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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We wanted to stay in the park and decided on the State Game Lodge. We were in what I would call the motel annex. Just a short walk to the attached main, historic building. Our room was clean and pretty good size but we were out and about most of the time and pretty much just slept there. We had... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed one night here. I thought it would be fun to stay in the Park. We had a hotel room. It seemed like it could use a remodel. Old, but it was clean, it wasn't worth the money. I was disappointed after staying at the Black HIlls Wild Horse Sanctuary. The staff at check in was a bit impersonal.... More 

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Greenfield, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I thought it would be fun to stay in Custer State Park while re-visiting the area and by the time I made our reservations about all that was left in the park was the State Game Lodge. The room was very dim and well used but clean. The bathroom vanity was only about 28 inches high and even though I... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were traveling with our grand kids through South Dakota and Wyoming. Very nice place to stay and would definitely do again. Nice restaurant and the staff was very nice. Location was outstanding for wild life as we woke up one morning to a herd of buffalo casually walking through the grounds. Close to Mt Rushmore also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My esteemed spouse and I recently celebrated our fortieth wedding anniversary with a several day stay at the State Game Lodge and enjoyed every minute.We were fortunate to get a room in the historic section and so glad we were able to. Our room was small but elegant and comfortable, the bathroom tiny but had everything we needed. The true... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a magnificent environment and the lodge itself looks very nice. It's a great place to start hikes or to discover the State Park. But the room itself was very basic, and during our stay we had 2 wedding parties and a conference event causing lots of noise and a bunch of people sitting in front of our room...... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights in one of the historic rooms. Was very comfortable and we enjoyed it although the shower was small and a little challenging. We would stay there again but skip the restaurant for dinner. Service was very slow and food was very over done. When we asked why dinner was so slow we were told that was... More 

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La Crosse, WI
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a cabin in Blue Bell area 18 years ago and found them quite primitive, so we upgraded to the Game Lodge this time, even the Eisenhower Room. The room has been re-done since the President was here in 1953, which is both good and bad. They crammed a mini fridge, microwave, and ironing board into one corner with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a quick overnight stay but the room was very comfortable and the property is beautiful. Although the hotel is historic, don't expect your room to be anything special. It was just a basic room, no character. But fine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room (in one of the newer wings) was fabulous. It was extremely spacious - with room for a settee and table as well as the extremely large and comfy king size bed. Furnishings - western style - were charming. The only thing we were less pleased about was the small bathroom which had only a tiny washstand to put toiletries... More 

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