7 Fall Getaways you will Love!
A “Couple” Reasons to Escape this Fall
We’ve added a new package offering for this fall! Fall is praised as one of the most beautiful seasons in Minnesota. What better way to spend it than with your honey? Our new package “A ‘Couple’ Reasons to Escape this Fall” is the perfect opportunity to have some adventure and enjoy the colors and scenery in our beautiful state.
With “couple” being the spin to the package – we offer a couple (two) rounds of golf for the price of one, 20% off spa services (Monday-Thursday), ½ price bottles of wine (max $50), a couple (two) of coffees for the price of one at Grand Outfitters, and EVEN a special discount rate to Brainerd Zipline Tour. The zipline tour ties this fall package together with an exclusive 33% off weekday pricing. Besides ‘pumpkin spice everything,’ the changing of the leaves has to be one of the favorite parts of fall and what better way to experience those spectacular views than from above. Serene views await with the zipline’s thrilling adventure!
September 3-October 11 | Sunday-Thursday Nights | Starting at $150/night*
The kids are back in school and you’re probably reliving all of those fun summer memories in your head thinking of where to go on your next vacation. Fall Break/MEA is right around the corner and is closer than you think. We have the perfect package for you and your family – book Fall Break!
What’s different about this package? Grand View Lodge is beautiful year-round, but have you seen it during autumn? The leaves change offering picturesque views of the property. The resort puts on a fun fall carnival for all ages every year during this time. The carnival this year is October 20. Pump up your excitement and get your kids energized for our inflatable bounce house and slide. We will also have yard games like the gaga pit, corn hole, and nine-squares in the air that guests can enjoy.
Saturday, we are welcoming a guest performer and professional magician, Jerry Frasier. Jerry has been a national entertainer, motivational speaker, and actor since 1985. He has performed for thousands of audiences all across the country. Get ready to laugh AND participate! From New York City, to Chicago, to Minneapolis, to Nisswa – we are excited to introduce the magic and comedy of Jerry Frasier!
There’s fun for adults too. Sign up for our wine or beer tastings offered on Saturday. For just $25 per person, you can experience a tasting tour of several wines from different regions of the world or, if you signed up for the beer tasting, a variety of beers from local and Minnesota craft beers. Both classes offer a coupon to enjoy your favorite from the class.
The weather may be brisker, but an autumn pontoon cruise may be in order. Let the brilliant hues of the season charm you as you take a leisurely one-hour pontoon cruise on Gull Lake. The cruise is included in your stay. You can sign up for this on gvlfun.com.
Grab a hoodie and enjoy the evening fireside at one of our many bonfire pits. Just outside Tanque Verde Cantina fireplace, we offer s’mores with all of the fixings. Explore the Brainerd Lakes Area’s best fall vacation getaway and book the Fall Break package! The abundant leaves and show of colors await.
October 17-20 | Starting at $195/night*
This isn’t a trick – it’s a true TREAT! Embrace your spooky side and join us for our Spooktacular package. Experience the Grand View Lodge Halloween edition.
Saturday dress up and join us for trick-or-treating! The front desk, Grand Outfitters, Gull Lake Center, Glacial Waters Spa, the pool, Northwoods Pub, and this History House are all destinations where you can get candy. This year we’ve added entertainment for your afternoon on Saturday. We’ve booked comic and magician Jerry Frasier. His show boasts of magical fun and belly laughs leaving your experience unforgettable. From close-up miracles to stage illusions, Jerry delivers an excellent show.
We also transform The Pines Clubhouse to a Haunted House. The Haunted House is designed for young and old alike as we set aside an earlier time slight for a more “light scare” for younger children or the “scaredy cats” version is available after dark. The Haunted House is free for all guests staying with us.
Your family can enjoy the indoor pool and slide facility as well. With tables and chairs to sit and watch or enjoy a cocktail, your kids can burn energy swimming the day away. The pool features connecting swimming pools, three fountains, two water guns, and two hot tubs.
