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

2016 International Hotel Visionary Award Winners

2016 International Hotel Visionary Award Winners

Hospitality Technology (HT) magazine has named the Visionary Award Winners of the 2016 International Hotel Award. Every year, HT presents a select group of lodging companies with honors for outstanding achievement in delivering technological excellence at its annual Hotel Technology Forum (this year held April 20 – 22 at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Ni

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

In Memoriam: Mary Cote Boos

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