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HAPPY TRAILS CABINS
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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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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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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
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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 tranquility of the area 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.
Newton Fork Ranch
We offer six intimate real log cabins and two historic ranch houses for nightly or weekly rental year-round. Our log cabins circle a picturesque 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 log 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 clawfoot 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 Black Elk Peak (formerly Harney Peak), is a two-bedroom and can sleep up to eight.
Our historic two-bedroom Grandma's Ranch House has a wood-burning fireplace, was built in 1914, and sleeps up to six. The famed Original Badger Clark cabin is "off-the-grid," sleeps two, is heated by a pot-bellied stove, and is for adventurous guests interested in South Dakota's first Poet Laureate and in turning back the clock to a by-gone era. All of our cabins are placed a short distance apart to afford peace and tranquility.
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.
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.
Backroads Inn & Cabins
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.
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.
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): 4 pm to 9 pm Daily
Winter Hours (Oct 16 - May 14): 4 pm to 9 pm Thursday through Sunday.
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
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 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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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.
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!
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!
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
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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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
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.