Ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by George from North Dakota

A Bit Rustic for My Taste

Posted Oct 13, 2013
Pros: It was quiet and easy to find. My Wi-Fi signal was strong and the performance was great.
Cons: I was surprised to find the restaurant and most of the facilities closed for the season. Also, no cell service at the facility.
My wife and I stayed here on a quick trip through the Black Hills of South Dakota. It was after Labor Day, and we were making it up as we went. I was surprised when several of the hotels in Hill City were booked, so we booked this place outside of town.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by John from Sioux Falls, SD

First trip after Stage two & stage four cancer.

Posted Sep 30, 2013
Pros: The smell
Cons: That GPS's would take you in the frontway on blacktop not on the back trail through the woods.
Location: Have a place their that after the main season you could get a meal.
The Person who runs the desk durring the week is great. We also loved the carved Bear as you come in plus the smell of cedar through out the lodge is great. Rooms are nice but house keeping needs to check under bed skirts we found a box of toaster tarts and M&M's under their. We love watching deer from our deck eating every morning in the woods. But I still have to rate the Lodge at Palmer Gulch a great place to stay. This was our first trip away from raditation and chemo and it was a blessing to be in the hills. My wife found out she had stage two cancer when I went to the Docter for the first time for stage four head and neck cancer. It's been a long hard road and I have learned alot, Unlike some people who nit pick a place a part, I found little things in life don't matter very much when you are given more time on this earth just enjoy life and like they say don't sweat the small stuff.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice mountain lodge.

Posted Sep 16, 2013
Beautiful, quiet lodge in the Black Hills of South Dakota, with a view of the tallest mountain est of the Rockies. Clean, comfortable, well maintained, nice breakfast and convenient with lots of activities to make your stay fun or relaxing, whichever you desire!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Bob from Oak Creek WI

Labor Day Weekend trip to Mount Rushmore

Posted Sep 13, 2013
Pros: Location! Activities, very friendly nice staff
Cons: TV was smaller, though not sure coming to Mt. Rushmore to watch TV should be a priority. Bathroom could use a little updating
Location: Needles Highway a must! Mt Rushmore of course and dinner in Custer!
After a very long drive, we were quite surprised of this peaceful nice "town" near Mount Rushmore. Beautiful country everywhere, and very near the attractions.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Denver CO

Palmer Gulch Lodge is the place to stay

Posted Sep 8, 2013
Pros: It was a really homey and compfy atmosphere. The beds were comfortable and the room was clean.
Cons: A few more items and choices on the breakfast and more parking.
Location: We enjoyed Crazy Horse and Mt Rushmore. We visited the Flintstone village and the Cosmos. It was only a short drive up to Deadwood and Ft Hays.
We were there for four days and we had a super time. The only issue was finding a place to park when we came back from our nightly outings. This was the perfect place to stay as a jumping off point for all the things we wanted to do and see in the area/s. The girls especially enjoyed the big bouncy pillow. We wanted to do the water slide but it looked pretty bad and dirty so we by passed that. We enjoyed the music but was upset to find out we missed out on the Chuckwagon Dinner. All in all we enjoyed ourlves and will recommend the Lodge to friends and family.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Big Red from Champion,ohio

needs minor adjustments, will stay again

Posted Sep 5, 2013
Pros: location, amenities, pizza shop, laundry, hot tub, pool, horse riding, car rentals, 4wheeler rentals, golf carts rentals, Basically very pretty and cl
Cons: Hot Tub Maintenance, Wifi hardly worked at all, Rusty water would get filtered in laundrymat
Location: midway to rushmore and crazy horse. beautiful gulch, guiet
water in lodge excellent water in laudramat untreated and turns clothes rusty red yuc, and don't count on wifi
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great Location

Posted Sep 2, 2013
Pros: The views were wonderful
Cons: Tea Coffee facilities in the room as you had to go to reception every time you wanted a hot drink
Location: Keystone, crazy Horse a must, Hill City town wonderful, Mount rushmore
Great location however very disappoint at Breakfast time as there was not much left. staff on reception on arrival very abrupt, however staff that were on in the morning were very helpful. very good location if you are looking for an active holiday like biking, camping, hiking etc.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by britt from seattle

Beautiful place with plenty to do and eat.

Posted Sep 1, 2013
Pros: Spacious and comfortable.
Cons: Continental breakfast and bathrooms made over. The shower head had 2 settings: 1. no pressure dribble 2. Skin pealing pressure washer
Lodge had very comfortable feel and decor fit perfectly with the Black Hills surrounding it. It was easy to find a good meal or snack and the kids had their own activities at the lodge/KOA following the family touring outings. Very close to all attractions. The continental breakfast is seriously lacking in comparison to other hotels, but not a big deal for our family. Room was spacious and comfortable but would have very much enjoyed a newer shower head :-)
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by caroline from Wisconsin

Clean and spacious room, comfy bed, good shower.

Posted Sep 1, 2013
Pros: quiet, spacious clean room
Location: A few miles from Custer, MT Rushmore etc
found online while looking for place to stay on road trip west-east.had everything we needed. Breakfast a little cramped with lots of families with kids, seems like a good place for kids. Good value.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Speedwrench

Pleasant surprise!

Posted Aug 29, 2013
Pros: Quite clean confortable, close to attractions
Location: Crazy Horse, Mt Rushmore (parking rip off at $11) Black(grey)hills, Custer State park, Iron Mountain Road
Very nice, friendly and quite, don't let it being part of KOA stop you