For Sightseeing Adventures!

The Black Hills of South Dakota are home to monumental works of man and nature, including five national parks and monuments, all within striking distance of the resort. You’ll find scenic byways, historic Old West towns, Native American culture, gaming and a wealth of attractions.

For Activities Galore!

There’s no shortage of fun activities for all ages at Palmer Gulch. Even during the longest days of summer, you’ll have no trouble finding fun for the whole family!

To Indulge and Unwind!

Great food awaits you at Palmer Gulch! There are are plenty of options for the entire family ranging from sit down dining to quick snacks when you’re on the run.

For a Home Away From Home!

There’s nothing quite like a cozy cabin in the pines to make you feel at home. Our cabins can accommodate groups large and small and offer all the amenities.

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Choose Your Palmer Gulch Adventure!

Welcome to beautiful Mount Rushmore Resort and Lodge at Palmer Gulch. Our
unique resort is the perfect home base to explore all the sites and adventures
the beautiful Black Hills region has to offer.

The Lodge

The Lodge

The Mount Rushmore Lodge features 61 spacious guest rooms, including royal and presidential suites. The great room is framed by a two-story fireplace constructed from the same granite as the nearby Crazy Horse Memorial.

Cabins

Cabins

Our cabins range from the two-story Grand Executive Lodge, which sleeps 12, to cozy one bedroom cabins to accommodate a range of group sizes. Many offer full kitchens or kitchenettes and decks or screened porches.

RV/Tent

RV/Tent

Our RV and tent sites give you options, ranging from Deluxe RV pads with patio, table, chairs and full hookups to basic tent sites in the pines. We’ve got the perfect site for your camping rig whether it’s large or small.

Reunion? Work Retreat?
Book Your Next Group Activity at Palmer Gulch

Whether you are planning a corporate retreat, family reunion or a wedding, Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch has everything you need. Beautiful views and all the amenities that will make for an unforgettable getaway!

Round Up for the Rodeo

Round Up for the Rodeo

Experience the excitement of high-energy competition at the 2023 Mount Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch, the Black Hills’ premier Wild West events of summer.

Get Your Oom-Pah On
At Polkapalooza!

Get Your Oom-Pah On At Polkapalooza!

The annual Black Hills Polkapalooza at Palmer Gulch is a summertime favorite for travelers and locals alike. Join us for two days of fun, food and dancing that brings smiles to hundreds of folks every summer.

Don’t Forget to Pack a Plan!

With so many great choices at Palmer Gulch, you’ll need a game plan
to see and do everything on your list.

Dining

Dining

Enjoy great meals, sweet treats, refreshing drinks – even an authentic chuck wagon dinner show. You’ll never go hungry here.

Shopping

Shopping

Shop at our resort stores brimming with essentials and vacation surprises – everything from regional wines to camping supplies.

Activities

Activities

So much to do, so little time. Horseback riding, hiking, biking, nightly movies, live music, swimming, tie-dye art…it’s always fun!

Our booking software is being upgraded this week for the Mt. Rushmore Lodge and Mountain cabins. Online reservations will be unavailable, so please call 1-800-562-8503 for reservations.