Camping has always been popular in the Black Hills so it’s no surprise that glamping (short for glamorous camping) has taken root. A meadow of tipis with amazing amenities sits on the western outskirts of Custer, and a safari-like tent community has been built in the hillsides above Keystone, with views of Mount Rushmore. Other smaller glamping opportunities are sprouting elsewhere, including a primitive cabin by Hill City that once was home to the famous poet Badger Clark. Glamping is likely to only grow, and why not? Bears won’t steal your food, after dark the stars shine like candles on an old-timer’s birthday cake and the aromatherapeutic value of pine needles is real.