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“Great place for the holidays!”
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Grand View Lodge
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Nisswa
Certificate of Excellence
Willmar, Minnesota
1 review
“Great place for the holidays!”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed a two night stay over the holidays and had a great time with all of the activities the resort had to offer. The accomodations were clean, the resort was well maintained, and the staff was great. Stayed in a cabin with fireplace and jaccuzi and everything was great with the exception with noise that transfers through the door from attaching cabin. An insulated door with seals would go a long way. Wasn't a major issue during our stay but could see it as a potential issue with louder neighbors. The breakfast buffet was delicious.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

I recently spent the weekend at Grandview as part of a girls' weekend. We stayed in the 8th Fairway Townhomes, unit 683 . I highly recommend this unit. It was obviously recently painted and refurbished with all new furniture, bed linens, flat screen TVs (six in all) and modern decor. The carpet was also new. The unit has four large bedrooms all on different levels for optimal privacy. The rooms are large and spacious.

The master bedroom which is on the lower level has an jacuzzi bath, stand alone shower and fireplace. There is also a recreation room on this level with a pool table, bar table, fireplace and TV. Right off the entry to the unit is a huge bedroom which has two queen beds and a twin. There are two bedrooms on the upper level with two queen beds in each room and each bedroom having its own bathroom. The fourth bathroom is on the main level adjacent to the living room and kitchen. The highlight of the property is the movie room with multilevel seating, a surround sound stereo system and comfortable leather couches! And while we only ate in once, the kitchen had an adequate supply of dishes, pots/pans, and utensils.

We were able to utilize the resort's shuttle which quickly arrived to pick us up and take us to the restaurant and bar. The food was good and the early Saturday morning Bloody Mary bar had everything you could ever need to cure any lingering effects from the night before or to get your day started out right!

The weekend was so much fun and I liked the townhouse so much that I have booked it for March and will be returning with my family.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We've been here twice (once with my side of the family and once with my wife's side of the family). Both trips have been totally perfect. Big pluses are that they have accommodations of all sizes so for both trips, we all were able to stay in one cabin (the first trip, we had 12; last year we had 11). The kid's club is awesome - kids couldn't wait to go. The food is excellent and because it's all-inclusive style, it makes things very easy. We loved CRU and the resort hooked us up with an excellent babysitter who watched the four kids. We also had an awesome time at the pool with the kids - especially the Warm Tub - in between a hot tub and the pool. Other fun things - must do paddleboarding yoga in the morning on the lake - stunning, challenging, and incredible. Boot camp in the morning. BIke ride from Pelican Rapids back to resort - so fun! Cruising around downtown Nisswa - fun - never made to the turtle races but heard they are fun. Live music at the bar at night. The spa is also very nice. Kids, of course, loved the on-site ice cream/candy shop! The staff was more than happy to set us up with camp fire at our cabin - brought firewood/ligther/kindling - everything. The grounds are immaculately maintained and awesome. Met lots of other fun people and the kids made lots of friends. Highly recommend this place. Only thing that is true of both visits is that the italian family style restaurant is not good. No other way to put it - the food is just not good at all. The service was terrific - it was just the food that was bad.

Room Tip: For a big group, we loved the Fisherman's Cabin (8 bedrooms). Also, some newer cabins over by k...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Edina, Minnesota
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Super fun! There is a big pool with a water slide and the breakfast at the Grand View Dining Room was very good. There was lots of good food there. We stayed in cabin 134 witch is by the lake it was very clean when we got there. The beds are super comfy unlike the other hotels I have stayed at. The restaurants there are really good. I recommend you try Cru. Also the arcade is super fun!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Mora, Minnesota
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

I began planning a Christmas get away for my family back in May. I had several emails containing questions throughout the months prior for the upcoming trip and was always acknowledged immediately and thoroughly by the staff. The photos on their website are beautiful, however nothing is more breathtaking than seeing the grounds in person. We were amazed at the breakfast buffet each morning and the warm and welcoming drivers of the shuttles that we used frequently to access several areas of the grounds. The events they had for families continued to keep us busy each day.
We stayed at Roy's Cottage and it was beautifully decorated and very clean. After our vacation was over we agreed this would be a place we would like to keep as a tradition every two years at Christmas. Thank you Grandview Lodge and staff for making our staff a very memorable one!

Room Tip: Roy's Cottages are perfect for family as they are individual family dwellings.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

A group of 10 women have stayed in one of the condos there the last few years and really have loved it. Clean and updated. Plus they have a new restaurant, and the food is delicious. It is quite a treat. Fitness center is fine. Have heard mixed reviews for the spa from the women in my group. The one thing that bothered me immensely was the ice in the roads and parking lots. They absolutely do nothing to clear it and it was quite slippery. It is an accident waiting to happen. Other than that, wonderful experience!

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for a romantic getaway. The property itself is stunning. There are man activities to choose from and several restaurants to choose from. While I didn't care for the food choices all that much, there are many choices nearby. We have lived in MN for a long time and really made the decision to buy a cabin n this area because of this trip. If you're planning on going to northern MN, you will not be disappointed by staying here. We opted for one of the cabins so we could bring our dog (Paid a small deposit). It was maybe a little on the rustic side for us, but would have been great for a few couples to share. It would have easily slept 10, with 3 bedrooms. The Sunday brunch was fantastic! Don't miss it!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Grand View Lodge
Address: 23521 Nokomis Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468-2711
Location: United States > Minnesota > Nisswa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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
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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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