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In the heart of the
2017 Spring into Spring
15% Discount for Hill
View Farms customers. While space lasts.
This Private Residential Retreat is a playground for the adventurous who
want to experience the spirit of rural America without giving up the
conveniences we so appreciate. At the *Tauering Pines*, you will find a
refreshing change from over crowded, highly regulated venues, & instead
a place ideal for families & large gatherings. The *Tauering Pines* is
5 miles from downtown Custer & within minutes to Custer State Park, Mt
Rushmore, Crazy Horse & much more.
Originally planned as a golf course, this
peaceful & private 10.87 acres is perfect for camping, commercial ventures, RV-ing
& horses. The rolling wind swept meadows & pastures are bordered by the
babbling French Creek on the north side (which can be tubed, panned for gold or
used for fishing as it is stocked with trout), & borders National Forest on the
south. Wildlife is abundant & makes a daily debut. The property has continuous
pipe fencing with gated entrances in all four corners allowing easy access. The
main entrance is accommodating to even the largest of rigs.
The *Tauering Pines* has an upper terrace
perfect for: Campers, living quarters & RV’s. This area has numerous
electrical posts, each able to service two rigs, with 50, 30 & 110-amp services.
There are two automatic watering posts for horses & five water hydrants with a
hose network, making water usage for all a breeze. The lower level with 8 horse
stalls is perfect for equines that will appreciate a stall & the one plus acres
of pasture turnouts. The A Frame Cottage & Picnic Pavilion with
Summer Kitchen are welcoming & unique & shaded by towering Ponderosa pine
trees. However, the jewel of the crown is the magnificence of the
Geodesic Natural Spaces Dome with Lock-out loft. (under construction.)
This dome showcases passive energy living. The Dream Dome is unlike any in
the world, with its mix of contemporary & modern-day architecture mixed with
it's use of passive solar energy is something to behold. Not to be out done
in uniqueness & beauty, is the Entertainment Studio. This 30 x 40
monitor style building highlights an amazing Post & Beam construction, with a
balcony that overlooks the French Creek to the East & a covered porch to the
west. This is a place for relaxation / gatherings & the healthy healing of mind,
body & soul. Games, cards, puzzles, books, movies, music, yoga & any other
indoor celebrations / activities are possible. A foosball & Ping Pong table,
along with a video & sound system & dazzling disco ball with ample table seating.
South Dakota is often referred to as
God's country. So, traditional values dominate; Guns, less government & personal
responsibility are part of the culture you’ll find when you visit. We welcome
you with open arms.
Tauering Pines, 12681 Hazelrodt
Cutoff, Custer SD 57730 Click for
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Photo's of past Adventures
The Picnic Pavilion
Inside the Out door Kitchen
The Outdoor Cooking Area
The A Frame Cabin with Loft
The Cabins Loft
Huge parking spots for RV and 5th Wheels
6 Stall Area with tack/feed stall
Acres plus turn outs
2 Stall Area
The Shower/Sauna Room and Outdoor Bathing Area
Eatting - Resting - Entertainment Studio
Reading & Gaming & Cards
Walking & Discovering
Resting & Relaxing
Laundry Day, the old fashion way.
On site activities, Lefesa making and Cooking lessons
Boxing lesson from a real boxer!
Local and Destination Rides
1 to 7 hours- even overnight
Too much riding
SCENERY & WILDLIFE
The Hippy Hole
THINGS TO DO
Fishing - visiting the horses first.
Out door movie theater
Drives of Iron mountian and Needles highways
Biking to various desitinations on the Mickelson
Down town shopping
Shooting (film and guns)
Areo Space musium
FUN tourist stuff
Manager: Speaks: English/Spanish
- Dream Dome -
with lockout loft - (under construction):
This fully furnished, true passive “green” 45-foot dome home offers 3,153
square feet of luxurious spacious living, which includes the attached 2-car
garage & lock-out loft, is able to sleep 14 in three bedrooms & sleeper sofa.
Each room you enter, offers magnificent views overlooking acres upon acres of
national forest lands.
