9 Spots For Glamping In South Dakota, The USA - Updated 2021

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Josiah
Josiah
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Besides agriculture, South Dakota is renowned for being home to amazing ski resorts and world-class glamping facilities. For glamping to be fun, entertaining, and fulfilling, you need to find a quiet spot with minimal human activity, great accommodations, and plenty of nearby tourist attractions. South Dakota fits this profile perfectly with its sparse population, luxurious tents, and plenty of fascinating natural features, including beautiful lakes. Here, you will find many glamping sites in forested areas that are blessed with different wildlife species and lush vegetation. Their facilities - from the bedroom and washroom to the dining area - are well equipped with luxurious amenities for your utmost comfort. Ready to go glamping in South Dakota, the USA? Keep reading to discover the perfect destination for your next trip.

1. A traditional yet glamorous glamping suite (from USD 189)

Under Canvas properties in Mount Rushmore are designed with classic appeal and many amenities to ensure guests have a comfortable stay. The glamping site is nestled in a mountainous landscape covered with lush forests and other beautiful vegetation. With all these features, the views from the site are breathtaking. Further, the suites have spacious bedrooms, lounge areas, en suite bathrooms, and private patios, which are excellent sightseeing spots. In terms of amenities, Under Canvas suites are well-furnished with king-size beds, luxurious beddings, and a large cozy sofa where you can relax after hiking and having an adventure in the forests.


Under Canvas Mount Rushmore

Address: 24342 Presidio Ranch Road

Pets allowed On-site parking Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Kid meals Bike tours Family rooms Facilities for disabled guests Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays

2. A simple off-the-grid tent (from USD 199)

Glamping in Black Hills, South Dakota, is an excellent choice for a weekend retreat. This Airbnb offers excellent value for money with its superior amenities and magnificent sceneries. First, the tents are situated in a picturesque forested mountainous setting, which is inhabited by a variety of birds and other wildlife species. At the tents, guests are provided clean linens, sleeping pillows, and fluffy duvets to shield them against extreme cold weather conditions. Even though there is no electricity, you can still enjoy your stay in the forests. One of the provisions that make Black Hills Glamping a delight is its pet-friendly policy. Here, you can bring your dog to keep you company when hiking the beautiful trail surrounding the property.

Black Hills Glamping - the Still House
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
111 reviews Superhost
Tent 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is such a cozy tent with beautiful views and everything you would need
the bed was amazingly comfortable
Cleanliness:
john had everything clean and ready to go
the outhouse was clean and easy to use with access to hot water
Host:
john was an amazing host
john was a fantastic host and answered all of my questions readily
john was the perfect host and made sure we had plenty of wood throughout our entire stay
john is a fantastic host
john has thought of every detail and is a very thoughtful host
Location:
close to all the major attractions
the location is ideal and the spot was easy to find
also the location is perfect to visit mt
it’s located close to many of the big sights and john is super accessible for recommendations and ideas
we had so much fun exploring the property and near by places
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3. Cozy property with a hot tub (from USD 140)

Are you looking to escape the daily hustle and bustle of city life? Wade and Patricia’s property offers the perfect glamping spot far from the constant hooting and commotion found on busy streets. The tents are nestled in nature’s lap, overlooking a pair of magnificent canyons that feature steep rock walls. With such a setting, the atmosphere is bound to exhibit a laid-back vibe, which is often relaxing and fun considering the exploration that awaits in the jungle. Babies are welcome to experience the fun, and to that end, parents with toddlers are provided cots to ensure comfortable sleeping for everyone. In addition, a lot awaits in the compound, including a hot tub, WiFi, BBQ grill, and refreshments.

