"From the moment we pulled into the drive until the lodge was just a shrinking image in the rear view mirror, our stay at the Deer Dance Lodge exceeded all of our expectations. We were celebrating our family matriarch's 90th birthday, with our group of 17 spanning 3 generations with an age range from 18-90. Although numerous messages back and forth with Sarah had answered our pre-arrival questions about the accommodations, Deer Dance Lodge had more surprises around every corner than we could have ever imagined. The bedrooms were great, and the beds were so comfortable. Everyone had comfortable access to the numerous bathrooms, an abundant supply of towels, and no one ever felt that their privacy was compromised. On-site laundry facilities were also readily utilized for our 5 day stay at the Lodge. The 3 levels of the Lodge gave us all room to spread out, although we so enjoyed the large common areas for eating, game-playing, and relaxing. The kitchen facilities more than satisfied the cooks in our bunch, as well as the gas grill on the deck just off the living room. The large dining room allowed our entire family to eat our meals together, making dinners a true family affair and one of the highlights of our stay. The lower level game room and home theater were well utilized, and the sounds of pinball, pool, and good tunes on the juke box echoed throughout our stay. Outside activities included basketball, yard games, and room for a temporary pickleball court on the paved portion of the driveway. Away from the Lodge, a quick 5 minute drive got us back into Custer for any sort of resupply needed. Also nearby were numerous walking/running trails for the health conscious ones in our group. Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, horseback riding, and Custer State Park were all within short drives for our family's day trips. This was without a doubt an unforgettable trip, with an unforgettable stay at a remarkable log cabin/lodge. We wholeheartedly recommend staying at the Deer Dance Lodge for your visit to the Custer area."
Guest: Joe B.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 30, 2016