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Built in 1883, the Kleeman House claims Buffalo Bill Cody as an early guest.
Built in 1883, the Kleeman House claims Buffalo Bill Cody as an early guest.
April 29, 2016

Historic Custer Hotel Bought by Custer State Park Resorts

A restored historic hotel on Custer's main thoroughfare has been bought by the parent company of Custer State Park Resorts and will be rented to groups, reports the Custer County Chronicle

The Kleeman House, built in 1883, had been condemned by the early 1990s and calls were growing louder for its demolition when a local couple bought the two-story brick building in 2010 and restored it. Exterior coverings and paint were removed from the red brick, and a detailed description from the Custer newspaper at the time the hotel opened aided in returning the property to its original Victorian style. 

What had been nine second-floor bedrooms are now four suites with private bathrooms. A fifth suite that is handicapped-accessible is on the main level, along with a fireplace, parlor, complete kitchen and laundry facilities. 

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