15 All Inclusive Resorts in South Dakota

The beautiful state located in the Midwestern part of the US, i.e., South Dakota is a popular destination that has a great craze among vacationers and tourists. South Dakota attracts tourists from all across the globe, especially during the summer and winter season. If you are planning to spend your vacation in South Dakota, then we would suggest you make proper arrangements for your flight and stay in South Dakota beforehand only for avoiding unnecessary discomfort. If you have a desire to enjoy the natural beauty of this state, then we would suggest you stay in a resort rather than booking a hotel. Have a look at some of the best resorts in South Dakota. 

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1. Lewis and Clark Lodge and Resort

Where: 43496 Shore Dr, Yankton, SD 57078, USA

Built on the beautiful shores of breathtaking Lewis and Clark lake this resort boasts an array of chalets and cabins as well as a private lodge. If you choose to stay at this fabulous resort then you will get access to the lake, a private pool and your accommodation will be near the camping grounds and restaurant. You can also use the walking and bike trails and rent DVDs or indoor games to enjoy your stay at fullest.    

2. The Mount Rushmore Resort & Lodge at Palmer Gulch  

Where: Palmer Gulch/Mt Rushmore KOA PO Box 295 Hill City, SD 57745

If you are looking for a great place to stay while on your vacation to South Dakota, then believe us this is the place you should choose rather than going to some fancy hotel. This resort features a restaurant and 61 rooms. You will be surprised to know that this resort also offers numerous tent sites, serviced RV and some free-standing cabins too. If you are looking forward to enjoying the dynamic and vibrant experience and praise the beauty of nature, then you will surely love this family-focused resort as you can also enjoy swimming, horse riding, nightly movies and also take part on craft activities organized here.   

3. The Barefoot Resort

Where: 21111 Barefoot Loop, Lead, SD 57754, United States

Spread across the famous ski fields in the astonishing Black hills and situated at nearly 6,500 feet offers a great place to stay and enjoy the natural beauty for both winters as well as summer tours. If you want to take in the calming crisp mountain air and relax amidst the beauty of nature, then you should select one of the Chalets or villas that this resort has to offer. You will also get to enjoy the sports facilities and indoor pool available at the resort itself.    

4. The Lodge at Deadwood 

Where: 100 Pine Crest Drive, Deadwood, SD 57732, USA

The most exciting feature of this resort is that it is connected to the casino and is located in beautiful and historic Town of Deadwood. This award-winning resort offers access to stunning views of the beautiful Black Hills. This resort features 140 suites and rooms, and all these living spaces have design features like beautiful fireplaces and private viewing deck. This magnificent resort also sports intricate indoor water playground especially for kids, a casino, pair of restaurants, fitness center and shuttle service.

5. Arrowhead Cedar Shore Resort 

Where: 1500 Shoreline Dr, Oacoma, SD 57365, USA

Located on the beautiful Marina in Oacoma, this resort boasts cabin, lodge, and campsites. Since this place has got open water of the breathtaking Missouri River right on its doorsteps, therefore, this resort specializes in offering outdoor activities to guests such as fishing and swimming and more. The fabulous resort has also got two restaurants. If you are looking for a place to stay in South Dakota that offers immeasurable convenience and ample space, then you should consider staying at Arrowhead Cedar Shore Resort.   

6. The Horse Thief Campsite and RV Resort 

Where: 24391 Hwy 87, Hill City SD 57745 (Needles Hwy, Sylvan Lake Rd)

The name of this resort is undoubtedly a bit crazy, but The Horse Thief is situated at the center of all the beautiful features that South Dakota has to offer, including the Crazy Horse Monument, the Wind and Jewel Cave Monuments, Custer State Park and the breathtaking Mount Rushmore. Spread across 40 acres of property this resort features bathhouses, a heated swimming pool, a sheltered picnic pavilion and basketball courts.

