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Highlights Black Hills

  • Scenic drives
  • Historic downtown
  • Restaurants
  • Family-friendly attractions
  • Wildlife

Best Vacation Rentals in Black Hills

Guests agree: these stays are highly rated for location, cleanliness, and more.
Hill City, Mount Rushmore
Vacation Rental • 743 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(36 reviews)
Walk to downtown Hill City! Enjoy the Black Hills while staying in the Twilight Hills cabin, centrally located in Hill City, South Dakota. This cute remodeled cabin is a leisurely walk to downtown shops, the 1880 Train, the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research and Mickelson Trail. This property has been described by guests as private and peaceful as it is set back from the main street. This location is just a short drive to Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, wineries, Sheridan, Pactola and Deerfield lakes and much, much more. If relaxing is your plan, the cabin has a porch...
from $203 / night
Cheyenne Crossing, Black Hills
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
Welcome to Ten Sleep. It sits next to the creek and is considered a two person cabin. Ten Sleep is classified as a studio. It has a queen bed, bathroom with shower, kitchenette with stove, fridge and microwave, gas fireplace for heat, Broadband WIFI, all linens and utensils. This cabin also has a charcoal grill for some outside cooking. All you need to bring with you is clothing, food and shower supplies and Wickiup has the rest.We allow most dogs. They must be leashed while outside the cabins. If they are left alone and anxious they must be kenneled if there is any chance they will destroy...
from $165 / night
Mount Rushmore, Pennington County
Vacation Rental • 1798 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(57 reviews)
Our relaxing vacation nightly rental cabin is situated in the heart of the Black Hills located 1.2 miles North of Hill City, SD. This spacious cabin has a fully furnished kitchen, gas grill, hot tub, laundry, satellite TV, and Wifi. This vacation home provides its guests with a fully furnished home away from home.For sleeping arrangements, our family cabin provides two bedrooms with queen beds, a loft that contains a queen bed and the living room contains a convertible sofa that easily sleeps two.Our cabin provides easy access to Hill City & Mount Rushmore. An ideal vacation spot for fa...
from $190 / night

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Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Black Hills

$343for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
$413 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Black Hills

43%for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
53% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Black Hills

Discover incredible nature in South Dakota

Black Hills is one of the best outdoor vacation destinations in the state of South Dakota. The area boasts endless beauty in the form of pristine lakes, wildlife parks, prairies, thick forests, and miles of untouched nature. Enjoy scenic drives with spectacular mountain views as you spot buffalo, elk, bears, and wolves in the distance. It’s also the perfect place for history lovers with a handful of all-American historic sites and attractions to be discovered. Bring your family, your friends, or your significant other along for a memorable vacation in beautiful Black Hills.

Finding your perfect Black Hills vacation rental

Enjoy the ultimate Black Hills getaway in a vacation rental surrounded by forests and mountain views. Rentals in Black Hills boast a true all-American feeling, with wood exteriors and country-chic decor. You can stay close to nature without sacrificing modern comforts at Black Hills rentals, which are equipped with high-speed internet, air-conditioning, heating, and washer/dryers. Book a rental with a jacuzzi or a fireplace to stay extra cozy during the colder months. During the summer, you can opt for a rental with a private pool to splash around in. Oversized rentals are available for families and large groups, while couples can enjoy smaller properties. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.

Vacations in Black Hills

The area and getting around

Arriving in Black Hills

The closest major airport to Black Hills is Rapid City Regional Airport, which is served by a variety of airlines and direct flights. It takes around an hour to drive from the airport to Black Hills, which is 50 miles away. Car rentals are available at the airport and in Rapid City. It is highly recommended to rent a car during your stay.

Getting around Black Hills

Black Hills encompasses a massive area with a variety of natural features, making a private car absolutely necessary for getting around the area. Although the major points of interest are all located just a short driving distance away from each other, walking is not an option and public transportation is very limited. The many different scenic drives between attractions is one of the best parts of the Black Hills experience!

