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Kohl's Resort
Reviewed February 27, 2012

Two of my friends and my two boys and I experienced one of the most enjoyable snowmobiling outings ever! We arrived at the resort on Friday and hit the unending beautiful trail system that is connected to the lake the resort is on. As most of our snowmobiling outings go we had our fair share of breakdowns but the serenity of the resort kept us in awsume spirits. Not only is this one of the most well kept resorts I have ever had the pleasure to stay at, but getting the personal touch and friendship from the ownerstopped off a wonderful weekend. I recommend this resort to everybody who wants a great resort experience!!!!

Sincerely,
Bob Mushitz

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Thank you for the most amazing Christmas week ever! We surprised our kids with a week long vacation at Kohls resort over Christmas. Our experience was fantastic. The owners are super nice. They gave us a gift upon arrival (because we booked for a week). Anything we needed, we just had to ask and they did their best to accomodate us. Everything was super clean and fresh. The cabin was beautiful with the log furniture and cozy fireplace.

We had our second experience ice fishing... I caught my first northern ever...at 24"!!! Our kids loved ice skating on the frozen lake and exploring the "beaver" island. We took a drive down the road to watch the otters playing by the bridge. Buena vista ski hill is just down the street and we took our kids skiing for their first time. They had a blast!

Our kids loved the pool and all the pool toys as well as the little arcade. And of course the hot tub is a must in the middle of winter!

Bemidji had plenty of restaurants to meet our needs, as well as most major retailers... for the min. shopping that we needed to do. Overall we had a fantastic experience.

Thanks again kohls!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

I fell in love with this place right away! Absolutely gorgeous!! My Husband took me here for our Anniversary and after being there for just one hour I told my husband " We HAVE to come back and bring Addison here!" There is TONS of activities for families! Chad and I went canoeing on the lake and the beautiful Minnesota view was breathtaking!!!(we are also from Iowa so to us it was amazing! haha) The owners are hard working, wonderful people who make you feel at home. The cabins are clean and in excellent condition. I have been looking for a place for our little family to come visit and I can say I have no doubt in my mind that we will be coming back to this resort! Thank You Kohl's Resort for making Chad and I's first anniversary special to us! We will definitely be seeing you guys again!! :)

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

One of the most over priced resorts in northern Minnesota. I have been renting cabins for over thirty years Kohls resort ranks near the bottom in value for your money. The owners of the resort lack the basics in hospitality . Very rude arrogant people

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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debbieeickhorst, Owner at Kohl's Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2011

We are sorry to have you feel this way. We have had several guests shake our hand this season and thank us for keeping our property in superior condition, including landscaping, additions to activities, and the condition of our cabins. Always updating and providing finer things like tile, hickory cabinets, and log furnishings. We hope to provide great value to our guests in giving them activities and perks that include an indoor pool. We pride ourselves in being affordable, not the most expensive stay, but not the cheapest out there.

We would ask that people searching for a vacation please read further to see other reviews. As an owner, we always strive to make our guests stay a most enjoyable one. Unfortunately we have received two poor reviews resulting from the same group stay in Sept.

You will find that most owners are very welcoming and not rude to guests as they are a very intregal part of their livlihood. We do apologize if our guests were offended during a conversation asking them not to continue driving 4 wheelers over grassy landscape areas on the resort property. We invite them onto our property but ask that roads are used for the vehicles. We actually do topdress and seed along with planting trees each spring and fall to keep a beautiful parklike setting for all our guests.

Thanks again for your consideration,
Debbie

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Reviewed September 3, 2011

This location is very nice and the cabins are in good shape. However, the owner of the resort lacks basic customer service skills and downgraded our overall experience. This resort is not cheap and I would expect those who spend good money to be treated with a little more respect. Rather, my family members were yelled at like children misbehaving. There is a way to treat people and this guy does not get it.
Come to Kohl's if you do not mind constant supervision and being scolded if you do not follow the imaginary set of rules Mr Kohl's Owner has in his head.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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debbieeickhorst, Owner at Kohl's Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2011

We are sorry to have you feel this way. We would ask that people searching for a vacation please read further to see other reviews. This guest has been coming back to our resort since 2007. That should tell you that they have enjoyed it over and over again.

As an owner, we always strive to make our guests stay a most enjoyable one. Unfortunately we have received two poor reviews resulting from the same group stay in Sept.

We do apologise and do not mean to offend our guests but we did ask them not to continue driving 4 wheelers over grassy landscape areas on our resort property. We do not feel that is being rule crazy. They are very damaging to the lawn areas and we have lost 1-2 year old trees as a result of 4 wheelers and snowmobiles. We invite them onto our property but ask that roads are used for all vehicles. We actually do topdress and seed along with planting trees each spring and fall to keep a beautiful parklike setting for all our guests.

We hope that most people will understand that this was blown out of proportion and most guests have a most wonderful stay with us. We hope you have a most wonderful stay wherever your travels may take you.

Thanks for your consideration,
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

We took our family vacation at Kohl's Resort in Bemidji, MN this year. We had not ever been to the area and enjoyed ourselves so much!

The resort was beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. We often felt as if we were the only ones there, although most cabins were full.

There are so many things to do at the resort that our children, 11 and 2, were busy every day. You could really do as much or as little as you wanted.

Our cabin was modest, comfortable and clean. The owners have literally thought of every detail to make your stay comfortable.

We reccomend this resort to others and would love to come back ourselves!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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debbieeickhorst, Owner at Kohl's Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2011

We are so glad you had a great week. Thanks for taking part in our activities and all the great conversation! Especially the cookout. You have a most enjoyable family and we look forward to your return.
Thanks again,
Debbie

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Reviewed August 23, 2011

My family just returned from another great week at Kohl's Resort. This was our second year joining another family for swimming, fishing, boating, and relaxing. We have tried other lake resorts in both Wisconsin and Minnesota, but have decided that we will never find a better place to spend a week. The cabins and grounds are very well maintained, the owners are wonderful, and the lake is beautiful. Kohl's has everything we want. The beach is fabulous and various activities are available such as the minnow race, sand castle building contest, and guided fishing. Aaron, the owner's son, guided us last year and we had a blast catching fish and learning the lake. This year, we took the Mississippi River canoe trip. It was awesome! It was relaxing and very scenic. Jim, the owner, transported the canoes and had lunch waiting for us at the midpoint of the trip. Kohl's is the best! We've already booked for next year.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Kohl's Resort

Address: 15707 Big Turtle Dr NE, Bemidji, MN 56601-7143
Location: United States > Minnesota > Bemidji
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Bemidji
Price Range: $119 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kohl's Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is a family resort in northern Minnesota. We have an indoor pool, outdoor Jacuzzi hot tub, sauna, and game room at the lodge. We are just north of the headwaters of the Mississippi River. We are located on a chain of three lakes with good fishing, and we have daily summer activities. We rent boats, and provide guests with canoe trips. We offer WiFi, cable, and non-motorized water sports included. Our cabins have full kitchens as well as air conditioning, gas fireplaces, and campfire pits. ... more   less 
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