17 Best Rental Cabins In Keystone, South Dakota - Updated 2024

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Located in the midst of the Black Hills, Keystone is a popular base for visiting Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota. Apart from that, you have a lot of places to see and things to do around here. You can visit the Iron Mountain Road where there are several bridges and granite tunnels for you to explore. Most importantly, this place is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts as you have a wide expanse of the forested area where you can enjoy hiking, biking, etc.

And if you are planning a nice vacation here, then make sure you choose a stay that is comfortable and exciting. Luckily, there are many accommodations here, so you don’t have to worry about where to stay. You can choose to book an Airbnb vacation rental, or you can spice things up by staying in one of these rental cabins in Keystone, South Dakota.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 06, 2024.

1. Golden Nugget Cabin (from USD 175)

In an 8-acre (3.3-hectare) private land in Echo Valley, you’ll find the cozy cabins of Backroads Inn and Cabins. The one showcased in this listing is its Golden Nugget Cabin which is the perfect accommodation for a small family or a couple’s retreat. You can snag a stay here at a low price tag but with lots of thoughtful conveniences. Expect to enjoy a cute living room with leather seating, a kitchenette with a full-size fridge, and a slightly elevated king-size bed. There is also a twin-size foldable mattress for extra sleeping.

Step into the deck with a private gas grill and fire pit if you wish to admire the tranquil ambiance of the surrounding national forest. For more outdoor adventures, you can head over to nearby attractions such as Mount Rushmore and Custer State Park.

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2.16 km (1.4 mi) from Mount Rushmore National Memorial
14 reviews  
cabin 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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2. Minnesota Ridge Cabin (from USD 155)

Those who are yearning for a bright and modern cabin for their Keystone excursion can take refuge at Minnesota Ridge Cabin. This fully furnished cabin features a large living room with a pull-out couch and fireplace, making it an ideal place for large families. Additionally, the well-stocked kitchen is a delightful space when preparing a feast comprising getaway favorites. Don’t miss out on the outdoors and find time to unwind in the peaceful setting from the covered patio equipped with a gas grill and private fire pit.

Speaking of outdoors, Mount Rushmore is only 2.4 miles (3.9 kilometers) from the property—just a short drive to experience a great time with nature. A few more minutes of steering the wheel can lead you to Custer State Park for a wildlife reserve pursuit.

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2.8 km (1.8 mi) from Mount Rushmore National Memorial
12 reviews  
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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3. Miner’s Cabin (from USD 130)

At the Miner’s Cabin of Backroads Inn and Cabins, you’ll get to experience a studio-style retreat but with the privacy of a bedroom. This air-conditioned rental features an apartment-size interior featuring a cozy living room with a leather sofa, a bright dining spot for four, and a fully equipped kitchen to cater to all your meal plans. Able to accommodate up to five guests, the cabin has a bedroom with a plush queen-size bed as well as a living space with a full-size pull-out couch and a twin-size fold-out chair.

You’ll also enjoy a private deck where you can take in the beauty of Echo Valley, make use of the gas grill, or cozy up by the standard fire pit. Its great location also provides lots of nearby outdoor opportunities on the premises of Mount Rushmore and Custer State Park.

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2.16 km (1.4 mi) from Mount Rushmore National Memorial
16 reviews  
cabin 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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4. Peaceful cabin with modern amenities (from USD 286)

This charming cabin is nestled in a peaceful mountain backdrop but still affords to provide modern amenities. Located on a 10-acre (4-hectare) property, 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Mount Rushmore, this accommodation will spoil you with the comforts of an electric fireplace, satellite TV, and queen-size sofa sleeper in its great room. Air-conditioning and internet are also appointed for utmost convenience. You’ll adore the full-size kitchen for it comes complete with essential appliances and cookware.

If wildlife watching is your speed, the covered porch is the best vantage point for you to catch the visiting deers, songbirds, raptors, and more. The mountain and meadow views will surely leave you in awe. The available gas grill is a great amenity to use for your dinner plans by the campfire.

