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Minnesota ICE DAZE is back January 31- February 2

Minnesota ICE DAZE is back January 31- February 2It’s the cold truth – winter is officially here. So we brought back our special MN Ice Daze weekend to help you celebrate life, family and outdoor, winter fun.

Minnesota ICE DAZE is back January 31- February 2As seen on WCCO’s 2013 “Goin’ To The Lake,” news anchors Frank Vascellero and Chris Shaffer made a pit stop at Grand View Lodge and took in all the weekend had to offer. Click here to see last year’s Ice Daze and read below for what we’re offering again this year in 2014.

To kick off the 2014 Ice Daze weekend, we will be offering our weekly wine tastings featuring Oregon and Washington Wines. Enjoy this informal hour of vino education, plus receive a certificate to use in our restaurants for a glass of your favorite wine you tasted during the tasting.

If you want a unique night with the kids, check out our Dive-In Movie at the pool, which can be a blast no matter what your age. Float on your own innertube with your friends and family while watching a movie on the big screen. Complimentary Inner tubes, pizza and popcorn will be provided. But if you prefer to stay dry, swing by the Northwoods Pub for live music both Friday and Saturday evening.

Minnesota ICE DAZE is back January 31- February 2Saturday morning, enjoy an endless Breakfast Buffet, before you venture out for several fun activities such as our Grand View Wellenss Yoga, or Cross-Country Ski Clinic, Broomball, Dog Sled Rides and Pond Hockey. After noon bells, join us at our annual Guest-Only Fishing Derby. Our three-hour derby will give you a chance to catch some tales and land some big prizes.

Minnesota ICE DAZE is back January 31- February 2Fishing holes will be drilled for you and your fishing poles, tackle and bait will also be provided, all at no cost to you. Refreshments and hot dogs will be complimentary, but beer will be an additional charge. Following the derby will be the Ice Daze Olympics, offering families and individuals competition in categories such as Ice Trike Racing, Chip It to Win It, Human Curling, a snow sculpture contest and more.

Minnesota ICE DAZE is back January 31- February 2To top off the weekend is our annual KFAN’s Common Man’s Snowmobile Poker Run on Sunday morning. Five stops throughout the miles of perfectly groomed trails in the Brainerd Area and receive 5 poker cards to get the winning hand for several great prizes. If you don’t have a sled of your own, our friends at Boats ‘N Beyond Rentals have available rentals, plus all the gear at a special price for our guests. After the long journey, head indoors to warm up at Northwoods Pub and enjoy our annual Superbowl Party. Enjoy a Football Lover’s Buffet, trivia, specials and fun.  Plus you can watch the champions of the NFL season battle for the coveted title.

Our MN Ice Daze package is $140/night based on double occupancy. Add $50/additional adult or $10 per child per night for a weekend of fun, music and celebration. It’s Minnesota – time to embrace the season and discover, learn and share.

Fall For Our Fork-N-Cork Getaways

Fall For Our Fork-N-Cork GetawaysThis year, Grand View and Minnesota Monthly magazine are teaming up again to offer our fall Fork-n-Cork package good for October 21 – December 14, 2013. This very popular package includes two nights lodging, a delicious breakfast each morning, a bottle of Grand View’s Signature Wine, and a $200 Dining Card for our fabulous dining venues or wine tastings.

For only $319 for two people for two nights and including a $200 Dining Card makes for a fantastic reason to come to the area to enjoy the changing of the seasons. The Dining Card can be used for wine experiences or dining at Cru Restaurant and Wine Bar, Lodge Dining Room and Northwoods Pub for food and beverages. For more information on this delicious package, click here.

Celebrate this season also by taking home a recipe from our chefs! This recipe from Cru is a favorite for the harvest season. Enjoy! (For a printable version of these recipes for your recipe box, click here, print and cut.)

There’s Something Exciting ‘On Tap’ this November!

