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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Spent 3 nights at Shady Rest in mid August 2012. Stayed in the bunk house which suite our family of 4 very well. Son and I crashed in the bunk which was over the "booth" sytle table, which also converted to a bed...somehow. Wife and daughter slept in the Queen bed. Very clean cabin and owners were very welcoming and accommodating for requests. Great alternative to hotel life while on vacation.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We had a wonderful time at Shady Rest Motel and would certainly recommend it to everyone who needs a place to stay in Custer. Ann and John were more than helpful,,,like tracking us down at the park across the road with their portable phone with a phone call for us!! They had good recommendations for us and we thoroughly enjoyed our time both in Custer and at Shady Rest. They really do need to start advertising that the creek running right across the road from them is the creek that the gold rush began in many years ago!! Wonderful place to stay!!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

I was traveling with a friend and we spent 3 nights at the Shady Rest during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally week. We LOVED our cabin! We stayed in Cabin 1 which was a perfect fit for the two of us. The cabin was very clean and everything was in great shape for our stay. The kitchenette was just the right size so we could have simple meals. There was a good-sized table to eat at and use for preparing meals, laptops, etc. The shower in the bathroom WAS small as others have noted but it was something you could work with. We spent each evening and morning hanging out on the porch of our cabin which was the best part. You could hear some traffic noise from the main street through town but it was a couple blocks away so wasn't at all disturbing. The owners are just fantastic, so friendly and very helpful. The price was very reasonable especially considering we were there during Sturgis week. Custer is a great home base for travels around the area. We would stay here again in a heartbeat next time we return to the Black Hills!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank LAD62
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Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

This was a great place and the service was excellent! the owners were super nice and very helpful in recommending the best places to see and eat. Highly recommend! cabin was so very cozy and just at the very edge of town unlike some which were right on the main street.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

My son and I stayed in cabin #3 for 6 nights in early July...we selected Custer as a central point for exploring the Black Hills and surrounding area, and the Shady Rest was the perfect place for us to return in the evening!

Our particular unit had a comfortable queen bed and single pull-out sleeper. There is a fully-equipped kitchen, along with a charcoal grill on the front porch. My husband joined us for part of our stay, and it got a little cozy during that time...the unit is not large. But there is a great porch in the front...we spent most of our time relaxing there...we saw great sunsets, chatted with our neighbors, and saw wildlife early in the morning!

The property is within walking distance to the main street in Custer...there are several shops, restaurants, and a great little grocery store which sold freshly-ground bison...made for some great burgers on our grill!

Finally, we loved meeting Ann, John and family...they were so warm and welcoming, and gave us great recommendations about the area. We wouldn't hesitate to stay again!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Caseyno
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