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Heart of the Hills Vacation Homes


349 Main StreetPO Box 901
Hill City, South Dakota, 57745 USA
605.574.2250
800.493.7977

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Heart of the Hills Vacation Homes

We offer a variety of homes and cabins in the Heart of the Hills for your lodging needs. Most cabins are within 15 minutes to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, the 1880 Train, and Custer State Park.

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Mt Meadow Store & Campground


11321 Gillette Prairie Road
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.2636
866.524.2682

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Mt Meadow Store & Campground

Campground & Cabins right on the BHNF OHV and Snowmobile trails systems. Convenience store with fuel and full service restaurant. ATV and Side-by-Side rentals. 

Spring and Summer

Snowmobile rentals in the winter.

Located right across the road from Deerfield Lake



Mickelson Trail Lodge


12165 Ray Smith Dr.
Hill City, SD, 57745
605.574.4000

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Mickelson Trail Lodge

Opening May 1, 2017. All new, custom-built lodge. Four rooms have a private patio and kitchenette with microwave, mini refrigerator, and coffee maker. A six person suite is also available with a fully equipped kitchen, living area and patio. A wheelchair accessible room has a wheel-in shower. Common areas include a screened porch with 20’ cathedral ceiling, an inviting log covered patio featuring a mammoth wood burning fireplace, a private swimming pool (exclusively for the use of our guests), gardens, and a unique roof top hot tub with spectacular views of pine covered hills and the valley below.

A perfect setting for family reunions, retreats, anniversaries or weddings with companion cabins available to accommodate up to 60 people.Free 4-person ATV rental with your stay! (with certain restrictions)

Open year-round. Check out our website for additional information



Whispering Winds Cottages and Campsites


12720 S Highway 16
Rapid City, SD, 57702 USA
605.391.3534

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Whispering Winds Cottages and Campsites

Family owned and operated, our team has all you'll need. Clean comfortable rooms, spacious RV/tent sites and a meticulous kept shower-house. Free WiFi and firewood. Enjoy complimentary s'mores and swap stories around the campfire. Unwind with horseshoes, bean-bag-toss or on the playground. Minutes to Mount Rushmore. Join us, reconnect, unwind and fall in love again.

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Gold Pan Inn


174 Sluice Run Court
Hill City, SD,
605.574.0076

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Gold Pan Inn

2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom with Deck & Garage

otally renovated in April 2015, Gold Pan Inn is waiting for you!! Our home is wheelchair accessible with no stairs to climb. The comfy living room welcomes you to relax watching TV while the dining room is the perfect place for a couple/family dinner. An open concept allows you to cook in the fully furnished kitchen (dishes, pots & pans, a coffeemaker, and a blender) while the family plays games on the dining room table.

The master bedroom boasts a king-size bed and en-suite bath. The second bedroom has a queen bed with a full bath directly across the hall. Towels and bedding are all provided…all you need to bring is your clothes, food and personal items.

Our home is situated on Prospect Mountain which gives you a beautiful view of the 1880 Train from the deck while sipping your favorite glass of wine (did we mention there are 4 wineries to visit in Hill City?) A grill is available for your use.

Hill City is centrally located to all the major attractions in the Black Hills. Crazy Horse is only 8 minutes away; Mt. Rushmore is 15 minutes away. Custer State Park beckons with buffalo, elk, pronghorn, prairie dogs, and donkeys. If you are really lucky you will also see the mountain goats and the big horn sheep! You can rent ATV's just outside town or take a trail ride on a great little horse!

And, Hill City itself is a fabulous, quaint little town. You can visit unique shops (The Farmer's Daughter), peruse some of the finest art in the Black Hills (there are 4 art galleries), ride the 1880 Train, or come face-to-face with Stan…the T-Rex! And, of course, the restaurants are amazing!

Also available a couple blocks from our home is the Mickelson Trail where you can ride bikes (rentals available downtown), walk, run, or jog. The Trail is 109 miles through the middle of the Black Hills. Gorgeous!!

So come to the Black Hills…stay with us! You will be glad you did!

Call 605-574-0076 for details and availability!!

ADDED 4/25/2016: Included with your nightly rental is an admission pass to Custer State Park!

