Historic Mansion Suite for Rent on Lake Elsie in North Dakota

Hankinson, North Dakota (United States)

Historic Mansion Suite for Rent on Lake Elsie in North Dakota

1 unit
3 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
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  • Private Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Barbecue
This enchanting suite rental is located in a historic mansion on Lake Elsie in Hankinson, North Dakota. The suite consists of the entire third floor of the mansion and can accommodate three guests. There is a luxurious California King Bed with a twin bed in an adjoining room, a perfect setup for a couple with a child. In the bathroom, guests will find a toilet, a sink, a shower, and a separate jetted jacuzzi bath tub. Linens and towels are provided.

A cozy reading area under an A-frame ceiling and an old-fashioned fainting sofa provide a wonderful setting for a mid-afternoon wind-down. A portion of the wall features rustic exposed brick, which adds to the historical charm. Outside, there is a private walk-out balcony facing the lake with a table and chairs, inviting guests to enjoy a cup of coffee in the crisp North Dakota air.


  • Queen-size bed
  • Electricity
  • Linens and pillows
  • Parking
  • Dining table
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Private Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • Fire pit
  • Sun room
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Deck/Patio
The mansion owns 463 feet of private shoreline on Lake Elsie, which it extends to its guests, offering them private lake access. Glampers will also enjoy luxuries such as air conditioning and Wi-Fi service, so they can enjoy the serenity of the lake without sacrificing modern comforts. Breakfast is served daily on the first floor, included in the stay, and there is free parking.

Guest Services

Breakfast is included and served daily on the first floor.

Location + Surroundings

This secluded waterfront property is located on Lake Elsie in Hankinson, North Dakota. Colonel R.H. Hankinson came to the area in 1871 and built this mansion on the shores of the tranquil water. The lake itself was actually named after Elsie Hankinson, the daughter of the town's founder. The home is one hour away from Fargo, North Dakota and a mere 20 minutes away from Dakota Magic Casino.

Hankinson does have four distinct seasons with significantly different temperatures, so it is recommended to plan a trip's timing with seasonal preferences in mind.


  • Swimming
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Fishing
  • Meditation
  • Wildlife watching

Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the private lake access by going swimming, boating, paddle boarding, canoeing, or fishing. In addition, it is always enjoyable to walk or bike the paths around the lake and into town. The patio creates the perfect spot for sunset-viewing, and a few steps further there is an outdoor fireplace where everyone can gather together to close out the night with some fireside conversation. For that extra boost of total relaxation, Lake Elsie is a perfectly tranquil environment for practicers of yoga and meditation. The Chahinkapa Zoo is only 22 miles away from the glampsite as a truly wild excursion option.

When hunger strikes, head to the Dakota Drive Inn, an old fashioned drive-in style family run restaurant with friendly service and delicious American cuisine.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 03:00 AM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • No Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.

Additional Information

No pets, no children, and no smoking are allowed.

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