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Sleep Under the Stars at Under Canvas

There’s something to be said about sleeping among the ponderosa pines under the stars. The intrepid miners who came to Keystone in search of gold did, not to mention the Native American tribes who inhabited the area before them. Today you can also enjoy the serenity of the Black Hills — albeit in a slightly more comfortable setup — when you stay at Under Canvas Mount Rushmore. 

Under Canvas was recognized as a “Best Resort in the World” by Conde Nast in 2020, and you’ll understand why after one night at their Keystone location. Located on an original gold mining claim just 4 miles away from Mount Rushmore, you’ll be treated to incredible views of the monument while staying peacefully encircled by ponderosas and junipers. You’ll stay in the lap of luxury in your canvas tent for 2 to 4 guests, complete with luxe linens and plush mattresses. 

The best part of Under Canvas isn’t just your accommodations — although they are some of the best in the area — but the overall experience. They get the ingredients for their seasonal food and beverage offerings from local sources, which ensures your meals are fresh and regionally specific. That includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, not to mention their selection of wine and beer you can savor around your nightly campfire. They also have s’mores kits on hand for kids to enjoy — or the adults, as well. You’re on vacation, we won’t judge!

Under Canvas also hosts a selection of experiences that will help you get the most out of your time here in Keystone. From driving and biking tours to the more adventurous hiking and kayak tours, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Black Hills. Hike the Needles or say hello to Custer State Park’s bison herd — Let Under Canvas do the planning for you so you can simply enjoy your time without worrying about logistics. 

Keystone is the perfect place to make monumental memories with your family. Whether you crave the serenity of nature or simply want to slumber like the pioneers who founded our small town, Under Canvas is the place to stay while you’re here.