My trip to Grand View was part of a weekend getaway with 7 girlfriends. We rented a large cabin which had 3 bedrooms plus a large sleeping loft & 4 bathrooms. The sleeping space was quite roomy for all of us, however, the upstairs living space was a bit small and only had one couch--not quite big enough for all of us to squeeze around the fireplace at once. Had we been staying during the summer, the two large decks (one screened in) would have been ample to accommodate us. The lower level had more living space but lacked the ambiance and fireplace of the main level.
The cabin itself was charming and comfortable enough, although I certainly wouldn't label it as luxury by any stretch. It was pretty well stocked and we were able to make a nice dinner with no problems. The beds were reasonably comfy. The bathrooms were sufficient but the towels particularly plush nor particularly soft.
We didn't have a lake view, which was fine for winter but during the warmer months it would be nicer to be on the water, or at least see it. The neighboring cabins were a bit close. Again, fine during winter, but during the warmer months it's likely there'd be plenty of noise traveling from cabin to cabin. There was plenty of parking, even with quite a bit of snow piled up (which blocked some space)
Grand View is definitely an outdoorsy sort of place. If we'd planned to snowmobile, ski or snow shoe we would have had fabulous access. Our plan, however, was to spend a day at the spa, which, sadly, we didn't get to do since there was a mix up with our reservation and the staff couldn't...or didn't choose to do anything to help fix that, hence my lack of stars in this area.
While the staff was pleasant enough, when checking in, we were told our cabin was ready but we couldn't have the key yet so we headed to an offsite spa for the afternoon and picked up the key at dinner time. We never did find out what that was all about.
Nonetheless, I would be willing to give this resort one more try.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Create a lifetime of memories at Grand View Lodge Golf Resort and Spa, located along the beautiful shores of Gull Lake in Nisswa, MN. The Historic Grand View Lodge offers deluxe accommodations, exceptional dining, 45 holes of championship golf, the world-class Glacial Waters Spa, full-service meeting, events and wedding facilities, and activities galore on 2,500 feet of beautiful sandy beach. Grand View's lodging facilities are immaculate, convenient and comfortable, accommodating up to 900 people. Spread across several hundred acres, Grand View provides the maximum privacy, enjoyment, and scenic views for guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand View Hotel Nisswa