North Dakota is located in the plains region of the United States, and it is the 4th least most populated state. This means that North Dakota’s beautiful landscape remains mostly untouched, with miles and miles of plains and mountainous regions.
However, North Dakota is most well-known for its Great Plains regions. For couples who are seeking an adventurous vacation, North Dakota is perfect for both summer and winter activities. The continental climate of North Dakota means that this particular state gets warm summers and cold, snowy winters.
The resorts, bed and breakfast and historic inns around North Dakota are sure to offer the perfect retreat for couples who are seeking skiing in the winter time, or just a quiet place to escape from the rest of the world.
Let’s have a look at the best romantic (weekend) getaways in North Dakota:
1. Grand Williston Hotel
The Grand Williston Hotel is located in the town of Williston. The Grand Williston is a stylish hotel that offers both the luxury amenities that travelers love, as well as a home away from home feeling. The hotel itself offers an array of 146 guest rooms and suites, from king suites to poolside room.
Breakfast is served daily as well as Sunday brunch. For lunch and dinner, the Hangar Bar and Grill serves a full menu with all of your favorite casual meals. Along with access to the pool, the Grand Williston Hotel can offer couples a central location nearby all of the things that Williston has to offer, from the Lewis and Clark State Park to Lake Sakakawea.
2. The Hotel Donaldson
Located in Fargo, the Hotel Donaldson offers couples a more exclusive and private experience. There are only 17 different rooms at the Hotel Donaldson, but each are uniquely designed and inspired. Each room offers a featured artist, with furnishings and decor that are all perfectly modern and fresh.
The onsite restaurant is called the HoDo Restaurant, and it’s open Monday through Saturday for dinner. The restaurant uses organic, fresh and locally grown products. The Hotel Donaldson prides itself on having local events that every guest will love to attend, with a schedule of happenings year-round.
3. Element Fargo
Element Fargo is located in Red River Valley, and it’s only a short ten-minute drive from Fargo’s historic, downtown district. Couples will have their choice of guest rooms and suites at the Element Fargo, each with modern furnishings and luxury amenities. From studio suites to one-bedroom king suites, guests will have all the need to enjoy their vacation.
Element Fargo offers guests a complimentary breakfast bar to start the day right, as well as an evening reception at the end of the day. There is a heated, indoor pool, as well as a hot tub and dry sauna. Nearby, downtown Fargo offers an array of activities, from museums to theatres. There’s also the West Acres Mall for all the fun, vacation shopping.
4. The Dakotah Rose
This charming bed and breakfast is located in Minot, and it is a centuries old family home that has been renovated into a place for guests from all over to stay and enjoy the charming, quiet life of North Dakota. There are six different suites, each with their own decor and theme, so couples can choose a room that fits their style.
Each morning, the Dakotah Rose serves guests a full breakfast on the main floor in the dining room, and sweets and homemade treats are also offered to each guest. The third-floor ballroom has been made into a common area for guests to relax, with board games and records. The Dakotah Rose also offers several romance packages to enhance each couple’s stay.
5. Lakeview Meadow
The Lakeview Meadow is a resort property that offers couples a retreat that really reaches out and connects with the surrounding countryside. Located north of Jamestown, Lakeview Meadow offers luxurious cabin getaways, perfect for couples who are looking for a private, romantic vacation that they don’t have to share with anyone.
Each cabin offers a full kitchen and nearby Jamestown offers an array of restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For fun, summer and winter activities can be found just around the corner from Lakeview Meadow. The Jamestown Speedway has a full schedule of racing during the summer, and cross-country skiing and snowmobiling is perfect for the winter.
6. Gladstone Inn and Suites
Located in Jamestown, the Gladstone Inn and Suites is close to both the university as well as the airport. The Gladstone Inn and Suites is an all-suite hotel, and couples will get a kick out of any one of the Inn’s themed suites. From a Getaway Suite to an Oceanview Suite with a mural of a beach painted on the wall, there’s something for everyone.
Shady’s Restaurant and Lounge is the onsite restaurant and it’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each suite also offers a microwave and refrigerator. Gladstone Inn offers an indoor pool and a game room. For couples who are a little more daring, there’s also a Casino and Blackjack. The Inn is also located close to nearby, Jamestown attractions.
7. Coteau des Prairies Lodge
For a once in a lifetime getaway experience on the Great Plains of North Dakota, check out the Coteau des Prairies Lodge. The Lodge is surrounded by endless miles of prairies and beautiful farms and fields. The Lodge offers regular guest rooms, as well as a single suite that consists of two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The Lodge itself is built out of custom log and steel that makes for stunning architecture.
The Coteau des Prairies has their own farm on the land, and the dining experience is extremely farm-to-table, with free continental breakfast and lunch and dinner available for purchase. Couples who stay at the Coteau des Prairies are welcome to a whole range of activities, from farm tours to horseback riding.
