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Shady Rest Motel
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Custer
Certificate of Excellence
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 wildlife. It's a lovely collection of wooden cabins so not 'modern' but it has everything you need to enjoy your stay.
Close to all of South Dakota's "Great 8" places to visit and Devil's Tower in neighbouring Wyoming.
I was there for a week for the Buffalo Round Up - which is worth getting up at 05.30 for. . .and Ann lent me a folding chair.
but . . there's always a 'but' . . . . BEST OF ALL - I was a 'mature' lady travelling alone and I was made to feel SO welcome by Ann and John and their amazing family - which I very quickly felt I had been adopted into. Nothing was too much trouble for them, despite their busy lives they always found time to chat, offer advice and make sure everything was OK.
Go and stay - but if you do be prepared for the sadness when you have to leave such a lovely place.

Room Tip: As others have suggested - call ahead to get exactly what you need. All the cabins are different, th...
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
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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, we wanted to leave a positive review.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Kathleen O
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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 kitchen available allowed us to be most comfortable without having to eat every meal out. Newly refurbished, quaint pre WWII image, just a couple blocks off main street yet tucked into the side of a hill, we found this the perfect place for our stay. Ann & John are great resources for activities, places to eat and shop and are well thought of by the volunteers at the Custer Visitor's Center. Reasonable price, personal attention and no traffic noise.

Room Tip: Talk to Ann about number of steps you are willing to enter your cabin - they are all different.
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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3  Thank Belva C
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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.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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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

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Shady Rest Motel

Address: 238 Gordon St, Custer, SD 57730-1820
Region: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Custer
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Shady Rest Hotel Custer

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