Studio: This magnificent 30 x 40 monitor
building hosts a covered front porch & a lofty balcony. Inside you will be
transfixed by the stunning post & beam construction. With, this 1,200 square
feet space is perfect for conferences, weddings, reunions, dances, yoga, & any
other entertainment type activities one fancies, accommodating up to 150
- Rustic Cottage:
This fully furnished A-frame is unique in size & style. This one room has
electricity, heater, fan, DVD/TV, mini frig, electric burner, toaster, coffee
maker with toaster oven & supplies. Sleeps 7 with loft, (two full/double beds
& two twin/single beds). The sauna & cowboy shower are located in the
pavilion and cottage guests retain priority.
- Pavilion with
summer kitchen: This fully furnished
Pavilion also includes a Sauna (infra red & steam) & cowboy shower. A
fireplace, adobe oven, cooking fire ring, portable grills/fire pit, water
heater, wringer washing machine, laundry line, two refrigerators, three ovens,
stove, two sinks, microwave, Nuwave, toasters, coffee makers, etc. and
comfortable undercover table seating with service for 30.
Electrical Sties: 50, 30 & 110-amp
service at each.
Accommodation Type: Vacation Rental by
- Guests provide
their own meals
- Catering available
– at an extra charge
- House, Maintenance
& Grounds Keeper
- Chef / cook
- Laundry service
- Nanny care for old
- Stable manager &
coordinator for on site activities: kayaks, paddle boards, canoe, life
preserves, skates /roller blades, horseback riding, horse & utility trailer, 4
wheeling, Segwaying & with hunting & fishing out the back gate: (licenses
required for deer, cougar, fish, turkey & elk in season)
- Minimum Age Limit
For Renters: 25 Years or older- unless pre approved.
- Events Allowed
- Children & Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets allowed - if pack friendly & house
broken - dogs not to be left unattended in rental units.
- No Smoking inside
- Level ground, park
anywhere you want
- X-large RV & fifth
wheels can be accommodated.
- Two outside porta-potties.
- Cell service
- Wireless Internet (WiFi)
- Septic available
for dump as is portable dump unit.
- Free Firewood.
- Outside solar
bathing consists of 6 cast iron bathtubs & accompaniments for a most enjoyable
& memorable experience.
- Horses and Mules
Welcome. At two locations are covered horse stalls. One with 2 stalls & the
other with 6, including a tack & feed bay.
- Round Pen
- Few bugs & low
humidity. However, bring bug spray, balm/mask for gnats.
- No certified hay
required. Hay is provided.
- Front shoes or
boots strongly recommended for horses, if not all the way around.
- Property enclosed
with continuous horse friendly tube fencing with railroad ties every 10 feet.
- Hundreds of miles
of National & State trails for riding/biking with numerous loop trails back to
the *Tauering Pines*.
- Every night
temperature drops below 60 degrees – day’s range from 69 to 93 degrees with
hail possible when thunderstorms roll in weekly.
- Ideal for
reunions, retreats, club & business functions, Sturgis Bike Rally, holiday
gatherings & much more.
Dream Dome -
(under construction):- Bedrooms –
Dome, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 10:
- Bedroom 1: 1
king ADA - main floor
- Bedroom 2: 1
queen, 2 twin (single) bunk beds
- Bedroom 3
lockout loft: 1 queen - Murphy bed & 3 trundle beds. 1 full (double) & 2 twin
Dream Dome -
(under construction):- Bathrooms: Dome, 3 Bathrooms:
- Bathroom 1:
toilet, shower, bath -ADA - main floor
- Bathroom 2:
toilet, shower - upstairs
- Bathroom 3:
toilet – ADA - garage
Entertainment – on
- Books - Family
- Video library with
DVD, VHS, CD's, cassettes & records
- DVD, VHS & CD
- Movie projector /
- Wireless Internet
- Foosball &
- Board Games,
Puzzles & Cards
- Yoga mats & aerial
- Horseshoe pit
- Tether Ball
- Dance Hall with
- Roller skates /
blades, Segways, bicycles, 4-wheeler, kayaks, canoe, paddle boards.
