Even before the television show depicting the last days of the true Wild West made Deadwood into a top destination for travelers, Deadwood vacations were popular among history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts. Hotels in Deadwood, SD range from characteristically rustic small cabins outside of the city limits to luxurious downtown hotels and everything in between. Even though Deadwood is a small community with a permanent population of less than 2,000, Deadwood hotels are frequently booked solid for long periods of time. With over 80 historic casinos, Deadwood, SD hotels often play host to fun-loving gamers from all parts of the planet. Others book rooms in Deadwood, South Dakota hotels during the summer to participate in the abundance of outdoor activities the area offers.
Those looking for commercial flights to Deadwood will have to make plans to arrive and depart from Rapid City, South Dakota, which is 54 miles from downtown Deadwood. Car rentals are available in either Rapid City or in Deadwood through Expedia.com. Many people who have booked rooms in a Deadwood hotel choose to find a car rental in Rapid City and drive to their destination.
Because Deadwood is a walkable city, most available lodging is near the best restaurants, bars, and casinos. Frontier flavor abounds in Deadwood, and the entire town is a Registered National Historic Landmark. However, travelers aren't expected to do without modern amenities - unless they so desire. Visitors can easily get around the city by riding the colorful, historic trolleys, or by walking.
Although most travelers choose to experience Deadwood during the summer months, winter sports aficionados frequently visit the two ski areas situated near the town. Other winter activities include the ISOC SnoCross Deadwood Shootout that takes place in February, where top snowmobile racers from all over the world compete in events broadcasted by the CBS Sports Network.
Those looking for deals on Deadwood hotel rooms should probably plan on visiting in January or in the early spring. The community won't be so crowded with tourists during those times, but the frontier experience will still be fully available.