The State Game Lodge is a stately native stone and wood lodge est. in 1920, offering an array of unique lodging options and activities for visitors. The State Game Lodge is located on Route 16A, the southeastern portion of the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway as it branches off towards the Wildlife Loop.
About State Game Lodge
As the first and largest lodge in Custer State Park, the State Game Lodge is the primary resort hub within Custer State Park, complete with lodge rooms and cabins, meeting space, wedding venues, dining, and more. This lodge is known for its grand, historic character and tradition. The State Game Lodge served as the “Summer White House” for President Calvin Coolidge in 1927 and was visited by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953. And the Grace Coolidge Creek still serenely winds through the valley today.
The park’s popular Buffalo Safari Jeep Tours originate from the State Game Lodge (check in at Creekside Lodge). Take an open-air ride into the wilderness in search of bison while our guides tell you all about the park and its amazing wildlife.
Your stay today at the State Game Lodge resort is all about options. Upstairs in the historic lodge above the restaurant, find the seven original lodge rooms (including the appropriately named Coolidge Room and Eisenhower Room, both interim homes to the late Presidents during their terms). Added on to the lodge mid-century, two wings of lodge rooms boast picture windows for wildlife viewing. Another 200 yards southeast, find Creekside Lodge, est. in 2008. Last but by no means least, 1/2 mile's peaceful walk along the paved Creekside Trail leads you to the sprinkling of cabins along the creek.
Set in the beautiful mountain valley, stay in modernized cabins near Coolidge Creek and the historical State Game Lodge. Be sure to watch out the window... you never know when a buffalo might be looking in!
Famous for its presidential visitors, this stone and wood lodge features a classic design with modern, elegant amenities. Please contact our reservations team with any questions about booking historic lodge rooms.
The State Game Lodge offers casual yet elegant breakfast and lunch dining with a more formal ambiance for dinner. Outdoor patio seating is available. Follow the button below to view dining hours and menu items.
Planning a private event? State Game Lodge is a premier group venue. We comfortably host business meetings, team retreats, and reunions of all sorts. Most of all, we ensure your guests are taken care of, so everyone leaves refreshed.
Host your family reunion at State Game Lodge! We offer group lodging options to keep everyone comfortable, plus activities for all ages. Get in touch with our team to find the best lodging option for your family.
Planning your big day? State Game Lodge has served as a stunning venue for countless weddings. In addition to idyllic scenery, our Events team will help you coordinate your entire day: ceremony and reception sites, catering, guest accommodations, and more.