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Destination guide

Reconnect with nature in Hill City

Surrounded by national forests and mountainside monuments, Hill City promises a whirlwind of outdoor adventures. It's considered a gateway to the Black Hills, a small range rising from the wild expanses of the Great Plains. It's an iconic region known for its midnight-hued ponderosa pines. Want to reconnect with nature in South Dakota? From creekside cottages to secluded log cabins, Hill City vacation rentals provide an off-grid setting for family getaways, romantic retreats and rustic weddings.

Things to do

Gaze up at Hill City's Crazy Horse Memorial

Towering at 563 feet tall, the Crazy Horse Memorial pays tribute to a beloved Sioux leader. It's a work in progress, begun by Boston-born sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski back in 1948. Break up a day of sightseeing with lunch at Prairie Berry Winery, a hilltop vineyard with sweeping views over the Black Hills. You'll swoon over award-winning South Dakota wines crafted from cranberries, buffaloberries, wild plums, rhubarb and other local fruits. traveling with kids? Why not try your luck at Wade's Gold Mill? Whether you stumble across fool's gold or the real deal, it's guaranteed to get the little ones smiling.

Activities

Outdoor adventures in Hill City

Get your bearings with a stroll along the Wild West-inspired main street. Enjoy a plate of sticky ribs, peer into vintage candy stores and try on cowboy hats at the strip's Western outfitters. Craving a dose of fresh air? Hill City vacation rentals provide an ideal setting for Great Plains adventures. You can hike in Black Hills National Forest, spot shaggy bison herds in Custer State Park and soar over rolling farmland in a hot air balloon. Throw in cave exploring, rock climbing and world-class fishing, and Hill City earns a spot as one of South Dakota's top outdoor destinations.

Weather

Gear up for Hill City's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

With over 60 year-round attractions, the Black Hills region lends itself to every season. Hill City crowds soar in the summer, when families descend on attractions such as the Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills National Forest. If you want to beat the crowds, consider avoiding the Memorial Day to Labor Day stretch. It's worth noting that during the last week of August, Hill City fills up with Sturgis Motorcycle Rally pilgrims. Expect beards, leathers and gleaming Harley Davidsons.

Natural features

Hill City – a gateway to the Great Plains

Hill City is a gateway to the Great Plains. It sits in the heart of the Black Hills, an isolated mountain range that rises up from an expanse of prairie grasslands. The lands are held sacred by the native Sioux population, who believe that the mountains are a medium for communicating with Wakan Tanka, or the Great Spirit. As you explore the region, you'll find yourself engulfed in a blanket of blue spruce and ponderosa pine forests. A string of national parks and forests make it easy to discover the region's winding canyons, rugged peaks and hidden caves.

How to get there

How to get to and around Hill City

The nearest airport is in Rapid City, SD (RAP-Rapid City Regional), located 26.9 mi (43.2 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Hill City, SD?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 405 vacation rentals around Hill City. From 225 cabin rentals to 137 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Hill City?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Hill City. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Naked Winery: 509 vacation rentals
  • Twisted Pine Winery: 471 vacation rentals
  • Sonja's: 471 vacation rentals
  • 1880 Train: 446 vacation rentals
  • Museum @ Black Hills Institute: 471 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hill City listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Hill City?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 225 Cabins in Hill City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Hill City include:

  • Houses: 137 rentals available
  • Cottages: 225 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 225 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Hill City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 15 vacation rentals with pool available in Hill City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.