In May 2010 we stayed 3 nights at the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park. Unfortunately not in the beautiful and cosy old hotel but in a kind of motel room close to the old hotel. The bathroom seemed to be fitted for older or disabled persons and the sleeping room was pretty small. But the view was amazing: wonderful trees and we watched deer, mountain goats and ... bisons, four old bulls were slowly walking across the road towards our room, only 20 meters away from us, how thrilling! The pleasant service in the restaurant was done by people from outside the USA, in our case from Indonesia. They were very glad we could speak some Indonesian words and knew a lot about their kitchen (that's because Indonesia was a Dutch colony in the past). The food was decent, no more or less. Our main reason to visit the State Game Lodge was to do the Buffalo Jeep Safari (the start is from there), due to the heavy rain it was a bit disappointing but the nature is wonderful. We were very close to bisons and the driver was very friendly and helpfull. During our stay we enjoyed the splendid nature, I even had a very close encounter with a huge bull bison, I was only six meters away from him! When he started to become annoyed, I immediately took my escape route behind a lodge, then he became very quickly quiet ... and I had my awesome camcorder footage! We loved our stay at the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park (we also did two day trips in the park with ABS Travel), it's a very peaceful and clean place to relax and enjoy the lush nature and wildlife (I just missed a cougar a Park Ranger told me when I did one of my early morning walks). Recommended.
- 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