Comfortable Safari Tent for a Camping Getaway near Rapid City, South Dakota

Keystone, South Dakota (United States)
Safari Tents
1 unit
4 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

This comfortable Deluxe tent is located at a glamping site near Rapid City, South Dakota, and can accommodate up to four guests for a luxury camping getaway to the great outdoors of Black Hills National Forest. Inside the tent, guests will find a king-size bed flanked by bedside tables, a sitting area with a pair of leather chairs, a rustic wooden chest, a wood-burning stove, and an en suite bathroom with a shower, a sink, and a flushing toilet.

Luxurious linens, pillows, blankets, towels, shampoo, and body wash are provided. Other amenities include battery-powered lanterns that guests can use for lighting both inside and outside the property. Charging any electronic devices, guests can use the provided USB plugs.

Outside, guests will find a private deck with a pair of chairs and a small table. Around the multi-acre glamping site, they will also find an on-site restaurant serving takeaway lunches and sit-down breakfasts and dinners, propane barbecue grills, and a communal fire pit. Complimentary s'mores and roasting materials are provided. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • King-size bed
  • Running water
  • Parking
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Dining room
  • Firewood
  • Linens
  • Dining table
  • Toiletries

Guests will find a variety of shared facilities at the multi-acre glamping site on which the safari tent is located. For meals, guests will find an on-site restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner, with take-out lunch options available as well. Meals are paid for at the time of purchasing them.

The site also provides guests with propane barbecue grills and basic cooking utensils so they can prepare meals for themselves. The grills are available to use for free on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The site does not have electricity, but there are battery-powered fans and lanterns with USB plugs that will allow guests to charge at least two cellphones at a time. With advance request, a generator can also be provided for guests who need to bring CPAP machines or other electrically-powered devices.

For parking, guests will find a central parking lot with footpaths leading to the glamping property. For guests with mobility issues, the staff can help them get from the one to the other with a golf cart.

For guests staying at a tent without a private bathroom, there is a bathhouse containing six individual bathrooms, each of which is completely private and contains a flushing toilet, a sink, and a shower with hot water.

The bathhouse is lit at night, as is the site's reception tent. The accommodation comes with lanterns that guests can use inside and outside. Otherwise, the campsite is naturally lit at night by the spectacular light-pollution-free sky above.

Individual fire pits are not allowed for safety reasons, but there is a communal fire pit that is lit by the staff between 7:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Complimentary s'mores and roasting materials are provided.

Complimentary sheets, pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, towels, shampoo, and body wash are also provided. Cribs, pack n' plays, and full-size camping cots are available as well. The cots can accommodate guests up to 6'2" in height and 300 pounds in weight.

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Guest Services

  • Restaurant
  • Dinner additional charge
  • Breakfast additional charge

To start your day off right, the host serves breakfast with some lunch items available to go!

Guests can relax and unwind in the evenings with the café-style dining options. All meals are paid for upon purchase. Glampers can enjoy a complimentary hot beverage anytime.

The hosts also provide complimentary s'mores in the evenings to enjoy around one of the campfires! Read More

For meals, guests will find an on-site restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner, with take-out lunch options available as well. Meals are paid for at the time of purchasing them.

This site can host weddings, reunions, and other special events. Guests should contact the host for more information. Read More

Location + Surroundings

This safari tent is located in Keystone, South Dakota, where it is situated within a multi-acre glamping site nestled among the Black Hills on the outskirts of a former gold mining settlement. Mount Rushmore lies just a few miles away and can be seen right from the site, which is stippled with towering pine trees.

The site is surrounded by Black Hills National Forest, which encompasses more than 1.25 million acres of hills, mountains, canyons, rugged rock formations, gulches, grassland prairies, meadows, and verdant forests full of ponderosa pines, aspens, bur oaks, and birches. These pristine landscapes and environments are dotted with 11 reservoirs and laced with 1,300 miles of streams and 353 miles of trails, providing ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. They are also home to a rich diversity and abundance of wildlife and birdlife, including mule deer, elk, bison, prairie dogs, coyotes, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, bald eagles, ospreys, and peregrine falcons.

To the south, guests will find Custer State Park, which provides a habitat for a herd of 1,500 free-roaming bison, among many other animals, including river otters and cougars. It is also home to the "Begging Burros"—a group of about 50 feral donkeys who beg for food from visitors, some of whom come to the park just to feed the donkeys.

Guests will have no shortage of excursion options during their getaway; other attractions in the region include Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Crazy Horse Memorial, and Badlands National Park. The site is just 12 minutes away from the town of Keystone, where guests will find a variety of shops, restaurants, and an outdoor adventure park called Rushmore Tramway Adventures.

The site is about 35 minutes from Rapid City, where the nearest regional airport is located, and six hours from Denver, where guests will find the nearest international airport. Read More

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Biking

Guests can enjoy an array of outdoor activity options in the surrounding Black Hills National Forest and nearby national parks, monuments, and state parks. In the national forest, guests can go hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding on 353 miles of trails. With 1,300 miles of streams and 11 reservoirs (such as the nearby Sheridan Lake), the forest also provides plenty of opportunities for fishing, swimming, boating, and water skiing.

Guests will find additional trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding and five lakes for swimming, fishing, kayaking, and boating at Custer State Park. Both the forest and the park provide ample opportunities for wildlife viewing and birdwatching as well, with a range of species to be spotted, including mule deer, elk, bison, prairie dogs, coyotes, cougars, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, river otters, bald eagles, ospreys, and peregrine falcons.

For rock climbing, guests can head to the spectacular pinnacles, spires, crags, and cliffs of the Needles. For more aerial adventure, guests can visit Rushmore Tramway Adventures, where they will find a zip line, a ropes course, an alpine slide, and a scenic chairlift.

Last but certainly not least, no trip to the region would be complete without visiting attractions such as Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, and Crazy Horse Memorial.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 03:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
  • No smoking
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

  • As long as you cancel at least 15 days before check-in, you will receive a 50% refund minus our service fee.
  • If you cancel within 15 days of check-in, the host does not offer a refund.
  • If you cancel after check-in, any refund will be at the host's discretion (and will not include the service fee).
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Additional Information

Pets are permitted with an additional fee.

Check-in is between 3:00 PM and 1:00 AM. Guests arriving after 10:00 PM are asked to let the host know about their arrival time in advance.

Rates include up to four guests. There is an additional fee per extra guest per night.

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