Guest Information and Resort Policies
****COVID-RELATED CHANGES FOR THE 2020 SEASON ARE NOTED IN ALL CAPS****
To minimize COVID-19 risk to our staff and guests, Dreamers Resort has implemented procedural changes and increased sanitation processes within the cabins and resort.
We ask that all our guests follow social distancing and other guidelines put out by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and observe and follow recommended signage reminders posted throughout the resort. Minimization of communicable disease risks for staff and guests is a joint effort by everyone involved. Guests are asked to do whatever they deem necessary to minimize their own risk and risk to others including but not limited to social distancing, frequent hand washing, and using hand sanitizer and cleaning and sanitizing as necessary before and after using common areas such as docks area and the Fish Hous.
Bait. Fathead and crappie minnows, night crawlers, and leeches are available for sale at the resort. 2020 SEASON CHANGE: By request only. Bait is NOT self-serve for the 2020 season.
Bedding. We provide clean bedding for every guest. Extra blankets are available at the office if needed. 2020 SEASON CHANGE: Pillows will not be provided for the 2020 season.
Boat Gas. Premium boat gas and oil are available for sale at the resort.
Boat Launch. A private boat launch is provided for our guests.
Campfires. Campfires are allowed in campfire rings only. Campfires must not be left unattended and all embers must be extinguished prior to leaving the campfire pit.
Cancellations. Cabin reservation cancellations require a minimum 90-day notice prior to the beginning of your reservation for deposit refund. A $25 handling charge will be subtracted for each cabin and each week. For cancellations made less than 90 days prior to the beginning of your reservation, the deposit minus handling charge will be refunded only if cabin(s) is re-rented for the entire week (excludes change of cabins for existing reservations). Campsite deposits are non-refundable.
Check-In. Check-in time for cabin reservations is 3PM and check-in for campsite reservations is 1PM. By Minnesota statute, all guests and visitors are required to register at the office upon arrival. Please do not arrive early for check-in. We are cleaning your cabin and resort grounds. 2020 SEASON CHANGE: Check-in time will be 4PM for cabins and campsites for the 2020 season.
Check-Out. Check-out time for cabin reservations is 9AM and check-out time for campsites is 11AM to provide sufficient time for cleaning before incoming guest arrivals. 2020 SEASON CHANGE: Due to the need for additional sanitizing time, Dreamers has gone to a 6-day week for the 2020 season for both cabins and campsites. Weeks run Saturday through Friday. Check out time on Friday is 3PM.
Child Supervision. Parents or caregivers are responsible for supervising children and insuring their safety while at Dreamers Resort. There are no lifeguards on duty. Please use the dock area and watercraft safely.
Children. Five years or under stay free.
Daily Reservations. Taken by the day in May or by the day one week prior to check-in, if available, the entire summer. A 2-night minimum stay is required for daily reservations. 2020 SEASON CHANGE: Only week long reservations from Saturday 4PM to Friday 3PM will be taken for the 2020 season. Existing reservations will be honored.
Deposit Required. Cabin reservations require a 25% deposit per cabin per week to guarantee your reservation, unless otherwise specified. Campsite reservations require a one-night non-refundable deposit per site per week.
Early Checkouts. You are responsible for the entire length of your reservation regardless of when you check out or when you check in.
Emergencies. For life and death, and fire emergencies, first dial 9-1-1. Afterward, notify Resort staff. Fire extinguishers are provided in all cabins and boats.
Firewood. Firewood is available for sale for $2/armload (approx 5 pieces). State law prohibits transporting firewood due to ash borer disease. Do NOT bring your own firewood.
Fireworks Prohibited. By law, all types of fireworks including sparklers and firecrackers are strictly prohibited in the Chippewa National Forest and on Resort grounds.
Fish Cleaning. A fish cleaning building is provided for our guests. Do NOT clean fish in the cabins. 2020 SEASON CHANGE: The Fish Hous is available for one cabin at a time and must be cleaned and sanitized before and after use.