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5.66 km (3.6 mi) from Mount Rushmore National Memorial
49 reviews  
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 4
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5. Marshall Gulch Getaway

An authentic log cabin, Marshall Gulch Getaway is a lovely retreat located on a hillside overlooking a serene valley. It sits within a 6-acre (2.4-hectare) property 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) west of Hill City, just about a 20-minute drive from Keystone and Mount Rushmore. The winding Patterson Creek flows within view below the property.

This cabin is a relaxing place year-round for its air-conditioning and wood-burning fireplace in the living room and electric heat throughout. A starter supply of firewood is provided for your convenience. Free WiFi, a 47-inch flat-screen satellite TV, and several board games and playing cards are your crew’s options for indoor entertainment. The back patio will be a fantastic spot for outdoor leisure and dining as it has a gas log fire pit and plenty of seating.

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13.0 km (8.1 mi) from Mount Rushmore National Memorial
163 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin was immaculate inside with plenty of notes and labels for the various light and fan switches
the bathroom is quite spacious and the washer and dryer are a nice touch
the cabin was super cozy and had everything we needed
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and well stocked
it was very clean and had everything we needed
the cabin was very clean and very comfortable
the cabin is great: clean and well equipped
very well kept and clean
Host:
the property manager was very friendly and so responsive
marcia is a great host and very accommodating
marcia was so helpful and kind
property was clean comfortable and well-equipped and the host was attentive and helpful
Location:
property is in the perfect location convenient and close to everything
it was wonderful great location and a nice cabin
this cabin was in a perfect location for day trips
great location easy check-in - check-out
we enjoyed the cabin and it was the perfect location to visit all the black hills attractions
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6. Quaint cabin near a creek (from USD 178)

This property near Mt. Rushmore consists of one main cabin and two guest cabins that can accommodate eight guests together. This vacation rental is located in a secluded space, surrounded by towering pine trees, and it is still close to major attractions in the Black Hills. There is a beautiful creek near the property and a lawn where you will encounter animals such as chipmunks, deers, squirrels, etc. With a fully equipped kitchen, you can prepare delicious meals or you can enjoy something smokey from the electric or the charcoal grill. You also have a sunroom and a picnic table to enjoy your dinner and you can keep warm by the fire pit outside the cabin.

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Keystone, South Dakota, United States
1.97 km (1.3 mi) from Mount Rushmore National Memorial
31 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Location:
the location of the cabin is perfect
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7. Well-furnished retreat with views of Mt. Rushmore (from USD 500)

Arguably one of the best Keystone, South Dakota lodging cabins, this beautiful rental features three bedrooms that can sleep ten people, and it is perfect for large families and friends. The log house is fully furnished and it offers you all the necessary amenities to enjoy your visit. The best part is that you can relax on the deck of the cabin and admire the views of Mt. Rushmore, or you can hike in the Black Hills National Forest that is just a few minutes away. With this log cabin, you get a spacious kitchen, a living room, a dining room, laundry facilities, and a loft area. Free wifi is available as well.

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Keystone, South Dakota, United States
6.28 km (3.9 mi) from Mount Rushmore National Memorial
80 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 5 Beds 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
rustic comfortable feel with all the comforts of home
Cleanliness:
the log home itself is charming with all the modern conveniences and was spotlessly clean on our arrival
Host:
very fast and helpful responses
chad is a fantastic host and gave us all sorts of suggestions for trails and points of interest
Location:
best of all is the location
super location for mount rushmore rapid city and all points nearby
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8. Custom-built log cabin with mountain views (from USD 115)

Bordering the Black Hills National Park, this is a custom-built log cabin that has two bedrooms and can sleep four people at a time. The cabin is located close to scenic attractions such as Bear Country Reptiles Garden, Custer State Park, Mt. Rushmore, etc. And there is a lot to do around here apart from exploring: you can go on hikes, hunting, bike rides, golfing, and so on to make the most of your trip. The cabin comes with a log railing and accents and it has a beautiful mountain setting. You also get a charcoal grill, AC, satellite TV, free wifi, a picnic area, and a covered porch to keep you comfortable during your stay.

