A Winter Wonderland

A Winter Wonderland

Grand View Lodge is putting together an enchanted wonderland, packed full of winter activities for our Minnesota months. There will be indoor and outdoor activities, and something for all ages. Winter activities range from immersing yourself in the woods of The Pines on snowshoes, gliding across the plain of the our ice rinks, to sitting with Santa and his elves in your cabin as the children express all of their holiday desires.


For the adventurous type, we offer snowshoeing and cross country skiing through nearly 20 kilometers of groomed trails, winding through the woods of The Pines Golf Course. These winter sports will give you bang for your buck, as it’s the best fat burning workout in the winter, while it maintains the safety of being low impact, and safe. Snowshoes are available to rent at The Winter Rec Center, otherwise you are free to bring your own.

Also available is our special guest discount to Mount Ski Gull, located just around the bend from Grand View. This family friendly environment is the ideal location to spend your day skiing, snowboarding, or snow tubing and offers a bar for the adults. Grand View guests receive a 15% discount, and we have a complimentary shuttle that runs during certain periods of the day.

Other Grand View entertainment for the 2015-16 Winter Wonderland has a new twist on a past tradition.

In past years there have always been ice rinks located on both Gull and Roy Lake accessible throughout the day for families to lace up and enjoy their ice skating sport of choice. This year Grand View is stepping up it’s game and surfacing an ice rink on land, complete with boards and lights for when the sun goes down.   Tennis courts by summer, ice rink by winter, the new skating area will be located between the Gull Lake Center and The Garden Clubhouse.

Catering to those who prefer the indoors during this season, there are a handful of warm activities offered. First is our Grand View Wellness Programs; boot camp, aerobics, and yoga are offered throughout the week. In the evening, play bingo in or bring the children to laser tag in the Norway Center

Give yourself well-deserved pampering at the world-renowned Glacial Waters Spa. Grand View is the best Spa Resort in Minnesota and exceeds the expectations of provided services and uses water from Glacial Lakes hidden deep in the core of the earth. The experience offered in combination with the resort and spa at Grand View is unobtainable at any other location in Minnesota.

Grand View has a way of creating memories for individuals and families comparably. This Christmas season, the Main Lodge has outshined all previous holidays in the northland with a special holiday treat that leaves children breathless and parents elated with the joy they exude.

On December 19th of every year, Santa’s elves visit the cabins of Grand View Lodge to check-in with the children of the resort and see what they desire most for Christmas. As an effort to take this to a new level, Grand View has asked Santa Clause to make personal visitations in addition to the yearly Elf Tuck-in. Not only will Santa’s elves tuck your kids in, but Santa will be at breakfast every Saturday morning and you can also sign up for 15-20 minute cabin visits. The holiday spirit will be bountiful in the Northland.

Leave the stress behind this holiday season, pack up your family, and make your way north for our winter wonderland that outperforms any in the state. If you’re looking to get active outdoors, enjoy indoors enjoyment, and create an unforgettable setting for your family this winter season Grand View Lodge is the place for you. Let us take care of the entertainment while you and your family build memories that will last a lifetime.