Check into one of these relaxing hotels, inns and B&Bs for a weekend of rest and rejuvenation. Whether your idea of a perfect trip is a country inn surrounded by nature or a city hotel with easy access to shopping, restaurants and museums, there are many great places to visit in North Dakota. Play a round of golf, go on scenic walks, treat yourself to a massage, swim in the pool, and have a romantic dinner tasting new flavors combined with delicious wine.

1. Element Fargo

Element Fargo
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Element Fargo offers a modern atmosphere for guests to enjoy. The spacious rooms include comfortable mattresses and linens along with a 48 inch LED TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. The rooms also have a full kitchen, large private baths, desks, temperature control, and an in-room electronic safe. A large multi-function lobby provides plenty of seating for guests to rest and enjoy a book or to interact with other guests. Outside of the lobby, a porch area with tables and chairs allows guests to relax and enjoy the sun and a pool area. The Salon Bar offers cold drinks in the lower lounge, while the Breakfast Bar provides a healthy breakfast that includes sandwiches, smoothies, and fresh fruit for guests to enjoy. A gourmet pantry is also available for guests to stock up on snacks, beverages, and ready-to-go meals. Rooms start at $99 per night.

925 19th Avenue East, West Fargo, ND 58078, Phone: 701-478-5333

2. The Hotel Donaldson in Fargo

The Hotel Donaldson in Fargo
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The Hotel Donaldson in Fargo offers both comfort and a convenient downtown location. The hotel has seventeen spacious rooms featuring the artwork that inspired the theme. All rooms provide complimentary internet, private baths, and a hand delivered artisan pastry basket each morning. During their stay, guests can enjoy the exercise room and the steam shower as well as a hot tub positioned on the rooftop. Guests can meet and mingle in the Stoker’s room, the Big Dog Suite, and the Sky Prairie, all of which offer comfortable seating for groups of people. Room service is available or visitors can go down to the HoDo Restaurant to enjoy foods such as soups, salads, filet mignon, wild mushroom risotto, and other options. The HoDo Lounge creates a more relaxed environment with wines, cordials, scotches, and beers, along with other food options that include sandwiches and sides.

101 N Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102, Phone: 701-478-1000

3. The Dakotah Rose Bed and Breakfast in Minot

The Dakotah Rose Bed and Breakfast in Minot
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The Dakotah Rose Bed and Breakfast in Minot provides guests with modern comforts in a Victorian style home. All six guest rooms are elegantly decorated with a vintage feel and comfortable linens. All rooms have cable television, bath amenities, coffee makers, and ironing boards, as well as mini refrigerators in two of the rooms. The Third Floor Ballroom offers a common area for guests to relax with HD TV as well as a DVD and Blu-Ray player, couches and recliners, tables and chairs, a refrigerator, a microwave, and even a phonograph with records. There is a lovely front porch with seating as well as a gazebo for those who want to enjoy the outdoors. A full breakfast can be enjoyed in the main floor dining room, along with sweet homemade treats and wine, champagne, or sparkling juice throughout the day. Other dining options can be found in town.

510 4th Ave NW, Minot, ND 58703, Phone: 701-838-3548

4. Rough Riders Hotel, Medora

Rough Riders Hotel, Medora
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Luxury, presidential history and loads of Western charm go hand in hand at the popular Rough Riders Hotel in Medora. The hotel is named for the cavalry unit which was once led by President Theodore Roosevelt, and whose memory is kept well and alive by a magnificent private library of books which is available to guests. The comfortable guest rooms have either Queen or King Beds and modern bathrooms with walk-in showers. You can spend your days exploring the rugged Badlands in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park on foot or by bike. Guests can dine at Theodore’s Dining Room and enjoy drinks at TR’s Tavern before catching a show on Town Square Patio.

301 3rd Ave, Medora, ND 58645, 701 623 4444

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5. The Grand Williston Hotel in Williston

The Grand Williston Hotel in Williston
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The Grand Williston Hotel in Williston provides guests with its newly renovated comforts. There are one hundred and forty seven comfortable and spacious guest rooms available. The rooms all feature a 42 inch flat screen TV, an alarm clock/radio, comfortable furniture, a refrigerator and microwave, and private baths. The hotel has a newly opened fitness room and an indoor pool with a slide and whirlpool for guests to cool off in. The full service restaurant in the hotel offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers room service. The Hangar Lounge also offers a place to dine in a more relaxed space including a full menu with alcoholic beverages, and sports games playing on eleven flat screen TVs. RJ’s pizza locally located also delivers to the privacy of the guest rooms if they have a taste for it. Entertainment and places to shop can be found nearby. The Grand Williston Hotel is an affordable place to stay.

