In the heart of the Black Hills National Forest lies Gilded Mountain, a small recreational development near the slopes of Terry Peak and just miles from the historic gold rush towns of Lead and Deadwood, where outlaws, western legends and madams once played. Walk in the footsteps of Old West legends at the Old Style Saloon or gold pan at an authentic gold mine. Try your luck with some gambling or sample the wines at a local vineyard. Be sure not to miss the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in August, where the nearby town of Sturgis welcomes half a million motorcycle enthusiasts.
The Majestic Black Hills of South Dakota
The surrounding majestic Black Hills of South Dakota is home to many National and State Parks and Monuments. Explore the winding mountain roads through stunning landscapes, rugged rock formations and dramatic views as you head south to Americas Shrine of Democracy- Mount Rushmore where the chiselled granite monuments of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt stand proud towering in the mountains. Explore the unique caves at Wind Cave National Park and Jewel Cave National Monuments, with miles of underground passages hidden below acres of pine forests teeming with wildlife. Enjoy a Native American dancing performance at the Crazy Horse Memorial or drive the loop road at Custer State Park where the buffalo herds roam and the wildflowers bloom.
An outdoor paradise
Here at Gilded Mountain you will find yourself in an outdoor recreational paradise surrounded by 10,000 square miles of wilderness: ponderosa covered mountains, creek-carved canyons, prairies, gentle streams, blue lakes, scenic byways and over 450 trails to explore. Head out your cabin door to the Mickelson Trail, a 110 mile historic railroad route running through the National Forest to Edgemont. Rock-climb the canyons or quietly fish from your canoe on one of the many lakes. Head to the quiet and serene Spearfish Canyon to experience the spectacular fall colors and beautiful wildlife.
The winter months bring more adventure as the snow covers the ground. Snowmobile through pine forests and canyons on over 350 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, stopping at summit lookouts for panoramic views of the beauty that surrounds you. Skiers have access to Terry Peak and Ski Mystic, just minutes away with wide open runs, terrain parks and great powder to play in. For fun snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, head to the Eagle Cliff Trails near Spearfish Canyon.
Make your stay a memorable one
We have the perfect vacation rental to make your stay a memorable one. Relax and unwind in front of a roaring fire and explore this beautiful piece of paradise from one of our cozy vacation rentals with all the comforts of home and access to Gilded Mountains beautiful Clubhouse with a year-round heated outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, games room and exercise room.
We welcome you warmly to Gilded Mountain.