Grand Opening [Video]

Grand Opening from Phillip Breker on Vimeo. At Coteau des Prairies Lodge, we celebrated our Grand Opening on June 9th, 2013. It was a party to remember! It’s a good thing someone got footage of the event to share the fun with our friends who weren’t able to make it. This video features the music…

Construction Memories [Video]

Construction Memories from Phillip Breker on Vimeo. On Janurary 13th, we hosted an end-of-construction party at the lodge. We caught a few of our guests on camera and asked them to share some memories from their time working at the lodge. It was a lot of fun to reminisce about the two year long planning…

Wilder and the Boys [Video]

Noah and Noah…er…Gideon Breker made a special greeting for Wilder, our Peruvian friend. Wilder spent a couple months in the summer of 2011 and again in 2012 at the Breker farm helping out when things got busy. If you were around when Wilder was here, then you probably know what a pleasure he is to…

Summer Construction Update [Video]

Phillip Breker hits the summer construction highlights at Coteau des Prairies Lodge. It has been a big summer for everyone on the job site and the lodge is finally beginning to resemble a finished product. In addition to a number of projects, Phillip covers the installation of ‘the lookout’, which is a signature feature of…

Spring Construction Update [Video]

Joe Breker recounts highlights from some of the spring construction projects at Coteau des Prairies Lodge. He covers the balcony expansion, the loft and the log wall finishing process. If you are into rustic…you don’t want to miss this. Coteau des Prairies Lodge – Spring Construction Update from Phillip Breker on Vimeo.

Log Wall Window Installation [Video]

Jeff Richards from Horizon Custom Contracting of Moorhead, MN describes the interesting process of installing windows in the log walls at Coteau des Prairies Lodge. This isn’t your typical window installation! Coteau des Prairies Lodge – Log Wall Windows from Phillip Breker on Vimeo.

Log Roof Truss Construction [Video]

Nate Rude from Horizon Custom Contracting explains the process used to build and install the magnificent Ponderosa log trusses used in the roof system of Coteau des Prairies Lodge.

Fall Construction Update [Video]

Joe Breker describes the construction events at the lodge which took place during October and November. The video covers the installation of the south end support pillars, 2nd level floor and walls, log wall caulking and the construction of the enormous north window.

Uffda Day 2011 [Video]

Take a few minutes to enjoy this celebration of our community’s Norwegian heritage. This year marked the 27th Annual Uffda Day Fall Festival, held in Rutland, ND (population 163). Thousands of folks, delighted by Scandinavian treats and the simpler things in life, flocked to the locally renown event on Sunday, October 2nd. Rutland is located…