)  The Gold Star! consists of a private group of solid log homes that await you at the end of a turn or two and just over a small hill and after you turn right where you should have turned left right where we stacked the three rocks next to the pine tree with a crooked branch!

These homes are located at the end of a dead end road in the woods and have Forest Service wilderness on two sides.  They are in a secluded and forested location.  There is no through traffic other than deer.  All homes are reserved exclusively for our guests.   Each home sits on a one or two acre + parcel of Black Hills Forest!  Each home is a private residence with it's own driveway.

You may rent one or all, subject to availability.  We have private, gated access to the National Forest Service wilderness.  All six homes combined may accommodate a total of 64 (for those guests wanting to rent all 6 homes for reunions, weddings/anniversaries, or business meetings. We can arrange for on-site weddings, etc. We can also arrange for "custom cook outs"!) 

The Gold Star! is reserved for registered guests only and the vehicles shown on the contract-
no outside visitors or vehicles are permitted without prior written approval of the owners and the payment of the outside visitor day use fees.  Day use fees don't apply to our registered guests.
(We think that you will want to keep The Gold Star! a secret, anyway!)

If you want to reserve all  (or just one) of the homes in The Gold Star! you should book them well in advance

Yes, we are quite protective of these (and all of our) properties...and you'll understand why...
                  when you spend your vacation at any of our homes at the...

        The Gold Star!

                                                      shines like no other!
 


The following properties are located in
The Gold Star!  
(Just outside of Custer,SD)
 

       Renegade!
                                                                   you won't wanna leave!

"from this place you can hear the earth speak"

Rare cedar log cabin.  1 bedroom, 1 bath, can sleep 4.  Full kitchen.
A true frontier location that is only 25' from the USFS wilderness.
Don't worry, there is plenty of wide open spaces around the Renegade!

Large spruce logs were used to build this authentic, frontier log cabin.  It is delightfully warm and cozy.
It is difficult to describe...but it gives you an unusual kind of...secure... feeling.  It takes you back to a simpler time...
back when justice was truly swift and dealt by the sound of metal clearing leather.
 
Sleeps a family of four (2 adults & 2 buckaroos). 
A premium quality, queen bed in the bedroom.  Bedroom has it's own access door to the bathroom. 
Futon (full size with inner-spring mattress) in living room. Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. 
12'x20' deck faces USFS wilderness that is just a few steps away.
Another 8'x8' deck faces to the east at the entrance door - a great place for your morning cup of coffee.

This is a memorable location for special occasions, such as Honeymoons & Anniversaries!

"Renegade means to stand...sometimes by yourself...
sometimes with others...
and sometimes when being right...
is wrong."

THIS IS A NO SMOKING ALLOWED VACATION RENTAL

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS AND RATES

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                   Comanche!
    

4 bedroom plus huge loft with king bed (can be rented as a 2 bedroom with loft for smaller groups).  Soaring ceilings in living room.  Deluxe and fully equipped kitchen.  A unique game room with a deluxe, oak, game table with 4 chairs that converts to an additional dining table with a flip of its top!  2 full bathrooms.  Private rear patio with grill and patio dining set.  Very secluded location a few miles West of Custer.  2.11 wooded acres with a long driveway.  The "COMANCHE" is a spacious log residence that can sleep up to 18.  Next closest home in the forest is "White Lightning" and it can be rented to sleep an additional 12 people, if available.  "Papoose", "Desperado!"   "Renegade" & "Mossy Rock" are also neighboring homes in this hideaway location if you need even more sleeping capacity!  
 

                   "You will stand tall...like these many trees...
                                            listen to their whisperings...they have great wisdom"
 

THIS IS A NO SMOKING ALLOWED VACATION RENTAL

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS AND RATES

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   White Lightning!  
 

  End of the road privacy.  Heck, this is the end of the road!  The 2+ acre lot borders hundreds of thousands of acres of National Forest Service wilderness.   It is only about 1 mile off of Hwy 16 (just outside of Custer) so it's easy to get to the area attractions and the grub store.  We are pleased to add this classic, log home to our vacation home lineup.  3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Living room with large rock fireplace, large family area on lower level, delightful (fully equipped) kitchen, and a huge wrap around deck (partially covered) on the second level.  Sleeps 12.  The warm feeling that this home offers is difficult to describe.  All new furnishings and appliances.  New Sony 53" big screen TV home theater in one side of the family room...a new pool table in the other.  This home and "COMANCHE!" Lodge are in easy walking distance and can be combined for groups of 30.  "Papoose", "Desperado!" "Renegade", & "Mossy Rock" are also neighboring homes in this hideaway location if you need even more sleeping capacity! 

After your week vacation ends and you're moving down the driveway on your trip home...you'll look back knowing a single week simply isn't enough.  Don't worry, it will patiently await till your next visit. 
For more photos click the link below.
 

