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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!
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.
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.
Come and see us as you explore the beautiful Black Hills!
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
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.
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.
Freedom Ridge Cabins
Backroads Inn & Cabins
The Lodge at Hill City
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.
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.
See photos on our website: hillcityvacation.com
Bavarian Inn, Black Hills
Located just north of Custer, the Bavarian Inn offers its guests a breathtaking pastoral setting. The crisp mountain air, the whispering of the Ponderosa pines, and the majesty of Buckhorn Mountain all exude local color. Bask in the sun from one of our spacious decks or encounter the areas tranquility from the balcony outside of your room.
Venture into the bordering territory to revel in the wonder of Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, the Needles Highway, Jewel Cave, Custer State Park, and the Mammoth Site. Relish in the aesthetic value of the Hills through a backwoods excursion. Bus tours leave our parking lot daily to points of interest. The Bavarian Inn, the perfect location for your extraordinary vacation.
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.