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Shady Rest Motel

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238 Gordon St, Custer, SD 57730
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Shady Rest Motel
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Custer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Shady Rest Motel in August during a 7-week road trip, and it remains one of our favorite places to stay on the whole trip. It truly was a shady rest for weary travelers. We stayed in one of the newer cabins at the top, and parked in a spot close to our cabin. The cabin was... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at the Shady Rest for three days in September in the Hunters Lodge. Very clean and tons of room. Very centrally located for all activities including Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore, and don't miss the chuck wagon dinner at Blue Bell Lodge in Custer State Park. John and Ann were wonderful hosts. It was nice to come in each night... More

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New Albany, Indiana
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My excellent rating is meant for the motel/cabin type category. This place is cute, quaint, comfortable, clean, affordable, and has a great location. We traveled through the Badlands and stayed here for 2 nights while touring Black Hills, Custer State Park, and Mount Rushmore. It was a great home base. The owners are great. Nice staying in a family owned... More

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Central Vermont
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shady Rest Motel was a great find--affordable and conveniently located. My daughter and I stayed three nights. It was clean and cozy. I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Ann but John was very nice. As others have stated, this is not a five star hotel. However, if you would like something charming and easy to return to after a... More

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
15 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this lodging based upon Trip Advisor reviews, price, and location. I might have avoided it based upon a first impression from the photos, with its bright yellow paint--not my favorite-- but I'm glad I relied on the reviews! It is a gem of a place--a cluster of old-fashioned individual cabins, freshened with newer fixtures, carpet, beds, and heating/air... More

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Munster, Germany
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These cabins are a really good choice for a stay in Custer. They are clean, cute and cozy. The hosts are really friendly and helpful and the cabins are well equipped. The location is convenient for visiting the great Custer State Park and the Wind Cave National Park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anne and John are absolutely the best people you will ever meet! They made us feel right at home. These are full service cabins, you make your own meals! They provide silverware, pans, plates, bowls, toaster, microwave, can opener, towels, soap for hands and shower, all bedding pillows and t.p and free wifi and air conditioning.. There is fresh brewed... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This place was great. It was easy to find in the center of Custer. We didn't want to stay in Rapid City or Keystone. Since we traveled at the end of the Sturgis Bike Rally it was hard to find rooms. Ann worked with us to make sure we were accomodated. They stayed up late for our arrival after 10:00... More

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Hinton, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
34 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Easy location to find, overlooking the town. Nice comfortable cabins with kitchenette. Good quality bedding, Very clean, Owners are very friendly and helpful. Only coffee for breakfast. Numerous eating places within walking distance. Large porch with rocking chairs, great place for a sunset drink. Pet friendly lots of good places for walks around the Motel, watch the deers.

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Naperville, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We rented two cabins for our family of five. Both cabins were clean and comfortable, and it didn't cost much more than one room in a chain hotel. The owners were so considerate and helpful. We were greeted warmly and made to feel right at home. We received a number of recommendations of what to see and do and how... 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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