Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Keystone 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 kitchens and swimming pools. Prices start at $106 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Keystone. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Keystone – a gateway to the Black Hills

Brimming with pancake houses, fudge stores and Old West outfitters, Keystone lives up to its reputation as South Dakota's self-confessed capital of fun. For most travelers, Keystone is a gateway to Mount Rushmore, one of America's most iconic national monuments. It's also a hub for outdoor adventures in the rugged Black Hills region. Spend a few days exploring Keystone and you'll quickly appreciate why it continues to reign as one of America's top destinations for families, adventure seekers and patriots alike.

Things to do

Gaze up at Keystone's Mount Rushmore Memorial

No trip is complete without visiting the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, where you can gaze up at the chiseled faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Continue the theme at the National Presidential Wax Museum, where you can snap selfies with every president in US history. Yes, including Trump. Big Thunder Gold Mine spotlights Keystone's gold-mining roots. Whether you stumble across fool's gold or find the real thing, DIY panning is guaranteed to get the kids squealing with delight. Planning a family trip? Family-sized Keystone vacation rentals provide an ideal setting for making memories.

Activities

Soar over Keystone by hot air balloon

Nothing captures the heart of the Black Hills quite like Keystone. The main strip is lined with a mix of steak houses, candy stores and pizzerias. You'll also find tour operators to boot. You can cruise past bison herds in Custer State Park, hike in Black Hills National Forest and make a champagne toast as you soar over rolling farmland in a hot air balloon. Whether you're traveling as a family, a couple or flying solo, Keystone vacation rentals provide an ideal setting for South Dakota adventures.

Weather

Gear up for Keystone's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

With over 60 year-round attractions to explore, Black Hills is a true 4-season destination. Keystone crowds peak in summer, when vacationers flock to check out big-ticket attractions such as Mount Rushmore. Every year the monument attracts almost 3 million visitors. The Memorial Day to Labor Day stretch is especially busy with families. If you want to beat the summer rush, consider visiting in spring or fall. It's worth noting that, during the last week of August, Keystone fills up with Sturgis Motorcycle Rally pilgrims. Expect long beards, patched leathers and polished Harley Davidsons.

Natural features

Discover Keystone's Great Spirit landscape

Set in the heart of Pennington County, Keystone is part of an isolated mountain range known as the Black Hills. The region gets its name from the spruce and ponderosa pine forests that blanket the hillsides. From afar they look jet- black. The range is considered sacred by the Native American Sioux tribes, who believe it to be home to Wakan Tanka, aka the Great Spirit. If you love nature, Keystone vacation rentals put you within striking distance of iconic Midwest nature reserves, including Custer State Park, Black Hills National Forest and Badlands National Park.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Keystone

The nearest airport is in Rapid City, SD (RAP-Rapid City Regional), located 21 mi (33.8 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Keystone?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 545 vacation rentals around Keystone. From 219 cabin rentals to 246 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Keystone?

Take a look at that view! That's what you'll be exclaiming when you travel out to the hills and indulge in a fantastic high-altitude escape. Vrbo has 211 mountain rental options available. On the hunt for something a little different? See if any of our other properties tick your boxes. Our range here includes:

  • 96 rural vacation rentals.
  • 52 city-center vacation rentals.
  • 37 mountainside vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Keystone?

If you're looking for a home away from home this vacation, renting a whole house is a fantastic idea. You and your group will have the space you need for all manner of getaway activities. There are 233 houses currently on Vrbo. Prices start at $123 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather try one of the area's other lodging options, such as:

  • Cabin: 182 vacation homes. Prices start from $99 per night.
  • Hotel: 36 vacation homes. Prices start from $34 per night.
  • Cottage: 25 vacation homes. Prices start from $115 per night.

Can I stay in Keystone in a large group?

Sometimes it can be tough finding the time to relax with your family and close friends. A group trip is the perfect way to be reunited. If you were hoping to stay under the same roof, Vrbo has places for you. Currently, cabin vacation homes are the latest thing for large groups of visitors here, and you'll find 55 listed on our database. If you're wanting to stay with a large group, the rental options that can meet your needs include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we offer 266 vacation homes appropriate for that size. Book a night from just $107.
  • If you've got 8 in your group, you'll be happy to learn that there are 228 vacation homes that are suitable. You can book one for as little as $185 per night.
  • Looking for vacation rentals suitable for 10 guests? You'll be pleased to know we have 120 that will fit the bill. You can grab one for as little as $125 a night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your aunt, your cousin and all your besties to Keystone.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Keystone?

Vrbo has a selection of terrific cost-effective rentals. Treat your loved ones to a memorable evening out or extend your trip with the pennies leftover. You'll come across heaps of deals awaiting you in Rimrock. The average price in this awesome area is $292 a night, and you'll have as many as 3 rentals to select from.