Sibley Bell Tent 2 @EvansCliff, Hot Tub! Beautiful Canyon High-rise deck
134 reviews
campground 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchen is stocked with the essentials
bed was super comfortable and loved the shower open to the stars
definitely on our repeat list!
relaxing space with privacy and very friendly hosts
it's nice that the place was so close to town and on such a beautiful property
Cleanliness:
very clean, private, luxury camping!
beautiful, quiet, and clean place to stay
i mentioned we were visiting for our anniversary and the tent was decorated with flowers when we arrived
Host:
the hosts are wonderful
very good communication with owners
wade and patricia and super hosts as well! beautiful scenery and an awesome time!
the allen's are excellent hosts and very knowledgeable about sites and resources in the black hills
so calm and peaceful sitting on our deck in the early morning and evening
Location:
beautiful location
the location is ideal
we loved the location and the beautiful views and open skies
glamping at its finest
great place with amazing views
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4. A glorious tipi (from USD 80)

Sioux City North KOA invites you to its top campgrounds to unwind and de-stress in total tranquility. The accommodations are air-conditioned and equipped with electricity for lighting and charging needs. Also, the tents are fitted with bunk beds that are a favorite among the kids, traditional-style sofa, and table lamps to keep the room well-illuminated in the absence of natural lighting. Outside the tipi, you will find a concrete patio that has been accessorized with a BBQ grill and a dining table, integrated with a benchtop to provide conducive seating for different outdoor activities, including dining, sightseeing, and perhaps reading a novel.

Tempting Tipi
16 reviews  Wifi Available
Tipi 0 Beds 5 Guests 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the tent was clean roomy and had a/c fan and fridge
Cleanliness:
very clean comfortable beds
the koa was clean and well kept and had play areas and equipment for kids
great location to take kids clean and cool
Host:
teresa & her husband were wonderful hosts
highly recommend this tipi for anyone wanting a unique experience with wonderful hosts
Location:
such a fun place for kids
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5. A simple but charming tipi (from USD 79)

Brad’s tipi in Spearfish is a simple yet lovely place to spend a weekend getaway with the family. There is no need to break the bank to enjoy its superior accommodations and array of amenities. For starters, it is located in the countryside, where there is easy access to fresh vegetables, plenty of milk, meat diets, fruits, and other food of nutritional value. With all these and the kitchen access granted to guests, you can prepare a hearty family dinner. The host has taken several measures like providing guests with foot mats, TV, trampoline, and laundry services to ensure a comfortable stay.

Charming Tipi
265 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Tipi 1 Bed 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the teepee is very comfortable the views are beautiful and the hosts are above and beyond welcoming
the bedding was very comfortable lots of warm blankets for a cool evening
beautiful house in a nice location and the bed in the teepee was super comfortable
he also offered a great selection of breakfast food which we were able to grab for the road
the bed was very comfortable and the breakfast spread in the morning was so very generous
Cleanliness:
very clean and cozy safe and peaceful neighborhood
we had our own clean bathroom to use in the house
very clean very hospitable very helpful
both offer ample space cleanliness and great sunrises and stargazing
cozy clean and comfortable stay in brad’s tipi i would definitely stay again
Host:
the hosts were very welcoming and helpful
brad was a wonderful host
the hosts were some of the friendliest hosts we’ve ever had wonderful people great recommendations and super hospitality
brad is a wonderful host
brad was a wonderful host he was very nice accommodating and helpful with local tips
Location:
will definitely recommend to anyone who is coming remotely close to the area
great place to stop for a night while driving through
a definite must stay place for your trip
very welcoming place and a lot of helpful interesting knowledge of the area
nice place to spend the night and a unique experience
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6. A splendid treehouse yurt (from USD 133)

Dylan’s treehouse yurt in South Lawrence is the perfect spot for lovers of nature and the great outdoors. The property is nestled off the grid in an area with plenty of pine trees and other natural features. The views from the treehouse are expected to be breathtaking, which is true in this case, considering that the majestic Terry Peak and Mystic Miner are visible in the distance. Besides the fact that the yurt is well-furnished, it also provides easy access to a variety of attractions in the region, including breweries, restaurants, historical places, and nature trails.

Treehouse Yurt Lead Black Hills SD Mickelson Trail
South Lawrence, South Dakota, United States
185 reviews Superhost
Yurt 2 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the futon bed and couch were all comfortable sleeping spaces
the snowkitty yurt is a must stay while in the black hills it offers stunning views and comfortable accommodations
plenty of room and easy to locate
Host:
dylan was a communicative and helpful host
dylan was extremely responsive and open to all our questions
host is very quick to respond and he was very helpful
he is also incredibly responsive
Location:
beautiful location and close to lead/deadwood areas
one of a kind very close to deadwood
the location can’t be beat and it was the perfect place to relax and unwind
awesome location and stay for the rustic experience you seek
this place offers a remote stay with easy access to the rest of the forest
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7. RV glamping in Black Hills (from USD 149)

