Yankton is in the county seat of Yankton County, South Dakota. In Yankton – where a great time is always in season, there are endless opportunities. Pack your bags and head here for a fresh and moving experience. There is a wide range of inspiration to be found here, from sunrise to sunset, from sun and sand to recreation and waves.
Without the Missouri River, Yankton might not exist. It is said that the river brought steamboats and their captains to Yankton. The steamboats brought not only color and expansion to the budding town but also technology and skilled people. If you’re going to be visiting Yankton in the near future, stay in one of these top Vrbo rentals, to guarantee a great time!
This three bedroom plus loft cabin overlooks the Missouri River Valley. It’s placed 150 feet (45.7 meters) above the valley floor, on top of a chalk rock bluff. It is a perfect getaway for reunions, vacations, hunting trips or peaceful retreats with your family. If you would like to wake up to whitetail deer grazing in the valley or wild turkey walking past the gigantic front deck, then this is the right place for you. There are prime hunting trips available from here, for both turkey and deer, with local guides who know the area and best techniques.
One mile (1.6 km) down the road, you will find a charming small town called St Helena and here you will find a small grocery/convenience store to get all your essentials. Head west for a scenic drive in the Missouri River Valley and find your way to the Gavin’s Point Dam and Lewis and Clark Lake. Here you will get to experience fishing, boating, the beach and all other sorts of water and camping actives.
Rustic cabin with breathtaking Missouri River Valley views
Price: from 250 USD
Number of Guests: 10
This is a cozy, two bedroom cabin, located at Brooky Bottom. It is situated 30 minutes from Lewis & Clark Lake and Ponca State Park. A boat ramp and the Sportsman Bar Restaurant are just a few blocks from the cabin.
The cabin is as good as new and is furnished with a full kitchen, three full-size beds, one hide-a-bed couch and a futon sleeper. It also features satellite TV. Attached to the cabin is a large deck, where you can enjoy the early mornings and evenings.
Brooky Bottom cabin
Price: from 100 USD
Number of Guests: 10
This is the best place for you if you’re looking for a rental property with incredible views, easy access to the lake and water activities, privacy, and unique décor. This property is about 1,100 square feet (102.2 square meters) in area, with an above garage bonus room. The bonus room has rustic décor, complete with log walls and vaulted ceilings and sits on the back of a timber frame home, overlooking Lewis and Clark Lake.
There is a full kitchen with bar area, table, and a slate-tiled countertop, with ample seating. The rental has two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen size log bed and looks out toward the east, with an excellent view of the woods. The second bedroom is furnished with a bunk bed, with a single mattress on top and double on the bottom. There is plenty of space in this bedroom to use additional mattresses. There is a futon and a convertible chair with an ottoman in the living room, that will also accommodate an additional two to three guests for sleeping/resting.
Yankton vacation rental with gorgeous lake view
Price: from 179 USD
Number of Guests: 8
This is a beautiful two-story house, that has a front deck with amazing views of Lewis and Clark Lake. A three season room is right off of the front deck, perfect for those chilly South Dakota nights. The master bedroom, with a king size bed, has its own private deck and entry. Also enjoy the private bathroom, with a large bathtub and rainfall shower system.
The second bedroom has a queen size bed and is directly across the hall from the main floor bathroom. There is a fireplace in the main living area and the home features satellite TV. A grill and an extra refrigerator are also available in the garage and laundry facilities are available on the main floor.
The lower level has a full-size pool table and another living area. Outside access is available at this level, with a fire pit to the right of the patio. There are three bedrooms and a bathroom on the lower level of the house. The first bedroom has a queen size bed. The second bedroom has two twins over full-size bunk beds, with an optional trundle under one of the bunks. The third bedroom has three twin size beds. This is a great area for children and teens!
