4 Reasons to Spend Christmas at Grand View

4 Reasons to Spend Christmas at Grand View

Easy going, unencumbered, and unbelievably liberating from everyday stressors, Grand View Lodge Golf and Spa Resort in the alluring pines of Northern Minnesota is the absolute location for your family’s holiday this season. Located on the shores of Gull Lake, the scenery from Grand View Lodge is irreplaceable. The cabins are tucked into their private lots, giving you and your family the secrecy you crave, while the resort is plentiful and active with something for everyone in your family. As a guest at the resort you will have access to activities, dining venues, and the world-class spa as options to spice up your holiday break and create memories with your family that will last ta lifetime. Here are the 3 reasons spend Christmas at Grand View:

1. The activities are boundless at all times of the year at Grand View Lodge, and during the holiday season especially. Imagine your family getting bundled up on Christmas Eve morning to go on your first family sleigh ride. The kids are enthralled by the size and strength of the Clydesdale, unable to maintain their bemused giggles as you’re bundle up in the sleigh bounding through the northern woods of Minnesota. The trees and sprinkled in snow and everything is kissed with white.

When you’re finished with the sleigh ride choose from a handful of family activities that will keep the magic in their eyes; lace up and glide across the lake, take on ice fishing 101, grab your snow shoes, enjoy the family fun center and so much more. It’s the kind of Christmas your kids will dream of in years to come.


2. Your stay is about much more than just entertaining your family; it’s about relaxing and treating yourself as well. Grand View Lodge offers a world-class spa that uses ancient glacial water from the depths of the earth to calm and collect your mind body and spirit. The holidays tend to be the most stressful time of the year, taking a toll on your skin, muscles, and well-being. Choose a facial to brighten and renew your glow, or a full-body deep-tissue relaxation message to melt the stress away. All it takes is a trip to the Spa to hastily clear your mind of clutter and stress.


 3. Everyone knows the holidays are all about food. Food. And MORE food. Grand View has your meals taken care of, offering three restaurants with completely different menus. The Northwoods Pub has the best pub fare in the area, suitable for adults and children alike.  The Lodge Dining Room menu is built on Minnesota classics and comfort food like Prime Rib or the Cote Family Walleye. And Cru is ideal for a romantic evening with you and your love.  You can take a stroll through the wine cellar and hand pick a bottle to pair dinner. If you’re still looking for a traditional meal, we understand, the cabins are equipped with fully functioning kitchens where you can make Great Grandma’s secret green bean casserole recipe that you revel in every year.


4. Lastly, Grand View Lodge offers a special Christmas experience for a child that outshines going to see Santa at the mall. While you’re sitting around in the cabin, enjoying the evening with grandparents and grandchildren collectively sharing stories and munching cookies Santa’s elves will come right to your cabin doorstep.

“Last year when we were doing the Santa’s Elves Tuck-in every child’s face lit up when we came to the door,” said “Manager of Fun” Kelby Klimek. “One kid was so surprised he opened the front door, his jaw dropped, and he slammed the door in our face and started screaming of excitement.”

All you have to do is sign up for the elf tuck in at the front desk. You will be given a timeframe of when the tuck in will happen and you can sit in the comfort of your cabin while you await the surprise. These are the memories that your children will hold onto for a lifetime.




You don’t lose the family tradition by spending the holidays at Grand View Lodge; you create family tradition. For nearly 100 years we have been hosting families on these very grounds and we plan to do so for 100 more. We will provide the activities, the relaxation, and the food. Just bring your family and give them a memory they will never forget, what better gift than that of time spent together?

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About Grand View Lodge

Grand View Lodge is a family, golf and spa resort located on Gull Lake in the Brainerd lakes area. Since 1916, Grand View Lodge has provided guests vacation experiences with a wide variety of restaurants, seasonal activities and lodging options. Owned and operated by the Cote family, Grand View Lodge has Grand View Lodge has provided guests with relaxing vacation experiences for more than 90 years. Its roots grow deep in the history of the Brainerd Lakes area. Selected in 1979 for the National Registry of Historic Places. Grand View Lodge’s Main Lodge offers one of the most well-preserved examples of early resort log construction in existence today. For more information, please visit www.grandviewlodge.com.