Discover a selection of 463 vacation rentals in Rapid City, 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 swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $74 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Rapid City. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Travel to artsy Rapid City

The area's art galleries and monuments are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Rapid City. This cosmopolitan city is known for its ice skating, basketball games and horseback riding. Mount Rushmore and Mount Rushmore National Memorial are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Rapid City

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Rapid City has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Fort Hays Old West Town & Dinner Show (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Reptile Gardens (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Rushmore Tramway Adventures (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
  • Needles Highway (22.3 mi / 35.8 km)
  • Sylvan Lake (23.3 mi / 37.5 km)
  • Custer State Park Wildlife Loop Road (28.6 mi / 46 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Rapid City

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Rapid City is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mount Rushmore (18 mi / 29 km)
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial (18.1 mi / 29.1 km)
  • Dinosaur Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Black Hills Caverns (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Rushmore Cave (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
  • Sylvan Lake (23.3 mi / 37.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Rapid City

Fly into Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP), the closest airport, located 9.1 mi (14.7 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Rapid City?

Whether you're in search of a cozy retreat for you and your sweetie or somewhere roomy to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Rapid City. Here are a couple to get your inspiration flowing:

  • Around 20 miles from the center of Rapid City, it's difficult to beat "Available Year 'round Centrally Located A Perfect Place To Stay". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a TV and a stovetop.
  • Another great choice is "Beautiful Custom Timber Frame Cabin In Beautiful Spring Creek Canyon", which is around 7 miles from Rapid City. Offering 2 bedrooms, outdoor furniture and a toaster, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and content.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Rapid City vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Rapid City?

We've got an excellent selection of log cabins in Rapid City. Whether you're searching for a simple log cabin or something more upmarket, these retreats are designed to bring you in touch with nature. Here are a couple of popular options to consider:

  • Located in Colonial Pine Hills, "Beautiful Custom Log Cabin" perfectly blends outdoor fun and comfort. Make use of the amenities here, including a nearby casino and nearby museums.
  • Channel your inner Davy Crockett at "Idle Rest Log Cabin On The Creek". This log cabin in Rapid City will immerse you in the outdoors while offering comforts such as a balcony and games.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Rapid City?

We all deserve to slow down and take a break every now and then. If you're craving a couple of lazy mornings lounging around in bed with a coffee and a good book, we've got some fabulous weekend getaways in and near Rapid City. Here are two of our favorites:

  • Whisk yourself away to "American Pines Cabin, 5 Miles From Mt. Rushmore". Located about 17 miles to the southwest of Rapid City, this retreat has everything you need for a chilled out stay, including a kitchen and free WiFi.
  • "Timber Ridge Lodge, Hill City - 6 Bedrooms" is another superb option to consider. It's located 20 miles to the southwest of Rapid City and comes with a stovetop, a hair dryer and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Rapid City?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, perfectly suited for traveling sweethearts or solo stays. Spend your days getting to know your new surroundings and your nights kicking back in your cozy hideaway. These vacation rentals in or near Rapid City will tick all the boxes:

  • One of our favorite picks is "Quiet, Tranquil And Relaxing Setting. Centrally Located For Easy Day Trips". Lock in a few nights or longer at this popular abode and you'll have access to WiFi and towels.
  • Or, use "Beautiful Custom Log Cabin" as a base to explore the best attractions around you. This comfy home away from home offers an oven, a stovetop and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Rapid City?

Whether you're after a simple cabin or a house big enough to fit the family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Squeeze in a quick break at one of these retreats in or near Rapid City:

  • For an awesome weekend away, it's hard to go past "Quiet, Tranquil And Relaxing Setting. Centrally Located For Easy Day Trips". It's near the center of Rapid City, in addition to plenty of things to see and do.
  • Alternatively, book a couple of nights at "Authentic Log Cabin With Indoor Wood Fireplace". This comfy, centrally located property makes it easy to explore the area's sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Rapid City?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend together. If you'd like to spend a couple of relaxing evenings away with your honey, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Rapid City that will sweep you off your feet:

  • Put on some relaxing music and slow dance the nights away at "Available Year 'round Centrally Located A Perfect Place To Stay". Around 20 miles from Rapid City, this property has everything you need for a couple's weekend away, including winery tours and shopping facilities.
  • Otherwise, spend your mini break drinking wine and canoodling at "Beautiful Custom Timber Frame Cabin In Beautiful Spring Creek Canyon", around 7 miles from Rapid City. A fireplace and beauty services will help set the scene for romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Rapid City?

Big groups mean big fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll easily fit your entire crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Rapid City and get everyone together under the one roof:

  • Offering comfort, space and privacy, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "Timber Ridge Lodge, Hill City - 6 Bedrooms". Up to 20 people can stay at this escape which has 6 bedrooms, a kitchen and a firepit. This group favorite is around 20 miles to the southwest of Rapid City.
  • "Spacious Home - Centrally Located In The Black Hills" is another option that'll fit the whole gang. It's around 20 miles to the southwest of Rapid City, has 4 bedrooms and welcomes up to 12 guests. Mountain views and a water park are just a couple of things designed to make your group getaway more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Rapid City?

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when choosing where to spend your vacation, especially if you're traveling with kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Rapid City and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Pack your swimming gear and get away with your gang to "Quaint House With Enough Room For The Two And Four Legged Pals Exploring The Hills". There are plenty of other great amenities here, including a TV and a kitchen.
  • "3 Bedroom House Close To Downtown And The Hospital - Elm Ave" is the kind of place you go to escape the everyday and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its awesome pool. Towels and a dishwasher are also on hand to make your stay nice and comfy.

Rapid City has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 60 ºF to 80 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit! Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Rapid City vacation rental and plan your escape for any time of year.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Rapid City?

It's always more fun when you share wonderful times with the people closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family escape or reuniting with good friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that's perfect for you. Here are two of our best in and around Rapid City:

  • Get everyone together at "Timber Ridge Lodge, Hill City - 6 Bedrooms", which has 6 bedrooms sleeping up to 20 guests. This getaway is located 20 miles to the southwest of Rapid City and features amenities such as a stereo and on-site watersports.
  • Another great choice is "Spacious Home - Centrally Located In The Black Hills". This property is 20 miles southwest of Rapid City and comes with a living room, childrens activities and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 people, there's no need to leave anyone off your guest list.

If you want to sightsee, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to put on your itinerary. Watiki Water Park, Bear Country USA and Reptile Gardens are excellent places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Rapid City?

Escape the hustle and bustle and treat your loved ones to a vacation of a different sort. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Rapid City and get the camping experience — minus the tents and with all the creature comforts!

  • "Beautiful Custom Timber Frame Cabin In Beautiful Spring Creek Canyon" - This sought-after escape offers outdoor furniture and a garden and is around 7 miles to the southwest of the center of Rapid City.
  • "American Pines Cabin, 5 Miles From Mt. Rushmore" - This cabin is also ideal for a family getaway and is around 17 miles southwest of Rapid City. Offering a kitchen, a TV and more, it'll get everyone's seal of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Rapid City vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.