South Dakota’s Best Dog-Friendly Airbnbs

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Looking for the best dog-friendly Airbnbs in South Dakota? Well, you've come to the right place. The editors at BringFido have dedicated themselves to digging up the most dog-friendly Airbnbs in The Mount Rushmore State, as well as the rest of the country.

Read on to learn about some of the South Dakota Airbnbs that topped our list this year.

The Most Luxurious Dog-Friendly Airbnb

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Fido has always been a Renaissance dog, so let him live out his fantasies in this castle-inspired treehouse in Custer. South Dakota’s most luxurious dog-friendly Airbnb has beautiful views from the private deck, where you can cook your pooch a royal feast on the grill. Located on the grounds of the Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort on the edge of Black Hills National Forest, it offers plenty of space for you to explore with your pup and in-season amenities like a pool, hot tub and general store. You can also take your dog on a wildlife drive to nearby Custer State Park before returning home to rest in regal surroundings for the evening. The treehouse's furniture has been carefully selected to fit the medieval theme, with a beautiful dining area and chandelier, plus a flickering fire in the entranceway.

The Most Romantic Pet-Friendly Airbnb

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For couples who want to cozy up together, this dog-friendly micro-cabin in Mansfield is the place. Located on 640 acres of private land, South Dakota’s most romantic pet-friendly Airbnb is far from distractions and overlooks Salt Lake and the South Dakota Plains. Despite only being 160 square feet, The Vista Escape Trailer provides luxury in a smaller serving, equipped with a queen-size bed, kitchen, dining area and deck with gorgeous views.

Best Budget-Friendly (and Dog-Friendly) Airbnb

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If your furry friend is a Pug or Chihuahua, you already know that some of the best things in life come in small packages. This bright and elegantly decorated farmhouse studio in Spearfish is a tiny home with a price to match. Inside, you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen and incredible custom touches like a handcrafted barn door and refined bathroom vanity. South Dakota’s best budget- and dog-friendly Airbnb is located within walking distance to local favorite Crow Peak Brewing Company, where dogs are welcome to join in the fun.

Best Dog-Friendly RV/Camper Airbnb Rental

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If you’re traveling down Interstate 29 in South Dakota, get off the beaten path and book a stay at Silverstar Sanctuary for a chance to relax. The best dog-friendly RV Airbnb rental in South Dakota is located on 10 private acres and has A/C, heat, WiFi, a kitchen and a spacious bathroom inside, but you’ll want to spend your days lounging around the outdoor space instead. Kick back in one of the hammocks, dine at the outdoor furniture, explore the walking trails or rent the property’s two kayaks and take Fido to nearby Pelican Lake for a paddle.

Most Unique Dog-Friendly Airbnb

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Cruise into Custer and call in at the Stargazer Convertible A-Frame. Designed with nature lovers in mind, you can watch the sunrise, sunset and wildlife through the clear slanted roof over the bed at the state’s most unique dog-friendly Airbnb. Open the roof to expand the living space out on to the deck and enjoy dinner on the picnic table. The home has access to a shared bathroom, bathhouse and fire pit.

Best Dog-Friendly Waterfront Airbnb

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Planning a pet-friendly road trip through South Dakota? Make this creek-side home in Rapid City your home away from home. Fido can spend the afternoon bathing in the peace and tranquility at the state’s best dog-friendly waterfront Airbnb. Walk your pup safely down to the water using the path from the backyard. If you have a license, the creek is a great place to fish for trout. Cook up your catch on the grill and eat dinner on the deck with views of the creek and cliffs in the distance. Other highlights include a hot tub, fire pit area, and gym in the basement.

Best Dog-Friendly Airbnb Cabin Rental

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Built by a local carpenter on a family-owned ranch, this stunning cabin over the water in Philip should be a stop on Fido’s next road trip through South Dakota. You’ll need to drive through two fields and down a gravel road to reach the boardwalk over the water which leads to the best dog-friendly Airbnb cabin rental in The Mount Rushmore State. Hang out with your hound on the wraparound porch, explore the pond in the paddleboat provided, and play fetch in the huge grassy space back on dry land. Guests also have use of an outbuilding with a shower.

Best Dog-Friendly Airbnb Farm Stay

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Walk between the rows of grapevines at this vineyard home in Volga, where you can experience spectacular sunsets from the spacious patio. The open-concept design inside promotes a fun family atmosphere where the whole pack can get together. Guests of South Dakota’s Best Dog-Friendly Airbnb Farm Stay can also sample wine made using grapes from just outside the back door.

Spookiest Dog-Friendly Airbnb

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The Apple Blossom in Spearfish has a long history that stretches back to the region’s lawless times in the 19th century, which is why it can be found on the National Register of Historic Places. Built by a member of the original 1874 Custer Expedition searching for gold in the Black Hills, the spookiest dog-friendly Airbnb in South Dakota has been filled with period antiques and replicas for guests to get a feel of what life may have been like back then. From secret passageways to a billiard room, this eerie home is full of surprises.

Best Rustic Dog-Friendly Airbnb

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If you’ve ever wanted to stay in a pet-friendly yurt, be sure to book this rustic treehouse yurt in South Lawrence. The best rustic dog-friendly Airbnb in South Dakota marks the 100th mile of the pet-friendly Mickelson Trail and is a great place to pause for thru-hikers. Wake up in the morning and head out onto the front deck for epic sunrises through the gorgeous pines and then down to the bottom of the hill for a cold plunge in the stream to get the day started.

Best Themed Dog-Friendly Airbnb

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If you’re planning a pet-friendly trip to the Black Hills and the Badlands, reserve a stay in the former mining town of Lead. This custom-themed mining home on a quiet street features a wall of mining equipment and nods to the town’s past throughout, and it’s within driving distance of Mount Rushmore and other South Dakota attractions. Despite the antiques, South Dakota’s best themed dog-friendly Airbnb has modern amenities like a massage chair, hot tub and more. Outside, there’s a fenced backyard where Fido can do his own digging.

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