Housing Assistance

There’s no housing available on site, and students must find and pay for their own “home away from home” while attending.


The Brainerd/Baxter area offers a lot of hotel and resort options, and during the summer months you may find some homes, cabins, and apartments available for rent as well (craigslist is a good place to look). When contacting a potential place of stay please be sure you inform them that you’ll need the room for 11 weeks, and keep in mind that you may be asked to pay a deposit.

Below is a list of possible hotel/resort options arranged nearest to farthest from the school;

Rental home on the Mississippi River!

Past students claim that this home and its landlords are the best! The house accommodates 3 dive students, is fully furnished, and includes all utilities, wireless internet, satellite TV, and on-site washer & dryer for $125/week per student.

Give Corby or Sheila Niemeyer a call today to reserve: 218-829-6705

Or e-mail at 4riverrats@q.com


Roadway Inn

7836 Fairview Rd
Baxter, MN 56425
(218) 829-0391
*Please note that the Roadway Inn has created a special rate for all students attending the Minnesota Commercial Diver Training Center. This is the only hotel that has done this for MCDTC, and appreciates your business. When you call you must inform them that you're a MCDTC student, and you will need the special rate of $199.99 per week for 11 weeks. Also, this hotel may ask you for a deposit. (This price was updated January 2014, and is subject to change based upon the right's of the business, Roadway Inn).
Super 8
14341 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
(218) 828-4288
American Lodge & Suites
14466 Dellwood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
(218) 829-3080
Country Inn & Suites
15058 Dellwood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
(218) 828-2161

Comfort Suites Rapid River Lodge
7376 Woida Rd N

Baxter, MN 56425

(218) 825-7234
Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
6967 Lake Forest Rd
Baxter, MN 56425
(218) 822-5634
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
15739 Audubon Way
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 824-3232