There’s Something Exciting ‘On Tap’ this November!Grand View Lodge is excited to announce its 4th annual Grand Brewfest to all you beer lovers and local craft beer aficionados. This two-day salute to Minnesota craft beer will take place November 22-24 where Minnesota breweries will present their favorite brews to craft beer enthusiasts.

Sponsoring breweries include: Grain Belt, Brau Brothers Brewing Co., Brainerd Lakes Beer, Schell’s Brewing Co., Leech Lake Brewing Co., Summit Brewing Co., Jack Pine Brewery, Lift Bridge Brewery, Bent Paddle Brewing Co., Third Street Brewhouse, Surly Brewing and Lucid Brewing, so far.

“When we first began in 2009, we had only 4 breweries and about 75 participants, but just this last year, we grew to 10 Breweries and over 300 participants,” said Jim Benson, Director of Operations. “We’re excited for the 2013 lineup, as we have 13 Breweries and hopefully more to come.”

New this year is the 1st Annual Home Brewers Contest. The contest is open to all styles of beer and an expert panel of judges will conduct a tasting of each entry and award the Best Home Brewer of the 2013 Grand Brewfest.

There’s Something Exciting ‘On Tap’ this November!The winner of the contest will work with Horace Cunningham, Brewmaster at Third Street Brewhouse in Cold Spring, Minnesota. Not only will they get to produce a keg of their beer at Third Street Brewhouse, but later in the year, the winner will bring their keg to Grand View Lodge to be tapped in their Northwoods Pub with a few of their closest friends.

This eventful weekend includes deluxe lodging, breakfast daily, Brewfest mug, Vendor Fair, Paired Beer & Food Dinner, and Saturday night’s Live Entertainment starting at $175 per person.

Friday night kicks off the Brewfest celebration with its Minnesota Beer Night in the Northwoods Pub featuring tap beer specials, live entertainment and beer history trivia.

Saturday’s afternoon vendor fair includes beer samplings from all sponsoring and participating beer vendors, seminars and culinary demos, food booths, and a chili bar. Proceeds from the event will go to support the local Kinship Partners, a community-based, one-to-one youth mentoring program.

The Paired Beer & Food Dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. will be an exciting tasting opportunity to experience several beers and plates, infused with various flavors that are paired to perfection. The Brewery of the Year, Best Food Vendor Booth and Home Brew Winners will be announced as well.

The event will wrap up with an evening of cocktails and humor featuring Colin & Brando and C. Willi Myles. For more information, please click here.

Minnesota ICE DAZE Kicks Off February 1-3

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Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what Minnesota winters are made of! To celebrate this, Grand View Lodge is introducing, MN Ice Daze, a weekend dedicated to families and a tribute to winter activities.

Starting Friday, February 1, we will have our Dive-In Movie at the pool, where no matter what your age, you can relax and float around on inner tubes and enjoy a movie on our big screen. If its outside you’d rather be, then try a ride on our lighted tube down the Grand View hill in front of the Main Lodge. Snow is essential for this, so let it snow, let it snow let it snow! The evening of fun will end with the awesome acoustic sounds of Minneapolis’ own Tim Mahoney (former 2011 contestant on NBC’s The Voice) joined by musician, Michael McGregor, at our Main Lodge both Friday and Saturday nights.

Upon filling yourself at our endless Breakfast Buffet, join us at our Guest-Only Fishing Derby. Our three hour derby will give you a chance to catch some lunkers and land some big prizes. Holes will be drilled for you and your poles and bait will be provided. But if you prefer your lucky pole and secret bait, bring that along too. There will also be refreshments and hot dogs will be complimentary, but beer will be an additional charge. Following the derby will be the Ice Daze Olympics, offering families and individuals competition in categories such as Ice Trike Racing, Chip It to Win It, Human Curling, a snow sculpture contest and more.

