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If there is a famous rock in the world, the protagonist of numerous postcards, movies and series, it is what gives life to Mount Rushmore .
The image of the four presidents of the United States (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln), carved on the mountain, has been retouched numerous times to fulfill the dream of those fictional characters who imagined seeing their face in it .
Watching for a while the realism and details of this imposing monument is something worth living once in a lifetime, but camping in this spectacular area of South Dakota is a unique experience. Therefore, on May 24, Under Canvas opened a glamping at the foot of Mount Rushmore, in the town of Keystone.
Mount Rushmore © Getty Images
In this camp in the Black Hills region you can enjoy outdoor activities, meals in the countryside, fantastic views of Mount Rushmore and romantic evenings under the stars. And, of course, it has canvas tents, inspired by those of the safaris, which won't make you miss your home.
SLEEPING HERE IS ALL A LUXURY
One of the big dilemmas that always comes up when booking an accommodation is: where two fit, how many more fit? Well, all rates include up to 4 people per store. There are certain options that allow you to add additional guests for $ 25 per person each night . And for the same price, you can also see your pet run around American lands.
A romantic getaway? Choose the Suite! © Under Canvas
All cabins have their own bathroom, bedding, lighting, wood stoves to keep the atmosphere warm and private terrace to sit with your companion to see the stars at night (you can also see them from the bed!).
Except for the Safari Tent, which has the toilets outside, a few steps from the room. In addition, the Deluxe and the Suite allow you to add a small tent next to the main one, the ideal option for families traveling with children.
Stargazer: sleep under the stars © Under Canvas
WHAT DO WE DO TODAY?
You can't leave Under Canvas without exploring the natural treasures that South Dakota hides . There are outdoor activities for all tastes such as: Jeep excursions to admire the beauty of moose, bison, antelope or mountain goats; private tours to get to know the Black Hills in depth; go kayaking around the lake; walks and bike rides through the forest ; zip lines, alpine slides and climbing for the more adventurous ; tours of the deposits and gold mines in the area; or discover the essence of the Old West on horseback.
The Deluxe Store to feel at home © Under Canvas
TIME TO EAT!
Isn't it a great plan to have breakfast outdoors ? Breakfasts are organized every morning on the terrace of the restaurant . If you are an independent soul and prefer to savor your morning dose of caffeine at your leisure, you can also pick up your cup of coffee at the reception of the glamping and take it wherever you want. And if you plan to spend the day outside to make the most of it, no problem, you can ask the day before to prepare your takeaway.
Dinners will also be served at the camp, under a blanket of stars and around a campfire, in the purest American style . For those who need to buy something in the supermarket or want to pay a small tribute in a restaurant, they can go to the center of Keystone, about 10 minutes from the glamping by car.
For the little children of home? A teepee! © Under Canvas
ORGANIZE YOUR OWN EVENT
If you are looking for an original place to gather your friends or family on an important date and feel a special connection with nature, this place in the United States can be the ideal setting to make your celebration an unforgettable day.
The inspiring views of the iconic Mount Rushmore and the wonderful surroundings surrounding the glamping are a privilege. Under Canvas welcomes both large groups (from 120 to 300 people) and small groups, providing them with an exclusive area.
Wouldn't it be romantic and idyllic to celebrate your wedding here? Wish granted! You only have to reserve the whole camp for two nights to make sure that the space will be for you and your guests. Under Canvas offers large tents for ceremonies that require banquets or dances.
Black Hills, South Dakota © Getty Images
For those looking to enjoy a vacation in style, the glamping offers guests exclusive packages, such as the Rushmore Expedition Package . What includes? Three nights of lodging (with breakfast, lunch and dinner included), private excursions through the Black Hills, massages and many more things that you can browse on their website.