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4.0 out of 5

"The staff were very nice. The breakfast bar was ok. Some hot items would have been nice. The room was fair. There wasn't much open in the complex due ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 26 Sep 2021

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly stay with 2 outdoor pools in Hill City

In Hill City

Within 6 miles (10 km) of this hotel, you'll find Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Mount Rushmore. Needles Highway and Horse Thief Lake are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Free water park, sauna

Free water park access, 2 restaurants, and 2 outdoor pools are all featured at this hotel. There's fun for all ages with mini golf and a children's pool, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy the gym and free perks like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Executive Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, Mountain View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 8 Max
$281* Per night/room Feb 2 - Feb 3

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, Hot Tub, Mountain View

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 12 Max

Lodge at Palmer Gulch ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lodge at Palmer Gulch

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2 out of 5
That i only booked for 1 night, between the fitlthy rooms yes they changed rooms due to filth and the second wasn't much better blood on pillows. Staff seemed to be untrained and unconcerned with issues. The restaurant was filthy and the food was mediocre for the premium price. Even something as simple as a ice cream shake was a joke the people working there acted as if it was there fist day and never see ice cream before. The breakfast was a total disappointment the tables were filthy the breakfast was like whats the least we can provide and still say we offerd breakfast. For the money spent on room was expecting better.....

Posted by on Aug 14, 2022

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4 out of 5
The staff were very nice. The breakfast bar was ok. Some hot items would have been nice. The room was fair. There wasn't much open in the complex due to time of year. I know this was supposed to be a lodge, but there were too many stuffed animals. Kind of creepy.

Posted by on Sep 26, 2021

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5 out of 5
Close to all the places we wanted to see while in South Dakota. Quiet and it was easy to get around. Cabin was great.

Posted by on Sep 18, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 16, 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 2, 2021

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3 out of 5
We stayed five nights here and we had a great time! It was beautiful and the activities were so much fun. We especially loved the horseback riding! Just make sure that you book well in advance. We saw a beautiful new playground getting installed too. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Our only complaint is the quality of the lodge rooms. The carpet needs to be replaced. It was dingy on our feet. The internet was free but did not work well. Also, the cable went in and out. This is a nice central location to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Custer State Park. It is about and hour and a half to the Badlands.

Posted by on Jun 5, 2021

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3 out of 5
There is no pool, breakfast was very minimal and staff refused to have room cleaned even though we were staying several days overall disappointing.

Posted by on May 17, 2021

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5 out of 5
This resort was awesome! The whole grounds were super clean and well maintained. The activities were perfect for the kids and adults. The location was centralized for all the Black Hills had to offer. We had a wonderful stay.

Posted by on Sep 15, 2019

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5 out of 5
Enjiyed all the options of activities . Enjoyed the live music outside grapes and grinds

Posted by on Jul 14, 2019

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4 out of 5

Great place to stay with the family!

The location and amenities of the Lodge were perfect. Super close to Mount Rushmore and centrally located to all of the fun. It was part of the KOA campground and RV park and my kids had a blast swimming and doing activities like panning for gold, community campfires, entertainment, and playgrounds. It was almost hard to tear them away to go sightsee. It was a very pretty location as well. Plus there are a few food options reasonably priced at the resort.

Posted by , from g on Jul 15, 2017

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About the Lodge at Palmer Gulch

Location 12620 HWY 244, Hill City, SD 57745

Property Features

Lodge at Palmer Gulch offers its guests a complimentary water park, 2 outdoor swimming pools, a waterslide, and a spa tub. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served. Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 500 square feet (46 square meters) and includes conference space. A children's pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a fitness center are also featured at the family-friendly Lodge at Palmer Gulch. Free self parking is available.

  • 1 building
  • 61 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 500 sq ft of conference space
  • 46 sq m of conference space
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free water park access
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Lodge at Palmer Gulch offers 61 accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

The Peak Grill & Tap Room - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Turtle Town - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. In addition to a seasonal outdoor pool, other recreational amenities include a complimentary water park, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Volleyball on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Pool hoist on site

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Guests will receive key retrieval information.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
Guests will receive key retrieval information.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 1 year old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 10.00 per pet, per day
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Staff does not wear personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 1
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Children stay free
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee (May 22 - September 06): USD 13.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Spa tub access
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Partner property pool access
  • Partner property access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 10.00 per pet, per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in May and close in September.
  • Up to 3 children 1 year old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.