Your Premier Northern Minnesota Family Resort

Create Lifelong Memories

We have what you need to create an unforgettable vacation in the Northwoods of Bemidji!

Escape Reality & Connect with Nature

Our Minnesota family resort is nestled in the beautiful Buena Vista State Forest. We're located just 12 miles north of Bemidji. Discover a Northern Minnesota cabin that offers pristine interiors. We have a variety of lodging options – including multiple large family reunion cabin rentals – that are perfect for all occasions! Whether you are looking for a place to escape with the kids or want to host a family reunion, you are sure to find the perfect accommodations that fit your needs at our beautiful lake resort.

Kohl’s Resort is the Gem of the North


Family Resort
Great Fishing

Here at Kohl’s it’s all about the family and the memories you make. There’s truly something for everyone – and the fishing is great!


Cabins &
Poolside Suites

Escape the city life and enjoy your stay in the beautiful Northwoods of Minnesota. We have 23 cabins and 2 poolside suites.


Resort Activities
& Water Toys

We have MANY amenities that are included with your stay. Have fun on the water, play games or relax in a hammock by the beach!



Satisfy your hunger (or thirst) with pizza, craft beer, craft wine and so much more! Located on Big Turtle lake and accessible by boat!


We’re a dog friendly resort – bring your furbabies with you!

Woodlands Putt Putt Mini Golf Course


The Woodlands
Putt Putt Mini Golf

A nine hole mini golf course onsite for you to enjoy while on vacation at Kohl's Resort! Our newest amenity is going to help our guests embrace the beauty of the northwoods while they putt along the gorgeous tall pines in the “Woodlands at Kohl's Resort.”


Kohl’s Resort is the Gem of the North

Wake up from a wonderful night’s rest, grab a fresh cup of coffee, and watch the early morning sun warm up the rippling waters of Big Turtle Lake. Nature lover’s can wander into one of the four state forests (Lake Bemidji, Lost 40, Lake Itasca and Buena Vista) bordering Kohl’s Resort for miles of trails and discover the raw beauty of the Northern Minnesota wilderness.


Relax, Unwind & Experience

Spend the day at the beach, challenge your family to a game of shuffleboard or disc golf and enjoy the sunset. Settle in to enjoy a magnificent Big Turtle Lake sunset before gathering around the fire pit with a bag of marshmallows and stories to be told.

Testimonials from Resort Guests

Kohls Resort Cabin

We stayed here and had a wonderful time. The owners are helpful and welcoming. There are many things available for guests to do--swimming, fishing, canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, ping pong, pool. Our cabin was wonderful. It was fully stocked with everything we needed.

Sheryl H

“A wonderful place for our family reunion.”
Kohls Resort Cabin

Wonderful place to visit! This was our first and defiantly not our last visit to Kohls Resort. The family that owns it is so very nice and inviting.. The cabin was very nice, clean and roomy... The pool and hot tub was very nice and a beautiful veiw from the outside hot tub..

Jennifer T.

Great family getaway!
Nancy Brady

Kohl’s Resort has become our favorite place to get away. From the first moment we arrive, we are relaxed. The beautiful views and sunsets alone are good for the soul. The resort layout allows you to join in on the many fun activities that are available, or spend some quiet time by your fire or on the deck. The cabins are clean, spacious and comfortable. Ashley and Brian are so welcoming and friendly and take care of any questions. We recommend Kohl’s Resort to everyone!

Nancy Brady – ND