Sitting in the Heart of Lake Sakakawea, the Garrison Dam, and the Missouri River
New Life For An Old School
Visiting Riverdale High Lodge is like a journey into the past. Our hotel, restaurant, and events venue are located in the building that was once Riverdale High School. We're bringing new life into an important historical place.
Revitalizing Riverdale High School
Riverdale High School was built in 1948, but it was closed down in 1992. Faced with the high costs of maintaining a large building, the city of Riverdale sold memberships to the gymnasium and weight room.
In February of 2008, the city put the building up for sale. Together with his wife, Jane, Lee Bertsch of Bertsch Construction in Bismarck bought the building and began renovating it. They opened the Knights Bar and Grill and Riverdale High Lodge to the public on April 18, 2008. Almost 10 years later, we're still going strong.
Today, the old high school houses Riverdale High Lodge, an innovative complex with something for everyone. Everything is locally owned and family operated, and you'll always receive superb service.