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Cedar Pass Lodge
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Almost perfect, but …
User: Heidi M from: Bloomington, Minnesota
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 27, 2022
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
This place is a gem. It was worth obsessively checking the website daily for reservations to open. The cabins are cute and clean and staying inside the National Park can’t be beat. The gift shop is top-notch (lots of indigenous-made crafts and fun kid items), and my Indian Taco at the restaurant was good, with delicious salsa on it! I just wish they had had kuchen available, which I really wanted to try. My only complaint (and this is a big one given it was 100+ degrees the 2 nights we stayed) is that the A/C in cabin #121 technically may have “worked” (blew air at ceiling level) but it had almost no effect and we had two unpleasant, sweltering nights as a family with 3 young kids. :( However, I bet it’s only this unit that’s a problem, so I’m still giving the Lodge as a whole 5 stars. Tip: For better, unobstructed views, try to book on the side with room numbers 101-115. And, I don’t think you can expect sunrise/sunset views from any of the cabins, unfortunately, based on how they’re oriented. I was a little bummed about not being able to see one from our deck.

The BEST cabins and location!
User: lkeavney from: Morris, Illinois
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 27, 2022
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
These cabins are just amazing! They are updated, clean, and so comfortable. We stayed two nights while visiting Badlands and I wish we could have stayed longer. We enjoyed sitting on the back patio in the evenings. So many rabbits and birds! We can’t wait to return!

Perfect for the Badlands
User: ChicagoInsight from: Crystal Lake, Illinois
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 1, 2022
Travel Date: May, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
Loved it! While the cabin was quite simple, it was clean and cozy and was the perfect location for our overnight stay in the Badlands. We loved having a little porch to enjoy an evening cocktail while looking at the stars. Staff at the lodge was friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

Outstanding
User: rmktravel from: Marietta, Georgia
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: May, 31, 2022
Travel Date: May, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
Clean, smartly designed rooms with a rustic feel. The staff was friendly and responsive to our needs. The on-site cafe and gift shop was clean and well stocked. The Badlands National Park Visitor Center was steps away from the lodge cabins. We loved every minute of our time in the park and surrounding attractions (dark sky star gazing, ghost towns, Minuteman Missile NM, Wall, etc) and enjoyed returning to such a comfortable cabin each night.

Don’t miss the lunch spot in the Badlands
User: ccmccarty58 from: Williamson, New York
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: May, 9, 2022
Travel Date: May, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
Had a great lunch in the Lodge. Rene, the lunch attendant was so friendly, I swear the visitors and staff came in to see her especially. But the food was wonderful as well. Sebastian made an awesome Famous Indian Taco. The fries were addicting snd club sandwiches excellent. Badlands is a great experience, made greater by the excellent food and friendly service.

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