Mount Rushmore Lodge at Palmer Gulch
12620 Highway 244
Hill City, SD
The Mount Rushmore Lodge at Palmer Gulch is the area's most complete resort facility and is located 5 miles west of Mount Rushmore on Highway 244. The Resort features 62 rooms/suites, 35 mountain cabins, executive lodges, and 500 camping/RV sites within the Mount Rushmore/Hill City KOA Campground at Palmer Gulch.
The Lodge is a smoke-free property which features a 2-story granite fireplace, constructed by rock from Crazy Horse Memorial. It is a seasonal property which is open late April - mid October. Lodge guests have full access to all of the resort amenities and activities. Accommodations include standard rooms, premier rooms with balconies/patios, and suites with fireplaces and kitchenettes. All rooms have AC, heat, private baths, and cable TV. Lodge amenities include a business center, hot tub, and sauna.
A complimentary continental breakfast for lodge guests include items such as breads, cereals, juices, milk, tea, and coffee. The nonsmoking mountain cabins offer kitchenettes or full kitchens. All bedding and towels are provided. Unit types range from rustic cabins to executive lodges, which feature 1-3 bedrooms, designed for up to 8 people.
Take advantage of horseback rides up Harney Peak, heated pools, spas, 180' waterslide, sauna, miniature golf, or bike rentals. The newest property attractions include Splash Park with water cannons, ground geysers, and cylinder sprays, the KOA Jumping Pillow, and a climbing wall. Other amenities include laundry facilities, sand volleyball, playgrounds, horseshoes, basketball courts, softball/soccer fields, hayrides, ATV/golf cart rentals, nightly movies, gold panning, hiking/biking trails, and a fishing pond. There is a general store and gift shop which features South Dakota Made Products.
On-site dining options include the chuckwagon dinner, pancake tent, coffee/wine bar, snack bar, ice cream shop, and a full-service restaurant/pub.
There is a shuttle service ($$) offered to the nightly lighting ceremony at Mount Rushmore, as well. These activities are offered from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Note: There is limited WiFi at this property.
PET POLICY: Pet Friendly--Refer to the POLICIES section for more detailed information.
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Complimentary continental breakfast
Food and beverage outlets
Fire Wood: $
Bikes on site for guest use
Outdoor Pool - Summer Only
Common laundry facilities for a fee