Grand View Lodge Receives Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award

Recognized as one of the top 150 U.S. Mainland Resorts

Nisswa-based, Grand View Lodge has been awarded the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award for the top 150 U.S. Mainland Resorts.  Determined by a survey administered to all readers, winners are rated on hotel criteria, including Food/Dining, Location, Overall Design, Rooms, and Service.

“Receiving Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award means a great deal to us at Grand View Lodge,” said Mark Ronnei, general manager at Grand View Lodge.  “We strive to always provide our guests with the best, so being recognized by them for doing so is a huge honor.”

According to Condé Nast Traveler, these awards reflect the combined opinions of 28,876 readers rating the cities, islands and hotels they visited in the past year, and the airlines and cruise ships they traveled with. Stretching from Palm Beach to New Paltz, Grand View Lodge, the only Minnesota property to be honored, is among a list that includes the country’s best places to stay, no matter the traveler.

Grand View Lodge is home to year-round offerings that include the luxurious Glacial Waters Spa, first-class wine tastings and culinary events located in the resort’s exclusive wine cellar, extensive kids programs and cozy cabins.  In the winter there’s dog sledding, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.  In the summer, the resort fills with guests taking advantage of the property’s three championship golf courses (named as one of the top 125 Golf Resorts in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 Reader’s Poll), water activities and the views of beautiful Gull and Roy Lakes.  Furthermore, Grand View Lodge is equipped with the impressive Gull Lake Center with meeting rooms for all sizes as well as a Grand Ballroom, serving as the perfect backdrop for weddings and special events.


The award, as well as the rest of Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice winners, can be seen online. To keep up with Grand View Lodge’s latest news, events and special promotions please visit the resort on Facebook and become a fan.  For additional resort information and to find out about vacation packages visit or call 1-866-801-2951.


About Grand View Lodge

Grand View Lodge is a family, golf and spa resort located on Gull Lake in the Brainerd lakes area.  Founded in 1916 and completed in1919, Grand View Lodge has provided guests vacation experiences with a wide variety of restaurants, seasonal activities and lodging options for over 90 years. Owned and operated by the Cote family, its roots grow deep in the history of the Brainerd Lakes area.  Selected in 1979 for the National Registry of Historic Places, Grand View Lodge’s Main Lodge offers one of the most well-preserved examples of early resort log construction in existence today.  For more information, please visit