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Our Favorite Cabin Rentals
(Rapid City)
Hillside Country Cabins                                                                                                 605-342-4121

Centrally located in the heart of the Black Hills near Mount Rushmore and Keystone South Dakota, Hillside Country Cabins provide comfortable and welcoming cabins for your Black Hills vacation.  With 18 beautifully crafted cabins, log homes and executive lodges to choose from, whether it will be for a large gathering event, family get together or a great getaway in the Black Hills, you will certainly find the cabin that best suits your needs. Certain cabins are even open year around!  All our historical cabins, log homes or our luxurious Silver Mountain Lodge are loaded with all the modern amenities, so you'll truly feel like you are living the cabin life.  As they say, "Location, Location, location"…  Well, we're in the perfect location for you to enjoy nearby attractions that include Mount Rushmore which is just 6 miles away. In addition, Sheridan Lake, Bear Country, Reptile Gardens are approximately 8 miles away and Rapid City and Hill City are only 14 miles away. Crazy Horse Memorial, SD Air & Space Museum, Mammoth Site and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally are also nearby!  At our properties, we provide a wonderful nature trail for you to enjoy, and there are many local events throughout the year for you to come and enjoy.  From hiking trails, 4-wheeling trails, motorcycling, rock climbing and the beautiful scenic views, there are many things to do in and around the area.  We truly enjoy seeing new visitors discover all that the Black Hills have to offer. Our cabin rentals are a big part of making your cabin experience here a truly life changing and a memorable one for years to come.  Call us at Hillside Country Cabins or check our web page out and then reserve your vacation cabin today.  Come discover and explore the wonders of the Black Hills... It's a beautiful day in the hills!  605-342-4121

Backroads Inn and Cabins                                                                                              605-519-9920

At Backroads Inn & Cabins, our goal is to create a peaceful mountain retreat where you can rejuvenate and spend quality time with others, and yet still be centrally located so you can enjoy all the major attractions that the Black Hills has to offer.  Originally an early 1900's mining camp, our 10 wonderfully restored cabins are filled with the modern comforts of full kitchens, gas grills and plush furniture, with the rustic flavor of custom designs and knotty pine walls.  Each cabin offers its own unique wonderful experience that will create a positive and memorable stay.  The surroundings are stunning, with tree covered hills and beautiful granite rocks... along with amazing wildlife. This remarkable landscape makes our cabins the perfect spot to take in the serenity and "feel" of the Black Hills.  Enjoy the heated pool or spend an evening around your own private fire pit- it's all there for you.  Spread out over 8 acres, our cabins are ideally situated to give our guests enough space to enjoy your privacy yet close enough for family gatherings.  And we're far enough off the main road that noise from cars is virtually non-existent.  Located in the fabled Echo Valley, which is the backside of Mount Rushmore, we are only minutes away from most of the major Black Hills attractions that visitors come to see.  Keystone is only 1.5 miles away which is home to dozens of restaurants and attractions, Mount Rushmore is 2.4 miles from your front door, Custer State Park is within a 30 minute drive and Rapid City is just 25 minutes down the road where dozens of options for shopping, dining and entertainment await you. We really have it all at Backroads Inn & Cabins:  The perfect location, an atmosphere that completely captures the magical ambience of the Black Hills, and the charming rustic flavor of our restored 1900's cabins that provide you with modern and comfortable accommodations... It just doesn't get better than this!  So call us at 605-519-9920 or click on the link below and reserve your Black Hills cabin(s) today, and then come enjoy all that the Black Hills have to offer!

Legends Log Cabin Suites                                                                                   605-578-2780

