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“Something for everyone in a beautiful Minnesota resort”
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Grand View Lodge
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Nisswa
Certificate of Excellence
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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104 reviews
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“Something for everyone in a beautiful Minnesota resort”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Our family loves our yearly visit to Grand View Lodge! With a hundred years of customer service and care under their belts, they seem to have nailed the experience of "getting away from it all" with tons of stuff to do. Our kids love the indoor water park, games room and organized activities. My husband and I love the boat rentals, beach bonfires, dining and spa. We have rented the same cabin for the past four years and this year we arrived to find it had just been updated with granite counter tops, new tile and carpet, stainless appliances and great decor. Many others have also been recently updated. Housekeeping and front desk staff are extremely friendly and will help you with just about anything you need. We were lucky to show up the day of a local event. The resort offered free shuttles for anyone who wanted or needed rides to the event. I can imagine that any time of year, there are plenty of things to do although summer is definitely your best bet for outdoors activities.

Room Tip: The main lodge has rooms but a great option is one of the cabins near or at the waterfront. Golfers...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

As a native Minnesotan and someone who loves to travel, I would be remiss if I didn't check out what my own backyard had to offer. I've been to Grand View Lodge a number of times and have stayed in a variety of their properties. I've never been disappointed...other than to end my stay and head back to reality!

I've been to Grand View in September, November, December, January, April, and May, always choosing to avoid the peak summer season. There are many activities at the resort and in the surrounding area available year-round, though some of the resort amenities and local towns definitely have seasonality to their business.

There are so many lodging options and something to suit just about any needs. My favorites are the new Homes on Nokomis. The two-bedroom, two-bath with full kitchen option facing the woods is so beautiful and very much a home away from home. Lodging at The Pines is also quite lovely regardless of whether or not you are a golfer.

Not to be missed is the Glacial Waters Spa featuring Aveda and Eminence products. I'm working my way through their entire spa menu and would highly recommend a stop at the spa during your Grand View Lodge experience. Be sure to book your spa appointments early and on a day when you don't need to travel so that the pure bliss doesn't need to be hurried. The spa, its relaxation room, and gender-specific locker rooms are a great way to spend a rainy or snowy afternoon--being pampered!

This resort works for solo travelers, groups of friends, a girls weekend, couples or families. They often run specials so it pays to be on their e-mail list.

I highly recommend Grand View Lodge and their exceptional staff who are attentive to your every need!

Room Tip: Many of the accommodations can be customized to your group's size as the units/cabins can be sub...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Buffalo, MN
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Who couldn't use a "me" day? Well, if you want to be pampered, you need to go to a Spa Day at Grand View Lodge in Brainerd, MN. We were fluffed and buffed and left relaxed, yet invigorated. The staff at the Spa were friendly and professional.

Room Tip: Ask for a cabin by the water.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is one of my favorite vacation resorts in all of Minnesota. It has everything one would expect from and want from a Northwoods vacation. The resort has multiple championship golf courses, good dining options, wonderful lakeside setting, fishing, water skiing, spa and so much more.

Accommodation choices range from the historic main lodge to lakeside cabins to modern town homes. All have excellent amenities and many have full or partial kitchens. This makes a perfect escape for families, couples and golf outings for the men or women.

There is an indoor pool, outside bar and restaurant, wonderful gardens and facilities for conventions and group outings. If you want to know why this is called Grand View just take the walk from the main lodge down the landscape lit walkway to the lake....you will then understand. I consider this resort to be the quintessential Minnesota resort experience!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Grand View lodge is a beautiful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily demands. The grounds are beautiful, and the accommodations are excellent. There are several options for dining, and all are a delight.

Room Tip: Detached cabins are quieter as far as hearing your neighbors activity.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Grand View Lodge is a jewel in the Brainerd Lakes Area of Minnesota. The main lodge is on the list of historic places and you feel the history the moment you walk into the lobby. It is a wonderful setting for families, couples and outdoor enthusiasts. Plenty of things to do and see at the lodge and in the quaint little town of Nisswa, where shopping is abundant. I can't wait to go back very soon for another relaxing stay.

Room Tip: We stayed in one of the golf villas that had a jacuzzi and fireplace. If you want to be away from th...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

We had a great experience. We went in the spring and so it was kind of between activity options, but we still had a blast. The resort is beautiful. Our accommodations (a three bedroom cabin) we great. The continental breakfast they offered was better than any I have had. It was a warm buffet full of breakfast options. The pool was great for our kids. It has a zero depth so the little ones felt comfortable and a waterside for the older ones. Staff was very helpful and kind. We hope to go again! My only critique was that the pool area wasn't real clean.

Room Tip: I would call reservations because each cabin is so different. We were in 122 and it was a perfect lo...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Grand View Lodge
Address: 23521 Nokomis Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468-2711
Region: United States > Minnesota > Nisswa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Nisswa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand View Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 202
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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