Housing and Dining

Campus

Participants are invited to stay in the university’s residence halls. Register by April 15.

Linden Suites are newly remodeled and air-conditioned. WiFi and high speed Internet are standard. Stay in comfort, close to Lake Bemidji and Diamond Point Park, and an easy walking distance from all Northwoods Writers Conference workshops and activities.

linden two person suite dimensions

Linden Hall has two-bedroom suites with private entrances adjoined by a shared bathroom.  Each floor has a comfortable lounge area and access to stoves and sinks. Once admitted to the conference, housing registration materials will be sent to you.  For more information about Linden Hall, please visit:  http://www.bemidjistate.edu/students/reslife/housing/residence_halls/linden/index.cfm  Only $28/night per person.

 

Birch Hall is also newly remodeled.  WiFi and high speed Internet are standard. Stay in comfort, close to Lake Bemidji and Diamond Point Park, and an easy walking distance from all Northwoods Writers Conference workshops and activities. Only $21/night for single occupancy.

Birch Single Room

A community bathroom is available on each floor with private showers.  Each floor has a comfortable lounge area and access to stoves and sinks. Once admitted to the conference, housing registration materials will be sent to you.  For more information about Birch Hall, please visit: http://www.bemidjistate.edu/students/reslife/housing/residence_halls/birch/

 

Families, including children, are also heartily welcome to stay at BSU. Participants may extend their stay in the residence halls beyond the conference dates. While here, family members are encouraged to enjoy the abundant recreational opportunities offered by BSU’s Outdoor Program Center and the surrounding Bemidji area.

Smoking is not permitted in residence hall and campus buildings. This includes residence hall rooms and public areas.

Off-Campus

Bemidji Offers excellent and varied accommodations at its many hotels, motels and resorts. Information is available from the Bemidji Chamber of Commerce (800-458-2223).


Dining

There are five meals included in the conference fee: Monday evening’s opening dinner, the Tuesday afternoon BBQ picnic in Diamond Point Park, a Friday evening lakeside picnic, Saturday breakfast, and Sunday morning’s closing breakfast.

On-Campus Dining
Bemidji State University Dining Services offers quality American cuisine and ethnic dishes.  Meal rates for 2016 are $5 breakfast, $7 lunch, and $8 dinner.  A schedule of operating hours will be posted closer to the conference.

Off-Campus Dining
Dining options in Bemidji include locally owned cafes and restaurants, and franchised restaurants. Information is available from the Bemidji Chamber of Commerce (800-458-2223).


Recreation

BSU’s Outdoor Program Center is open to the public and located in beautiful Diamond Point Park near the Writers Conference. OPC offers pontoon cruises, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, clinics and safety courses. Bicycles are available for reasonable rates. The OPC is fully staffed and open daily.

Hiking and biking trails along Lake Bemidji are conveniently accessible to Writers Conference participants. A stroll to the shops and cafes of downtown Bemidji and the statues of Paul and Babe takes about fifteen minutes.

For a small fee, campus recreation also offers:

  • 200 Meter Indoor Track
  • 5 Racquetball/Handball Courts
  • Weight and Workout Equipment
  • Dance Studio
  • Tennis, Basketball and Volleyball Courts
  • 6 lane, 25 Yard Swimming Pool