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Shady Rest Motel

#5 of 17 Hotels in Custer
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Haddam, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were just passing through, but we wanted to detour off of I-90 and explore the Black Hills. We found ourselves in Custer and decided to try Shady Rest, based largely on the other positive reviews we saw on Trip Advisor. What a good call! Though small, the cabin was comfortable, and everything was tidy and clean....

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Sundance, Wyoming
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Evert thing was ok just a bit of drama that I did not need. I just wanted a place to stay with family. Bathroom was small. but again cleanliness was excellent. . Rooms were nice a cool but is was Sept and it rained.

1Thank George R
Kingston u Thames
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I have to agree with all the other reviewers - this is a fantastic place to stay. I was in cabin 4 - clean, tidy, comfortable, easily walkable to the centre of Custer with it's assortment of dining and shopping and "the Lost Sock" laundrette! There are TVs, not flat screen but who cares, just look at the views and...

3Thank Driftboat
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped at sunset because we needed a clean, pet friendly, mom and pop for one night. Although Ann had no cabins available for us, she immediately described what was close by and actually called another motel to make sure they could accommodate us. We were so impressed with her extra effort to help us out that although we didn't stay,...

3Thank Kathleen O
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My sister and I stayed with Ann & John for two weeks, using Custer, SD as our home base for several activities in the area. We climbed Crazy Horse Monument, Black Elk Peak, attended the annual Buffalo Roundup and walked many trails in Custer State Park, all convenient drives from the Shady Rest Motel. With the extended stay, having a...

3Thank Belva C
fayette county, Illinois
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Traveled to South Dakota mid September 2016. Spent 2 nights at the Shady Rest. Very nice owners. Older property. Nice and comfortable cabin. Enjoyed our stay. Would stay again. Not a cookie cutter property.

2Thank jenanmc
Morrison, Illinois
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a great place to stay if you are wanting to see the black hills. Its close to lots, the cabins were clean and comfortable. The owner was very friendly and helpful. The rates were great too. And there are several good eating spots a stones throw away

2Thank 49kfrederick
Sartell, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This was our 2nd stay with John and Ann at the Shady Rest. We stayed in The Lodge again. The space is great, clean and comfortable. Ann & John are great hosts. They are extremely accommodating and have the best suggestions for hikes and spots that get you away from the crowds and are not typical tourist spots! When we...

2Thank tawarren
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Interesting place, convenient to downtown restaurants. Cabins are very small and baths are smaller. If it was just my wife and I it would have been fine, but we also had my mother in law who has mobility issues. The stairs to the cabins are significant and not always level or of even height. The proprietors were great and very...

1Thank Mannesspga
Woodbury, Minnesota
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights, wonderful experience. Clean and comfortable cabins, great for a family. Hosts provided great recommendations on places to visit and clearly care about their tenants. Would absolutely stay here again!

2Thank bzec

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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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