Posts for 2012

Cutting Your Own Black Hills Spruce Christmas Tree.

December 17, 2012

Clark Griswold isn’t the only one capable of carrying out those time-honored Christmas traditions. With the Black Hills in your backyard, the outdoor enthusiasts at Palmer Gulch Resort see no reason to buy an artificial tree from the department store. Why not a Black Hills spruce for a Christmas tree to fill your home with the delicious smell of sweet pine for the holiday?

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Family Winter Activities - Strap on your Snowshoes!

December 10, 2012

All too often, the Black Hills of western South Dakota are mistaken as a simple summer destination. It’s true—tourism reigns over the Black Hills, SD summer…but what about the beautiful winter snow that blankets the region from Christmas to spring? There has to be at least one or two family winter activities for enjoying the frosty Black Hills season…

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Rustic Outdoor Weddings in the Beautiful Black Hills

November 27, 2012

 

An Unparalleled Natural Backdrop.

For some, the tradition of a church wedding is a given. For others, reciting vows beneath a blue sky is a wedding day ideal. Even more opt for a healthy balance between the two—vows in the church and celebration against a natural, outdoor scene.

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Discover Hunting Paradise in the Black Hills

November 16, 2012

Hunting wild game is as old as humanity itself.

Due to the wild landscape and the rich and diverse flora and fauna, the Black Hills of western South Dakota are a hunter’s paradise. Here, in one of the oldest ranges in the country, the outdoors enthusiast will find every breathtaking scene that initially spurred in them a great love for the great outdoors: quiet stretches of empty woods, acres of pine interspersed with aspen groves, calm and wintry sunrises and sunsets, and an abundance of native plant and wildlife.

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Why Plan a Pre-Holiday Getaway for the Family?

November 1, 2012

Why plan a pre-holiday getaway for your immediate family? The most obvious answer to this question is “why not?” For every child in your family, there are fifty-two weekends to spend together before they leave the nest. That’s one-hundred-and-four days of no-school and no-work: time for pure family togetherness. From the moment your child is born, those days of freedom for family fun and activities start getting away from you. Finding time with your family can be tough, and that’s the best reason for planning regular family getaways.

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How to Pack a Proper Winter Travel Kit

October 23, 2012

In a previous article, we mentioned the necessity of including a winter travel kit in your plans when road tripping in the snowy months between November and May. If you find yourself caught in a storm, whirling in a cyclone of ice and snow, don’t find yourself caught without emergency materials that might make the difference between a life and death situation.

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Winter Vacation Rentals with Palmer Gulch in the Black Hills

October 9, 2012

Let the masses flock to Vail, Big Sky, Red Lodge, Keystone, and Aspen for the upcoming snow-filled holidays. For every ski mountain in Colorado and Montana, there’s an unending crowd of ski-bunnies and snowboarders hitting the slopes all at once, congesting the hill side and slowing the lines. Where is the joy in waiting an hour for the gondola that will transport you to the top of the mountain? Where’s the rush in navigating down a slope-side obstacle course of densely packed patrons in snowsuits and goggles?

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Palmer Gulch Offers Winter Travel Tips for your Winter Vacation in the Black Hills.

September 24, 2012

Winter vacation is approaching quickly, which means now is the time to start planning that exciting fun-filled trip you have been wanting to go on.

Instead of dreading the cold season, embrace it.  Head to the beautiful Black Hills on your winter vacation, where there are exciting activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice skating and more waiting for you.

A popular retreat during the winter time, the Black Hills averages 150 inches of snow every year yet has warmer temperatures than other parts of the state. This provides visitors with the perfect combination needed to have some fun in the snow.

However, warm temperatures do not always mean that traveling in the snow is less hazardous. To ease the stress of traveling in the winter, staff at Palmer Gulch Resort in Hill City SD would like to recommend a few basic winter travel tips for those who are venturing out into the area.

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Use a Family Friendly Resort as your Family Reunion Destination

September 21, 2012

Whether you’re planning to create cherished moments as a small-knit family or to invite over every crazy aunt and twice-removed cousin to a week filled to the brim with festivities, a family union doesn’t have to be as overwhelming as it sounds.

Successful planning begins with picking the right family reunion destination. To avoid the daunting choices of where to stay, play, and eat for your family union, choose a family friendly resort that has everything in one location.  Palmer Gulch Resort in Hill City, SD has several options available for either large family reunions or small gatherings.

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Hike through the fall season on the Black Hills Hiking Trails near Palmer Gulch Resort

September 21, 2012

Leaves are starting to change, temperatures are dropping and summer destinations are closing their doors for the season which can mean only one thing – the fall season is finally here!

As green hues change into breath-taking gold, red, and brown, the hiking trails in the Black Hills become a walk of enchanting beauty.  The combination of the unmistakable scent of a crisp fall morning, the sound of leaves crunching across the trail, and the spectacular view of the Black Hills will make the trails well worth the hike.

For those who are new to the Black Hills, staff members at Palmer Gulch Resort in Hill City, SD suggest three of the best nearby Black Hills hiking trails to follow as the season changes.

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Palmer Gulch Resort Hosts Successful First Annual FAITH Weekend

August 29, 2012

Fun, faith and fellowship took over Palmer Gulch Resort in Hill City, SD August 24 – 26 as the Black Hills destination hosted their first annual FAITH weekend.

