Home w/ Hot Tub+Pond, 15 Mi to Custer St Park

Property ID: 434079CusterSDUS
Sleeps 196 BR3 BA


Looking for a getaway that’s equal parts fun and relaxing with an added bonus of a prime adventure location? You’ll find it at 'Heavens Gate,' a stunning 6-bed, 3-bath home on 5-acres adjoining the Black Hills National Forest and 3 miles from Custer! Visit Mt. Rushmore 24 miles away or drive through pinnacles and scenic vistas along the Needles Highway in Custer State Park. Prefer to stay put? Don’t worry, this vacation rental is a destination in itself with a pond, game room, fire pit and more!


  • Washer
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Central Heating
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Deck
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Essentials
  • Kitchen


Location Details

GEORGE S. MICKELSON TRAIL (3.5 miles): 100 miles of trails, horseback riding, biking, hiking

BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST (adjoining): Activities available within the forest are hiking, biking, ATV trails, UTV trails (some trails are closed seasonally due to wildlife management areas, please check with the National Forest Service for details)

OUTDOOR RECREATION: Wind Cave National Park (27.0 miles), Badlands National Park (88.4 miles), Rocky Knolls Golf Course (3.0 miles), Rockin’ R Trail Rides (8.6 miles)

CUSTER STATE PARK (14.9 miles): Sylvan Lake (12.1 miles), Needles Highway (12.4 miles), wildlife spotting

ATTRACTIONS: Mount Rushmore (24.0 miles), Crazy Horse Memorial (10.5 miles), Jewel Cave National Monument (14.5 miles), Black Hills Aerial Adventures (10.0 miles), Four Mile Old West Town Museum (6.4 miles), Black Hills Central Railroad (19.3 miles), Jewel Cave National Monument (15.2 miles)

KEYSTONE: Rushmore Tramway (27.1 miles), Big Thunder Gold Mine (28.0 miles), Borglum Story (27.4 miles)

AIRPORT: Rapid City Regional Airport (54.4 miles)


39 reviews
  • Heavens Gate is Heaven on Earth


    Beautiful setting, plenty of room for our family of 13 & very clean. This is a very well stocked home. From spices, dishes, baking stuff to a roaster & crockpot. We loved it and will be back.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Scott M.
    Published January 18, 2023
  • Beautiful/Well Managed Property


    The property has everything you need which is covered well in the listing. Two things i found pleasing that I thought I would share.

    1. The main level fireplace is wood burning. Since our stay was in November, we enjoyed having a fire every evening. It’s also a very nice wood burning unit. (Everything on this property is nice)

    2. The exterior grill and blackstone are plumbed into the main propane line. They are also on a timer for efficiency and safety. One of the biggest concerns for me when renting a cabin is the quality of the outdoor cooking and running out of propane since that is how we cook all of our meals.

    Published November 27, 2022
  • The VRBO pics do no justice the place is certainly Heaven’s Gate!!!


    The only thing I didn’t like was the wait process for the info. I’m kind of a OCD lol, and just like to make sure everything is right. The home was def what it says and a home away from home is just the beginning of what beauty you get.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Penny S.
    Published November 22, 2022
  • Wonderful stay!


    We rented this property for a family get together and it was perfect! We loved everything about the house and the location of the property. Communication with Kathy about the house was excellent from start to finish! We would love to return again sometime!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Renee L.
    Published August 4, 2022
  • Fantastic stay May 2022


    In all of the places we have rented this house was by far the best in exceeding expectation. Exactly as advertised and then some. Plenty of room for the crew of 13 to spread out as well as sleep. The kids loved the pedal boat, feeding the deer and seeing the baby geese. The adults loved all the extra touches. Most places give you one roll of toliet paper, one garbage. Etc. Heavans gate was fully stocked with plenty of supply of all of these things and the communication was exceptional. Cant thank them enough for the stay.

    Sherie thompson
    Published May 16, 2022
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