Grand Opening

CDP-Lodge-Grand-Opening-Poster-Green-v1.1The big day is rapidly approaching and we are busy preparing a fun filled day for you, your family and your friends. Join us on Sunday, June 9th from 3 to 8pm. Come for the whole shebang or whatever fits in your schedule. It will definitely be fun for all ages!


We have a number of exciting giveaways in store, including a weekend stay at the lodge! We will also be giving away a unique log carving made at the event by Joe Semler (see below). And we will have fun Coteau des Prairies Lodge gear as well as other fun prizes to give away throughout the day!


We will be serving a ‘signature meal’ for $10 ($5 child). Fresh, slow-roasted beef brisket served on a sandwich and homemade salads and treats are on the menu. We will provide water, lemonade and coffee at no charge for all our guests. A cash bar will be available for soda and alcoholic beverages.


Joe Semler, owner of I Saw It In MN, will be joining us for the day and demonstrating his unique talent of carving logs with a chainsaw to create beautiful sculptures. He will be carving remnant logs from the lodge construction project. The logs are native North Dakota ponderosa pine. Here is a fun video of Joe in action:

Joe Semler Carving a Bear into a tree trunk from Dale Nick on Vimeo.


Horse-drawn hay rides and buggy rides will be provided for a free will offering by Doug Spieker and Roy Hildebrandt. This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the renown view of the North Dakota prairie from the northernmost ridge of the Coteau des Prairies.


Come and hear the amazingly talented Dan Brekke live at Coteau des Prairies Lodge!

Dan Brekke

From Dan’s website: “Dan is an aspiring young star who is pickin’, fiddlin’ and singin’ his way around the entire region. Aside from sawin’ on his fiddle you might catch him playing the bass, drums, guitar, mandolin or harmonica. Off the stage he’s a typical teenager who enjoys football, track, weight training, texting, hunting, church youth group and orchestra.  Dan is an avid fan of country music and spends most of his free time learning new songs as well as new instruments. You’ll love hearing his rousing rendition of Orange Blossom Special.”

Check out a sample of Dan’s music here:

Home – Phillip Phillips

Tennessee Waltz

And don’t miss the Ole Olson Trio! This humorous ‘trio’ of six local Veblen men will have you saying “uff da!”

OleOlsonTrio copy“The Ole Olson Trio, featuring Norwegian humor and songs, is a group of six men that sing and entertain at all different occasions and functions. How do six make a trio you may ask? As part of their “act”, they explain how that is possible.”

The members of the trio are: Dayle Haaland, Lorne Aadland, Jerry Nelson, David Vig, Dennis Vig, and John Pallansch

Jamestown Inflatable Games


Jamestown Inflatable Games will be providing a variety of super fun bounce houses and inflatable games for the younger crowd at the Grand Opening. There will be plenty of fun for all! To see what inflatable games are all about click here to check out their website.


Of course, you will have the opportunity to catch a tour of North Dakota’s newest unique family operated lodge and agritourism attraction. Just grab someone wearing a lodge shirt and tell them you want to see the place. And don’t forget to check out the lookout!