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Shady Rest Motel

238 Gordon St, Custer, SD 57730
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Shady Rest Motel
Ranked #2 of 19 hotels in Custer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ogden, Utah
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This motel is on the south end of town located against a hill. Has a city park across the street and is in walking distant of the main area of town. Small place with a personal touch. The owners were nice and friendly. Checked us in with efficiency and a good attitude. The cabins are older but have been kept... More

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

John and Ann are gracious hosts. The cabins are charming and clean, and we could not have had a better stay. All of the guests were friendly, the location was perfect for walking to town. Our 7 year old son had the time of his life playing with the owners son, and other children staying there. We only wish we... More

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Washington, DC
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent one night here and toured Custer state park and Mount Rushmore. The owner was incredibly helpful and friendly. It was nice to have a cabin with a separate room. It had everything we needed. The location was close to town but back a bit so it was nice and peaceful. I highly recommend it.

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Harrisburg, South Dakota
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These cabins were so cute! I just loved staying there! We had a 2 bed cabin & it came with an indoor bathroom & cooking pans & dishes in the kitchen. All linens were provided as well. It also had a heater/air conditioner & tv. It was decorated cute, had a front porch swing & a charcoal grill at each... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the Shady Rest Motel in three years. We stayed four nights. Once again, the cabin was very clean, the bed comfortable and well equipped if you wanted to cook a small meal. The location is quiet and you can enjoy an evening out on a porch swing. We will stay here again when in... More

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Smyrna, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed at Shady Rest for four days in June 2014. It was a wonderful experience. The people who own these cabins are the most cordial people I have met in a long time. The cabins were very clean and location was ideal to all attractions in the area. I would stay there again without hesitation.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
11 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stayed in the Bunkhouse and loved it! The cabins are neat and fun, super clean and the owners are wonderful. Yes the cabins are small and it's a tight little compound. Get over it, you're on vacation and not paying very much. We had a great time and would go back. You should too!

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Bend, OR
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93 reviews 93 reviews
37 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I loved these cabins!! Outstandingly friendly service from the owner/manager. Super well maintained and super clean cabins. A great little kitchenette and comfy place to lounge around in. A great porch swing to relax in and take in the view of the Black Hills. Super central location and walking distance to all the downtown restaurants and stores. Custer State Park,... More

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Barbeau, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Spent four days here in one of their two bedroom cabins. Truly enjoyed their cozy little place. Spent some time in their hot tub after long daytime hikes. Kids enjoyed the little playground and stream as well as the "tree fort" on the hill out back. Would love to do it all over again. It was a great launching place... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I stayed two nights in Custer at the lodge. It is two-story, has three bedroom spaces, two bathrooms, and full kitchen space. Ann was very helpful and kind. The grounds are not directly in town but off a little near the pine forest. The lodge is very comfortable - a great place to stay. It is near Jewel Cave, Wind... More

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Address: 238 Gordon St, Custer, SD 57730
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Custer
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Shady Rest Hotel Custer

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