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 $142 per night, and lodges and cabins 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

A peaceful escape in Lead

Tucked into a corner of the Black Hills Mountains in South Dakota is the scenic town of Lead. Once a mining town, the city of Lead is better known today for its small-town vibe and vibrant natural features. Visitors interested in history can peruse the old Homestake Mine, while guests interested in science visit the Sanford Underground Research Facility. Those looking for Lead vacation rentals will find a peaceful atmosphere perfect for a weekend getaway with your friends, a romantic escape with your partner, or a family-friendly vacation.

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 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 591 vacation rentals around Lead. From 12 vacation lodge rentals to 364 cabin 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: 356 vacation rentals
  • Homestake Gold Mine: 635 vacation rentals
  • Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway: 596 vacation rentals
  • Deer Mountain Ski Area: 636 vacation rentals
  • George S. Mickelson Trail: 642 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 Lodges in Lead?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 12 Lodges in Lead. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lead include:

  • Cabins: 364 rentals available
  • Houses: 533 rentals available
  • Cottages: 364 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 109 vacation rentals with pool available in Lead. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.