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“Wouldn't Stay Here Ever Again”
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Eagle Ridge Lodge
Ranked #4 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Medora
Reviewed June 26, 2009

I would never stay here again. First of all, this is a Bed and Breakfast, not a lodge. The biggest issue is that the hotel is located on a dirt road about 5 miles up. Because the property is on National Forest Property, it is not lit. At night it is impossible to find the turnoffs. You need to count the cattle guards in order to have any idea of where to turn next. We got lost, which on this road is very, very scary. It's located on a hill and there are no guard rails. You literally can not see to the sides of the roads. All you can see is what your bright lights are able to see. The innkeepers, incidentally do not answer the phone at night, so if you get lost on the road, you're on your own. The couple who run the hotel are rude and argumentative. We told them, when we made the reservations that we would not be staying for dinner. They did not write this down apparently did not remember and then argued with us and said that we had told them we were having dinner here. It was just rude. The next morning we had breakfast, but the ham and scrambled eggs we had had eggshells in them. Not just for me, but for my son too. The room has no lock on the door! I've never stayed anywhere without a lock on the door. I felt very unsafe. The room we were in had a claw foot tub with a hose-faucet attached to the faucet. The tub had obviously not been cleaned before our stay, so I didn't want to sit down, but I had a hard time showering because the hose only reached up about 4 feet. Also, the sheets on the bed smelled like they had not been changed from the previous customer. However, the bed was made well. Overall we really had a poor stay here.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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6  Thank teachkindy
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Reviewed June 15, 2009

We stayed one night at this B&B on our honeymoon. When we made the reservation, we discussed with the inkeeper that I have a medical condition that requires my service dog, a Boston Terrior, to travel with us. There was no problem at that time. This facility is a little rough to get to, a dirt road, however the view is beautiful. When we arrived, we were shown to our room and told when dinner was. When we returned from our honeymoon, we noticed an extra $100 was charged to our credit card. We called the facility to find that the extra charge was for extensive cleaning they had to do to our room due to the dog. Boston Terrior's shed extremely little and we are extremely careful to make sure our dog does not bother anyone. They claim that there was an agreement that the dog would be kenneled when in the room. There was nothing in writing on this and it was not mentioned when we arrived. When we were eating in the dining room, the dog was in our room. They also claimed that our dog was in the dining room. The only time the dog would have been in the dining room would have been passing through to the outside. At this facility, the only way to get outside is through the dining room or through the kitchen area. When I told the inkeeper that I was going to post this comment, he stated that it was fine with him and that it would not make a difference in patrons visiting his facility. The female inkeeper was not friendly towards us at all. Please be careful if you choose to stay here and you may want to pay in cash.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank harleygal51
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Reviewed February 8, 2009

Wow - this place is perfect for cleansing your soul. A little rugged to get to, but absolutely beautiful when you do. The meals were wonderful, the owners very hospitable, and the view was great. We had the good fortune to be there during a full moon and it was phenominal to watch it rise.. I didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Allison399
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Reviewed January 2, 2009

We had never stayed in a lodge before and loved the experience. The owners are so engaging and friendly. It was fun to have meals with others from all over the country. The rooms were beautiful (beds and quilts hand-made), the lodge itself is warm and inviting, the hostess is a wonderful cook (I would love the recipe for the oatmeal casserole!), and the scenery is breathtaking. The reservations directly through the owner were simple. Once we got there, he made sure that we were comfortable and even made arrangements for tickets to the Medora Musical.

We would stay here again in a heartbeat!! What a treat this place is!

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank SDLAW
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Reviewed June 12, 2008

Eagle Ridge Lodge is a family owned and built property south of Medora, North Dakota. The owners are friendly, the beds are comfortable. The quilts are handmade, as are the beds! The bathroom has a clawfoot bathtub with a hand-held shower attachment. The rate includes breakfast and dinner, which we weren't sure we wanted, but decided there wouldn't be too many choices in western North Dakota, and besides, it was just for two days. We were completely bowled over by the dinner, which was fresh grilled steak and chicken with all the side dishes you could want, including wine and peach cobbler. Breakfast was hearty and again, anything you would want. Both served buffet style.

But I haven't even begun to talk about the setting, which is dramatic. The Lodge overlooks the best of the Badlands. It's quiet, beautiful and convenient to the Teddy Roosevelt Park and anything else you might want to visit.

There are games, puzzles, books, and of course, other guests to talk to. No TV in the guest area. It was a fabulous place for our family of 2 adults and 2 young teenagers. We'd stay again if our route took us within 100 miles. It's well worth the trip.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with family
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3  Thank cathpiano
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Reviewed August 17, 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 17, 2014
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Stayed: February 2014
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Additional Information about Eagle Ridge Lodge

Address: 3653 W River Rd, Medora, ND 58645-9607
Location: United States > North Dakota > Medora
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Ranked #4 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Medora
Number of rooms: 7

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