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A Gorgeous 2 Bedroom Cabin at the Back of the Property
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4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Great Area!

"Zero complaints. We wanted somewhere to avoid crowds and technology. I would go back. The location was right in the middle of all the areas we wanted to visit. Keystone is a cool little town. Probably need to get better WiFi though. No service and the free WiFi was non existent. I was ok with it ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

A Gorgeous 2 Bedroom Cabin at the Back of the Property
An Incredible 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cabin Minutes From Rushmore
The price is $185 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Beautiful cabin

"We really loved our time here. The beds were very comfortable and we had everything we needed. I appreciated having coffee already there and an added bonus: marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers to make s’mores! The location was perfect. Close to so many attractions. My only complaint was the ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

An Incredible 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cabin Minutes From Rushmore
One of the Most Unique and Beautiful Cabins in the Black Hills
The price is $200 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Fantastic Value!

"Such a central location and an incredible cabin. The Barn is amazing!!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

One of the Most Unique and Beautiful Cabins in the Black Hills

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An Affordable but Beautiful Cabin
2.1 mi from Horse Thief Lake
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4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Great location, beautiful cabin

"We really enjoyed our stay at this cabin. It had everything we needed. Very clean and comfortable. My boys loved the pool."…"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2020

An Affordable but Beautiful Cabin
A Large 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cabin Minutes From Rushmore
The price is $175 per night from Oct 14 to Oct 15
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Perfect Getaway Spot

"Golden Slipper cabin was charmingly rustic with all modern amenities needed for a relaxing getaway to unwind and decompress from hectic schedules and pressurized lifestyles. The natural, mountainous setting was peaceful and inviting. The outside deck was idea for sitting and enjoying natures’s ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

A Large 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cabin Minutes From Rushmore
A Cute Cabin Tucked Away in the Woods. Perfect for Romantic Get-aways
The price is $85 per night from Oct 15 to Oct 16
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Great getaway

"We had a great time at this little cabin in the woods. It is far enough away from neighboring cabins, but not so far that you won't be able to hear them. If you're looking to be absolutely secluded, this is not the place. It was a little comforting having others not far away though! The room was ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

A Cute Cabin Tucked Away in the Woods. Perfect for Romantic Get-aways
A 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cabin Full of Beauty and Custom-built Character
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
Very good place for vacation.

"Our only problem with this cottage was that we didn't have enough time to enjoy it. We had 2 nights only and this location (and the quality of the cottage) definitely deserves more. 🙂"…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

A 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cabin Full of Beauty and Custom-built Character
A Beautiful one Bedroom Cabin Minutes From Rushmore
The price is $100 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 20
5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Enjoyable Stay

"The cabin was so clean and quiet. We enjoyed grilling and hanging out around the fire pit. Many activities were within an easy drive of the property."…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

A Beautiful one Bedroom Cabin Minutes From Rushmore
K Bar S Lodge, Ascend Hotel Collection
2.5 out of 5
3.2 mi from Horse Thief Lake
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $84 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6
4.7/5Exceptional! (525 reviews)

"Awesome location, decent breakfast, room was good size"…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

K Bar S Lodge, Ascend Hotel Collection
Powder House Lodge
3.5 out of 5
3.1 mi from Horse Thief Lake
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $90 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
4.3/5Excellent! (710 reviews)

"Great location and Clean place. Good food at restaurant."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

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Horse Thief Lake Hotel Guide

Renew your awareness with a trip back to Mother Nature at Horse Thief Lake.

It is located in Mount Rushmore. If you're around the state capital, Pierre, you'll need to venture 160 miles to get there.

It's only approximately 6 miles to the Horse Thief Lake if you spend your nights at one of the 21 hotels available in the area. You'll find something to your liking at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Hill City and Best Western Golden Spike Inn & Suites.

Travelers running a tight ship can select from a couple of low-cost accommodations that are in the vicinity. The Mount Rushmore's Washington Inn & Suites and the Mount Rushmore's Presidents View Resort are ones to look at.

Other Places to Visit near Horse Thief Lake

Before you leave, check out some of the other things to do here:

  • If you're sick and tired of the honking horns, take yourself outdoors and hike Presidential Trail.
  • Stop by Mount Rushmore, a significant local landmark, to better understand this destination.
  • Try your best to beat your family members on the fun courses at Holy Terror Mini Golf.
  • Searching for an activity to keep children occupied? Rushmore Tramway Adventures offers a lively range of engaging games and activities.
  • Could you imagine posing for a picture with a world-famous celebrity? Plan a trip to National Presidential Wax Museum, where many fans gather to see popular wax figures.

Frequently asked questions

What's the area like around Horse Thief Lake?
Horse Thief Lake is located in a family-friendly area of Keystone known for its notable monuments. You’ll find 80 hotels and other accommodations within a few miles for a convenient home base.
What's the best place to stay near Horse Thief Lake?
Rushmore Express Keystone is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this hotel offers an indoor pool and a fitness center. It’s located 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Horse Thief Lake. Other good choices within 5 miles include Baymont by Wyndham Keystone Near Mt. Rushmore and Roosevelt Inn Mount Rushmore.
If I need to cancel the hotel reservation for my stay near Horse Thief Lake, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel bookings are refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before check in. If you have a non-refundable reservation, it might still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the best deals available near Horse Thief Lake.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip in the area near Horse Thief Lake?
For additional details about updating your stay near Horse Thief Lake or cancelling it, head over to our customer service page.
What can I see and do near Horse Thief Lake?
You’ll have countless hours of family fun at Holy Terror Mini Golf, Rushmore Tramway Adventures, and National Presidential Wax Museum. Mount Rushmore, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and Needles Eye are beautiful places to appreciate nature. If you want to see more of the surrounding area, you can plan a visit to Big Thunder Gold Mine and Gutzon Borglum Historical Center.

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