Rapid City, SD, USA

Rapid City, SD, USA

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Where to stay around Rapid City, SD?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 113 vacation rentals near Rapid City. From 74 houses to 25 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rapid City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

You'll rapidly fall in love with Rapid City

Rapid City rests peacefully on the eastern slope of the Black Hills Mountain Range, and travelers use it as a comfortable home base for explorations into the mountains and regional parks. That's all well and good, but you'll be especially pleased to find that your Rapid City vacation rental is in one of the most picturesque, sophisticated, and fun-loving communities in the state. Peruse shops and restaurants, take the kids to manicured parks, and enjoy the well-preserved brick buildings downtown. Then sure, go crazy in the Black Hills. You've earned it.

There are just enough parks for all the presidents

No matter how rapid your walking, you likely won't have time to tour all six city parks in Rapid City. Some frame Rapid Creek as it runs through town and feature prime fishing spots. Others have swimming pools, gazebos, sandy volleyball courts, and tidy picnic areas. When you get hungry, stroll into downtown for a bite or a drink. If kids are in tow, they'll love looking for all 42 life-sized statues that make up the City of Presidents, one of the largest publicly owned displays on city streets.

Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, Lincoln, and Crazy Horse

Most visitors pick a Rapid City vacation rental because it's the ideal place from which to launch a wild west exploration. Mount Rushmore is just 30-minutes away by car, so you can enjoy a scenic drive as you get ready to meet four American heroes. For a glimpse of a fifth American hero, drive a bit further into the Black Hills National Forest and say hi to Crazy Horse, a powerful Lakota Indian whose likeness is still being carved into the rock face. Carving began in 1948, and you can observe construction before setting off on a wilderness hike.

Black Hill beauty in rain, shine, or snow

You can be happy with a Rapid City vacation rental at any time of year. The weather varies widely, but the Black Hills and babbling brooks make everything beautiful. Spring is sunny and cool with chilly nights. Late spring is the rainy season (which isn't saying much in this semi-arid climate), but bring your rain gear and be prepared. Summers are warm, with hot afternoons and cool nights, and fall temps are much like spring's, with first snowfall hitting around October. Winters are cold and snowy, so trade in your hiking boots for snowshoes and bundle up.

Bison, eagles, and more that'll make you feel majestic

Is it possible to be surrounded by too much breathtaking landscape? Too many photogenic animals? Hopefully, your answer is no. Just a few miles west of your Rapid City vacation rental is Custer State Park, 71,000 acres of terrain where bighorn sheep, antelope, and wild turkeys run free. If those critters aren't enough to exhaust your shutter finger, look for the roaming herd of 1,300 bison. Bear Butte State Park is an hour's drive north and particularly suited to bird watchers. Look for bald eagles, turkey vultures, prairie falcons, and owls.