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State Game Lodge

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Canton, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

While visiting Mt. Rushmore, we stayed at the State Game Lodge, Creekside. The room was exceptionally clean, very new. The room had a separation of living and sleeping area and included a microwave and mini-fridge. Staff, especially Jason, were fantastic.

Thank Oleirishtraveler
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Cant say enough good things about Custer State Park & the Game Lodge. People are friendly & helpful.Food is Good. Location is perfect for hiking and the Black Hills. Quiet for those without kids. We would definitely stay again.

1Thank Jeff J
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Born in Faulkton, SD. Live in Texas. We love Custer state Park., We have watched the Hills evolve from a quiet unknown to a destination for thousands. The park however is still quiet and beautiful. Black forest to open prairie. Site seeing from Lead and Deadwood to Mt. Rushmore. Driving and experiencing Needles Highway a must. Climb Harney peak and...

Thank BJ M
Flower Mound, Texas
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The motel no longer accepts pets (boo), so booked a two bedroom cabin to the west of the lodge, backing up to the creek. Consider this a winter review. Cabin clean and serviced daily. Large common and dining/kitchen room stocked with all the kitchen gear. Comfortable bedding. Quite cozy on days with the temps in the teens. FYI, at least...

Thank sheeshman_13
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stayed in the motel portion of the State Game Lodge in September, 2016. The motel is directly attached by a beautiful outdoor patio area with a pergola with entry to the bar/dining room. The room was recently renovated and modernized. Navajo type blankets on the bed kept with the theme of the area. The bartenders were friendly, and helpful...

1Thank siouxz
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed in the Creekside rooms which are across the car park from the main lodge. The rooms are large and well equipped, however the WiFi is hit a miss. The staff are very nice and helpful, however you can really see the difference between the permanent local staff members and the summer squad who don't give the impression they...

Thank paripatetic
Chanhassen, MN
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We spent a couple nights in the Eisenhower Room at the State Game Lodge. The hotel in a very beautiful spot and is extremely historic. However, unfortunately I think the actual lodge rooms have been allowed to run down quite a bit. Poor bathrooms and general maintenance. If you really crave the historic nature of a place, then go for...

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Our family wanted to visit Mount Rushmore over a four-day weekend. We decided to rent a cabin in Custer state park. Since it was off-season, we got a good deal. It turned out to average less than $200/night. Having a kitchen, as ill-equipped as it was saved our family from having to eat out. I would gladly put more money...

Thank Tanya73Boulder
New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This place is perfect for a few days to get away from it all. Custer State Park is an amazingly beautiful place and this Lodge is right in the heart of it all. We stayed in one of the rooms that was off the main building. Kind of like a motel room. Place was spotless, nice bathroom, comfortable bed and...

1Thank bobbyfdny
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We have been going to custer state park for the last 5 years. The park itself is one of the prettiest places I have ever been. Buffalo roam free and there are trails and hikes for all. There are four lodges in the park and we have stayed at two of them. If you love the mountains and camping atmosphere...

1Thank Lap45

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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