15 Romantic Weekend Getaways in North Dakota

  • UPDATED Jul 05, 2018


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Fancy losing yourself in the unknown with your loved one? Or you might be interested in looking for a place that is far away from the noisiness of the city, tucked away in luscious grassland? Or are you and your partner a pair of adventure looking for your next big, adrenaline pumping hit? Or are you simply looking to surprise your spouse with a remote, romantic getaway?

Well, if the answer to any of the above questions is affirmative, look no further. Here’s your answer; the Great Plains of North Dakota, the perfect place for romantic quietude, or a passion-filled adventure. 

1. Couteau Des Prairies Lodge

Naturally lit and rustically decorated rooms of the Coteau Des Prairies Lodge provide the very best for your romantic retreat. The slow pace of life and fresh air will do wonders to rekindle that dying passion. 

Spend a lazy afternoon fishing and catching trout at the Walleye, or Northern Pike.

Hike through the neighbouring native prairies and admire the beauty of the blooming wildflowers.

2. Hotel Donaldson

After a three year renovation in the year 2003, the Hotel Donaldson is a sight to behold in the downtown of Fargo. Rooms decorated with beautiful art pieces and beds that you would love to spend the whole day in; the Hotel Donaldson will successfully enhance your romantic interlude. 

Enjoy an Esspressotini, a drink infused with espresso, vodka, white chocolate liqueur, and crème de cocoa; one of the hotel’s special martini.

Experience the creativity of the work of the local artists that adorn the gallery of the hotel.

3. Lakeview Meadow, Four Season Resort

Located along the Jamestown Reservoir, Lakeview Meadow Resort offers its patrons with hideaway cabins with uniquely decorated flooring and stylish furniture that will make your stay comfortable and relaxing.

Watch the glorious sunset from the porch of your private cabin and the retreat to your room to snuggle by the fireplace.

On a Saturday summer night, go stock-car racing at Jamestown Speedway, Stutsman County Fairgrounds.

4. Moose Creek Lodge

Located in the Rendezvous Region of North Dakota, the Moose Creek Lodge offers beautifully furnished rooms and a plethora of outdoor activities to forget the hustle and bustle of the city. 

 Soak in the outdoor spa tub which overlooks the beautiful Tongue River, while star gazing.

Cross country ski in the groomed ski trails of Icelandic State Park that covers an area of 450 acres. 

5. Element Fargo

Located in the heart of Red River Valley, the Element Fargo Hotel, equipped with heated indoor pool, hot tub and dry sauna, is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway.

Explore the historic buildings in downtown Fargo, and later join in one of the many street fairs.

Discover North Dakota’s endangered species and native animals at the Red River Valley Zoo.

6. Rough Riders Hotel

Located in downtown Medora, Rough Riders Hotel is the place where presidential history meets luxurious Western charm. The heart that reaches to the ceiling, and the library full of books with worn out pages will capture your heart and give that historic charm to your romance.

Fancy an afternoon in one of America’s top 100 public golf courses? Bully Pulpit Golf Course might just be the place for you.

Experience the Badlands of North Dakota atop horseback while you traverse the beautiful lands of Medora.

7. The Dakota Rose Bed & Breakfast

An ideal blend of Victorian elegance and modern amenities, the Dakota Rose Bed & Breakfast located in Minot offers a variety of romance packages to add sparks to your romantic retreat.

Book a romance package to enjoy a night of soft music; chocolate covered strawberries or chocolate truffles, and a bottle of sparkling cider in a dimly lit room.

Grab a picnic basket and immerse yourself in Norwegian history at the Scandinavian Heritage Park.

8. The Black Leg Ranch

Older than North Dakota, the Black Leg Ranch located in the Rolling Plains Adventure is the best place to step back in time and experience the charisma of the wild western cowboys.

Catch walleye fishes in the Missouri River with the help of the ranch’s fishing guides.

Learn horseback riding from the ranch’s cowboys who have bloodlines dating back to 1600s.

9. Gladstone Inn & Suites

The earthy tones and wildlife prints on the walls of the suites of Gladstone Inn & Suites provides a rustic and homey feel to your romantic retreat. Located in downtown Jamestown, the hotel provides a haven for loosening your muscles and relaxing after a day of North Dakota adventures.

Soak in the hot tub of the hotel after an exhausting day of outdoor recreational activities.

Walk the trail of the author, Louis L’Amour and take in the sights of the vibrant local shops and restaurants.

10. Lady on the Lake Bed & Breakfast

Located near Hankinson, North Dakota, The Lady on the Lake Bed & Breakfast provides a vintage, romantic, and charming atmosphere to couples looking for a passionate interlude. With beautiful vistas of Lake Elsie, this bed & breakfast will take your breath away.

After a candlelit dinner in your room, soak in your private jetted Jacuzzi tub while sipping on a glass of champagne.

Try your luck at the poker table of the Dakota Magic Casino which is twenty minutes away from the bed & breakfast.

11. Lake Metigoshe State Park

Idyllic for the adventure junkie couple, Lake Metigoshe State Park provides you with ample opportunities to lose yourself in the wilderness and then get back to a cosy cabin full of modern luxuries.

Go on a fun-filled geocaching adventure with your partner in the scenic landscape of Lake Metigoshe.

Hike through some of the most beautiful lands that North Dakota has to offer at the Lake Metigoshe State Park.

12. Hyde House

An old west action spot by the day and a quiet well-furnished home by night, the Hyde House located in downtown Medora offers the ultimate couple’s getaway. Photographs that depict the past of Medora adorn the wall giving a historic feel to the place.

Prepared to be serenaded with western melodies as you gorge on delicious steak at the Pitchfork Steak Fondue.

Learn about the colourful life of the French Marquise des Mores and his wife, Medora at the Chateau de Mores.

13. Woodland Resort

Located on the Devil’s Lake, Woodland Resort is the only full-service resort on the lake. Also a popular fishing destination, Woodland Resort offers its patrons a variety of cabins rooms, deluxe lodge suites, and modern rooms to choose to stay in. 

Book a guided fishing trip with Mitchell’s Guide Service to catch some of the walleyes in the lake.

Go boating on the calm waters of the Devil Lake and get blown away by the picturesque surroundings.

14. Enchanted Castle

Located in the town of Regent, the Enchanted Castle hotel promises their guests a royal experience marked with modern amenities, a hot tub and a vintage atmosphere in the hotel rooms.

Savour your taste buds with delicious steak and seafood on the hotel’s onsite restaurants, Excalibur Steak House.

Take in the views and admire the beauty of the enormous stone sculptures on the thirty-two mile stretch of Enchanted Highway.

15. Elkhorn Quarters

A brand new tiny house size lodge in Medora, the Elkhorn Quarters is named after former President Theodore Roosevelt’s ranch. Elkhorns and Maltese Cross add a touch of Medora’s western charm to the atmosphere of this lodge.

Get dripping wet playing a ‘Water Wars’ game in the lodge’s outdoor swimming pool with other patrons.

Traverse the Maah Daah Hey single track trails with your partner on your rented bikes.

The Badlands provide the best outdoor adventure experiences while these hotels provide some of the best havens for your stay. Rekindle that flame of passion in the scenic grasslands of North Dakota; come, fall in love again. The picturesque Prairies will provide the perfect backdrop for creating new memories and reliving old ones. Surprise your soul mate with a romantic trip to the quiet lands of North Dakota, and manage to succeed in blowing their mind away.