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. Inside the park 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.
Cross Country Ski Information
Listen to the wind whisper through the trees as you trek through one of Bemidji’s eight trail sites.
After your finished enjoying the beautiful scenery, warm up in our finish sauna or relax at the outdoor hot tub.
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 dnr rustic 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
Buena Vista ski hill: the top of the Continental Divide is only minutes away.
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.
*Bring in our Kohl’s resort cabin key or lodging receipt and receive a 10% off discount on lift tickets at Buena Vista Ski Hill.
Kohls Resort has the closest accommodations to the ski hill, just a few minutes away, traveling around Big Turtle lake.
Bring a family member that is in the military, active or retired, and receive our Kohl’s Resort Military discount. It’s our way of saying, THANK YOU.
If you’re a little sore from skiing all day, soothe your muscles in our year round outdoor hot tub open [from 10am to 10pm daily]. Soothe your cares away in our Finnish sauna while your kids hit the indoor pool or play in the arcade corner.
Bemidji Area Ice Fishing
Catch the big ones. Fish Big Turtle Lake, right in front of your cabin. Bring your own house and try your luck on one of the other lakes in our 7 lake chain. And within 30 minutes are 30 different lakes for fishing.
Need more info on other hot fishing spots? We’ll send you to Tabor’s Bait where Ron and Pam will direct you to where the fish are biting. Muskie, Walleye, Northern Pike, Crappies or Panfish. They will set you up with the proper bait and help you find that great spot. Let the memories begin. If you need an ice fishing guide, just give us a call and we can set you up with one.
First ice on can be the best time for ice fishing. But be careful. First ice is usually the first week of November. By the Christmas season, we will have 3 – 6″ of ice depth, and you are now usually fully able to drive on the lake. 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, but if you need to borrow an ice auger for cutting on our chain, Kohls resort can set you up with a gas one. Dress warm and have fun. Don’t forget, after a day on the ice, you can take a dip in the indoor pool or relax in the hot tub, or sauna.