3601 2nd Avenue West, Williston, ND 58801, Phone: 701-774-0241

6. Gladstone Inn and Suites in Jamestown

Gladstone Inn and Suites in Jamestown
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Gladstone Inn and Suites in Jamestown is located minutes from local attractions. With a total of one hundred rooms, there is plenty of space for small or large groups to stay. Wi-Fi access and cable TV are included in every room, along with a microwave, refrigerator, and a coffee maker. Guests can work out in the fitness center or relax in the indoor pool or hot tub. A game room is also in the building and available to the public. Shady’s Lounge offers a place to relax with a favorite beverage or use the pool table or dart board. Shady’s Restaurant offers meals throughout the day for when guests want to grab a bite to eat. For those looking to enjoy what the area has to offer, the National Buffalo Museum, Fort Seward Wagon Train, and The Arts Center are all located close to the inn.

111 2nd St NE, Jamestown, ND 58401, Phone: 701-252-0700

7. Enchanted Castle Hotel, Regent

Enchanted Castle Hotel, Regent
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You can keep your fairy-tale romance alive by booking a romantic getaway at the Enchanted Castle Hotel in Regent. This quirky hotel is ideal for guests looking for something a little different and whimsical. Originally a school building, the place has been cleverly converted into the Enchanted Castle Hotel by the owner, who also doubles up as receptionist and waiter and is also responsible for all the welded sculptures you can admire outside the hotel. There is an on-site restaurant and bar which gets great reviews for their food and their friendly atmosphere. They also have a fitness room with 2 hot tubs.

607 Main Street, Regent, ND 58650, 701 563 4858

8. Clubhouse Hotel and Suites, Fargo

Clubhouse Hotel and Suites, Fargo
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Whether you are visiting Fargo for a romantic getaway, a family escape or a business trip, the Clubhouse Hotel and Suites makes an ideal base from which to explore the city. The guest rooms and suites are stylish and modern and there are configurations to suit everyone. All guests get to enjoy little luxuries like complimentary Wi-Fi and breakfast and there is a very comfortable lounge where you can relax after a busy day. Other amenities include an indoor pool, whirlpool and water play area and you can dine at the Porter Creek Hardwood Grill. If you prefer romantic in-room dining you can request room service.

4400 15th Ave S, Fargo, ND 98103, 701 282 5777

9. Staybridge Suites, Minot

Staybridge Suites, Minot
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Conveniently located close to the Minot Airport, the Staybridge Suites are a perfect choice for a romantic getaway or any visit to Minot. At Staybridge Suites you will find yourself surrounded by all the home-from-home amenities you need for a comfortable visit. Each of the spacious suites has a fully-equipped kitchen, seating area and dedicated work station as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and cable TV. Other on-site amenities include an indoor swimming pool and fitness center as well as a lovely outdoor courtyard and a welcoming lounge where you can relax. If you are not in the mood for cooking you will find several restaurants nearby.

3009 S. Broadway, Minot, ND 58701, 701 852 0852

10. Jasper Hotel, Fargo

Jasper Hotel, Fargo
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The Jasper Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Fargo, where it provides great accommodation for any kind of visit. You can choose from several different room configurations to suit your tastes and the size of your group. The rooms and suites are all elegantly appointed and provide many little extras to make your stay really special; these include black-out drapes, luxury Frette robes, wireless bedside charging pads and luxury toiletries. There is a fully equipped gym and a sauna, complimentary coffee in the foyer and a café and lounge. You can round off your day with a wonderful dinner at the Rosewild Restaurant, which serves delectable Dakotan specialties.

215 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102, 701 582 2150

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More Ideas: Lewis and Clark Riverboat

The Lewis and Clark Riverboat offers a fun and relaxing way to do some sightseeing of the local area of Bismarck, North Dakota, the riverboat continues the long tradition of steamers along the Missouri River at the Port of Bismarck. From the month of May to the month of September riverboat cruises are offered on the Missouri River, providing guests with a memorable adventure. In addition to various public cruises, the company offers adventures with bus tours, charters, weddings, and business meetings. For guests with a particular date in mind, charter cruises can be arranged for reunions, school outings, wedding receptions, family events, and company events.

