Relax by a toasty fire after an exhilarating day out in our snowy wonderland! Winter is a prime time for a unique Minnesota vacation. You'll find indoor and outdoor activities for your next winter retreat at Grand View Lodge.
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After a brief lull in the autumn, Gull Lake freezes over and the fish start biting again. Rent one of our fish houses and head out to the best spots for an ice fishing getaway. Then enjoy the warmth of a roaring fire and the relaxing atmosphere of our dining and lodging facilities for the perfect stay.Skiing & Snowshoeing
Explore over 20 kilometers of groomed cross country ski trails at The Pines Golf Course. Bring your own skis or snowshoes or rent them from our ski shop. Mount Ski Gull is located nearby and offers downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing and equipment rental.Snowmobiling
Bring your own snowmobile or rent one nearby for a great time exploring the hundreds of miles of Minnesota snowmobile trails in the region. Let Grand View Lodge be your home base and enjoy a relaxing massage at Glacial Waters Spa after a long day's ride.Dog Sled Rides
Please inquire at the front desk for this special activity.Movie Rentals
Rent a movie and stay in during a cozy winter evening or afternoon. Movies are available at the front desk.Wine & Culinary
Partake in our wine tastings and special culinary experiences where you'll enjoy learning about the art and culture of fine wines. Check out our Wine Experiences page for specific wines and dates for events.Spa Experiences
Take a winter retreat or day away and enjoy the massage and beauty treatments at our Glacial Waters Spa. Perfect for rejuvenating during the long winter season.Holiday Celebrations
Grand View Lodge offers traditional holiday activities and experiences during Thanksgiving, Christmas, the annual Nisswa City of Lights celebration, and for New Years.Romantic Sleigh Rides
Our recreation team and Cru have joined together to bring you this one of a kind winter experience. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, taking a first date, surprising your sweetheart, or just looking to enjoy a moonlit ride through gently falling snow in our open sleigh pulled by a team of two horses, then this is the ride for you. Rides last 15 minutes and include a small bottle of champagne. Opening night is December 23rd. Please make advanced reservations.