Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Lead, SD 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 WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $110 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Lead. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Experience Lead with a cabin rental

The historic gold town of Lead is an off-the-beaten-path spot for cabins in South Dakota. Nestled in the Black Hills, Lead provides peace, quiet, and privacy on your trip. Plenty of attractions exist in the area, including the Sanford Lab & City Trolly Tour, the Black Hills Mining Museum, and the Historic Homestake Opera House. Outdoor attractions include sites such as the trailheads to Spearfish Canyon and other natural features in the Black Hills. With a cabin in Lead, you’ll have access to all the attractions, monuments, and parks of the Black Hills, but far enough away to unwind and relax.

Things to do

Mine history and cultural attractions in Lead

Gather your family and take a trip back in time by heading to the Black Hills Mining Museum. Here, you’ll be able to explore the old Homestake Mine and see the history of gold mining in the region. The kids can even pan for their own gold to take home as a souvenir. The Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center is just down the street and lets you glance down at the original deep ‘open cut’ area of the old mine. End the day with a concert at the Historic Homestake Opera House, which was originally built by the Homestake Gold Mine for entertainment.

Activities

Outdoor fun for the family in Lead

There are plenty of things to do in Lead, especially if you’re a fan of the outdoors. Visitors have a variety of hiking, biking, horseback riding, and walking opportunities thanks to the proximity of the George S. Mickelson Trail. At 109 miles long, this trail will ensure you never run out of scenery to admire. If you’re looking for Lead vacation rentals in the winter, you’ll have just as much fun strapping on your skis or hopping on your snowmobile and checking out one of the various resorts and lodges in the area.

Weather

Snowy winters make for outdoor fun in Lead

As one of the snowiest places in the United States, Lead lets you get your fill of winter sports. Lead snowfall rates reach an average of 158 inches each season, making it the perfect place to go snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, or snowmobiling. December through April are when the big snow starts falling. If warm and balmy weather is more your style, you’ll be pleased to know that June and July are also good times to look for Lead vacation rentals, as average temperatures make it up to 71 and 79 respectively.

Natural features

Lead has natural beauty and rocky features

The biggest defining feature of Lead is the large open cut area left behind from the city’s mining days. The regional terrain also features a number of meadows, granite landings, streams, and alpine forests. Beyond the limits of town is the lush and tranquil beauty of the Black Hills National Forest. Inside this vast expanse, you might spot elk, bison, pronghorn, marmots, and other wild creatures frolicking through the prairies. You can also get from Lead to Mt. Rushmore in just over an hour.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Lead

Fly into Rapid City, SD (RAP-Rapid City Regional), the closest airport, located 43.3 mi (69.6 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lead, SD?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 616 vacation rentals around Lead. From 373 cabin rentals to 544 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 Lead?

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

  • Terry Peak Ski Area: 376 vacation rentals
  • Homestake Gold Mine: 669 vacation rentals
  • Deer Mountain Ski Area: 669 vacation rentals
  • George S. Mickelson Trail: 675 vacation rentals
  • Historic Homestake Opera House: 667 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lead 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 Lead?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 373 Cabins in Lead. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lead include:

  • Houses: 544 rentals available
  • Lodges: 11 rentals available
  • Cottages: 372 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lead?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 113 vacation rentals with pool available in Lead. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.