The Black Hills in South Dakota are an excellent alternative to crowded national parks for outdoor enthusiasts. You might also be familiar with the Black Hills region because it is the home of the iconic Mount Rushmore. The area offers unique adventures for all travelers, including hot air balloon rides, scenic hiking trails, and clear blue rivers for kayaking and canoeing.
One of the best ways to experience this beautiful region is by staying in a cabin, which is why we here at Road Affair have compiled a list of the best cabin rentals in the Black Hills, South Dakota. To ensure that you are getting the absolute crème de la crème, we only list rentals that are hosted by Airbnb superhosts. If you are unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts are rental owners with a track record of providing outstanding accommodation and hospitality to their guests.
A-Frame With a Hot Tub
First up on our list is this stunning Black Hills cabin outside of Lead, South Dakota.
This three-bedroom A-frame cabin boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and sleek modern features, creating a stylish and relaxing space. In the living room, guests can unwind on the large leather sectional sofa and stream their favorite shows and movies on the Smart TV. The full kitchen features gorgeous wooden cabinetry and is well stocked with all the cooking essentials, including a crockpot and a blender. The home is also well equipped for extended stays as it has a washer and dryer in the hallway.
There are two bedrooms downstairs, each with step-free access, a queen-size bed, and a built-in closet. The third bedroom is located in the loft and features a sectional sofa, two queen-size beds, a Smart TV, and a private balcony. In the loft’s en suite bathroom, there is a spacious glass walk-in shower. The second bathroom downstairs has a double vanity and a shower and tub.
Outside, guests can gather around the firepit for a good old-fashioned marshmallow roast or enjoy a relaxing soak in the private hot tub.
This beautiful two-bedroom rental cabin in the Black Hills is perfect for families or larger groups looking to enjoy nature.
This gorgeous cabin surrounded by 10 acres of forest features stunning walnut wood floors and wood-paneled walls, creating a rustic and warm feel. There are two structures on the property, a bunkhouse and the main house. The main house can sleep six people, and the bunkhouse can be rented separately for additional space for groups of up to 10. However, the bunkhouse is never rented out to others while guests are staying in the main house.
In the living room, guests can relax on the pullout couch and watch a movie on the 55-inch Smart TV. The living room doubles as the second bedroom and has a queen-size bed. A set of stairs leads downstairs to a laundry room and a half bathroom. The second bedroom is in the loft and has a queen-size bed.
In the great room, there is a leather couch near a woodstove where guests can curl up and read a book or take in views from the large picture window. The full kitchen has plenty of counter space for cooking, as well as spices and sugar for guests to use.
Cozy Cabin Near Terry Peak Ski Area
If you are looking for a Black Hills cabin rental near the slopes, this is the Airbnb for you.
This two-bedroom cabin is only 0.3 miles from Terry Peak Ski Area, about a minute drive or eight-minute walk. After a day of riding fresh powder, guests can return and enjoy a relaxing soak in the cabin’s private hot tub.
The interior of the cabin has a contemporary motif and features a BioFuel fireplace. There is no Wi-Fi in the home. However, board games, cable TV, and books are provided for entertainment. Both bedrooms come equipped with a queen-size bed and built-in closets for storage. There is a large sectional couch in the living room that can convert into a bed, making this rental suitable for up to five guests.
The full kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and a lovely breakfast bar facing a picture window overlooking the backyard. Beside the kitchen, there is a small desk and chair, perfect for anyone working remotely while on holiday. In the bathroom, there is a sleek black-tiled walk-in shower and complimentary toiletries for guests.
The cabin comes with parking for three vehicle spots.
Horse-Friendly Cabin on the Mickelson Trail
If you are looking for a Black Hills cabin with pastures for your horses so you can discover the mountain on horseback, this is the rental for you.
This Airbnb comes with access to pastures on the property, so horse lovers rest easy knowing their beloved pals have space to roam around. The home borders the Black Hills National Forest and Mickelson Trail, offering plenty of access to trails for hiking and riding right from the property.
The cabin was built from local ponderosa pine and decorated with rustic and contemporary furniture, creating a warm and relaxing space. In the kitchen, guests will find all the essentials, including a two-burner stovetop, a microwave, and a coffee maker. The living room has a small selection of books and a couch where guests can curl up and watch TV. In the master bedroom, there is a gorgeous log-framed queen-size bed. A sturdy wood ladder leads from the kitchen to the loft, where there is a double bed and a single bed.
Outside, there is an open area with a large patio dining table and grill. At night, guests can gather around the firepit and enjoy a glass of wine while stargazing.
Spacious Cabin With Games Room and Hot Tub
This is the ultimate Airbnb for families or large groups looking to rent a cabin in the Black Hills.
This four-bedroom home has been decorated with contemporary furnishings and modern features, creating a comfortable and stylish feel. The garage has been completely renovated into the ultimate games room and features a pool table, foosball, air hockey, darts, and a Smart TV. Upstairs in the living room, guests can cozy up beside the stone fireplace and watch a movie or read. The loft doubles as a second living area with a large sectional couch, a TV, and a selection of books and games. In the full kitchen, complimentary coffee is provided for both a Keurig coffee maker and a drip coffee maker.
