My husband and I stayed at the Grand View Lodge because our friends hosted a wedding there. We arrived on a Friday morning and we were amazed not only with how beautiful the resort was, but how big it was, too!
The main lobby/registration was a little confusing to find, since there are several buildings spread out throughout the resort. We arrived a before our check-in time, so we had an hour or so to spend at Looney's Bar & Grill, which is lakeside. We sat down there for a few drinks and just enjoyed the scenery, looking out onto Gull Lake. The resort was full of guests, but not to the point where it was crowded. Many families were vacationing at this time, indulging in various water sports and playing on the beach. For those who are weary of the lake, the resort has an indoor pool, as well (with a big slide- great for the kids!).
When we got to our room, we were surprised with how HUGE the rooms are! We stayed in the Pines and had a lovely view of the golf course on that side of the resort. Our room was large enough to sleep 7-8 people! The living room was spacious with a leather couch and Murphy bed. A small kitchen is in the corner of the room, with a small fridge, sink, and microwave. You walk down the hallway and you find the bathroom- had a standup shower, as well as a jacuzzi tub. Very spacious bathroom with lots of cabinet space! And finally, the bedroom had 2 queen size beds and a sink/mirror, which was convenient if you didn't want to walk out to the main bathroom to brush your teeth, etc. The whole room was super clean and we were very satisfied!
I had time to use their workout facility- it had 3 treadmills and 2-3 ellipticals. Also had 2 TVs facing the cardio machines. There was also a full set of weights and exercise mats if you wanted to do sit-ups in the corner. It was not very big, but it was clean and had what you needed for a workout.
As I mentioned our friends had a wedding here and it was absolutely beautiful! They held the actual ceremony along the main stairway leading to Gull Lake. The reception was held indoors at one of the halls up the street from the main lobby area. Their wedding photos came out beautiful with the scenery and especially love the shots of the wedding party standing on the pier with the lake behind them. Just beautiful!
The staff was very nice- everyone at the front desk made us feel very welcome.
There is a great little coffee shop in the building next to the main lobby area- great frozen coffee drinks!
I can go on and on about this resort- my husband and I enjoyed every minute of our stay there. We definitely recommend this place, especially for a nice family vacation with the kids, and we hope to return soon!
- 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