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Snow Much Fun!


Winter has finally arrived and with it, the magical ingredient – snow! We are excited to announce we have a jam-packed line up of winter activities that will be sure to please. Now the only ingredient missing is you!

The Pines Winter Recreation Center is now open and offers snowshoes and cross country ski rentals, so guests can meander through the trees and see the beauty of winter at it’s finest. Or if you prefer to ride through the scenery, Dog sled rides, family sleigh rides and the romantic Un Cheval (one horse sleigh) rides will be available throughout the winter weekends.

The beach may no longer be a place to catch a tan, but it still offers plenty of fun activities including a lighted broomball rink behind the Clubhouse Suite and a lighted skating and hockey rink on both Gull and Roy Lake. Icehouses, such as ‘Lil Grand View’ featured on WCCO last year, are also available for rent at an additional cost.

If you’re still craving more, there are many exciting opportunities offsite. Mt. Ski Gull, located just down the road from us, offers downhill skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Show your key card upon arrival and receive a 15% discount on your day of fun! If you feel the need for speed, hop on a snowmobile and meander through the woods. Check out our friends, Boats & Beyond Rental, for all your snowmobile needs!

At the end of the day, stop by M.V. Bakers for some delicious s’mores before going back to your “home away from home” to cozy up next to the fireplace and reminisce on your Grand View winter adventure.

What’s Cookin’ For The Holidays?

Celebrate the holiday season with these two recipes that are sure to please and be made with ease. Create a new tradition with our Pepper Crusted Venison Medallion with a flavorful Cranberry Glaze and Pumpkin Cheesecake with a tantalizing Caramel-Bourbon Pecan Sauce. Just click on the links or photos to print out the recipe cards. Happy Holidays from all of us at Grand View Lodge!

Fall Into Wellness

Throughout the month of September, we are paying tribute to fall colors, relaxation and wellness. The tribute comes in an effort to expand the 2011 established Grand View Wellness Program and integrate its foundational practices into our other venues.

For those looking for a new twist to their ordinary workout routine should look forward to several new Grand View Wellness Program Activities. Biking the Cuyuna Mountain Bike Trail System, morning sessions of Hot Power Yoga, Guided Nature Hikes and the exciting dance of Salsa are all new additions this fall. All wellness activities offered are designed to fit and tailor to any age, level of experience and actual physical fitness ability. Most activities are complimentary to guests, with only a select few, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking at Cuyuna or Paddleboard Yoga, that carry an additional charge.

Food and nutrition is also a huge aspect in achieving overall wellness. Our guests requested it and now it’s finally here – a wellness menu! This fall will be the first of what is hoped to be several menus that provide lighter fare food options for both our health conscious guests and/or those looking for a lighter meal. The wellness menu will feature Appetizers and entrees such as Vegetable Flatbread, Vegetarian Black Bean Chili, Turkey Scaloppini and Pan-Seared Salmon. It will be available at the Lodge Dining Room and Northwoods Pub, with Cru working on a Spa-inspired menu.

As most people know, exercise and proper nutrition are beneficial to your overall well-being, but what many people tend to forget about is the importance of spa therapies; Massages, facials and even nail services all provide hostilic health benefits. This September, Glacial Waters Spa will be offering several wellness classes including Spa Reflexology, Skin Care Basics and Skin Analysis and Spa Stress Relief. They hope these classes will provide you with new information and techniques that can be used to increase your overall  wellness.  All classes are complimentary and run one hour, starting at 3:30p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Wellness seems to also be influenced by the seasons.  As fall colors fluctuate across the state, our central location allows our fall enthusiasts an extended opportunity to see color change both subtle and drastic.  So whether you’re looking for an afternoon drive around Gull Lake or need something more adventurous, we have the routes and activities you need to take in all the colors of fall and continue down your path to wellness.

In the end, whatever you decide you want to do this fall to achieve wellness is up to you. So if it means sitting on the deck, relaxing, holding a beverage in hand, that’s ok too! It’s your vacation – and let wellness come to you.

More info on — Brainerd Fall Color Tours — and — GVL Activities Program

GOLFtoberfest – A Weekend of Golf, Music and Fun

Last years festivities included Martin Zellar and the Hardways!

The third annual KFAN GOLFtoberfest sponsored by Schell’s Brewing Company, Grain Belt,  Buffalo Wild Wings, Boats n Beyond Rentals, Ticket King, Gopher Sports, and Chipotle will be held October 12 -14 at Grand View Lodge and its three championship golf courses – The Pines, The Preserve and Deacon’s Lodge. The fun-filled weekend includes deluxe lodging, breakfast daily and unlimited golf with carts at all three courses.

Also included in the package is the Saturday night party, which includes FREE food, drinks, giveaways, and a FREE concert performed by Rocket Club, the Minneapolis-based band who recently performed at the 2012 WE Fest this last August. Mother’s Hotdish, featuring Mark Mraz and George Scott Mckelvey, will open the 5-hour music filled evening.

This whole weekend package is only $299 per person.

KFAN Chris Hawkey’s band Rocket Club will be the headliner at the show! Check out their latest single “North Country” on YouTube.

If you’re not a die-hard golfer, there are non-golfer package rates available.  And if you’re looking for just a fun night out, the concert is FREE to the public. The only cost involved will be food and drinks for those not on the GOLFtoberfest package. We welcome you to join us in this weekend tribute to golf and celebration of music and fun.

For more information, please click here 

NOTE: If you want to stay one more day, Sunday is our $49 per person Overnight Tailgate Party which features an extra night of deluxe lodging, breakfast and huge party in the Northwoods Pub for the Vikings game at 3p.m. and the Packers game at 7p.m. Food and drink specials will be available, PLUS each person on the Tailgate Package will have a chance to win 4 lower level tickets Vikings vs. Packers home game in December (Drawing will take place at 6 p.m.).