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Maple Grove, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Our family enjoyed our stay at Palmer Gulch! We stayed in one of the cabins with the hottub on the deck! The cabin was clean and comfortable! It was wonderful and the staff were friendly and very helpful! My only complaint was the lack of internet access..lol. We will visit Palmer Gulch again..we loved it!!!!

1Thank MrsBenson2
Hernando, Mississippi
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Perfect location to stay and enjoy the Hills. Trail rides, good restaurant & bar. We will stay again. No night clerk but it was not an issue- did get kicked out of the hot tub at 9pm even though it is supposed to be open until 10 pm. Because the staff were all leaving for the night.

Thank Snake247
Cleveland, Mississippi
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed in the lodge for a family reunion. The room was a nice size for 2 double beds. It could have been a little cleaner, but it was fine. I guess this is the case with most hotels, but we were on the 1st floor and could hear the people above us walking around. Maybe we had bad luck...

Thank Susannah W
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Stayed in executive cabin 131? 331? (june 5th until the 8th) along with two other executive cabins for our annual family reunion. Palmer Gulch is a beautiful location a short distance away from Keystone and mount Rushmore, we expected it to be perfect. Expect your internet to be non existent, their "ambassador" showed up with his personal cell phone saying...

4Thank Chris B
Maplewood, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

We rented a row cabin that was equipped with a 2 burner stove/fridge/sink unit, fireplace, fire ring and 2 double beds. Our room did not have a view, but other rooms/sites had great views. Not the cleanest room I've stayed in and it could of used some updating. Expect ants and small spiders. The resort's beauty, amenities and location made...

1Thank Daveisawesome
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Norm, at the Palmer Gulch Lodge and KOA campground, went out of his way to welcome us and give us a comfortable place to stay. It was a very nice facility and the prices were reasonable. We would highly recommend it, and Norm!

Thank Heather T
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We stayed at the lodge in Aug. 2013. Like everyone notes great location and lots of fun things to do with the kids. Outside of that it goes downhill. 1) They have a management problem! The service was bad and on top of that I called and email when I got home and the management could not respond. Expect! No...

8Thank Emily S
Palatine IL
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Although a lot of amenities were done for the season, we did enjoy the Lodge at Palmer's Gulch. It was clean and very accommondating. Stayed there from Sept 9 - Sept 13. The location couldn't be better. It was located just about in the middle of all of our planned day trips.

3Thank GeriDorsen
Reviewed 17 September 2013

We stayed at the Lodge at Palmer Gulch for two nights while visiting Mt. Rushmore and Custer State Park. It is in an ideal location for this - just down the mountain from Mt. Rushmore. It is located in a KOA campground and had a restaurant and a few stores on the premises. However, we did not use these facilities...

3Thank Hoosiergal71
Reviewed 9 September 2013

My family was here for 6 days, Great loction to all you come to see. Wonderful acitivites at camp for kids big and small. Clean, friendly. Not great Wi-fi but YOUR ON VACATION!!! Heard about green pools, but they were fine just the pool walls are slighly stained. Resturant was a little pricey, but local snack shops and wine tasting...

1Thank Krzy612

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Whether exploring the spectacular views of Mount Rushmore National Park, hiking through Custer State Park, climbing Harney Peak, or enjoying the day at Sylvan Lake, the Lodge at Palmer Gulch mixes the adventure and relaxation of the outdoors with the convenience of resort style accommodations:∙ 62 lodge rooms∙ 20 full-service private cabins∙ 10 row cabin duplex rooms∙ 6 executive lodges∙ 3 meeting facilities. We also offer fine dining, shopping, and family friendly itineraries! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lodge at Palmer Gulch

Address: 12620 Highway 244, Hill City, SD 57745-8902
Region: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
Price Range: $124 - $886 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lodge at Palmer Gulch 2*
Number of rooms: 62
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“The rear rooms offer nice view from the balcony”
L4972SNsues, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the north side ("premium" rooms) have nice balconies. The rooms on the south side face the parking lot.”
667dp, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“they have an elevator”
minneapol, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 33 had a spectacular view from the ridge, looking over the whole camp and a great view of the Mountain.”
SaraGee, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay in the lodge.”
monicat388, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
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