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Blue Bell Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Custer State Park, 25453 Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wild Rose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wife, daughter, and grandson spent 3 nights in one of the two bedroom older cabins at Blue Bell Lodge. It was nice to be so close to horseback riding, chuck wagon cookout, and a nice place to eat meals. The cabins do not have wifi but the restaurant/bar does. We had nightly campfires by our cabin. The main wildlife loop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent five nights in a cabin in Custer State Park, at Blue Bell lodge. It was absolutely perfect. The sleeping cabin was clean and comfortable, and really pretty roomy for a sleeping cabin. We had a dining table with four chairs as well as two beds and two other casual chairs. There was also a nice sized bathroom, two stovetop... More 

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Pittem, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we've been here during our roadtrip and we enjoyed ourselves so much. the location is so quite, the cabins are clean, spacious and have a lot of character. The small kitchen is perfect for a late night snack or lunch. If I would go back here I would sure book for a week or longer! The person who checked us... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fortunately we did not need to use every bed. The master bed was very comfortable, one of the queen beds just ok and the other one sagged so much just looking at it - needs urgent attention from management. Despite this, I would thoroughly recommend staying here - so relaxing, pretty, peaceful and convenient for Rushmore, Badlands etc. Our cabin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We really enjoyed this place. Individual cabins were well kept and clean. The lodge dining was pretty phenomenal. Wife had walleye and it was excellent. I had the tobasco chicken and it was great as well. We only stayed one night. Each cabin has a firepit which we used to roast some marshmallows in the evening. I'd get bored if... More 

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Eastern Shore Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Spent 5 nights in cabin#23 last week. Great location to use as a base of operations for seeing all the tourist spots in the Black Hills. Also took a trip over to the Badlands one day. LOVED sitting on the front porch in the morning with my coffee until the hubby woke up. Short walk to the stables the day... More 

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Helotes, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My family stayed at Blue Bell lodge in a housekeeping cabin that slept 8 people. Our family group consisted of two grandmothers, a grandfather, my daughter, son in law, and three grandchildren ages 5, 7, and 10. The cabin was dated but fairly clean. The two bedrooms and kitchen were very small. I would recommend that this cabin should be... More 

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Niles, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Oh yum!!!! We stopped in for lunch today after touring the park. Loved the rustic log cabin decor...the food and the service was excellent. Hubby had a beef melt sandwich that i tasted...steak tender and juicy melt in your mouth! I had a great big salad, excellent, and daughter had club sand. THEY HAVE THE YUMMIEST WARM CORNBREAD EVER WITH... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Chuck Wagon Dinner was great. My 10 year old son had a great time as well as my husband and I. String Bean was our drive as well as a great fiddler. Bull Head entertained us on the ride to dinner. We laughed so hard and sang great songs. If you have kids we highly recommend buying Bull Head's... More 

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Highly Recommend The Blue Bell Lodge. They were very helpful in getting me set-up for our family reunion. Shout-outs to Amanda, Kyle and Chad for further organizing our accommodations, activities and breakfast once we got there! Thank you so much for making this a great reunion for everyone. The Chuckwagon hayride is AWESOME! Yes, it seems a little expensive at... More 

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