7. American Buffalo Resort (formerly known as Mystery Mountain Resort) 

Where: 13752 US-16, Rapid City, SD 57702, USA

The name of this resort inspires interest in the audiences. Spread across 38 acres of land (to be specific pine forest) right in the heart of beautiful Black Hills, this resort offers a range of cabins and RV campsites. The natural shade from the forest trees makes this place an ideal place to stay especially during summer season. You will find horseshoe and basketball courts, a pool and children’s playground around the grounds of the resort. The best thing about this resort is that you will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi anywhere from the resort’s campus.   

8. Elk Creek Lodge and Resort

Where: 8220 Elk Creek Rd, Piedmont, SD 57769

Spread across 150 acres of property and amidst the beautiful setting of Black Hills landscape, this resort can comfortably accommodate a good number of guests and campers. This beautiful resort features deer View cabins, tent sites, and multiple powered RV. You will have a great time inside the resort campus itself as it includes hiking trails, an outdoor pool, game and gift shops, wedding chapel, Petrified Forest and Museums. 

9. Red Rock River Reset and Spa

Where: 603 N River St, Hot Springs, SD 57747, USA

This resort is situated in the famous historical Hot Springs. This place offers guests an opportunity to stay in the grandiose sandstone building. The resort and spa will make your trip enjoyable and convenient because of the decorated and comfortable rooms and the luxurious spa experience that you will get here. Since this resort is located in the middle or center of the town, you will have access to tour services and a multitude of restaurants available within proximity.   

10. The Holy Smoke Resort

Where: 24105 Hwy 16A, Keystone, SD 57751, USA

If you are looking for a place to stay in South Dakota that offers peace and beautiful natural setting, then you will love The Holy Smoke Resort. Offering memorable Black Hills experience this resort which is built off the highway is quite close to some of the famous South Dakota attractions. You can enjoy gold panning, fishing, trail walks as well as star gazing after the sun goes down in this fabulous resort. Rest assured you will surely return with some beautiful memories spent at this resort as this place offers a wide array of lodging as well activities to choose from.      

11. Legion Lake Lodge and Resort 

Where: 12967 US-16A, Custer, SD 57730, USA

Located within the confines of stunning Custer State Park, this excellent resort offers 26 cabins situated around the edge of the lake. This place also features a restaurant which has been developed recently. You can dine in the casual atmosphere while enjoying the stunning view of glistering water of the breathtaking lake. You can enjoy the spectacular walk trails and can also take part in fishing, swimming, and boating in the lake. This place allows you to embrace the beauty of South Dakota in raw form. 

12. Spearfish Canyon Lodge 

Where: 10619 Roughlock Falls Rd, Lead, SD 57754, USA

If you would ask us to describe the location and construction of this place, then we would say that it is a spectacular building which is located in a spectacular area that offers spectacular views. Built on one of the most beautiful canyons of South Dakota, this resort offers a breathtaking view of scaling cliffs and magnificent pine forest. 

13. Blue Bell Lodge 

Where: 25453 SD-87, Custer, SD 57730, USA

In simple terms, this lodge or resort can be described as an old-style but attractive cowboy lodging. Rest assured this place is loaded with all the modern amenities. To stay true to their idea, the Blue Bell lodge offers blue bell stables as well as chuck-wagon cookouts. If you choose to stay at the Blue Bell Lodge, then you will get to enjoy a unique experience. 

14. The State Game Lodge 

Where: 13329 US Hwy 16A, Custer, SD 57730, USA

In reality, it is a stately residence which was built in 1929. Constructed deep inside the wooded valley within Custer State Park this place offers an exceptional natural setting. The State Game Lodge is surrounded by Spruce, Pine, and Oak trees. This is one of the largest resorts in the Custer State Park. 

15. Sylvan Lake Lodge 

Where: 24572 SD-87, Custer, SD 57730, USA

Surrounded by beautiful spruce and pine trees this timber and stone lodge gives out the feeling of staying close to nature. This grand lodge offers a truly astonishing view of the Sylvan Lake. No matter how big your family is or your party is you will surely find a place to stay at this excellent lodge, and you won’t regret the adventure that this place will offer you during your stay.