South Dakota Vacation Rentals

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1500 ft² House
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Custer, West Custer Township, South Dakota
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$388
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740 ft² House
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Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota
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1190 ft² House
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Hot Springs, Northeast Fall River, South Dakota
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Rent a vacation accommodation in South Dakota: from $40 per night

from $155
1190 ft² House
4 2
Hot Springs, Northeast Fall River, South Dakota
4.8
"Excellent" 9 reviews
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from $120
1190 ft² Apartment
6 1
South Lawrence Unorganized Territory, Lawrence County, South Dakota
5.0
"Excellent" 30 reviews
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from $88
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4 1
Spearfish, North Lawrence, South Dakota
4.6
"Excellent" 5 reviews
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from $184
1260 ft² House
6 3
West Pennington, Pennington County, South Dakota
4.7
"Excellent" 13 reviews
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from $165
House
8 2
North Lawrence, Lawrence County, South Dakota
5.0
"Excellent" 3 reviews
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from $120
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Deadwood, Lawrence County, South Dakota
4.6
"Excellent" 598 reviews
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from $35
House
2 2
Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota
5.0
"Excellent" 1 review
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from $185
1190 ft² House
8 2
South Lawrence Unorganized Territory, Lawrence County, South Dakota
4.9
"Excellent" 25 reviews
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 Vacation homes with fishing spots nearby

from $125
House
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Hill City, West Pennington, South Dakota
5.0
"Excellent" 21 reviews
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from $100
190 ft² House
4 1
Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota
4.9
"Excellent" 12 reviews
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from $149
House
7 1
West Pennington, Pennington County, South Dakota
4.9
"Excellent" 14 reviews
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from $231
1190 ft² House
6 2
South Lawrence Unorganized Territory, Lawrence County, South Dakota
5.0
"Excellent" 50 reviews
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 Vacation rentals with a fireplace

from $175
590 ft² House
5 2
North Lawrence, Lawrence County, South Dakota
4.9
"Excellent" 12 reviews
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from $150
House
6 1
North Lawrence, Lawrence County, South Dakota
4.4
"Outstanding" 17 reviews
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from $182
740 ft² House
5 2
South Lawrence Unorganized Territory, Lawrence County, South Dakota
4.9
"Excellent" 37 reviews
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from $322
740 ft² House
6 2
Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota
5.0
"Excellent" 62 reviews
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 Apartments with a balcony or patio

from $168
1590 ft² Apartment
4 2
Spearfish, North Lawrence, South Dakota
4.8
"Excellent" 17 reviews
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from $353
1190 ft² House
6 2
Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota
4.8
"Excellent" 30 reviews
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from $101
330 ft² Apartment
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Northeast Fall River, Fall River County, South Dakota
4.7
"Excellent" 107 reviews
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from $132
420 ft² House
6 1
Mount Rushmore UT, Pennington County, South Dakota
4.9
"Excellent" 2 reviews
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Popular rental amenities in South Dakota

  • Kitchen (1,239)
  • Parking (1,199)
  • No smoking (1,146)
  • Microwave (1,099)
  • TV (1,068)
  • Internet (1,064)
  • Grill (985)
  • Washer (898)
  • AC (851)
  • No pets (768)
  • Dishwasher (663)
  • Fishing (657)

Price and Availability Index South Dakota

Vacation Rental Price Information in South Dakota

This graph displays average prices of the vacation rentals and holiday apartments located in South Dakota. South Dakota is more expensive in August (8/4 - 8/11), where prices are on average $366 a night. On the other hand, in October you will find the cheapest prices (10/6 - 10/13). Prices this week are on average $261 a night.

Rental Availability Information in South Dakota

Check how busy South Dakota is with our availability graph. The week with the least available rentals is in August (8/4 - 8/11), with only 55% of the rentals available. On the contrary, you will find the highest number of available rentals in a week of September (9/1 - 9/8).

The weather in South Dakota

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Above are the weather conditions for South Dakota. On average, the warmest month is July. No heat wave is expected in January, where minimum average temperatures usally hit a 14° low. May is the wettest month.

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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