8. Black Leg Ranch
The Black Leg Ranch is a long-established ranch that has been around since 1882, and was once a family home. Now, the Black Leg Ranch is a working cattle ranch where guest can come for a true cowboy experience. Couples who are looking for adventure rather than luxury will enjoy this unique experience. There are three, fully furnished lodges on the property.
The Ranch Saloon is located in the Grand Lodge, and it’s where dinner and drinks take place at the Black Leg Ranch. The Black Leg Ranch is where guests can come to get a cowboy experience, so couples will have their pick of horseback riding programs, hunting programs, and even fishing programs.
9. Lake Metigoshe State Park
Whether couples are interested in luxury camping or a more primitive camping experience, Lake Metigoshe State Park has exactly the type of camping experience you’re looking for. Located just 14 miles from Bottineau, Lake Metigoshe State Park offers six modern cabins and lodges, as well as a dormitory style building.
There are three fully furnished cabins that offer a fully equipped kitchen, while the dormitory style accommodations have a dining area with fully stocked kitchens as well. Lake Metigoshe State Park is perfect for the outdoorsy couple, surrounded by nature, trails, and even yearly events and activities.
10. Lady on the Lake Bed and Breakfast
This 19th century mansion located near Hankinson, having once belonged to the Colonel from which the town gets its name. The mansion has been refurbished into a bed and breakfast that offers 4 luxury guest rooms, each one with a stunning view of the nearby Lake Elsie. All of the rooms have private bathrooms and three even have Jacuzzis.
Lady of the Lake offers a delicious breakfast every morning for guests with an array of delicious breakfast choices. The property is situated on the shoreline of Lake Elsie, and guests are welcome to kayaks and canoes, as well as boat rides during sunset. The nearby Sica Hollow State Park is also perfect for hiking trails and nature walks.
11. Hyatt House Minot
Located in Minot, just two miles from the airport, the Hyatt House Minot is a modern hotel with stone walls and beautiful views. There are many guest rooms and suites, with modern furniture and amenities as well as full kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. Couples can make their choice of either a king or queen suite for maximum enjoyment.
Hyatt House Minot offers an Omelet Bar and an H bar, where guests can make their own omelet with cage-free eggs, or simply socialize and snack. Hyatt House Minot is close by to five different wildlife refuges, as well as the Minot Air Force and Dakota Square Mall. There’s an endless amount of activities to explore in nearby Minot.
12. Enchanted Castle
Much like the name suggests, Enchanted Castle more than lives up to its namesake. Located in the town of Regent, the Enchanted Castle off couples the choice between a standard room, standard suite or honeymoon suite. Couples will really enjoy the luxury honeymoon suite, which promises royal treatment for the entire stay.
Excalibur Steakhouse is the onsite restaurant where a full menu awaits, featuring steak and seafood options, as well as seasonal specialties. Enchanted Castle offers a fitness center and hot tub. Nearby, the Enchanted Highway waits for sightseeing guests. This nearby 32 stretch of highway showcases scrap metal sculptures, some even listed in world records.
13. Souris Valley Suites
Souris Valley Suites is located in Minot, and it’s perfect for couples who are looking to stay a little extra for their vacation. Souris Valley specializes in extended stay guests, and offers 136 different studios and one-bedroom guest suites. Each suite offers a full kitchen and luxury amenities.
Souris Valley Suites offers a daily breakfast buffet, and each suite comes with a fully equipped kitchen with stone, kitchenware, refrigerator, dishwasher and more. Couples will be no more than a few miles away from all kinds of Minot area attractions, like the historic downtown district of Minot or the Roosevelt Park Zoo.
14. Bowman Lodge
The Bowman Lodge is located in Bowman, and offers a luxurious stay for all guests. Comfortable beds and amenities can be found in any one of the Bowman Lodge’s guest rooms or suites, with accommodations that range from standard queen-sized guest rooms, to luxurious king bed suites with separate living and sleeping areas as well as Jacuzzis.
Grazers Restaurant is located onsite at the Bowman Lodge, and guests will enjoy lunch and dinner served in a casual environment. Complimentary breakfast is also included in the stay. Bowman Lodge offers an indoor pool and hot tub for couples who just want to relax at the hotel. However, there are also nearby attractions around Bowman, such as the seasonal rodeo in the summer.
15. Woodland Resort
The Woodland Resort is located on Devil’s Lake, and it’s the only full-service lakeside resort in Devil’s Lake. Couples can take their pick of motel room accommodations, overnight camping, lodge units or even a private, quiet cabin. No matter what kind of lakeside experience you’re looking for, Woodland Resort has an accommodation to suite your needs.
The Proz Lakeside at the Cove is the onsite restaurant and bar that offers a delicious array of breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Woodland Resort offers guides fishing excursion in both the summer and winter, as well as waterfowl hunts. Guests can also rent out boats and pontoons, or even an ice fishing house.