If you haven’t decided to stay for our Sunday celebrations yet, maybe we can persuade you with the following…. We will start off the morning with KFAN’s Common Man’s Snowmobile Poker Run. Five stops throughout the miles of trails in the Brainerd Area and receive 5 poker cards to get the winning hand for the big prize. If you don’t have a sled of your own, our friends at Boats ‘N Beyond Rentals have available rentals, plus all the gear at a special price for our guests.
And then it begins, our SUPERBOWL Party at the Northwoods Pub. Join us for a Football Lover’s Buffet, trivia, specials and fun. Watch the Vikings (oops, we’ll see), the champions of the NFL season battle for the coveted title. We will still have the sledding hill open if you feel the need for snow speed and fun or to join the kids outdoors for one last day.

MN Ice Daze package is for $140/night based on double occupancy. Add $50/additional adult or $10 per child per night for a weekend of fun, music and celebration. Because in Minnesota, sometimes you have to embrace the season and here’s a weekend of reasons why!

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.).

Something’s Brewing This November!

Grand View is excited to announce it’s 3rd annual Grand Brewfest to all you beer lovers and local craft beer aficionados. This two-day salute to Minnesota breweries will take place November 16-18 where Minnesota breweries are expected to present their favorite brews to craft beer enthusiasts including Schell’s, Finnegans, Third Steet Brewhouse, Summit, Leech Lake Brewing Company, Brainerd Lakes Beer, and more. This eventful weekend includes deluxe lodging, breakfast daily, vendor fair, Paired Beer & Food Dinner, as well as live entertainment, starting at $140 per person

Friday night kicks off the Brewfest celebration with its Minnesota Beer Night in the Northwoods Pub featuring tap beer specials, live music and beer history trivia.

Saturday’s afternoon vendor fair includes blind tasting challenges, beer samplings from all sponsoring and participating beer vendors, seminars and culinary demos, along with a chili bar. Proceeds from the event will go to support the local Kinship Program, a community-based, one-to-one youth mentoring program.

Another unique component of the event will be the Paired Beer & Food Dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., which will be an exciting tasting opportunity of five beers and plates, infused with various flavors that pair to perfection.

The event will wrap up with an evening of cocktails and humor, sponsored by Leech Lake Brewery. Twin Cities comedian, Matt Fugate, will be featured as the main entertainment where he’ll be performing his wry wit, incisive observations, and polished but genuine stage presence. Plus we will be announcing Grand View’s 2012 Brewery of the Year.

For more information, please click here.

Grand View Wines 2012

Each year, Grand View Lodge selects a new wine and artist for their family house wines. Both of this year’s wines, the Chardonnay and the Cabernet Sauvignon, are easy drinking wines, created to give you, your friends and family a distinct and pleasurable evening. Each wine is available at the Lodge Dining Room and the Northwoods Pub in the historic Main Lodge.

The Cote family, 4th generation owners of Grand View Lodge, has selected the Scotto Family, 5th generation California winemakers, to blend a unique wine exclusively for Grand View. The wines, along with locally commissioned label art by Jerry Raedeke, were designed to help guests further their Grand View experience, while serving as a keepsake to preserve its memories.

The Wine – the Scotto family moved in 1883 west, from Italy to New York to California. During this multi-generation journey, there has been one constant – the Scotto’s were making wine somewhere near the water. Now located in Lodi, CA they make small lots of artisanal wines under two labels, Scotto Family Cellars for the United States and Scotto Family Wines for export. The winery is currently owned and operated by Anthony Scotto III, a 5th generation winemaker, with help from his sister Natalie and his brother, Paul.

The Artist – Recognized as a premier wildlife artist, Jerry Raedeke’s wildlife art has received numerous awards and honors, including Artist of the Year for the prestigious Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.  He supports many conservation efforts and groups and serves as a member and sponsor of Ducks Unlimited, donating more than 100 original paintings and 24,000 prints, which have raised over $4,000,000 for DU waterfowl restoration projects. Raedeke is a Nisswa local, and was chosen for the honor of painting several Northwood’s scenes for the label, which are common sights around the Gull Lake Chain.