Grand View Lodge named Top 5 Resorts in the Midwest by Condé Nast Traveler

Grand View Lodge named Top 5 Resorts in the Midwest by Condé Nast Traveler

For the second year in a row, Nisswa-based Grand View Lodge has been awarded the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award for the Top 5 Resorts in the Midwest. Determined by a survey administered to all readers, winning resorts and hotels are rated on a variety of criteria, including Food/Dining, Location, Overall Design, Rooms, and Service.

We strive daily to exceed expectations of our guests,” said Mark Ronnei, General Manager at Grand View Lodge. “However, our guests have now exceeded our expectations by voting us into the top Midwest resorts. It is such a huge honor for not only Grand View Lodge but rather our community showcasing what the Brainerd Lakes Area has to offer on a global scale.”

According to Condé Nast Traveler, these awards reflect the combined opinions of 79,000 readers rating the cities, islands and hotels they visited in the past year, and the airlines and cruise ships they traveled with. Stretching across the Midwest, Grand View Lodge, the only Minnesota property to be honored, is among a list that profiles the country’s best places to stay, including the American Club of Kohler, Wisconsin and Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri.

Grand View Lodge is home to year-round offerings that include the world-renowned Glacial Waters Spa, first-class wine tastings and culinary events located in the resort’s exclusive wine cellar, extensive kids programs and cozy cabins.  In the winter, there’s dog sledding, sleigh rides, ice fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.  In the summer, the resort fills with guests taking advantage of the property’s two championship golf courses (named as one of the Top 125 Golf Resorts in the World by Condé Nast Traveler ), a variety of land and water activities and the views of beautiful Gull and Roy Lakes. Furthermore, Grand View Lodge is equipped with the impressive Gull Lake Center with meeting rooms for all sizes as well as a Grand Ballroom, serving as the perfect backdrop for weddings and special events.

This award, as well as the rest of Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice winners, can be seen online. To keep up with Grand View Lodge’s latest news, events and special promotions please visit the resort on Facebook and become a fan.  For additional resort information and to find out about vacation packages visit or call 1-866-801-2951.