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Cabin in Hill City
Hakuna Matata Cabin: Hot Tub, 11 Mi to Mt Rushmore
Nestled in Black Hills National Forest, this 3-bed, 2-bath cabin is the ideal family getaway. Nearby attractions like Storybook Island, Dinosaur Park, and lakes will please the kids, while parents will love the proximity to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial. Enjoy hiking and rock climbing each summer. During the winter, the location is great for hunting and ice fishing or visiting the winter recreation areas to cruise the crisp ski slopes or the 350 miles of manicured snowmobile trails.
$207 per night
Cabin in Keystone
The Dray Cabin - Hinterwood Inn & Cabins
The Dray Cabin is part of Hinterwood Inn & Cabins and sleeps a max of 6 people. Located 7 miles from Mt. Rushmore, it's centrally located to popular attractions and is surrounded by National Forest. Renovated in 2020, the cabin includes 900+ sq. ft., two bedrooms each with a queen bed, a queen-sized murphy bed in the living room, a covered porch, deck, fire pit, gas grill, a full kitchen, electric fireplace, modern decor, and more! Everything was custom built and designed by the owners.
$118 per night
Cabin in Hill City
Cabin Nestled in the Hills
Cottage #6 at Storm Mountain is a newer handcrafted log and rock cabin nestled in a beautiful meadow on Spring Creek. The cabin is situated right next to Spring Creek. Guests of this cottage will enjoy the creek frontage view right from the hot tub. The cabin features a full spacious kitchen with breakfast bar, loft, great room and patio with picnic table, Hot tub and barbecue grill. One king bed, 2 queen beds, sofa sleeper and futon (sleeps 6-8 comfortably).
$275 per night

Stay near Hill City's top sights

Photo of 1880 Train - Hill City Depot
1880 Train - Hill City Depot44 locals recommend
Photo of Alpine Inn
Alpine Inn135 locals recommend
Photo of Desperados
Desperados4 locals recommend
Photo of Hill City Café
Hill City Café5 locals recommend
Photo of Bumpin Buffalo Bar and Grill
Bumpin Buffalo Bar and Grill9 locals recommend
Photo of Chute Rooster
Chute Rooster11 locals recommend

Hill City vacation rentals

Home in Hill City
Hill City Hideaway on the Mickelson Trail
$106 per night
Home in Hill City
Cabin on 20 acre horse ranch w/goats
$178 per night
Cottage in Hill City
Mystic Road Cottage… -Peaceful -Private -Hot tub
$150 per night
Tiny home in Custer
Modern A-Frame Cabin Next to Custer State Park
$190 per night
Guest suite in Hill City
Pine Mountain Rest
$130 per night
Cabin in Keystone
NEW IN 2022! Quaint Cabin in Keystone
$94 per night
Cabin in Hill City
NEW! Mtn Getaway w/ Scenic View, 15 Mi to Rushmore
$171 per night
Cabin in Hill City
Cabin in the Black Hills ~ 10 Mi to Mt. Rushmore!
$130 per night
Rental unit in Keystone
The Sage - Hinterwood Inn & Cabins
$109 per night
Cabin in Custer
Secluded Black Hills Studio Cabin Near Crazy Horse
$149 per night
Tiny home in Custer
★Little Joy★Cathedral Spires View★BHBungalows #4★
$95 per night
Cabin in Rapid City
Hideaway on Bridge Lane
$92 per night

Your guide to Hill City

Welcome to Hill City

Parks and outdoor adventures surround the Black Hills’ second-oldest town. Its South Dakota showstoppers include the Crazy Horse Memorial, the planet’s largest mountain carving, to the southwest, and Mount Rushmore to the southeast: both within a 20-minute drive. Hill City also makes a good base for exploring Devils Tower, the spires of Custer State Park, and the otherworldly Badlands. And don’t forget the pristine prairie at Wind Cave National Park, blanketing one of the world’s longest, most complex cavern systems.

Hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and off-roading trails wind through the rocky slopes and gnarled ponderosa pines. For kid-friendly options, you can go boat or ice fishing on Sheridan Lake, or browse dinosaur bones at the Museum at Black Hills Institute. Meanwhile adults can soak up the art galleries, local wineries, and craft beer that bring cosmopolitan charm to this laid-back tourist hub.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Hill City?

Outdoor adventurers should look book one of the area’s cabins during summer for the most consistently warm temperatures. That said, fall offers smaller crowds and less rain, beating out spring on the shoulder-season front. Culture kicks off in May with the Black Hills Film Festival, followed by scrap metal and chainsaw creations at June’s Sculpture in the Hills Art Show. Treat your taste buds to local food and drinks with a side of live music at the Wine, Brew & BBQ festival in August. September brings the Quilt Show and Sale, great for original souvenirs. A holiday parade marks the start of Old Tyme Christmas in late November, and Holiday Express trains run on weekends throughout December.

What are the top things to do in Hill City?

1880 Train

The scenic, 3-hour round-trip journey runs between Hill City and Keystone from May to October. Replica steam locomotives pull visitors past old mines and Gold Rush hot spots within the forest landscape. Serious rail buffs should also make tracks for the South Dakota State Railroad Museum flanking the Hill City depot.

George S. Mickelson Trail

Hill City sits near the center of this 109-mile route connecting Deadwood in the northern Black Hills and Edgemont in the south. This gently sloping trail — usually less than a 4 percent grade — passes over old railroad bridges and through rock tunnels. Rent a bicycle, hop on horseback, or lace up your hiking boots to head in either direction. Summer trolley rides also open up this experience for visitors of all abilities.

Hill City Galleries

Experience the area’s natural beauty with a self-guided tour of Main Street’s creative side. Many of the galleries and boutiques feature Native and contemporary pieces made by locals. Think watercolor farm scenes and chainsaw carvings, not to mention a scrap-metal stallion made from farm and ranch tools. Its sculptor reports that flesh-and-blood horses occasionally whinny at it when they’re being trailered through town.