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Keystone, South Dakota, United States
5.01 km (3.2 mi) from Mount Rushmore National Memorial
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabins were clean and modern with cable tv and wifi
this cabin was by far our favorite there was plenty of room for us and our three children
Cleanliness:
well stocked kitchen and very clean and spacious cabins
nice clean fun place good price
the property was clean quaint and conveniently located near mount rushmore and custer state park
Host:
the manager was very nice and friendly
owners were very friendly and easy going
the proprietors and their whole family were very friendly and helpful
the hosts were a wealth of knowledge i will definitely be back when i have more time
check in was super easy and very helpful with directions and different attactions to check out
Location:
great location and even better cabins
we loved the location being nearby and in the middle of most of the attractions
excellent location very nice property owners
also the place is at a perfect location for local attractions
highly recommend this for a quieter location than a large hotel
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9. Mountain ranch cabin with lake access (from USD 215)

A historic cabin in McDonald Mountain Ranch, this property comes with a bedroom and kitchenette with new appliances. The small bathroom includes a natural rock shower and there is also a redwood deck where you can relax on the swing. This cabin can sleep four people and it offers gorgeous views of Mt. Rushmore through the trees. Moreover, there is a meadow and several outdoor amenities on the property that the guests can use to enjoy themselves. The cabin is located in a good location, and it is just a walking distance from Lakota Lake and Center Lake where you can do fishing/swimming. There are a lot of hiking trails, waterfalls, and creeks in this area for you to explore as well.

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6.22 km (3.9 mi) from Mount Rushmore National Memorial
72 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
iron mountain road is just around the corner which provides amazing views of mt
the quaint caol jean cabin had alll the amenities of home minus television which was perfect
: comfortable well equipped and on a stunning piece of property
the cottage is cozy but well furnished (except we needed a fly swatter)
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and neat and we would stay there again
we loved the carol jean cabin clean well-equipped and super quiet and cozy
Host:
from the time of booking until our departure the owner and grounds keepers were wonderful
the hosts were very kind and the cabin was immaculate and so charming
you can tell it was a labor of love for the owner richard
it was perfect for a family richard was a great host
richard and his staff were very sweet and accommodating
Location:
great location centrally located to all the main attractions
wonderful cabin and great location
location to everything in area is excellent
we loved the cabin the property and the location
great location and nice host
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10. Spacious cabin with landscape views (from USD 403)

This is a 3-bedroom cabin that is just 11 miles (17.7 km) from Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and it can sleep 8 people at a time. The rustic cabin offers you modern comforts with an electric fireplace, a flat-screen TV, leather seating, and so on. You can prepare your meals in the fully equipped kitchen or BBQ on the gas grill on the outdoor deck. There is also a ping pong table for the guests’ entertainment, and several outdoor activities to indulge in such as hiking, fishing, swimming, ziplining tours, and so on. This cabin is perfect for families, couples, and friends, and it is close to all the important attractions in Black Hill.

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10.87 km (6.8 mi) from Mount Rushmore National Memorial
11 reviews  
cabin 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beads were very comfortable as was the rest of the house
the only thing we would say could be better was a better stocked kitchen for cooking
Cleanliness:
the common areas were spacious and worked really well for us
Location:
close to everything but also a great quiet place to relax
this is a wonderful location where the whole family can relax off the beaten path
the space seemed to be newly renovated and the location was great for all local attractions
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11. Family-friendly lodge near a creek (from USD 275)

This cute little cabin in Keystone is just 15 minutes from Mt. Rushmore, and it is one of the best places to stay in the Black Hills. The cabin comprises two bedrooms that can accommodate six people, and it is located right in the middle of the hills. There is a creek running near the cabin - where you can try gold panning - and a yard where your kids can play easily. Furthermore, you might encounter turkeys or deer on the premises in the evening and you can head to nearby attractions such as Custer State Park and Crazy Horse.

