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Sylvan Lake Lodge

24572 Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
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Ranked #15 of 22 Specialty lodging in Custer
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The lodge is situated in a beautiful spot in the Black Hills of South Dakota. We could take hikes around the lake, lounge in the great room filled with mounted game trophy, feel the mountain breeze in the large terrace or watch the sculptor at work in the lobby. We found out that the place had just undergone major renovations... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent three nights at Sylvan Lake Lodge in July. We were on the first floor, but had a small balcony you could see Sylvan Lake from. Beautiful setting with trails to hike and explore and a fair amount of wildlife around you. Easy access to Custer, SD about 15 minutes away. The dining room was nice if a bit... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is located perfectly atop the black hills with beautiful views, trails, and the lake. That's where it all stops. Rooms are small and the furniture looks like its bulk purchase and cheap crap. Parking is 15$. A "room with two full beds" is simply a full bed and a couch. If I need to stay in the a... More

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Eagan, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have two reasons for reviewing this establishment....one good, one not so much. Forgive the background info but, it is necessary for this review. My husband and I have friends who were getting married in Buena Vista Colorado and we had planned an entire vacation around their wedding. The beginning of our trip was to spend two nights in Custer... More

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Sylvan Lake Lodge for four nights in late July 2014. We had stayed there some 35 years ago and had a great experience but this time we did not. The room was small and on the first night the shower head flew off the wall when my wife turned on the faucet. They fixed... More

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Saint Paul, MN
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sylvan Lake Lodge was a disappointment in every respect, except for the beautiful surroundings in Custer State Park. The facility featured poorly trained staff, lackluster dining, dingy small rooms and a reception hall which had the worst acoustics imaginable. Visit here, but don't stay here until a professional management team elevates the operations to mediocrity or beyond.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So while "rundown" might be a tad harsh for the cabin itself, it is spot on about the beds and bed linens. But I liked the little cabin anyway and the convenience of staying in the park is hard to beat. I did learn about some other cabins in the park that require you to bring your own bedding and... More

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Reston, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Sylvan Lake Lodge...It is the most beautiful location and so much to do in the area. The Lodge has nice size rooms and the rooms were very clean. We had a balcony overlooking the lake. .. The surrounding property is beautiful as it sits in Custer State Park. Location convenient for hiking and running trails, boating and... More

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San Anselmo, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While we were not impressed with our guest keeping cabin (very old, rundown, horrible, sagging mattresses; however, nice bathroom), it was functional enough, and so well-located just steps from gorgeous Sylvan Lake, that we would return (I'd try to get a newer cabin if possible). Besides the location, the other reason to visit this lodge is the lodge itself. The... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at a Sleeping Cabin at Sylvan Lake Lodge and had a few surprises. First and foremost, you have to know that the cabins and lodge are quite a ways up the mountain from the lake - a quick drive, but you will need to get through the State Park ranger checkpoint, which can take a little while. The... More

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Address: 24572 Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
Location: United States > South Dakota > Custer
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