We stayed here on our way to Montana and wanted a place to stay while visiting the famous monuments in SD. We chose Custer state resorts because of the location. The only 'resort' they had available for the 2nights,was the Blue Bell Lodge. I made a bad choice for my family on this location. The old cabins need refurbishing badly. The cabin stunk inside of a major cleaner,like they were trying to cover up something else. The carpet was in foul shape and smelled. The blankets in the small 'dbl' beds were stained and had hair on them.the bed sheets barely fit the beds and were multi years old and bumpy. Our 10 year old was grossed out sleeping with them on. We spent $255/night(incl tax) to stay in a 2bdroom incl kitchen to make it comfortable. What a waste of money! Thankfully, I had read a previous 'advisor' and was aware that the kitchen includes 0! They have no silverware , plates etc. Are you kidding for this price! It was too late to back out of our reservation,so we brought our own. Why would someone rent a kitchen w/out a sitocked kitchen?
We also had a infestation of carpenter ants right by the front door. I think the cabins have rotting wood outside in the siding. We did have the manager come to our room that night with a can if bug spray. He along with the front desk young girls were very nice. I wasn't expecting much that night,as the other cabins looked similar to ours.
All 'n all, I could go on about how nasty we felt this place was, but I think you all get the idea. The park is beautiful, however.
I can't recommend any other place to stay,as the two closest cities only have motels I didn't check into.
- 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