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Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort

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Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
On the beach, kayaking, rowing, fishing
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Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished

Overview of Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort

Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort

2.5 star property

7.4/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
Map
24572 Highway 87, Custer, SD, 57730

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSylvan Lake10 min walk
  • Popular LocationNeedles Eye4 min drive
  • AirportRapid City, SD (RAP-Rapid City Regional)58 min drive
  • Popular LocationCrazy Horse Memorial59 min drive

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About this area

Custer

Located in Custer, Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort is in the mountains and on the beach. Sylvan Lake and Prairie Berry Winery are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Custer State Park and Black Hills National Forest. Needles Highway and Custer State Park Wildlife Loop Road are not to be missed. Discover the area's wildlife on a nearby safari, or try your luck with game drives.

What's nearby

  • Sylvan Lake - 10 min walk
  • Needles Eye - 4 min drive
  • Needles Highway - 9 min drive
  • French Creek - 13 min drive
  • Crazy Horse Memorial - 59 min drive

Getting around

  • Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) - 58 min drive

Restaurants

  • Pizza Mill - 12 min drive
  • Silver Dollar Saloon - 12 min drive
  • Our Place - 12 min drive
  • Pizza Works - 12 min drive
  • Dairy Queen - 13 min drive

About this property

Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort

Lodge by the lake
You can look forward to a marina, game and wildlife viewing, and a grocery/convenience store at Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort. With a beachfront location, fishing, and kayaking, this lodge is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Enjoy onsite activities like rock climbing, hiking/biking, and rowing/canoeing. In addition to a terrace and shopping on site, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self parking
  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge), 2 meeting rooms, and ATM/banking services
  • A 24-hour front desk, an elevator, and wedding services
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff and walkable location
Room features
All 68 individually furnished rooms have thoughtful touches such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews speak well of the spacious rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • 30-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: USD 8 for adults and USD 5 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Game/wildlife viewing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Playground
  • Rock climbing
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Playground
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Meeting rooms - 2

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Marina onsite
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 30-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between October 22 and April 28.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for local cuisine breakfast: USD 8 for adults and USD 5 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Lake Sylvan
Lake Sylvan Lodge
Sylvan Lake
Sylvan Lake Custer
Sylvan Lake Lodge
Sylvan Lake Lodge Custer
Sylvan Lodge
Sylvan Lake Hotel Custer
Sylvan Lake Lodge Custer State Park Resort
Sylvan Lake Lodge State Park Resort
Sylvan Lodge State Park
Sylvan At Custer State Park
Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort Lodge
Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort Custer
Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort Lodge Custer

Frequently asked questions

Is Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

Where is Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort located?

Nestled on the beach, this Custer lodge is within a 15-minute walk of Custer State Park and Sylvan Lake. Needles Highway and Black Hills National Forest are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort and receive a full refund?

Yes, Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

7.4

Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 51 out of 167 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 31%
Rating 8 - Good. 59 out of 167 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 35%
Rating 6 - Okay. 30 out of 167 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 18%
Rating 4 - Poor. 15 out of 167 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 9%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 12 out of 167 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 7%

7.9/10

Cleanliness

7.8/10

Staff & service

6.8/10

Amenities

7.2/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.1/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Excellent

Jill Louise
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful views
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Rebecca Jo
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2021

6/10 Okay

Deborah
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The living room was charming with an outdoor motif and the dining room had large windows with magnificent views.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

8/10 Good

Michael
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I liked that this felt nostalgic staying at a state lodge versus a chain. And the proximity to Sylvan Lake and Custer State Park couldn't be beat! The onsite restaurant and bar we very nice. (The S'More martini was especially good!) My wife prefers a bathroom with more counter space, but if that is worst you can say about a property like this, you're living pretty good. (The shower did take a little time to warm up, but once it did it was wonderful and stayed hot the entire time.)
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

10/10 Excellent

Gina
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

10/10 Excellent

ANTHONY
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Fantastic location
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

6/10 Okay

Bernard
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Issue was that after a day HiFi g we went back to room to shower. We could not get shower to work. We ended up with two staff ( desk person and someone who was a ‘maintenance’ worker) come in. They could not get shower to work. I called multiple times. Was misdirect3d multiple times. Finally manager called back and said shower worked. It did not.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

10/10 Excellent

Clarrissa
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021

8/10 Good

Rebecca
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice stay
Everything was clean and comfortable and there was plenty of outdoor space to enjoy. We especially enjoyed watching the bison herd right below our patio in the morning. It's not really the hotel's fault but the large groups of people smoking everywhere we went were quite off-putting and the noisy group of people smoking cigars and drinking whiskey on the deck at the lobby entrance were not exactly the best first impression the hotel can offer. Otherwise I think I would have given this a perfect rating. So take it with a grain of salt that I did not. I'm pretty sure they won't be there when you check in. ;)
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

4/10 Poor

Verified traveler
Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
For the pros, lodge is set in the hills and feels remote. Cons, front desk staff was rude, door to the room was very difficult to open, found dirty socks in the room from the prior guest, shower made a horrible screeching noise when running, and wifi is super slow.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021