Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn

310 W Mount Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730-1938
Phone: +1 605-673-2275   |   Fax: 605/673-2234   |   88 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 4:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

A vacation in South Dakota is the trip of a lifetime, made better only by staying at our Custer hotel where quality service is our top priority.

You already know all the must-see attractions in this region: Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills and of course the celebrations of Crazy Horse. Guests at our Custer hotel are close to it all and can enjoy a vacation built around a rich history and culture. Custer State Park is nearby and a favorite destination for outdoor lovers where trails and recreation are plentiful.

Guests at our Custer hotel can also relax right on the property with a covered outdoor picnic area ideal for indulging outdoors. Free high-speed Internet makes it easy to keep up with work or check the itinerary for the day's plans. Enjoy a complimentary bike wash when staying with us, which is a must for bikers who need their ride to look perfect for the rally. The Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration is legendary, and we cater to folks from around the country who are here for an all American experience.

The Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally is another big event and the reason for the "on the house" bike washes. Whether you're here to hike the Mickelson Trail or stopping by on your annual rally runs, you'll be treated like a VIP at our Custer hotel. The VolksMarch, Buffalo Round Up and festivals throughout the year are all attractions that bring travelers to the slice of history we call Custer.

The superior customer service and restaurant-adjacent location helps make our Custer hotel a favorite in the area. With spacious, cool rooms, a soothing indoor pool & hot tub and upgraded amenities, each guest feels at home when staying with us. We understand that whether you're here for business or pleasure, an enjoyable stay starts with all the comforts of home and a warm welcome. We do our best to make your stay the best it can be.

Book the stay of a lifetime at the Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn today!

We are closed seasonally from October 1 - April 30. A vacation in South Dakota is the trip of a lifetime, made better only by staying at our Custer hotel where quality service is our top priority.

You already know all the must-see attractions in this region: Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills and of course the celebrations of Crazy Horse. Guests at our Custer hotel are close to it all and can enjoy a vacation built around a rich history and culture. Custer State Park is nearby and a favorite destination for outdoor lovers where trails and recreation are plentiful.

Guests at our Custer hotel can also relax right on the property with a covered outdoor picnic area ideal for indulging outdoors. Free high-speed Internet makes it easy to keep up with work or check the itinerary for the day's plans. Enjoy a complimentary bike wash when staying with us, which is a must for bikers who need their ride to look perfect for the rally. The Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration is legendary, and we cater to folks from around the country who are here for an all American experience.

The Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally is another big event and the reason for the "on the house" bike washes. Whether you're here to hike the Mickelson Trail or stopping by on your annual rally runs, you'll be treated like a VIP at our Custer hotel. The VolksMarch, Buffalo Round Up and festivals throughout the year are all attractions that bring travelers to the slice of history we call Custer.

The superior customer service and restaurant-adjacent location helps make our Custer hotel a favorite in the area. With spacious, cool rooms, a soothing indoor pool & hot tub and upgraded amenities, each guest feels at home when staying with us. We understand that whether you're here for business or pleasure, an enjoyable stay starts with all the comforts of home and a warm welcome. We do our best to make your stay the best it can be.

Book the stay of a lifetime at the Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn today!

We are closed seasonally from October 1 - April 30. Enjoy your stay.

 

Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Complimentary continental breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, eggs, yogurt, juice, coffee, and hot items. Deluxe.
  • Indoor pool, heated large
  • Hot tub
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Hearing impaired services
  • Sightseeing tours, available
  • Fax services, $1 for each page
  • High-speed Internet access
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Inter/Exter corridor
  • Baggage hold
  • Safe deposit box
  • Printer available
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Copy machine
  • Dataports
  • Mail services
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Free parking

Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn

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Conveniently located, the best western buffalo ridge inn in Custer, South Dakota is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 43.762309  /  Latitude: -103.611711

 

Driving Directions to Hotel

 

From: All directions. Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn is located west of Highway 16 just 6 blocks west of Custer city center.

Best Western Buffalo Ridge Inn

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Black Hills Central Railroad 1880 Train

Black Hills Central Railroad

Black Hills Central Railroad

Reopened in 1957, the Black Hills Central Railroad 1880 Train is a refurbished vintage steam engine, now offering a fun way to see the beautiful Black Hills region of South Dakota.

Step aboard the vintage steam train for a scenic two hour ride between Hill City and Keystone.

Pick up a delicious snack or meal from the High-Liner Snack Shoppe to enjoy along the journey.

Be sure to stroll through the South Dakota Railroad Museum, next to the depot in Hill City, to see the railroad memorabilia from 1872 and interactive exhibits. 

Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival

Held annual in November, the Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival takes place at Custer State Park in southwest South Dakota – just east of Custer in the Black Hills National Forest.

Roughly 1,300 buffalo are herded during the Buffalo Roundup, while the free arts festival showcases 150 vendors and artists from throughout the Midwest.

Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival also features the Dutch Oven Cook-off and Chili Cook-off, and be sure to bring chairs, cameras, and rain gear just in case. Enjoy a night at the Best Western hotel in Custer after your day with the Buffalo herd.

Crazy Horse Memorial

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Crazy Horse Memorial

Gracefully set in the beautiful South Dakota Badlands near Custer, the Crazy Horse Memorial honors the heritage of North American Indians – primarily the famed Oglal Lakota warrior known as Crazy Horse.

Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowki began the memorial of Lakota leader Crazy Horse in 1948, and is to become the world's largest sculpture at 87 feet high.

