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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
Reviewed 31 July 2014

My wife and I stayed at Sylvan Lake Lodge for four nights in late July 2014. We had stayed there some 35 years ago and had a great experience but this time we did not. The room was small and on the first night the shower head flew off the wall when my wife turned on the faucet. They fixed...

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3Thank Marty Z
Saint Paul, MN
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Sylvan Lake Lodge was a disappointment in every respect, except for the beautiful surroundings in Custer State Park. The facility featured poorly trained staff, lackluster dining, dingy small rooms and a reception hall which had the worst acoustics imaginable. Visit here, but don't stay here until a professional management team elevates the operations to mediocrity or beyond.

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2Thank baddersanta
Reviewed 29 July 2014

So while "rundown" might be a tad harsh for the cabin itself, it is spot on about the beds and bed linens. But I liked the little cabin anyway and the convenience of staying in the park is hard to beat. I did learn about some other cabins in the park that require you to bring your own bedding and...

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1Thank dlpcyles
Reston, Virginia
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We stayed at Sylvan Lake Lodge...It is the most beautiful location and so much to do in the area. The Lodge has nice size rooms and the rooms were very clean. We had a balcony overlooking the lake. .. The surrounding property is beautiful as it sits in Custer State Park. Location convenient for hiking and running trails, boating and...

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San Anselmo, California
Reviewed 25 July 2014

While we were not impressed with our guest keeping cabin (very old, rundown, horrible, sagging mattresses; however, nice bathroom), it was functional enough, and so well-located just steps from gorgeous Sylvan Lake, that we would return (I'd try to get a newer cabin if possible). Besides the location, the other reason to visit this lodge is the lodge itself. The...

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1Thank T M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We stayed at a Sleeping Cabin at Sylvan Lake Lodge and had a few surprises. First and foremost, you have to know that the cabins and lodge are quite a ways up the mountain from the lake - a quick drive, but you will need to get through the State Park ranger checkpoint, which can take a little while. The...

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1Thank jpwest
Spearfish, South Dakota, United States
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We have stayed in the one room housekeeping cabin and the 3 room housekeeping cabin and have enjoyed both. The housekeeping cabins are rustic but this is part of the charm. The units with kitches do have cooking utensils and dishes, though I typically still bring items in case the unit has missing items. When you have more than two...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Staying at this place has been one of the worst travel experiences of my life. The pictures online did not in any way match the actual cabin, there were more bugs and moths flying around in this "vacation cabin" then in the hunting cabins of northern North Dakota that I've stayed in, the picnic table provided was ready to fall...

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3Thank wanderer0670
Reviewed 20 July 2014

My family recently stayed at Sylvan Lake Lodge as part of a family vacation to South Dakota. We typically stay at hotels, but thought it would be a fun adventure to stay at a lodge in Custer State Park. While we enjoyed the views and scenic byways of Custer State Park, this stay was the ultimate disappointment for my children,...

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Somerset, Wisconsin
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is one of the most beautiful lodges and locations I have ever stayed in. That being said, it's a shame that it is so poorly managed. The service was extremely slow in the restaurant. The right hand didn't know what the left hand was doing. You could ask a question and get a different answer from every employee. We...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
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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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