Mt. Rushmore KOA Executive Suites
You have got to see the Mt. Rushmore KOA executive suites! They are located at 12620 S Dakota 244, Hill City, SD. I recently took a RV Road trip that started from Indiana and went all the way to Utah. It was a fast and exhausting trip to say the least. One of the best times during this trip was when we stayed in the Mt. Rushmore KOA executive Suites for 3 nights!
These suites are located at the top of the hills on the Mount Rushmore KOA which is really called The Lodge at Palmer Gulch. I wrote up a separate article about this campsite which you can find here: Mount Rushmore KOA Review
I want to tell you a bit more detail about this amazing cabins that are available for rent. I was told these cabins range from between $600 and $1000 a night depending on peak season times. We ended up staying at this cabin in May 2014 the day the KOA opened for the season. It was during the school year so it was definitely a slow time. It was quiet and peaceful to say the least.
The cabins are fully stocked with anything and everything you need.
The kitchen carries at the utensils, cookware and they even have a coffee machine. Thank goodness for that coffee machine! The dining room table with square and fits up to eight people. We ended up playing cards a few evenings with friends.
The bathrooms are stocked just as though it was a hotel complete with towels and mini soaps & shampoos.
This cabin features 3 full bedrooms. One master suite with a large and very comfy kind size bed. One of the bedrooms featured two twin size beds and the last bedroom featured a full size bed. All were very nice to sleep in.
These cabins have a rustic feel with the home style decor featured in it and it’s complete with a automatic fireplace. The fireplace will come on based on the temperature you set the thermostat at. And yes, it was cold when we were there in May! Coats and jackets were required for our trip.
You could easily fit 6 people in this cabin and you could possibly stretch it with 8 if anyone wants to sleep on the sofa and loveseat areas. My daughter insisted on sleeping on the loveseat and it was comfy too.
Outside the back area of the cabin was a huge deck area that overlooked the campsite and the mountains. I can remember the large rocks (boulders) too. My daughter insisted on a pick axe so she could mine. She’s a bit addicted to the Minecraft game, so this is what she loved the most. The rocks are easy to break and sparkly too. (this is what she would tell you) There’s a place set out in the back with patio chairs and a campfire area. We made s’mores every single night! There’s something extra special about telling stories with friends and family out by the campfire. It really is priceless.
The one thing this executive cabin is missing is it’s own washers and dryers. There are community washers and dryers that are down by the entrance to The Lodge though. This is another reason I called to use the golf cart.
I’ve been told there are no bears in the area. It’s very wooded with beautiful dirt trails for cars or walking. It’s a bit of a hike down to the campsite though. There’s a dirt road that goes around the back of the cabins and down a huge hill to get to the activities at the KOA. If you have anyone that is disabled or has trouble walking I would suggest you use a car or call for the gold cart that’s on the premises. The staff at this lodge are extremely helpful. I must have called them about 5 times to use that golf cart service and they didn’t complain once.
There are tons of activities for everyone from wine tasting for the adults to a balloon jumping pillow for the kiddos. I talked about all the activities in my Mount Rushmore KOA Review too.
This was a wonderful travel adventure for our family and I’m very lucky to have stayed at these executive suites! I would definitely stay there again! We have a small family of four so I would love to travel with friends or family to make this trip extra special.