State Game Lodge

  • Custer
  • Lodges and Cabins
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Located in Custer State Park, this gracious stone and wood lodge is set in a beautiful mountain valley, surrounded by a ponderosa pine forest. Grace Coolidge Creek winds through the valley and offers excellent trout fishing. Oak, birch, and aspen trees line the babbling creek, providing a colorful year round display.

The State Game Lodge served as the “Summer White House” for President Calvin Coolidge in 1927 and was visited by President Dwight D. Eisenhower for several days in 1953. It was built in 1920, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside, you’ll discover a blend of the past and the present, the elegant and the outdoors. Accommodations range from stately lodge rooms to modern motel rooms and cozy cabins. The historic State Game Lodge Dining Room serves South Dakota specilaties like buffalo, pheasant and trout. After dinner, relax on the front porch or take a leisurely stroll along Grace Coolidge Creek. Named for Calvin’s first lady, the stream flows through the lodge’s sprawling front yard. Featuring 30 luxurious, oversized lodge rooms, a beautiful lobby & Great Room. Also featuring luxurious 4,200 square foot cabins featuring four separate bedrooms including two with fireplaces, a loft with bunk beds, full kitchen, and a great room with a beautiful stone fireplace! Overlooking Coolidge Creek off the back deck of the cabin. Conveniently nestled amongst the pine trees directly west of the Game Lodge lies our brand new Pavilion, a pristine 4,000 square foot gabled roof shelter complete with both a fireplace and a group fire pit, modern lighting, heaters, a bridal changing room, and spacious wash rooms.

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