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 wifi is non-existent. That was frustrating not because we needed to be on our devices for entertainment purposes but to do research on our stay. Don't plan on it whatsoever. We had kids in the 10-13 age range and for the most part they enjoyed the campground amenities. The small water slide pool water was gross according to the kids, which really says something if kids say that. We had a huge grassy area where the kids could run around, play catch, and climb the huge rocks out there. Our favorite activity was horseback riding. It was well worth the money for the 90 minute trail ride with Liz and Liz! Our guides made sure everyone was safe, well-informed about the horses and the landscape, and great with the kids. Ceiling fans inside the cabin would've made a huge difference in our comfort level. The one on our porch was nice to keep us cool when eating out there and kept the flies away too. The cabins have the very basic kitchen tools and dishes. They also provide some bar soap but you may want to bring your own. We also ended up using a washcloth to dry our dishes because the kitchen towel provided didn't absorb a drop of water. All in all you can't beat the location but knowing what we know I'm not sure if we'd stay there again.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Lodge At Palmer Gulch Hotel Hill City
- Hotel At Palmer Gulch
- At Palmer Gulch Hotel