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Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a small cabin by a creek. It was clean, comfortable and very quiet. It is close to many area attractions so it could be used as a vacation base. It was expensive compared to other hotels. However, we loved it!

Thank Americangirl52
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Too many flys, killed a roach and then a spider in the shower and for the price they need a washer and dryer for public use and free breakfast. We were at places for nights at $45 or $55 and you had cereal and muffins. At least let your customers know before they get there that you do not serve...

1Thank Oscelott
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We spent 4 nights at the Creekside Inn, which is a part of the Game State Lodge in Custer State Park. Fantastic location, easy to get to everything in the park The room was large, comfortable and clean. It was nice to be apart from the Main Lodge but able to take advantage of the good dinners at the Lodge's...

1Thank SallyKay2014
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

We have loved our two nights in Custer State Park. The hiking is gorgeous, the wildlife sightings are so exciting and the abundance of activities make it a favorite trip of our family of three. We stayed in the State Game Lodge's Housekeeping cabin #35. Aside from a little more thorough cleaning and some little updates, the quaint log cabin...

2Thank Elissa K
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 August 2014

After staying at Sylvan Lake, this place was disappointing. It has a terrific facility that sits on the game migration path of Custer State Park. In fact, both mornings we got bison wake-up calls as they passed by our room. We loved sitting on the porch watching the moon rise. It really is beautiful but lacks the touches that make...

Thank TravelswithmyTeen
Hinsdale, Illinois
Reviewed 14 August 2014

OK, first of all, I have never nor will I ever CAMP out in a park! On my last visit to Custer State Park many years ago, I stayed at the cabins near Sylvan Lake. The noise of the critters between the walls drove me nuts! So this time, I told my husband we either stay at a Lodge or...

Thank Marianne C
Kansas City, United States
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Picked this spot on our way to Yellowstone because it made it possible to do the Wildlife Loop the next morning as we headed towards Deadwood. We had come from the Badlands the night before and visited Mount Rushmore earlier that day.(BTW-The Loop is fantastic and should not be missed!) Staff and check-in were easy and we stayed in one...

1Thank Cynthia C
Rapid City, South Dakota
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Ambiance and history is what the State Game Lodge has going for it...but the service needs help! We're local to the area and enjoy having cocktails or light suppers in the bar area (indoors and outdoors) and on several occasions, the bartender is visibly and self-admittedly overwhelmed. Perhaps during the summer season it would be helpful to have two bartenders...

Thank TravelerGirl68
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 8 August 2014

After a very long drive through South Dakota, the State Game Lodge is a wonderful, serendipitous place to arrive to. The lodge is located in a perfect location in the park with vistas and a stream running through the property. It is historical as parts of it were used as the 1927 summer White House by the Coolidge family.. In...

Thank phk123
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We stayed in a 2 room duplex cabin for 3 nights. It was a little smaller than I had anticipated but we enjoyed it. It was peaceful and had a lot of room for our young kids to run around outside. We could also walk easily to the general store, the visitor center and two hiking trails. It was a...

3Thank austin94ag

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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 57730-8351
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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