Workers who were involved in the hotel’s construction were plagued by the feeling that they were not working alone. They would smell the heavy aroma of cigar even when there was nobody smoking. As the workers tore away the old walls to make way for the new inn, they would hear strange sounds and noises which were similar to that of moaning.
Guests of the inn are often reminded that they were not alone in the inn. Most of the time, guests’ items would come up missing. Some of these items were found placed in other areas. Although the ghosts are very friendly, they are often mischievous. The inn’s dining room is one of the most haunted parts of the house.
Sage Hill Bed and Breakfast was established in 1996 by a husband and wife team who dreamt of someday owning their very own bed and breakfast and restaurant. Although they had a shoestring budget and no formal training, they went on to purchase and renovate an old schoolhouse and transformed it into a successful bed and breakfast.
The building has since been remodeled but it still retains the essence of the original schoolhouse. The original building or the schoolhouse was built in 1928 and was named the “White School”. It was one of the first schools in North Dakota and was named after Samuel White, a colonel who led a battalion during the Spanish-American War. The school was very advanced for its time. It has a hot shower for girls and boys and has a wind generator for power. The school closed in 1968 due to the declining population in the area.
The former classrooms of the school have been fashioned into spacious guest rooms. Each of the rooms has been recently refurbished and comfortable furnishings have been added. There are three rooms available for guests to choose from; the Canterbury room, the Gibson room, and the Chokecherry room.
Sage Hill offers guests home-cooked lunch and dinner to guests on a 24-hour advance reservation and entrees are pre-ordered. The owners of the bed and breakfast, Jackie and Brad, are self-taught chefs and by various experimentations, were able to develop their own style and concoct sumptuous dishes. The dining area seats 20 people and offers panoramic views of the countryside.
The school’s gymnasium has been converted into a reception hall that can accommodate 75 people. Sage Hill was awarded the Blue Ribbon status for high-quality standards for cleanliness and food.
Things to Do
What is there to do in North Dakota? You will be surprised at all the things you can do there. People who love the outdoors and adventure will enjoy a lot of things in Anamoose, North Dakota. The Maah Daah Hey Trail winds through the North Dakota Badlands and is great for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the National Buffalo Museum will allow visitors to bond with the roaming buffalos in the prairie.
North Dakota has more golf courses per capita compared to any other state in the country. Some of the most popular golf courses are the Hawktree at Bismarck and Bully Pulpit at Medora. Guests who want to spend some money on casinos can go to the 4 Bears Casino and Lodge, Spirit Lake Casino and Resort, as well as Prairie Knights Casino and Resort. Looking for entertainment? There is the Dickinson Rec Center, Fargodome, Scheels Arena and Fargo Civic Center. All of these places hold shows, concerts, sporting events, trade shows, community events, and corporate functions.
- Canterbury room starts at $100
- Gibson room starts at $100
- Chokecherry room starts at $100