I don't normally write reviews, but figured I had some extra time and folks should know what to expect if staying at Bay Colony - Grand View Lodge. the experience was not what was expected. The location of Bay colony is right off of highway 371 so unfortunately you hear the highway traffic. The entire area of Bay Colony was way too busy for my taste. I wish they would have told us that before we booked. Bay Colony sits about 3 miles from the main resort which means you get to experience nothing of what you see in the pictures unless you drive. We are beach people and the beach at bay colony was too small and believe it or not they only have 2 fire pits to accommodate guests and therefore my family never could enjoy the fire pits because they were always occupied. 2 fire pits to support 12 units, not sure that makes any sense. I will say that that the room accommodations are nice, but not as nice as they should be for what you are paying. I could see paying for this if I had a better beach, a fire pit and possibly some privacy. If that is what you are looking for I wouldn't stay here. also the pool (which is only an indoor pool at the main lodge is like a baby pool and can noway support a large group of kids or adults. Wi fi at Bay Colony was horrible -- coverage never worked. AC was loud and didn't cool the back rooms well. Last year we stayed at Craguns and I have to admit this would be my choice again, I only wish Craguns would update their cabins but as far as a GREAT location, GREAT cabins right on the beach with privacy and in door and outdoor pools -- Craguns by far is the better option..
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Grand View Hotel Nisswa