                                           "these big sticks will call you to them...
                 you will touch them and feel what riches Mother Earth has given"

 

FOR MORE PHOTOS AND RATES CLICK HERE!

THIS IS A NO SMOKING ALLOWED VACATION RENTAL

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 papoose!

 Experience an authentic, square log cabin.  There are still remnants or ruins of old prospector and pioneer cabins in the hills that are evidence of this log home design.  We know where many of these prospector ghost towns are located and will personally guide our guests to them, schedules permitting.  Full kitchen, living area with sofa sleeper and full bath on the main floor.  Soaring ceilings and a staircase lead to the loft area with two premium quality, queen beds.  This cabin can sleep up to six.   This is near "Desperado!", "White Lightning!", "Mossy Rock" and "COMANCHE!".  This lot borders National Forest land...hundreds of thousands of acres of wilderness just steps from the back door!  New rear 10'x20' deck!  Outside grill, patio set, Adirondack chairs.  Deck looks directly into the USFS wilderness.  Lounging is great on either front or back deck.  The loft area also has another private deck accessed through a door on the second
                                                    level!  A perfect place for book reading or thinking...

Oops!  Almost forgot...this cutie sits on its' own two + acre lot!!!!
 

  "a family should use little papoose to make powerful memories"
 

FOR MORE PHOTOS AND RATES CLICK HERE!

THIS IS A NO SMOKING ALLOWED VACATION RENTAL

 

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Desperado!
 
                                                                         
Desperado!
will sleep a total of ten.  Square log construction. 

Located on its' own two+ acre lot!!  A long driveway leads to this hideaway.  The rear lot line borders National Forest public land.  Wait till your see the back yard!  Real  privacy and only steps away from thousands of acres of Federal Forest Service wilderness.   Complete with new premium furnishings.  Many furniture items are rustic or fine antique reproductions.  Decor is Western with a whole bunch of Deadwood, Dakota Territory flare!  Heck there's a real bar and a saloon style eating area with two tables.  Anyone out there got a hankerin' for dealin' a little Pharaoh?  Check all them six-shooters at the door, pardner! 

It is more than just a make-believe theme...it's an experience!  "Papoose", "White Lightning!", and "COMANCHE!" are also neighboring homes in this hideaway location if you need even more sleeping capacity!  It is only 'bout a 300' walk to the other places, pardner!

(This ain't no motel, pardner!  Click the link below and check this home out...reserve it while you can!  If'n Desperado! is booked and the rest of our mighty fine ha-see-enda's are too, you might have to stay in one of them tiny motel rooms in town.  Heck, just give us a call and we will tell you how you can drive by it...shucks...least you oughta see what you missed out on!)
                                       
Come back to your senses...at
Desperado!
 

   "like the changing fall colors of the great aspen tree...you too will change and your spirit will fill with color and happiness"
 

 CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS AND RATES!

THIS IS A NO SMOKING ALLOWED VACATION RENTAL

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Mossy Rock Stage Stop!

(Yeah, it's a real Roadhouse)

 

"these ancient, mossy rocks have no tongue...but touch them... they will tell you of powerful things...things we all must know...
you must listen..."

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Poncho's Hideout

(Yeah, it's a real hideout)

Poncho's Hideout is complete and ready for you...
   It is a whole bunch like Lefty's.
Bonnie and Clyde would have staked their claim on this un!
(will you?)

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS & RATES

It's a one room suite (queen bed & a sofa sleeper) with a full kitchen
& a private bath. It has its own private "forest" side patio.


 

Lefty's Hideout
(Yeah, it's another real hideout) 

500 square foot private suite (sleeps 4 max), fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, living area, queen size premium bed,
queen size sofa sleeper, private patio, direct view and access to Forest Service wilderness.  Ponchos and
Lefty's have adjoining rooms so that combined they offer 1000 sq. feet of living area with 2 of everything!

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS & RATES

  "The pines can whisper special messages...
take time to listen and understand.
      You will not be like the others...who listen but do not hear"

 

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  El Dorado Ranch! 
   

A proud historic addition to our vacation homes.  4 bedroom, 2 bath, two level ranch style home, accommodating up to 12 people.  Knotty pine, tongue and groove interior finish with lots of big windows letting in lots of sunshine!  All new furnishings and appliances.  This is one of the most desired scenic properties in Custer County, if not the entire Black Hills area.  A huge 5+ acre lot!  The large grassland pasture of this ranch is  natural.  It is exactly the way it was when Custer and his troops walked through and camped in this same field.  The photo shows house on right.  Calamity Peak (in the background) is a mountain that towers above the property.   It's a large Western ranch style house with a huge, solid rock mountain in its back yard!  At the base of the mountain and running the length of the property is French Creek.  Excellent fishing and gold panning is only a short drive away.  This property is significant, historically, during Custer's expedition in 1876.  Photos from 1876 show this location and "blue coats" standing where this home is located.  Situated about 3 miles East of Custer on Hwy 16, just outside of Custer State Park.  An extremely historical country setting. 
Mickelson Trail is across roadway. 


