We are getting ready to check out today and we are going to miss this place and the area. The lodge is clean, friendly, and has plenty for the kids to do. No, this is not the Ritz, or the Four Seasons, but for a no frills great place this is it! We had the two double premier room which gave us plenty of space for my family. Two adults and two kids. We were hardly here so it didnt matter to us how large the room was, but it is still big enough to relax and unwind in. The lodge sits above the camping area and camping cabins. We drove through the camping area and people were having a great time! Campfires, kids on bikes, ATV's, corn hole being played, just an all around great time being had by all. This KOA also has a restaurant, pub, and little shops for pizza, wings, espressos, fudge, etc. We ate at the Ponderosa one night and I ordered it to go....it was quite good and while I was waiting I sat outside on the patio and enjoyed Fat Tire bottled beer for $2.75!!!! It was Fat Tire Friday.....unbelievable price for that type of beer. I believe they have a daily happy hour as well. They have two pools, water park, horse back riding....they have it all.
The location couldn't be better. 10 min. to Rushmore and 15 to Keystone. 5 min to Hill City (go to Alpine Inn for $8.95 filet mignon) and close to Custer State Park to the south and Rapid City to the north.
We loved it here and hope to return in the future! Thank you Palmer Gulch!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Lodge At Palmer Gulch Hotel Hill City
- Hotel At Palmer Gulch
- At Palmer Gulch Hotel