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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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The Lodge at Hill City


308 W Deerfield Rd.
Hill City, SD, 57745 United States
Tel (605) 929-7057

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Your vacation begins with us!  Relax by the fire, spend a day at the lake, go for a hike, or visit one of the many Black Hills historic attractions. Whatever you look for in a vacation you will find it here.  The Lodge sleeps 8 comfortably.  Master BR with king bed; 2nd BR features bunk beds; 3rd BR with King Bed.  Beautiful views.  Spacious rooms to relax in; hot tub and deck.  Full kitchen and dining area, too!  Our pricing is based on 8-person stay. An additional $10.00 per person per night over the 8 person stay. Prices subject to change, please call 605-929-7057 for current rates.  




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. And BRAND NEW IN 2017:  PERKY PINES COFFEE CAFE in the Lobby of Pine Rest Cabins to start your day--serving espresso, latte, cappuccino, frappe, chai, tea and coffee and assorted treats.  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!



Trailside Park Resort


24024 Hwy 16/385
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.9079

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Trailside Park Resort

Black Hills Trailside Park Resort is a "First Class Destination," located within city limits of beautiful Hill City. Our resort has full hook-up, 50amp RV sites, tent sites on Spring Creek, CLEAN showers, and 9 NEW vacation cabins, which sleep 4-5 people.  The Mickelson Trail Luxury Suite is an apartment which sleeps 8, with full kitchen and separate bedroom. LINENS are provided. Within walking distance of downtown via the Mickelson Trail, this is an ideal place to stay. Mickelson Trail Adventures Bicycle rental and shuttle is located on the property.  

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Double Diamond Ranch


23818 Hwy 385
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.4560

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Double Diamond Ranch

The Double Diamond Ranch is a beautiful horse ranch close to Mt. Rushmore and Custer State Park. We have spectacular views, two creeks on our property, lots of wildlife and the local herd of bighorn sheep.  Our cabins and vacation homes can sleep from 2-14 guests  Our suites can sleep up to 6.  We have hot tubs, fireplaces, air conditioning, satellite tv, wifi, cell phone service, gas grills and washer/dryers.  Some of our accommodations have firepits and some are pet friendly.

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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.



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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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. 


Mickelson Trail Lodge


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

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Mickelson Trail Lodge

We offer lodging along the Mickelson Trail!

A perfect setting for family reunions, retreats, anniversaries or weddings with companion cabins available to accommodate up to 60 people.

Our new 2016 Lodge/vacation home sleeps up to 18 people; 6 bedrooms,  1/2 bathrooms, full size kitchen, massive wood-burng stone fireplace, roof-top hot tub and private swimming pool  *Free use of our 6-person side x side ATV.  See our website for details!

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



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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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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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.



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 meticulously 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.  Reserve online.  

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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 comprises five camping areas separated by Alpine meadows and shaded by large ponderosa pines. Choose a remote site, or camp close to the resort's 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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Mt. Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch


12620 Hwy 244PO Box 295
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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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 its 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.



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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Alexander's Slate Rock Ranch


11590 Gillette Prairie Rd.
Hill City, SD, 57745
605.574.4803
1-877-272-4989

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Alexander's Slate Rock Ranch

Alexander's Slate Rock Ranch is a Black Hills working cattle ranch offering furnished cabins, microwaves and gas grills.

With large and small cabins that are perfect for summer visitors, hunters, fishermen or snowmobilers.

Located in the beautiful Black Hills. We offer secluded private properties that can accommodate from 2 to 12 people. We do have a 3 night minimum. All properties are non-smoking and not pet friendly.

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Yak Ridge Cabins and Farmstead


24041 Cosmos Road
Rapid City, SD, 57702 USA
605 390-7627

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Yak Ridge Cabins and Farmstead

Yak Ridge cabins, custom built in 2015, are nestled in the heart of the Black Hills and offer rustic charm as well as modern amenities. Our studio and two-bedroom private cabins offer full kitchens, full baths, covered porches, and sleep 2 to 6. Enjoy beautiful mountain and meadow views, campfires, and wildlife on our 10-acre property. Our elevation of 5,000 feet provides for cool evenings and star-studded skies. Our cabins feature the work of local craftsmen and artisans. Vintage decor and quality furnishings provide rustic charm and comfortable surroundings for your stay in the Black Hills.

Centrally located to major attractions and only 5 miles from Mount Rushmore. Our cabins are less than a mile from Highway 16, offering the best of both worlds – easy access as well as peace and tranquility.  The adjacent Black Hills National Forest, offers miles of hiking and biking trails. Yak Ridge is only a short drive from Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Sheridan Lake, Pactola Reservoir, Mickelson Trail, 1880 Train, Bear Country, Reptile Gardens, caves, museums, and many other area attractions.   Guests are invited to schedule guided tours of our farmstead which is home to honey bees, chickens, and yes, even a small herd of Himalayan yaks.

5⭐️rated - Open Year Round

Please call or email for more information. We look forward to having you stay at Yak Ridge!



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!