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Blue Bell Lodge

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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
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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent 2 nights in one of the cabins at the Blue Bell Lodge. It is a great location within Custer State Park. The horse stables are very close if you want to do a trail ride. I would highly recommend it. We also enjoyed the Chuckwagon event one evening. My only advice is the sofa pull-out bed was very... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there only for lunch, by chance. I wish we had know of it earlier as it looks like a perfect place to stay. Lunch was great. We were outside under an umbrella. It was so peaceful. The lodge itself is so cute -- log. There are cabins. The big plus is the location. Custus State Park is full... More 

Port Orchard, Washington
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds are wonderful, nice walks around the cabins. Maybe a five minute walk to the restaurant and bar. Seen turkeys, deer, rabbit, buffalo turds so hey are around. We stayed in cabin 15, very nice! Large bedroom with a table(plenty of nice chairs), wood burning fireplace, nice little kitchenette, and a full bathroom.

Streamwood, Illinois
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't beat the setting for the cabins. Nestled in the pine trees inside the park. If being near nature is where you want to be it is a great location. The cabin was equipped with most everything we needed but could use a bit of updating. Nice to have our own fire pit for campfires. Had flocks of wild... More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we were planning our trip to South Dakota my wife put this on our list of possibilities. We have four young daughters and they were all for it, my wife was a little surprised that it got my vote as well, even though it sounded a little hokey. Based on her research, this is the chuck wagon ride to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hayride and Chuck Wagon Cookout was recommended by friends. After spending all day touring and site seeing in the park, we thought it would be something different to experience that we don't have available back home. We met at the Blue Bell Lodge and had time to meet some of the others attending. We also got our take home... More 

Silver Lake, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

4 of 5 Stars. Awsome setting, Lodge with bar and restaurant within walking distance. Also small store/gas station on site. Cabin was nice but could use minor update. But don't miss this stay because of the minor problem. The location cannot be beat. You will not be disappointed.

Wild Rose
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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 August 25, 2015

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 

Pittem, Belgium
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

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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