This work-in-progress memorial is being carved from Thunderhead Mountain and is operated by the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation.

While visiting the memorial, make time to stroll through the Indian Museum of North America and the Native American Cultural Center.

Also schedule time to visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial, located 17 miles from Crazy Horse.

Custer State Park

Custer State Park

Custer State Park

Totaling more than 71,000 acres, Custer State Park is the largest state park in South Dakota.

Set in the Black Hills of western South Dakota, Custer State Park is a popular destination for travelers, yielding tremendous of fun any time of year.

Spring and summer are great for hiking and mountain biking, while the fall and winter open up great skiing and cross-country skiing opportunities.

Visit from nearby Custer, or Keystone – home to the Mt. Rushmore National Monument.

Jewel Cave National Monument

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Jewel Cave National Monument

Established in 1908, the Jewel Cave National Monument is located in the Black Hills National Forest in southwestern South Dakota.

The world’s third longest cave, Jewel stretches over 160 miles – making the park cover 1,273 acres.

Owned and operated by the National Park Service, Jewel Cave is open throughout the year near the city of Custer.

Underground scenic, lantern, and spelunking tours are available, while surface activities include wildlife viewing and bird watching.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Monument

Mount Rushmore National Monument

Started in 1927 and completed in 1939, Mount Rushmore National Memorial is one of the most iconic sights in the United States.

Found in the city of Keystone, the memorial is a tourism staple and a must-see for visitors of the Badlands of South Dakota.

Sitting nearly 6,000 feet above sea level, the sculpture depicts former United States presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

Carefully carved into the granite mountainside, each sculpture is roughly 60-feet tall and is easily visible from the highway.

Visitors are invited to stop at the visitor center, Lincoln Borglum Museum, or trek the Presidential Trail to learn more about this incredible memorial piece of American scenery.

Needles of the Black Hills

South Dakota Needles

Needles of the Black Hills

Set on the Needles Highway, the Needles of the Black Hills is a scenic staple and natural wonder of southwestern South Dakota.

Found along what is also known at the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway, the Needles are located just east of Custer.

The original site for the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, these granite needles attract rock climbers – and other varieties of outdoor enthusiasts.

Running through Custer State Park in the Black Hills National Forest, the 14-mile Needles Highway is also referred to as South Dakota Highway 87

The drive yields views of the Needle’s Eye, and wildlife like mountain goats, bighorn sheep, elk, deer, and even bison.

Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park

Officially the fifth longest cave in the world, Wind Cave National Park was first discovered in 1881 and contains passages over 300 million years old.

The cave, located near Custer in the Badlands region of South Dakota, features the incredible and rare "boxwork" formations.

Visit the park Visitor Center to schedule a guided cave tour to experience the 136 miles of passages.

Spend time in the Visitor Center to view the exhibits, videos, books and maps, or explore the park's top-side 30 miles of hiking trails and nature trails.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.00 mile(s) from Golden Circle Tours, guided tours, guests are picked up at hotel
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Black Hills Balloons, hot air balloon rides
  • 0.25 mile(s) from 1881 Courthouse Museum
  • 3.00 mile(s) from National Museum of Woodcarving
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Heritage Village, cowboy music show and dinner
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Four Mile Old West Town
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Custer's Last Pan, gold panning
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Crazy Horse Monument
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Black Hills Areial Adventures, helicopter rides
  • 14.00 mile(s) from Black Hills Museum of Natural History
  • 21.00 mile(s) from Lincoln Borglum Museum, Mt. Rushmore sculptor museum
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Old McDonalds Farm
  • 31.00 mile(s) from Circle B Chuckwagon and Cowboy Music Show
  • 32.00 mile(s) from Mammoth Site
  • 48.00 mile(s) from Journey Museum
  • 97.00 mile(s) from Wall Drug

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Hot tub
  • 0.00 mile(s) from Grizzly Gulch, minature golf
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Flinstones Bedrock City , theme park
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Rocky Knolls Golf Course, 9-hole golf course
  • 0.25 mile(s) from George S. Mickelson Trail, 109 miles of trail hiking and biking in the Black hills National Forest
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Custer State Park, horseback riding, boating, swimming, fishing, hay rides, chuckwagon dinners, music shows, hiking, wildlife viewing, scenic highways
  • 13.00 mile(s) from Jewel Cave National Park, cave tours and hiking
  • 14.00 mile(s) from Black Hills Central Railr, scenic viewing
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Wind Cave National Park, cave tours, hiking, wildlife viewing
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Mount Rushmore National Park, national monument and hiking
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Bear Country, wildlife viewing
  • 32.00 mile(s) from Reptile Gardens, wildlife viewing
  • 32.00 mile(s) from Evans Plunge, natural warm springs, swimming
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Black Hills Wild Horse Sa, wild horse viewing, scenic drive
  • 59.00 mile(s) from Deadwood, historic town, gambling
  • 97.00 mile(s) from Badlands National Park, scenic drive and hiking
  • 109 mile(s) from Devils Tower National Mo, scenic viewing and hiking

Nearby Restaurants

  • Adjacent to Captain's Table, full service, steak house, open for: dinner, located next door. Open April - October, from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The restaurant specializes in prime rib and also offers a wide variety of other food choices on the menu.
  • Adjacent to Lounge, bar/lounge, American, open for: dinner, located next door
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Pizza Hut, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Subway, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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