Family Friendly

Between the epic attractions and the rich history, the Black Hills is easily one of the most impressive vacation destinations in the country for nature-lovers of all ages.

Whether old or young, the Black Hills has all sorts of fun things to do and see. We start with the area’s most popular sight- Mt. Rushmore. The kids will love seeing this testament to American history. It is the perfect picture moment.

No one can miss out on the peculiar and mesmerizing town of Deadwood. Get a look at the extensive mining history of this pivotal American sight. Take a stopover in Sturgis for the day and see Old Fort Meade or the Motorcycle Museum.

Enjoy all the many family friendly activities in the Black Hills, including swimming, sight-seeing, and, of course, fishing!

There’s no shortage of natural sights and iconic landmark destinations. So where do you stay?.

We have multi-room vacation rentals near the Black Hills for you to get the most out of South Dakota. We make sure you have a mountainside playground to call home for as long as you decide to stay.

  • Flexible accommodations for extended stays
  • Close proximity to Deadwood, Spearfish Canyon, Sturgis, and other top area attractions and shops
  • Furnished kitchen
  • Luxurious yet rustic cabin décor
  • Multiple biking and hiking trails right in the area

Every rental is a little different. We strive to give you an individualized experience. Review our Black Hills lodges and find the one that most fits your family’s needs and wants. Have an amazing time hidden in the hilltops and don’t miss out on a real vacation experience.

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Summer Swimming Holes in the Black Hills

The Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota are home to several rustic and authentically American attractions, including historic Deadwood, Mount Rushmore, Sturgis, and so much more. The area is also known for its breathtakingly scenic hidden swimming holes, creeks,... Read more


Family-Friendly Activities In The Black Hills

Finding the right activities for your whole family in the Black Hills can be a real challenge. You want younger kids to be able to enjoy the beauty of the scenery – but you don’t want to wear them out... Read more

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Attractions And Things To Do in The Black Hills

Thinking about taking a vacation to the Black Hills and the Badlands? You’re in the right place – Executive Lodging provides the very best cabins and rentals in the area. With fantastic, luxurious cabins and a convenient location near Deadwood,... Read more


Winter Activities In The Black Hills

If you’re visiting the Black Hills in the winter, you’re going to experience a truly beautiful winter wonderland. On average, the Black Hills receives around 150 inches of snowfall per year – making it the snowiest place in all of... Read more


Free Attractions in the Black Hills

Story Book Island in Rapid City D.C. Booth Historic Fish Hatchery Spearfish Spearfish Canyon: Bridal Veil Falls, Roughlock Falls and Falls at Savoy Spearfish Canyon: Devils Bathtub Dinosaur Park in Rapid City Shooting of Wild Bill Reenactments in Deadwood Open Cut... Read more

Our Favorite Hiking and Biking Trails

Mickelson Trail: 109 miles with several trailheads. $4/day or $15/annual pass-they can be purchased at the trailheads, online, or at the Deadwood Visitor Center Black Elk Peak/Harney Peak: The highest point in South Dakota known as Harney Peak was renamed... Read more

Drop-In Day Care Services

The Northern Hills Alliance First Step Daycare is offering drop-in daycare and night services for tourists in addition to locals. Ages Full-Day CareDrop-In Services 6 weeks – 3 years $80 per day$15 per hour 3 years and up $70 per... Read more