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10 Awesome Cabins & Hotels Near Mount Rushmore

It’s the ultimate summer road trip most Midwesterners take: Visiting Mount Rushmore. So, the question comes up each year – where should we stay near Mount Rushmore? Based on my experiences and that of my travel writing friends, I came up with a great list of recommendations. Whether you want a cabin or airbnb near the national monument, or you’re looking for the amenities of a hotel, you’ll find the perfect accommodations on this list.

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Best time to visit Mount Rushmore

Before we jump into hotels near Mount Rushmore, it’d be good to point out the ideal time to visit. Early fall, particularly September and October, are regarded as the best time to visit. It’s typically a dry time of year in that part of South Dakota, and it’s not as hot.

Besides the weather, fewer tourists mean there’s less demand for hotel rooms. And that typically means lower prices for reservations. Win-win. The summer months – June, July and August – is the peak season to visit the monument but it’s not the best time. Besides the crowds you’ll likely encounter, it’s also very hot in South Dakota that time of year.

From experience, if you’re planning a summer trip because that’s life with kids in school, just be sure to avoid going during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. It’s 10 days each August. I kid you not, my mom planned a trip for our family that timed out perfectly with the world’s largest motorcycle rally. It was kind of funny, now that I think of it, but I’m sure it was frustrating for my parents trying to park our big ol’ conversion van.

Related post: Rapid City is one of the largest cities near Mt. Rushmore. Add a day to your itinerary to explore the city, and include a few items on this list of fun things to do in Rapid City!

Awesome Places To Stay Near Mt. Rushmore

From lodges to glamping, the South Dakota towns near Mt. Rushmore offer a variety unique places to stay. Here are a few of the top recommended places to stay near the landmark!

Related post: Looking for more national parks with glamping options nearby? There are a few western parks on this off-the-beaten path in western U.S. list!

Planning a trip to see Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills of South Dakota? Here are recommended hotels, cabins and a glamping site near Mount Rushmore! Some are great for families, others are perfect for couples or large groups.

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Monday 26th of April 2021

i would like to visit yellowstone this fall can you give us any place to state in cabin our r favorites


Monday 26th of April 2021

Of the two cabins we stayed at in and near Yellowstone, our favorite was actually just outside of the south entrance - Headwaters is located at Flagg Ranch on the far north end of Grand Teton National Park. We stayed at Canyon Lodge & Cabins inside Yellowstone and it was OK, too, but I had to reserve that over a year in advance.

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