Couple lays in the grass outside the Coteau des Prairies lodge. Courtesy Phillip Breker

7 Legendary Places for a Romantic Getaway in North Dakota

Rekindle romance at one of North Dakota's romantic getaways. Choose from the classic dinner date to a weekend escape at a secluded lodge or cabin. A variety of special trips are available to choose from right here in North Dakota.

1. A sweet suite deal

The Hotel Donaldson in downtown Fargo has 17 suites, each one unique and each one waiting to make this weekend one you and that special person in your life will never forget. Dine in some of the finest restaurants, then experience the nightlife of downtown Fargo. Leave the kids with the grandparents. This weekend is all about you.


2. Rustic relaxation

Escape to the prairie for a one-of-a-kind getaway experience and treat that special someone to a relaxing weekend at the Coteau des Prairies Lodge near Havana. Find yourself at home at this rustic, yet refined lodge, constructed with native North Dakota pine with custom log and steel architecture. You will be awed at every turn, from the magnificent great room to the signature lookout.


3. Unwind in the spirit of the Old West

Get some much-needed rest and relaxation at Black Leg Ranch near McKenzie. Modern cabins to provide conveniences without losing the rustic flavor of the area. The generous deck, with an inspiring view, summons guests to slow down and tune in to nature's gentle harmony. And nothing is more relaxing than a soak in the hot tub under the North Dakota sky.

4. Romance in the Badlands

The romantic history of the West lives on in the historic frontier town of Medora. As one of the incredibly irresistible romantic getaways, it is filled with natural treasures and places of historical importance. Take a stroll through town then plan an evening at Theodore’s for a unique dining experience and cuddle up in the cozy rooms at the Rough Riders Hotel. Or book some time at the Spirit of the Badlands and take in the stunning views, dream and explore.


5.  Moose Creek Lodge Getaway

Moose Creek Lodge near Langdon offers the perfect combination of rustic charm and cozy comfort. Located in the heart of the Rendezvous Region of northeastern North Dakota, Moose Creek is ideal for both recreation and relaxation. Enjoy breathtaking views and leisurely winter walks. The wildlife in the area includes moose, of course, as well as deer, elk, fox, coyote, eagles and turkeys. The outdoor spa overlooks the Tongue River.

6.  Romantic lake experience

Lake Metigoshe State Park in the Turtle Mountains is a peaceful, natural setting with pristine views and unspoiled wilderness. For a new adventure, stay in a yurt and fill your day with fun winter activities like snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Nearby Bottineau Winter Park is home to downhill skiing and tubing hills.

7.  Give her a rose, a Dakotah Rose

Experience a night of premier lodging in a century-old home that has all the charm of yesterday at the Dakotah Rose Bed and Breakfast in Minot. Guests are welcomed warmly with amenities like sweet homemade treats, wine, champagne or sparkling juice. With a number of different romance packages to choose from, you’re sure to come away smelling like a rose.