Welcome to Legends Romantic Suites near Deadwood, South Dakota, in the heart of the Black Hills.  A quiet haven for rest and relaxation, the Legends Suites provides its guests a perfect blend of privacy and convenience.  Four distinctive suites are offered, each being as unique as the Legend they represent. The Bordello Suite is a wonderful honeymoon or anniversary suite that captures the essence of the early brothels found in the Deadwood area back in the Old West days.   The Lakota Suite is a log cabin that allows guests to experience the proud Native American Heritage that is found throughout the Black Hills.  The smaller Oriental Suite features the presence of the early Chinese culture as it influenced early Deadwood, and the Aces & 8's Suite is a tribute to Deadwood's Wild Bill Hickok's last card hand, featuring a western, cowboy theme in this charming log cabin.  These romantic suites are designed for couples only, so we are unable to accommodate pets or children. The location of Legends Romantic Suites is ideal for your Black Hills vacation as it is located only a mile from Deadwood... which is in the heart of the Black Hills and is close to all the top Black Hills attractions.  Its perfect setting in a peaceful, quiet wooded area is ideal for any special occasion, vacation, or as simply a night away from the "hustle and bustle".  So for your  relaxing Black Hills get-away or special event, the Legends Romantic Suites are waiting for you just outside Deadwood, South Dakota.  Give us a call at 605-578-2780 or click on the link below and let our distinctive log cabin suites help make your Black Hills vacation, event or get-away a wonderfully positive and memorable experience that you will never forget.

Our Favorite Historic Deadwood Tour
Boot Hill Tours                                                                                                                     605-580-5231

Tour Historic Deadwood with us!  Since 1987 the ever-popular one hour Boot Hill Tours provide the absolute best tours of this legendary Old West town as you watch history come alive around every turn.  We'll take you through the historic streets of Deadwood, as well as up to Mount Moriah, which is one of the most famous Boot Hills in the nation.  This remarkable landmark is the final resting place of some of the roughest and toughest outlaws in the Old West, and you'll also get to see first hand where world famous legends such as Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane walked the streets of Deadwood before they were also laid to rest on Boot Hill. Owner Ron Pray is an expert on Deadwood history, and wrote the popular book "Main Street Deadwood", which tells of the rich history of this iconic Old West town.  Ron's informative and entertaining tours are narrated by expert guides who not only are exceptionally knowledgeable about the colorful history of Deadwood, but they'll present this amazing history in an extremely interesting and entertaining way.  And you'll also get to learn fascinating history that you won't find in the history books!  You will learn all about the local legends of Deadwood such as Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Jack McCall, Potato Creek Johnny and Sheriff Bullock. No visit to Deadwood would be complete without taking a ride back in time with Boot Hill Tours. In addition to thoroughly enjoying this extremely entertaining and interesting one hour tour, you'll actually save time and you'll never get lost!  Your Boot Hill Tour will undoubtedly be one of your all-time favorite experiences during your vacation in the Black Hills... So visit our website today to plan your time-traveling adventure with Boot Hill Tours, where Deadwood History comes alive!  Tickets are available at our booth next to the History and Information Train Depot at 3 Siever Street. Look for the Green and Tan Bus!   605-580-5231

Our Favorite Black Hills Tour Company
Black Hills Discovery Tours                                                                                                605-920-1020
Since 2001 Discovery Tours has provided Black Hills vacationers high quality and relaxing tours that are fully narrated in large comfortable air-conditioned vans.  We'll help you enjoy the beauty and history of the Black Hills without having to search for it, and we never allow more than 10 people per tour van so everyone can receive the personal attention they deserve. Operating under a Special Use Permit in the Black Hills National Forest, Black Hills Discovery Tours offer free pick-ups and drop-offs throughout most locations in the Black Hills, and all attraction fees on our group tours are included.  We'll even customize your tour to perfectly match your vacation!  Our Southern Black Hills Tour includes the Mount Rushmore Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Iron Mountain Road, Needles Highway, Sylvan Lake and Custer State Park. If you're up for a fun adventure, our Southern Black Hills Adventure Tour includes the 1880 Train Ride through breathtaking scenery, spending time in historic Hill City which is known as "Heart of the Hills", and lunch at the Circle B Ranch where you'll enjoy an authentic chuckwagon meal, a gunfight and a cowboy music show.  We wrap up the day at the dramatic Mount Rushmore Memorial Closing Ceremony. If you're interested in biking along the ever-popular Mickelson Trail, we also offer a Mickelson Trail Bike Shuttle (as well as the Centennial Trail)... and we'll even carry your bikes.  We also offer a shuttle service from the Rapid City Airport to Deadwood.  At Black Hills Discovery Tours, we not only provide the best tours in the Black Hills all year round, but also the most affordable. So give us a call and reserve your tour today. We can assure you it will be the highlight of your Black Hills vacation.  605-920-1020

