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Cedar Pass Lodge
LasVegasMyTown from: Las Vegas, Nevada
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 21, 2023 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2023 Rating: 2
It Has So Much Potential
We spent 2 nights over Labor Day weekend. This is what we found. Located in the Park and very near the visitor center, check in is in a mini mart type of store with their restaurant attached. The young woman who checked us in didn’t speak good English, so hard to communicate. The cabin was about $300.00 a night with tax. I had requested a cabin with front and back porch when I made the phone reservation which was on the first day the season opened. She had to change the cabin. Told us the tv’s in ALL cabins did NOT work. Why, I don’t know. First impression wasn’t good. The cabins are across from each other and down a dirt road. One parks in front of the unit. It was cozy inside. Knotty pine on the ceiling and walls. Large cabin type wood furniture. 3 beds, nightstand and table with 2 chairs. Small microwave and fridge. TV on wall. Small closet with no door. 3 hangers that didn’t hand properly as the closet is too shallow, Bathroom vanity had 2 sinks. Small prefab shower and toilet in separate area. No runner from the front door so the floor was dirty from shoes in the room. 2 chairs out front and the same on back porch. Picnic table on ground. The weeds were SO tall behind the cabin, one could not sit out there. The other side of the road was cut but not the weeds/grass on our side. Labor Day weekend with many patrons. Why didn’t they cut it for the paying customers? Did they run out of gas for the mower? Ridiculous. A/C worked fine and kept the room cool. Ceiling fan was on but it wasn’t going in the correct direction. There was candy and MUCH dirt/dust underneath both beds. All table tops wear Very sticky as in not being cleaned. Towel rack fell of wall when a towel was removed. Had to ask for toilet tissue. Many flies in room. Actually in all of South and North Dakota, for that matter. Porch furniture hadn’t been wiped off for guests in weeks. We bought a bag of ice for the fridge. Later we learned, each cabin is entitled to 1 bag free. No one told us and no one asked when we paid for it. It was quite in the cabin. The sink drains needed to be cleaned out as they had a really bad smell you noticed when you washed your face or brushed your teeth. So, all in all, the place is typical of many lodgings in National Parks. Sadly, they take your money but aren’t maintaining the property as they should be. We wouldn’t stay there again.
robertmaster123 from: Wilmington, North Carolina
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 16, 2023 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2023 Rating: 4
We stayed in one of the cabins. They are decorated with a rustic theme. The cabin was clean but poorly maintained. The shower curtain and rod fell down. The toilet seat was loose and was about to fall off. For the price, I felt they should have included breakfast. If I return to the Badlands, I do not think I would stay there again.
ErikM185 from: Tilburg, The Netherlands
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 16, 2023 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2023 Rating: 3
Great cabins at a perfect location but a very poor restaurant.
Great cabins on a nice, quiet and clean premises. In the park and just minutes away from various trails and routes. Spacious and comfortable cabins, beds, bathrooms. Lovely to sit on your own terrace in front or at the back of your cabin to see sunrise or sunset. It would get 5 out of 5 would the restaurant serve better food. The restaurant is just not ok. Quality poor, choice limited and it is expensive! Very disappointing.
AaronFWA from: Angola, Indiana
Published Date: Sep, 10, 2023 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
Just a lovely cedar cabin. Very new and spacious. Sit on deck outside and see the mountains and the stars...a rabbit as well. So very peaceful nad quiet. I would return here again in a moment. Visit if you can.
- Value: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
TracyMcMo from: Cincinnati, Ohio
Published Date: Aug, 3, 2023 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
Location, location, location - must stay if visiting badlands!
What a great location! We were less than a mile probably from some of the parks best hikes. This meant, when it was 100 degrees outside or more, we could hang at our hotel until later in the evening, then hike when it was cooler. We also got up early to do some more hikes before it got hot and (sort of) crowded. It was great to have a front and back porch to sit on, although the flies were terrible. The room was very nice and big and comfortable beds. The picnic table at each place was a nice touch and we had dinner there with a view. Easy check in and great location
- Value: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5