Situated in a lovely area near Mount Rushmore, Mount Rushmore Lodge at Palmer Gulch offers a variety of accommodation ideal for those looking to experience the great outdoors in style.
The lodge’s 62 rooms have a decided mountain cabin feel to them. Each features en-suite bathroom, TV and telephone. Many of the superior suites have fireplaces, kitchenettes and balconies from which to breathe the clear mountain air.
The dramatic Great Room at the lodge features great lounging areas, incredible sculptures and even a fireplace two stories high. It is the perfect place to spend an evening socializing. There are a host of fun activities available at the resort for all ages.
There are a few restaurants on the property that cater to a wide variety of tastes, from Papa’s Pancake Tent to the Chuck Wagon Dinner Show.
The star attraction in the area, Mount Rushmore, is just 6.4 miles from the hotel.
Guests really liked the location of the resort. They mentioned that it wasn’t simply a great place when visiting Mount Rushmore, which is a few miles away, but that it was a great base for exploring the whole Black Hills area.
Friendly and helpful staff
Guests mentioned that the staff were very friendly and helpful, but what seemed to impress them even more was that they had a great attitude to their work. It immediately seemed to put guests in a better mood.
Great shops and dining
Guests didn’t feel they really needed to leave the resort at all during their stay, with the exception of seeing the sights of course. They said that there were so many shops and great places to eat that their needs could be well met right at the resort.
Poor Wi-Fi and no cell phone service
Several guests mentioned that not only was the Wi-Fi at the lodge almost unusable, they couldn’t even get a cell phone signal in the area. This resort would suit those looking for a real break from the always-on connected world beyond.
Guests were left in no doubt that they were a bit removed from civilization. Several mentioned that the tap water in their room was brown. They said they had to let it run for quite some time before it cleared up.
Problems with cleanliness
Several guests mentioned being unhappy with the cleanliness of their room at check-in. The problems were varied, ranging from sticky floors to moldy bathroom walls, but whatever the problem, it did not give them a good first impression.
Outdoor swimming pool
Free WiFi in public areas
Wellness / Spa
Balcony (upon inquiry)
Bathtub (upon inquiry)
Free WiFi (rooms)
Arrival / Departure
Check in: 12:00
12620 Hwy 244 , 57745 , Hill City , USA Telephone: +1(800)95628503