Relax in Minnesota’s Northwoods at our charming Bemidji hotel

Look out over the south shore of Lake Bemidji and soak up the serenity of the Northwoods when you stay at the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Bemidji, MN. Connected to the Sanford Center by an indoor walkway, our hotel is perfect for guests attending conferences or a BSU hockey game. Our location offers easy access to Bemidji State University, nearby nature trails, shopping centers, and restaurants. Are you hoping to catch walleye or bass on one of the area’s many lakes? Check out a local fishing guide service, and remember that our ample free parking has plenty of room for vehicles towing boats.

Bemidji is an ideal family vacation choice, and we welcome your four-legged family members in our pet-friendly accommodations. You can enjoy the breeze on our outdoor patio with a lake view or a swim in our indoor pool. We offer a fitness center, a 24-hour business center, and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Complimentary coffee, tea, and cookies are available in the lobby, and we provide a free, hot breakfast featuring our signature waffles every morning. For delicious lunch and dinners, visit The Tavern on South Shore, located next door.

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Hospitality Excellence Award

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Bring your dog along to our pet-friendly hotel rooms and suites

Overlooking the crystalline waters of Lake Bemidji, our pet-friendly hotel offers spacious rooms and suites equipped with free Wi-Fi. If you’re in town for a hockey game, bring your own drinks and snacks to store and prep using the in-room refrigerator and microwave. Select accommodations include lake views, and you can upgrade to a suite for extras like a separate living room or an in-room whirlpool.

King Bed

  •  312 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 2 children
Gear up for hiking excursions at Itasca State Park in this room with a microwave, a fridge, and coffee facilities.

King Bed-Lakeview

  •  312 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 2 children
Savor a cup of coffee from the in-room facilities while taking in views of Lake Bemidji from this standard room.

2 Queen Beds

  •  312 ft²
  • 2 queen
  • 4 adults, 1 child
Stay next door to the Sanford Center in this room with a microwave, a refrigerator, and in-room coffee facilities.

2 Queen Beds-Lakeview

  •  312 ft²
  • 2 queen
  • 4 adults
Choose a comfortable standard room with a view of the lake, two queen beds, and free Wi-Fi.

Studio Suite-King Bed-Lakeview

  •  384 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 4 adults
Stretch out on the sleeper sofa and flip through a weekday newspaper or catch a show on the flat-screen TV.

1 Bedroom Suite-King Bed

  •  384 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 4 adults
Unwind in the comfort of a spacious living room with a sleeper sofa when you book our one-bedroom suite.

1 Bedroom Suite-King Bed-Lakeview

  •  384 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 4 adults
You can upgrade your stay in a suite with two HDTVs, a separate living room, and terrific views of Lake Bemidji.

Whirlpool Suite-King Bed-Lakeview

  •  384 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 3 children
For a romantic Lake Bemidji getaway, book a special suite with a two-person whirlpool and a view of the lake.

Extended Stay Suite-King Bed

  •  676 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
You can prepare and eat simple meals thanks to the kitchenette and dining area in our extended-stay suite.
Measuring 625 square feet, the meeting room at the Country Inn & Suites is ideal for team huddles and seminars with up to 40 attendees. In addition to free Wi-Fi, we offer ample free parking and convenient access to the adjacent Sanford Center and the George W. Neilson Convention Center. Before booking, be sure to ask about the special perks available through our Sports Approved Program.


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Located in Minnesota’s Northwoods and on the shores of Lake Bemidji, our hotel is close to many outdoor activities, a vibrant arts scene, hockey matches, festivals, and picturesque golf courses. For a breath of fresh air, lace up your sneakers and hit the Paul Bunyan trail, a 120-mile path that runs directly behind the hotel. To round out your visit, you can snap a family photo in front of the giant Paul Bunyan and Babe statues, located just five minutes away. Consider adding these local attractions to your itinerary:

Itasca State Park

23.65 mi / 38.06 km from the hotel
See where the Mississippi headwaters begin their journey to the Gulf of Mexico, or wander beneath old-growth pines at Minnesota’s oldest state park. Explore lakes, spot wildlife, and hike trails in the Wilderness Sanctuary, a National Natural Landmark.

Headwaters Science Center

1.44 mi / 2.32 km from the hotel
Spend time exploring more than 70 hands-on exhibits designed to teach scientific principles and concepts at this science center. You can make a harmonograph picture or, for a walk on the wild side, feed the snakes.

Lake Bemidji State Park

5.1 mi / 8.21 km from the hotel
A year-round playground, this park on the northern shore of the lake is home to rare lady’s slippers, insect-eating sundews, and dragon’s mouth plants. You can hike, swim, stroll a boardwalk along a conifer bog, or see an occasional black bear.

Beltrami County Historical Society

1.37 mi / 2.21 km from the hotel
Preserving the area’s proud history and heritage, the facility includes educational tours and interactive exhibits detailing the first settlers, the history of music and entertainment, and the county’s changing landscape.

Bemidji State University

1.61 mi / 2.59 km from the hotel
Located on the shores of Lake Bemidji, this public university is quickly making a name for itself through rigorous writing programs, which feature courses in Weblogs, wikis, and content writing. The BSU Beavers hockey teams are also well known.

Forestedge Winery

20.39 mi / 32.82 km from the hotel
This winery sits right on the edge of the Paul Bunyan State Forest. Sip rhubarb wine while you walk through the gardens or relax on the cobblestone patio.
927 Lake Shore Drive NE, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601, United States

Located on the south shore of Lake Bemidji, our hotel is two miles from downtown and three miles from US 71/US 2. Paul Bunyan Transit provides bus service in the city, and taxis, car rentals, and ride-share services are also available. Bemidji Regional Airport (BJI) is about a 15-minute drive from the hotel.

From Bemidji Regional Airport (BJI)

By car:

Depart the airport on Moberg Drive and turn left onto US 2 Old. Stay in the left lanes to merge onto Highway 197/US 2 Old. At Bemidji Avenue, turn right to stay on Highway 197/US 2 Old. After 2.4 miles, turn left onto First Street, then left onto Grant Avenue. At the traffic circle, take the second exit onto Lake Shore Drive. The hotel will be on the right.