by Amanda Norcross
Located in Badlands National Park in South Dakota, Cedar Pass Lodge is typically open late-April through late-October. Here, families can stay in cabins with kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, and heat; the cabins sleep up to six guests, making them perfect for families. Tent and RV camping sites are also available.
Cedar Pass has an onsite restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. There’s also an onsite gift shop.
Our Editor Loves
- Cabins for six guests
- Onsite restaurant and gift shop
- Location in Badlands National Park
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We stayed here two nights in a duplex cabin that had a front and back porch views of the beautiful mountains. It was a short walk to the front desk, gift shop and dining room.
The room was spacious and very clean. It had a small fridge and coffee service. The bathroom was small but serviceable. Did I mention the views from the proch? Great for sipping a glass of wine and watching the sun turn the mountains into a kaleidoscope of nature.
It's very quiet here even with a door that would connect to attached second cabin. Plus... if you're up early you surely will have some bunnies grazing... and maybe some mule deer.
It's a great place to see the Badlands and Pine Ridge Indian Reservation sites.
All the staff is pleasant and very, very helpful.
We wanted to spend a night in the Badlands National Park and Cedar Pass Lodge is the only place available. It was wonderful! Our cabin was cozy,warm, and clean. The fridge and microwave were handy. Clean sheets, hot water. Only downside is spotty internet service. The bed was super comfortable, and comforter kept us toasty. In Park lodging isn’t always available but when it is we always try to get a room; it saves us time and we get to spend more time in the Park. Cedar Pass Lodge is special; an evening on the cabin’s back porch in the Adirondack chair made a Park memory for me.