Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in South Dakota, US that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $108 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in South Dakota. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Take in the natural beauty of South Dakota

Come and experience South Dakota and its museums, monuments and history. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the shopping, restaurants and casino gaming. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Things to do

Visit the Little House on the Prairie in South Dakota

Fans of the Little House on the Prairie books can get a taste of what life was like for settlers at the Ingalls Homestead. The home of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family in the late 19th century, the homestead has been restored, with plenty to explore, from the Ingalls rustic wooden home, to the old one-room school house. Enjoy a covered carriage ride just like the early settlers, or try some traditional crafts, such as making a corn dolly. With lots of costumed characters to teach you about prairie life, kids will love stepping back in time.


Iconic Mount Rushmore and South Dakota's Black Hills

A trip to South Dakota just isn't complete without visiting Mount Rushmore, part of a small mountain range known as the Black Hills, where you'll find many South Dakota vacation rentals. Park close by and wander down the avenue of flags, with the iconic limestone carving in the distance. There's a large viewing area where you can get the best view of the carvings, and take lots of family photos. Around 13 miles away, you'll find the Crazy Horse Memorial, a rock carving of the Native American leader that's still in progress, and will eventually be the world's largest sculpture.


Sunny South Dakota summers and snowy winters

South Dakota has 4 distinct seasons. Summer is the most popular time for booking South Dakota vacation rentals, with temperatures reaching up to 90 during the day, and a pleasant dry heat. However, there can sometimes be heatwaves that push the temperature to 100, which brings the occasional thunderstorm. Winter brings blizzards and below freezing temperatures, which is great if you're visiting one of the state's ski areas. The spring months bring flowers to the prairies and warm weather, making it ideal for hiking and enjoying the national parks.

Natural features

Vast prairies and mountain landscapes in South Dakota

Drive through South Dakota and you'll notice that a lot of the state has vast, flat prairies covered in flowers and greenery. Sparsely populated, the state has many Native American reservations, with large areas of unspoiled land and small settlements along the way. The west of the state is rockier, with the Black Hills mountain range rising from the flat plains, featuring a number of walking trails through the dense forest areas. Black Hills has a few lakes, some with beaches, where people bring their boats in summer for fishing and relaxing days on the water.

How to get there

Transportation to and around South Dakota

The nearest airport is in Pierre, SD (PIR-Pierre Regional), located 34.5 mi (55.5 km) from the city center.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in South Dakota?

Give these vacation properties a gold star! The following weekend retreats in South Dakota have all earned high praise from our delighted guests:

  • "Sibley Bell Tent 2 @evanscliff": This property in Hot Springs makes for a divine weekend getaway. Spend time exploring surrounding attractions like French Creek and Peter Norbeck Visitors Center, then slow down and enjoy your cozy digs. A barbecue grill and internet services are some amenities here.
  • "Cabin - At The Edge Of Solitude Where Stars Are Bright And The Air Is Fresh": Another great choice, this property in Custer features mountain views, a garden and more. French Creek and Wind Cave National Park Visitor Center are nearby when you want to get your fix of nature.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in South Dakota?

Easy to keep tidy and with everything you need at arm's reach, studio apartments are a fantastic option if you're traveling by yourself or as a couple. If you're searching for someplace small and comfy to call home while you're away, take a look at these studio apartments for rent in South Dakota:

  • "Your Oasis Is Waiting Glamping With All The Amenities. Cozy" is a cozy getaway Custer. You'll have plenty of amenities to take advantage of here, including a balcony and nearby birdwatching activities. When it's time to explore some of the nearby cultural sights, Art Alley and Black Hills Playhouse should be among them.
  • "Cabin - Family - Friendly, Very Private" in Nemo is another awesome option that comes with beach towels and outdoor furniture. Termesphere Gallery and Historic Homestake Opera House should be on your must-do list around these parts.

Can I find short term rentals in South Dakota?

