We loved staying here and plan to return in the summer when more attractions are open. Traveling mid-October most everything was closed but we did find some fun things to do and enjoyed the relaxation and not running from attraction to attraction. Custer was nice but keystone was a complete ghost town.
We stayed in a three room housekeeping cabin. Loved having our own kitchen to eat at home. We brought a grill and griddle with us which was a good choice. I recommend bringing a baking sheet and cake pan if you will need one. The kitchen was just big enough to make a decent dinner.
The rooms were a decent size and we slept well. We were tired from all our daily adventures. It was a little drive to get anywhere but we didnt mind because the scenery was gorgeous and we loved the quietness of the resort and room for the kids to run and play.
The bathroom was decent. We just ran out of hot water quickly. The heat is very dry there so we boiled water at night to add moisture to the air.
Bring camping chairs with you to sit outside around the fire pit. You can pick up down branches for your fire so you don't have to purchase firewood.
It was very fun to wake up every morning and look for the buffalo.
The bar staff was friendly.
We did leave a night early to get a head start on our drive (and because we did most everything at that point that wa open) and they canceled our last night with no issues. However we were going to have to switch cabins for the last night (the cabin we were in was previously booked and we knew this in advance) so I think that is the reason for them being so willing to accommodate.
Excited to go back during regular season and enjoy more of the black hills!
- 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