ATTN LARGE GROUPS: You may be able to book both #707759 & #512992 and accommodate 16 people. That gives you 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms!

NOTE: Sorry, reservations will not be accepted for families with children under the age of 10.

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Rafter J Bar Ranch & Campground


12325 Rafter J Rd.
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.2527
888.723.8375

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Rafter J Bar Ranch & Campground

The Rafter J Bar Ranch is comprised of five camping areas separated by alpine meadows and shaded by large ponderosa pines. Choose a remote site, or camp close to the resorts activity center. We offer electric, water and sewer sites along with many tent sites. Some sites have satellite TV hookups. Enjoy a crackling fire and quiet hours that begin at 10:00 P.M. There's also full-time camp security. Enjoy our swimming complex which features the addition of a hot tub. We are located adjacent to the George Mickelson Hiking & Biking Trail. Our resort is also surrounded by National Forest with endless opportunities to hike and bike. The Rafter J Bar Ranch is the perfect headquarters for Black Hills sightseeing, minutes away from Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State park and the 1880 Train.

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Newton Fork Ranch


12407 Deerfield Road
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.2220

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Newton Fork Ranch

We offer six intimate real log cabins for nightly or weekly rental year-round. Our cabins circle a peaceful meadow and are placed well back from the road.  Newton Fork Ranch will become your “home away from home;” your peaceful oasis from a world filled with time constraints and non-stop activity. Our fully furnished and well-equipped log cabins will afford you a welcome respite from a hectic life. An afternoon sitting on the deck watching wildlife or an evening spent by a warm fire will transport you to a far simpler and more tranquil time.

Each cabin features a full kitchen with range, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, cookware, dinnerware and utensils. Each also has a gas fireplace, gas barbeque, an old-fashioned claw-foot bathtub or rock shower, towels, bedding, and a porch with breathtaking views.  Five have lofts and comfortably sleep up to four people. Our sixth, which has a view of Harney Peak, is a two bedroom and can sleep up to eight. The cabins are placed a short distance apart to afford peace and tranquility. In addition to our six log cabins, we also offer accommodations in a unique and historical ranch house built in 1914.

We have a private access gate that opens directly onto the Mickelson trail.

PETS: Newton Fork Ranch welcomes guests traveling with their well-behaved pets. GUESTS TRAVELING WITH HORSES: we have two heavy-duty 12' x 12' paneled corrals available for a small rental fee. Located in a lovely aspen grove, there is also room for guests to erect their own electric fencing if preferred.  Call for details.

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Pine Rest Cabins


24063 South Highway 385
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.2416

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Pine Rest Cabins

Mountain ambiance with plenty of modern comforts makes Pine Rest Cabins  the perfect location for day trips anywhere in the Black Hills.  Less than 1 mile S. of Hill City.  Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer State Park all less than 20 minutes ,  Mickelson Trail access less than one mile.  OPEN ALL YEAR.  One and two bedroom furnished  cabins  include kitchenette, bathroom,  cable TV & DVD, Wi-Fi, some with fireplaces.  Hot tub and sauna, playground, hiking, grills and picnic tables. No Smoking. No pets.  Friendly family atmosphere awaits you -  welcome to the cabins in the Black Hills!



Derby Elk Resort


12446 Log Cabin Road
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.877.5544
Mobile 605.877.4171

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Derby Elk Resort

Amazing describes this resort perfectly! These log cabins provide a warm, relaxing 'Welcome Home' after a long day of seeing the sites and wildlife in the area.


The Washington Cabin provides room for 6 - queen downstairs with a full and 2 single beds in loft.


The Roosevelt Cabin provides room for 8 - queen downstairs with 2 full beds in loft, semi-private queen and partial bath in loft.

Fully furnished kitchens, gas fireplace, gas grill, hot tub, TV/DVD. Extra large playground (room to run!).  Come and enjoy your stay with us!



Mt. Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch


12620 Hwy 244
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.3410
1.800.562.8503

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Mt. Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch

Our family resort caters to vacations built on family fun with outdoor activities and exciting amenities for travelers of all ages. Our Black Hills lodging options feature a 62-bedroom lodge, 6 resort cabins with first-class amenities, 30 mountain cabins ranging from rustic to deluxe, and a Mt. Rushmore KOA campground with of western South Dakota campsites. Our KOA features many options for campers from shaded tent sites to deluxe RV sites.