Public cruises last about one to two hours in duration, depending on the route taken by the Lewis and Clark Riverboat. While reservations aren't necessarily required, they're highly recommended to save a seat as the public cruises fill up rather quickly. Reservations are needed, however, for lunch and dinner cruises. Reservations are required so the company knows how much food needs to be prepared. For guests without a reservation, tickets for the public cruises can be purchased at the entrance to the riverboat based on availability. Guests can also ride aboard the lunch or dinner cruises without buying a meal.

Public cruises offered by Lewis and Clark Riverboat are scheduled around private charter cruise events. Therefore, public cruises aren't available every day. Since private events vary each day, visitors are advised to check the riverboat's website for available cruises. In the event of strong winds or severe weather, public cruises or private charts may need to be rescheduled or cancelled. If guests book a cruise that ends up being cancelled due to inclement weather or other reasons, there are three options available to them. Guests can choose to receive a refund, reschedule their cruise, or receive a pass for a ticket that can be redeemed on a different day.

Visitors aboard the Lewis and Clark Riverboat are not allowed to bring outside beverages or food. Snacks and drinks are available for guests to purchase aboard all riverboat cruises. A cash bar is also provided during public cruises and private charters. Guests are recommended to arrive twenty minutes before their cruise is scheduled to depart, as that is around the time they can start boarding the riverboat and the top deck fills up quickly.

In addition to public cruises, the Lewis and Clark Riverboat is an excellent venue for company meetings, parties, weddings, reunions, and other special events. The riverboat can accommodate groups of up to one hundred people. Special rates are available for regularly-scheduled private charters for groups of forty people or more. Groups can choose to have a sit-down meal for up to sixty-four people on the riverboat's lower level, or choose a buffet to enjoy dining on both levels. A variety of beverages and snacks are available for passengers to purchase at the boat's fully-stocked bar. All public and private events also feature a cash bar.

1700 North River Road, Bismarck, North Dakota, Phone: 701-255-4233

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More Ideas: Fort Mandan

Fort Mandan offers visitors a unique chance to step back to a bygone era during their visit to the reconstructed fort. From 1804 to 1805, Fort Mandan was the Lewis and Clark Expedition's winter home. The fully-furnished rooms bring history to life as guests explore what life was like for Corps of Discovery's brave men more than two hundred years ago during the North Dakota winter.

Reconstructed along the Missouri River in the riparian forest, Fort Mandan connects guests to the past through a virtual link. As visitors step through the fort's gates, they'll take in the smells, sounds, and sights of days long ago. The quarters of the fort, which are historically furnished with accurate reproductions, bring the living conditions to life that the members of the Expedition experienced. As they explore the fort, guests can view the field desk used by Meriwether Lewis, map-making tools used by William Clark, field equipment used by the during the Expedition, bunks used by the crew, clothes, and the forge of the blacksmith.

Interpreters on sight at Fort Mandan offer tours and programs from April to October of the winter home of the 1804 to 1805 Expedition of Lewis and Clark. The nearby environment of the Missouri River beckons guests to explore and discover the area's natural history. Interpretive trails for walking, which wind their way under a majestic cottonwood canopy, connect the fort to the Fahlgren Memorial Park nearby, as well as offer several opportunities for recreation .

Throughout the winter months, members of the Mandan-Hidatsa villages nearby were interviewed by Lewis and Clark to plot maps and work towards their expedition's next phase leading to the Pacific Ocean. They also luckily met the amazing young Native American woman by the name of Sacagawea. The Fort Mandan Visitor Center, which features a design based on a Mandan earth lodge, offers a classroom space, a museum store, and modern restroom facilities. Fahlgren Parks provides children with an area to play along with picnic shelters, offering a great place for visitors enjoy a picnic while surrounded by some of the oldest cottonwood trees in North Dakota.

Fort Mandan, as well as the nearby Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, provide student groups with learning experiences designed to appeal to a variety of learning styles. The museum's new exhibits, immersive replica of the fort, art displays, trained interpretive staff, and interactive interpretive programs all coordinate together to encourage wonder and curiosity about the heritage of North Dakota. Fort Mandan also welcomes bus and group tours. The Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation offers bus and group tours special rates as well if they schedule their visit to the fort in advance. Highly trained staff are able to adjust programming to meet the needs and interest of any group.

