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Revitalize your spirit here.

Spirit of the Badlands is a place to dream and explore. Located at the head of a canyon with beautiful expansive views, it invites reflection and encourages new beginnings. The mission of Spirit of the Badlands is to provide an experience that restores hope and revitalizes one’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual resources.


Encounter the solitude, magnificent beauty and rugged challenges of life in the  North Dakota Badlands. Embrace the opportunity to experience firsthand the inherent power of this stunning geography in our comfortable environment.


Spirit of the Badlands provides a great launching point for year round outdoor adventure either on-site, in the nearby Theodore Roosevelt National Park, or in the adjoining National Grasslands.


It is the ideal place for a renewing vacation with family and friends, or for restorative personal time.

"It was here that the romance of my life began.”

                                   Theodore Roosevelt

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Relax, meditate and reflect.

Allow personal contemplation, or share experiences with those

you love.

Handpicked Adventures

Quiet walks. Vigorous hikes. Star gazing. Immerse yourself in the rugged badlands or the stillness of nature's perfection.


In close proximity to Medora,

you're minutes from the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, museums, shops and entertainment. 

Home: Testimonials


Trina | Seattle, WA

Michelle | Atlanta, GA

Aidan | New York

“You can't be stressed

for long once you've

had the chance to be in nature here. It's just a wonderful, relaxing, beautiful place to be. ”

“Our family loved the

solitude, and the general sense of beauty and love that's very palpable in the landscape...the walks, the wind, everything!”

“I had a good time in the Badlands! This place is full of peace, serenity and beauty, surrounding you at all times.”

Afternoon Light

Explore. Dream. Soar.


Two Suites. Your Choice.

Stay in "The Edge", the lower level of the main home of your host, Pastor Roger Dieterle.

Or stay in "The Crossing", an upper level suite that is near, but separate from, the main house.  Reserve and enjoy either space as available year-round. Ask about weekly rates.

Learn more about each suite below.  Click on the image to go to each Suite's page.


Getting to Know You

Thank you for your interest in Spirit of the Badlands! 

Please use the form fields below to tell us about you and your visit. We look forward to meeting you!

Note: One night stays can only be booked 10 days or less from date of arrival.

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Getting Here

Spirit of the Badlands is just 10 minutes southwest of Medora, North Dakota.  We're 25 miles west of Belfield, North Dakota, via Interstate 94.  Avoid using GPS as it will take you to another site.

If approaching Medora from
the east via I-94:
  1. Continue past the first exit to Medora to Exit #23 (W. River Rd.)

  2. Turn left at the exit stop sign. Drive 1/2 mile on paved road under I-94.

  3. Turn left on the gravel road at the railroad crossing sign.

  4. Drive 3 miles south on the gravel road. Immediately past the 36th St. sign, you will cross a cattle guard and see a potbellied stove with a black mailbox numbered 3606. Take a left and proceed up the hill .6 miles.

If approaching Medora from the west via I-94:

  1. Take Exit 24 east. Turn left at stop sign to get on I-94 west.

  2. Take I-94 west 1 mile to Exit 23. Follow instruction 1-4 above.

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