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Blue Bell Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
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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Goshen, Indiana
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We checked into our cabin and surprisingly, we found a huge Buck above the mantle...Awesome! Nice and quiet area. They even had firewood for the fireplace/pit. The lodge serves nice B, L & D, but with the season beginning, we practiced the Life Skill of Patience with the wait staff. This was a great place to go and see all... More 

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Rome, GA
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had lunch at the Blue Bell Lodge during our recent visit to Custer State Park. The food was outstanding and the service was equal. The decor in the restaurant is pure mountain lodge and we loved that too. Highly recommended!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We tent camped at the campground. I would not recommend our site (17 - surrounded by other sites), but we still had a great time. The cabins look wonderful and we will return to try them out. The campground hosts (Pam and her husband) were charming and very knowledgeable about all the park and the area had to offer. Very... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blue Bell Lodge is in a great location within Custer State Park. We visited in early May when they had just opened for the season and with very few tourists it was fantastic! Lovely drive near the wilderness loop, close to Crazy Horse, Mt. Rushmore and other nearby sites. The rustic cabins are in a sweet private cove-like area... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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98 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 777 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved Blue Bell Lodge. It is right in the middle of everywhere we wanted to be and out of the way at the same time. Cabins are all secluded and private. Ours had a working fireplace, kitchen, big bathroom, table, tv and nice beds. It is right in the heart of Custer State Park and near the wilderness loop.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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64 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Custer State Park is in my opinion, one of the nicest places to stay in South Dakota. We visited in early May and there were hardly any other tourists around, this place seems largely undiscovered, or maybe just quiet at that time of year - whatever it was, it was good for us! We travelled on to Yellowstone after our... More 

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Central Indiana
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185 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in housekeeping cabin #3 and found it to be quaint & adequate. The cabin was equipped with everything we needed, surprisingly even a TV and had its own picnic table & fire pit. The only drawback was a hard mattress and #3 is the closest cabin to the employee housing right next door. The first night we heard... More 

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Dunlap, United States
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128 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just happened to see the lodge while driving through Custer State Park. The service was excellent and the food was very good. You will be in heaven if you like buffalo. It is fixed in many different dishes here. We plan to visit here again next summer.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 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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215 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 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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