A Bid Farewell from Marketing Intern Carley

A Bid Farewell from Marketing Intern Carley

April 1st, the dreaded day for all gullible people that occupy this planet, me being one of them. Tip-toeing my way through life that day hoping not to get pranked by any of my friends or co-workers, I receive an email from Frank Soukup, Director of Marketing at Grand View Lodge, asking if I could give him a call by 5pm that day. Having had an inte

What’s Cookin’ at Grand View Lodge

What’s Cookin’ at Grand View Lodge

As fall starts to settle in, we start eating more foods that make us feel good and warm inside to make out for the chilly temperatures outside. But, why not take a trip down memory lane back to a time where temperatures where higher, the sun was shining and you were able to spend most of your free time out on the lake. Well, with this Smoked Chicke

In Memoriam: Mary Cote Boos

In Memoriam: Mary Cote Boos

With a saddened heart, we are mourning the loss of our beloved Mary Cote Boos.  Mary and her husband, Fred, managed the Cote Family Companies’ resort in Minnesota, Grand View Lodge, from the early sixties through 1986.  But, the couple kept up appearances each year at both Grand View and Tanque Verde Ranch.  Each winter one could find Mary roaming

Four Fall Weekend Packages Perfect for Couples

Four Fall Weekend Packages Perfect for Couples

Whether you’re newlyweds, empty nesters or anything in between, spending time with your significant other is something that is important, but not something everyone does. So set some time aside and plan a couple’s getaway with your sweetheart! At Grand View Lodge we have special packages that are great for couples. No matter what activities you enj

MN Bride Magazine: 2015 Best of Minnesota Awards

MN Bride Magazine: 2015 Best of Minnesota Awards

Everyone focuses on the actual wedding day as the main event, but what about the honeymoon? This is the time you and your special someone get your much deserved time alone as a married couple. You want to make sure this is a time for fun and relaxation after months, possibly years, of planning. At Grand View Lodge we want to make sure that not only

It All Started With a Selfie: A Tale of a Family Reunion

It All Started With a Selfie: A Tale of a Family Reunion

It all started with a….selfie? That’s right, a selfie. Diane Hageman, a resident of St. Cloud, Minn., while on vacation at Grand View Lodge with her sister, Denise, and their husbands, got the surprise of a lifetime all thanks to a selfie and the power of social media. This unusual tale of reuniting families will inspire you to call the relative yo

5 Ways to Have the Best 4th in the Brainerd Lakes Area

5 Ways to Have the Best 4th in the Brainerd Lakes Area

  It’s 4th of July weekend! It’s time to leave behind the stagnant air of the office and get some much-needed vitamin D out on the lake. Once you’re off work pack up the car, round up the family, and hit the road Up Nort’. With traffic, restless children in the backseat and the same four songs playing on the radio, it seems like the trip is en