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State Game Lodge

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   13389 Us Highway 16A, Custer, SD 57730
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Ranked #11 of 19 hotels in Custer
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We actually did not stay at the lodge but were trying to make a reservation, which included our dog. One day the staff said there is a room available with a patio - then the next day the rooms were supposedly not pet-friendly anymore and I could not make the resevation. There was no willingness to accomodate us - it... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

We had been planning our fall photographic fun to the National Parks of South Dakota for many months!! I used a Trip Advisor forum and multiple phone calls to the South Dakota Dept. Of Tourism to help me plan our first getaway in many months. Disappointingly, the day before we departed, the federal government closed the national parks, and I... More

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We loved staying here and plan to return in the summer when more attractions are open. Traveling mid-October most everything was closed but we did find some fun things to do and enjoyed the relaxation and not running from attraction to attraction. Custer was nice but keystone was a complete ghost town. We stayed in a three room housekeeping cabin.... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Firstly we have to say the location is great and the buildings wonderful in general. The first impression given by the front desk staff (with one notable exception) was poor. OK we arrived a little before official check in but others were being allocated rooms. We were made to feel very uncomfortable about asking for our room and were told... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We had visited Custer State Park a few times (maybe one of best state parks period) and we wanted to be there during the annual buffalo roundup. I reserved a cabin several months in advance #7 as it turned out. Nice accomodations, very secluded yet within walking distance of main lodge and the art/craft festival area.

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Prescott, Arizona
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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We really wanted to stay there while visiting Custer State Park during the Buffalo Roundup. When we arrived, it had turned cool and rainy. Unfortunately the heat in our corner room did not work, nor did the TV, and we decided to leave and ask for our money back. At first they wanted to keep part of our money, but... More

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Holmesville, Ohio
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Room was nice , large & clean , front desk service was mediocre , cleaning cart was left outside our door for evening , told front desk & it was still there when we returned from dinner, laundry area was dirty & unkept . Dinner was Great at the Lodge

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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We have dined at the Game Lodge twice now, and both times the food was excellent. Classy but not over the top. While we dined, the buffalo herd gathered on the lawn outside the lodge providing an exciting after dinner treat. I would definitely recommend this.

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Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This was a nice place to stay while visiting Custer State Park and the surrounding area attractions such as Mt. Rushmore, The Crazy Horse Monument and the Jewel Caves. We rented a cabin which is a short walk from the main Game Lodge, where there are hotel rooms to rent. Our cabin had two bedrooms, one bathroom and kitchen. The... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We booked a Creekside King room and was not disappointed. The room was very large, with a sofa, and two comfortable chairs besides a king size bed. Very clean and quite. Would come back again. Had dinner at the State Game Lodge dinning room and the meal was fantastic. I had the Buffalo fillet minion and I t was to... More

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Also Known As:
State Game Hotel Custer
State Game Hotel
State Game Resort
Address: 13389 Us Highway 16A, Custer, SD 57730
Location: United States > South Dakota > Custer
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 19 hotels in Custer
Hotel Class:3 star — State Game Lodge 3*
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 
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