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“Far from perfect” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Kohl's Resort
Kansas City, Missouri
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Far from perfect”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

Nice cabins but ours was not clean. Also we were not informed that to get to the dock from our cabin would require walking down STEEP steps... and a LOT of them. This wasnt easy for my wife. The lake was nice but I would not stay at this resort again.

Owners were not the most friendly either. (just giving our honest opinion) We have been to a lot of resorts over the past 35 years and I can not remember when we have experienced such "coldness" from resort owners.

By the way we stayed here with a couple of friends of ours and they felt the exact same way.

Room Tip: If you don't mind a dirty cabin and walking down steep steps to the dock and also being brushed...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank David J
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debbieeickhorst, Owner at Kohl's Resort, responded to this review, November 5, 2016
David,
I recently deleted my response and am placing a new one. We do apologize for the way you felt treated as a guest at our family resort. We try to give guests a great experience, hoping they feel at home with us. I was not well, having a serious infection due to a fall. It's not an excuse. We want you to know we have hired a manager and an assistant manager to ensure the best guest experience. We feel confident this will be a positive move for us. We would like to change your experience. Please call and we will make it right. We would like you to try us again. Thanks so much!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

Kohl's has been around since 1948. It's been owned by the current couple for 10 years. Beautiful cabins, store, gift shop, rolling terrain, 1600 acre lake, fire pits, BBQ's, boat rentals, launching ramp, fuel, bait, water toy's, etc. Many of the water toys and beach amenities are free. Nice owners, nice guests. A feel good family place. The larger the city in which you live, the more you'll love this place.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank baghandler
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debbieeickhorst, Owner at Kohl's Resort, responded to this review, November 5, 2016
Thanks for your kind words. We are truely lucky to be here. We are happy you enjoyed the quiet surroundings with lots of amenities for your family to do. Thanks again!
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Memphis, Tennessee
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

No complaints whatsoever. This is by far the best resort we've ever stayed at in MN. (And yes I've stayed at quite a few.)

Exceptionally clean. Very professional and friendly staff. And fun things to do that are all included!!! Bikes, paddle boards, canoes, hot tub, indoor pool, Lounge chairs.. And I could go on and on.

Please, if you are looking for a great place to stay, choose Kohls. It's family owned and well worth your business.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lsberry
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debbieeickhorst, Owner at Kohl's Resort, responded to this review, November 5, 2016
Thanks for your kind words. We are always looking to improve. We are glad you had great experiences and created fond memories!
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Oulu, Finland
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147 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were at the resort in a group of 5 persons (three sharing one lodge and two in another) for a short stop. The cabins are really nice and well kept. There are enoug everything inside for cooking, relaxation, sleeping etc. The yard looked inviting (not spent time there because there was still snow on the grounds) and I can imagine that it can be truly beautiful in summer.

The only tiny minus point was the pools/sauna area. It was the beginning of the season and the owners didn't yet had properly opened it or cleaned it. It was dark, dusty and damp and even though we were invited to use the facilities, none of us went there after seeing it. Maybe it works in summer. This however was a minor issue, but dropped my rating from 5 to 4.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Anthropol_FI
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debbieeickhorst, Owner at Kohl's Resort, responded to this review, November 5, 2016
Thanks for your kind words. I hope you try us again. We have updated our pool area with new carpet and the walls were all renewed. There have also been updates to our pool bathrooms and we are creating a new lodge check in next to the pool. We appreciate your taking time for a review.
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Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

I always love going to Kohls. The whole family does. We've bin going every year for the last 10 years. Twice a year if we are really lucky! ( I almost don't want to tell you this, in case they would ever have to tell us they were all booked up!) The wood cabins look warm and rustic, but with all the amenities a modern traveler would want, including heated floors. (Very nice on cold winter mornings!) The wood stairs have railings made from tree trunks with some of the smaller branches left on for added texture and they look really cool. We were there with extended family in the winter. Jim and Debbie always help us find anything we need, be it a buisness in town or and extra cake pan for a birthday. We go skiing, downhill at a nearby lodge, and cross-country at the nearby trails. We go snowmobiling right from the cabin onto the beautiful lakes and trails. We've spotted beaver and swans on the small spots of open water on the lake and a huge Ospreys nest on a telephone pole on the way into town. Not to mention all the deer and eagles and even a porcupine on the trails. At night we take a few laps in the pool and then relax in the outdoor hot tub. If we are lucky, it will be snowing while we do this, perfect! Back at the cabin, with the fire place going we watch the snow fall on the lake. The beds are warm and comfy and I always get a great nights sleep there. We've gone in the summer too, fishing and boating. The kids loved Debbies scavenger hunt! And the kids and the adults loved these things that were like stand-up paddle boards, that you could self-propell by rocking back and forth. They were a blast, but I forget what they were called. No matter how long we stay, we are always sad when we have to go home! Being there always makes me wish I could move there.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Janel R
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debbieeickhorst, Owner at Kohl's Resort, responded to this review, November 5, 2016
Janel,
Thanks for your kind words. Your family is always welcome. We always feel you make our other guests feel welcome too. You are missed when you leave. Thanks again!
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Dubuque, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

The hospitality of Kohl's Resort is top notch!! Deb and Jim are wonderful hosts and are always willing to help and share their time with you!! If there is something you may need, just ask. Deb and Jim will give you the info you need or direct you to where you can find the info or item. We have spent at least the last 9 years snowmobiling in the Bemidji area and look forward to going back next year! The cabins are very clean and spacious. Cabin #20 is huge and accommodates the 10-12 people in our group. Bedrooms are just the right size for all our needs. The 3 bathrooms are clean and greatly appreciated with this number of people. The pool is great, but the hot tub, after a day's ride, is fabulous!! We have meet some very nice people, also staying at Kohls, sitting in the hot tub. Snow angels are usually seen around the hot tub, Our evenings are spent grilling our supper meal on the charcoal grill, time in the pool and hot tub, and finishing off the night by watching other snowmobiles crossing the lake, watching a good movie, or just relaxing.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DubuqueFamily
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Omaha, NE
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

It has been nine years since our family has been to Minnesota for a fishing trip. It was a great time coming back to Minnesota, with our grown sons, for a week of family time and tons of fishing. The cabin was spotless when we arrived. The view from the screened in porch and deck overlooking the lake was wonderful. Plus, to the guys on the trip, the fishing was excellent. They caught Northerns, walleye, bass and my personal favorite, the pan fish. We actually had to eat five meals of Northerns so we could go back out fishing again, plus brought enough fish home to have a fish fry with family. There were so many available activities for families that looked like a lot of fun. However, with three fishermen, it was out in the boat first thing in the morning and coming in after the sunset. The scenery was wonderful and the stay was great. It was decided to save the money we had left over to start the vacation fund for next year! We would definitely come back to Kohl's Resort!

Don and Shirley Knight

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ShirleyKnightOmaha
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Additional Information about Kohl's Resort

Property: Kohl's Resort
Address: 15707 Big Turtle Drive NE, Bemidji, MN 56601
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 #1 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Bemidji
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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