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Family Friendly hunting and vacation cabins in the Black HIlls of South Dakota
4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Wonderful Place

"Absolutely great place to stay! Perfectly located close to so many things and this was our home away from home. Highly recommend this place. Watch the deer every day from the front porch. I would stay here again every time I come back to the area."…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Family Friendly hunting and vacation cabins in the Black HIlls of South Dakota
Camping in the Beautiful Black Hills Cabin #4
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2.58 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (8 reviews)
Functional and central location

"The property isn’t located in a picturesque area but is close to Custer and thus everything in southern black hills. Kitchen and grill were great to allow preparation of meals when desired. Small loft accommodated our 3 kids, making this super functional for our family of 5. Clean and newer ..."…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Camping in the Beautiful Black Hills Cabin #4
Camping in the Beautiful Black Hills Cabin #3
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2.52 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Nice little cabin

"The cabin was great. Paul was a great host. Even stopped to make sure everything was okay."…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Camping in the Beautiful Black Hills Cabin #3
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Lost Bison Cabin - A Great Place To Stay
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1.64 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (71 reviews)
Peaceful and relaxing

"We enjoyed the quiet and private setting. We enjoyed the decorations in the cabin"…"

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Lost Bison Cabin - A Great Place To Stay
Bavarian Inn Black Hills
3.5 out of 5
855 N 5th St, Custer, SD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $119 per night
0.76 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (707 reviews)

"You can tell this is a very well maintained property and the staff is awesome!"…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Bavarian Inn Black Hills
Rocket Motel
2 out of 5
211 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD
The price is $119 per night
0.23 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (167 reviews)

"Bed was a little soft for me and the shower space a little small other than that it was all good. U may want to weatherstrip your door, I could see light around the door, cold air in, heat out, just a suggestion fresh and clean"…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Rocket Motel
Chief Motel
2 out of 5
120 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer, SD
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0.3 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (240 reviews)

"A little dated but a great place. Nice big room. Easy parking. Great people!"…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Chief Motel
Gold Camp Cabins
2.5 out of 5
11965 Pleasant Valley Rd., Custer, SD
The price is $155 per night
4.49 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (133 reviews)

"The cabin was amazing and the view out the back of the cabin was just as good watching deer frolicking first thing in the morning. If we come back out west we will definitely be staying here again."…"

Reviewed on May 9, 2020

Gold Camp Cabins
Log Cabin with Gas Firepit, Creek and adjacent to Mickelson Trail
4.9/5Exceptional! (40 reviews)
Custer Cabin

"The cabin was well maintained. Had pretty much everything you need to cook meals. Great location to visit Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park and other fun attractions."…"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

Log Cabin with Gas Firepit, Creek and adjacent to Mickelson Trail
Days Inn by Wyndham Custer
2.5 out of 5
519 Crook Street, Custer, SD
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The price is $79 per night
0.08 mi from city center
3.3/5 (260 reviews)

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Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Days Inn by Wyndham Custer
Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn
2.5 out of 5
310 W Mount Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD
The price is $120 per night
0.62 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (459 reviews)

"The room included breakfast. Check-in was easy and quick and plenty of parking."…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn
Elk Haven Vacation Cabins
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1.47 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Well appointed cabin. Perfect location for black hills activities.

"Clean cabin with plenty of room and everything one needs to feel comfortable. Host was friendly and helpful and was always quick to respond/communicate. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others."…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Elk Haven Vacation Cabins
Rock Crest Lodge And Cabins
2.5 out of 5
15 W Mount Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD
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The price is $149 per night
0.47 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (144 reviews)
Convenient location near Mt Rushmoore

"We stayed in one of the great little cabins on the hillside above the main building. I would recommend these rather than the ground level building as you have a slightly more elevated view. Do be aware that the property is set back from the main high street, so you are overlooking a road although ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2019

Rock Crest Lodge And Cabins
State Game Lodge at Custer State Park Resort
2.5 out of 5
13389 US Hwy 16A, Custer, SD
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The price is $190 per night
10.92 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (87 reviews)

"Wonderful! Would come back. Love the log design and very well maintained."…"

Reviewed on May 30, 2020

State Game Lodge at Custer State Park Resort
Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort
2.5 out of 5
24572 Highway 87, Custer, SD
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The price is $165 per night
5.67 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (95 reviews)

"The lodge had a beautiful bar area and the fireplace was fantastic."…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort
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Visiting Custer

History buffs will enjoy exploring Custer, and visitors give high marks for the beautiful parks. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its monuments, local tours, and shopping.

