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Sylvan Lake Lodge

24572 Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
Sylvan Lake Lodge
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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't usually do online reviews, but after our family's experience here, I feel it would be negligent for me to not leave a review. We stayed for three nights. Within an hour of our initial arrival in our room, I saw a mouse race across the floor. We would have left for another hotel then and there, but because... More 

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have stayed here several times, most recently had a room in the newer part of lodge and LOVED it. Would request that if possible. Harney Peak hike always great as are trails around the lake. The dining room accommodated my request for a birthday cake for my son...best chocolate cake ever! Lodge staff always friendly and helpful. Wifi is not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in a cabin for 2 nights. The cabin was spacious with 2qu beds and a fireplace. TV too. The view from the cabin was wonderful. We felt quite cozy and private there. We would definitely go back again

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Coalville, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch after our hike around Sylvan Lake. It's got a great dining room- a little more on the fancy side but the food and prices were average and great for family dining. We were glad to stop here- it was a quaint little place!

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Merrill, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful building and location. Negatives include, cob webs inside and outside windows in dining room, no coffee in lobby, so you wake your partner on eàrly room coffee, food service delivered by employees who seem to have been hired from fast food establishments. Slow service, sometimes you have to search for someone to get a coffee refil. Dinnersvhighly overpriced. Rooms... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff is not professional. Rooms are very small. Hotel is old and needs repairs. Black Hills is absolutely beautiful but we would recommend staying at another hotel if you are looking for reasonable accommodations for your money. They really need to do a better job hiring staff.

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary with a three day get away at a Sylvan Lake cabin and celebratory dinner at the lodge. We were so very disappointed with our dining experience. Our menu choices were not available even though we were early diners. After making a second choice and waiting a very long time, the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sylvan lake is gorgeous. We stayed at the lodge for one night and had mixed experiences. Lodge common areas and grounds are charming and proximity to the lake can't be beat. We booked a double and room was tiny. One bed was a pull out couch which wasn't clear up front. Restaurant service was very slow. Food was ok but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Having stayed in Custer (where there are few options for decent food), we were thrilled to eat at the Sylvan Lake Lodge for breakfast. Server was amazing and the food was quite wonderful. Had blueberry pancakes and a ham and cheese omelet. Would go back over and over again! Also sat by the windows and had a lovely view.

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