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Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, individually decorated

State Game Lodge at Custer State Park Resort

2.5 out of 5

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPeter Norbeck Visitors Center5 min walk
    Popular LocationCuster State Park Wildlife Loop Road15 min walk
    Popular LocationCenter Lake16 min drive
    AirportRapid City, SD (RAP-Rapid City Regional)46 min drive

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About this area


Located in Custer, State Game Lodge at Custer State Park Resort is in the historical district and on a river. While the natural beauty of Peter Norbeck Visitors Center and Black Hills National Forest can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Sylvan Lake. Custer State Park Wildlife Loop Road and National Presidential Wax Museum are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with rock climbing and mountain biking.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Peter Norbeck Visitors Center - 5 min walk
  • Custer State Park Wildlife Loop Road - 15 min walk
  • Grace Coolidge Creek - 14 min drive
  • Center Lake - 16 min drive
  • Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) - 46 min drive


  • State Game Lodge Restaura — 1 min walk
  • The Blue Bell Lodge — 18 min drive

About this property

State Game Lodge at Custer State Park Resort

Riverfront resort with restaurant and bar/lounge
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café are available at this smoke-free resort. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, conference space, and laundry facilities. All 105 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Guests can appreciate conveniences like microwaves and coffee makers, and other amenities include premium bedding and flat-screen TVs.
State Game Lodge at Custer State Park Resort offers 105 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking on site

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: USD 13 for adults and USD 12 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Art gallery
  • Cave exploring
  • Fishing
  • Game/wildlife drives
  • Game/wildlife viewing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Playground
  • Safari
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli


  • ATM/banking services
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Conference space (3000 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 4


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Renovated entire property - May 2017
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave


  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 19


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between October 22 and April 28.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 13 for adults and USD 12 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Property is also known as

Game Lodge
Game State Lodge
State Game Custer
State Game Lodge Custer State Park Resort
State Game Lodge Custer
State Lodge
State Game Hotel Custer
State Game Resort
State Game Lodge Hermosa
State Game Hermosa
State Game Lodge State Park Resort
State Game Lodge State Park
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Very Good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 77 out of 181 reviews
5 - Excellent 43%
Rating 4 - Good. 67 out of 181 reviews
4 - Good 37%
Rating 3 - Okay. 20 out of 181 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 12 out of 181 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 181 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We were there during the off season so everything was limited. The facilities were very nice, the room was great and the staff were very friendly. The grounds are beautiful! I'm sure during the summer it's amazing!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Nice location out in the woods. Service was unfriendly except the wonderful bartender. The rest of the staff made you feel like you were a burden to ask a question. Room had stink bugs all over including in the sheets with you. Says it has free Wi-Fi but that is only in the lodge not your room.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Poor service
The location is nice. Most everything in the Park is closed in October. The evening staff was overwhelmed, she did customer care and had to take car of the gift shop. Because of that, she was not very friendly nor helpful. Rooms are ok, but outdated. It says free WiFi- but only in the Lobby, none in the room.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful Place
Property was beautiful, people were great, the restaurant was delicious, our waiter John aka "Doc" did a great job serving us dinner, wild big horn sheep in the front yard on the first day, Buffalos and wild turkeys on the second day, all around a great stay
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020