Cedar Rapids Lodge is a family resort on the shore of Medicine Lake in the Bemidji Area of northern Minnesota. We have 45 well-groomed acres and a beautiful one-half mile of pristine shoreline. Our entire grounds are at lake level with all cottages close to the lake for easy access.
At Cedar Rapids Lodge, we offer a variety of resort activities and excellent fishing. Our lake features walleye, northern, bluegill, crappie, and largemouth bass. The beach area is a gradual sand slope absolutely ideal for swimming. We also have a heated outdoor pool. The wildlife is fabulous!
Please consider Cedar Rapids Lodge for your family vacation this year. We know that you will love the peace and quiet of the Northwoods and invite you to experience the same. We hope that you'll come and see for yourself why our guests find it so hard to leave this special place any time of the year.
Our family is the 5th owners of Cedar Rapids Lodge, built in 1933 by Harry Archer from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He built the cabins by hand with tamarac logs harvested around the lake. Ray and Norma Williams owned the resort from 1944-1971, adding a swimming pool in 1965 to create a "family" resort atmosphere. Don and Vivian Helgeson bought the resort in 1971 and raised their 4 daughters here, staying until 1987 when they sold the resort to Jen’s parents, Steve and Pat Addler. They moved here from Illinois in 1987 with 4 young children and put their heart and soul into the resort for 30 years. We purchased this piece of heaven in 2017 and are fortunate that my parents are sticking around to help. They love it too much to leave! Marc and I are now raising our 3 kids here and we could not be more excited.
Our 13 cabins are vacation homes, available for rent from mid-May to October. Our cabins are all air-conditioned with the comforts of home. Monday Night Potluck is a tradition started in the 40s and continues every week...good food...good company!
We cater to kids and their families. We welcome each cabin's guests each week with a plate of cookies and an offer to help unload the car...we treat our guests like family and enjoy spending a vacation with them!