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Blue Bell Stables

#5 of 15 Outdoor Activities in Custer Features Animals
12878 N Lame Johnny Rd, Custer, SD 57730, Custer, SD
+1 605-255-4700
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Great trail riding!

This is a wonderful stables with beautiful, well-kept horses, and a terrific team of... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
Highlight of our Trip

Riding horses in the black hills? Nothing better then that! Absolutely the highlight of our trip... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
Emily F
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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12878 N Lame Johnny Rd, Custer, SD 57730, Custer, SD
+1 605-255-4700
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a wonderful stables with beautiful, well-kept horses, and a terrific team of cowboys/cowgirls who maintain it all. Miss Lynn, (she & her husband own the place) was an absolute delight. The 2-hour trail ride was great, and we saw some wildlife to boot....More

Thank Odessa44
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Riding horses in the black hills? Nothing better then that! Absolutely the highlight of our trip! Beautiful, peaceful.... the guides were so helpful fun and encouraging. We will definitely be back next year!

Thank Emily F
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband and I went on the 1-hour trail ride in Custer State Park. Had been quite awhile since we were on a horse, but the ride was very enjoyable. Guides were competent and personable. Would recommend.

Thank O1707GLwendyl
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We went horseback riding here yesterday with our family. All of us had a great experience, and the staff couldn't have been nicer Ryan and Brendan were our Trail guides, and they were very helpful and professional. I highly recommend this location for famlies of...More

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 7 September 2016

My husband and twelve-year old granddaughter went on a one hour trail ride. It was a perfect introduction to horses for a young Brooklynite who had only petted horses in Central Park. The staff was totally accustomed to dealing with children and had the necessary...More

Thank snr2440
Reviewed 6 September 2016

My wife and I took a 2 hour trail ride at Blue Bell Stables on my 63rd birthday! We were visiting SD for our summer vacation, coming from Phoenix, AZ...we do a lot of guest ranch/trail riding during the year. I can highly recommend Blue...More

Thank JVS13
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The only thing my 19 year old daughter, who loves horses and has taken riding lessons, wanted to do on our trip to South Dakota was go on a trail ride. My sister and her two grandchildren were all for it! Me, not so much....More

1  Thank Jodeene F
Reviewed 16 August 2016

My family did the 1 hour trail ride and it was a great experience for the kids that had never been on a horse. Before leaving on our ride, there are waivers to sign so they will request that you arrive 30 minutes before the...More

Thank redbird71
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We aren't experienced riders, so we had lots of questions that were happily answered by the lady in the office. When it was time for us to saddle up for our 2 hour ride, it was very helpful that they had a mounting platform so...More

Thank Jellybean032068
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We visited on 8/2/2016 and did the trail ride from 1:30-3:30pm. We had never been on a trail ride before, but we had a wonderful time. There were 4 of us including our 2 teenage daughters. The horses had personality, but we felt very safe...More

Thank T B
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Do you pick up at any area campgrounds?
8 April 2017|
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I tried to call they must not be open until May. If I am close to the weight limit what will they do? I would like the 2 hour ride for I and my husband. I'm 225 lbs, but I fluctuate to 235 lbs at times, generally I lose some weight during summer time. Will they make me step on a scale and prove it? Thanks in advance!! I don't want to get embarrassed or upset on vacation if they should pull out a scale and say, oops you are 234 lbs - you can't come riding!!!
23 April 2016|
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I can not find any information about various rides that you have, will be there next summer For Sturgis and would like to go out for more than 2 hours and at that time should we make reservations?
19 September 2015|
Response from Arlene A | Reviewed this property |
Our family was just there over the summer & went for a 2 hour guided trail ride through Custer State Park. The price was $165.00 + or - for a 2 hours guided trail ride. I called the Blue Bell stables the week we arrived... More