October 26-28 | Starting at $155/night*
We are celebrating our ninth year of doing Grand Brewfest. Gather your friends, mark your calendars, and book this fantastic weekend package of music, food, fun, and most importantly – beer! Breweries from around the state of Minnesota join us for the weekend, 20 to be exact and include the following:
Portage Brewing Company | Jack Pine Brewery | Bent Paddle Brewing | Castle Danger Brewery | Surly Brewing Company | Indeed Brewing Company | Summit Brewing Company | Roundhouse Brewery | Third Street Brew House | Blacklist Artisan Ales | Lakes and Legends Brewing Company | Sociable Cider Werks | Lift Bridge Brewery | Bauhaus Brew Labs | Big Axe Brewing Company | Fulton Beer | Tin Whiskers Brewery | Fair State Brewing Cooperative | Beaver Island Brewing Company | Bank Brewing Company
Friday is our kick-off party. Fred Savage and the Unbeatables will be playing live music in the Norway Center. They play a variety of oldies, newbies, and every song in between. Dance the night away to songs that vary from The Eagles, Toto, and Sir Elton to Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, and Tim McGraw. Multiple bars, craft beer, and food will be available.
Saturday is the big day, and there is plenty to do! Start out the morning with the Grand Breakfast Buffet located in the Main Lodge. It may be one of the best in the state. Offering up different options every morning. You can find eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, French toast, waffles, bagels, pastries, cereal, fresh fruit, and so much more!
Then line up for the annual Grand Beer Run/Walk/Crawl (don’t worry, it’s only one mile long!) Join the fun with an electric guitar start, bonfires, beer, and giveaways from the breweries. (Sponsored by Castle Danger and Bent Paddle)
Get your thinking cap on – or just your drinking pants – and enjoy an afternoon of seminars and classes put on by the Minnesota breweries. End the evening at our famous Grand Tasting event. Taste over 100 beers from the list of brewers mentioned above and enjoy over 16 delicious flavors prepared by our culinary team.
Our team is still working on the culinary pairings, but last year we had an array to choose from including a wok-fried shrimp, crab cakes, pan-seared chicken pot stickers, spaghetti squash au gratin, double smoked bacon mac and cheese, beer braised brisket sliders, and a variety of desserts to choose from. You can’t go hungry leaving this event. During the Grand Tasting, we also announce the winner of the HomeBrewers Contest and people’s choice.
Finish off the weekend with a big breakfast at our Grand Breakfast in the Main Lodge!
This event sold out last year, so book this package soon!
November 16-18 | Starting at $185/person for 2 nights*
Our most popular couples’ package is back! For those romantics looking at coming up for culinary, wine, and romance—this package is for you. Aside from deluxe lodging at the resort, you will receive a $50 dining card, a bottle of Grand View wine at check-in, and breakfast each morning. Kick back and relax, shop downtown Nisswa, and take in a scenic drive of the beautiful fall colors that the Brainerd Lakes Area offers.
September 30 – November 15 | Sunday-Thursday Only | Starting at $149/night*
Oktoberfest and GOLFtoberfest
Last but not least, is our yearly celebration of the Oktoberfest Pub Crawl and GOLFtoberfest. These two events coincide with each other. GOLFtoberfest is our golf closer package. The Oktoberfest Pub Crawl is a day-of event with the neighborhood bars to celebrate fall.
What is the Oktoberfest Pub Crawl?
For $25, you can purchase an Oktoberfest mug (at participating locations). The mug is your “ticket” for a shuttle service around Gull Lake participating locations - The Pines at Grand View Lodge, Zorbaz, Cowboy’s, Jake’s, Ernies, Side Track, and Gull Dam Brewing. Each location will have a 4 oz. sample of Oktoberfest Beer. Get your punch card stamped that you’ve received the sample. At the end of the event submit your completed card and get entered to win multiple prizes. (This event is not included in the GOLFtoberfest package.)
Dust off your lederhosen - each location decorates for the event making it fun and exciting. We host a heated tent party with live music and food. This year we will feature Minneapolis’ 4onthefloor!
Start and end your pub crawl at Grand View Lodge and stay with us on the resort – safe and worry-free of having to drive!
All proceeds will be distributed to Confidence Learning Center, Soup Kitchen, and the local food shelf. Tickets are available at all sponsoring locations. Get out and support those that are not so lucky by giving back during this wonderful event.
No matter what you are looking for - couples, friends, or families, - we have a package available this fall for everyone. All you have to do is book and plan for a fantastic weekend!