10 Most Unique Hotels in South Dakota

South Dakota is truly a traveler’s paradise. You won’t find any beaches of course, but there’s plenty of wildlife, historic sites, and the famous Mount Rushmore. If you’re planning a trip to South Dakota, you might be curious about where to stay that’s off the beaten path. Check out this guide on the 10 most unique South Dakota hotels you won’t want to miss!

Town Hall Inn, Lead, South Dakota

This hotel was first constructed as Lead’s town hall. Enjoy your pick of 12 luxury rooms, including the Mayor’s Office, Prosecution, and more, all with modern conveniences.

1899 Inn, Deadwood, South Dakota

Enjoy a hot breakfast in this historic bed-and-breakfast built in 1899. View their antique furniture, have your own private bathroom, and be only five minutes from entertainment and dining.

River Falls Lodging, Hot Springs, South Dakota

Soak in the river and mountain views from this inn that’s only five minutes from Hot Springs. Each unit has a kitchenette or kitchen, and you can enjoy an alfresco lunch at the outdoor picnic tables.

Hotel On Phillips, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Originally the Sioux Falls National Bank, this building is located in downtown Sioux Falls and has a unique coffee bar, private events space, lounge, and luxury suites. There are 90 beautiful guest rooms to choose from, each one oozing with historic charm.

Yak Ridge Cabins and Farmstead, Rapid City, South Dakota

Be one with nature at the Yak Ridge Cabins and Farmstead. These cabins have covered porches, bathrooms, and full kitchens to help you feel a little more at home. You’ll also be close to plenty of attractions, including Mount Rushmore.

Valiant Vineyards Winery B&B, Vermillion, South Dakota

This is South Dakota’s oldest and first winery. Take in the view of the vineyards from the deck and take life at a slower pace. Each guest room has a theme too, including the Native American Room, the John Crane Room, and the Frontier Room.

Ghost Canyon Ranch, Hermosa, South Dakota

Just 30 minutes south of Mount Rushmore, this ranch offers unique experience of wild animals, fields, hills, and gorgeous views. Each day can be filled with fun, including four-wheeling, mountain biking, hiking, and more.

The Alex Johnson Hotel, Rapid City, South Dakota

The Alex Johnson Hotel is the oldest hotel in South Dakota, featuring Germanic Tudor-inspired architecture and handcrafted items. You won’t be far from downtown or amenities, giving you lots to enjoy from a single location.

Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort, Custer, SD

Explore 86 acres of wilderness accommodations, including canvas tents, deluxe cabins, camping cabins, and more. This camping resort offers a great mix of relaxation and adventure. You’ll be close to Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, and more.

Spearfish Canyon Lodge, Spearfish, South Dakota

From relaxation to gorgeous backdrops, there’s something for everyone. Eat at the Latchstring Restaurant, rent adventure vehicles, or even say I Do while surrounded by nature.

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