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Rapid City, South Dakota
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We held a family reunion at this site last weekend. Our initial difficulty in getting in touch with the group coordinator was solved with their hiring of a full-time group coordinator who went out of her way to be helpful. The facility worked extremely well for the reunion, and the setting was lovely. We used the on-site restaurant to cater...

Thank D P
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

To start, This place was clean and there were no issues. The beds were clean and water hot. There were balconies where you could sit and enjoy the nice summer weather. Now, for the price, you certainly did not get your money's worth. It was expensive and the wifi was grossly weak given the volume of people in the hotel....

Thank rmnatz
Billings, Montana
Reviewed 13 July 2016

1 star is immediately lost for no wi-fi. There is no cell coverage at the koa so it was very hard to communicate from one family in the lodge to another family down at the rvs short of a 12 min walk. Another star lost because the room was a bit dingy. Gross used band-aid on the floor, old noisy...

Thank granitepeaker
Grey Eagle, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We just can't say enough good things about this reasonably priced lodge. It is situated right next to an extremely large KOA campground. Which is kept impeccably clean. The lodge itself is beautiful. Even the carpets in the halls are kushi. The whole place is spotless. Everyone smiles and really make you feel welcome and want you to enjoy yourself....

5Thank minneapol
Kent, Washington
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Very nice lodge and after our experience in one of their cabins (see my other review) we were happy to move to the lodge. They are pet friendly, which was much appreciated. The beds were comfy, AC worked great, the room was very clean. Great wifi, loved the balcony looking out over the lawn. Neighbors were very easy to hear,...

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We or should I say the sat nav had some difficulty finding this hotel. It is ideally situated for a Mount Rushmore visit. Our room had an epic view and was clean, neat and well appointed. All staff were polite and very helpful. Would be happy to stay here again.

1Thank GKG1956
Byron Mn
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We just got back from four nights at the Lodge at Palmers Gulch and can't say enough good about it. Spotless rooms, very friendly staff, very fair price and loads to do at the KOA Mt Rushmore. Also very centrally located to everything we wanted to do. Would highly recommend it and would most certainly would go back.

1Thank Kim M
Pinellas Park, Florida, USA
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Room was spotless. Quiet. Wild deer walking freely on the grounds was a joy. Lodge had stuffed & carved animals placed around & fun for an walk with the children to explore. Staff was helpful & friendly. Nice breakfast room.

2Thank Diane P
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We stayed in Cabin 33 at KOA/Palmer Gulch and it was gorgeous. It being off season, there wasn't much open for the kids to do however, had it been open for the season, we wouldn't have to leave!! The place had about everything a kid could want to do. We are hoping to get back there over the summer for...

3Thank SaraGee
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 5 October 2015

As context, we stayed the last weekend of the season and the regular staff was gone. They were reasonably friendly and had hot coffee always available. After that it was downhill; the water was brown in the sink & tub, we came back from dinner one night to find our room door standing wide open, and the continental breakfast was...

3Thank Claude Y

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: ₹ 6,351 - ₹ 24,355 (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”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 667dp, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“they have an elevator”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles SaraGee, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay in the lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles monicat388, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
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