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Grand View Lodge
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Reviewed 31 December 2011

Our stay between Christmas and New Year's was exactly what we were looking for in a vacation with kids ranging in ages from 7 to 17. Plenty of things to do for everyone and the adults were lucky enough to get a table at Cru for dinner which we found to be high end service at an affordable price. We stayed in Roy Villa 614 and found it to be plenty of room for all eleven of us. They have thought of everything in the villa including a blender for our margaritas! We were relieved to know that the local ski hill makes their own snow so even without mother nature's white stuff our kids were still able to take advantage of learning how to ski. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a place with outstanding service.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Thank ajkq
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

MY wife and i had the privilege of being a guest here and all i can say is just simply awesome. we stayed in the roy lake cabin and it is just perfect for a winter night by a fire. the staff there was amazing and very professional. i could not think of a better place to stay for a weekend. this has to be one of Minnesota's best kept secrets.

Room Tip: pick anyone they are all just awesome but spread out witch is nice.
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Patrick B
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

We love Grand View! It feels like going to summer camp - majestic log cabins and magnificent sandy beach - with everything you could need or want onsite or nearby.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

Grand VIew Lodge is a perfect family experience away from the Black Friday crowds and the beginning of the rush of Holiday gift buying.

We always leave early Black Friday morning for Grandview which is a lovely drive up 169 to 18 to 341 (our favorite way north).

Grandview has a wonderful swim area with slides, zero -depth-entry pool, water games etc.

The lodge is a beautiful large pine structure with a grand fireplace, cozy bar/restaurant downstairs. A wonderful view of the lake while eating breakfast (which is included this weekend) makes the line for buffet worth it.

They have an Aveda Spa on the grounds and you are even able to book a spa/condo weekend for a very reasonable price.

Now, why we go every Black Friday? The City of Nisswa Lighting Ceremony. The whole town turns the lights out and at the count of 10 at 5:30 (I think) all of the Christmas lights turn on at once.

Have you ever seen Groundhog's Day? Uber Americana? Yes, that is truly Nisswa. With a grand marschall on a speaker in the middle of this idillic MN town, horse & sleigh rides around the town, warm cider and cookies (free), the Grand Announcement of Santa Clause arriving (and a line a block long to tell him your Christmas Wishes), and finally a sense of what Christmas-of-yore was like in MN, in what you remember from being a child. MN with a toy store, candy store, an Irish Pizza Restaurant :) not to mention Minnesota Chilli (you know, not spicy - like Mom or Grandma used to make).

To end this wonderful evening they have a Fireworks finale.

I can't wait to go back!!! We started going before having children and before Grandview also started to use the "Groundhog's Day" simularity and now we have 2 children whose highlight of the year is going to Grandview Lodge, Nisswa.

What a wonderful tradtion to make memories. :) Thanks Grandview!!

Room Tip: Call to make reservations.
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank 55441girl
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MarkTine, Public Relations Manager at Grand View Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2011

Thank you for the wonderful review. Thanksgiving week up here is a beautiful time of the season and the city of Nisswa does an incredible job with their City of Lights Festival. Also the Sertoma Winter Wonderland is a fun family activity too which starts the same weekend. We look forward to your return and wish you and your family a happy holidays.

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Reviewed 13 November 2011

My husband and I booked online, for a 1 bedroom lake view w/ fireplace and a jacuzzi tub on the main grounds. One day before we left I had a missed call on my phone from a 218 area code but no voicemail. I called the unknown # to find it was grand view lodge. I asked why they had tried to call me and was told that we were moved to a different cabin because there were too many bookings for our type of cabin online at the same time. I told them we wante a lake view with a jacuzzi-the only thing they could get was a 3 bedroom "lake view"-no jacuzzi. Since it was a day before we were scheduled to leave an it was our anniversary weekend, I was in a rock and a hard place, other resorts we looked at were now booked- we decided to go anyway and hope for the best. Got there and the "lake view" was simply being able to see the lake from the farthest cabin back adjacent to the parking lot. When we spoke with the reservation supervisor, she said reservation online are not guaranteed a described -really?! She sai we should always call to make our reservation. (why even have a online reservation system?) She gave us was a $50 gift card for a future stay. Not satisfied with the service in this situation.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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MarkTine, Public Relations Manager at Grand View Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2011

At Grand View, it is our mission to help create a lifetime of memories for each of our guests. It is also our policy to make sure all our guests are directly contacted or a voicemail is left at anytime there is an issue with an online booking. Online bookings are hand-entered so we can accommodate our guests personally. We try to insure that each of our guests will receive the best possible stay available. If a guest needs to be moved for any reason, we always attempt to upgrade their accommodations to make sure their stay meets their requirements. This single situation, in particular, is not our direct policy and we apologize for any inconvenience. We hope that you will visit us again soon and let us help you create some wonderful memories.

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