Catch an Event at the Sanford Center Located On Site
During your time at the Country Inn & Suites, you have easy access to the Sanford Center, home to local concerts and events along with the Bemidji State Beavers’ hockey team. The university itself is only seven minutes away, making our hotel an ideal place to stay if you’re touring the campus or visiting a loved one attending school. While you’re in town, be sure to experience Bemidji’s charm by watching a local production at the Paul Bunyan Playhouse or brushing up on your history at the Beltrami County Historical Society. Don’t miss out on a great photo opportunity with Paul Bunyan himself, standing tall near the shore of Lake Bemidji just five minutes away from the hotel. For information about what’s happening in the area, check the Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar
Make time to visit these favorites:
- 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, music, entertainment and the county’s changing landscape.
Phone: +1 (218) 444-3376
- 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 Beavers’ hockey teams are also well known.
Phone: +1 (218) 755-2001
- Forestedge Winery (24 miles)
This winery sits right on the edge of the Paul Bunyan State Forest, and it provides an unrivaled atmosphere for sipping rhubarb wine while you walk through the gardens or relax on the cobblestone patio.
Phone: +1 (218) 224-3535
- 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
- Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox Statues (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.
- Paul Bunyan Mall (4 miles)
Visit this mall to peruse the wares of favorites like JCPenny and Kohl’s. If you’re feeling crafty, drop by Hobby Lobby, and stop off at Dairy Queen to celebrate a successful shopping spree with a Blizzard.
Phone: +1 (218) 751-3195
- Paul Bunyan Playhouse (1.6 miles)
This professional summer stock company—renowned for quality shows and casting both local and national actors—performs at the historic Chief Theater.
Phone: +1 (218) 751-7270
- 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