It is the largest lot in our collection...and yes, it is a small ranch. 

As our guest you can walk through this field...and dream.
 

                            "At night, big sky with many stars makes you feel like
                                                  small prairie chicken"
 

THIS IS A NO SMOKING ALLOWED VACATION RENTAL

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS AND RATES



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Thunder Heart!

Wow! - Is what you'll say when you see this 4 bedroom/3 bath Black Hills chalet located in Custer. Directly across from the Rocky Knolls public Golf Course, and French Creek! 3 levels with huge wrap around deck & huge granite outcroppings. Gas fireplace, gourmet kitchen, & 30' soaring ceilings! Premium furnishings! Sleeps up to 12. 
                                                                        You only live once...they say.
                              
                       
           "Even if you are a small Chihuahua...it is good to feel
                                           like Big Dog when on vacation"    
   
      

THIS IS A NO SMOKING ALLOWED HOME!

 CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS, RATES, AND INFORMATION!      

 

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 Rosa's Cantina!

            

Hey Pardner!  Got a hankerin' for some adventure?  Yourin' for a 'hole passel of fun just tryin' to find this un!  Kinda place that feels a whole lot like a real hideout!  Earp, Holiday, Sundance, Billy the Kid, Cody, Ringo, Crockett, Bowie, Hickok, Masterson, Calamity, Poker Alice, Marshall Dillion, Miss Kitty and others would be mighty fast to belly up to the check in desk for this un.  If they all showed up at once I would quickly find a wide tree for the fear of them fixin' to settle who gets it with smokin' gun barrels and flyin' lead!  Yup, as you can see it has a big deck and has a breath takin' view of a lake and valley.  One bedroom, one bathroom, full kitchen, bar, pool table, gas fireplace.  Sleeps 2 hombres & 2 bambinos.  Free nightly serenades by local Coyote group!
 

"a place where you will become one with the trees and Mother Earth... 
  the wisdom and strength you receive are powers that are ancient"

 

THIS IS A NO SMOKING ALLOWED VACATION RENTAL              
     CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS, RATES, AND INFORMATION! 
 

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Wilderness Welcome!


 

A quiet and secluded hideaway with National Forest wilderness as your next door neighbor. Lovely, upscale one level mountain home on 3/4 acre in a private area on the edge of Custer. Newer, quality 3 bed/2 bath home.  Large kitchen! Front & rear covered porches. The entire West boundary of the long lot is National Forest wilderness with wildlife galore! 

THIS HOME WILL BE AVAILABLE AS A VACATION RENTAL FOR THE 2014 SEASON!
IT WILL ACCOMMODATE UP TO 8 PEOPLE (ADULTS & OLDER CHILDREN) MAXIMUM.
MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

THIS IS A NO SMOKING ALLOWED HOME! 

 CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS, RATES, AND INFORMATION!

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                                          Do you have special interests?

Whatever your interests, there is a good chance we
will know when, where, and how to explore the Black Hills
with your special interests in mind!

Just ask!

 


Travel the Oyate (oh-ya-tay) Trail - CLICK HERE!
 


We are eager to meet and greet our new and past guests!  Our personalized service includes
delivering your vacation home keys directly to you at the home the day you arrive.  We are available
that day and each day of your stay to answer questions about attractions, directions, and more.
Just ask! 

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My name is Pat, & I will handle all email, phone calls, reservations & questions you may have for JPF Vacations.
I also have access to many other fun properties, from Florida to California! Click on my image to email! Thanks!
 If email link doesn't work for your system
   then copy and paste     jvacat9571@aol.com

 


 

PHONE NUMBER FOR RESERVATIONS AND INQUIRIES!
1-605-209-3771 AND MAKE SURE TO LEAVE A
VOICE MAIL MESSAGE IF I'M ON ANOTHER CALL!  ت 
Or try home phone 1-605-574-4663 evenings.


JPF Vacations
PO Box 762     
Hill City, SD 57745
Email us: JVacat9571@aol.com
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   then copy and paste     jvacat9571@aol.com

 


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BUYING (or selling) property?  Have a desire to own a piece of 
the
BLACK HILLS?!!!!!!  But you don't know who to trust?  You 
don't want to contact the typical real estate Agent and find out they really don't care about your best interests and are really just interested in lining their pockets with commission $?

Ask us!  We know an Agency you can TRUST
that offers a real estate
service without pressure.

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  You can advertise your
     Vacation Rental
 
ON OUR NEW WEBSITE!
                                       E-MAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION!
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   then copy and paste     jvacat9571@aol.com

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