Though many think of Minnesota lake resorts as being a summer escape, winter offers just as much fun! Minnesota winters are known for sparkling white landscapes, phenomenal ice fishing, and a plethora of exciting winter activities like snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Summertime is for hitting the water and soaking in the sun or strolling through shady woods to find lookouts that open up to gorgeous lake views. Every season has so many things to do in Bemidji!

There is no such thing as a bad day at Kohl’s Resort. Grab the kids and take one of our boat rentals out. A lot of people love knowing we have a sandbar on our lake - just out from the resort!! Or take a swim off the docks where we have an array of fun water toys but don’t miss any of our fun daily activities!! . We have something for everyone at one of the best lake resorts in Minnesota!

Sand Castle

Summer Activities

SUNDAY:
Kids Treasure Hunt – Stop by the Lodge anytime to pick up your clues. Can be brought back anytime by Tuesday for your prize!

7 – 9 p.m. Bonfire & S’mores Night – Enjoy a fire overlooking the lake at our Sunset View Fire Pit in front of Liar’s Lounge. S’MORES KITS TO GO!

MONDAY:
10:30 a.m. Sandcastle Contest – Get your team together & meet at the beach!

**RSVP your children for Wednesday’s Woodlands Friends Party (sign up in lodge or Text: 218-243-2131)

TUESDAY:
All Day Photo Hunt – Stop by the Lodge anytime to pick up your clues. Bring a phone to snap some photos and make a collage. Bring back photos by Thursday for your prize!

2 p.m. Woodland Putt Putt Competition – Meet at the Woodlands Mini Golf Course on the backside of the Resort for a putting challenge. Prize for weekly winner and overall summer competition winner will get an Apparel Package + $150 off the next vacation at Kohl’s Resort.

WEDNESDAY:
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Woodlands Friends Party – Drop your kids off at the Lodge for supervised Activities (parents welcome to stay if they want). Painting Kits, Outside Games and a snack will be provided.

THURSDAY:
2 p.m. B-I-N-G-O – Live at the A-Frame! PRIZES (fun for everyone).

FRIDAY:
11:00 a.m. Minnow Races – Join us outside Liar’s Lounge!

ALL WEEK:
Medallion Hunt (M-F) – Clues posted outside of lodge daily at 9:00 a.m. Winner gets to keep the coveted Medallion and if found, bring into the Lodge for $20 in Lodge Credit for anything you want.

Kids Fishing Contest – See Lodge for details – Treats for all participants!

Multi-Species Fishing Contest – See Lodge for details. – Big Annual Prizes!

Cornhole

Summer Amenities

There is no such thing as a bad day at Kohl’s Resort. Grab the kids and take one of our boat rentals out. A lot of people love knowing we have a sandbar on our lake - just out from the resort!! Or take a swim off the docks where we have an array of fun water toys but don’t miss any of our fun daily activities!! We have something for everyone at one of the best lake resorts in Minnesota!

Marina

  • Aqua Park – Water Obstacles
  • Water Trampoline – Rockit Water Toy
  • Tubes & Water Slide
  • Beach Toys, Beach Music
  • Water Platform & Diving Raft
  • Boat and Pontoon Rentals
  • Kneeboard & Water Ski’s
  • Towing Tubes and Ropes
  • Paddle Boat
  • Row Boat
  • Kayaks
  • Stand Up Paddle Boards – Oars and Paddles
  • Canoes
  • Hammocks
  • Beach Lounges
  • Fun Bugs
  • Log Rolling
  • Bait – Minnow, Nightcrawlers, Leeches, Lures
  • Landing Nets and Live Baskets
  • Fish Cleaning Facilities and Minnow Buckets
  • 3 Bays of Beach
  • Life Jackets and Boat Cushions
  • Boat Ramp – Electric on all Docks

Resort Amenities

  • The Woodlands Putt Putt
  • Shuffleboard
  • 10 Holes of Disc Golf
  • 9 Hole Miniature Golf Course
  • Volleyball Net
  • Playground
  • Hockey Net
  • Basketball Hoop
  • Permanent Laddergolf & Cornhole
  • Ping Pong
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hammocks
  • Gameroom
  • Pond
  • Horseshoes
  • Grills
  • Bocce Ball
  • Firepits
  • Lawn Games
  • Giant Jenga
  • Board Games
  • Fat Tire Bikes
  • Hiking Trails

Kids, kids, and more kids!