Ice. Available for sale at the resort (5 lb bags). 2020 SEASON CHANGE: Ice is available upon request. The ice box at the office is NOT self-serve for the 2020 season.
Kitchen Items. Dishes, utensils, glassware, pots, and pans are provided in cabins. Additional kitchen items are available at the office upon request. Do not remove kitchen items from cabins.
Lake-shore Activities. There is no lifeguard on duty. All swimming is at your own risk. Please use the lake shore area safely. Parents and caregivers, please watch your children near the water. No running, bikes, scooters, skateboards or bicycles on the docks. No diving from docks. 2020 SEASON CHANGE: Fishing from the docks is not permitted for the 2020 season due to social distancing requirements.
Laundry. Cabins 7 and 8 come with a washer and dryer. Several laundry facilities and services are otherwise available in Bemidji.
Lost and Found. For lost articles, contact the office. Please turn in all found personal items to the office.
Occupancy. Cabin rates are for the base occupancy indicated. $20/day per or $100/week for each extra person. Children 5 years or under are free. We reserve the right to limit the number of people per cabin.
Off-Road Traffic. The off-road riding of motorcycles, mini-bikes, ATVs, etc. is not permitted on Resort property.
Payment Types. We accept check, cash, or credit card. Full payment is due by 6PM one day prior to your check-out. 2020 SEASON CHANGE: Cash payments will not be accepted for the 2020 season.
Parking. All passenger vehicles and trailers must be parked in designated parking areas or the parking area by your reserved unit so as not to obstruct access through the resort or to any of the cabins.
Pets. Not allowed at Dreamers Resort, except with Cabin 8 reservation. With Cabin 8 reservation and prior permission, one dog is allowed and must be on a leash and under control of the pet owner at all times. The Dog must never be left unattended unless securely locked inside the pet yard at Cabin 8. Pet owners are held liable and accountable for all damages and accidents, and for picking up after their pet.
Quiet Time. 11PM to 8AM.
Recreational Watercraft. Kayaks, a paddle boat, and a canoe are provided for our guests free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. Minnesota state law requires that life jackets must be worn. Extra life jackets are available at the fish cleaning house. Please return all watercraft and life jackets to their designated locations. 2020 SEASON CHANGE: Kayaks, paddle boat, and canoe not available for the 2020 season. Fish nets, minnow buckets, and life vests are available by request only, and are NOT self-serve for the 2020 season.
Recycling. We recycle tin pop and beer containers. Please place containers in designated recycle bins.
Reservations. Cabins reservations are by the week from Saturday 3PM to Saturday 9AM during summer months. Three-day cabin reservations are accepted anytime in May, and one week prior to arrival between Saturday and Saturday during summer months. Campsites reserve by the night or by the week with a two-night minimum. Campsites 3 and 4 are available for seasonal reservations, or if available weekly or daily reservations are taken after April 15th. 2020 SEASON CHANGE: Cabin and campsite reservations will only be taken by the 6-day week from Saturday 4PM to Friday 3PM for the 2020 season. Existing reservations will be honored.
Seasonal reservations. Campsites 3 and 4 and 5 are available for seasonal reservation. Seasonal reservations run 21 weeks annually from fishing opener to fall Resort closing. Contact the Resort office for terms and reservations.
Smoking Prohibited. Smoking is not allowed inside any cabin or building on Resort property per ordinance. Outdoor sand pails are available for butt disposal at each building entrance.
Speed Limit. Speed on the resort grounds shall not exceed 10 mph…….. 5 mph is preferred. Watch for children.
Storm Shelter. In case of severe weather, the lodge office is the storm shelter.
Tax Rates and Fees. All reservations, boat rentals, and bait and gas purchases are subject to 6.875% Minnesota sales tax, and 0.5% county transit tax. Cabin reservations are subject to an additional 3% lodging fee.
Visitors. By Minnesota statute, all visitors are required to register at the office upon arrival. Visitors staying more than four hours require an extra person charge of $20/day. We reserve the right to charge for any unregistered guests. No pets allowed with visitors.
What to bring. See Cabins page for a listing of items to bring for your stay.