Grand View Lodge named Top 5 Resorts in the Midwest by Condé Nast Traveler

Grand View Lodge named Top 5 Resorts in the Midwest by Condé Nast Traveler

For the second year in a row, Nisswa-based Grand View Lodge has been awarded the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award for the Top 5 Resorts in the Midwest. Determined by a survey administered to all readers, winning resorts and hotels are rated on a variety of criteria, including Food/Dining, Location, Overall Design, Rooms, and Service. We st

Hallmarked by Color

Hallmarked by Color

As hard as it is to admit, it’s that time of year again. The summer air, full of heat and humidity, will soon be giving way to the crisp, cool air of autumn. You can feel it, smell it and you can definitely see it. Radiant yellow birch and aspen, golden oak and scarlet maple paint a portrait of such brilliance, it can’t be missed. Peak, fall color

The Haunted Italian Gardens

The Haunted Italian Gardens

The quaint, yellow building that sits amongst a lush garden of color is mostly known for it’s authentic homemade Italian and Sicilian fare, but to some its walls speaks of a much different tale – especially when it closes its doors every fall. Since 1993, the Italian Gardens has continued to close its doors for the winter season starting Labor Day

Voted Best Resort For Kids by Star Tribune

Voted Best Resort For Kids by Star Tribune

While Grand View Lodge is a premier golf and spa destination, generations of guests have been found to return time and time again for not only the opportunity to relax and unwind – but because their kids love it here. It’s no wonder that Grand View has made the Star Tribune’s “Best Of” list two consecutive years in a row – Best Resort for Families

Celebrate Independence Day Grand View Style

Celebrate Independence Day Grand View Style

The Lakes Area is the 4th of July Capital of Minnesota, and here it is never too early or too late to start celebrating. Kick off your Independence, week-long celebration by joining us on July 2nd at Grand View’s Party at the Pines. “This is one of our favorite events of the year,” said Jim Benson, Director of Operations. “It’s an opportunity to ga

A Swing the Whole Family Can Ride

A Swing the Whole Family Can Ride

Golf is a game both challenging and time consuming. But in the world of fast and now, it’s important to spend time in nature, reconnect to self and others and just have fun. Get your swing back on this summer with these family and junior golf programs, exclusive to Grand View Guests. The Pines and The Preserve Golf Courses will be offering FREE les

Star Tribune Names Grand View Lodge to 2013 “Best of Minnesota” List

Star Tribune Names Grand View Lodge to 2013 “Best of Minnesota” List

 Grand View Lodge recognized as Minnesota’s “Best Kid’s Resort”  Grand View Lodge was named to Star Tribune’s 2013 Best of Minnesota list in the category “Best Kid’s Resort.” With over 100 categories, from the best Minnesota getaways and fitness activities to the best food and drink, Star Tribune’s Best of Minnesota awards highlight businesses and

Grand View Lodge and Brainerd Lakes Area to host 2014 Governor’s Fishing Opener

Grand View Lodge and Brainerd Lakes Area to host 2014 Governor’s Fishing Opener

It’s official – the 67th Annual Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener event will be held at Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake and will be highlighting the Brainerd Lakes Area, May 8-11, 2014. While the governor’s fishing opener has been a Minnesota tradition since 1948, the last time it was last held at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa was in 1976. “The Fishin

Mountain Biking the Brainerd Lakes Area

Mountain Biking the Brainerd Lakes Area

Discover a whole new way to explore the beautiful, Brainerd Lakes Area with a “not-so-new technology” – the mountain bike. While the origins of the mountain bike have been claimed to come from the mid-1800’s when Colorado’s Buffalo Soldiers tested the bicycle for military use in mountainous terrain, it has now a modern day Minnesota recreation favo

Spring in Central Minnesota

Spring in Central Minnesota

As the saying goes, “April Showers bring May Flowers, “ and with any luck, the hope for warm weather, blue skies and the smell of flowers and trees blossoming will soon become a reality. And as the days grow longer, so do the amount of activities and events in central Minnesota. An exciting way to kick off spring is to grab the fishing pole, a bag