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St. Louis, MO
Reviewed 1 October 2014

We chose State Game Lodge as we love historic inns. There are three places to stay, the main lodge, which is charming but noisy, the attached motel- like rooms (yuck) or the newest part, Creekside, a few hundred yards from the main lodge. We love our sleep, so that was our choice. Our room was large, with a small sofa...

1Thank MelvinaSt.Louis
Warrenville, Illinois
Reviewed 30 September 2014

We stayed at the State Game Lodge, inside of Custer State Park. If you are looking for luxury, Try Rapid City instead, a short distance away. If you like, history, and times past, it was great. With so much to see and do, how much time do you stay in your room, anyway? In the lobby, there is a big...

2Thank Connie S
Chadron, Nebraska
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Staff in the office was friendly. Cleaning crew was inconsiderate parking the wrong way making it difficult to load. Rooms were small heat was on and we had full beds instead of queen. Bathroom had mold carpet felt gross and had carpet strip sticking through.

1Thank Chadrock2013
Chicago suburbs
Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

As a last minute reservation, we split 3 nights between the "basic" but quiet and comfortable motel unit (2 nights) and a third night in the much more expensive "historic" but ultimately very unsatisfactory Eisenhower Suite in the main Game Lodge building. Avoid Eisenhower at all costs! The room is tiny, has a bed too high for me (5'2") to...

2Thank WalkingLadyJ
Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 26 September 2014

We loved the location as it gave us a variety of directions to choose to explore. The food at the lodge was amazing. The staff very friendly and helpful. There is so much to do in the area that a helpful hint from locals comes in handy. Loved every minute and would stay again in a heartbeat. Also, the lodge...

1Thank Judy B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Stayed one night in the Creekside Lodge. Everything is fresh and clean. Only drawback was having to walk far in the dark to the other building for meals. The breakfast buffet was yummy. The dinner was bland. It was raining so they let us keep our bicycles in our room - very nice!

1Thank TravelerPhiladelphia
Reviewed 19 September 2014

Staying in a creek side cabin at State Game Lodge was the centerpiece of our week long stay in the Black Hills area. The historic buildings and main lodge are filled with information and artifacts. Walking through the halls and public areas brought out the feeling of presidential grandeur. President Calvin Coolidge vacationed here and left his mark. Surrounded by...

Thank Brian W
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 18 September 2014

If you are looking for lodging with a great location and a lot of history, try the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park, Custer, SD. The Restaurant is a delight offering a buffet breakfast or menu choice, buffet lunch and also menu choices and a variety of gourmet delights for dinner. A lot of history goes along with your...

1Thank jesse24813
Okemos, Michigan
Reviewed 15 September 2014

We had reserved a patio room in the newer lodge a month before we traveled to Custer State Park. Instead , we were first given a room looking out over the parking lot. After a bit of discussion , we were finally given the type of room we had requested. We were congenial in our approach knowing that works best....

2Thank Stategt
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 13 September 2014

My wife and I like to stay inside of a park when we visit parks and we do not camp. This trip we are traveling with our Bernese Mountain Dog. The place is a throwback. The lodge is historic, and staying there gave us a very different feel than staying in one of the nearby towns. The grounds near the...

2Thank emilio800

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Located in Custer State Park, this family accommodation once served as housing for the state's game keepers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about State Game Lodge

Address: 13389 Us Highway 16A, Custer, SD 57730
Region: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Hotel Class:3 star — State Game Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 101
Also Known As:
State Game Hotel Custer
State Game Resort
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“WiFi fix? Head east 1/2 mile to the motel piece of the property - comfy lobby with fireplace and easy chairs.”
sheeshman_13, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Creekside rooms are large and spacious”
paripatetic, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“You will be happy in whatever room you stay in.”
bobbyfdny, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the renovated rooms”
Lap45, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay there”
julaineonken, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
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