$4,938,500   •   400 Acres
9 br / 7 ba /

The Rafter R Ranch in Custer County, South Dakota has 400± deeded acres, a fabulous custom home, barn w/ guest house, 2 additional guest homes, large pole shed and excellent big game hunting, all just 27 miles south from Rapid City in the Black Hills. The ranch boasts spectacular views, including expansive Custer State Park views to the west. In 15 minutes, you can be having lunch at The Custer State Park Game Lodge. Land The Rafter R Ranch in Custer County, South Dakota has 400± deeded acres and excellent big game hunting, all just 27 miles south from Rapid City, the gateway to the Black Hills. The ranch boasts spectacular views, including expansive Custer State Park views to the west. It is only about 2 miles from the Wildlife Loop and Park Airport. In 15 minutes, you can be having lunch at The Custer State Park Game Lodge. About one-third of the ranch is comprised of gently rolling pastures and meadows, with the remainder in Black Hills spruce, ponderosa pine, birch, aspen, and oak–excellent habitat for the large elk, deer, mountain lion and wild turkey that abound here. The fabulous home was built in 2000 and has 4125 square feet of finished living space. The gourmet kitchen is a cook’s dream. The home is timber framed and the exterior is mostly rock and glass. There is an attached underground 2198 square foot garage and over 6000 square feet of paver patio. There is also a rock barn and a 1200 square foot guest house with 2 bedrooms and a full bath. There are 2 additional guest homes each with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. A 3200 square foot pole shed with a concrete floor completes the improvements. There are 2 full RV hookups at the guest homes. The property is both secluded and easily accessible year around via a graveled county road. Two wells supply water to the improvements and ponds provide necessary water for livestock and big game. Improvements are functional and include livestock corrals. Some of the perimeter and some pastures are fenced. Rarely does a property of this size with high quality improvements become available so close to Rapid City and Custer State Park. The Rafter R Ranch presents the discerning buyer with distinct opportunities in one of the most sought-after areas in the region. Improvements Owners Residence –Built new in 2000, it is 4125 square feet with 1 bedroom and 2 baths. The high-quality home has a open floor plan with a spacious great room, bar area and large dining room room.  The chef’s kitchen features a Viking stove and high end cabinetry.  The executive office separates the master suite from the living area. The 6000 SF slate patio overlooks Custer State Park. The underground concrete garage is 2198 SF and is attached by a tunnel and solarium leading to the home. Barndominium –  68’X43’ one-of-a-kind  structure with a 1204 SF guest quarters and a 2924 SF stables with 5 stalls. The residence has 2 bedrooms and one bath. It was constructed in 1999 using native rock and a sod roof. Guest Home #1 – The Guest Home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, full kitchen, range/microwave/oven/refrigerator, dining area. It is a 1998 modular set on a foundation. The concrete pad has 2 full RV hookups. Guest Home #2 – This is a cabin style home constructed in 2000. It has 1120 SF on the main floor and is set on a full finished basement. Each floor has it’s own kitchen. The main floor has one bedroom and one bath and the lower level has 2 bedrooms and one bath. Steel Pole Building –  40’X80’ with a full concrete floor. The concrete apron in front is 80’X70” and was used as a helicopter pad. Recreation The Rafter R Ranch offers endless recreational possibilities for the outdoor enthusiast, both on the property and in the adjacent Custer Sate Park. Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and fishing in the summer combine with snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in the winter to create the perfect year-round retreat.  Wildlife: The ranch consists of several environments which support a very diverse collection of wildlife. The riparian corridor offers habitat for mule deer, elk, antelope, mountain lion and numerous other birds and smaller mammals.  Mule deer and pronghorn antelope browse the creek bottoms and forage the native grasses. During the fall and into the winter months, herds of elk can be found residing on the ranch for multiple days at a time. Water/Mineral Rights & Natural Resources All mineral rights appurtenant to the property owned by the seller will transfer with the real estate. Sellers make no representation regarding what mineral rights they presently own. Region & Climate  Custer State Park is famous for its bison herds, other wildlife, scenic drives, historic sites, visitor centers, fishing lakes, resorts, campgrounds and interpretive programs. In fact, it was named as one of the World’s Top Ten Wildlife Destinations for the array of wildlife within the park’s borders and for the unbelievable access visitors have to them. One of the nation’s largest state parks, just 15 miles from the city of Custer, South Dakota’s premier State Park comprises 71,000 acres. Custer State Park has been home to diverse cultural heritages for thousands of years and has provided an array of scenic beauty and outdoor recreation for visitors since the early 1900s. History  Broker Comments:  There are a few destination locations in the region where it is becoming increasingly challenging to find and acquire large acreage recreational properties. Rapid City and the surrounding area is an example of this. With its proximity to Rapid City and Custer State Park, The Rafter R Ranch represents an opportunity to purchase a substantial holding. The land is exceptionally scenic and very private, while adjacent to a state park and vast amounts of wilderness to access. The property is highly improved, there are numerous additional building sites, and the land is not encumbered with a conservation easement. Location The Rafter R Ranch is located south and West of Hermosa, South Dakota. Go south of Hermosa, South Dakota for 7 miles on Highway 79, then turn west on Cobb Road for 1 mile. The seller is making known to all potential purchasers that there may be variations between the deeded property lines and the location of the existing fence boundary lines on the subject property.  Seller makes no warranties about location of the fence lines in relationship to the deeded property lines, nor does the seller make any warranties or representations about specific acreage within the fenced property lines.  Seller is selling the property in an “as is” condition which includes the location of the fences as they exist. Boundaries shown on accompanying maps are approximate based on the legal description and may not indicate a survey.  Maps are not to scale and are for visual aid only.  Their accuracy is not guaranteed.


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Hayden Outdoors Real Estate
Hayden Outdoors Real Estate
Jeff Garrett
Jeff Garrett

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