Getaway from the Winter Blahs!

Holidays, Family Fun, Packages, Resort Adventures, Wellness

Think you can’t plan a trip to a Minnesota resort because it’s winter? Well, think again! Grand View specializes in offering their guests an abundance of winter activities. Whether it’s swimming for the kids, ice fishing for dad, or cross country skiing for mom, it’s guaranteed we have something that everyone in the family will enjoy.

Are the kids a little stir crazy from the road trip here? How about giving them the opportunity to burn off some of that excess energy at our Family Fun Center? The Family Fun Center offers a towering 18 foot bouncy slide, accompanied by every kiddo’s favorite, the Bounce House. If your children are a bit older, we have it covered! They can compete in one or two of their favorite gaming systems, Nintendo, Wii or Xbox Kinnect.

Now, don’t forget to make a splash at our indoor mini water park! Complete with a 110 foot indoor waterslide, water guns, fountains, basketball hoop, and two hot tubs. It’s a great place for the kids to have fun while the parents sip some wine (in plastic please for safety) and soak in the Jacuzzis.

Is the family ready to take the vacation outside? Make sure you check out our Pines Winter Recreation Center! Located at our Pines Golf Course clubhouse, take your pick between cross country skiing or give snowshoeing a whirl. Sleigh and dog sled rides are also available and great for all ages – cross something off your bucket list! Winter blues still taking over? Do you really just want to golf? Better make sure you step it up and give our golf simulator a try. Of course, most of these activities are based on snow conditions, so make sure you check the snowfall ahead of your stay.

Get ready to hit the slopes because Mount Ski Gull is just right up the road! Ski Gull offers tubing, skiing, and snowboarding rentals. The tubing hill is amazing and has a variety of different tracks for kids (and parents) of all ages to experience. Also, Grand View’s guests receive a 15% discount.

Who can forget their childhood memories of strapping on those ice skates with the pompoms and working on your triple axel (or just trying to keep you balance)? We would like to offer your children those same special memories. Grand View features several ice rinks, great for figure skating, pond hockey, and broomball. We have complimentary skates available in case you forget yours, and we have a small warming house to strap on those ‘blades. For those who’d like to sit back and watch, take a seat and enjoy an evening by the toasty bonfire next to the lighted rinks.

Parents, need a break from the kids? We offer our Kids Night Out program, so you can enjoy a night out as well. On most Saturdays, KNO is a convenient solution so you and your loved one can grab a couple of beverages at the Pub, or enjoy a romantic dinner at Cru. Enjoy your private time while our supervised activities keep them busy, and a pizza party keeps them nourished.

Feel like staying in, cozying up with a warm cup of cocoa, your snuggie, and all your little munchkins for family night? Well, have no fear; the front desk is fully stocked with movies and board games for your family’s indoor entertainment convenience.

For the fishing aficionado here’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. Don’t forget that Grand View Lodge offers ice fishing. Whether you bring your own fish house or rent one of ours, you’re guaranteed to make some happy family memories while trying to catch the “big one.” Both Roy Lake and Gull Lake produce some nice walleyes, northern, and pan fish year-round. Plus, we host the Fishing Extravaganza and our own Fishing Derby the second week of February for those who enjoy a little competition.

Top off your long day of outdoor activities with a warm-up by our outdoor bonfires while enjoying some chocolatey gooey s’morey goodness. So why delay? Book today! Go to and click on “Check Availability” to begin planning your winter fun. Hope to see you soon!