Plenty Star Ranch - Wilderness Glamping

Farm stay hosted by Isa

  1. 6 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. Half-bath
Entire home
You’ll have the accommodation on the farm to yourself.
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We were told, it is a dream! For 1 group of avid adult wilderness campers at a time, seeking seclusion in untouched nature, at the edge of a breathtakingly beautiful meadow, surrounded by National Forest.
Use the double bed in the rustic mini bedroom cabin or pitch your tents in "Touch The Stars". You will be off the grid - no power, no running water, but also no noise or neighbors, pets or children. Enjoy the wildlife sitting at the campfire. Consider star gazing - definitely worth it!

The space
One group only at a time. The cabin / tent site area sits at the edge of a breathtakingly beautiful meadow on our private property, which is 100% surrounded by the pine trees of The Black Hills National Forest - A fenced, but otherwise untouched 78 acre piece of land we call "Touch The Stars". Since you will have your own key, you can drive up to it any time once we opened the gate for you after check-in at the main ranch house between 4 pm and 7 pm. We will take you up there along a maintained gravel Forest Service road (1.5 Miles) and you park right at the tent / cabin camping site. Enjoy the wildlife sitting around the campfire. Wake up to birds singing rather than traffic noise. Hike to the Overlook, the Onyx mine and into Mystery Canyon....Bring your friends - up to 4 more (6 total) can be included in your booking. You will have to bring your own tents etc., and will share the facilities up there with you as well as at the main ranch.

There is a comfortable double bed in the mini cabin, not much else though. We provide sheets and bedding, towels and extra blankets. There is an approved campfire pit, a wooden shed with a portable, flush-able camping loo (serviced regularly) and all sorts of things one might need, like 10 gallons of drinking water, paper dishes and paper towels, etc., We provide the firewood. Make sure to bring everything, you might require for camping without electricity or running water. The loo shelter has a solar light attached making it easier to find our way there at night.. A solar shower tent structure is available up there as well. Otherwise we have that ready down at the ranch. We have a few solar shower bags laid out in the sun to heat the water inside by the barn at the main ranch. Just grab one when gonf up there after a day of sight seeing or hiking. Just be aware that up there is no electricity, no running water, although we have two 5 gallon drinking water containers there and you can use all the facilities at the main ranch/campground. There is also a 150 gallon water tank close by and a bucket to douse the campfire with. That is not drinking water quality, although the deer and other critters sure take advantage of it.

You have AT&T cell phone service up there.

You can of course use the solar shower and restroom facilities at the main ranch/campground, Join us on our porch in the morning for coffee or tee, access to WiFi and/or a chat. See Jack's unique barn wood furniture and frames, Isa's art work or ask her for a positive and always spot-on Tarot Reading.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Fire pit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Custer, South Dakota, United States

78 acre private property surrounded by hundreds of acres of National Forest, ready to be explored and enjoyed. Several Forest service roads meander through the pine forest.

Hosted by Isa

  1. Joined in May 2018
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Originally from Germany I (Isa) moved to the US in 1995 with my horse, married Jack and lived in the Black Hills at Plenty Star Ranch ever since. For many years, next to raising and training reg. Spanish Mustangs, we hosted guests, such as horse campers and groups from Europe, until health issues interrupted that in 2006 Jack is now into building custom furniture and frames from the colorful wood of our old barn and I am again, next to my art work of Portraits & Visions in Pastel, very much into holistic healing (Essential Touch) with my many creations with healing Black Hills Flower Essences as well as offering intuitive Tarot Readings. I also created an annual Moon Almanac Calendar and offer seminars as to how to apply this ancient almanac wisdom to once again live in tune with nature's rhythms. We love living in the Hills and are proud to share our peaceful place with plenty of wildlife and our guests from all over the world. Our log camping cabins are home built. They may not have all amnesties other guest locations have, since the bathroom is not attached but a few yards away and the shower building next to it is set up for our solar shower bags in summer, but they are really nice cabins with Jack's home made barn wood furniture, and of course the rest of our place is quite beautiful and very clean . We serve coffee and tea in the morning on our porch and enjoy get to know our guests a bit better this way. There is also where you can connect to WiFi. Next to the cabins, we offer a Lakota style tipi with 3 cots, a few tent sites, 6 RV hook-ups and a Wilderness Glamping site, also listed here on Airbnb. You can find Jack and me / Isa on Social Media if you would like to know more about us and our place.
Originally from Germany I (Isa) moved to the US in 1995 with my horse, married Jack and lived in the Black Hills at Plenty Star Ranch ever since. For many years, next to raising an…

During your stay

My husband Jack and I live at the main ranch / campground along the Hwy. There is where you check in from 4 pm to 7 pm, please. We will show you around before taking you up to the camping site1 mile gravel road from the main place.. Arrival during day light is critical, so no check-in after 9 pm.
My husband Jack and I live at the main ranch / campground along the Hwy. There is where you check in from 4 pm to 7 pm, please. We will show you around before taking you up to the…
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House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm

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