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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.
- Jeep Rides
- Convenience stores
- Trail Rides
- 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!
Summer Creek Inn & Spa
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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We welcome you to either of our 4 or 5 bedroom fully furnished and well supplied rental houses. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised as these tastefully decorated vacation homes are not your basic cabin in the woods. These 2 well appointed homes have a lovely stone exterior and various stone features inside.
With all the comforts of home and the unique decor it will be a nice vacation experience for a family get together or a group of friends.
The four bedroom house and the 5 bedroom house can both accommodate 10-12 people.
With close access to hiking and biking trails and ATV riding. The centeral location of both houses is perfect for visiting all the main attractions in the Black Hills.
We also have several lodging rooms that can accommodate smaller groups of 2-4 People per room.
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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.
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.
Holly House Bed and Breakfast
The Holly House is located 2 miles North of Hill City - centrally located to all attractions in the Black Hills. Within minutes of Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial. We've been in business for 9 years and loving it.
We have 4 themed rooms and a nightly Christmas cabin rental out back by the stream - Our rooms are the Bridal Suite - Wildlife/Indian - Victorian - USA - all rooms have jetted tubs - tv's - fridges - WIFI - some have separate entrances and Spring Creek runs along our property so great for fishing - sitting out on the benches by the creek or taking a walk in the mountains or sitting on the large deck enjoying the wildlife. We're also within a 1/2 mile of 3 wineries. Great place for a family reunion or a small wedding.
The Holly House is best known for their Hearty - Delicious Breakfasts. In 2013 Dawna won the chili- cookoff in Hill City and she is known for her homemade chocolates. Homemade goodies in your room upon arrival and a very homey atmosphere. We cater to our guests to make your vacation the best ever....
We were written into a best selling novel - The Walk Series by Richard Paul Evans.
Our goal is that the guests want to come back, stay again with us and tell their friends. Toll free number 866-95-HOLLY
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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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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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.
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.
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!
Gold Pan Inn
2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom with Deck & Garage
Totally 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.
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
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.
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 and 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.
HAPPY TRAILS CABINS
Looking for Lodging in the Black Hills of South Dakota...
Head for the Black Hills and stay at Happy Trails Cabins in Silver City, where the pavement ends and the trails begin. Centrally located in the Black Hills, Silver City is completely surrounded by National Forest offering plenty of opportunity to enjoy the woods. Rapid Creek and Pactola Reservoir are a cast away, for those who love to fish and can't wait to get a line wet. Mountain bikers bring your bikes and hikers bring your walking shoes and we'll share with you the breath taking trails, available outside your doorstep. For you first-timers, our rustic cabins are convenient to most attractions. We are only a mountain or two away from Mount Rushmore, Historic Deadwood, Crazy Horse Memorial and only 23 miles west of Rapid City, if you have the urge to go to a big city!
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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.
Alexander's Slate Rock Ranch
Alexander's Slate Rock Ranch is a Black Hills working cattle ranch offering furnished cabins, microwaves and gas grills.
We have 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.