Grand View Lodge recognized in two national publications

Grand View Lodge, Spa and Golf Resort in Nisswa was recognized in two national publications.

Condé Nast Traveler announced its 32nd annual Readers’ Choice Awards poll, ranking Grand View Lodge as the No. 3 resort in the Midwest. Grand View Lodge is the only Minnesota property to make the list, and this is the fifth consecutive year the resort has been featured on this list.

Nisswa-based Cote Family Destinations’ second resort property, Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, Arizona, was also named to the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards as the No. 5 resort in the Southwest and Texas.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most acclaimed recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” A record-setting 600,000 dedicated readers cast their votes for this year’s best cities, islands, hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines and airports, resulting in this list of the best travel experiences in the world. Of the 10,000 nominees, only 15 percent made the cut.

Golf Magazine published its inaugural Top 100 Resorts 2019 list. Grand View Lodge received a ranking in the category of best golf resorts for families, recognized for its two golf courses, as well as other year-round amenities, including pontoon cruises, sandy beach access, several restaurants and culinary offerings, and nearby shopping in downtown Nisswa.


“It’s an exciting time for us at Grand View Lodge with the recent opening of our new boutique hotel, North, this summer, so these awards are extra special for us right now,” said Frank Soukup, director of marketing of Cote Family Destinations and Grand View Lodge. “We’re thrilled to be recognized by the global readership of one of the top travel magazines in the world, as well as one of the top resorts for golf across the entire country, which is something we’re extremely proud of. Our team works hard to deliver the best guest experiences year after year, and both of these awards are a testament to their dedication to this iconic resort.”

This year marked significant enhancements across both Cote Family Destinations properties as part of a $55 million expansion.

Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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