When looking for a place in the center of things in the Black Hills of South Dakota, look no further than Palmer Gulch KOA. My wife (not a camper) and myself (camper) both enjoyed the upscale camping environment without the need to drag (and pay) for a camper. We stayed in the Lodge that had everything you would want complete with in-room fridge, private balcony, morning breakfast, two swimming pools, pub, wine tasting, and morning pancake breakfast with the campers. The location is central to Mount Rushmore (5 min. away), Sturgis (30 min. away), Deadwood, and also rapid city. Custer State park is also just down the road and a great place to see nature and have a picnic. It is also an easy day's drive to Cody, WY. or Red Lodge if you are looking to visit Yellowstone Park.
We recommend the evening lighting ceremony at Mt. Rushmore and take the shuttle bus to save on the parking fees. Also make sure to have breakfast under the pancake tent to get that little feel of camping.
- 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