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Hillside Country Cabins


13315 South Hwy 16
Rapid City, SD, 57702 USA
605.342.4121

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Hillside Country Cabins

Call us right away to secure your stay! We have 18 Cabins/Log homes or Executive Lodge to choose from. Book a vacation cabin that is comfortable, luxurious & very welcoming. Choose one that fits your need, for any event or gathering, whether large or small, or just to get away from daily grind. Family owned and operated, we enjoy seeing new people visiting the hills and making memories for generations to come. Choose your experience, from local events to hiking, biking, 4-wheeling & jeep trails, motorcycling, rock climbingand more. Great scenic views.  

Cabins accommodate from 2 to 10 people. The cabins have kitchenettes;  larger cabins have full-size kitchens. Full bathrooms, A/C, TV, kitchen utensils, charcoal grill, linens. On- site laundry and playground area. Just 6 miles to Mt. Rushmore, 4 miles to Keystone, and 12 miles to Hill City. 

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Custer State Park


13329 US Hwy 16A
Custer, SD, 57730 USA
605.255.4515

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Custer State Park

 

The clear mountain waters are inviting, and the open ranges are waiting to be discovered. Bring your family to Custer State Park, and let yourself run wild.

 

Custer State Park in the Black Hills encompasses 71,000 acres of spectacular terrain and an abundance of wildlife. Within the park, you'll discover a world of adventure!

The newly constructed Custer State Park Visitor Center is open to the public 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. MDT.

A herd of 1,300 bison roams freely throughout the park, often stopping traffic along the 18-mile Wildlife Loop Road. The herd is one of the largest publically-owned herds in the world.

Custer State Park boasts several scenic drives that explore the diversity of the area. From the granite spires of Needles Highway to the bison along WIldlife Loop Road.

The park includes lodges at Sylvan Lake, Legion Lake, Blue Bell and the State Game Lodge. Each resort has its own flavor, ranging from the stately Game Lodge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, to the mini dude ranch at Blue Bell.

Adventure awaits--including: 

 

  • Cabins
  • Jeep Rides
  • Convenience stores
  • Trail Rides
  • Restaurants
  • Chuckwagon Cookouts
  • Paddle boat, kayak and row boat rental
  • Fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, camping
  • Educational and naturalist programs....
  • ....and much more

Plan your stay with us today!

Park Headquarters

605.255.4515

Camping Reservations

1.800.710.2267
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Trails End Cabins & Motel


320 Park St.
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.4900

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Trails End Cabins & Motel

On a quiet street, just 2 blocks from downtown Hill City, we offer (3) deluxe motel rooms and (6) log cabins with varying amenities. We take pride in maintaining a super-clean property with new, comfortable beds, private baths, A/C, fully equipped kitchens and BBQ grills. Flat screen TV’s with cable, free wifi and a strong Verizon signal are available. You can dine on the patio, relax in our hot tub and share stories around the campfire. Affordable rates and a peaceful, friendly atmosphere awaits you at Trails End Cabins & Motel, in the heart of the Black Hills National Forest.



HAPPY TRAILS CABINS


9309 Main Street
Silver City, SD, 57702 USA
605.574.2177

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HAPPY TRAILS CABINS
Cabin rentals in quiet community of Silver City.  Close to Rapid Creek for fishing, hiking.  5 miles off Hwy 385 for getting out of the rat race.  1-2 bedroom cabins.  Fully equipped with kitchens and all the amenities.  For an old-fashioned family vacation (no TV, no phones).  Wi-fi available. 


Rustic Ridge Guest Cabins


12980 South Highway 16
Keystone, SD, 57751 USA
605.666.4848
1.800.889.0932

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Rustic Ridge Guest Cabins

Our cozy log cabins are located on 2.3 acres of natural Black Hills beauty.Each cabin has it's own unique mountain setting and is a cozy retreat with all the comforts of home. Our custom cabins are fully furnished, have kitchenettes, covered porch, satellite TV, Charcoal grill and picnic area and custom log accents. Each sleeps up to 6 comfortably. Located just minutes from many of the most popular Black Hills Attractions including Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial.



