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Shady Rest Motel

#2 of 19 Hotels in Custer
Certificate of Excellence
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238 Gordon St, Custer, SD 57730
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10% off 3+ nights stay
Shady Rest Motel
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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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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having read all the glowing reviews, checking into our cabin was an immediate and overwhelming disappointment. Our first impressions--cramped, musty, dismal and dim! I'm sure Amy and John are fine people, but the only positives we can say are that the cabin was clean and we never ran out of hot water! These cabins are old and have been "remodeled"... More 

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johndvorak777, Owner at Shady Rest Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are sorry you were disappointed. The unit you stayed in is our Cabin 6 which is one of our historic cabins. The charm of this cottage is, in part, in the very things that set it apart from a completely modern motel including its original windows and door, covered... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We traveled cross country and stayed at 15 different places of all types. This was one of our favorites. The ambience of the cabin group is cozy and quaint and memorable. Look at the chart on the website to pick a spot. We were in the row in the back, a little up the hill, so it felt a little... More 

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Kaysville, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a week in cabin 7 and had a wonderful time. It's small but big enough for us. The kitchen was very nice to have altho we enjoyed eating out a bit more than we should have. 7 is the only cabin with a bathtub and I really appreciated that. It's a good deep tub and the showerhead is... More 

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Madison, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While in the Black Hills, we traveled to Custer, SD where we visited the Shady Rest Motel. What an outstanding place to stay!! The cabins are private, clean, cozy, rustic and very comfortable. You can cook your own meals with the complete kitchens and provided dishware. The views are spectacular and hiking around the place is a blast. The park... More 

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Edmond, OK
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from a trip to the Black Hills. If we're ever in the area we will definitely be back. We stayed in cozy cabin number 6 which was enough room for our family of 4. The kitchen came in handy. We didn't grill this trip but grills are available to use. The hot tub is a nice touch... More 

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Harrisonburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of four spent three nights here last week. The cabin was clean, beds were comfortable, and while the complex is nestled into a quiet wooded hillside, it was close enough that we could walk downtown for dinner in the evening. Ann is so friendly and welcoming, and she knows so much about the area - she gave us... More 

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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed here mid-week, and it was a great fit for my family of four. The location is ideal - on the quiet edge of Custer, but within walking distance of pretty much all the shops and restaurants in Custer. The motel is also just one block from the Mickelson Trail, which we walked on every day during our... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights in cabins 9 and 1. They are cute, quiet, close to everything. Off the main road thru town so it was quiet. The owners are great - we ended up arriving very late due to road detours through Wyoming. They had everything ready for us and made our stay easy! Thanks Ann and John!

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So happy we were able to stay at this place! Ann is one of nicest people I have met in this business. She takes time to talk to her guests and is a wonderful resource if you have any questions or need suggestions about the area. She showed us some of the other cabins on the property, which was great... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Modern conveniences in a quaint cabin with very gracious hosts on property. We stayed for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed Custer State Park. Coming back to the snug little cabin at night was wonderful! This area seemed very safe and secure. The owners helped us plan our day in Custer and had great information! Beds were comfortable and the cabin... More 

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