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Blue Bell Lodge

Custer State Park, 25453 Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
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Ranked #5 of 22 Specialty lodging in Custer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in the blue bell camper cabins in May. they were clean and quiet. The staff was friendly. We are not a camping family and really appreciated that all huge cabins are located very close to the vaulted toilets and water supply. the bathrooms were quite clean and we rarely waited for the shower (although to be honest the... More

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BlueBellLodge, General Manager at Blue Bell Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The camping cabins are quite nice. I am surprised to hear you did not have a good time on the Chuckwagon, it is usually the highlight of guests stay. We have had many very good reviews and our entertainers mentioned by name as being some of the best performers. We have many selections when it... More

Long Island, NY
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152 reviews 152 reviews
21 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The cabins at Blue Bell Lodge have apparently been refurbished recently. They are spotlessly clean, have a working (assumed) fireplace with glass doors, plenty of space, blackout curtains for the windows, a small yet functional kitchenette stocked with all of the necessary amenities, a small flat-screen tv which we didn't use and a deer head staring down on the room... More

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BlueBellLodge, General Manager at Blue Bell Lodge, responded to this review

Rustic Luxury, my sentiments exactly. Thanks for the review. Glad you had a good time with us and please come back again!!! More

Utah
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Blue Bell Lodge in June of 2014. Our family of 5 stayed in one of the "sleeping cabins" and we absolutely loved it! The cabin was larger than expected with lots of space between cabins which really adds to the privacy. The cabin was very clean and well maintained. If you are coming to the Black... More

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BlueBellLodge, General Manager at Blue Bell Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. The sleeping cabins are newer and offer some really great amenities such as the wood burning fireplace. The Chuckwagon dinner and a horseback ride are a must and will give you a fond experience to remember. These activities are offered to anyone whether you stay at the lodge or not. We hope... More

brooklyn, ny
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned home from a wonderful trip starting in Jackson, WY and ending at the Blue Blue Lodge. We arrived just time in for the Chuckwagon Dinner which is definitely a must. After getting outfitted with your own cowboy hat and bandana, you are assigned a wagon with about 20 others and an entertainer. If you are lucky enough,... More

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BlueBellLodge, General Manager at Blue Bell Lodge, responded to this review

We get a lot of compliments on that cabin and it's my favorite in the park. Thank you for your review. I will be sure to pass this on to Wild Rod, he will get a big kick out of it. The Chuckwagon is a unique experience and I believe we have the best there is!!! Hope to see you... More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, myself, Daughter, Son-in-Law and 4 grandsons stayed in two cabins June 25-28, 2014. We had a ball. The food at the lodge was great and the people were very nice. My only reservation would be that it rained every evening so things were a little muddy around the cabins. The cabins were clean, as cabins go, and were... More

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BlueBellLodge, General Manager at Blue Bell Lodge, responded to this review

Ah Success!!! We want everyone that comes to Blue Bell to have the exact same feeling when they leave. Thank you so much for the review and we hope to see you again someday. More

Fairfield, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family travels extensively. My young kids have already been to 36 states. Our most wonderful adventure of all has been our trip to the Black Hills and our stay at Blue Bell. The cabin was excellent. The entire staff was accommodating and friendly and helpful and fun. Everything about this location is perfect. We are going back soon.

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BlueBellLodge, General Manager at Blue Bell Lodge, responded to this review

Can't ask for a better review than that for sure and thank you!!! I am so glad your family had a wonderful experience here. My staff and I strive to make everyone feel at home and help in any way possible to make their experience one to remember. We will be happy to see you and your family again!!! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for four nights. The location was great and we loved being in the park. Very peaceful and quiet. Actually had a big bull bison roam through the grounds on our last night there. Beware, these are not domesticated animals. One guest got too close (trying to get a photo) and was charged by the bull. He made it... More

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BlueBellLodge, General Manager at Blue Bell Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Blue Bell. I am glad that your overall stay was pleasant. Yes, some of the cabins are a little older and more rustic than others but all have their charms. The housekeeping staff here is top notch and we are fortunate to have them. Hope to have you back again sometime!! More

Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed 3 nights here in not the best weather at the beginning of June, and loved the fact that we had a beautiful modern well equipped cabin (no. 15) set right at the back of the resort, so quiet. Loved lighting the fire each evening and snuggling up. We ate a couple of times at the restaurant and the... More

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BlueBellLodge, General Manager at Blue Bell Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the excellent review. The Buffalo are my favorite animals, I could watch them all day. In my opinion, you had one of the best cabins in the park. Both for it's charm and seclusion. Blue Bell is a great place to stay if you're looking for a laid back experience!!! Hope to see you again sometime. More

Baton Rouge
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We didn't stay here, but we ate at the restaurant for lunch as we drove through the park. The buffalo melt was excellent. they cooked it a perfect med-rare. the beef dip sandwich was also excellent. The staff was very friendly.

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BlueBellLodge, General Manager at Blue Bell Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you had a great lunch!!! The Buffalo Melt and Dakota Dip are excellent choices. Thanks for the review and we hope to see you again. More

Erin, WI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We used to love to camp, but now, a cabin is perfect for us! Blue Bell was just what we wanted...clean and comfortable and right in the heart of Custer State Park. The staff was so friendly. The cabin was clean and quiet and stood firm during the windy, rainy storms. We were close to nature, yet right across the... More

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BlueBellLodge, General Manager at Blue Bell Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. My staff and I strive to make our guests feel like their home here at Blue Bell. Hope to see you again!!! More

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Address: Custer State Park, 25453 Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
Location: United States > South Dakota > Custer
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A historical lodge offering horseback riding and camping trips through Custer State park. ... more   less 
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