Lodge at Palmer Gulch

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2 outdoor pools
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Overview of Lodge at Palmer Gulch

Lodge at Palmer Gulch

2 out of 5

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Social distancing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
12620 HWY 244, Hill City, SD, 57745

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNeedles Highway5 min drive
  • Popular LocationHorse Thief Lake5 min drive
  • Popular LocationSouth Dakota State Railroad Museum9 min drive
  • AirportRapid City, SD (RAP-Rapid City Regional)45 min drive

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About this area

Hill City

Located in Hill City, Lodge at Palmer Gulch is in the mountains and in a national park. Horse Thief Lake and Holy Terror Mini Golf are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Needles Highway and South Dakota State Railroad Museum. Traveling with kids? Consider Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Rushmore Tramway Adventures. Explore all the area has to offer with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking. Guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Needles Highway - 5 min drive
  • Horse Thief Lake - 5 min drive
  • South Dakota State Railroad Museum - 9 min drive
  • Museum @ Black Hills Institute - 9 min drive
  • Teddy Bear Town - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) - 45 min drive

Restaurants

  • Silver Dollar Saloon — 7 min drive
  • Hubcap Diner — 9 min drive
  • Hill City Cafe — 9 min drive
  • Desperados Cowboys Restaraunt — 9 min drive
  • Dairy Queen — 9 min drive

About this property

Lodge at Palmer Gulch

Family-friendly hotel with 2 outdoor pools and free water park access
2 outdoor pools, free water park access, and a restaurant are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a spa tub, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a children's pool. All 61 rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and free local calls. Hair dryers and ironing boards are also available to guests.
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).

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 and a spa tub.

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • 1 restaurant

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Basketball
  • Children's pool
  • Fishing
  • Free water park access
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Shopping
  • Spa tub
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free water park access
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Waterslide

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

More

  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 10.00 per pet, per day
Service animals are exempt from fees

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)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee (May 22 - September 06): USD 12.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Spa tub access
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Partner property pool access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 10.00 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Discover; cash is not accepted

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from May to September
Up to 3 children 1 year old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Property is also known as

Lodge Palmer Gulch Hill City
Lodge Palmer Gulch
Palmer Gulch Hill City
Palmer Gulch
The Lodge At Palmer Gulch Hotel Hill City
Hotel At Palmer Gulch
At Palmer Gulch Hotel
Lodge at Palmer Gulch Hotel
Lodge at Palmer Gulch Hill City
Lodge at Palmer Gulch Hotel Hill City

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Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 210 out of 428 reviews
5 - Excellent 49%
Rating 4 - Good. 139 out of 428 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 56 out of 428 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 14 out of 428 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 9 out of 428 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Before staying at this lodge, I did not realize that KOA offered anything but campgrounds. We were only there for one night, but will return with our camper to enjoy all of the activities!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
This property is amazing. Superb view and plenty of options around it for hiking, food, site seeing. A few things to consider are that most amenities were closed upon our arrival. I expect the pool and some of the entertainment to be closed but not the laundry facility, hot tub, and on site restaurant. I stayed in cabin and was notified upon arrival that breakfast at lodge was not included but website indicated otherwise. Staff was friendly and did accommodate. I would definitely stay there again just think they need better communication of when they close down amenities.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The resort was in a good area. The staff was friendly. The decor was appropriate. Renovations are in need though.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
property very close to mt. rushmore and other tourist attractions
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It was a very quiet peaceful place. I’m sure it’s much better “on season”. All amenities were closed/unavailable. People were very nice.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021