Travelers and activities

Black Hills for couples

Couples can enjoy a memorable and scenic drive along the 14-mile Wildlife Loop Road. Here you’re bound to see a variety of local wildlife including eagles, prairie dogs, antelope, bison, bighorn, and elk. Enjoy a date night at an upscale restaurant in nearby Rapid City. Juniper is a fine-dining restaurant serving creative, top-rated dishes in an atmospheric setting offering the ultimate date night ambience. Or, opt for a romantic dinner at The Wine Cellar, which serves beautiful plates of fresh farm-to-table style dishes.

Black Hills for families

Black Hills is brimming with fun, family-friendly activities. Visit the historic Adams House which was constructed in the 1890s. You can do a tour of the beautiful Queen Anne-style mansion, which was once regarded as the “grandest house west of the Mississippi.” Learn about the history of the house during a tour where you’ll see furnishings, artifacts, and household items that reflect the time period it was built. Families with children can enjoy a fun day at Storybrook Island, an amusement park held on 8.5-acres of land where kids can ride a train and a carousel, jump around in the bounce house, and more!

Black Hills was once the territory of the Western Sioux Tribe. The Cheyenne, Kiowa, Crow, and Arapho are some other Native American tribes who were believed to inhabit parts of this region as well.

Top 5 travel tips in Black Hills

1. Visit the iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial

A visit to this iconic All-American wonder is a must for any visitor in Black Hills. The massive carving of four famous US Presidents was completed in 1941 and is a true sight to behold! It is set in the mountains of Black Hills and surrounded by beautiful forest and mountain scenery.

2. Take a scenic drive along Iron Mountain Road

Enjoy a glimpse of the beauty of Black Hills as you drive along Iron Mountain Road. The route features several tunnels, bridges, and exceptionally beautiful viewpoints. The road connects Lake Sylvan to Mount Rushmore, meaning you can enjoy all 3 attractions in one trip! Drive here during the fall months when the foliage is in its peak for the best scenic views.

3. Drive through Bear Country USA

Drive the along the scenic 2-mile stretch of road through Bear Country USA. Here you can see a variety of animals thriving in their natural habitats from the safety of your vehicle. Popular wildlife sightings include elk, wolves, bears, buffalo, eagles, prairie dogs, and more!

4. Walk through Historic Old Town

Head to the nearby small-town of Deadwood to explore one of the prettiest Historic Old Town districts in America. The Main Street area boasts a variety of historic-style buildings which are home to boutique shops, museums, historic sites, art galleries, bars, eateries, and more! Spend a few hours exploring the town and grab some souvenirs to take back home with you at one of the many gift shops.

5. Visit the peaceful Sylvan Lake

This stunning lake is set inside of Custer State Park. You can enjoy a variety of activities at the lake, including swimming, hiking, paddleboarding, and kayaking. There’s a map which marks the many hiking trails within the park. Bring a cooler with drinks and snacks to enjoy at one of the picnic tables as you take in the beautiful scenery of the lake.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Black Hills

On average, what was the cost for vacation rentals in Black Hills last year?

At an average cost of $376 per night, Black Hills lies at the upper end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Black Hills?

Those who want to save as much as possible travel to Black Hills in April, May, or September, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $309, $321, and $352 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Black Hills?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Black Hills, the months that cost the most are, in order of highest to lowest, August, December and January, with average prices per night of $458, $428, and $396, respectively.

Is Black Hills a good location for a last-minute getaway?

It's worthwhile to be proactive in Black Hills as only 21% of the accommodations are available throughout the year, according to last year's data.

When are more vacation rentals available?

November, October and December are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that have the largest number of accommodations available, with an average availability of 42%, 35%, and 30%. However, even during these periods of time, when the availability is the highest, the average is just 35%. So it is still important you always book your vacation early Black Hills.

How many vacation rentals does Holidu have in Black Hills?

Our catalog features approximately 1,000 properties from 2 partners, giving you plenty of choices when searching for your next dream vacation rental!

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