Theme: Away From It All
- Peaceful country
setting – Private & exclusive with scenic road for riding, hiking & biking
especially along Glen Erin Rd & around Stockade Lake – just out our front
Attractions: 1 minute walk to the Black Hills National Forest, 5 minutes from
Custer State Park & Stockade lake, 2 miles to the paved The Mickelson Trail,
great for hikers, bikes & skating., 30 minutes to: Mount Rushmore & Crazy
Horse monuments, Needles rock formations & Iron Mountain Hwy, & Sylvan Lake.
30 minutes from: Wind & Jewel Cave national parks. As well as the towns of Hot
Springs & Evans Plunge (the hot mineral springs for all ills & family
recreation), Hill City & Keystone. 30 minutes to 1880 Train/Black Hills
Central Rail Road. 30 minutes to Bear Country USA. 35 minutes to Reptile
Gardens. 45 minutes to the Hippie hole, at Rockerville. (Take 16 north to
Rapid, east on Rockerville Rd., go 3 miles to Foster Gulch - follow #372.
Mother of all hikes, great adventure with cliff jumping & water fall.). 45
minutes to Rapid City, One hour to the towns of Sturgis, Deadwood, Wall Drug &
the Bad Lands. 1.5 hours to Devils tower & the big horn mountains, WY.
- Hot air balloon &
Boating/biking/cycling/4-wheeling/ hiking/rafting/canoeing etc, along with
- Great scenic drives
just minutes away.
- The town of Custer
offers a multitude of restaurants, churches, museums & shops with history
galore, 8 minutes away.
- Festivals –
numerous, with the Buffalo Round up in September
- Museums to include:
Mammoth Site, The Journey, Grand River,
Air & Space
- Winery Tours –
Numerous, within a 30 minute drive
- Caves - to include:
Rushmore, Jewel, Wind & Sitting Bull Crystal.
- Ponds & Lakes
- Wildlife viewing.
- Bird Watching
- Local inhabitants
are: Blue Birds (who will join you all hours of the day) as well as other song
birds to numerous to mention, Turkey & Deer, Red Squirrels & Chipmunks (who
are all about owning the place), Cattle, Prairie Dogs, Elk, Fox (who play on
the creek bank as well as Turtles who come up & nest), Cougar, Bob Cats/Lynx &
not forgetting the bountiful variety wildflowers.
- Antiquing & Auctions
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Fishing - Stockade
Lake (Perch, Northern Pike, Bass, Crappies, & Trout). Angustora Lake just
south of Hot Springs is the spot for Walleye.
- Walking / Hiking
- Wildlife Viewing at
Custer State park & just south of starts Wind Cave National Park
- Scenic Drives -
Great scenic drives on Custer wildlife loop, Needles Highway & Iron Mountain
with its famous Pigtail bridges.
- Sight Seeing
- Drive in movie
theater – Hermosa
- Biking - 2 miles
from the paved Mickelson trail - great for bikes/skating
- Live Theater, 15
minutes from the Custer Play House. 605-255-4141
- Restaurants: Favorite: Game Lodge
605-255-4541 (buffalo steak) / Alpine Inn -Hill City 605-574-2749 (Fillet
Minion) /Sylvan Lake 605-574-2561 (all divine), Lintz Brothers Pizza-Hermosa
(605-255-4808), Blue Bell lodge (605-255-4531)
Sports & Adventure
- Mountain Biking
- Roller blading/skating
- Dirt biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Horseback Riding
–thousands of miles of forest trails to explore
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Swimming – Best at
Center Lake in Custer State Park.
- Paddle boarding –
Best at Center Lake in Custer State Park.
- Water & Jet Skiing
- Hiking - 30 minutes
to Sylvan Lake with hiking to Harney Peak.
- Hunting. Season on
Numerous species – Prairie Dogs year round (1 of 2 towns out our back fence).
All shooting/fishing permits available on line.
- Cross County Skiing
- Just out of City
limits – 30 feet: Small town allure, population 1200.
Mountain & Meadow Views of the Black Hills.