The master bedroom features a king-size bed, a private balcony, and an en suite bathroom with a shower. In the second and third bedrooms, there is a queen-size bed and a picture window looking out to the surrounding forest. The fourth bedroom has two queen-size beds, making this rental suitable for up to 10 guests.
Outside, there is a luxurious seven-person hot tub, a kids playground, and a gas firepit. The home is also pet-friendly.
Big Elk Cabin
This pet-friendly Airbnb is perfect for small groups or families looking to bring their furry friends on vacation.
Inside, the home has a classic cabin feel with wood-paneled walls and nature-themed décor. In the living room, guests can unwind on one of the couches and watch TV or enjoy a cup of coffee. The full kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and is well stocked with the essentials, including a toaster, crockpot, and Keurig coffee maker. A two-person dining table where guests can enjoy a meal or play one of the many board games provided folds out to fit four.
Upstairs, there are two queen-size beds, a TV, and a private balcony. The second bedroom downstairs also has a queen-size bed and a TV.
After a day of hiking nearby trails, guests can return and enjoy a relaxing soak in the private hot tub outside. On the deck, there is a barbecue and a patio dining set.
This Black Hills cabin for rent is located five miles from the small town of Nemo, about five minutes from Wonderland Cave. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is just under an hour away.
Luxury Cabin Near Terry Peak Ski Resort
If you are on the hunt for a luxury cabin rental in the Black Hills that can accommodate up to eight guests, this is the Airbnb for you.
This stunning home has an open concept floor plan with 16-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and is decorated in a modern-rustic motif. A double-sided stone fireplace acts as the focal point of the space. In the living room, there are two leather couches where guests can unwind and watch TV. On the other side of the fireplace, there is a small sitting area with a large mural of a goat behind it. The full kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and a sizable island with a breakfast bar. In the loft, there is a futon bed, a bean bag chair, and a TV.
The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and an en suite bathroom with a gorgeous walk-in rain shower. The second bedroom features a queen-size bed and a rustic wall-to-wall wooden headboard. In the third bedroom, there are two sets of bunk beds.
After a day of hitting the slopes, guests can return and soak in the private hot tub or grill a meal on the barbecue.
Pet-Friendly Cabin in Silver City
This pet-friendly cabin is ideal for couples or solo travelers looking to be within walking distance of excellent fishing.
The home is located in Silver City, just 23 miles west of Rapid City. Rapid Creek, which is great for fishing, flows through the town, and Riley Hill Trailhead is only a 20-minute drive away.
The cabin was originally built in the 1950s for builders at the Pactola Reservoir dam. Inside, the home has a cozy feel and features a studio-style layout. In the full kitchen, guests will find everything they need to prepare a meal, including spices and cooking oils. There is no TV in the home, but superhosts Rita and Tally have stocked the shelves with plenty of books and board games for entertainment. In the living area, there is a loveseat and a lounge chair where guests can enjoy their morning coffee or relax with a good book. There is a comfortable queen-size bed in the bedroom area.
Outside, there is a small front porch with two chairs, perfect for enjoying a morning cup of joe. Guests also have access to a communal yard with a firepit.
Secluded Cabin Near Nemo
If you are looking for a cabin for rent in the Black Hills that offers the privacy and serenity of nature, this is for you.
This historic home boasts a lofted cathedral ceiling and wood furnishings that create a warm and welcoming feel. Guests can choose a book from the small library, sit in front of the large stone fireplace, and read or watch TV. The full kitchen has plenty of counter space to cook and comes stocked with spices and oils.
In the master bedroom, there is a comfortable queen-size bed, a reading chair, and an en suite bathroom. The second bedroom has a set of bunk beds, and in the loft there is a futon bed, making this rental suitable for up to six guests. There is also a games table and large picture windows looking out on the surrounding forest in the loft. Outside, guests can barbecue and enjoy views of Boxelder Creek Valley from the back porch rocking chair or lounge chairs.
This cabin rental is located 30 minutes from Rapid City, outside the small town of Nemo. Mount Rushmore National Monument is roughly an hour’s drive.
Spearfish Canyon Retreat
This is the perfect rental cabin in the Black Hills for families or small groups looking to unplug and unwind in nature.
This three-bedroom log cabin is situated on two acres of beautiful forested land with stunning mountain views. Inside, the home is decorated with contemporary-rustic furnishings and nature-themed décor. In the first and second bedrooms, there are comfortable queen-size beds. The third bedroom is located in the loft and features a queen-size bed, a queen-size futon, and a twin futon chair. The loft’s en suite bathroom has a tub and shower.
A gorgeous stone fireplace acts as the focal point in the living room, which boasts plenty of seating options. In the full kitchen, guests will find everything they need to cook and can enjoy their meals at the breakfast bar or dining table. The laundry room comes well stocked with detergents and cleaning supplies for those who want to do a load or two before heading home.
There is plenty of yard space for kids to play, and parents can relax on the back patio and grill lunch. Guests have access to a two-car garage, perfect for loading up the van on a cold winter’s day.
Modern Cabin Near Sheridan Lake
This modern three-bedroom cabin is the ideal rental for large groups or families.
