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State Game Lodge

13389 Us Highway 16A, Custer, SD 57730
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although this lodge is situated in a good spot for sightseeing, the rooms in the side wings are quite mediocre. The decorating is very dark, and with people constantly walking by outside the window, we had to keep the very heavy, dark drapes pulled most of the time. These rooms really need to have sheers on the windows to provide... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Custer State Park is a wonderful park to visit and staying within the park just adds to the enjoyment. Lodging fills up quickly though so plan ahead to stay here. Our room was clean and comfortable and in a beautiful location. We loved all of the outdoor seating for morning coffee. Most of the staff was pleasant and helpful but... More 

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Twin Cities
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were able to find a room in busy summer season. Booked by telephone by helpful and conscientious employee. The hotel annex is close to lodge, restaurant, and nice gift shop. Great location to see wild bison in the park. Wait staff in restaurant were excellent. Highly recommend.

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Duluth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Rooms are dated, but clean and quiet with good housekeeping and clean towels etc. Obtaining ice was odd in that you had to go to the restaurant kitchen staff to get the bucket filled. Used this location as base for Crazy Horse, Mammoth site, Rushmore, and Jewel Cave. Be sure and take the jeep tour of the ranch and see... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is well-worth the menu options. It wasn't crowded, parking is close, and everyone is friendly. The buffalo stew was delicious. The buffet lunch is a good choice and there are desserts for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a beautiful setting in a state park, this hotel is less than an hour's drive to Mt. Rushmore and to the Crazy Horse Memorial. We stayed in the creek-side addition and our room was spacious and very comfortable. The onsite restaurant was excellent and the staff very helpful.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend told us to make sure that we ate at the State Game Lodge, while on our vacation in The Black Hills a few weeks ago. It was Amazing! Locally sourced, gourmet food, in a state park! Our favorite dish was the bison tenderloin served with wild boar bacon mashed potatoes.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only had breakfast here. Excellent buffet. Very chatty waiter, who discussed the amount we should tip before we'd even sat down! (Terrible American habit). The lodge was beautiful, and Custer Park superb.

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Edina, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in one of the Creekside Cabins because apparently we didn't confirm our reservation online even though we had a confirmation number. For $550 a night you get a musty smelling run down cabin with extremely uncomfortable beds. The cabin is literally falling apart and it was so dirty my kids even noticed (which is saying something). One of the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE stopped here for our scheduled lunch break during a full day bus trip tour around the Mount Rushmore area. This Lodge is located in Custer State Park, so the setting is locely. The grounds are well tended and I liked all the history associated with the Lodge and surrounding buildings and area. I did not actually take one of... More 

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