Creekside Country Resort


12647 S Hwy 16
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.2380
1.800.349.4145

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Creekside Country Resort

Please come and enjoy your stay with us!  Eight cozy cabins on a beautiful 8-acre meadow surrounded by a lazy creek await you. We are situated at the base of a mountain topped with towering Black HIlls Ponderosa Pines where you can relax and enjoy the views and pine-scented air. 

Just minutes from many major attractions & situated between Hill City and Keystone, we host a variety of great food at the Dairy Twist, (right here at the resort), lots of family entertainment in our outdoor Family Fun Zone with Mini Golf and much, much more.

We are less than 15 minutes from Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer State Park and within 5 to 20 minutes from Reptile Gardens, Bear Country, 1880 Train, Cosmos, Prairie Berry Winery, Circle B Chuck Wagon and Show, National Museum of Wood Carving, Geological Museum, Rushmore Cave, Independence Hall Museum, Old McDonalds Petting Zoo, Historic Keystone, Helicopter Rides, and many, many more  of the other Black Hills favorite attractions. It is just a nice day trip from here to Wall Drug Store and Badlands National Park, and Devils Tower.



Restmore Inn


24191 Hwy 385
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.2593

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Restmore Inn

Restmore Inn is a small cozy Inn with cute newly remodeled wildlife themed cabins and one historic 100+ year stagecoach stop.  Very convenient to all major attractions!  We are situated among pines trees, adjoining the U.S. forest land and located  2 miles South of Hill City.  All units are non-smoking and cabins with complete kitchens, fire pits, gas grill barbecues.  Affordable rooms with or without kitchenettes.  Pets are allowed in the motel rooms.  We have plenty of open space for all types of parking needs.  Explore the beauty and wildlife out back in the Black Hills National Forest which borders the property.  We have chipmunks, wild turkeys, deer, elk, etc., where you can hike up the hill to see their tracks.  Come explore our beautiful scenic area.  There is plenty of fun to be had for everyone!  Open all year.



High Country Guest Ranch


12138 Ray Smith Drive
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.9003

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High Country Guest Ranch

Spacious log vacation home and camping cabins await your arrival at the High Country Guest Ranch, your Black Hills vacation destination. Located four miles west of Hill City, this serene mountain setting is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Ranch activities include guided horseback rides, ATV rentals, heated outdoor pool, or hiking and biking on the Mickelson Trail. Summertime brings family-friendly entertainment and our popular wood-fire pizzas at the outoor Grille & Pub. For more information, go to HighCountryRanch.com or call 605-574-9003.



Mountain View Lodge & Cabins


12654 South Highway 16
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.2236

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Mountain View Lodge & Cabins

Enjoy your Black Hills vacation at our lodge and cabins within minutes to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park.  Ride on the Mickelson trail or kick back at Sheridan lake 2 miles away.  Rise in the morning with a "Get-you-started" breakfast, tour the area, then spend your cool mountain night on our covered deck, cookout on gas grills, take a dip in our pool, snuggle by a campfire, and enjoy scent of pine.   All rooms have microwave and fridge; we offer family suites, and units for groups up to 6.  Our cabins have full size kitchens and kitchenettes, with views of the pines.  Locally, family owned, we strive to provide clean, comfortable, budget friendly lodging.



Horse Creek Inn, Resort & Marina


23570 Hwy 385
Rapid City, SD, 57702
605.574.2120

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Horse Creek Inn, Resort & Marina

• Boat & Jet Ski rentals

• RV Resort

• Park Model RV Sales

• Cabin Rentals

We are transitioning to a park model RV Vacation Home Community.

And while you are with us....enjoy a great meal at our restaurant! 

SERVING THE BEST PRIME RIB & STEAKS IN THE BLACK HILLS !

Horse Creek Inn serves only the finest USDA Choice beef. We hand cut our steaks to guarantee quality. Our regular customers know that there is no better place to enjoy mouth -watering prime rib than at Horse Creek Inn. There is a reason why we’ve earned the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2013 and 2014 - come by and see for yourself!

Summer Hours (May 15 - Oct 15):  4pm to 9pm Daily

Winter Hours (Oct 16 - May 14): 4pm to 9pm Thursday through Sunday.

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