It's really a two star with a three star rating. The location is spectacular, but the rooms
are about what you'd expect at a typical motel 8. The original portion of the lodge has more class. The lobby/lounge is still very much in Frank Lloyd Wright's style, however
some of that charm is now missing in the dining room. The view of the lake is nearly
gone due to tree growth. Maintenance is not up to par in some of the grounds and building.
Food was good, but not gourmet. Breakfast buffet lacked variety.
The over all feel was that service and upkeep have been neglected. Sad to see an iconic lodge slipping.
We stayed at the Honey Moon cabin this summer which was a very unpleasant experience. The cabin was filled with smoke and I don't think that the fireplace chimney has been cleaned in years. The fireplace mantle was previously burned most likely from a fire. You could smell the strong smell of a old fire in the room and the room wasn't properly cleaned after the fact. You could smell soot coming through the chimney. I coughed all of the first night and we left on the second night. The manager said that we would only get refunded for one night even though we paid for three. We left and went back later that night and the cabin was rented. The manager then agreed to refund us for the two additional nights.
BEAUTIFUL area!! We called just days in advance and were told of a great 3 room cabin by the water that would be perfect for us, and we were SO excited to stay there with our friends and our 5 little kids (all under age 5!). However, due to THEIR overbooking, they expected US to pack up and move everything in the middle of our stay after our first night there. We requested to speak to the manager, but never did get to until he showed up (after waiting 5 HOURS for him to come talk to us!) with park rangers to kick us out of the cabin we were all set up in. He DAMANDED we move, called us liars (saying we somehow knew that we'd have to move when we made the reservations), told us to leave or they would FORCE us to leave. The only positive is it gave us a life's lesson to teach our sobbing little kids as to how NOT to treat other people! Oh...and the cabin ISN'T on the water...and you share a fire pit with your neighbor...FYI
My family and I just returned from a trip to the Black Hills. We rented a sleeping cabin at Sylvan Lake Resorts for one night. Our two young children loved it because they could make noise and explore the area. You cannot see the lake from the cabins, but the atmosphere is peaceful. Behind the honeymoon cabin is the best veiw of the mountain peaks, and the trail around the lake is enjoyable, especially if you have a limited amount of time for trails. Take time to go around Wildlife Loop while you're there and either of the scenic highways are worthwhile. The season for the chuckwagon shows and boat rentals hadn't started yet, so if that's important, check ahead of time. The dining room at the lodge is a little pricey for eating every meal there, but Custer and Hill City have affordable alternatives, if you need them. The bathroom in the cabin is tiny but clean. The tv doesn't get many channels, but with the views and activities available, you won't care!
Located in the heart of the Black Hills, within hiking distance of Harney Peak, the highest mountain between the Rockies and the Pyrennes, this lodge is a little bit of heaven. It was built at a time when rooms were a bit smaller than one finds today, but the interior ambience of rock and timber reflects the marvelous natural handiwork of the surrounding hills; the breakfast buffet is superb; the lake below is a peaceful oasis; and, the spectacular Needles Drive leads one down the mountainside to the Black Hills Playhouse, which offers professional live theatre all summer long. In nearby Hill City, the Alpine Inn offers superb lunches with a European touch. My wife and I make the 800-mile round trip each and every summer for these reasons!
We both had buffalo sirloin, which was good but not exceptional. My main problem was that they did not serve French dressing at their salad bar. I think any sensible restaurant should offer French dressing. I had a Moose Drool beer with my meal. There was nothing special about the beer, but it was fun to have the waitress ask,
It's a long drive from Ohio, but, worth every minute, once you step out of the car at Sylvan Lake Resort. The views from The Lodge and the Honeymoon Cabin are second to none. The Lodge Manager has got to be the finest anywhere. My wife and I were married at the Honeymoon Cabin in 1992 and honestly can't wait to return yearly. It is by far our little piece of heaven on earth.
I have been to visit Sylvan Lake lodge and its like a dream come true. In addition to the beautiful lodge, the lake is beautiful and serene. For a quiter time at the lodge, schedule a visit for mid-August. I think that is the perfect time to visit. It's definetly recommended.
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