Accommodation July 28, 2017
The South Dakota Lodge Surrounded By Nature You Must Visit This Summer
We’re two-thirds of the way through summer, but there’s still plenty of time for a quick staycation or two. Here’s a pretty lodge with an incredible past that you definitely need to visit asap.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Custer State Park is a true South Dakota gem. Its 71,000 acres encompass some of our state's most beautiful scenery. In addition to its lakes, forests and herd of buffalo, the park is home to five lodges that will delight and entertain you during your stay.
The State Game Lodge is one of the park's most beautiful. This stone and wood lodge was constructed in 1921, and has a rich history. President Calvin Coolidge used it as his "Summer Whitehouse" in 1927, and it still maintains a regal, stately ambiance that takes you back to another time.
When you first step into the lodge, you'll be surrounded by the warm, cozy furnishings of the reception area.
The dining room serves excellent food in a formal, but rustic atmosphere. Start your day here with a hearty breakfast and end it with a delicious formal meal that includes regional favorites such as buffalo or pheasant.
When the weather is nice, you'll enjoy a meal on the patio.
Stay in the suite that President Coolidge called home in the summer of 1927. His original desk still graces this room. It's just one of six historic lodge rooms available.
For more private accommodations, choose one of the resort's luxury cabins. The Creekside Cabin and Bunkhouse (shown here) includes a five-room cabin with two bedrooms, and a bunkhouse with nine beds. Cabins are climate-controlled and fully furnished with everything you need for a comfortable stay.
The popular Buffalo Safari Tour operates out of this lodge, so you'll definitely want to book a tour. Get up close to some of Custer State Park's 1,500 or so buffalo...but stay safely in the Jeep. 🙂
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