  • There are 72 hotels and other accommodations in Custer
  • The closest major airport is in Rapid City, SD (RAP-Rapid City Regional), 33 mi (53.1 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Custer

Its monuments and historic sites are notable and landmarks include Four Mile Old West Town Museum, Crazy Horse Memorial, and Crazy Horse Memorial. The parks and hiking trails highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Sylvan Lake, Needles Eye, and Custer State Park. Top activities include horseback riding and taking local tours, while Peter Norbeck Visitors Center is one place to visit.

In Custer, there are 72 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect vacation. Here are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Gold Camp Cabins - Amenities at this 2.5-star cabin include free parking and in-room flat-screen TVs. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its family-friendly amenities and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Custer - Our customers like the breakfast and pool at this hotel. With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an indoor pool, along with free WiFi.
  • Rocket Motel - This 2-star motel features free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Expedia customers like its helpful staff and clean, comfortable rooms.

Dressing for Custer

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 49°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 15°F
  • From April to June, the average is 77°F during the day and 25°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 81°F during the day and 38°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 63°F as the daytime average and 14°F as the nighttime average
  • Average annual rainfall for Custer is 19.61 inches
  • July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 79°F, while December and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 15°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Custer?
Rocket Motel is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This property is a short 1-minute walk from Black Hills National Forest, and it offers free WiFi and free parking. Traveler reviews also recommend Rock Crest Lodge And Cabins and Days Inn by Wyndham Custer as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Custer, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to view the top deals on offer in Custer.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Custer?
For more details about changing or cancelling your trip to Custer, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Custer?
Based on reviews, Econo Lodge Custer is a popular 2-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn and Days Inn by Wyndham Custer.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation to Custer?
Bavarian Inn Black Hills is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and free breakfast. Other options for your stay with the kids include Dakota Cowboy Inn and Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn. Attractions in the area like Custer State Park Wildlife Loop Road and Needles Highway are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic vacation to Custer?
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Custer is a favorite hotel for couples, and features rainfall showerheads and an indoor pool. Another choice for a stay with your sweetheart is Super 8 by Wyndham Custer/Crazy Horse Area.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Custer?
Days Inn by Wyndham Custer is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a fitness center and laundry facilities for its human guests. Rock Crest Lodge And Cabins is another good option if you’re bringing your pet along.
Where is the best hotel to stay close to Black Hills National Forest?
Best Western Golden Spike Inn & Suites is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this property offers free breakfast and a restaurant. You’ll find it 9.7 mi (15.6 km) from Black Hills National Forest. Other good options around the area include Comfort Inn & Suites Near Mt. Rushmore and Deluxe Accommodations In The Heart Of The Black Hills.
What about the best place to stay close to Crazy Horse Memorial?
One of the top choices for your stay is Bavarian Inn Black Hills, located 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from Crazy Horse Memorial, and this 3.5-star hotel offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. Sylvan Lake Lodge at Custer State Park Resort and Chalet Motel are two other good options within 5 miles.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Custer?
Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn is a hotel featuring free breakfast and a restaurant, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Rock Crest Lodge And Cabins and Chief Motel. You can tee off at Rocky Knolls Golf Course during your trip.
What's the best accommodation in Custer to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Quiet country comfort. 3 miles from Custer, 3 miles from Custer State Park is a top historic cottage bookable on our site and it features in-room kitchens. Other choices close to historic sites include Super 8 by Wyndham Custer/Crazy Horse Area and Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn. Also Crazy Horse Memorial and Four Mile Old West Town Museum are a couple of local landmarks worth a visit.
What are some hotels with pools in Custer?
Bavarian Inn Black Hills is a popular 3.5-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and free breakfast. Other choices with an onsite pool include Chief Motel and Econo Lodge Custer.

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