45 Best New Midwest Spots to Play, Eat & Stay: 2010
Medora, North Dakota: Rough Riders Hotel
This much-awaited renovation transforms the lodging scene in Medora with attractive, affordable rooms available year-round -- and a great restaurant to match. Try to snag Room 501, with seven windows overlooking the badlands. From $89 (800/633-6721).
(A version of this story appeared in Midwest Living® January/February 2010.)