If you really want to make a trip great, skip the regular hotel or motel and stay somewhere that’s out of the ordinary in the most awesome of ways. These seven places are sure to make your trip a memorable one.
1. Enchanted Castle - Regent
Who wouldn't want to stay in a castle? The Enchanted Castle offers the opportunity to do just that. During hunting season, their Tavern bar is open and ready for royalty, knights, and jesters to come through. The hotel is located very close to the Enchanted Highway so you can easily take a quick drive through it and see some of the awesome, huge sculptures there. I don't recommend trying to fight the giant metal monsters with swords - I'd leave those behind in the castle.
2. Coteau des Prairies Lodge - Havana
With breathtaking views of the grassy prairie around it, Coteau des Prairies Lodge is sure to impress. This place can be rented out by groups or families and is also a perfect place for weddings and events. You can get a true taste of the North Dakota outdoors here, with all the comforts and amenities you need.
3. The Hotel Donaldson - Fargo
This is THE place to stay in Fargo. It's in the heart of downtown and has rooftop hot tub views like this - you couldn't ask for better. Each room is designed after and features art from various midwest artists, giving a unique local flair to whichever room you stay in. Both luxurious and fascinating, it's the perfect place to stay in the city.
4. Sanctuary Guest House & Tea Room - Walhalla
The beautiful exterior of this 1911 home is just the start of why you should stay at this place. Located in Walhalla and surrounded by beautiful forests, the Sanctuary Guest House is affordable and has some of the most delicious pastries in their Tea Room. Everything they serve is homemade and you can enjoy a full breakfast if you stay there. There are just four guest rooms so you can be assured you'll have a quiet and relaxing stay, just as a sanctuary should be.
5. The Ashley Lodge - Ashley
This hidden gem is an old creamery building repurposed into an awesome hotel. The rooms are beautifully decorated in a rustic style to match the history of the building, and they have everything you could ever need. The Ashley Lodge is optimal for groups, so next time you're in the area with family or friends, definitely give this place a try.
6. Pipestem Creek Bed & Birding - Carrington
Pipestem Creek has some of the most beautiful gardens and grounds as well as multiple cabins and houses to stay in. And, of course, if you're into birding this is the perfect place. The rustic and country feel of the farm-like setting is easy to enjoy. Here, you can take in the smell of fresh flowers, listen to the birds, and rest easy.
7. The Williston Boutique - Williston
Charming yet upscale, The Williston Boutique will not disappoint. It was built back in 1918 and has been remodeled and updated throughout the years to become the gorgeous place it is now. If you're visiting Williston and need somewhere to stay, definitely put this place at the top of your list.
With great options like these, you’ll never want to stay at another average inn again. What other locations would you recommend for this list?