We were referred to GVL by one of my coworkers. We reserved a townhome in the Pines, which is across the road from the main lodge/property. We were concerned that this would be far away from all of the activities, but when we arrived, it was super easy to get to/from our room and the main property - they have shuttles to take you back and forth, but since the resort wasn't really crowded yet we found it just as easy to take our vehicle over whenever we wanted. Keep in mind that during peak season there are not many public parking lots so this would not be an option. Be sure to look at the GVLfun.com website after booking your reservation; they have their activities listed - be sure to book your (mostly FREE) activities as soon as you know what the weather will be otherwise they book fast! Family golf is free on Sundays - so we used that for our son's first real golfing experience; he loved it! We also did the pontoon fishing (caught lots of large sunfish), a sunset cruise (wonderful) and a horseback ride (relaxing). The food at the lodge was amazing, especially the breakfast which was included! The only thing I would say needs improving is the flow and timing of the wait staff at breakfast; they seemed overwhelmed during periods of heavy guest traffic (i.e., lots of tables not ready and guests waiting to seat). The water park is really just a large pool with a slide, but is amazing with the walls of windows that open to the lakefront! Water was not really warm (how we like it), but tolerable. Loved the s'mores and bonfires by the lake every evening - a nice touch! Overall an amazing experience; we will definitely be back!
- 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