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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.

World’s Largest Charitable Ice Fishing Contest

World’s Largest Charitable Ice Fishing ContestMark your calendars for the 24th annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake in Nisswa, Minnesota this January 25, 2014. Join more than 10,000 anglers as they vie for fabulous prizes, including a truck, all-terrain vehicles, ice fishing equipment and so much more! Click here to see a list of all prizes up for grabs.

Friday night, enjoy a Kick-Off Party at Grand View Lodge from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. featuring liquor, beer and wine tasting, appetizers, a silent auction, raffles, games and music by DJ Walzy for only $35 per person! Saturday’s fishing contest will start at 12:00 p.m. and commence with an award ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on Hole-in-the-Day Bay. Click here to see who and what catch made last year’s leaderboard!

If you’re thinking about dropping a line during this great event, check out our Ice Fishing Extravaganza package with accommodations starting at $180/night. Not only will you get deluxe lodging with breakfast daily, but you’ll also have access to FREE, PRIVATE shuttles to and from the Fishing Extravaganza event, along with admittance into the Grand View Lodge Guest-Only Hospitality tent where you warm up with some great food and beverages. Not only that, but guests will have access to the plethora of other amenities and activities currently available during the weekend. Click here to see a current schedule.

The Extravaganza is a special one-of-a-kind event! Since 1990, this signature event of the Brainerd Jaycees generates more than $1-million in revenue for area businesses and more than $200,000 for over 45 Brainerd Lakes Area charities. Not only that, but the event is completely volunteer-ran and organized and has received national and international recognition in Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, ESPN The Magazine, and MSNBC just to name a few.

If you’re interested in helping out the Brainerd Lakes Community and using your fishing skills to win some great prizes, drop us a line and reserve your lodging today. Limited space is available!