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Sylvan Lake Lodge

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 June 2014

We were hiking with a group and stayed 2 nights in the cabins. The room was cold and the heater didn't work. The bathroom was small and situated so one couldn't stand between the toilet and the sink. The shower barely fit one. While we are hikers, the walk up the hill for meals was a chore, ESP after hiking...

1Thank remery1513
Reviewed 20 June 2014

My daughter and I stayed at the Sylvan Lake Lodge for one night. We stayed in the cabins and not the lodge. While the cabins were older, they were cozy and quaint and just a short walk to the lodge for dinner. The mile or so walk around Sylvan Lake was enjoyable and got a chance to the see the...

2Thank FeeCalifornia
Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 20 June 2014

My husband and I stayed in one of the cabins on the property. The lodge itself has a beautiful lobby with a nice outdoor patio. There is a nice restaurant, but it is pricey. The cabins themselves are adequate at best. We started with a very small cabin that had a bathroom so small that the sink was turned sideways...

1Thank HappyExplorer7752014
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We chose this lodge because it was close to both Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorials. The drive up the mountain was a little scary, don't do this at night. But once we were there everything was great. The room was comfortable and the people were great. We ate at the lodge restaurant both nights we were there. The Black...

1Thank Kathy F
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Loved this lodge! Our room was in the newer section so very updated and new. Very clean and comfortable. Beds are definitely on the soft side. We had the very end room. View is obstructed by trees and the noise from the stairs and doors is quite loud. However, it was always quiet by nine so we slept well. The...

Thank Kathryn B
Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 16 June 2014

The housekeeping cabin at Sylvan Lake Lodge was pretty good, but, needs a few tweaks. The beds are saggy and old so I got a backache after 3 nights. Thank goodness we left then to the State Game Lodge. It is a very cute cabin, however, there was a wedding going on and the attendants were in the cabin next...

1Thank Barb R
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 14 June 2014

I also posted a review of the restaurant under the Sylvan Lake page so just a quick recap. Not busy during the week in June, so very prompt service and friendly. Surprisingly affordable, $12 for the pork loin with potatoes and veg. There are tables outdoor too but not a view of the lake, just of trees. No idea what...

Thank Peter_K_B_Toronto
Red Bay, Alabama
Reviewed 10 June 2014

This lodge is very nice, but very difficult to get to. We went through tunnels that were so small, we had to fold in the mirrors on our pick-up truck. Our room was nice, but the carpet was wet under the window, don't know if the previous guests had left windows open during a rain, or if this was from...

Thank NeeCeegirl
Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Clean, newly renovated rooms. (New wing features larger rooms.) Extra large bath towels. Close to Sylvan Lake with kayaks, paddle boats, canoes, and bicycle boats available for rental. Scenic location among the trees overlooking beautiful Sylvan Lake.

Thank Shamrocker52
Millington, Maryland
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We were having a girl trip and wanted to see S. D. Plus do some hiking and eat locally. The lodge was perfect because it was on the mountain and had lots of trees and lake close by. The staff were awesome (Josh, John, Clara) and rooms very nice plus clean! We came between seasons so it was very quiet....

Thank sherrie477

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This accommodation is located on Custer State Park's Sylvan Lake. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sylvan Lake Lodge

Address: 24572 Sd Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730-5201
Region: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Hotel Class:3 star — Sylvan Lake Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 66
Also Known As:
Sylvan Lake Hotel Custer
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“all new cabins ,all new beds, new lodge appeal , they are getting it together for sure !”
jackson442017, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a lake view, if wanted. They also have a limited number of suites (with a sofa).”
DNvisitors, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“if you stay in the lounge ask for a room with a balcony”
Lindak1221, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get a balcony room.”
Popeyebird, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room with recent mattress replacement”
LJScar, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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