Our Favorite Bed & Breakfasts

Medicine Creek Bed & Breakfast                                                                                      605-280-4098

Built in 2014 and overlooking the gorgeous Medicine Creek Valley, the Medicine Creek Bed & Breakfast is a fully furnished, open floor plan home that sleeps up to eight adults comfortably. Known as "Frenchy's Place", this stunning home provides two bedrooms and a loft with a twin bed and two full beds. The master bedroom suite has its own bathroom as well as one queen and one twin bed and its own exit. The second bedroom offers a queen bed and is connected to the main bathroom. We also provide a large hot tub that offers a tremendous view of the surrounding countryside.  Free Internet access is provided, and our fully stocked kitchen is well suited for a terrific breakfast... including coffee, juices, milk, cereals, oatmeal, bacon, eggs, pancake mix and more. Your host Alicia Authier may even be able to prepare your breakfast at an agreed-upon time and depending on her schedule.  Pets and/or smoking are not allowed. Located about 1.5 miles east of Vivian South Dakota with easy access from I-90 and Highway 248, our guests often enjoy pleasant walks through the open fields and along the creek, as well as driving along the dirt roads and trails.  So for a relaxing stay nestled in the gorgeous landscape of West (of the Missouri River) South Dakota, the Medicine Creek Bed and Breakfast is the perfect choice. As one of our guests recently commented, "Pictures and description cannot give a full impression of how gorgeous this home is.  We would truly love to come back and stay again (for longer). Highly recommend. Perfect". Give us a call today and make your reservation... you'll be very glad you did!  605-280-4098

Our Favorite Campgrounds / RV Parks
Custer's Gulch RV Park                                                                                                      800-531-5923

Welcome to Custer's Gulch RV Park where you can camp in the very same spot General Custer camped during his expedition to the Black Hills in 1874!  One of the newest RV parks in the Black Hills, Custer's Gulch RV Park has over 60 full service sites and is conveniently located near the west entrance to Custer State Park and less than 3 miles from Custer City.  Our ideal location provides our guests with easy access to all of the most popular tourist attractions in the Black Hills including Mount Rushmore, Wind Cave National Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mammoth Dig Site, Jewel Cave and much more.   At Custer's Gulch RV Park, we offer superb facilities including full RV hook-ups, free wi-fi wireless internet access, a clubhouse, a volleyball area and horseshoes.  And don't be surprised if you see elk, deer and other wildlife roaming the grounds of the RV park! Join us for fantastic camping activities such as hiking, biking, canoeing, golfing, fishing, wildlife viewing, ATV riding and scenic drives.  Our family-friendly RV park was chosen by "Big Rigs Best Bets" RV Guide since 2004, which is not only a tremendous honor, but this also tells our guests that they have chosen the right RV park for their Black Hills vacation.  So come and enjoy the beauty, the wonderful climate, the history and our outstanding facilities at Custer's Gulch RV Park, where your time with us will assuredly be among the highlights of your Black Hills vacation. 800-531-5923

Iron Horse Campground                                                                                                     877-700-4766

Established in 1998, Iron Horse Campground is THE place to camp at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.  We have all the amenities you need to make the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally a truly enjoyable event.  Our campground provides a semi-quiet atmosphere, flush toilets, lots of picnic tables, hot showers, wifi availability, RV no-hookup sites, RV sites with 30 amp electric and water, full hookup RV sites with 20/30/50 amp electric, with all full hookup sites being pull thrus.  An RV dump and watering station is provided as well.  Our tent camping includes individual hot showers and flush toilets, some electric, general store, picnic tables, laundromat, wifi and more.  Close to everything, we have a fantastic party every night of the Rally with live bands, great food at our restaurant and a happy hour from 5 to 7 pm nightly, and always plenty of cold beer.  We also provide a convenience store, and the DaBus Shuttle Service is a great way to get to and from Downtown Sturgis.  Located between the Drag Strip and Bear Butte on Highway 79, we are in the ideal location for enjoying the Rally.   Being only 4.5 miles from the famous Sturgis Main Street, we're close to the Broken Spoke Saloon and Buffalo Chip. Since 1998, we've been "hell bent" on providing Rally enthusiasts "The Place to Camp at the Rally", and we are committed to making your experience at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally a fun and enjoyable one!  877-700-4766

