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Cedar Pass Lodge
SurfingDoc from: East Coast, US
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 15, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Wow! Cedar Pass Lodge far exceeded our expectations. The cabin was absolutely beautiful and impeccably clean - except for the coffee maker, which had a pretty impressive layer of grime on the outside. One star off for that, particularly because this is a frequently used appliance due to the lack of coffee options in the early morning - during our trip, the coffee shop did not open until 8 AM - and probably should be cleaned regularly.
Location cannot be beat. We stayed in a single cabin and loved being able to sit on the shady porch during the hottest part of the day with an amazing breeze.
Beds are ridiculously comfortable if you like them soft. Log furniture is absolutely gorgeous. We loved having a refrigerator and microwave.
The gift shop is nice, not too much kitsch. Service is a bit slow, but we shouldn’t be rushing anyway. Dining room was open for takeout only, which is just as well - who wants to be inside when you’re in the Badlands?
Pat D from: Imperial, Pennsylvania
Published Date: Sep, 14, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Best place to stay for Badlands NP.
Our 2-night stay was very comfortable and convenient to Badlands NP. Basically, you can roll out of bed and be on a hiking trail in a few minutes.
The only issue was upon dropping something and having it roll under the bed I discovered that the floor underneath both queen beds was filthy. So a quick cleaning of those areas would have earned this place another star. I hope that happens.
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 4
3boys4me2 from: San Diego, California
Published Date: Aug, 24, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Perfect cabin in the park!
We rented one of the little cabins in Badlands NP. The newer pictures that others have posted show the cabins just as we found ours. The cabin was very clean and new. Ours was a single cabin with a King and a Queen bed - very comfortable. Nice updated bathroom with thick towels. We were just 2 traveling, but there was plenty of room for a family of 4. It had a small fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and table with 2 chairs. Also a small deck out front. Some cabins had picnic tables, too. It was pretty hot, but the cabin had a split air conditioner which kept the cabin quite cool!!
The only downside to our stay was COVID had closed the dining room, so food was only available for take out. The gift shop was also closed, but opened the day before we left. The only complaint we had was that the coffee house didn't open until 8. Even with COVID, they needed to open earlier to accomodate guests. But all in all it was a great stay!
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
moncrief20 from: Clementon, New Jersey
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 17, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
We stayed here for two nights. I cant speak highly enough of this place. The view, in itself, is worth the price of admission. The air conditioning was cold, as was the fridge. The beds were comfy. The only down side was the shower. There was hardly any water pressure but other than that it was perfect.
familytraveler06904 from: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Published Date: Aug, 14, 2020 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Amazing place to stay in the park
We were lucky to grab a reservation here after a cancellation as it is the only place to stay in the park. I was expecting an old rustic cabin, but it wasn't anything like that. It was very up to date and modern. Wood floors and everything was very clean. It did have a large TV (didn't get many channels) and had a fridge and microwave which is very unusual for a national park lodge. We loved our private porch with chairs and picnic table and of course the view right from our cabin. We could see the sunset on the cliffs from our cabin. I suggest having your own food as there is only one restaurant in the park and it was closed when we were there. They were suggesting people go to Wall or Interior to eat which are both a long ways away, so be prepared! I would definitely try to get a cabin here instead of staying outside the park!