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6.05 km (3.8 mi) from Mount Rushmore National Memorial
105 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
very clean cabin with plenty of space
their cabin was clean comfortable and quiet
the place was so clean and had absolutely everything we needed
it was perfect for our needs impeccably clean and private
the place was super clean and a perfect location
Host:
our stay in keystone was wonderful wendy and doug were friendly and accommodating
Location:
nice cabin in a great location near keystone
convenient location few miles outside of keystone with several nice restaurants and mount rushmore
it’s location was perfect we will be adding this cabin to our favorite list
the quiet setting was what we wanted yet close to the various attractions and town
great place to stay
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12. Family-friendly cabin with mountain views (from USD 185)

Relax in this two-bedroom cabin that is situated in a mountain meadow and borders the Black Hills National Forest. This cabin comes with a living room, fully furnished kitchen, a bathroom, and it can accommodate six people at a time, making it perfect for families, couples, or friends. In this cabin, you get an outdoor deck where you can grill food and keep an eye on your children. That’s not all; you also have a lot of things to do here such as hiking, gold panning in Battle Creek, stargazing, etc. You are also just a 15-minute drive from most major attractions in this area, including Mt. Rushmore, Jewel Cave, Bear County USA, and so on.

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Keystone, SD, US
6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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13. Well-equipped family cabin with on-site fire pit (from USD 165)

With two bedrooms that can sleep six people at a time, this custom-made log cabin is ideal for family vacations, couples’ retreats, and friends. Located close to the Black Hill National Forest, this cabin is close to several attractions such as Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Caves, and it is also close to shopping and dining spots. This is a fully equipped cabin that includes a well-stocked kitchenette, a covered porch, a charcoal grill, and a picnic area. You will love this cozy log cabin in a mountain setting and will definitely enjoy your stay here.

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5.11 km (3.2 mi) from Mount Rushmore National Memorial
58 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
if you manage the heat by adjusting it and using the fan its fine
Cleanliness:
very clean and neat
the cabin was clean and cozy
clean charming and cozy
it was clean and nice
the property was very clean
Host:
friendly staff and easy check in
owners were great and we had an amazing stay
crystal was very helpful in her recommendations as far as the sights and dining
Location:
we felt comfortable right away after walking in
a very cozy place to stay tucked in a great central location
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14. Cozy cabin with forest views (from USD 320)

This is a new cabin that is located in a quiet valley and it is just 60 ft (18m) from National Forest. The cabin has two bedrooms with a living room, barn doors, wood floors, and a kitchen, and it can sleep six guests comfortably. In this property, you also have a private deck with a gas grill and fire pit areas to enjoy a barbecue outside while gazing at the stars at night. You also have access to a DVD player and several movies or you can simply enjoy the forest views from the deck of the cabin. There are lots of hiking trails around the house to explore or you can enjoy a swim in Horse Thief Lake, which is just a 25-minute hike from the cabin.

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Keystone, South Dakota, United States
4.33 km (2.7 mi) from Mount Rushmore National Memorial
91 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was very comfortable and had wonderful views surrounded by the hills
one of my favorite parts was watching the deer through the window as we ate breakfast
i slept on the murphy bed which was easy to set up and was perfectly comfortable
Cleanliness:
great place to stay was very clean
the property is beautiful clean and cozy
it was also very clean
easy to get to clean perfectly decorated and comfortable
great place had all the things we needed and was clean and cozy
Host:
perfect views/ hikes/ fire pit/ host
hosts were responsive and helpful
easy to check-in and communicate with hosts
my time at the notch cabin was exceptional and kate was an awesome host
Location:
the location was quiet and beautiful
comfortable and located in a really neat place
we had an amazing weekend here the location is beautiful
this place was everything we were looking for perfect location quiet but still close to everything
absolutely recommend such a beautiful location
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15. Homey cabin with amazing view of Mount Rushmore (from USD 421)

This cabin is perfectly located to provide guests with a breath-taking Mount Rushmore vista. It is also located near popular historical and outdoor attractions such as the National Presidential Wax Museum and Rush Mountain Adventure Park.

