The Old School Bed and Breakfast of Arnegard, North Dakota, is a unique place to stay. It was one literally a schoolhouse. In 1963, due mainly to waning enrollment, the county voted to close the high school. Elementary classes were held at the school until 1976 when the school was closed for good. A small time afterward, the building was deeded to the city of Arnegard. Some time after that, the city deeded the building and a portion of the school grounds to a group known as The Friends and Alumni of the Old School. During the period that this group owned the facility, there was a roller skating rink, rural library and meeting areas located within the building. It has undergone a great deal of restoration and renovation for the purpose of housing a Bed & Breakfast.
All room offer a Jucuzzi whirlpool tub and Select Comfort Sleep Number beds. In addition to the four room, Primary Grades, Lower Grades, Intermediate Grades and Upper Grades, the Old School Bed and Breakfast offers a game room, library, media room and reading room.
The small but intimate library contains in the neighborhood of five thousand volumes with everything from textbooks, fiction and non-fiction disabled dating as far back as the late 1800’s to a considerable assortment of paperback books. A good number of the books will be available for you to read during your stay with some of the more rare editions put behind glass for preservation. Some of these more collectable books include all of the Dick and Jane readers along with the teacher’s editions. If you select a paperback to read and do not finish it during your stay with please feel free take it with you and leave a twenty-five cent donation so the inn can keep well stocked in paperbacks.
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