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Mount Rushmore Lodge at Palmer Gulch is the area's most complete resort facility and is located 5 miles west of Mt Rushmore on Highway 244. The Lodge at Palmer Gulch has 62 lodge rooms, 35 mountain cabins, and Mt Rushmore/Hill City KOA-RV hookup sites, tent sites, and camping cabins. Take advantage of "Ride the Peak" horseback rides up Harney Peak, Willow Creek, Mushroom Rock horseback rides, heated pools, spas, water slide, sauna, mini golf or bike rentals. Our newer property attractions include the Splash Park, Water Cannons, Ground Geysers, Cylinder Sprays and the KOA Jumping Pillow. Food services and gift shops with South Dakota made products. In the evening relax around the campfire and enjoy the beautiful views of Harney Peak and Elkhorn. Resort activity program include live bands, cowboy poets, gold panning, horse drawn hay rides, movies, and a night time lighting ceremony to Mt Rushmore for $6.00 per person. Some of the other activities include giant chess and checkers games, horseshoes, volleyball and basketball courts, two playgrounds, softball and soccer fields, fishing pond, hiking and biking trails and worship services. Please check with front desk to schedule date and time of tour. Palmer Gulch Resort also offers full service convenience stores. Continental Breakfast includes cereal, toast, juice, coffee/tea and milk. Palmer Gulch is near Mt Rushmore National Monument, Crazy Horse Monument, Needles Highway, Iron Mountain Road, and Custer State Park. PET POLICY: Pet Friendly--Refer to the POLICIES section for more detailed information.


Business Services

Audio visual equipment, Copier, Data port, Fax machine, Internet access, Meeting/board rooms, Newspaper, Pens, Wireless internet connection

Property Amenities

Air conditioning, Complimentary continental breakfast, Hot Tub, Motorcycle Friendly, Motorcycle Rags, Motorcycle Wash, On-Site parking, Outdoor pool, Restaurant, Trailer Parking



Physical Location
12620 Highway 244 Hill City, SD 57745

Written Cancellation Policy

Need to Cancel? If you need to cancel your reservation, please call 800-562-8503 before the deadlines listed below to receive your deposit refund, minus a $10 cancellation fee. Text and email notifications of cancellations are not acceptable.

Reservations made after these deadlines require nonrefundable deposits. Cancellations made after deadlines will result in forfeiture of all deposits.

Cancellations for the lodge, mountain cabins or executive lodges must be received ten (10) days prior to arrival. Upon cancelling a reservation, a $10.00 cancellation fee will be charged to your credit card, and the remaining amounts will be credited to your credit card. Cancellation for the Sturgis Bike Rally is 10 days prior to arrival.

Written Deposit Policy

One night's deposit is required to guarantee your reservation at Palmer Gulch Lodge at the time of booking. Final payment is due upon checkin.

Check In

3:00 p.m. MT: A credit card is required at check-in to cover incidental charges. If checking in after 10pm, please call 605.574.2525 to arrange for self check in. Property amenities are subject to change. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Check Out

11:00 a.m. MT


This is a pet-friendly property which welcomes animals in select lodge rooms and rustic cabins. Animals must not be left alone, and owners are responsible for any damages. Animals must be kept on a leash when outside and cleaned up after. The nonrefundable fee is $10 per pet, per night. Aggressive breeds are not allowed.


Our Resort Fee Program:As part of your stay, a $10 nightly fee allows everyone registered in your party to enjoy the following activities (seasonal activities open Memorial day - Labor day): Free admission to the National Presidential Wax Museum and Holy Terror Mini-Golf in Keystone; and at the resort, our new climbing wall, the pool, waterslide, mini-golf, jumping pillow, inflatables, wine tastings and daily and nightly activities.

STURGIS RALLY POLICIES: One night deposit at the time of booking. Full payment due at check-in. No refund on deposit if cancelled inside 30 days. Outside 30 days $10 cancellation fee.

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