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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in one of the lodge rooms on a girlfriend trip. We had a balcony, it didn't overlook the lake but it did give us a nice view of the morning sunrise and some needle type rocks. It was nice to sit out there with a nice cup of coffee or hot chocolate and enjoy nature. When we got to... More 

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Northern Arizona
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24 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

You can't find a prettier place to stay. I stayed in the main lodge and the room was fine, the bed comfy, and the furnishings worn a bit too much. But the food was great, and the scenery about as perfect as it gets. The lobby area is authentic old west. I see the rather high rates as a scenery... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Stayed in cabin 502 with our German shepherd dog. Cabin was cozy and ABSOLUTELY LOVED being in walking distance to a beautiful and scenic lake, with great hiking trails (i.e. Harney Peak) so close! Bed in cabin was ok, bathroom layout worked well. Nice fluffy and fresh towels every day, there were only two club chairs by the table, so... More 

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placentia, california
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We stayed in the renovated part of the lodge. The room was very nicely decorated and quite upscale. But the tub and shower had not been updated and was old. For over $200 a night we expected better and not plastic and paper water and coffee cups. There is only a partial view of the lake and it is a... More 

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coleby,lincoln,england
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We arrived expecting this to be the one of the better Hotels on our trip. We were given a first floor room. Walking in in the middle of the afternoon we needed the lights on as it was so dark, the lights made little difference as the power of the bulbs was so low. Opened the curtains trees just two... More 

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Oklahoma
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19 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We rented a housekeeping cabin by the lake. We were disappointed in the interior of the cabin. The bed was small, sort of lumpy, and seemed to lean to one side. The "kitchen" area consisted of a 2 or 3 burner stove, sink fridge and microwave. The utensils, pots and pans, etc., were few and far between-the hotel does not... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We have stayed in rustic lodges before, so I thought I knew what to expect at Sylvan Lodge. We stayed in the older part of the hotel on the first floor. Horrible odor in the hallway -- smelled like cooked cabbage. Our room was small, but I expected that. There were long blond hairs on the one bedspread and a... More 

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Ridgeway, WI
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We booked this lodge so that we could be right in Custer State Park for the Buffalo Roundup. We had small kiddoes, and we booked two rooms. Our room was very nice. The lodge is a bit dated, but our double queen room was big, very nice and comforable. However, do not open the windows - the screens have big... More 

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Milwaukee
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27 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We stayed here two nights and enjoyed it in spite of not having any view of the lake which we expected. I guess there is a path down to the lake, but we drove down on the day we hiked up to the fire tower on Harney Peak (the highlight of our trip). The place needs new carpet to freshen... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had a wonderful time at the Sylvan Lake Lodge. The room was clean (the beds not the most comfortable, but they were ok). The view off the balcony was great, except for some old folding chairs and a table in the grass below our balcony. Not sure why that was there. Also, there was no screen on our patio... More 

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