South Dakota is STUNNING !!! I highly recommend visiting and staying where we stayed. It was incredible.
We stayed in the Sylvan Cabins (about 20 mins away from Mount Rushmore). They have 1,2 or 3 bedrooms cabins. That are cleaned daily, just like a hotel. You have your own indoor and outdoor fireplace/pit to do s’mores at night.
The cabins are right above the lake. It’s an easy hike down to the Sunday Gulch trail, which goes around the entire lake. It is beautiful and kid friendly. The Sylvan Lake is also amazing and super unique with the rock formations.
The lodge has a great restaurant, we ate breakfast here every morning.
The lodge is also a 5 min. drive to get to the Needles highway, and Cathedral bypass (both are must sees and dos)
*If you have any! questions at all about our trip, feel free to ask