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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

We had a great time at Palmer Gulch with the family. Our adult kids rented cabins in the KOA and we stayed at the resort. The pancake breakfast was a huge hit and I loved the gourmet coffee house. We did one night campfire and were able to buy everything we needed at the little store on the grounds. The...

1Thank K10Dubai
Woodbury, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

I can't imagine a better location to be in when visiting the Black Hills! Only 10-15 minutes to Mt. Rushmore, Custer, Crazy Horse and surrounding areas. Hiking a plenty for all levels and ages available. However, the cleanliness of the cabins was disappointing since we paid $1400 for our 5 night stay. As you can see in other reviews the...

2Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 26 July 2014

My family and I stayed here for approximately a week while in the area,and I tried to like it but I just didn't. The lodge itself was really warm and stuffy, and the people were not the friendliest. We actually were in the wrong place to check in at first and the young ladies who were working behind the desk...

3Thank cmama
Oakdale, Connecticut
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We definitely overpaid for a room in the lodge. It (room 101) needs a bit of "freshening" up. There wasn't a screen door our patio so all the bugs came in. Also a couple of questionable black specks on mattress. Nothing bit us though, except mosquitos due to no screen door. We actually kept our suitcases in our rental car....

1Thank tourist33878
Milford, Connecticut
Reviewed 21 July 2014

This was one of the most enjoyable things we did on our vacation. From the wagon ride into the woods to the meadow where we had dinner, the entertainment while dinner was being cooked and the actual dinner it was wonderful. The entire staff was very accomodating and gracious. The food was great and large portions, even seconds if you...

1Thank disneyfan1002
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We stayed at the Lodge in October 2013 during the snow storm. The power went out. We were told to contact management for a refund for October 5 and 6. We have repeatedly tried to contact management and they have just ignored our emails.

4Thank P W
LIncoln, NE
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We had a lovely 4 night stay at Palmer Gulch. We stayed in executive Lodge 30. We had 8 people, 4 kids, 4 adults. The highlight was our own hot tub on the very large deck. The amenities at the whole park were very family friendly. We had a few housekeeping problems but the office had maintenance men to us...

Thank Sue J
Glencoe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We stayed at the Lodge the first week of July 2014. For the price, the room was very disappointing. Looked old and dirty, water has a brown color to it, mattresses thin and uncomfortable, carpet is matted down and room is small for a family of four. Staff is polite and nice. Stayed in a standard room on the second...

2Thank Famof4249
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 July 2014

This is all about value. When I pay twice what I'd pay for a Holiday Inn Express, I'd expect at least the same value. The room was small. The beds were terribly bouncy and springy and the mattress was about half the thickness of most. There was brown water out of the tap. The carpet looked like a frat house....

2Thank guacamoleJ
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We spent two nights in the Lodge. The room was fine. The balcony was nice. The lodge is a bit removed from the kid fun but we didn't mind the walk. We wish we had stayed in a cabin but didn't know what to expect. This place is totally kid friendly. We fished, rode bikes, went horseback riding, went to...

1Thank lorarose

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Lodge at Palmer Gulch

Address: 12620 Highway 244, Hill City, SD 57745-8902
Region: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
Price Range: $128 - $912 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lodge at Palmer Gulch 2*
Number of rooms: 62
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“The rear rooms offer nice view from the balcony”
L4972SNsues, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the north side ("premium" rooms) have nice balconies. The rooms on the south side face the parking lot.”
667dp, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“they have an elevator”
minneapol, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 33 had a spectacular view from the ridge, looking over the whole camp and a great view of the Mountain.”
SaraGee, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay in the lodge.”
monicat388, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
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