Accommodation September 05, 2018
5 Campgrounds In South Dakota Perfect For Those Who Hate Camping
I know, I know; you probably saw the title of this and thought “Campgrounds for people who hate camping? Is that even a thing here in South Dakota?” While South Dakota is famed for having some of the best camping in the country, there are just some people who don’t get it, which is where these 5 glampgrounds come into play.
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1. Under Cover Mount Rushmore (Keystone)
If you thought Mount Rushmore was glorious before, wait until you see it from your luxury tent via Under Cover! Situated on an original gold mining settlement, Under Cover offers deluxe tents and suites complete with private bathrooms, luxurious king-size beds, and views of the monument that you have to see to believe!
2. Allen Ranch Campground (Hot Springs)
Have you ever wanted to experience "tipi living"? Then you've come to the right place! Located in southwest SoDak, Allen Ranch Campground invites you to "Sleep in an early Native American dwelling," as well as partake in one of their many interpretive programs, cowboy dinners, and/or river tubing.
3. Cole Cabins (Deadwood)
Open from May through September, the Cole Cabins are hands-down the perfect place to stay when roughing it is a little too -- err, rough -- and you crave more modern amenities! Nestled away near the historic town of Deadwood, the Cole Cabins come complete with "comfy new beds, log furniture, TV/VCR/DVD's, air conditioning, electric heat, microwaves, refrigerators, toasters, coffee pots, and all bedding and towels."
4. Black Hills Bungalows (Custer)
Doesn't the word bungalow just sound glamorous? In the case of the Black Hills Bungalows, they definitely are! Located 10 minutes from Crazy Horse and 25 minutes from Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills Bungalows offer seclusion within the pines, plus gorgeous cabins ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms. (Pictured is Cabin 6, which comes complete with 3 bedrooms, 2 living areas, and a kitchen.)
5. Gavins Point Lake Cabin (Yankton)
What better way to end this list than by highlighting a cabin not located along the western edge of SoDak? Welcome to this Yankton-area oasis; an incredible 4-bedroom home that oozes both comfort and charm with its beautiful fireplace, large windows, and jaw-dropping views of the surrounding forest. (This cabin can be found/booked via
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