The house can accommodate up to 10 guests, and the interior features high ceilings and modern furnishings. In the dining room, there is a six-person dining table and a desk for those looking to work remotely while on holiday. The full kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and complimentary snacks, coffee, and tea courtesy of superhost Joseph. In the living room, guests can unwind on one of the two sleeper sofas in front of the fireplace and access their favorite streaming services on the Smart TV. Joseph also provides complimentary detergent and dryer sheets in the laundry room.
The first and second bedrooms each feature a luxurious king-size bed and an en suite bathroom with a shower and tub. The third bedroom has two sets of bunk beds, one with a full-size bed.
Outside, guests can relax on the back deck and gather around the gas firepit. There is also a barbecue, perfect for afternoon cookouts.
Joseph has done a great job stocking the home with family-friendly amenities, like a high chair, children’s dinnerware, toys, and a crib.
Beautiful Log Cabin Near Lead
This stunning two-story log cabin is the perfect getaway for families or groups of up to eight.
The cabin is located eight miles from Deadwood and 15 minutes from Terry Peak Ski Area. There is a heated two-car garage, perfect for loading up skis and snowboards for a day on the slopes. After a day of hiking nearby trails, guests can return and enjoy a cocktail on the wrap-around porch or gather around the firepit and roast marshmallows.
Inside, the home has a classic log cabin feel with wooden furnishings and exposed wood beams, but it also has many modern features. In the dining room, guests can dine beside a large wood-burning fireplace that is framed with a mixture of logs and stone. The full kitchen features gorgeous wooden cabinetry and granite countertops, as well as stainless-steel appliances. In the living room, guests can unwind on leather reclining sofas and watch TV or enjoy an afternoon nap.
The master bedroom downstairs boasts a comfortable queen-size bed and an en suite bathroom with a whirlpool soaking tub and luxury walk-in shower. There are two bedrooms in the loft, one with two queen-size beds and the other with one queen-size bed.
Log Cabin With Views of Mount Rushmore
If you are looking for a Black Hills cabin rental with spectacular views, it doesn’t get more spectacular than this! This home has unparalleled views of the famous Mount Rushmore National Monument.
This five-star-rated Airbnb has the perfect balance of modern and vintage features, creating a cozy and comfortable space. In the living room, guests can relax on the massive sectional couch beside a gorgeous stone fireplace and watch TV or enjoy a morning cup of joe. The full kitchen is well stocked with all the essentials, including a microwave, a dishwasher, and a toaster. Guests can enjoy their meals at the eight-person dining table.
In the master bedroom, there is a king-size bed and an en suite bathroom with a luxurious glass walk-in shower and double vanity. The second and third bedrooms share an en suite bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower. There are two queen-size beds in the second bedroom, and in the third bedroom, there is a queen-size bed and a double bed.
Outside, guests can gather around the firepit and watch the stars shine above Mount Rushmore. The deck’s rocking chairs are the best spot to sit with a glass of wine and watch the sunset.
Luxury Cabin With a Hot Tub
If you are looking for one of the best cabin rentals in the Black Hills for large groups, this stunning Airbnb is for you.
The home can accommodate up to 15 guests and has been impeccably designed with luxury finishes and rustic hickory cabinets. In the living room, guests can unwind on stylish leather furniture in front of the stone fireplace and watch TV or read a book. The full kitchen boasts a large island with concrete countertops and a built-in wine cellar.
All four bedrooms have queen-size beds. In the upstairs hallway, there is a set of bunk beds. In the master bedroom’s en suite bathroom, there is a luxurious marble walk-in shower with a shower bench. In the basement, there is a small collection of board games, a games table, shuffleboard, a couch, and a TV. There is also a mudroom where guests can hang up their ski gear or store their snowmobile equipment.
Outside, guests can hang out on the back deck and enjoy a meal on the patio dining or use the barbecue. Under the deck, there is a private hot tub, perfect for unwinding after a day of adventuring.
Terry Peak Summit Retreat
This is the ideal rental for couples or large groups looking to rent a cabin close to Terry Peak Ski Area.
This four-bedroom home is the perfect romantic cabin in the Black Hills. Inside, pine hardwood floors and modern features create a relaxing and luxurious feel. The main living room features a leather reclining sofa, a gas fireplace, and a large flatscreen TV. There is plenty of counter space in the full kitchen for cooking for large groups, and guests can enjoy their meals at the gorgeous pinewood eight-person dining table under an antler chandelier.
Three of the bedrooms have comfortable queen-size beds. The fourth bedroom features a queen-size bed and a set of bunk beds. In the basement, there is a second living room where kids can gather and watch TV or play board games. There is also a foosball table and a walkout to the private hot tub.
Outside, superhosts Ed and Megan provide toboggans for kids to use on the hill in the backyard. There is a set of Adirondack chairs on the deck where guests can enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset over the surrounding mountains.
A vacation in a cabin rental is one of the best holidays to have. Not only do you get to reconnect with nature, you can also create lasting memories with loved ones and friends. We hope that one of these rentals has caught your eye, and you can start packing for your dream vacation to the Black Hills!