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Re: SYLVAN LODGE in the Black Hills

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We just got back from a trip to the Black Hills. We (there were 6 of us) had booked a "deluxe" cabin that slept up to 10 people.The pictures on the website looked nice; the brochure they sent my sister said that all the cabins had knotty pine paneling; the photo of the bunkbeds were knotty pine, etc.,.....the woman my sister spoke to assured her that the cabins were beautiful. The picture of the waterslide looked great too. When we arrived (after traveling 2 days) our "cabin" turned out to be a 1970-ish double wide mobile home with fake pine siding. The interior was dark fake paneling, the curtain rods in the bedrooms were half off....in short, it was truly a dump, and it was $207. plus tax per night. The water slide was a joke; it was about 20 feet long, dirty and ended in a pool no larger than 10 x 10, if that. We didn't stay.
There is a brand new Best Western about 2miles out of Keystone that was very nice. There is another motel that is nice called the Four Presidents (also in Keystone); clean, reasonably priced (2 double beds were 75./per night.However, the rooms are very very small; about 1/2 the size of a regular room.A little cramped if there are four people in the room.If I were going to do it over again, I'd probably stay in Rapid City and make day trips into the Black Hills.

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