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Mount Rushmore National Memorial, a presidential tribute, is, unarguably, the most-visited site in this forest on the border of South Dakota and Wyoming. That said, it’s by no means the only reason to come here. You’ll be spellbound by the gurgling creeks, glittering lakes and thrilling hiking, biking and horse-riding trails that criss-cross it. To make the most of what’s on offer, stay close by – in one of these hand-picked hotels, say.
The Kleemann House sits on Custer’s main drag in its original hotel block, opened in 1883. This remodeled boutique hotel still retains a strong Victorian flavor, with original encaustic tiles, chandeliers, fireplaces and the creaking of well-trod timbers accompanying you to your room. While each of the five rooms differs from the next in detail, they all encapsulate the period, with heavy drapes, wrought-iron bedframes and bedside lights made from upcycled miners’ lamps.