Lodge at Palmer Gulch

2.0 star property
Family-friendly hotel with 2 restaurants and 2 outdoor pools

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Lodge at Palmer Gulch

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Front of property
Children's activities
BBQ/picnic area
Iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, bed sheets
Coffee shop

Overview of Lodge at Palmer Gulch

8.6 out of 10 Excellent
8.6/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet friendly
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
12620 HWY 244, Hill City, SD, 57745

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNeedles Highway5 min drive
  • Popular LocationMount Rushmore National Memorial7 min drive
  • Popular LocationMount Rushmore8 min drive
  • AirportRapid City, SD (RAP-Rapid City Regional)45 min drive

Room options

Executive Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, Hot Tub, Mountain View

  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 King Beds, 4 Twin Beds and 2 Twin Bunk Beds

Comfort Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, Fireplace, Annex Building

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Standard Double Room

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Queen Beds

Deluxe Double Room

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Queen Beds

Executive Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, Mountain View

  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Executive Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, Hot Tub, Mountain View

  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 Queen Bed, 1 King Bed, 2 Twin Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Standard Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

Hill City

Located in Hill City, Lodge at Palmer Gulch is in the mountains and in a national park. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Mount Rushmore National Memorial, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Mount Rushmore and Custer State Park. Traveling with kids? Consider Needles Highway and Granite Sports. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like hiking/biking trails and mountain biking.

What's nearby

  • Needles Highway - 5 min drive
  • Presidential Trail - 6 min drive
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial - 7 min drive
  • Mount Rushmore - 8 min drive
  • South Dakota State Railroad Museum - 9 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Ponderosa Restaurant & Lounge - 3 min walk
  • Silver Dollar Saloon - 7 min drive
  • Bumpin Buffalo Bar & Grill - 9 min drive
  • Hubcap Diner - 9 min drive
  • Desperados Cowboy Restaurant - 9 min drive

About this property

Lodge at Palmer Gulch

Family-friendly hotel near Mount Rushmore
You can look forward to free continental breakfast, free water park access, and a grocery/convenience store at Lodge at Palmer Gulch. Adventurous travelers may like the cycling, horseback riding, and fishing at this hotel. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or the hot tub. Enjoy a meal at the two onsite restaurants. Enjoy the gym, as well as activities like basketball and volleyball. A terrace, shopping on site, and mini golf are available to all guests.
Additional perks include:
  • 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool, with a waterslide
  • Free self parking
  • Bike rentals, a gift shop, and an elevator
  • ATM/banking services, concierge services, and a vending machine
Room features
All 61 rooms include comforts such as air conditioning.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Tubs or showers and hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Free infant beds, daily housekeeping, and phones



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

Parking and transportation

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

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • 2 restaurants
  • A bar/lounge
  • A coffee shop/cafe

Restaurants on site

  • The Peak Grill & Tap Room
  • Turtle Town

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Basketball
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Children's pool
  • Fishing
  • Free water park
  • Gym
  • Horseback riding/rentals
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Spa tub
  • Volleyball
  • Waterslide

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Free crib
  • Free water park access
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Pool gate
  • Waterslide


  • ATM
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour and ticket assistance

Business services

  • 4 meeting rooms
  • 500 square feet of conference space
  • Business center


  • Barbecue grill
  • In a national park
  • In the mountains
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Elevator
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • 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


  • Fireplace in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Free crib


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV with cable channels


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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