Publish date:

Travel and Leisure names Minnesota resort among the best in the Midwest

It is the only Minnesota hotel on the list of the Top 10 Resort Hotels in the Midwest.
grand view lodge

Grand View Lodge in the Brainerd Lakes area has been named among the best resorts in Travel and Leisure's World's Best Awards 2020

The resort hotel on Gull Lake in Nisswa came in at No. 6 on the magazine's Top 10 Resort Hotels in the Midwest list as voted by readers. It is the only Minnesota resort on the list and marks the resort's first time on the World's Best Awards list. 

Grand View, a historic 750-acre golf and spa resort, got an overall score of 86.46. Readers rated hotels on rooms/facilities, location, service, food and value.

Grand View has been open for more than 100 years, offering cabins, townhomes, villas and a clubhouse for guests in addition to the other amenities, which include 56 holes of golf, boat cruises, spa services, restaurants, a sandy beach, pools, kids activites and winter activities.

Last year, it opened a 60-room boutique hotel, called North, as part of a $50 million expansion at the resort that also includes a new indoor-outdoor recreation center, a chapel and other developments. 

“To be recognized by the discerning readers of Travel and Leisure on the heels of debuting North and other significant property enhancements means so much to us,” Grand View General Manager Mark Ronnei said in a statement.

"We’re committed to continuing to evolve this beloved resort while paying homage to our history and roots in the Brainerd Lakes area. We also owe extreme gratitude to our dedicated staff who work year-round to provide the best experience possible for our valued guests.”

The other resort hotels that made Travel and Leisure's list are: 

  1. The Deer Path Inn in Lake Forest, Illinois
  2. Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan
  3. Hotel Iroquois on Mackinac Island, Michigan
  4.  American Club at Destination Kohler in Kohler, Wisconsin
  5. Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri
  6. Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, Minnesota
  7. The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
  8.  Sundara Inn and Spa in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
  9. Mission Point on Mackinac Island, Michigan
  10. Grand Geneva Resort and Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Sign up for our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

Next Up

Joel Eriksson Ek

Eriksson Ek's hat trick completes Wild's rally over Jets

A late review helped the Wild win their home opener.

Screen Shot 2021-10-19 at 8.11.35 PM

Watch: Marcus Foligno starts fight with a superman punch

Foligno was not messing around in the first period.

Union Gospel Mission graffiti side by side - Duluth PD

Vandals target longstanding Duluth soup kitchen, transitional housing site

Union Gospel Mission has been operating in the city since 1922.

i-94 crash st. michael - 2021.10.19

At least 1 dead after 'serious crash' on I-94 in St. Michael

That side of the highway is expected to be closed for at least a few hours.

House for sale

The crazy Twin Cities housing market is showing signs of slowing down

Agents are seeing fewer multiple offers and no inspections are less prevalent.

Ben Simmons

Simmons' reunion with 76ers lasts mere days, chance for Wolves?

Woj says the Sixers remain "steadfast" in their plans for Simmons.

mitchell ottinger

Sub teacher involved in 'sextortion' of more than 10 minors pleads guilty

Some of the minors he knew from the school district where he worked.

flickr ice castles new brighton 2020 - Greg Gjerdingen

The Ice Castles, a winter favorite, are coming back to the Twin Cities

The popular attraction was canceled last winter due to COVID.

joey meatballs

4 new vendors coming to Rosedale's POTLUCK food hall

Three restaurants and a VR company are opening soon.

flickr - Lorie Shaull - Line 3 pipeline Palisade July 2021

Enbridge misses deadline to fix its groundwater blunder

The company had 30 days to stop the leak it caused by not following its submitted plans.

wikimedia commons - the beach boys 2019 - joergens.mi

Beach Boys bringing 2021 holiday tour to Minnesota

The iconic band's "Holiday Harmonies" tour stops at Treasure Island just before the new year.

Related

Condé Nast Traveler's 'Best Hotels in Midwest' features 4 from MN

Grand View Lodge in Nisswa also made the list for 'Best Resorts in the Midwest.'

1024px-Resort_on_Lake_Carlos_Alexandria_Minnesota

Coronavirus: What are the rules for resorts, campgrounds in MN?

The Walz Administration has provided guidance on the state's resorts, RV, and camping facilities.

Grand View Lodge to add boutique hotel to Gull Lake resort

It claims it would make it Minnesota's largest resort.

3 Minnesota hotels named among the best in the Midwest by Conde Nast

Next time you take a trip to Mall of America, you might as well stay for the night.

lobby omni hotel

Omni Viking Lakes Hotel honors Minnesota's Nordic heritage

The hotel opens Oct. 1 at the Minnesota Vikings training facility in Eagan.

Fall colors in Lutsen, 2020

Arrowhead resorts see spike in cancellations despite no imminent wildfire threat

Cook County lodging providers have rare openings ahead of leaf peeping season.