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South Dakota Vacation Rentals

Vacation Rental Homes, Condos, Cabins, Villas & Beach Houses in South Dakota from top rental companies and trusted homeowners.


The Midwestern state of South Dakota, nicknamed The Mount Rushmore State, is known for its great faces and great places. South Dakota is bordered to the east by Minnesota and Iowa, to the south by Nebraska, to the north my North Dakota, and to the west by Montana and Wyoming. Dissected by the Missouri River, the east and the west of the state have distinctly different landscapes, economies, and cultures. “East River” as it is known to residents, is known for its fertile soil and most of the state’s population. The Great Plains and the legendary Black Hills in the west drive an economy based on cattle ranching and tourism. With Mount Rushmore and the annual Sturgis Harley-Davidson motorcycle rally, the Black Hills have a wide variety of accommodations for your South Dakota vacation rental. Lined with more than 3,000 miles of shore, South Dakota’s Great Lakes in central and eastern South Dakota also have many great waterfront South Dakota vacation home rentals. South Dakota vacations are a great value and the varied landscape provides a wide variety of activities and types of vacation rentals to suit all budgets and interests.

West River: Black Hills and Badlands

 Completed in 1941, Mount Rushmore is an epic sculpture of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. The 60-foot high faces looking out over the Black Hills are a must see on your South Dakota vacation. Less than 20 miles away, the Crazy Horse Memorial, the world’s largest mountain carving is underway. Carved into the sacred Black Hills granite, the memorial to the legendary Lakota leader honors the culture and living heritage of North American Indians. The nine tribes of South Dakota welcome visitors to their reservations, For instance, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe welcomes guests on South Dakota vacations to hunt, golf, swim, hike, and camp along their gorgeous sparkling, blue lakes.

With lodging options including luxurious South Dakota resorts and comfortable South Dakota condo rentals, the Black Hills have a wide variety of options for your South Dakota vacation rental. With six national parks, more than 100 miles of scenic byways and wildlife, the Black Hills offers a myriad of outdoor activities for your family’s South Dakota vacation. Start your South Dakota vacation off by learning about South Dakota’s frontier heritage at Rapid City’s The Journey Museum. Then experience it first hand by trying to pan for riches at Big Thunder Gold Mine. Visit rough and tumble Deadwood in Black Hills National Forest during Wild Bill Hickok Days, watch an old fashioned shoot-out, and then relax at a nearby South Dakota rental condo. Getaway from it all on your next South Dakota vacation by renting a luxury log cabin set on its own wooded property just minutes from Custer State Park, great trout fishing and golfing.   

The Badlands are notorious for their quintessential cowboys and modern day rough riders so there are always plenty of fun and boisterous activities possible for your next South Dakota vacation. Invite your friends and reserve a South Dakota vacation house early for Sturgis’ annual Harley-Davidson motorcycle rally and events. Dare to try something new on your South Dakota vacation by rock climbing, horseback riding or, in the winter, snowmobiling, ice fishing or skiing. There are South Dakota condo rentals located right on the ski slopes and South Dakota house rentals lakeside. 

West River: Great Lakes & Sioux Falls

East of the Missouri River, your South Dakota vacation options include access to South Dakota’s Great Lakes, the Oahe, Sharpe, Francis Case, and Lewis and Clark reservoirs, and more than 100 lakes. Reserve a South Dakota house rental or cabin on Lewis and Clark Lake, for instance, and enjoy not only swimming, sailing, fishing, and boating, but also hiking, biking, tossing horseshoes, and bird watching. Your South Dakota vacation would not be complete with a trip to the home of famed author Laura Ingalls or seeing a world famous musician perform at the Corn Palace. A South Dakota resort along the Missouri River is another great option for sportsmen coming to enjoy pheasant hunting. In Sioux Falls, get a taste of the city on your South Dakota vacation in a gorgeous setting. The historic downtown area is set against a lush background and waterfall. Located close to the Minnesota and Iowa borders, Sioux Falls is South Dakota’s largest city and a great choice for your South Dakota vacation for shopping, museums, sporting events, and wineries.