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Blue Bell Lodge

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Custer State Park is really beautiful and the environment was really amazing; in fact, a huge bison was hanging around not 100 feet outside our cabin! The check-in staff was really friendly and accommodating and told us about the Chuck Wagon cook out scheduled for that evening, which sounded like fun, so we signed up. Our traveling companions--in an RV--were...

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 8 November 2014

We stayed in one of the cabins rather than the Lodge itself, but we ate MULTIPLE meals at the Blue Bell Lodge because every meal was delicious and generous! The 3 of us each ordered something different at each meal and we enjoyed it all! The cornbread is like no other...sweet and tasty, almost like cake. And the chuck wagon...

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Rapid City, South Dakota
Reviewed 29 October 2014

Stayed at the basic cabins at the camp sites away from the main Lodge and store (which was still only half a mile away). Super cabins that sleep 6, shower house that was cleaned 3 times a day and QUIET at night. Normally we camp around one of the lakes in the Black Hills but wanted to do something different...

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Albuquerque
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Stayed in a log sleeping cabin for three nights. Really change rming, in a rustic way. Comes with fireplace, full bath, two burner stove, frig and microwave (though you won't want to cook much once you eat in their restaurant) We did cook in some, to save money. (Helpful, as the cabins aren't especially cheap.)The restaurant has hearty breakfasts, tasty...

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Rapid City, South Dakota
Reviewed 21 September 2014

Stayed at the basic cabins at the camp sites away from the main Lodge and store (which was still only half a mile away). Super cabins that sleep 6, shower house that was cleaned 3 times a day and QUIET at night. Normally we camp around one of the lakes in the Black Hills but wanted to do something different...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 20 September 2014

What a wonderful experience. The adults and children all loved this adventure. Beautiful wagon ride through Custer State park. Cowboy Keith was awesome and made the experience wonderful. He sang songs that we all could sing a long with and then he sang some of his own music which was absolutely beautiful. Ill never forget the song Life is Good,...

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Urbandale, Iowa
Reviewed 9 September 2014

We spent 2 nights in the Commissioners cabin and loved it. The cabin was really nice and clean. So quiet and a great area to stay. The food at the lodge was really good and everyone we met that worked there were very nice. We, 4 adults, also did the Chuckwagon dinner and really had a good time with it....

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Philadelphia
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Not a review of the Lodge, but of the campground associated with it. We were a traveling family of five-- two adults, teen, and two 10 year olds. Novice campers-- husband and I camped as kids 30+ years ago. Son is a Boy Scout with decent camping experience. Loved Blue Bell. We had a great site-- electric hook up (helpful...

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USA
Reviewed 6 September 2014

We did not plan to give so much business to Blue Bell Lodge, it is a handy spot. The chuck wagon dinner is good, cornball fun. The chuck wagon is not the little covered wagons that stand in front of the lodge, but a big, pickup drawn wagon that seats about twenty-five on padded benches that rim the edge. We...

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Reviewed 5 September 2014

We visited Custer State Park for a wedding and extended our vacation to explore. We stayed at the Blue Bell Lodge which had individual cabins. Our cabin was a Housekeeping Cabin which included two Queen beds, which was spacious and clean. It included a fire place, kitchen with a stovetop, microwave, sink, mini fridge and dishes. There was also a...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A historical lodge offering horseback riding and camping trips through Custer State park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Bell Lodge

Address: Custer State Park, 25453 Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
Region: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Bell Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 240
Also Known As:
Blue Bell Hotel Custer
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ChicagoGal64, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Some cabins are much newer than others and they are more pleasant in every way. I believe the cabins in the 20s are the newest.”
  • The kitchen was lacking a LOT of basics but we were ready for pancakes!
  • Even the phone was sticky and dirty. A little 409 and a sponge would go a long way here.
  • lots of mold around the tub and in the grout.
mascan824, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
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