WHAT'S TO DO / WHAT IS OPEN IN 2020
18 holes over 6,535 yards with a par of 72 (Public)
2425 Birchmont Beach Rd NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
9 holes over 3,094 yards with a par of 36 (Municipal)
20857 Blackduck Lake Rd
Blackduck, MN 56630
Hiking and Biking
The Lost 40
350 year old trees and trail for hikers “old growth” or “virgin” timber that has been left to age without disturbance. The Lost 40 is 144 acres of untouched forest, including 30 acres of white pine-red pine forest and 20 acres of spruce fir forest, where some of the trees stand over 100 feet tall. This beautiful untouched section of the forest is the result of serendipity. Ask innkeeper for directions.
Norway Beach Bike Trails
Chippewa National Forest
15866 Norway Beach Road Cass Lake, MN 56633 218-835-3104
Beautiful sand beach with miles and miles of bike trails.
Fishing... Dixon Lake is a fantastic fishing Lake, connected to Big Winnie by the 3rd River, Winnie is just 10 miles from the inn. Awesome fishing with walleye, big crappie, bluegill, large perch, pike and Bass. The 670 acre Lake is undeveloped and offers a wide variety of weed beds and varying depths. Two inlets and one outlet flow gives fisherman many great options. Many guests get their trophy fish right off our dock.
Restaurants... Local restaurants offering take out food
58988 State Hwy 46
Blackduck, MN 56630
Gosh Dam Place
38589 Hwy 46
Deer River Minnesota
Hillcrest Supper Club
20250 Tepee Hill Ln NE,
Hines, MN 56647
Powerhouse Bar & Grill
12168 Co Rd 15,
Northome, MN 56661
Phone: (218) 897-5797
the Lady Slipper Scenic Byway and Camp Rabideau CCC Camp was recently awarded Landmark status as the best preserved CCC in the United States. you can take a guided tour from May through September and experience a unique part of our US history. The buildings remain as they were in the 1930’s and the equipment and furniture have been preserved. If you listen hard, you’ll even hear the camp cook ringing the dinner bell for the more than 200 young men who stayed at Rabideau CCC and built many of the buildings and roads you travel on.
Canoeing...Follow the same canoe routes used by the Ojibwe and early explorers on nine historical routes available in the Chippewa National Forest. Many streams and rivers offer limitless opportunities for scenic rides over the water, starting with the the 3rd river which flows from the south end of Dixon down to Lake Winnie. A nice day trip.
CCC Camps...Over the span of the CCC program, Minnesota had 148 camps with over 77,000 workers. The Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affairs created the Indian Emergency Conservation Work (IECW) program, which had a similar mission to the CCC but was run by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and recruitment done through tribal agencies. Projects included soil erosion management; forest restoration and development; bridge and infrastructure construction and maintenance; and water conservation and flood control. Specific examples of projects in Minnesota were: We have 2 within 13 miles of here.
The Chippewa National Forest is home to the highest breeding population of Bald Eagles in the lower 48 Unites States! Over 150 pairs of the magnificent birds live among the pines and lakes of the Forest. Eagles are often seen right from our dock soaring over the lake, perching in old growth trees. We have a healthy populations of this bird once threatened with extinction.
This photograph was taken by your innkeeper in early spring on the ski trails where we ski right under the nest. But not when they are nesting.
Cut Foot Souix Ranger Station
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Wed. – Sun.)
Naturalist programs Wed., Fri., Sat.
Enjoy the wildlife mounts and hands-on activities, take a short hike to the Mosomo Boat Landing or the Cut Foot Sioux Fishing Pier, don't miss the Old Cut Foot Sioux Ranger Station. Just 15 miles from the inn. Visitors can hike or drive to the Old Ranger Station throughout the year. king area
The hallowed Turtle Oracle Mound Just 20 miles from the inn, lies a highly very rare piece of Native American and national history. The Turtle Oracle Mound, which resides on the portage by Little Cut Foot Sioux lake, is one of the handful “intaglio effigies” ever recorded in the world. Also a hallowed battle ground where Ojibwe and Sioux fought, the Turtle Oracle Mound is considered one of the most important sites to our area’s aboriginal history and it's right here in our back yard.