We stayed in one of the older, historic cabins at Blue Bell Lodge. It was comfortable and had been updated fairly recently, but was still a bit rustic around the edges. There were also newer looking cabins, so if you want more modern amenities and a larger bathroom, you might ask for one. Our cabin was roomy, had a mini-kitchen (sink and refrig, but no microwave), but the bathroom was tiny (probably not original to the 1920's cabin). The cabin was clean, and we were visited by bison, rabbits, birds and bighorn sheep. Could hear the horses whinnying at night, from the nearby stables.
The Blue Bell area has stables, a store (souvenirs and food staples) and a restaurant. The restaurant was good, but not outstanding, although the servers were very cheerful. The restaurant dining room reminded us of some national park lodge dining rooms (esp Roosevelt Lodge in Yellowstone).
Overall, our stay was comfortable and appropriate for the rustic Custer State Park setting.
- 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