Lead, South Dakota

Lead, South Dakota (pronounced “leed”) has scenic lodging options just minutes from Terry Peak Ski Area and Deer Mountain Ski Resort and provides direct access to the George S. Mickelson Trail, which offers 109 miles of pristine hiking and biking trails that wind through the Black Hills. Lead has a variety of quaint restaurants and art galleries, and half-dozen hotels provide a great central lodging location for summer sightseeing or winter sports in South Dakota.


Where to Stay in Lead

Lead Hotels are the ideal place to stay if you are traveling through the northern Black Hills on vacation. You’ll find locally owned hotels, chain lodging options, bed and breakfasts and vacation homes for rent. These lodging options are the perfect choice for those on a winter getaway looking for beauty and serenity. Lead hotels, cabins and B&B's are closest to Deer Mountain and Terry Peak Ski resorts.

What to Do in Lead

The Homestake Visitor Center, the Sanford Underground Research Facility and Black Hills Mining Museum located in Lead provides an inside look at mining and its history in the Black Hills. Lead was once home to the Western Hemisphere’s oldest and deepest gold mine, and a massive “open cut” is visible from most of the city. Although the mine is no longer operational, visitors can follow the hoisting, crushing and milling process of gold ore on a Homestake Mining Operation surface tour, or stop by the Black Hills Mining Museum on Main Street. Lead also offers hiking, biking and skiing in the wintertime.

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Blackstone Lodge - Lead SD

Blackstone Lodge and Suites

The Blackstone Lodge and Suites is located in Lead, South Dakota. This newly renovated non-smoking property has direct access to the Black Hills Snowm...

Ponderosa Pines Inn and Cabins Office - Lead SD

Ponderosa Pines Inn and Cabins

The Ponderosa Pines Inn and Cabins are nestled in the beautiful pines of the Black Hills between the historic gold rush towns of Lead and Deadwood, So...

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Terry Peak Lodge - Lead SD

Terry Peak Lodge

POOL, HOT TUB, and SAUNA CLOSED until further notice. The Terry Peak Lodge is located across from the Terry Peak Ski Area in Lead, South Dakot...

The Lofts - Lead SD

The Loft

The Loft Apartments are in the heart of downtown Lead, just minutes from Deadwood and many Northern Hills attractions! This newly remodeled 1 bedroom...

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Trailshead Lodge - Lead SD

Trailshead Lodge

Trailshead Lodge Cabins We offer seven modern cabins and a studio above the business, located right on the Black Hills Snowmobile trail system giving...

Lynass Cabin - Spearfish Canyon SD

Lynass Cabin Spearfish Canyon

Charming 2 bedroom, 1 Bath (bathtub/shower) cabin along beautiful and tranquil Spearfish Creek. Excellent central location for riding in the beautiful...

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Whitetail Creek Resort  Lead SD

Whitetail Creek Resort

Come and enjoy the beauty of Whitetail Creek near Lead, SD! Tour the Broken Boot Gold Mine, take a trail ride at Andy’s , bike along the beautiful M...

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Wickiup Cabin - Lead SD

Wickiup Village Cabins

Welcome to Wickiup Cabins where adventure and relaxation can go hand in hand. We have what you are looking for. Perhaps, a wedding destination, family...

Barefoot Resort Summit Building - Lead SD

Barefoot Resort

The Barefoot Resort is located across the street from Terry Peak Ski Area in Lead, South Dakota.It offers deluxe 1, 2, and 3 bedroom condominiums, plu...

Carsten Cottages - Lead SD

Carsten Cottages

The Carsten Cottages are located just south of the Dumont Trailhead on Rochford Road in the Black Hills, near Lead, South Dakota. It has direct access...

Sea Esta Cabin - Lead SD

Sea Esta Cabin Lead, SD

This 4 Bedroom, 2 bathroom A-frame Vacation home with garage is located 1.5 miles south of Terry Peak Ski Area, 10 miles from Deadwood and 7 miles fro...

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Spearfish Canyon Lodge-Lead, SD

Spearfish Canyon Lodge

Spearfish Canyon Lodge is nestled deep in the heart of a breathtaking canyon, tucked alongside lofty pines and spectacular cliffs. The main lodge feat...