The weekend started with a dynamic performance by Go Fish, who rocked the stage with their uplifting Christian music harmonies in front of over 1000 people in attendance.

Children were invited to attend the Go Fish dance class previous to the concert, and a drawing was held to select ten children to join Go Fish on stage during the concert. Visitors of all ages danced, sang and raised their hands in praise as the celebrated family entertainers of Go Fish shared their upbeat rhythms not only on stage, but from out in the audience as well. Following an explosion of confetti that ended the concert, the members of Go Fish met with children and parents to say hello and to sign autographs.

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Black Hills reunion and wedding destination

August 17, 2012

The fall season is a perfect time to plan your company’s holiday party, family reunions and weddings.

Palmer Gulch offers plenty of rooms and both indoor and outdoor space to ensure that your event goes off without a hitch, no matter what Mother Nature decides to do.

Palmer Gulch has a variety of lodging options so you can choose the level of ruggedness you prefer. Options include anything from tent sites, to RV sites, cabins and hotel suites. Everyone in your group will be sure to find something that is fits their comfort level.

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Palmer Gulch Resort to Host First Annual FAITH Weekend

August 17, 2012

Palmer Gulch Resort, a family vacation destination in Hill City, SD, will be hosting the first annual FAITH weekend August 24-26, 2012.

Go Fish, a national acclaimed children’s Christian music trio, will be featured during the family weekend.

Bringing with them a track filled with trademark harmonies and inspiration, Go Fish will be performing at Palmer Gulch Resort on Sat. August 25 at 4:00p.m., and children are encouraged to attend the Go Fish dance class at 1:00 p.m. to learn how to dance along with Go Fish during the show. Go Fish singers, Jamie Statema, Jason Folkmann and Andy Selness, will also be available for a meet-and-greet session with fans after the show.

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Black Hills Winter Vacation

August 16, 2012

When snow begins to fly in the Black Hills the fun is just getting started. There are endless winter activities including Black Hills snowmobile adventures and skiing.

Many of the seasonal attractions that depend on warm weather will shut down during the winter. Some of the more popular sites include Reptile Gardens, 1880 Train and the President’s Alpine Slide.

These Black Hills tourist destinations, among several others, are staple destinations when the weather permits. They require warmer weather because snow and extreme cold makes their daily operation impossible.

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Palmer Gulch Resort has accommodations available for the 2013 Sturgis Rally

August 16, 2012

The 73rd Sturgis Rally is one year away  - now is the time to make reservations as Palmer Gulch Resort has accommodations available.

As next August comes near, motorcyclists from around the country start their journey to the Midwest for the weeklong Sturgis Rally. It is during this time of the year that the Black Hills sees some of its highest traffic, a large portion of which is due to the Sturgis Rally bikers.

For those who have not reserved accommodations for the action packed week, Palmer Gulch has a variety of spaces available including premier rooms in the Lodge, camping spaces at the KOA Campgrounds, and mountain cabins ranging from multi-unit to 1 bedroom.

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Palmer Gulch Resort remains open despite local Black Hills Fires

August 16, 2012

The hot, dry season has been the source of wildfires running rampant across western South Dakota, but many popular Black Hills attractions remain open and ready for the summer season.

Palmer Gulch Resort in Hill City SD is open despite the recent wildfires and the resort continues to be a popular Black Hills destination for many South Dakota visitors.

Gwyn Wathen, Director of Lodging, Group Sales and Special Events at Palmer Gulch, is confident that the resort will maintain its appeal in spite of the recent flames.

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Explore the Outdoors at Palmer Gulch Resort in Hill City, SD

August 16, 2012

Watching television for hours, sitting on the computer until bedtime, playing video games until dawn and then eating on the couch while watching the television – the cycle of screen time can continue for days.

But what else do these activities have in common? Besides allowing children to intently focus on an excessive amount of media, all of these activities take place inside. Children are spending more time than ever before in front of a screen indoors, instead of discovering new things in the thought-provoking world outside. Parents can break this cycle by taking their children to Palmer Gulch Resort this summer -- a prime family vacation destination that has everything a family could desire in one convenient location.

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Delicious things cooking up at Palmer Gulch Resort!

August 16, 2012

One of the best parts of a vacation is the food-hands down.

Worries of overeating, counting calories, and sticking to favorites go out the window as travelers around the world begin their summer adventures in search of rejuvenation. Regular orders are replaced with new experiences, and preferences are exchanged with the excitement of the unknown. For those vacationing in South Dakota, Palmer Gulch Resort has the exciting taste of something new for all ages.

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Christian music group, Go Fish to perform at Palmer Gulch

February 29, 2012

 Contemporary Christian music is a perfect accompaniment for the first annual Family Faith Weekend at Palmer Gulch.

Go Fish, a popular children’s Christian music trio, will headline the event, bringing with them an infectious combination of harmonies and uplifting lyrical messages of love and faith.

One of the bands founding members, Jamie Statema was quoted on their website saying, “We take pride in our work and art, but our priority is sharing the Gospel and teaching the Bible to kids—our success doesn’t depend on the next radio single.”

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