The Drake Motel is currently run by Mike and Elva Rice. It has been a family run business since its conception.

We are located just 24 miles north of Bemidji on highway 71. Whether your looking for a great place to hunt, fish, or just relax, we are there for you. 

Fun Family Activities

Fishing and Hunting

The Drake Motel is surrounded by many lakes within a 30 mile radius, including Blackduck lake, Leech lake, lake Winnibigoshish, Red lake, and many more!  Also, it is great for all types of hunting including deer, goose, grouse, bear, duck, and waterfowl.   

Wildlife Watching

If you just want to take in the wildlife, there are many types of species to watch and enjoy. Come see our state bird the Loon. The local area is also home to our Nation's symbol the Bald Eagle. If your not into birds, catch a glimpse of the local deer, beavers, and maybe a wolf or two! 

Other Activities

For the snowmobiler in you, there are many groomed trails in the area.

Buena Vista Ski area is near by.

Love golf? Your in luck... there are four challenging golf courses within 20 miles!

The Woodcarvers Festival is the last Saturday in July every year and is located next door at Wayside Park.

Want to try your luck? There are Casino's nearby. One in Red Lake and one in Cass Lake. Both within 40 Minutes.

Want to go for a cruise? Enjoy the Scenic Highway through Chippewa National Forest!

Plus much more...

Rates and Rooms


All rooms are individually decorated with their own "themes":

10 Standard Rooms (all have two double beds, flat screen TV's, and in room coffee) 

*Most standard rooms come with a mini fridge and Microwave. Please inquire if you need a room with these amenities. No additional charge.

2 Kitchenettes (Standard Rooms PLUS a mini fridge, two burner range top stove, microwave, and pots/pans/dishes etc) *Coffee NOT included. However, a coffee pot, Towels, and Bedding is supplied.

1 Large Unit with full kitchen, a separate bedroom, living room with beds (2 double & 2 twins, 2 flat screen TV's) 

*Coffee NOT included. However, a coffee pot, Towels, and Bedding is supplied.

Pet Policy

$5 per pet

Max of two pets per room

Pets must be less then 12 pounds

Pet rooms are limited, please check for availability

MUST sign complete Pet Policy upon arrival.

2019-2020 Standard Room Rates:

1 person $56.81 + tax

2 people $67.15 + tax

3 + $5 each additional person


1 person $61.81 + tax;

2 people $72.15 + tax

3 + $5 each additional person 

11 and under - First kid Free additional kids $5 each 


1-2 people $93.00 + tax

3 + $5 each additional person

Kids 11 and under - First kid Free additional kids $5 each 


This is so that we have a chance to re-book the room if you cancel. Thank you! 

Contact Us

We want to hear from you!

Ready to book with us? Have a question about our rooms or services? We'll be happy to help!

Drake Motel

172 Pine Ave SW, Blackduck, Minnesota 56630, United States

(218) 835-4567