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The Ideal Home-Base for Your South Dakota Adventures

Family owned and operated since 1979, the Lantern Inn features everything you need for a Black Hills vacation. Their 18 comfortable rooms are equipped with modern touches including free wireless internet and cable television. You can also stay in the Family Suite, which is equipped with a kitchenette and two rooms for complete comfort. Located in historic Hill City in the “Heart of the Hills,” the Lantern Inn is very close to the Crazy Horse Memorial, Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, and Harney Peak.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 18 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Hill City
  • Nearby Water Major Lake
  • Open Dates May 1 to Oct 15


Enjoy an unforgettable South Dakota vacation with your loved ones at the Lantern Inn! Their cozy Family Suite features a kitchenette, two rooms with three queen beds, a cable television and free wireless internet for your complete comfort and convenience. Relax together at the outdoor pool or enjoy a fun barbecue at the outdoor grill and picnic area. For when you want to take in the sights, you'll find that you're close to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial and many other exciting attractions!


If you're a nature-lover, there's no place better than the Lantern Inn as the home-base for your outdoor vacation. When you stay here you're just a short drive away from the breathtaking natural wonders of the Badlands National Park and the Wind Cave National Park. Enjoy the stunning views as you visit Mt. Rushmore! There's plenty of ways to get close to nature here.


The charming Lantern Inn is an ideal place for you and your sweetheart to getaway. Here, you can settle down in a cozy room with free wireless internet and cable television, unwind at the outdoor pool together or head out to explore the exciting South Dakota sights and sounds. The Badlands National Park and the Wind Cave National Park are beautiful natural destinations for a hiking or biking trip. Or, you can visit Jewel Cave National Monument and, of course, Mt. Rushmore!


If you're next mountain adventure includes seeing four of the most famous faces in United States history, you must be headed to South Dakota. Mt. Rushmore National Park and the surrounding Black Hills offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor exploration during a trip to Lantern Inn. Find a map at the visitor's center for these top tourist destinations and start planning your adventure today!


Stay at the Lantern Inn, where the famous faces of Mt. Rushmore National Monument are just miles away! Visit the Crazy Horse Memorial and discover the fascinating history of the area. Plus, within walking distance, you'll find the HIstoric 1880 Train and access to the George S. Mickelson Trail, which are exciting historic spots you can't miss out on during your South Dakota trip.

Bed & Breakfasts, Inns

If you're looking for a South Dakota inn that's clean, cozy, comfortable, and affordable, you can end your search with The Lantern Inn. The property features 18 guest rooms offering wireless internet access, cable television, air conditioning, and of course the ever comfortable Denver pillow top queen beds! Mini refrigerators can also be made available by request. Start planning your own trip to Hill City today!

  • Roll-Away Bed(s)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Picnic Tables
  • Refrigerator
  • Rock Climbing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Wineries
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
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Nearest Airports

  • Areopuerto Internacional Michael Gonzalez (MJG) / 0 miles
  • brandonlubin airport (BL) / 0 miles
  • brandonlubin (ABL) / 0 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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