Explore Minnesota’s Northwoods from our charming hotel in Bemidji

Soak up the serenity of the Northwoods when you stay at the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Bemidji, MN, located on the south shore of Lake Bemidji. Connected to the Sanford Center by an indoor walkway, our hotel makes the perfect choice for guests attending conferences or a BSU hockey game. Our location also offers easy access to Bemidji State University and to nearby nature trails, shopping centers, and restaurants. Here to catch walleye or bass on one of the area’s many lakes? Leave your boat and towing vehicle in our free parking area while you check out a local fishing guide service.

On arrival, you can pick up complimentary coffee, tea, and cookies in our lobby and stop to check your email using free Wi-Fi. When you're ready to unwind, drop by our outdoor patio for great views and lake breezes or enjoy a dip in the indoor pool and hot tub. Additional hotel services include a fitness center and a 24-hour business center. If you’re in search of a great meal, you’ll find delicious lunch and dinner options at The Tavern on South Shore, located next door. We also serve a free, hot breakfast featuring our signature waffles in our dining area.

Awards and recognitions

These acknowledgements recognize our hotel’s commitment to providing an exceptional guest experience.
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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, you can bring your own drinks and snacks to store and prep using the in-room mini fridge 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 standard room with a mini fridge and coffee facilities.

King Bed-Lakeview

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

2 Queen Beds

  •  312 ft²
  • 2 queen
  • 4 adults, 1 child
Stay within easy reach of Sanford Center events in this standard room with a mini fridge and free Wi-Fi.

2 Queen Beds-Lakeview

  •  312 ft²
  • 2 queen
  • 4 adults
For a weekend getaway, choose this standard room with a view of the lake, free Wi-Fi, and a free, hot breakfast.

Studio Suite-King Bed-Lakeview

  •  384 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 4 adults
Stretch out on the plush sleeper sofa in this open-concept suite boasting a seating area and Lake Bemidji views.

1 Bedroom Suite-King Bed

  •  384 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 4 adults
Book our one-bedroom suite, where your group can spread out in separate living and sleeping quarters.

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
A kitchenette, a dining area, and a living room help you feel right at home in our extended-stay suite.
Measuring 625 square feet, the meeting room at the Country Inn & Suites is perfect for informal business receptions or team huddles. In addition to thoughtful amenities like complimentary coffee and water service, 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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Set on the shores of Lake Bemidji in Minnesota’s Northwoods region, our hotel puts you close to top-notch outdoor recreation, a vibrant arts scene, and exciting festivals. For a breath of fresh air, you can lace up your sneakers and hit the Paul Bunyan trail, a 120-mile path that runs directly behind the hotel, or you can enjoy a round at one of the area’s picturesque golf courses. Before you leave town, snap a family photo in front of the giant Paul Bunyan and Babe statues, located just five minutes away in downtown Bemidji. Consider adding these popular attractions to your itinerary:

Itasca State Park

23.65 mi / 38.06 km from the hotel
In Minnesota’s oldest state park, you can explore lakes, spot wildlife, and wander trails beneath old-growth pines. Now a National Natural Landmark, the park is famous for containing the headwaters of the Mississippi River.

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
Open year-round, this park on Lake Bemidji’s northern shore provides a scenic setting where you can hike, swim, or stroll the boardwalks set along a conifer bog. You might also glimpse rare plants like lady’s slippers, insect-eating sundews, and dragon’s mouth.

Beltrami County Historical Society

1.37 mi / 2.21 km from the hotel
Preserving the region’s proud heritage, this facility offers educational tours and interactive exhibits that detail the county’s first settlers, its history of music and entertainment, and its 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 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.