Lodge at Palmer Gulch

12620 Hwy 244 Hill City57745USA
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About Lodge at Palmer Gulch

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.


12620 Hwy 244 , Hill City, SD, 57745, USA
Telephone: +1(800)95628503 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Telephone
  • Television

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Great location for exploring the Black Hills

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.

Negative Reviews

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.

Brown water

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.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 575 reviews across the web
8.2 /10
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8.2 out of 10 based on 575 reviews