6 amazing deals for your perfect Minnesota Spring vacation


6 amazing deals for your perfect Minnesota Spring vacation

Experience one of Minnesota’s most popular resorts and book one of seven amazing deals this year. Grand View Lodge is listed as WCCO’s Reader’s Choice Best Staycation! With their recently opened new recreation center, NorthPark, there’s more to do while we wait for that blustery Minnesota winter snow to melt.

After the 2018-2019 winter, every person in the state is patiently waiting to see green instead of white. That weather is nearing, with monthly forecast averaging in the high 40’s.

1. Island Escape Package – the perfect spa vacation for you


Skip the palms and vacation here. Grand View Lodge’s Island Escape package offers deluxe lodging with breakfast buffet daily starting at $130/night. Glacial Waters Spa has curated a service menu with the scents and services from the tropics. The Island Escape Services are offered Monday through Thursday. The public is also welcome to book these deals as well.

Island Escape $89 services include:
Island Relaxation Massage
Shorter days and colder temperatures leave many to feel lethargic, which is why getting a regular massage is essential. It helps to improve mood and reset your body for better sleep and better energy. It’s like getting your mini vacation on the beach without actually getting to the beach.

Island Relaxation Facial
Winter is the best time to treat yourself to a facial. Ultraviolet rays are lower during the winter. Some ingredients can increase photosensitivity and pigmentation with sun exposure. Skin cells tend to turn over more slowly in the winter. Treat yourself to an island relaxation facial and revitalize your skin.

Island Escape Exfoliation
Island Calming Waters is a massage with a Vichy shower hydrotherapy. The Vichy Shower has seven adjustable shower heads to caress your body under an invigorating waterfall. Pattern, placement, and temperature all enhance this service.

Island Escape $59 services include:
Island Escape Manicure or Pedicure
It’s not a trip to the islands without getting your nails done. Enjoy a manicure or pedicure with products and scents from the islands.

2. Spring Break at the Lake – a mini getaway is what you need


It’s prime Spring Break time. We may still have snow, but the activities and things to do on the property are endless. For lodging rates starting at $140 per night, enjoy deluxe lodging with breakfast buffet daily.

Unique to this package is an inclusion of special coupons to use on dining, spa, and retail.
• Free tap beer, a glass of wine, or soda with sandwich purchase. (Northwoods Pub)
• 1/2 price bottle of wine $50 or less (Cru)
• 20% off 90-minute ultimate facial (Glacial Waters Spa)
• 20% off 60-minute Moroccan ritual (Glacial Waters Spa)
• Purchase one regular priced clothing and receive one at 50% off (Grand Outfitters)
• Buy one coffee or specialty drink and receive 2nd drink half off. (Grand Outfitters) Coupons are given upon check-in. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Valid during your stay only March 8-April 14. Exclusions apply.

The resort was excited to open up its brand new recreation facility NorthPark. Guests can now enjoy an indoor pool and water slide, hot tubs, and outdoor hot tub, spin and yoga classes, and fitness room with a variety of state-of-the-art equipment. The new facility also is home to a new Kid’s Club room.

Since the area still has snow, complimentary cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals are available. Take on the beautiful trails at The Pines Golf Course. Guests also get to enjoy a discount at Mount Ski Gull.

Still not convinced? The resort also has three dining venues on the property (Northwoods Pub, Cru, and CHAR). The hours of operation vary, but a real vacation isn’t complete without food. Enjoy an amazing culinary experience prepared by some of the area’s finest chefs.

3. Distilled: Art of the Cocktail


Cocktail, spirits, and food – say no more! This annual event is similar to Brewfest and de’Vine. Distilled is April 5-7 and is a weekend dedicated to local craft distilleries.

This package is indeed a fun experience for friends and couples. The weekend kicks off Friday night with a spirits dinner hosted by Dashfire Bitters, a distillery from Minnetonka, MN. The resort’s chefs and the distillery work together to prepare a menu that pairs culinary creations with the craft spirits. The cost is $95 per person but includes a 4-course plated dinner.

Saturday starts with a Bloody Mary Bar in the Northwoods Pub and follows with culinary classes and seminars. Meet the distillers of these incredible libations and the artists behind the butcher blocks.

Probably the most exciting part of the weekend is the Grand Tasting. This is where all of the vendors come together to showcase their spirits. The resort’s culinary team has food stations of some of the best dishes and appetizers.

End Saturday evening in the Northwoods Pub. Live entertainment starts at 9 pm. After a full day of drinking, feel at ease knowing that you don’t have to drive to get home. You can walk to your cabin or call the resort’s shuttle service to get back to your cabin. End the weekend with the Grand Breakfast and Bloody Mary bar Sunday morning.

Grand View Lodge’s Distilled weekend was recognized as the Best Catering Specialty Item in the International Live Events Association’s 13th annual Minnesota Star Awards. This year is their fourth annual Distilled Weekend.

4. A Grand Easter


Escape with your family this Easter. This package is April 18-21, and lodging rates start at $150 per night. Skip the dishes and enjoy an Easter brunch buffet on Sunday expertly prepared by the resort’s culinary team.

From Easter egg hunts and decorating basket and eggs to swimming and family fun, this package is something your whole family will look forward to.

5. Run For The Lakes


The Brainerd Jaycees are hosting their annual Run For The Lakes Marathon April 26-28. Register to run the race and stay at Grand View Lodge. Included are deluxe lodging and breakfast buffet daily. Carb load before your race on Friday as the culinary team prepares a spaghetti dinner buffet.

After running the big race, schedule a spa service at Glacial Water Spa or sign up for a stretching class showcased on Wellbeats Virtual Fitness in NorthPark.

Perhaps you’d rather celebrate finishing the race. Have a drink and light appetizers in the Northwoods Pub on the main property. Soak in the new outdoor hot tub and relieve your muscles after your big accomplishment.

6. Mother’s Day


Give Mom the vacation she deserves. The Mother’s Day package includes lodging, breakfast buffet daily, and tons of fun family activities. Sunday is the resort’s annual Mother’s Day Brunch. Enjoy a variety of salad, entrées, and breakfast options.

Also included are exclusive coupons for mom!
• one round of golf FREE for mom (with paid adult)
• 25% off one spa service (Friday or Sunday)
• FREE specialty cocktail for mom (Friday or Saturday with purchase of entrée)
• FREE Caribou Coffe for mom at Grand Outfitters (with purchase of another coffee) Coupons are given upon check-in. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Valid during your stay only May 9-12, 2019. Exclusions apply.

Mother’s Day is celebrating just that, being a mom. Being a mom, sometimes to fully enjoy your day you just need an hour or two to breath without the kids. Kids Club is available. Enjoy some alone time and sign up for a beer or wine tasting, schedule a spa service, and treat yourself.

7. Golf Opener


Golfers are anxiously waiting for the snow to melt. The Pines Golf Course is predicting to open on Friday, April 19. The weather will play a huge factor in this tentative date. The weather in the next few weeks will be highs in the 40’s and 50’s.

Look forward to spring by booking Grand View Lodge’s Golf Opener package May 3-5. This package included two nights of deluxe lodging with breakfast buffet daily. You’ll also be able to enjoy unlimited golf at The Pines and The Preserve.

Unique to this package is the Saturday night party. Guests on this package enjoy free admission to live music featuring Rock Godz, free food, and free draft beer. Rock Godz are from Minneapolis, MN and showcase live music from the ‘80s.

You deserve a vacation.

Grand View Lodge provides fantastic accommodation options. From one of their brand new and modern units to a more rustic choice, you’re sure to feel at ease. Book your vacation now and adventure Minnesota’s most awarded resort.