Escape to the Lake this Fall
With spectacular fall foliage, fantastic weather, and plenty of outdoor activities, autumn is an amazing time to visit Northern Minnesota. We have something for everyone this fall, whether you are looking for a fun family vacation, an excuse to play a couple rounds of golf, a culinary adventure, or a romantic getaway. Read all about the fall fun happenings below and book your fall escape to the lake!
Even though summer has come and gone, many of our award-winning dining venues are still open, offering you a diverse array of delectable culinary options during your visit.
Visit CHAR or Cru for an unforgettable, elevated dining experience featuring signature menu items and cocktails. Northwoods Pub still offers all your casual favorites. Dining at our championship golf courses has never been better, with Freddy’s Sports Grill at The Pines and Justin Sutherland’s Northern Soul at The Preserve.
At Freddy’s, stop by for weekly specials such as Prime Rib on Wednesdays, Shrimp or Rib baskets on Friday, and Surf ‘n’ Turf on Saturday. If you haven’t had a chance to try our newest dining venue, fall is the perfect time to visit Justin Sutherland’s Northern Soul at The Preserve.
Stay warm with the incredible fall beverages at Grand Outfitters and Brew. From classic fall favorites like pumpkin spice lattes to caramel apple cider, salted caramel hot chocolate, and house-made chai, Grand Outfitters and Brew have the fall flavors you need!
Fall Fun Events & Lodging Packages
Oktoberfest Pub Crawl Take a trip around Gull Lake while you celebrate the timeless German tradition of Oktoberfest. The Gull Lake Events Oktoberfest Pub Crawl on October 7 is a favorite event in the lakes area, with proceeds benefiting local charities including the Confidence Learning Center, The Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen, and Lakes Area Food Shelf. Sample German beer in the provided mug as you stop at each location, with transportation provided by shuttle buses. Learn more and register today. Prost!
Fall Festival Days at Copper Creek Copper Creek Landscaping, located in Nisswa, goes all out on the autumn season September 16 – October 29 with their Fall Festival Days. This celebration of fall is open seven days per week with family-friendly activities such as a hay-bale maze, corn pit sandbox, face painting, pumpkin carving, fall classes, shopping, onsite vendors, and more. View the full activity list and schedule.
Fall Break October 18-22, make the most of the extended weekend with our Fall Break package. You’ll have the chance to decorate pumpkins, get out on the lake with pontoon cruises, and take in the beautiful fall scenery with horse-drawn wagon rides!
Brainerd Zip Line Tour Looking for even more ways to take in the fall colors? For thrill-seekers and lovers of the outdoors, it doesn’t get much better than the Brainerd Zip Line Tour. These guided tours are located just a few minutes from us at Mount Ski Gull. Zip liners will experience 15 miles of beautiful forest views while traversing seven different lines. It’s a great way to add some adventure to your fall getaway!
Spooktacular Enjoy a spooky good time at Spooktacular October 27-29! Participate in the Halloween fun with a costume contest, a haunted trail, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, and much more! This family-friendly Halloween celebration is perfect for kids of all ages. If you are looking for a scarier experience, Paul Bunyan Land’s Haunted Hidden Hallows is available the last three Fridays and Saturdays in October, where the “scream team” has taken pride in scaring the “yell” out of patrons for over 20 years!
Grand Brewfest Calling all food enthusiasts and beer aficionados, Grand Brewfest returns on November 17-19. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to savor an extensive selection of the finest brews in the state, all while snacking on delectable creations crafted by our culinary team!
Autumn Renewal at Glacial Waters Spa Recharge your mind, body, and soul this autumn with our Autumn Renewal package at the Glacial Waters Spa! Book an appointment for one of the special autumn services, and you’ll be treated to a complimentary halotherapy session and unlimited access to our co-ed sauna, steam room, and outdoor hot tub. Extend your stay overnight and take advantage of an exclusive lodging rate of $125 with breakfast included!
Midweek Golf Special Golfers don’t miss out on our midweek play and stay golf special available until October 18th. This package includes deluxe accommodations with daily breakfast, 36 holes of golf at either The Pines or The Preserve, and a daily lunch option at either course.
Fork-n-Cork In need of a quick midweek escape? Our Fork-n-Cork package is available from October 22 – December 21, valid for Sunday through Thursday nights. In addition to luxurious lodging, you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of wine, a $150 dining credit for your stay, and a 10% discount on regular-priced spa services at the Glacial Waters Spa!
Book Your Fall Stay Whether you are looking for a fun family vacation, a quick midweek trip, or a romantic couple’s getaway, we have it all this fall at Grand View Lodge! Book your stay and start planning your fall getaway before it’s too late!