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Cedar Pass Lodge
lmorgan138 from: Dayton, Ohio
Published Date: Nov, 24, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Very Tranquil and Beautiful Cabins
My husband and I stayed here on our trip to South Dakota. Located 5 miles inside the park, these cabins were beautiful. The scenery was outstanding. Each cabin has a back porch with log chairs and a view, picnic table and rock formations.
The cabin we stayed in had a microwave and a small fridge. There is no kitchen, but with a little creativity, you can make a meal. We brought our large griddle/grill so we were able to cook our dinners. The only thing I wish they had was a sink on the area that had the microwave and fridge.
We sat each night out on the back porch and just took in nature. Bunnies every morning and sunrises to die for. I would love to go back here and spend more time someday. We stayed 2 nights.
TV worked great and had Netflix available if you have an account. And for each night you stayed, you received a free bag if ice!
If you want to go to the Badlands, then stay here for a few days. You are right in the middle of great views and things to do!
- Rooms: 5
- Value: 5
- Service: 5
Steve R from: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 27, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Great cabins in the park
We spent one night in a cabin so I could take early morning pictures in the park. Very clean and well appointed cabins. Nice deck with sitting chairs for relaxation. Food is carryout only, but great Navajo tacos.
Tmr2 from: Mount Carmel, Ohio
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 8, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
We stayed here for one night during our two week trip to South and North Dakota. We had wanted to book for two nights but it wasn't available so definitely book early. We checked in late and there is a lock box at the office to pick up key and paperwork after hours. Very convenient. Cabin was great size for two people and it was very clean, which is an absolute for me. Nice shower. Perfect location for seeing the Badlands, Minuteman Missile areas and Wall Drug. We would definitely stay here again.
Becky053 from: Bloomington, Indiana
Published Date: Oct, 5, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
Could be cleaner
These cabins are upgraded typical rustic cabin. No complaints about decor or amenities. Cleanliness was the only issue in that the toilet bowl was dirty, sticky stuff was on outside of refrigerator door and drops of something sticky on the floor. The prior occupants shampoo and bar soap were left in the shower, making it uncertain this area had been cleaned either. If these areas are not clean, then one wonders what else has not been cleaned well. In these times of Covid, places need to be extra fastidious in making sure the room is safe for their guests. We brought sanitary wipes and I cleaned about every surface since I did not trust the housekeeping. CDC has guidelines for cleaning hotel rooms which they need to make sure are followed.
Try to get a room on the east side. Those cabins have both front and back porches to enjoy both sunrise and sunset. Plus you can sit on the backside and avoid the dust that the gravel drive kicks up for those with front porch only.
- Value: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 3
MinnieSota from: Worthington, Minnesota
Published Date: Sep, 26, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Worth the price to stay IN the park!
After resigning myself to staying in a hotel in Wall, I continued to check the website and was excited to find a cabin cancellation a few days before our trip. Even though I wiped down everything with Lysol when arriving, I’m sure it was not needed…the cabin was very clean. I was happy to see that our particular cabin (#107) had both a front porch and a back porch overlooking the Badlands. (As do all of the cabins on the left hand side of the loop.) This particular cabin was a duplex but we neither saw or heard our neighbors until we were leaving the next morning. There was a connecting door between the two units so would be a good option if you had a larger group. The room had both a king size bed and also a queen size daybed. The AC worked well and there was also a ceiling fan.
We had come prepared with food which we heated in the microwave and ate sitting in the Adirondack chairs on the porch while enjoying the view. On an evening walk we encountered a group of mule deer just a short distance from the cabin.
The next morning, we were up early and hiked the Notch Trail at sunrise (easy since our bodies thought it was an hour later after switching time zones.) We pretty much had the path to ourselves. We were able to be back at the cabin and pack up to leave long before the checkout time of 11 am. We drove the Badlands Loop stopping often before heading on to the Black Hills. A highlight was seeing a group of bighorn sheep!!
These cabins don’t come cheap, but for one night the convenience of staying IN the park made it worth it to us.
- Value: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 4