I have been visiting the Fort for 50 years. It is a piece of history. If you want TV, blowdryers, and litte bottles of shampoo and lotions, go to a La Qunita. If you want to enjoy God's country, connect with friends and family, and have your heart touched by the historical significance of a time and people gone by, visit the Fort and surrounding area. Badlands National Park and Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are a half day drive. Visit Wounded Knee and Bear Butte. Get out of your social media bubble and open your heart and mind ( and those of your kids) to a non-amusement park world.
This is a great historical visit, and gorgeous bluffs, views. We stayed in the Lodge, so very basic, but clean and great friendly people at the desk. Just a note, they close for check in at 5PM. We nearly missed it as the site said check in 5 PM. Not! Wifi is limited to office area, but we did not have password, and after 5PM no one there, also no key drop for check out before 8am. Overall-Great and quiet, beautiful. Recommended.
We stayed at the Lodge overnight. Due to our own failure to plan they only had a room with twin beds. Not a problem. We just put the mattresses on the floor. Very sparse furnishings but a neat place to stay right on the grounds. AC worked great and there was a fan. The shower head was for a pretty short person but that was not a huge inconvenience. The laminate floors looked pretty new and clean but pretty cheap. Food at the restaurant was very good and plentiful and the wait staff was very good. Definitely going to return in the future!!
I stayed for two nights at the lodge. The room was a bit sparse but it was good for me. It was definitely an historic building. The shower worked but at 5'3" the shower head was not above me, made the showers interesting. I'm giggling as I write that part. The post/state park was wonderful. Parking is odd for those that have physical limits be prepared. There are ramps, but the distance could be a challenge for those traveling alone. While I was there the restaurant had shorter hours due to staffing issue. But the food was good. I would stay again.
Ft Rob is a very affordable, unique, quiet, vacation get away. Lots of things for people of all ages and children. Beautiful scenery and a piece of history. If you are looking for 5 star dining and a Hilton resort please go elsewhere. Ft Rob is a just that - a refurbished Fort and lodging is appropriate for just that. We go every year.