With Vrbo's awesome range of short-term rentals in South Dakota, you're sure to find a property that's a perfect match. Whether you're on the lookout for somewhere to escape on your own or to spend time with the family, these options are difficult to beat:

  • "Sibley Bell Tent 2 @evanscliff" in Hot Springs is a perfect place for a short-term stay. It's only a short distance from the town center, so you can go out and explore all the best sights without having to travel too far.
  • "Cabin - At The Edge Of Solitude Where Stars Are Bright And The Air Is Fresh" also lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. Spend a couple of lazy days at this option in Custer and discover why it's a favorite among many visitors.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in South Dakota?

A romantic weekend getaway in South Dakota is sure to fan the flames of passion. Light some pretty candles, take your partner by the hand and get set to watch the sparks fly at one of these vacation rentals:

  • Catch up on quality time and cuddles at "Your Oasis Is Waiting Glamping With All The Amenities. Cozy" in Custer. A resort and a fireplace are some of the thoughtful touches on offer here.
  • Alternatively, book an amorous weekend break at "Available Year 'round Centrally Located A Perfect Place To Stay". Located in Black Hills National Forest, it offers winery tours, outdoor furniture and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in South Dakota?

If you're thinking about taking a getaway to remember, don't go alone; bring everyone along. You'll have more fun sharing the experience with your friends and family. These vacation rentals in South Dakota are ideal for large groups:

  • "Timber Ridge Lodge, Hill City - 6 Bedrooms": With 6 bedrooms, everyone can come along to this popular escape in Hill City. Mountain views and a firepit are among the amenities offered here.
  • "Spacious Home - Centrally Located In The Black Hills": You'll get your squad's nod of approval at this option in Hill City which comes with a garden, a kitchen and more. It has 4 bedrooms that will easily accommodate any large group.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in South Dakota?

If you're planning to host a big family vacation or a special event like a graduation in South Dakota, you won't have to worry about leaving anyone off the guest list. Vrbo has large vacation rentals that will fit all your favorite people. Here are a couple of examples:

  • "Apartment And Room Štefanija - 18051": With 13 bedrooms comfortably sleeping up to 30 people, you'll have more than enough space at this sizable property in Black Hills National Forest. Convenient amenities here include a kitchen and a fireplace.
  • "Incredible 4500 Sq. Ft. Cabin W": Situated in Lead, this option offers amenities like a fireplace and a swimming pool. It has 7 bedrooms and can comfortably sleep up to 30 guests.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in South Dakota?

Maybe you're planning a getaway to celebrate a special birthday, or reuniting with loved ones you haven't seen for ages. Whatever the reason, you'll likely want a lot of space. One of these large family vacation rentals in South Dakota might be exactly what you're after:

  • Located in Hill City, "Timber Ridge Lodge, Hill City - 6 Bedrooms" has 6 bedrooms and can sleep up to 20 of your nearest and dearest. Some handy amenities here include a living room and childrens activities.
  • "Shiprock Cabin - Modern 3 Bedroom 3. 5 Bathroom Cabin With Fire Table" in Nemo is another favorite with families. You'll be able to invite up to 8 guests to this escape which features 3 bedrooms, a dining table, a TV and more.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in South Dakota?

Stay in a South Dakota vacation home with an indoor pool and make every day a pool day. Invite the whole crew along to one of these stately rentals that come with this decadent touch:

  • Invite up to 14 of your friends to an epic stay at "Awesome Views And Seclusion". This Spearfish retreat features 4 bedrooms and a range of amenities besides an amazing indoor pool. A firepit and a garden are among them.
  • You'll be doing plenty of relaxing and socializing by the indoor pool at "Remodeled Fully Furnished Barefoot Resort Condo At Terry Peak" in Lead. With 3 bedrooms, up to 10 friends or family members can tag along at this sought-after getaway. It's packed with features to keep a big group occupied, including a fireplace and mountain views.

If you'd love more ideas and inspiration, check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to see our great selection of South Dakota vacation rentals.

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