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12557 US Highway 16A P.O. Box 61, Custer, SD 57730-8301
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#6 of 18 hotels in Custer

See why so many travelers make Calamity Peak Lodge their motel of choice when visiting Custer. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a quaint setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

As your “home away from home,” the motel rooms offer a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to outdoor furniture, a picnic area, and an outdoor fireplace while staying at Calamity Peak Lodge. In addition, Calamity Peak Lodge offers barbeque facilities, which will help make your Custer trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Close to Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway (1.6 mi), a popular Custer landmark, Calamity Peak Lodge is a great destination for tourists.

While visiting Custer, you may want to try some filet mignon at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Custer Corral Family Buffet.

Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out some of the popular art galleries, such as Art Expressions and Buffalo Boys.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Calamity Peak Lodge as you experience all of the things Custer has to offer.

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gypsymamma wrote a review Aug 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota661 contributions284 helpful votes
We have stayed in the cabins up the hill as well as the stand alone cabin by the creek, but this was our first time staying in the motel-type cabins near the office. Our unit, #4, was quite large and the extra space was appreciated by all. One king and a sofabed in one room, one queen in a separate bedroom, a full kitchen and a full bath. The rooms were clean but basic, rustic. There is no air conditioning, but the interior stayed very cool during the day with the windows and curtains shut. We would wait for the temps to cool off outside before we'd open our windows for the night. Then it would get quite cool in the cabin. Management provided fans which were very helpful, for air movement as well as to mask some noise. We got some noise from the road, roosters somewhere near by, some sort of construction equipment beeping as it backed up, and our neighbors who were early risers and really really loud. We didn't use the wifi, as Verizon gave a strong signal and we just stayed on our data. The grounds are very pretty, and there is a creek in the middle that has crawfish that are fun to watch. Staying here is a great base camp for visiting the Hills, as you're centrally located and right next to Custer State Park. We also really appreciated that the owners have kept the rates very reasonable. It's not a Hilton or a fancy resort, but overall a great value and a good place to stay.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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NELLY_77 wrote a review Jul 2020
IRVING76 contributions11 helpful votes
Family trip to Mt. Rushmore and extremely happy we stayed at Calamity Peak Lodge. Two teenagers, 3 dogs and 4 adults drove to Custer, SD. The location was beautiful and relaxing. Small creek on the property, the room was clean with great space. Downtown, Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer National Park were close to Calamity Peak Lodge.We had a grill and a fire pit for smores. Our room was clean and had a full kitchen, coffee make and toaster.
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Date of stay: July 2020
tennisjed wrote a review Jul 2020
Cleveland, Ohio50 contributions14 helpful votes
Cozy little room. Clean and well-kept. The location just outside of Custer is convenient. Beautiful setting with view of rock formations, evergreens and a lovely stream and a trail to walk. The owner was very nice and helpful. Would return and recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Jeff L wrote a review May 2020
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We found this hidden gem over two years ago. I have been coming to the black hills for years (I honestly spend all my vacation time here in the Hills every year). You will not find another place as close to the park for the price. The stay is comfortable, clean, quiet, and quaint. I have seen every unit and have stayed in 4 different ones since the introduction to this lodge. The variety of unit type is what is nice about this facility and they have something for all types of travelers / guest, as shown on their website. My son and I have stayed in late August (well it is just me now). Joe and Lori have units for the “backcounty / hiking” type. I land here and this is base camp. I spend the day out in the backcountry and come back at dark. When me and the misses come back later in the fall, we request a larger unit with a bit more room and kitchen, different scenario. I have stayed in many of the other places in the southern hills and in Custer State Park resorts, and I will continue to make Calamity Peak Lodge “base camp” of our Black Hills experience. For my vacation lodging dollars, which is always a concern, I am confident that I am getting the best value staying here at Calamity Peak Lodge. Joe and Lori take their property seriously and will do what is needed to right any issues, because nothing is perfect, and that speaks volumes to me because I can attest to their sincerity of making it right. In closing, the lodge has easy access off the highway. The lodge itself has 6 units at the office, which is located on the east side of the facility, 4 independent cabins which are located on the west side of the creek. Wifi is available with a better signal at the lodge units than the cabins, but hey, you are in the “Hills” and all internet is spotty outside of town. Each unit has fans, no A/C, but that shouldn’t be a concern since the facility is situated so that the afternoon sun is mostly obscured by the surrounding French Creek bluffs and pine trees that are on the ridgeline over shadowing the property. With the breeze that is always constant it seems in the Hills, by the time you get back to your unit after supper time it will already be cooled down and you will be closing the windows. Calamity Peak Lodge is only 15 minutes from Custer State Park west entrance and Wind Cave National Park heading east and 7 minutes +/- to the town of Custer. Thanks Joe and Lori…
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Date of stay: August 2019
Response from Lori H, Owner at Calamity Peak Lodge
Responded Jun 28, 2020
Thank you so much for the great review. We love having you guys coming and staying with us for the last coupe of year. So glad you enjoy the place as much as we do. Looking forward to seeing you guys in the fall. Be safe until then.
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Amory wrote a review Sep 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed 3 nights in #4 the last week of September and it was perfect for us. My Husband and I travel with our dogs and this cabin/room was perfect with a front and back door, plenty of room to be comfortable and the owner was really nice and helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from Lori H, Owner at Calamity Peak Lodge
Responded Nov 5, 2019
Thank you for such a great review. So glad you liked our place. We try to make people at home when they stay with us. Hope to see you guys another time.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Calamity Peak Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Calamity Peak Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Needles Highway (4.9 miles), Custer State Park (2.7 miles), and Needles Eye (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Calamity Peak Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at Calamity Peak Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Calamity Peak Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Calamity Peak Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Calamity Peak Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Skogen Kitchen, Black Hills Burger and Bun Co., and Begging Burro Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar.
Are pets allowed at Calamity Peak Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Calamity Peak Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Four Mile Old West Town (6.8 miles) and Badger Hole Historic Site (7.2 miles).