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Calamity Peak Lodge

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#10 of 18 Hotels in Custer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After staying one night at Calamity Peak we enjoyed ourselves so much we decided to stay another. Joe and Lori were awesome hosts, so helpful and accommodating of our three small dogs. The cabin was so cozy and the sheets and bed heavenly! We enjoyed having the kitchen and the barbecue. Easy to drive around to see incredibly beautiful sights... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed twice during our ten days in South Dakota. The first time was in Room #9 which is upstairs in the owner's home. This room has a king size bed and is very large with a porch to sit outside and drink coffee in the mornings. The second time we stayed in Room 1A on the motel side of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment of check in throughout our 5 night stay the hosts couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Our cabin, #9 was a delight! A log cabin feel, with beautiful pine paneling, spacious....everything one would need. Its proximity to park and town is a plus. Should I find myself in the area again, Calamity Peak Lodge would be... More 

Thank lolapat
Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Calamity Peak Lodge on our first visit to South Dakota in September 2016. This family run motel is located near the west entrance to Custer State Park. Owners, Joe and Lori gave tips on sightseeing and restaurants. The rooms at the lodge are as described. We stayed in units 2 and 3 (with full kitchen), each unit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a short drive out of downtown but the nice quiet room was appreciated. Central to many of the attractions in the Custer area. No continental breakfast available. We stayed in # 9, room was nice but bathroom area could use an update. Overall good value for the price, I would stay here again.

Thank Carrie S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another yr another great visit. Again in unit 7. Since last yr all outlets have been upgraded to 3 prong and shower was retiled. Each unit is different some with kitchens and some with just microwave. So look at website before booking. Back to unit 7, it does have about 30 steps so not for someone that has trouble stairs.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We have wanted to stay at Calamity Peak Lodge after driving by for years. We were not disappointed. We stayed with family and had 3 rooms. Each was clean and well appointed. The rooms are small, but really perfect for this kind of stay. You really feel like you are away from it all. There is a great gathering place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Our 2nd visit there! It is beautiful, peaceful, quiet, clean and so much fun. There are so many attractions close by, Crazy Horse, Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park, Deadwood, Rapid City and many more. It's a great getaway and the owners, Joe and Lori are the nicest people you ever met! We've known them for years! Go stay there and... More 

Thank Cathy W
Vermillion, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Our family (Mom, Dad, and a 5-year-old) rented Cabin #9 for two nights. Very clean; cozy with vaulted, raftered ceilings and wood paneling; and convenient for trips to Crazy Horse, Wind Cave, Custer State Park, Mt. Rushmore. Cabin had everything we needed: a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee pot, king-size bed, bathtub, windows that open. We loved the charming location alongside a... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Our family rented cabin #10 for three nights just before Bike Week. We were extremely impressed, and almost overwhelmed, by the beauty surrounding the cabin, as well as the cleanliness and appearance of the cabin. This is a newer looking cabin with wood paneling everywhere, vaulted ceilings, and nice-sized windows perfect for viewing the grounds. There is no a/c, but... More 

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Lori H, Owner at Calamity Peak Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a great review. We loved talking to your mother-in-law. we got to tell her about some of the history of Calamity Peak Lodge. She was really curious about the stone. I'm sorry you had trouble with parking but cabin 10 has its own parking. You could have pulled stay down to the cabin. You... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Calamity Peak Lodge

Address: 12557 US Highway 16a, P.O. Box 61, Custer, SD 57730-8301
Location: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Number of rooms: 10
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Custer
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