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These Camping Recipes Can Turn Into Holiday Recipes Everyone Will Enjoy!

January 26, 2016

Camping doesn't mean you can't cook a great holiday dinner from your campsite. Visiting friends and relatives for the holidays also doesn’t mean that you can’t share some of your fabulous camping recipes with them. We’ve got a couple of holiday recipes that can double as camping recipes and can be made in the house, in the RV, or at the camp site. Get ready to pass the plates as your friends and family fall in love with these holiday recipes. With a little imagination and flexibility, who knows, this may become your favorite way to celebrate the holidays.

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Last Modified: 01/26/2016 12:00:58 pm MST


Our Mountain Cabins Keep the Best Outdoor Winter Activities at your Fingertips

January 26, 2016

The Black Hills of South Dakota are synonymous with the summer tourist season. It’s not surprising either. Families make their way to the Black Hills to visit places like Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, and Custer State Park. Every August, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally brings in thousands and thousands of bikers from all over the world. Even into the fall, people from all over the country come visit Custer State Park to watch the Annual Buffalo Roundup.   After the tourist season dies down, adults have gone back to their jobs, kids have gone back to school and the Black Hills shuts down until the next year, right? Not at all! Palmer Gulch is open all year long and welcomes our guests to stay in our amazing mountain cabins. Along with enjoying a toasty fire at night, there are plenty of outdoor winter activities to enjoy in the Black Hills.

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Last Modified: 01/26/2016 11:57:39 am MST


Black Hills Camping: What to do in a Mountain Lion Encounter

January 26, 2016

Black Hills camping gives you of the most beautiful scenery in the country. One of the best parts about a Black Hills camping trip is encountering the different types of wildlife in the area. While much of the wildlife in South Dakota is harmless, there are some types that could be dangerous to your Black Hills camping expedition, like rattlesnakes and mountain lions.

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Last Modified: 01/26/2016 11:54:30 am MST


Book Your Company’s Holiday Party at Palmer Gulch and our Convenient Mountain Cabins

November 12, 2015

With the holidays approaching, many businesses are beginning to plan their yearly holiday party. Palmer Gulch is the perfect option for your employees to enjoy the serene beauty of the Black Hills while enjoying their accomplishments over the past year. Our Elkhorn Conference Room and mountain cabins provide the perfect, intimate setting for your next holiday party.

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Last Modified: 11/12/2015 9:07:21 am MST


Easy Camping Recipes for Your Winter Camping Adventure

November 12, 2015

Winter is coming and with it comes a plethora of outdoor winter activities. From skiing to snowshoeing, winter hikes to ice fishing, there’s plenty to do in the Black Hills during the winter months. As with any good winter camping trip, you need to stay fueled and ready to go not just for your next adventure, but to replenish all of those precious calories you’ve burned to regulate your body temperature. Lucky for you, we’ve got some winter camping recipes that are sure to keep you firing on all cylinders while warming you down to the bone. Cooking during a winter camping trip, or even in a cabin can be a little tricky. Because the temperatures outside are lower, snow might falling, and wind might be blowing, we prefer to use our favorite winter camping cooking item: the dutch oven. These easy camping recipes will have you and your fellow campers fueled and ready to go.

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Last Modified: 11/12/2015 9:03:21 am MST


Holiday Travel Tips for Your Black Hills Family Vacation, Tropical Cruise, or Big City Adventure!

November 12, 2015

Winter is slowly approaching and that means traveling for the holidays. We’re approaching that time of year that we get to reconnect with our loved ones. Although we look and travel for this connection, often times the winter holidays can be a blur of decorations, cooking, shopping, and wrapping. The last thing you have time to worry about is your travel plans. Traveling during the winter, whether to a ski resort, a tropical island, the Black Hills, or back home to visit family, should be the perfect garnish on your winter drink of choice. It’s a well-deserved treat to top off the holiday hubbub. Palmer Gulch is the perfect spot for a winter Black Hills family vacation, with cabins open year-round.   To make sure your vacation runs as smoothly as new runners on Santa’s sleigh, here are five winter holiday travel tips.

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Last Modified: 11/12/2015 8:54:37 am MST


Fall Camping Recipes for your South Dakota Camping Adventure at Palmer Gulch

October 12, 2015

There’s something wonderful about fall camping. The crisp air, the cooler temperature, you’re surrounded by the colors on the changing leaves, there’s a smell of a campfire off in the distance, and your South Dakota camping adventure has just started. It’s really a beautiful time of year and a lot of people love fall camping. It’s a great time to get out into the wilderness and experience all of the things that the season has to offer. There’s nothing better than coming back from your fall camping adventures and fueling up with a hot, hearty meal. After all, one of the best parts of fall camping is the food. We’ve got two recipes that will fuel you up and provide just enough bite to warm you up on your South Dakota camping trip. Palmer Gulch is your fall camping destination and we’ve got cabins available in the winter for all of your South Dakota camping needs.

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Last Modified: 11/11/2015 3:18:53 pm MST


Camping and RV: Tips for Winterizing Your Motor Home

October 12, 2015

As the warmer months give way to fall and winter, the camping and RV season starts to wind down. While fall and winter camping are both fun activities, it’s essential that you take proper care of your motor home. Properly winterizing your motor home not only prolongs its longevity, it’s a necessary part of being a motor home owner and a camping and RV enthusiast. Winterizing your motor home will help for preparation in the spring when you’re ready for another season of camping and RV adventures. We’ve got some tips and tricks to help you with your motor home winterization process.

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Last Modified: 11/11/2015 3:19:16 pm MST


Black Hills Rental Cabins at Palmer Gulch Make Winter Camping Fun for the Whole Family

October 12, 2015

Did you know that Palmer Gulch has Black Hills rental cabins available during the winter? Winter camping can be a fun and truly breathtaking experience. We have executive Black Hills rental cabins that are open all year and provide you and your family with cozy amenities and comforts while taking in all of the beauty that the Black Hills has to offer on your winter camping trip. We also have space to accommodate larger family holiday gatherings and larger groups for nice, cozy corporate retreats or holiday parties.

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Last Modified: 10/12/2015 8:22:25 am MDT


Tips and Tricks for Fall Camping on your Black Hills Vacation

September 28, 2015

Summer’s winding to a close. The days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting longer. Many families plan their Black Hills vacations during the spring and summer because of nicer weather, easier planning with kids being out of school, and more daylight. That doesn’t mean that your time outdoors has to end however. Fall camping in the beautiful Black Hills can be a really great experience. With cooler nights, beautiful landscape, and the proper gear, fall camping at Palmer Gulch during your Black Hills vacation is a wonderful time! Whether you’re here for a Black Hills vacation or you just want to take in some of the wonderful fall scenery, we’ve got some tips and tricks to make your fall camping in the Black Hills an experience you won’t forget.

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Last Modified: 09/28/2015 8:40:29 am MDT