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Saint Joseph, Michigan
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Ann was super helpful. We ended up in two cabins because we reserved late. She was super helpful and considerate about the changeover. We stayed for 3 nights. One in cabin 4 and two in cabin 3. Both cabins were clean and great. Cabin 4 does have a full kitchen which was nice. Ann gave us good pointers on restaurants...

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Ann was a fantastic Hostess, and a wealth of information. Probably the best info she gave us one day, was when we were loading stuff into the bed of our truck, trying to beat an approaching summer storm. We thought we had enough time, when she told us that there was hail coming. So we closed up our truck and...

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Shady Rest Motel the end of July, 2016. It was the most perfect cozy little cabin. It was super clean, comfortable bed, clean sheets, new clean towels and a kitchenette to boot! We couldn't have asked for more! We loved the front porch swing and there was even an outdoor hot-tub! The owners were incredible! Super...

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1Thank mgunnes
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 8 August 2016

My sister and I had a great stay at Shady Rest for 5 nights. The first 10 reasons to stay at Shady Rest is Ann, her family and even the visiting neighbors!!! Ann is incredibly friendly and helpful. She is a wealth of information and never seemed to tire of our questions or of offering suggestions if we needed it....

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Pasadena, California
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We stayed in the Hunting Lodge which is the largest accommodation on the property. It was well appointed, comfortable and exactly what we were looking for. Our boys loved sleeping in the loft and were thrilled to have a park directly across the street. The kitchen is well equipped, wifi was reliable and the large deck gives a nice view...

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1Thank KPenzy
Minnesota
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We couldn't have asked for more. We stayed for 4 nights in the bunk house - perfect for us and our two teenagers. We so appreciated coming 'home' to our own place after a day of sight-seeing. The guests in the other cabins were very quiet and respectful of others. Wi-fi worked great, nights were quiet & we all slept...

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1Thank T B
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Ann and her family are wonderful hostess! Nice cabins located in Custer and close to the Black Hills top tourist spots. We stayed in cabin 8 which houses 5 people. Relaxing atmosphere with ability to eat meals on the deck and enjoy the view. Within walking distance of town. No maid service if you are there for several days but...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I recently returned from a trip to the Black Hills with my husband and 3 kids (age 14, 12 and 10). We wanted to stay somewhere with more of an authentic feel, rather than just a strip motel...well, Shady Rest was the perfect choice! We spent 5 nights in the "Hunting Lodge" and the whole family just loved it. The...

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Based on the Trip Advisor Reviews we booked 3 nights at the Shady Rest Motel. We were not disappointed at all. We stayed at the Hunting Lodge which had two separate bedrooms on the lower level with two full baths, and a loft that had two double beds. The living room also had two pullout couches but there were only...

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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 20 July 2016

If you stay here make sure you save some time just to sit on the porch of your cabin and watch the light change on the mountains. Such tranquil moments along with the casual atmosphere and the genial attentiveness of the proprietors set this place apart. Not that there's anything slouchy about the spotlessly clean, rustic cabins and their charming...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Additional Information about Shady Rest Motel

Address: 238 Gordon St, Custer, SD 57730
Region: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Shady Rest Hotel Custer
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#3 Family Hotel in Custer
#3 Romantic Hotel in Custer
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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.”
 of 5 bubbles Driftboat, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Talk to Ann about number of steps you are willing to enter your cabin - they are all different.”
 of 5 bubbles BCun, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the cabins up the hill. Easier access and newer.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 903robertt, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Tell the owners your needs and follow their advice (about this and everything else).”
 of 5 bubbles rochellet47, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
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