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Sylvan Lake Lodge

24572 Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in the cabins: rustic but adequate for our family of 4. Enjoyed having our own spot with a picnic table and fire pit; also was chilly so we enjoyed a fire inside too! Nice touch to include wood and matches as many places would force to buy wood. Great proximity to other site. Staff helpful as we made... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room looked great on the web site. It must have been in the new wing, our room was tiny. The room does have a fridge, microwave and coffee pot but there is no heat in the bathroom, the hair dryer doesn't work, the shower has poor water pressure, and the view is the parking lot and woods. The lake... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is one of my favorite places in the South Dakota, its way gorgeous and I can't wait to go back. Luxury in nature settings. You will need a car to get there and to get around. Be sure to stop at Crazy horse and mount rushmore

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Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved staying at the Sylvan Lake Lodge on our trip to South Dakota. It was recommended by a friend and she was spot on! Our room overlooked the lake with a gorgeous view. The room was small but served its purpose. The room was clean and tidy. The service at the lodge was great. The people at the desk... More 

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Philadelphia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the lodge and the room was so amazing. I will admit that we had a deluxe King - which meant we also had a balcony - so if you can upgrade - do so! The view was really nice and the room was nicely decorated.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a 'wing it' road trip and booked a cabin at the last minute. What a great park and great cabin. Was surprised to find that it had utensils and plates as often you need to bring your own. AC, TV and really cozy. located just steps from the lake. Only disappointing thing was that we could only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we booked this, it was the last place available in all of the Black Hills area due to the Bike rally. But are we glad we found it. It was wonderful. It was tastefully decorated in lodge fashion, was clean, had a spacious bathroom and walk-in shower. The linen was good as well. The view from our room overlooked... More 

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Denver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful location !!! However our cabins where far from the grocery and lake.... Make sure you try n get the cabins close to lake n grocery. The dinning room food was good but not great and Pricey!!!! Go to the store to eat. The dinning room cleanliness was yucky. About 8 dead flies spider webs and gross dust in... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very disappointed. This was going to be so neat staying in a lodge in Custer State Park. The place is in need of severe updating. The lobby area is beautiful but the rooms appear old and dusty even slightly creepy. Also they tell you two beds but one Queen in one room and sofa bed in a room... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our family of 5 stayed in both the cabins (#410) as well as the main lodge (#102.) The cabins were great. Rustic and charming with a big fireplace and incredible views. I think the lodge was one of those grand old resorts at one time. It however has fallen into disrepair in recent years. The lodge has a newer addition... More 

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