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Our Favorite Vacation Planners
Wild West Vacations & Travel                                                                                            888-237-9378
We are a small family owned company, with over a decade of experience in the travel planning business. Our mission at Wild West Vacations and Travel is to provide our clients with the highest level of service possible. We will strive to create positive lifelong memories that reflect and maintain the beauty of our favorite parts of this country, while making every effort to limit the costs and stress to our clients. We have a strong understanding of the stress involved in travel plans and from our experiences we have created a stress-free way of sending you throughout the Wild West.  Whether it be panning for gold in a stream bed, getting up close and personal with the rocky mountains on a trail ride, or enjoying an authentic chuck wagon cookout, Wild West Vacations and Travel vacations offer a step back in time and a glimpse of pure untamed natural beauty. If you want to dig in the dust for dinosaur bones, get soaked on a white water trip or simply relax on the front porch of a secluded log cabin, our one-on-one personalization allows us to customize vacations to your tastes.  What we have seen and grown to love in our part of the country is what we want to share with you. Our deep passion and joy of travel is reflected in our profound knowledge of all destinations, professional and friendly service, distinctive accommodations, new and exciting adventures, attention to detail, and in-depth trip planning.  888-237-9378

Our Favorite RV Rental Company
Campervan North America, LLC                                                                                         208-712-8100

Explore the Great American West in style from the comfort of our beautifully customized campervans from Campervan North America.  We are the "green alternative" to typical RV rentals, so you can forget about the gas guzzlers!  With our fuel efficient, easy to drive campervans, you can go camping in luxury without the expense. Not only are they more fuel efficient and easier to drive, but our campervans are less expensive than standard RV rentals, easier to park, can go places RV's can't, and are much easier to set-up for camping. And think of the lodging expense you'll be saving with your campervan!   We offer your choice of four different models of European designed campervans.  Choose from the Edelweiss, which is a great alternative to a car rental that provides a new twist in car camping, to the high-roofed Treasure Chaser, or the larger Two4theRoad and Clanhauler campervans, which both have kitchen and bathroom facilities. Our headquarters are located in Bozeman Montana, as well as Las Vegas, Nevada and Austin Texas.  And right now we are offering some great specials on one-way trips using any of our three locations...including waving the one-way fee!  Our Bozeman, Montana office provides super-easy access to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, and is conveniently located near the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. Campervan North America is the perfect choice for your next vacation to the Great American West, so give us a call at 208-712-8100 or visit our website for all the details by clicking the link below.

Our Favorite Auto Show
Pioneer Auto Show                                                                                                               605-669-2691

The family owned and operated World Famous Pioneer Auto Show in Murdo, South Dakota has been a family favorite since 1954.  As seen on the popular TV show “American Pickers”, our vintage car exhibit includes more than 250 antique, classic and muscle cars.  We also have motorcycles, trucks and tractors, as well as strange, unique and downright bizarre collectibles that we keep adding to our auto collection that you just can't find anywhere else.  Enjoy the different variety of energy cars, ranging from solar, electric  and steam, all on display at the museum.  There is over 4,500 square feet of collectibles for you to enjoy...  Everything from lunch pails to nickelodeons, it's all here!  We are also home to an authentic Prairie Town where you can enjoy a self-guided tour through a turn of the century Midwestern town, complete with a bank, general store,  railroad depot, church, camera shop, school, butcher shop, and more.  And don't forget to have the kids follow the clues on our "Kids Treasure Hunt Map" to win a fun prize!  Our Gift Shop offers car signs, T-shirts, South Dakota-made items and much more as we have something for everyone.  Our WNAX Gas Station and the Covered Wagon Cafe’ have burgers, ice cream and daily specials.  Since 1954, and heading into their third generation of ownership, the Geisler Family is proud to provide South Dakota travelers with the legendary Pioneer Auto Show and Prairie Town, The Geisler Family is also extremely proud of being a big part of the fascinating history of South Dakota, where they bring much of it to life for you and your family!  We’re conveniently located off Interstate 90 at exit 192, so stop in on your way to wherever your travels take you. You'll be glad you did as it will become one of the highlights of your journey!


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