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Blue Bell Lodge

Custer State Park, 25453 Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
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Ranked #4 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Custer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Urbandale, Iowa
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We spent 2 nights in the Commissioners cabin and loved it. The cabin was really nice and clean. So quiet and a great area to stay. The food at the lodge was really good and everyone we met that worked there were very nice. We, 4 adults, also did the Chuckwagon dinner and really had a good time with it.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Not a review of the Lodge, but of the campground associated with it. We were a traveling family of five-- two adults, teen, and two 10 year olds. Novice campers-- husband and I camped as kids 30+ years ago. Son is a Boy Scout with decent camping experience. Loved Blue Bell. We had a great site-- electric hook up (helpful... More

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185 reviews 185 reviews
24 hotel reviews
514 helpful votes 514 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We did not plan to give so much business to Blue Bell Lodge, it is a handy spot. The chuck wagon dinner is good, cornball fun. The chuck wagon is not the little covered wagons that stand in front of the lodge, but a big, pickup drawn wagon that seats about twenty-five on padded benches that rim the edge. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We visited Custer State Park for a wedding and extended our vacation to explore. We stayed at the Blue Bell Lodge which had individual cabins. Our cabin was a Housekeeping Cabin which included two Queen beds, which was spacious and clean. It included a fire place, kitchen with a stovetop, microwave, sink, mini fridge and dishes. There was also a... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We liked the overall property -- it is very peaceful, cool cabin exteriors, and the lodge itself is beautiful. Actual upkeep of the cabin left much to be desired. See attached pics -- bugs in lights (like, many dead moths, some still alive), mold in the shower, used plunger stored next to toilet (who still does this?). It was gross... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in Cabin 26; my brother, sister-in law and their two children aged 11 & 7 stayed in cabin 15. We pulled our car up to the cabin and when we got out of the car we watched a family of wild turkeys walk in front of us! There were 4 very take wild baby bunny... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I our our 7 and 9 year olds enjoyed this outting. The people making up the group were from all over the US and we all participated in the singing and pre-dinner chatting (which is saying a bit as I usually keep to myself). Cowboy Keith was a large part of the success to the evening. He... More

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Address: Custer State Park, 25453 Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
Location: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 240
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