The Second “Storm of the Century”

The Second “Storm of the Century”

August 4th, 2016 déjà vu struck the Brainerd Lakes Area, again. It was 3:30 in the morning and the scene was too familiar for comfort. Individuals woke from their sleep to shuttering windows and booming thunder. As the wind picked up, the impossible happened, for the second time in 14 months the “storm of the century” hit the shores of Gull Lake. L

Grand View Recognized at “Best of…” Weddings Awards

Grand View Recognized at “Best of…” Weddings Awards

Grand View Lodge has just been recognized at the 2016 Minnesota Bride Magazine’s Best of Awards as the “Best Honeymoon” location in Minnesota for the fifth consecutive year and “Best Outdoor Reception Venue” for the first year. They were also nominated for “Best Ceremony Venue” for the second year in row but lost to A’Bulae by just a few votes. Eac

Top 5 Fall Weekend Getaways

Top 5 Fall Weekend Getaways

As the seasons change and the leaves begin to turn, as does our resort. We have planned five undeniable getaways for you in the Brainerd Lakes Area so you can enjoy Gull Lake during pleasant fall weekend getaways. It may be a healthy and active getaway, a golf trip and a concert or a family weekend; regardless there is a Grand View Lodge fall escap

Lakes Area Local Breweries

Lakes Area Local Breweries

The local brewery scene in Brainerd and Nisswa has been ‘hopping’ in the past several years. With craft beers and local breweries gaining large popularity in the past decade, it is great to have several options that are so close to home. Selling year-round flavors and seasonal flavors, the local breweries offer many delicious options, but also give

Additions to the Mississippi River Trail

Additions to the Mississippi River Trail

Started in 1938, the Mississippi River Road is known as one of the more beautiful scenic drives. It covers ten states, from the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana it winds up to the boundary waters of Minnesota ending in Itasca State Park. While the drive is amazing and full of beautiful scenic destinations, there has been a huge effort to make the route

TOP 10 Things to do in the Brainerd Lakes Area this Summer

TOP 10 Things to do in the Brainerd Lakes Area this Summer

Summers are the most coveted time of the year and it is important that no opportunities are missed.  So, we put together a list of Top 10 Things to do in the Brainerd Lakes Area this summer, it just so happens to be that most of these things are at Grand View Lodge. 1. Shrimp Taco(s) at Loony’s Beach Hut. Few places are better to soak up the sun an