Keeping the kids involved with the activities allow you to have a break... Relax, and enjoy your time here at Kohl's.

Family, Family & More Family

Here at Kohl's its all about the family and the memories you make. We have tons of activities to keep you or your kids busy. If activities isn't what you wanna do than do not worry. Relaxation and a simple sunset is all you need.

KEEPING YOU BUSY

We have so many activities to keep you and your family busy. Now the great thing about it is that you do not have to do any of these activities its just an amazing feeling to have options while on your true north summer vacation.

When you first arrive at Kohl's you will be greeted with a list of activities we provide here at Kohl's. Check out a full list of activities below.

Winter Activities

Though many think of Minnesota lake resorts as being a summer escape, winter offers just as much fun! Minnesota winters are known for sparkling white landscapes, phenomenal ice fishing, and a plethora of exciting winter activities like snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Summertime is for hitting the water and soaking in the sun or strolling through shady woods to find lookouts that open up to gorgeous lake views. Every season has so many things to do in Bemidji!

Snowmobile Information

What’s better than a toasty night in front of the fireplace? Wake up to a fresh coating of snow. Have a hearty breakfast, then hit one of the many trails leading away from the resort.

The trail that leads to Itasca State Park is an excellent choice traveling through the tall pine forest. Once in the park, you’ll be treated to the serenity that only virgin timber trails can give you.

Kohl’s Resort is connected to 1000’s of miles of trails. You’ve made the effort to get here and you will be rewarded with beautiful scenery, groomed trails and no crowds. A comment we hear a lot is, “Our group went for hours and we only saw a few other sleds.”

Family Snowmobile Trail
Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Ski Information

Listen to the wind whisper through the trees as you trek through one of Bemidji’s eight trail sites.

After you're finished enjoying the beautiful scenery, warm up around the fireplace in a warm northern Minnesota cabin.

These trails vary from 2k to 50k. Don’t worry if you are a beginner or pro, these trails are designed for every level of expertise. It’s easy to rent your equipment right here in Bemidji. Bemidji Area Trail Maps .Right outside the resort grounds you can venture into the woods and head towards state forests and the county park. There are a few miles of natural trails or try the many miles of rustic DNR wilderness roads. Ski down onto Big Turtle Lake. As you cross the snow covered ice, head to the closest island (Farm Island) and do a little exploring. While you are out on the lake, stop by a few of the ice fisherman and see if anything is biting.

Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding

Wake up and enjoy breakfast in front of your very own fireplace. Then prepare your family for a full day of fun at Buena Vista’s 16 downhill runs, tubing and snowboard parks, or horse drawn rides.

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Kohls Resort has the closest accommodations to the ski hill, just a few minutes away, traveling around Big Turtle lake.

After a day of skiing, relax in our heated indoor pool and take an adventure back in time with our Arcade of over 4000 classic arcade games.

Snowboarding
Ice Fishing

Bemidji Area Ice Fishing

Catch the BIG ONES! Fish Big Turtle Lake, right in front of your cabin. Bring your own portable or wheel house right down our boat launch and try your luck on one of the other lakes in our five lake chain. And within 30 minutes are 30 different lakes for fishing. Minnesota is, afterall, the state of 10,000 lakes!

If you need an ice fishing guide, just give us a call and we can set you up with one. We have guides that run through our resort as well as guides on many other area lakes.

But be careful. First ice is usually the first week of November. By the Christmas season, we will have 4 – 8″ of ice depth, and you are now usually fully able to drive on the lake with an ATV or snowmobile. Once we hit 12” of ice, pickup trucks can drive right out on our plowed ice road right out of our private boat launch. The last week of game fishing, which is the last week of February, we normally have 3 solid feet of ice to cut through. Bring your own gear or we can line you up with a guide. Dress warm and have fun. Don’t forget, after a day on the ice, you can take a dip in the heated indoor pool.