Stay near Bemidji’s Best Attractions like BSU
From the Country Inn & Suites, Bemidji, you have easy access to the Sanford Center, home to local concerts and to the Bemidji State University Beavers hockey team. The university itself is only seven minutes away, making our hotel an ideal home base for BSU parents and prospects. While you’re in town, don’t miss out on a great photo opportunity with a statue of Paul Bunyan himself, a unique attraction standing tall near the shore of Lake Bemidji just five minutes from the hotel. For more information about what’s happening in the area, check the Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar
Convention Centers and University
- Bemidji State University (2.7 miles)
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.
Phone: +1 (218) 755-2001
- George W. Neilson Convention Center (connected to the hotel)
Located right next to the hotel in the Sanford Center complex, this convention center can accommodate 1,000 people for banquets, receptions, trade shows and other events.
Phone: +1 (218) 441-4013
- Sanford Center (connected to the hotel)
Home to the Bemidji State Beavers hockey team, the Sanford Center also hosts concerts, rodeos, graduations and other events throughout the year.
Phone: +1 (218) 441-4000
- Beltrami County Historical Society (1.7 miles)
Founded in 1952, this organization seeks to actively preserve the area’s proud history and heritage. The facility also includes educational tours and interactive exhibits detailing the first settlers, the history of music and entertainment, and the county’s changing landscape.
Phone: +1 (218) 444-3376
- Paul & Babe (1.6 miles)
Celebrate Bemidji’s lumberjack history by taking a picture with this iconic statue of the hometown hero, Paul Bunyan, and his faithful companion, Babe.
Shopping and Entertainment
- Forestedge Winery (24 miles)
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.
Phone: +1 (218) 224-3535
- The Historic Chief Theater (1.6 miles)
See professional summertime shows at the renowned Historic Chief Theater, known for its quality shows and for casting both local and national actors.
Phone: +1 (218) 751-7270
- Paul Bunyan Mall (4 miles)
Visit this mall to peruse the wares of favorites like JCPenney and Kohl’s. If you’re feeling crafty, drop by Hobby Lobby, and then stop off at Dairy Queen to celebrate a successful shopping spree with a Blizzard.
Phone: +1 (218) 751-3195