The cabin is the perfect getaway for families as it’s filled with modern amenities to ensure a relaxing stay for up to 10 people, including a spacious family room, sunroom, central heating and cooling, and internet just to name a few.

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Keystone, South Dakota, United States
3.64 km (2.3 mi) from Mount Rushmore National Memorial
cabin 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds and bedding are so comfortable
Cleanliness:
beds were comfy and house was very clean
everything was so clean
the house is immaculate very well stocked and quiet
Host:
the house was beautiful and well maintained and the host was very responsive and helpful
Location:
the location is more than ideal
we would definitely recommend this location
great location away from the noise and beautiful
this house was in a perfect location to see and do so many things within minutes of the house
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16. Luxurious log cabin in the middle of scenic Black Hills (from USD 348)

Fully appreciate the great outdoors without compromising modern luxury in this beautiful log home situated the middle of Black Hills. The cabin is fully equipped with modern amenities like a gourmet kitchen, hot tub, satellite TV, outdoor fire pit, air-conditioning, gas fireplace, BBQ grill, and a lot more to ensure comfort and convenience of a modern home. The beautiful landscapes and the indoor conveniences are also complemented with easy access to different attractions and activities just minutes away.

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Hill City, SD, US
6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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17. Historic studio cabin with mountain views

A historic home that was built in 1935, this cabin rental is located in historic Keystone and it can easily accommodate six people comfortably. The studio cabin also includes a kitchenette and a patio that offers amazing views of the mountains. You can easily go to the town’s restaurants and shops on foot, and you can easily explore the nearby attractions such as Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park, etc. The interiors of the cabin have modern, wooden furnishings and they give off a really cozy and comfortable vibe. This is a great place for families and friends to stay during your vacation in Keystone.

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Keystone, South Dakota, United States
3.3 km (2.1 mi) from Mount Rushmore National Memorial
15 reviews  
Entire cabin 4 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all of the beds were comfortable the wifi worked and the shower was so new
Host:
our host was extremely helpful from being extremely quick to respond to giving us excellent recommendations around town
Location:
this is a quaint place in a nice location
the location was quiet and the bar/antique store next door was a fun place to have burgers
otherwise we enjoyed the close proximity to all the attractions in the area and would stay here again
you can walk to almost everything in keystone thank you
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Enjoy outdoor activities in Keystone

Keystone is an amazing place for travelers who love nature and history. With so many museums to visit and forested areas to explore, you can easily spend some quality time with your friends and family here. So, plan a trip to this small town in South Dakota soon, and stay in a beautiful cabin rental to make the most of your trip.

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Frequently asked questions about the best rental cabins in Keystone, South Dakota

1. Which rental cabins in Keystone, South Dakota have Wifi access?

Most of the time, Keystone, South Dakota cabin rentals don’t offer internet connection since their location can’t get a signal. Fortunately, there are some cabins that can still offer wifi access. These include the homey cabin with an amazing view of Mount Rushmore, the well-furnished retreat with views of Mt. Rushmore, and the custom-built log cabin with mountain views.

2. Which rental cabins in Keystone, South Dakota have a hot tub?

Relaxing in a hot tub is one of the best parts of staying in a rental cabin. If you want to experience this yourself, you should check out the luxurious log cabin in the middle of scenic Black Hills. In this particular list, that’s the only property with a hot tub, but you can conduct your own research.

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