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Blue Bell Lodge

Custer State Park, 25453 Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
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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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Northern Arizona
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169 reviews 169 reviews
24 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Urbandale, Iowa
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Philadelphia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Address: Custer State Park, 25453 Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
Location: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Number of rooms: 240
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