We spent 4 days in the Black Hills area, but only our last night at the Blue Bell lodge. It is more costly, but we wanted to splurge for our last night. We weren't disappointed! The cabin was wonderful. It was clean, spacious, nicely decorated, and had lots of windows for looking outside. The cabins were also spaced apart nicely for privacy. The staff in the general store were friendly and we had a good meal in the lodge. We arrived early in the afternoon and went horse back riding from their stables, and it was a nice, scenic ride.
The best part were the 2 buffalo bulls we spied relaxing 2 cabins over. We watched them thru the window and from the porch for at least 2 hours. Unbelievable! When we drove to the lodge for dinner we went right past them. If you can afford to stay at the Blue Bell, its a great place and not too far from Custer City for shopping and other dining.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A historical lodge offering horseback riding and camping trips through Custer State park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blue Bell Hotel Custer