What can you do up in the Black Hills?

Where do we start? Many visitors come to see the area’s most popular attraction, Mt. Rushmore. This iconic American sight is something to behold, and deserves its status as a South Dakota treasure. Park leaders of Mt. Rushmore host many events, such as the Valentine’s Day get-together and the ranger talks series.

On the way back, they take a stop at the mining town of Deadwood. It’s coated in some mesmerizing history, giving you a glimpse into another world. Thousands collect in Deadwood for the big New Year’s Eve celebration every year. Others may find some awesome restaurants and sights in Sturgis during August for the grand annually motorcycle rally. There’s a reason why it is the most famous motorcycle event in the country.

Winter brings out the rally cries of Winterfest, while the holiday season of December gives visitors of all ages plenty of time to hang out with Santa at the Custer Parade in Deadwood. Don’t miss any of the epic mountainside events throughout the year. The Black Hills lights up and the top attractions get even a little better. You are never short on fun things in the Black Hills.

During all these family friendly activities Black Hills, you can stay at one of our Black Hills lodges. We offer all sorts of features so you can get the most out of the trip.

  • Couples specials and last minute deals
  • Close proximity to top local attractions
  • Gorgeous and rustic mountain-style cabin decor
  • Spacious grounds to enjoy the outdoors

Every rental is a little different, so be sure to review each one! All our Black Hills vacation rentals give you the best entry-point to South Dakota.

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Events In The Black Hills

2020 Events | 2021 Events Interested in catching a special event in the Black Hills? You’ve come to the right place! There are a variety of special events hosted year-round in the Black Hills and the Badlands – and from... Read more

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What You Need to Know About the Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival in Custer State Park

If you’re planning your vacation to South Dakota and looking for things to do near the Black Hills, you want to be aware of the Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival. This annual event at Custer State Park is one of... Read more


4 Reasons to Visit the Black Hills for a Thanksgiving Getaway

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Spooky Fall Events in the Black Hills

The Black Hills in the Fall is a destination like none other, with events and celebrations happening all season long. Of course, you can’t have an exciting fall without an awesome Halloween! Halloween in the Black Hills is great for... Read more


Everything You Need to Know about the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is one of the biggest rallies events in the country. It completes all the excitement and thrills of motorcycle culture in one massive event. The Sturgis Rally has come to define the sleepy village of Sturgis,... Read more

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Winter Events in the Black Hills

Want to live in a real winter wonderland? Forget about the fake snow and tropical paradise for the winter season. Consider taking a headfirst dive into the majestic foothills and mountains of South Dakota. There are inspiring and world-renowned attractions... Read more

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Things to Do for New Year’s Eve in the Black Hills

Rolling mountains and bold views, the Black Hills are nothing short of mesmerizing. New Year’s in the Black Hills can be an especially exciting time to see all the area has to offer. From ball drops to fireworks, there are... Read more


Black Hills Holiday Events

It is the holiday season and it’s time to celebrate another year of life and unwind a bit. After Thanksgiving the Black Hills gets the holiday spirit going. There is a charming magic in the mountains of South Dakota –... Read more


Sturgis in August

In 2018, the Sturgis Rally is August 3-12. We have amazing cabin rentals in close proximity to the main events in Sturgis. The Black Hills transform into a Motorcycle Vacationland during August. Come Stay with Executive Lodging when you go to... Read more

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New Years Eve in Deadwood

Ring in the New Year in Deadwood, South Dakota! If you are already planning on being in the Black Hills or are thinking about a last minute vacation, come see us in historic Deadwood for the Holidays and New Years.... Read more