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Home in Keystone
Chalet Mt Rushmore VIEWS Hot Tub
You’ll be amazed at the breath-taking view of Mt. Rushmore and the surrounding Black Hills from inside and out of this beautiful air-conditioned cabin situated amidst the quiet whispers of majestic pines in Keystone, SD. The location offers privacy along with comfort as you enjoy the large open deck with gas grill and fire pit, plenty of seating, private hot tub and lots of fresh air. Wrap-around deck with ample dining seating, guest parking and access to the Ramada Mt Rushmore indoor pool!
$203 per night
Home in Keystone
Views of Mt Rushmore, Private Hot Tub!
"The Jefferson" is a private cabin set in the pines where guests will be embraced by the natural beauty of the Black Hills. Centrally located, this home has easy access Hill City, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse and all the best Hills activities. Featuring 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 living areas, full kitchen, large wraparound deck, bbq grill, fire pit and patio. Both levels have views of Mt Rushmore! Enjoy the heated pool at Ramada or escape to your own private hot tub after a day of exploring.
$223 per night
Home in Keystone
Cozy, beautiful, and convenient
Welcome to Granite Point, your dream vacation home in Keystone! With an open floor plan, cozy fireplace, and state-of-the-art entertainment options like streaming TV and a soundbar, you can relax in style. And with a fully equipped kitchen and plenty of storage space, you'll feel right at home. Best of all, you can step outside to your own private patio and hot tub, where you can soak up the beautiful scenery and unwind after a long day of exploring. Book now and experience luxury living!
$257 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 house rentals

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Cabin on 20 acre horse ranch w/goats & mini donkey
$364 per night
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Hill City Get Away Black Hills SD
$382 per night
Home in Keystone
5 Miles from Mt- Rushmore! Keystone, South Dakota
$449 per night
Home in Custer
Bear Rock Bungalow-King bed & Queen air mattress
$223 per night
Home in Hill City
Heart of Black Hills Home by Mickelson Trail!
$245 per night
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New House Walking to Downtown
$399 per night
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Hill City Hideaway on the Mickelson Trail
$215 per night
Home in Custer
New modern home near Sylvan Lake.
$400 per night
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Hill City- Mickelson Trailhead- Bishop Mt. Rental
$266 per night
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Hills City Hideaway 12 Miles to Mt Rushmore!
$173 per night
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Dads 2 Bdr 1 Bath home Hill City 1 car garage
$221 per night
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Town View Villa walking distance to downtown!
$225 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.