There’s something truly special about the Midwestern United States in the summer. The air takes on a rich, organic scent and as the sun begins its journey towards the horizon each evening, a beautiful mist sets in.
There are over ten thousand lakes that dot the Minnesota landscape, and during the summer months the lake is the place to be.
For a true slice of Americana, head north to explore Minnesota’s famous lake country.
The Original Minnesota Lake Resort for Families
Grand View Lodge is one of the original destination lake resorts in Minnesota. Originally constructed in the early 1900’s, Grand View Lodge remains a testimony to the vision and taste of early area entrepreneurs who foresaw the charm of these Minnesota lakes.
In 1916, the original lodge was built from Norway pine felled on the property and designed on a large scale to hold not only prospective buyers looking to purchase lakeside pilots but those who came to enjoy Gull Lake. Quite a visionary undertaking for the time. This same grand lodge, now a historic landmark, is still the centerpiece of the resort today.
New Luxury Homes are Perfect for Families
From cabins on the beach to new, luxury homes, Grand View Lodge has an accommodation option to suite every family group. We love their new villas with plenty of space for the family to spread out, gourmet kitchens, four-season porches, game rooms and a private pool area make this a great option for families and family groups.
Experience the Most Authentic Northwoods Lake Country
Grand View lodge has two beautiful beaches on property, one at the main lodge on Gull Lake and a smaller beach on Roy Lake.
Everyone in the family will love swimming, bouncing on the water trampolines, kayaking, SUPing, and maybe even hopping on a jet ski or small sail boat! Be sure to spend at least one day out on a pontoon boat. Pack a cooler with food and drinks and slowly exploring the coastline of this impressively large lake.
And while Grand View Lodge offers plenty of on site entertainment — golf, spa, kids club, pools — do not miss experiencing the quintessential countryside outside of the resort. Consider spending a day kayaking on the Pine River. a super fun way to view wildlife and experience the beauty of the Minnesota Northwoods.