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Blue Bell Lodge

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Custer State Park, 25453 Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
Blue Bell Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you are looking for a cozy cabin in the woods experience, Blue Bell Lodge is a good option. Cabins are small log cabins with a wood burning fireplace, mini kitchen, front porch and outdoor fire pit. We found ours to be clean and in good order. A short walk to the main lodge, you will find an authentic, yet... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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211 reviews 211 reviews
38 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I almost hesitate to write a review to tell how great the winter wildlife special is at Blue Bell Lodge! We had the place to ourselves and if word gets out what a great deal this is, it might not always be so! We have stayed here before but never in winter, so it's always great to come back to... More 

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Northern Arizona
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26 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

loved the grounds, the smells and the sights of this place. The food was great at the lodge. Not too far from a lake for water play. This is a great little gem that is not a pretentious resort, but is a great retreat.

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Springboro
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We were wandering around the park, taking side roads, when we happened upon a campgrounds that specialized in horses. We called it the horse camp. Then we came upon the lodge restaurant and stopped to eat. We were so pleasantly surprised. The lodge was located in the middle of the woods. The restaurant was decorated just like a lodge with... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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104 reviews 104 reviews
20 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Custer State Park is really beautiful and the environment was really amazing; in fact, a huge bison was hanging around not 100 feet outside our cabin! The check-in staff was really friendly and accommodating and told us about the Chuck Wagon cook out scheduled for that evening, which sounded like fun, so we signed up. Our traveling companions--in an RV--were... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We stayed in one of the cabins rather than the Lodge itself, but we ate MULTIPLE meals at the Blue Bell Lodge because every meal was delicious and generous! The 3 of us each ordered something different at each meal and we enjoyed it all! The cornbread is like no other...sweet and tasty, almost like cake. And the chuck wagon... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Stayed at the basic cabins at the camp sites away from the main Lodge and store (which was still only half a mile away). Super cabins that sleep 6, shower house that was cleaned 3 times a day and QUIET at night. Normally we camp around one of the lakes in the Black Hills but wanted to do something different... More 

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Albuquerque
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stayed in a log sleeping cabin for three nights. Really change rming, in a rustic way. Comes with fireplace, full bath, two burner stove, frig and microwave (though you won't want to cook much once you eat in their restaurant) We did cook in some, to save money. (Helpful, as the cabins aren't especially cheap.)The restaurant has hearty breakfasts, tasty... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Stayed at the basic cabins at the camp sites away from the main Lodge and store (which was still only half a mile away). Super cabins that sleep 6, shower house that was cleaned 3 times a day and QUIET at night. Normally we camp around one of the lakes in the Black Hills but wanted to do something different... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

What a wonderful experience. The adults and children all loved this adventure. Beautiful wagon ride through Custer State park. Cowboy Keith was awesome and made the experience wonderful. He sang songs that we all could sing a long with and then he sang some of his own music which was absolutely beautiful. Ill never forget the song Life is Good,... More 

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