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Keystone, SD Cabins & Vacation Rentals

Keystone Travel Guide

Set in the Black Hills of South Dakota is the famous town of Keystone. This vibrant place was once a mining town but now has grown to become a popular tourist destination. It's not hard to see why, since it's home to the iconic Mount Rushmore and the opportunity to experience great American History. For outdoor lovers, there are beautiful presidential trails you can explore as well as hiking adventures you'll never forget. There is no stone left unturned in Keystone, offering everything from cowboy show dinners to fine-dining.

Things to Do in Keystone

One of the top things to do in Keystone is Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The world-famous attraction displays the figures of Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln carved into granite. There are also trails here for exploring and you can try to spot elk, bighorn sheep, and even marmots wandering around. Elsehwere, the Big Thunder Gold Mine that was used during the Gold Rush is open for tours and there is the chance to even mill your own gold. For train enthusiasts, the Black Hills Central Railroad is open, with your train pulled by a traditional steam locomotive.

Best Places to Stay in Keystone

There are plenty of motels and country-style resorts you can stay at in Keystone near Mount Rushmore. In particular, there are cabins and campgrounds so you can make the most of being in the scenic Black Hills.

Best Time to Visit Keystone

Keystone is busiest during the months of June to August when the weather is hottest. September and October are also good months to visit the town in South Dakota since it's dry and you can enjoy the yellow, red and orange leaves of fall outdoors.

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Keystone is in July, while the cheapest month is in February. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Keystone is in the high season in July. Keystone has its low season in February, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Keystone tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Keystone tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Keystone

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Keystone. The hottest month in Keystone is June, when temperatures peak at 96 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -14 ˚F. The wettest month in Keystone is July with 6.24 inches of rain, while the driest month is March with 0.71 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Keystone

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, Homeaway, priceline and more at AllTheRooms.com. We have 151 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Keystone ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Keystone is available at $49 per night. A typical accommodation in Keystone costs on average $184 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 35 accommodations in Keystone that have WiFi. 9 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. If you're planning on arriving in Keystone by car, be sure to choose from 44 accommodations that provide parking. 6 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to choose one of the 4 pet-friendly accommodations available.

We combine a wide variety of Keystone accommodations including vacation rentals, homestays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 5 providers, including 26 places to stay from Airbnb, 9 accommodations from Homeaway and 7 places to stay from priceline.

76 of our places to stay in Keystone have been rated by previous guests. They rated 57% as excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 56 places to stay right now.

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