Glamping in an RV is just as fun as glamping in a yurt or a tent, perhaps a little better, too! This well-appointed RV has its own indoor kitchen so you can prepare simple but fresh meals during your stay. Located on a secluded property in Black Hills, this Vrbo rental is equipped to give you a comfortable and relaxing stay in the lap of nature. Besides, nothing says ‘relax’ like an outdoor hot tub so well-placed that you’ll be able to admire the stars while you enjoy a soak. If that sounds good to you, be sure to book this rental so you don’t miss out!

Your Oasis is waiting! Glamping with all the amenities. Cozy, private, relaxing.
88 reviews
Recreational Vehicle 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
trailer was clean and well maintained
camper was clean and stocked with anything we needed
everything was so clean and well-cared for
5th wheel is nice clean and comfortable
cozy quiet private clean and the owners are fantastic we will be back again
Host:
the owners were super nice as well
hosts are very nice and easy to communicate with
jon & lori were so helpful in planning our activities around custer
very quiet and peaceful with amazing hosts
jon and lori were friendly and gave us great tips for hiking
Location:
location was excellent only 20 mins from mt
absolute perfect location about a mile from custer
close to town and attractions around custer area
seriously do not miss custer state park; the vistas and scenery are stunning
location was very private with beautiful views
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8. Unique glamping setup in Hot Springs (from USD 140)

Experience luxury camping in South Dakota when you book this glamping spot for six in Hot Springs. There’s a spacious deck with a tent for three, and the deck connects to a parked boat with more beds inside, plus a little kitchenette with a toaster and a coffeemaker. Besides the unique sleeping arrangements, guests can enjoy lounging on the outdoor daybed in the morning, indulge in a relaxing dip in the hot tub in the evening, or fire up the barbecue grill below the deck. Best of all, this glamping spot is situated cliffside so you can take in stunning views throughout your stay.

SeaCamper @EvansCliff Hot Tub -- PLUS large Sibley Double Tent COMBO!
87 reviews
house boat 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
everything was well themed and very clean
Host:
this is my kind of “glamping ” the owners were responsive and helpful
great hosts and a great place to stay
wade and patricia are great hosts- helpful fun to chat with and run the place very well
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9. A cabin-like safari tent

Are you planning a trip to South Dakota with family or friends, but you are not sure which is the best campsite for your glamping needs? Under Canvas Grand Canyon offers a luxurious stay with its large cabin and hot showers a few steps from the tent. During cold weather, guests are provided fluffy beddings and wood for the fireplace to keep them warm. Further, you can make necessary arrangements with the management to have your breakfast delivered to your tent. This way, you’ll have more time to explore the area’s attractions.

Under Canvas Grand Canyon -Safari with 3 Twin beds
Keystone, South Dakota, United States
32 reviews
Private room in tent 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
under canvas seems like a hotel chain with their rooms built with canvas
comfortable beds with plenty of blankets for the cold nights
it was excellent - so comfortable and cozy even with 48 degrees and strong winds
beautiful setting under the stars with incredible facilities
the beds are so comfortable
Cleanliness:
everything is clean and well organized
toilets and showers clean and warm
" minimalistic yet clean and tastefully decorated environment
the community bathrooms were kept clean and stocked
the canvas were clean big enough
Host:
the staff was very friendly
great hosts and great food
we thoroughly enjoyed our stay the staff was very helpful and accommodating
and the staff are all very nice and helpful
the host went out of her way to welcome us and went the extra mile
Location:
super close to the grand canyon only about a 30 min drive to the main rim
excellent location close to the grand canyon but just outside of the tourist hustle and bustle
an amazing glamping experience set in an incredible location
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Enjoy the top glamping spots in South Dakota

Finding a glamping site with excellent facilities in South Dakota could be a daunting task, especially if you are visiting for the first time. Well, worry no more because we’ve got you covered so you can enjoy glamping in South Dakota, the USA. Pick any of these facilities for a memorable vacation in the Midwest.

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Josiah Ndung'u is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and a travelling enthusiast who loves networking with new people, learning new cultures, having fun (especially at the beach), and sampling new...Read more

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