Sunshine Hospitality Home

At  Sunshine Hospitality Home, we believe it is in challenging times like these that the power of hospitality and generosity is needed most of all. Whether our guests are traveling now or in the future, our team is ready to welcome them with the warmth and compassionate care they deserve on their journey of health. As the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, we are doing everything we can to ensure our guests’ safety and security. We take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene.   

Sunshine will be following the CDC guidelines and taking extra precautions for a safe reopening on Friday, May 15, 2020:  

  • We will open at 43% capacity, 6/14 rooms. In doing so we will be able to better maintain social distancing by having guests have their own living and kitchen areas.  

  • Visitor Restrictions – No outside visitors or children under the age of 18, as well as the closure of the exercise, play and music room.  

  • Guests will be contacted 24-hours in advance upon their requested arrival date regarding room availability. If a room is available, it is offered to the guest pending they can meet check-in requirements (Covid-19 screening tool, prioritizing guests who have immediate medical needs, guests who live 50 miles out to receive health care).   

Sunshine staff are available to support patients during this time to offer hospitality services and coordinate reservations with in-town hotel partners who are offering reduced rates if they need accommodations and our home is full or patients do not meet the current check-in requirements. 

Altru’s Sunshine Hospitality Home is a place of comfort, compassion and convenience for patients and their families who must travel for healthcare needs. Comfortable and homelike, the home allows individuals to stay close to their loved ones to assist with care, rehabilitation, home care teaching and support. It is conveniently situated west of Altru’s Columbia Road campus across from Sertoma Park (933 Duke Drive, Grand Forks, ND).

The Sunshine Hospitality Home is open to serve any person traveling to Grand Forks to fulfill their healthcare needs, no matter the healthcare provider. Your length of stay within the home can be as short as a morning or afternoon, one night or as long as needed depending on the family’s situation. The cost for an overnight stay is $40 per night. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

Guest Registration Hours: 1 - 10 p.m.

For more information, call 701.732.7900, fax 701.732.7910 or email Please ask your provider for a referral to the Sunshine Hospitality Home.

Sunshine Home


  • Family Lounge: large gathering area with television, fireplace and couches
  • Great Room: large living room with fireplace
  • Community Room: large living room with multiple tables for families to gather
  • Kitchen facility for guest use
  • Private Day Rooms (available for local residents also)
  • Individual sleeping rooms for overnight guests, each with a private bath
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Play/Game Room
  • Faith Room (non-denominational)
  • Music/Art Room (keyboard and string instruments available)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Convenient parking
  • Security System
  • Walking paths along the English Coulee
  • Sertoma Park conveniently located across the street
  • Close to Altru Hospital, Altru Cancer Center and several Altru Clinics

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How to Volunteer

Do you enjoy helping people feel welcome in a beautiful new facility? We have the perfect opportunity for you.

Altru’s Volunteer Services is seeking volunteers for the Sunshine Hospitality Home. Duties include registering guests, assisting with check-out, cleaning and restocking rooms. Volunteers will need to demonstrate computer skills, ability to be on their feet for long periods and provide a welcoming environment for patients and families. Shifts are weekdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 12-3 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

If you are interested in serving in this exciting new volunteer role, please fill out the adult volunteer application at With any questions, please contact us at 701.780.5125.

One-Year Anniversary Celebration

Sunshine Hospitality Home celebrated its first anniversary in July of 2019. Here is the video recap: