Housing, Dining & Recreation

Linden Suites
Stay in comfort, right across from Lake Bemidji and Diamond Point Park, and an easy walking distance from all Northwoods Writers Conference workshops and activities. Only $300/week per person.

Linden has two-bedroom and three-bedroom suites with private entrances adjoined by a shared bathroom. The suites are air-conditioned, and WiFi and high speed Internet are standard. Our 60+ participants will be on two or three floors. Each floor has a small kitchen area with a refrigerator. There are comfortable lounges for writing or gathering. Dedicated printers are available to all MNWC participants in Linden Hall. (Computers and printing will also be available at our headquarters in Hagg Sauer Hall) Participants may extend their stay in the residence halls a day before and/or after the conference dates for the same conference rate. We do this to accommodate flight arrival and departure schedules into and out of Bemidji. We do not offer daily rates, and we expect all participants to come for the full six days of the conference.

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


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).


An opening and closing dinner are covered in the conference fee. Light coffee, tea, and beverage service will be available each morning in Hagg Sauer Hall. An affordable and convenient breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be available each day at Walnut Hall on campus and near housing. Meal rates and a schedule of operating hours will be posted when available.

Dining options in Bemidji include excellent locally owned cafes and restaurants, and franchised restaurants, many within walking distance from the conference. Numerous delivery options are available. Information is available from the Bemidji Chamber of Commerce (800-458-2223).


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. Bikes and Kayaks are available to rent from Parks & Recreation at the Tourist Information Center. A full list of activities is available at VisitBemidji.com.

The Gillett Wellness Center on campus offers a wide range of facilities for a small daily fee:

  • 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