Beautiful view of Lewis and Clark Lake
Price: from 575 USD
Number of Guests: 6
You will not regret this decision if you’re choosing this home. This is a four bedroom and four bathroom retreat. One can enjoy a drink on one of the two decks, overlooking the beautiful Lewis and Clark Lake, relax by the fireplace or maybe watch a movie in the theater room. You can enjoy the sites of Yankton, boating on the water with the full-service boat dock three miles (6 km) away at the Weigand Marina, fishing at Gavins Point Dam, or catching some sunshine at one of the many beach areas during the day.
The master bedroom has a queen size bed and a bathroom with a rain shower. Also on the main floor is a bedroom with two full-size futons. Upstairs is two bedrooms and a bathroom, one bedroom has bunk beds and a full bed and the other has a queen bed, full bed a single bed and even a baby bed. Enjoy your stay with the big kitchen, grill, laundry room and bar area with a large fridge.
Family-friendly lake view home
Price: from 600 USD
Number of Guests: 15
This ranch like home has four bedrooms and three baths and is located within walking distance to the beach, boating, fishing, bar/restaurants and bike trails. It is also located in close proximity to miniature golf, laser tag, go karts, horse trails, antiquing, golf, fishing and other activities.
This home accommodates 12 people and is fully furnished. It also features a washer/dryer, game room, kids play area, gas grill, firepit, horseshoes, basketball hoop and sandbox. This ranch has plenty of room for boat or jet ski parking. Visit this vacation home and you will never be out of things to do!
Vacation home in walking distance to lake attractions
Price: from 357 USD
Number of Guests: 12
This home is located on the Nebraska side of the Missouri River and the style of this house is a combination of upscale living with vacation getaway lifestyle. Boating, fishing, golfing and fine dining activities are available if a vacation is what you have in mind.
If you want to relax and chill around the three-story house, you can enjoy that as well, as it has unique features which include two living rooms, two kitchens, two outdoor patios, a sleeping porch on the lower level, an outdoor firepit and a private boat dock.
Three-storey home by the Missouri River
Price: from 648 USD
Number of Guests: 12
This lake loft has fun, sandy beach access, perfect for swimming or mooring your water toys. Boat slips are available on a daily rental basis at the nearby Weigand Marina. There is also a large patio with a firepit and a deck overlooking the lake.
It accommodates six to eight people and it has a fully equipped kitchen. Towels, linens and toiletry items are supplied and it also has an HD flat screen TV with satellite TV access, wireless internet, abundant wildlife and it is secluded from traffic.
Lewis and Clark Lake home
Price: from 167 USD
Number of Guests: 8
After years of this place acting as the owner’s personal cabin, they have decided to start renting it out to others. This cabin is so private! You’ll feel as if you’re the only people around, as you get cozy in all of the natural sunlight the cabin provides. This cabin has all the amenities you need for your family, with three separate living rooms. The master bedroom is secluded and private with a queen log bed that sleeps two people and full bath plus a large closet.
There is also a new addition, built in 2015, that features a huge vaulted ceiling living room, dining table, kitchenette with large fridge, sink, dishwasher, and two bedrooms with a Jack-and-Jill full bathroom. One bedroom has a queen bed that sleeps two people and the other has a bunk bed with a queen bottom and twin top that sleeps three people. There won’t be any shortage of fun and space here.
Rustic, modern, updated family cabin
Price: from 560 USD
Number of Guests: 16
Surrounded by country fields and nestled in a valley along Bow Creek, you’ll find the quiet country village of Bow Valley. North Crick Lodge is a private vacation rental that has been a part of Bow Valley for over 100 years. This place is located just 1 mile (2 km) south of the Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway, 7 miles (14 km) north of Hartington.
Nearby attractions include the Nissen Winery, St. James Marketplace, Gavins Point Dam, and Ponca State Park. The lodge offers WiFi, cable TV, local telephone, off-street parking, and more.
North Crick Lodge in Bow Valley, Nebraska
Price: from 68 USD
Number of Guests: 6
Time to have timeless fun
Yankton may not be South Dakota’s most historic town but the river that it created is timeless. Life in Yankton has always revolved around the Missouri River. Native Americans followed the river’s flow to their destinations, centuries ago. They named the land E-Hank-Ton-Wan, which means “people of the end village”.
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