Skip to content

A Summer Minnesota Getaway to Grand View Lodge Recap

Disclosure Policy: Some links are affiliate links meaning I may make a small commission at no cost to you. I appreciate your support!

A classic Minnesota getaway is to Grand View Lodge located in Nisswa, Minnesota on Gull Lake. At just about 2 hours from the Twin Cities, Grand View is a historic resort with tons of great activities. From the moment you step out of the car, you’ll be immersed in nature with fresh air amongst towering pines. Read on for some of the highlights from our recent visit!

Beautiful Accommodation Options Across Various Price Points

Grand View has both traditional cabins (some on the lake!) and a brand new boutique hotel across various price points. We’ve stayed in and would recommend both options. The lakeside cabin was closer to many of the activities we enjoyed while the hotel has new amenities and is still walkable too. The cabins can also accommodate more people for larger families.

North Boutique Hotel:


So Many Fun On Site Activities

Part of what makes Grand View so special is all the activities you can enjoy onsite. Some examples include:

  • two indoor pools with water slides
  • outdoor giant hot tub
  • golfing
  • on site spa
  • yard games
  • pontoon and non motorized watercraft rentals
  • nightly s’mores.

It would be impossible to get bored here!

Great Variety of Dining Options

You don’t have to leave the resort for food because there are a variety of dining options available. We enjoyed daily breakfast in The Heritage Room, pizza takeout from The Northwoods Pub and a patio dinner at On the Rocks. There’s also a steakhouse, seasonal pizza restaurant, lakeside Mexican restaurant and an ice cream shop!

Location near Nisswa

While you certainly don’t need to leave the resort, there’s a lot to do in Nisswa itself from breweries to shopping to biking the Paul Bunyan Trail. Nisswa is just a short drive away or hop on a complimentary bike rental to check out the town! I’d recommend grabbing a pizza from Rafferty’s, a scone + coffee from Stonehouse Coffee, chocolate at Wildflower Chocolate and beer from Roundhouse Brewery. They have axe-throwing, beer tasting and an outdoor stage for events too.

Are you ready to book a Minnesota summer getaway to Grand View?! Check out this article on visiting Grand View in the winter or read about other Minnesota travel ideas here.

Posted in

You may also enjoy...

Scroll To Top