Stay near BSU and Bemidji's top attractions

From the Country Inn & Suites, Bemidji, you have easy access to Northern Minnesota's best things to see and do, including Lake Bemidji, located just behind our hotel. Adjacent to the hotel, the Sanford Center is the area's top spot for local concerts and is also home 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 statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, unique attractions standing tall near the shore of Lake Bemidji and located just five minutes from the hotel. For more information about what's happening in the area, check the Chamber of Commerce events calendar.
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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.

George W. Neilson Convention Center

0.02 mi / 0.03 km from 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.

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox Statues

1.28 mi / 2.05 km from the hotel
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

3.04 mi / 4.89 km from the hotel
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.