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Shady Rest Motel

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed for five days in cabin #8 with our teenage daughters. We instantly fell in love with Custer State Park and visited every day, either before or after other excursions. This is their largest cabin: queen bedroom, queen bed in living area, single loft bedroom, small kitchen, and a generous covered porch. The kitchen does not have an oven,...

1Thank kbcgirl
Gang Mills, NY
Reviewed 30 August 2015

While visiting the Black Hills of South Dakota, my wife and I were looking for a nice, economical place to stay. The Shady Rest Hotel fit those requirements nicely. We took one of the newer cabins in the back, and it provided us with all that we needed. The bed was comfortable. The sofa gave me a good place to...

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Lucedale, Mississippi
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Just arrive and everything is great so far! My husband just had back surgery, so I have to do all of the carrying. Anne was great helping me unload! The cabin is awesome, everything I hoped for. Unloaded and sat on the deck and chilled. WiFi is super fast and I love the old timey feel. Peaceful and relaxing.

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Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the Shady Rest Motel for a week . couldn't have asked for better service, better accommodations outside of a hotel. The cabin was impeccably cleaned and Anne gave great advice of things to do in & around Custer! Would definitely stay again!

1Thank Jim R
Acton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 August 2015

After spending four nights here in mid-August, I have very mixed feelings about this motel. On the one hand, it seemed like a charming family operation, with an all hands on deck approach by parents and children alike – good people running a business to make their ends meet. The owners appeared quite nice, and I established a strong rapport...

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johndvorak777, Owner at Shady Rest Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. While we don't agree with all of your comments, and we apologize that you were not completely satisfied, we were glad you chose us to host your visit to the Black Hills. Each of our guests, including yourselves, are genuinely welcome and we do make every effort to help each...

Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

We have stayed MANY places in and around Custer over the last 25 years. This was our first stay at the Shady Rest. I had read the positive reviews on TripAdvisor prior to making reservations. These reviews were very accurate! The property is on the edge of town, but within easy walking distance to the downtown area. It is well...

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Meriden, Connecticut
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I could not believe what a find the Shady Rest Motel and Cabins was! We have never been to South Dakota and were winging it by their website. The cabins were awesome. All contained AC, cable, an dorm size fridge, little electric stovetop thing, toaster and coffee pot. One of the best things was the full size hot water heater!!...

2Thank Monique1121
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Great family owned place. Nice owners and clean accommodations. Walking distance to downtown but quiet and off the highway. Easy drive to the monuments and close to Beautiful Custer state park. The new cabins are pretty small and cozy but had the necessities of a small kitchen for a fun family cookout on the charcoal grill provided. Would stay here...

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We had an amazing vacation in the Black Hills thanks to Ann and her family! This was the perfect place to stay. The cabins are adorable and so well maintained. The kids loved it! Ann was so helpful and knowledgeable about all of the fun and interesting things to do that are not in the guides. If we ever come...

1Thank TKKNJ5
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This was a great family run place. Ann was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area and very easy and pleasant to talk to. The cabins were clean and the price was perfect! There is a playground right across the street that my kids loved and everything in the town is within walking distance. This is a great place to...

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
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Additional Information about Shady Rest Motel

Address: 238 Gordon St, Custer, SD 57730-1820
Region: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Shady Rest Hotel Custer
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Custer
#3 Romantic Hotel in Custer
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Maumelle, Arkansas
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“As others have suggested - call ahead to get exactly what you need. All the cabins are different, there'll be one just right for you.”
Driftboat, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Talk to Ann about number of steps you are willing to enter your cabin - they are all different.”
BCun, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the cabins up the hill. Easier access and newer.”
Mannesspga, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Call ahead , they book cabins fast. The town is nice and quite and wildlife can been seen often from the cabin.”
903robertt, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Tell the owners your needs and follow their advice (about this and everything else).”
rochellet47, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
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