South Dakota Vacation Rentals

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Top Vacation Destinations in South Dakota

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Best Vacation Home Deals in South Dakota

-32%
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Black Hawk, Southwest Meade, South Dakota
from $200 $295
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5.0
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-39%
House ∙ 5 guests
Rapid City, Central Pennington, South Dakota
from $124 $202
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5.0
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-15%
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Custer, West Custer Township, South Dakota
from $330 $390
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4.5
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Compare and find a dreamlike accommodation from $36 per night by searching through the 3,769 options available in South Dakota. Every one of the offers from our partner websites are instantaneously compared on our website so you can save up to 35%.

Recommended Vacation Rentals in South Dakota

Find your perfect vacation rental in South Dakota: from $36 per night

House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Rapid City, Central Pennington, South Dakota
from $125
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4.8
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Sturgis, Southwest Meade, South Dakota
from $66
VRBO
4.0
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House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota
from $113
VRBO
4.7
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Nemo, South Lawrence Unorganized Territory, South Dakota
from $273
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5.0
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House ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Custer, West Custer Township, South Dakota
from $133
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5.0
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House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Hill City, West Pennington, South Dakota
from $219
VRBO
4.8
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Cottage ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Piedmont, Meade County, South Dakota
from $30
Airbnb
5.0
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House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Rapid City, Central Pennington, South Dakota
from $32
Airbnb
5.0
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Meckling, Meckling Township, South Dakota
from $35
Airbnb
5.0
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Vacation Rentals With Fireplaces

Fireplace
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Rapid City, Central Pennington, South Dakota
from $195
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4.5
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Fireplace
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Rapid City, Central Pennington, South Dakota
from $325
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5.0
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Fireplace
Lodge ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Rapid City, Central Pennington, South Dakota
from $96
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4.3
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Vacation Homes With Fishing Spots Nearby

Fishing
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Central City, Lawrence County, South Dakota
from $159
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4.8
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Fishing
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Rapid City, Central Pennington, South Dakota
from $228
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5.0
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Fishing
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Chester, Chester Township, South Dakota
from $259
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5.0
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Dog-Friendly Vacation Rentals

Pet-friendly
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Hot Springs, Northeast Fall River, South Dakota
from $142
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5.0
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Pet-friendly
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Sturgis, Southwest Meade, South Dakota
from $154
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5.0
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Pet-friendly
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Sturgis, Southwest Meade, South Dakota
from $52
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5.0
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Popular Rental Amenities in South Dakota

  • Kitchen (3,172)
  • TV (3,037)
  • Internet (2,911)
  • AC (2,682)
  • Washer (2,528)
  • Microwave (1,978)
  • No smoking (1,738)
  • Grill (1,688)
  • Parking (1,605)
  • Fireplace (1,545)
  • Dishwasher (1,140)
  • Pet allowed (1,134)
The above filters will help you find the perfect accommodation in South Dakota. HomeToGo's data shows that "internet" and "TVs" prove to be the most commonly offered features in South Dakota. Not as many properties in South Dakota are available if you want a rental with a balcony or a patio or if you want a rental with a jacuzzi as "Jacuzzis" and "balconies/patios" are not often available in this destination.

Price and Availability Index in South Dakota

Vacation Rental Price Information in South Dakota

In the above graph, you will find information on average prices of the vacation homes & apartments in South Dakota. The most expensive dates to travel to South Dakota are in July (7/27 - 8/3). The cheapest week to book a vacation rental is in September (9/14 - 9/21).

Rental Availability Information in South Dakota

Find out the percentage of available rentals in South Dakota with the graph above. It is harder to find an accommodation during a week of March (3/2 - 3/9), as 31% of the rentals are booked. The week with the highest percentage of available rentals is in August (8/24 - 8/31).

The Weather in South Dakota

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Accommodations in South Dakota

In South Dakota, nearly half of the 3,769 vacation accommodations are house rentals, which represent 46.19% of its properties. Additionally, these properties have a median size of 2,100 ft² as well as cost, on average, $330 a night. Moreover, if you are going in a group of 8, house rentals are the perfect accommodation type in South Dakota, as they usually welcome this exact group size. Vacationers who prefer something other than house rentals can also compare many hotel rooms, which are the second most popular accommodation option in South Dakota. The average size of hotel rooms in South Dakota is 360 ft², and the average price is $112 per night.

Wild and rugged views abound with a vacation rental in South Dakota

South Dakota vacation rentals take the form of lakefront cottages, wilderness cabins, city bungalows, and chic apartments.

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Weather & Climate

Sun, snow, and when to go

With four distinct seasons, guests in South Dakota vacation rentals can choose their favorite time of year to visit. Although the weather is typically sunny, breezy, and fair, South Dakota can experience extreme fluctuations. Due to a semi-arid continental climate, summer temperatures can reach over 100°F, while winter temperatures often drop below zero.

Local Attractions

Winter places, stone faces, and wide open spaces to explore

Seasons should be taken into account when you visit South Dakota. For vacationers who prefer a white winter, Great Bear Recreation Area near Sioux Falls is perfect for frosty activities. Snow tubing, snowboarding, and skiing are just some of the active pursuits available at Great Bear during the winter. For the remainder of the year, guests can hike, fish, and explore acres of wilderness.

Those visitors who enjoy snowmobiling, ice climbing, and ice fishing should head to the Rapid City, Spearfish, or Sundance areas.

No matter the time of year, the most famous place to visit in South Dakota is the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Larger than life, the carved faces of four U.S. presidents (Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt) gaze out at you from the rock. Mornings typically bring the best light for optimal views.

Consider basing yourself in Deadwood if you wish to visit the Black Hills. This town offers casinos, live entertainment, and fine dining. You might explore Custer State Park, considered one of the nation’s top ten state parks. Here, you can catch a glimpse of mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and bison. Activities include fly-fishing, hiking, and rock-climbing.

Drive northeast in the state to see prairies and glacial lakes such as Lake Thompson. Enjoy plenty of outdoor adventures here, including camping, fishing, and biking. In the central part of South Dakota, you’ll find the Missouri River region. With more than 3,000 miles of shoreline, it provides excellent fishing, kayaking, sailing, and swimming.

Local Events

Roundups, ribs, hot-rods, and parades

South Dakota offers visitors an opportunity to connect with the past, and one way to do this is through the annual Buffalo Roundup. Held in September at Custer State Park, wranglers corral more than 1,300 bison.

Four days in August brings car enthusiasts together in Deadwood. Concerts, a classic car competition, and hot-rod races are some of the events. For those visitors wanting to taste a bit of the West, head to Vermillion for Ribs, Rods & Rock n’ Roll. This annual State Barbeque Cook-off draws a crowd for a two-day event in September.

Many towns in South Dakota hold parades for major vacations. However, Sioux Falls has one of the best. The annual Parade of Lights in November features dazzling displays of lights and elaborately decorated floats.

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Things to See and Do in South Dakota

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