Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in South Dakota 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 $90 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

Mount Rushmore and rustic retreats in South Dakota

If you're seeking a rural retreat, then South Dakota, with its vast prairies and small towns, is ideal for a quiet break. Book South Dakota vacation rentals, such as log cabins or ski lodges, and enjoy being away from the modern world, surrounded by untouched forests and mountains. Visit Native American reservations, and learn all about the days of early settlers, with historic homes and impressive monuments across the state. Stop at Mount Rushmore for a photo op, and explore the Black Hills, with some of South Dakota's best-known sights.

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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 many vacation rentals are available around South Dakota?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,469 vacation rentals around South Dakota. From 644 cabin rentals to 1,227 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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Lead
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