The foundation responsible for the management and maintenance of Fort Mandan aims to celebrate history, culture, and art. The non-profit Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation is supported by numerous individuals throughout the state and the world, as well as other foundations and corporations.

2576 8th Street SW, Washburn, North Dakota, Phone: 877-462-8535

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More Ideas: Bonanzaville USA

Bonanzaville is a historic attraction of the Cass County Historical Society in West Fargo, North Dakota. The 12-acre site is home to over 40 historical buildings and over 400,000 artifacts that interpret the history and heritage of the Red River Valley. Bonanzaville refers to the large ‘Bonanza’ farms that existed in the Red River Valley in the late 19th century.

The large farms harvested mostly wheat, conducting large-scale operations made possible by recent developments in farming machinery. The Historical Society has been collecting buildings and moving them to the grounds of the Red River Valley fair since the 1960’s. In addition, museums at the site include the Eagles Air Museum, the Eugene Dahl Car Museum, the Law Enforcement Museum and Telephone Museum. Additional exhibits in the Pioneer Village are housed in the Melroe Tractor Building, Moum Agricultural Building, Horse Drawn Vehicle Building and Medical Display Building. The Cass County Museum features an overview of the history of North Dakota, including exhibits on Native Americans, bonanza farming and homesteading, and the industrialization of North Dakota.

The Pioneer Village is open from May through October. The collection of buildings dates back to the 1800’s when North Dakota was first organized as a territory. Among the oldest buildings is the Transgrud House, built in 1860. The Habberstad Cabin was built in 1897 and originally located along the shores of the Sheyenne River in Kindred. The Arthur Town Hall was originally built in 1890 and includes stained glass windows from North Dakota State University’s Little Theater Company. The Brass Rail Saloon and Hotel from Page is furnished just as it was 100 years ago, absent of indoor plumbing. The Cass-Clay Creamery is a replica of a 1920’s small town creamery with furnishings from an actual creamery in Kenmare. A harness shop from Addison demonstrates horseshoe, saddle and harness repair. A blacksmith shop from Tower City is outfitted with its original hammer and forge, among other historical tools. The Dobrinz School was built in the late 1800’s and served as a school in Mapleton Township for close to 100 years before being moved to the property. A total of 43 buildings make up the collection at Pioneer Village.

History: The Cass County Historical Society was formed in 1954, and became an official non-profit organization less than one year later in 1955. The organization’s first museum was based on a core collection donated by North Dakota’s Pioneer Daughters. The collection remained at North Dakota State University until 1972 when the Historical Society was finally able to build a museum building on their own, thanks to land donated by the Red River Valley Fair. Bonanzaville is currently run by the Cass County Historical Society and is funded through a combination of donations, admissions fees, and rental fees for weddings and private events.

Ongoing Programs and Education: Facilities at the Pioneer Village are available to be rented for weddings, conferences and special events. Special events open to the public include December’s Christmas production, Christmas on the Prairie, and accompanying dinner. Paranormal Investigations and Ghost Tours take place each weekend throughout October. Pioneer Days is an annual event that takes place each August. Pioneer Days is the longest running, and largest, event in the Fargo area. Pioneer Days offer live demonstrations of blacksmithing, printing, and other crafts. Family-friendly activities include hay-stack coin hunts, face-painting, games and a tractor-pull. Several booths offer pioneer-era food such as biscuits and gravy. Other summer events include an old fashioned 4th of July celebration and the Fiber Arts Festival held each July. Talks on the history of North Dakota and the region take place throughout the year.

Educational programming includes school group tours, with formats specifically designed to suit the state of North Dakota’s curriculum guidelines. Fall History Day takes place each October and is a day-long event of interactive programming suited for children ages 6-18. Group tours are also available for adults and may be targeted towards a specific area of interest.

Past and Future Exhibits: The Cass County Museum is open year round and offers rotating exhibits. Past exhibits have included an exhibit on the Nazi book burnings in partnership with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. An exhibit on the history of Jewish settlement in North Dakota, was mounted in partnership with several local Jewish Centers. “North Dakota 125 Years: An Anniversary Exhibit” opened with a keynote speech by Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley.

1351 W. Main Ave, West Fargo, ND 58078, Phone: 701-282-2822