Black Hills Area Information For Vacation Renters

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At Executive Lodging, we provide the best cabins and vacation rentals in Black Hills, South Dakota. If you interested in coming to our facilities, but not sure what you can do in the area? You’re in the right place.

We have plenty of suggestions for activities, trips, restaurants, shopping, and area information about Black Hills, so that you can start planning your next adventure today!


Take a look at a few of our favorite activities to do in Black Hills and the Badlands! There’s something for everyone here.

Take a trip to Mount Rushmore, and see the majestic beauty of this historical landmark. Or, if you love skiing and snowboarding, you can head to Terry Peak – with over 1,500 miles of snowboarding, skiing, and hiking trails, Terry Peak is one of the premier winter sports destinations in the entire country.

Other activities include biking on the Mickelson Trail, driving ATVs in the black hills, and hundreds of miles of gorgeous hiking trails.

Day Trips

Looking to have a great time all day – but get back to your cabin for some much-deserved R&R? There are plenty of great day-hiking trails and other destinations in the Black Hills area.

Jewel Cave is the third-longest cave in the world, and at the Jewel Cave National Monument, you can take a tour of the cave and hike around the area, and see a truly historic landmark! And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can check out Black Elk Peak!

A four-mile hike will take you to the top of the highest peak in the Black Hills, which will let you see all of the scenic beauty South Dakota has to offer!


There are plenty of fantastic restaurants in the Black Hills. If you’re craving a juicy burger, you can check out Lewie’s Burgers in Lead. Looking for something a bit more refined? Alpine Inn offers a fine European dining experience, and Legends Steakhouse dishes up delicious steaks in a low-key, friendly atmosphere.


While you’re not going to find a Macy’s or Saks 5th Avenue here, there are dozens of quirky and unique shops in the Black Hills that are sure to please – with plenty of shopping in Deadwood, Sturgis, and Rapid City!

Check out Candyland in Rapid City, and experience a full 8,400 sq. feet of candy at South Dakota’s largest candy store, enjoy some quirky local art at Dahl’s Chainsaw Art in Keystone, or stock up on your essentials (and pick up a few souvenirs) at the Iron Mountain Road Store.

Family-Friendly Activities

If you’re looking for family-friendly activities and special events, you’re in the right place! There’s always something for families to do in the Black Hills.

Kids always love riding bikes – and with easy access to the Mickelson Trail and rent a bike, you can pick up a few bikes and take a gorgeous bike tour of the area!

And if it’s the holiday season, there are special events like the 1880 Train Express, which your kids are sure to love.

Got an activity in mind that your kids can’t handle – or need a break? Northern Hills Alliance For Children offers daycare services for tourists!

Get All The Information You Need About What To Do In The Black Hills!

Whether you’re looking for hiking & biking trails, restaurants & retail, or special events, we’ve got all of the information you need to enjoy your time at Executive Lodging. So take a look at some of these activities today, and start planning your next vacation to Black Hills, South Dakota!