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State Game Lodge

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Ottawa, Ontario
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This was hotel #6 of our Globus tour. Our room was excellent, the included dinner and buffet breakfasts were great, and this was the first place where we did a load of laundry; however, the laundry machines are in a separate building and a bit of walk from our room (one also has to watch for animal land-mines when one...

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New Castle, IN
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was our second stay in a Game Lodge cabin! It was very nice. The cabin had two queen beds and we utilized both because one side of each was against a wall. In younger years, that would work, but not so much now.😃 The room included a microwave, refrigerator, and coffee pot. Dining at the lodge is excellent with...

Thank sjsNewCastle_IN
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stayed here one night and enjoyed it very much. Nicely decorated and clean rooms. The location can't be beat. There were numerous buffalo wandering close by and we enjoyed them from the safety of the deck of the Lodge. We had breakfast in the morning here. If you're hungry, the buffet is a decent deal.

Thank GOPHER41
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped after the wildlife loop of Custer State park. We loved the ambience. It had quite the history but super kept up. The gift shop and art gallery was top notch but small. The server was excellent. We just missed the lunch buffet but off the menu had the four of us enjoying a variety. One of us had...

Thank Paddletown H
Sioux Falls
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I have stayed at this property several times. The most recent time, we stayed in the newly renovated rooms at the motor Lodge as well as one night in the 20 person Tatanka cabin with friends. First, check in is a little slow, but there are plenty of things to look at to keep you occupied. People are fairly friendly...

Thank MHBSoDak
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The Lodge is located quite some distance outside of Custer and a lack of public transport makes it difficult to go for a night out in Custer itself unless you have a designated driver. However, the location itself is beautiful, surrounded by well kept lawns, forest and park land plus its own creek. It is very convenient for the Wildlife...

Thank brucestalker1
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a double queen room at the hotel. It was very clean and cozy. There is not a lot of extra room, but who wants to sit in a hotel room in a setting like this?! We took Hwy 16A fro Mt Rushmore. Such a gorgeous drive, and we encountered herd after herd of buffalo. It was amazing!!...

Thank bex369
Minneapolis, MN
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is one of the older cabins in the park. Upside: Reasonably priced lodgings for about 4 couples (even though the cabin will sleep more). Nice common areas to have more visitors as we did since we were having a family reunion. Decent kitchen. Plus you are in the heart of the park. We even had a buffalo close by....

Thank labs33
Halifax, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We stayed in one of the motel rooms attached to the lodge. We were in one that faced the highway. It was a great room, very well appointed and clean. The staff was most helpful and kind. The area is full of a variety of wildlife. Buffalo can regularly be seen very close to hotel. We ate at the restaurant...

Thank TLmaker
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Spent 1 night in one of the historical rooms in the lodge and really enjoyed the stay. Be aware that lodge rooms are on the second floor with no elevator but was not a problem for us. Queen room was small but had character, was clean and comfortable. Would recommend.

Thank Cynthia V

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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 57730-8351
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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“Book earlier if planning to stay or just drop in for food and beverage”
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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.”
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“Ask for the renovated rooms”
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