Into the Blogosphere

The blogosphere? What’s that?

It sounds like some kind of flesh-eating radiation field Captain Kirk might encounter when transporting an away team from the starship Enterprise to an alien planet. Or perhaps its a theoretical subatomic space where rogue quantum particles defy the laws of physics and alter the spacetime continuum. Or maybe its just a place on the web for people to freely write about their assorted and widely varying interests. In a nutshell, that is what its all about. The blogosphere is like an enormous café in cyberspace where folks hang out and visit with other like minded people.

Don’t worry, its not as scary as it sounds. People blog about sports, cats, cars, politics (actually, that can get scary sometimes), food, cats, books, technology, fishing, health, their kids, and cats. Did we mention cats? But a very popular area of blogging is travel. And why not? So many people love to travel! They love to share about their adventures and they love to discover new destinations to visit.

We are pleased to share some blogs which have mentioned Coteau des Prairies Lodge as a recommended destination.

Travel North Dakota

Travel North Dakota, the official blog of North Dakota Tourism, mentioned Coteau des Prairies Lodge in a post about New Year’s Vacation Resolutions. The author made a resolution for 2013 to see how far she can see from the ‘perch’. We call it the ‘lookout’, but that’s pretty much the same thing, right? Click here for the post.

North Dakota Free Press

North Dakota Free Press, an independent, reader-driven news source for the state, listed Coteau des Prairies Lodge in a travel post about 8 romantic getaways in North Dakota. So, there you have it, the lodge is indeed a romantic getaway for you and your sweetie. But don’t take our word for it! Click here for the post.

North Dakota Tourism (North Dakota Legendary)

If for no other reason than the awesomeness our state’s slogan, North Dakota Legendary, we would be thrilled to have a tourism business in North Dakota. Of course, that’s not the only thing we love about North Dakota! There is also four seasons. Not everyone can say that about their state! And there is a favorable pheasant to human ratio. Favorable for pheasant hunters that is. For that matter, there is an impressive acre to human ratio. There is no shortage of open spaces for your free range roaming enjoyment. And that is no more true virtually anywhere than the Coteau des Prairies region.

This article wasn’t a blog post per se, but North Dakota Tourism recently ran a promotion in the ‘Group Travel’ section of their website for our local Rutland community. ND Tourism features a different community from around the state monthly. Coteau des Prairies Lodge was described as a ‘hidden gem’ with a ‘grand view of the surrounding area’. The article has since been replaced on their website by a new featured community, but we posted the article on our own blog for our readers. Click here for the post. Click here for the ND Tourism Group Travel page.


Dakotafire is a really cool new journalism project focusing on the James River Valley area of North and South Dakota. They publish a magazine and they have developed an online community for area voices to support and enrich our rural trade area. If you are from the James River Valley area and haven’t heard about it, you should probably check it out. They recently ran an article in their magazine and on their blog titled ’10 Dakota Day Trips’. We made the top of the list! But it looks like there are some other nice day trips to be made right around here. The list actually included a number of attractions which would make nice day trips from the lodge: Nicollet Tower, Sica Hollow State Park, Fort Sisseton Historic State Park, Roy Lake State Park, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Wacipi (annual powwow), Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway and Fort Ransom State Park. That’s maybe something to think about when you are planning your vacation to Coteau des Prairies Lodge! Click here for the post.

Jay Callahan (jayhawkjourneys)

We had the genuine pleasure of having a young man by the name of Jay Callahan at the lodge last summer as a construction worker. Our General Contractor, Nate Rude, hired Jay for the job. Jay’s background is youth ministry and not construction, much less log construction. So he learned a lot on the job. It was a blast to have such a positive and fun guy around. He is also a blogger and he blogged about some of his experiences at the lodge. Some are quite amusing. You can read them here, here, here and here.

Coteau des Prairies Lodge

Of course, if you have been following us for awhile you know we have had an active blog on our own website dating all the way back to April 2011, which was even before we broke ground. We have made all kinds of fun posts since then and they are all archived here for your late night surfing enjoyment. There is even a page here with all of our blog videos so if you don’t like to ‘read the book’, you can ‘watch the movie’!

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