I stayed in a 6 person housekeeping cabin with my 3 teens for one night in July. I made the reservation on their website a couple of months in advance.
I do not consider the Game Lodge a good value because we slept very poorly; the room was cramped, the beds were uncomfortable, and we were too close to the main road.
The 2 queen beds barely fit in the room, both up agains the walls. The sleeper sofa, when pulled out, took up all of the space in the kitchen. There was no place for luggage.
Nice and spacious and also very clean. The bathroom was much nicer than the rest of the cabin.
The queens were very soft and sloped down in the middle. I shared a bed with my daughter and it was really uncomfortable, in part because the bed is against the wall.
We were in cabin #1. We were next to the convenient store and right along the main road. It wasn't an ideal placement...perhaps the worst location of all the cabins. We could hear noise from the street.
There aren't many choices in the Custer area. I still think this is probably the best bet. If I returned I would get a bigger cabin and try to get one a bit further away from the road - or stay in one of the historic lodge rooms. The main lodge is attractive and the lobby is appealing. The staff is friendly.
The best part about the Custer Game Lodge is their buffalo safari. This is absolutely a must-do activity. Call in advance for reservations.
We drove to Mt. Rushmore for dinner and the night light show. It took us about an hour each way...it looked like it was closer than that on the map but the road is windy and it is very dark at night so you can't drive fast.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- State Game Hotel Custer
- State Game Resort