Winter Weekends at Grand View Lodge
Happy Holidays from our family to yours! We wish you a joyous, safe, and festive holiday season and hope you get to spend as much time as possible with your loved ones. Here at the resort, the snow is here, and winter is in full swing, which means several of our renowned winter weekends are quickly approaching! Read along to find out everything happening here in the coming weeks, and get ready to book your next visit.
Dazzlin’ Deals at Glacial Waters Spa: January 2-February 23
After the holidays, give your mind and body a reset by visiting the Glacial Waters Spa! Dazzlin’ Deals is back in 2023 with daily discounts running from Monday-Friday every week. Select from a variety of discounted services and enjoy up to 25% off retail products. Add Sunday-Thursday discounted lodging for $125/night with breakfast included!
Book your appointment and start 2023 off feeling renewed and refreshed after the holidays.
Ice Fishing Extravaganza: January 27-29
Starting in January, the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza is the largest ice fishing contest on Earth, and better yet, proceeds go to over 50 local charities. Over $4.2 million has been donated since the event was first held in 1991. More than simply a fishing contest, this event has quickly turned into a statewide tradition, and Grand View is the perfect place to celebrate from!
Guests who book a stay receive access to our private hospitality tent, open from 10am-4pm. The tent is stocked with complimentary beer, hot cocoa, mini bites, bonfires, heaters, and spacious seating areas. Take a break from the action on the ice and warm up with fabulous food and beverages prepared by our staff.
Have a blast ice fishing, support local charities, and win one of the hundreds of prizes that are given away. This is one weekend you won’t want to miss!
Minnesota Ice Daze: February 3-5
The fun on the ice continues the following weekend with Minnesota Ice Daze, where the whole family can take part in our fishing derby, The Kelby Classic! Prizes will be awarded, and we’ll have bonfires, food, and beverages sure to keep you warm while you fish. New this year, the 2023 Kelby Classic will even feature fireworks! You do need to bring your own gear to the event, and the Brainerd Lakes Area has many sporting stores available to find everything you need. Families return year after year for this celebration of winter that all ages can enjoy.
Valentine’s Day Weekend: February 10-12
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic weekend in the beauty of the north woods! Begin your stay on February 10 with a delectable dinner hosted by PlumpJack Winery with food prepared by our Executive Chef, Bill Coyle. Located in the Cru dining room, this 5-course dinner will feature five distinct, storied and complex wine pairings along with inviting bites such as prosciutto-wrapped fig, pomegranate and pear salad, seared ahi, dry-aged Duroc pork chop, and chocolate torte. Book reservations here by clicking “reserve now” inputing February 10 for the date and the number in your party, and selecting any time slot (see screenshot below.)
Spend time reconnecting in the peaceful winter setting with a variety of fun winter activities, or by simply enjoying the scenery from the warmth of your cabin. Stick around on Sunday and watch the Super Bowl LVII at Freddy’s to cap off your weekend.
Frozen Fore: February 24-26
A three-day celebration of epic proportions, Frozen Fore is another annual Brainerd Lakes tradition you won’t want to miss. Grand View is not an official stop for the Frozen Fore this year, but guests staying with us that weekend can conveniently start at Zorbaz, just down the street from us.
Start the weekend off by attending the Frozen Flop on Friday night and watch as teams of participants jump into the freezing cold water of Hole-in-the-Day Bay to raise money for charity! Afterwards, take in the heated tent party with live music and a full bar. Then on Saturday, try your hand at nine distinct holes of snow golf at nine different locations around Gull Lake. Warm up on Saturday night with more live music in a heated tent.
Sunday caps off the weekend with Food Fest, an extraordinary celebration of local restaurants. Try a multitude of the best offerings put together by local chefs and restaurants and vote for your favorite. This amazing cook-off is a perfect end to this legendary weekend.
de’Vine: March 3-5
de’Vine Wine & Culinary Weekend has been moved to March 3-5 this year. Same format and fun as year’s past, but we preferred to move this amazing weekend than cancel for the year. Join us for with paired dinners, classes and seminars, all the samples you can imagine and more!
Register for one of our specialty dinners with wine pairings prepared by our renowned Chef on Friday night. Five plates paired with five wines while learning and tasting flavor profiles that are perfect kick-off to a fun weekend. Then on Saturday, immerse yourself in our wine and culinary seminars, where you’ll be sure to broaden your depth of knowledge on wine and food.
Our Grand Tasting on Saturday night will allow you to sample over 200 different wines organized by distinct regions and distinct bites for your culinary pairings. End the weekend on a high note by partaking in the champagne brunch on Sunday morning before you head out. Guests who book the de’Vine package receive a Riedel glass for tasting and the newest 2023 de’Vine lapel pin!
Spring Break at the Lake: March 10-April 9
Eliminate the hassle of flying, hop in the car instead, and spend your spring break at Grand View! Our spring break package is a family favorite that runs from March 10-April 9. You’ll appreciate the ease of getting here along with the deluxe lodging, family-friendly activities, and phenomenal dining options. You can’t go wrong with spending Spring Break at the Lake!
Book Your Visit Today
Pick a weekend or two and come visit us for a winter stay. Enjoy stunning scenery and plenty of fun activities you can only enjoy in the winter. Weekends are filling up quickly, so check current rates and book your next stay today! January, February, and March are packed with activities and events the whole family will enjoy.