The Bakken Lodge to host July grand opening BBQ

The newest apartment complex in Dickinson, The Bakken Lodge, will celebrate its official grand opening with a community barbeque to be held on July 14.

Bakken Lodge
The Bakken Lodge apartment complex in Dickinson has been renting units since February.
Jason O'Day / The Dickinson Press

DICKINSON — What is now The Bakken Lodge was originally built in 2012 by Rockpile Energy Services, which used it as company housing but no longer needed it as the oil boom faded. So the building was left vacant for about two years until the St. Cloud, Minnesota, based GC Real Estate Partners took over management of the complex in February of this year, renovated and renamed it The Bakken Lodge. The property is owned by two Minnesota investors.

The Bakken Lodge, located at 1167 14th St. W. in Dickinson, is hosting its official grand opening at 3:30 p.m. on July 14, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and free barbecue meal provided afterward in the complex gazebo. All members of the public are encouraged to attend.

“It’s really geared toward corporate and short term leases,” GC Portfolio Manager Laura Roy said. “We have traveling nurses in there, just a plethora of different people who need a fully furnished place to stay with everything included — either long term or temporarily.”

Roy said the business venture has been such a success that all units are currently occupied and there is a renter’s waitlist. She added that the Lodge is packed with amenities such as a community game room with a shuffleboard table, pool table, two dart boards, three big screen televisions, pub tables and an outdoor barbeque pit.

“Having these features keeps guys out of the bars and from getting in trouble,” Roy said. “They have everything they need right there at home.”


The apartment complex has a total of 48 units, all with two bedrooms and one and a quarter bathrooms. Free on site laundry is available. Prices range from $895 to $1,095 monthly based on the length of the lease term.

Jason O’Day is a University of Iowa graduate, with Bachelor’s Degrees in Journalism and Political Science. Before moving to Dickinson in September of 2021, he was a general news reporter at the Creston News Advertiser in southwest Iowa. He was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. With a passion for the outdoors and his Catholic faith, he’s loving life on the Western Edge. His reporting focuses on Stark County government and surrounding rural communities.
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