- Rural: 5 miles from
Downtown Custer. (2 miles gravel & 3 miles paved road)
- Local Services & Businesses in Custer (5
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Drug store /
- Fitness Center
- 5 major hotel
Review – Dinning
- Dream Dome &
Lockout Loft (under construction):- Dream Dome (14 persons)
- Picnic Pavilion
with Summer Kitchen (30 persons)
Center (up to 75)
- Dream Dome & Lockout Loft - (under
- TRUE PASSIVE
DOME HOME sleeps 14, with attached 2 car garage with bathroom (ADA)
- Clothes washer & Dryer with Iron & Board
- Health & Beauty
- Bed Linens &
- Internet / Cable
/ telephone / 3 TV's with DVD players
- Wood Fireplace
- Telephone – Free
Long Distance: International blocked
- On Site
- Chefs Kitchen &
Entertainers Dream, with all the amities of such.
Studio for events of all types. Up to 150 persons.
- Picnic Pavilion
with outdoor grill, indoor fireplace & grill, adobe oven, portable grills,
tables with seating for 30 persons.
- Summer kitchen with
three ovens, microwave, nuwave oven, electric cook top, prep sink, full sink,
two refrigerators, coffee & ice maker, blenders, toasters & indoor table
- A frame cabin with
loft sleeping 7
- Sauna with both
types of heating (infra red & steam)
- Cowboy shower
- 6 outdoor bathing
electrical hook-up for RV's & 5th wheels.
- Dump Station with
portable dump unit.
- Two permanent
outdoor porta potties
- Out door parking
for numerous vehicles
- 8 covered horse
stalls with bedding & hay provided & large paddock turn outs
This property is located in an ideal location to spring board to other points of
interest & is without question, a luxury facility that is the perfect getaway,
in the heart of the Black Hills. It is private & completely unique, unlike
anything else in the Black Hills Area. This
Rustic Western Venue is a family friendly retreat.
You, your pets & children are your responsibility.
Prepare yourselves for hail, wind, rain, sunshine & fun.
Civility & concern for the welfare of the *Tauering
Pines* & that of other guests is our tradition.
Statement: This is a place of rest,
relaxation & reflection; to restore & recover, to become grounded. Live, Laugh
& Love longer at *Tauering Pines*. The feel is: Earth.
HOW TO GET THERE:
DO NOT BELIEVE MAP QUEST!
Bigger freeway with
large roads, pull over shoulders, longer climbs, more small town-touristy sites:
Good way to come in From Highway
I-90 near Rapid City, go south on Bypass 16 at Exit 61 & keep to the left (Mt.
Rushmore / Crazy horse). Stay on 16/79 south (S Hwy 16) & stay on 16 WEST to
Mt. Rushmore/Crazy horse. Move to Left turn lane to continue on (West 16) to
Mr. Rushmore/Crazy horse. Take (West 16 to HILL CITY/ Crazy Horse). At Hill
City take the Truck Route (16/385) - to avoid down town shops. At light take a
Left & continue on (West 16 south to 385 South) to Custer for 11 miles. At
light in Custer, take a Left – east, on 16A or Mt. Rushmore road for 3.5 miles
to (Lower French Creek Road / Hazelrodt). Before your turn onto Lower French
Creek Road, you will see a wagon wheel restaurant on the left (north side) then
a Lutheran church. Come to a stop as your turn to the right onto Lower French
Creek Road, which is right across from this church. Beyond this turn you will
see a stockade building on the south & if you miss your turn you can turn around
there. Once you turn onto Lower French Creek Road, stay right as the road tries
to split away. Stay on Lower French Creek Rd for 2 miles to a fork in the
road. Stay right, this is Hazelrodt Cutoff. Cross over the bridge & we are the
first place on the left - # 12681
Harder climbs, goes through park, more direct, smaller more winding roads, no
shoulder: Good way to leave-do in reverse:
Highway I-90 near Rapid City, go south on Bypass 16 & Highway 79 at Exit 61.
Take 79 south to Custer State Park to 36 west. From 36 west take 16A – (staying
south or left –in through park – passing park office. DO NOT TAKE 16A going
north!) Once through park go past Stockade Lake & on your left you will see a
stockade that is just before Lower French Creek Road. Turn left or south & hang
to the right as the road tries to split right away. Head south on Lower French
Creek Road for 2 miles to a fork in the road. Hang a right, which is Hazelrodt
Cutoff. Cross over the bridge & we are the first place on the left - # 126
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