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“Wonderful Location, definitely on my list to stay again”
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Shady Rest Motel
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Custer
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Collins, Colorado
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful Location, definitely on my list to stay again”
Reviewed June 26, 2011

We had 2 families of 4 each so we rented the "hunters Lodge" cabin. It was perfect for us, the kids got the two beds in the loft while the adults each got their own bedroom on the lower level. There was a small kitchen perfect for breakfast or a quick lunch not quite big enough for a full dinner be we managed. The location was 2 blocks off the main street so walking was an option for most in town restaurants yet far enough away to be secluded.
The owners were locals and very knowledgeable of places to eat, see etc and very responsive to any requests. They were also eager to get feedback on any improvements they could make.
Cons:
Wifi was less the reliable - but they are working on fixing that it.
Master Private bath was a bit tight.

For the size and price i don't think you can beat it.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Nebraska
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Reviewed June 25, 2011

We stayed in Cabin #6 for five days in June 2011. The cabin was in a perfect location-two blocks off the main street in Custer, so it was very easy to walk to the main street if we wanted. It was very quiet so our two little girls could easily take naps during the day, and nestled between two parks so the girls could wear off any extra energy they had after a day of hiking and sightseeing. The owners said Cabin 6 lacked a view compared to the other cabins (it faces the manager's house), but this was just fine with us-it had a large covered patio for the girls to play on, even when it was raining. This was a great place to stay and very, very well priced for all of the amenities! We would definitely stay there again, and probably even request Cabin 6!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Shorewood, Illinois
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Reviewed May 22, 2011

We stayed at the Shady Rest on May 14th for two nights in cabin #4. We were delighted with the "curb appeal" the cabins had and even more delighted when we stepped inside! Everything was spotless and the bed was quite comfortable. The room, including the bathroom, is a little "tight" but not claustrophobic by any means. Remember these cabins have been here for some time but Ann & John, who have owned the motel for just one year, could not have been more gracious. They were knowledgeable about the area and helped us with dinner decisions. If you wanted to you could walk to town, it's that close, but removed enough away from any "traffic" noise. We did not hear a thing. Our only regret was that we did not say 1 more night as we had already made plans to stay one night at Custer State Park. Our room there wasn't much bigger and we would have saved some $$ by doing so. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Candor, NY
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Reviewed May 12, 2011

We stayed in the hunting lodge and it was amazing. There was tons of space for our family of seven and we all slept very well. The kitchen was well stocked with table service and cookware, the bathrooms were more than adequate and very clean. We were provided charcoal for the grill. I wish we'd stayed longer!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Laguna Hills, California
1 review
Reviewed December 18, 2010

Shady Rest Motel is under new ownership, and oh boy these people know how to treat you like family. We stayed here with another family, so it was 4 adults and 5 kids in one cabin! The owners kids became best friends with all our kids, showed them around the whole place. Kids were in heaven there, they didn't want to leave, heck, we didn't want to leave!
The cabins are still going through some renovation process since they were taken over not long ago. They are equipped with pretty much everything, pots, pans, utensils, outside charcoal grill. We didn't have the charcoal or the lighting flluid, so we went to ask about the closest store to buy it, and what do the owners do? They give us their own stuff so we don't have to waste time and money on that. What great people and great place to stay!! We are definitelly going back there!!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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West Sussex, England
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Reviewed September 28, 2010

New owners this year - very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Lots of door step appeal. Cabin clean and comfortable with everything you need. Enjoyed the swing chair outside on the verandah. Hot tub available. All in all good place to stay near Custer state park.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed June 9, 2010

Actually did not stay here because it was sold out. Stopped by when walking by. Met the owners who are really gracious. Took a look at the cabins. Very charming. Also there is a large cabin that will accommodate large groups that would be great for a retreat. Sits up over the main street on a small hill. Will stay here for all future trips if there is availability. The best place to stay in Custer!

Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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Property: Shady Rest Motel
Address: 238 Gordon St, Custer, SD 57730-1820
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Custer
#3 Romantic Hotel in Custer
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Shady Rest Hotel Custer

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