Top 5 Reasons to 'Spring Break at the Lake'

Family Fun, Packages, Everything Spa, Resort Adventures

There are many places to go for families and couples for spring break, but not everyone can fly away to a beach somewhere and spend a ton of money doing it. For a fraction of that price, Spring Break at Grand View Lodge is the perfect fit! There is so much to do if you are looking to keep busy or if you’d rather not do anything at all but rest and relax. Here are the five top reasons to visit this March and April that are not only economical but completely fun-filled.


ONE | Winter Activities
One of the great things about staying at Grand View Lodge is the multitude of fun and exciting activities for the whole family, available right here and included in your stay! Whether you are looking to enjoy all the fun that a Minnesota winter has to offer or are excited to relax indoors by the pool, there is truly something for everyone. A few of the favorites that guests can’t stop talking about are our expansive outdoor year-round hot tub, our two magical ice skating rinks lined with twinkling lights, our awesome sledding hill, and the horse-drawn wagon rides around Grand View’s property. Don’t forget to visit the Pines Winter Recreation Center! Grand View’s Pines Golf Course is transformed into a winter wonderland complete with 8 kilometers of groomed trails. Cross-country skis and snowshoes are available complimentary for all of our guests.

Bring your skates! NEW at Grand View Lodge is our 2/3-mile-long Ice Trail! The Zamboni-groomed ice trail is perfect for skating hand in hand with your loved one or to get a fun workout in at some speed. Grand View has limited skates available so make sure to bring your own! Watch Video


TWO | NorthPark and Waterfront Pool
Completed in the spring of 2019, our NorthPark recreation center is the hub of all things fun at Grand View Lodge! NorthPark has its own indoor waterslide, a 25-yard swim lane lap pool, and multiple hot tubs. Make sure to check out our year-round outdoor hot tub, the perfect place to relax after a day full of enjoying all the outdoor fun! In addition to relaxing by the pool or swimming laps with your loved ones, NorthPark also features a state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga studio. Grand View offers dozens of fitness classes a week from yoga to spin. Can’t make it to one of our scheduled classes? Not to worry! With WellbeatsTM technology, stop into the fitness center whenever it’s convenient for you and enjoy one of the many on-demand exhilarating fitness classes. NorthPark is also the home base of our Kids Club program. Drop your kids off with our experienced instructors and let their creativity and imagination soar! While your children are making new friends, enjoying arts and crafts, and playing some fun games, you and your partner or friends can sneak away and enjoy some kid-free hours!


You don’t have to travel to a destination far away to find that five-star resort spa experience. Our Glacial Waters Spa, located right here on our main property, has consistently been rated among Spas of America’s Top 100. Nestled in a soothing atmosphere of pines and nature, embrace the relaxing and restorative natures of water at Glacial Waters Spa. After one of our numerous spa services from hydrotherapy to couple’s massages, you are sure to leave relaxed, renewed, and rejuvenated. Also, running through April 6th, be sure to take advantage of the “Island Escape” specials. From an Island Relaxation massage to Island Escape Exfoliation, you will not want to miss out on these unique services that will make you feel as if you have been transported to relaxing tropics with the convenience of being right here at Grand View Lodge.


FOUR | Restaurants and Beer/Wine Tastings
At Grand View Lodge’s main property, there are three unique dining venues that are open year-round for our guests. Experience one of the largest and best breakfast buffet spreads in the state at our Grand Breakfast (included daily with our Spring Break package!) In the evening, enjoy a culinary experience unlike any other at our romantic and intimate Cru or our delicious Char Steakhouse. If a more casual dining experience is what you are after, you will love our Northwoods Pub located right in the lower level of the Main Lodge! If you are looking for a Paul Bunyan-sized treat, make sure to try our signature Paul Bunyan Burger, loaded with two patties, four cheeses, and caramelized bacon. The Pub also features entertaining live music every weekend. New this year and located just outside of the Pub “On the Rocks” are our Igloos! Enjoy appetizers and warm drinks in our cozy heated igloos, all the while surrounded by a winter wonderland. There is truly never a dull moment at Grand View Lodge!

The adults in the group will love our signature beer and wine tastings. Hear from our wine experts and try wines from different regions of the world. Experience some of Minnesota’s best craft beers at our fun beer tastings. The craft beer industry is booming in Minnesota and what a great opportunity to try a variety of styles and breweries all while being led by our craft beer experts. Included in the tasting session is a coupon for the Northwoods Pub to enjoy another pint of Minnesota craft beer later in the day. Be sure to sign up early, the tastings fill up fast!

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FIVE | Mount Ski Gull
Mount Ski Gull, located just 15 minutes from Grand View Lodge’s main property is the perfect destination for an adventurous family-fun day! Strap on those skis or snowboard and explore the multitude of groomed ski runs from beginner to expert. If tubing is more your speed, Ski Gull is perfect! The newly renovated tubing hill, complete with a 700-foot-long ‘magic carpet’ that transports you to the top of the hill, is fun for the whole family. Exclusive for Grand View Lodge guests is a 15% discount on your ski, snowboard, or tubing pass. Just show your room key when you buy your tickets and enjoy an adventurous winter day on the hill at a discounted rate!

During Spring Break, the ski and snowboard runs (including the terrain park!) at Mount Ski Gull plan to be open every day starting at 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. on weekends with the tubing hill being open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Though we all know the unpredictability a Minnesota winter can bring so make sure to check their website to stay up-to-date on any changes before you head to the hill.

There is truly something for everyone at Grand View Lodge and through our Spring Break at the Lake package, you will not miss out on any of the excitement! Book today to ensure you and your family are able to enjoy all the activities and amenities that a spring break vacation at Grand View Lodge has to offer. Not only will you be saving some money, you and your family will still love making memories to last a lifetime, right here in the Northwoods!