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Grand View Lodge Golf Resort and Spa Create a lifetime of memories at the original Grand View Lodge®, located along the beautiful shores of Gull Lake in Brainerd, MN. The Historic Grand View Lodge resort offers deluxe accommodations, 7 exceptional dining venues, 54 holes of championship golf, the world renowned Glacial Waters Spa, Headwaters Wine Cellar, full-service meeting, events and wedding facilities, on 2,500 feet of beautiful sandy shoreline on Gull Lake and an amazing variety of activities for guests of all ages. No matter what the time of year you'll enjoy a day of play amidst our 750 acres of unparalleled natural surroundings. Horseback riding, water activities, bonfires, and more are available in the summer, while winter offers ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and more. Our kids programs are second to none as well as our conference and event facilities. Relax and unwind at our world renowned Glacial Waters Spa, or challenge yourself to a game of golf at one our three championship golf courses, The Pines, The Preserve, or The Garden Course.

Amazing Beverages

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced in Austin at Texas’ first and oldest legal distillery. It’s made in small batches in an old fashioned pot still by Tito Beveridge (actual name), a 40-something Geologist, and distilled six times. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is designed to be savored by spirit connoisseurs and everyday drinkers alike. It is microdistilled in an old-fashioned pot still, just like fine single malt scotches and high-end French cognacs. This time-honored method of distillation requires more skill and effort than modern column stills, but it’s well worth it.

THE POWER OF THE ALLIANCE As the seventh largest craft brewing company in the U.S., Craft Brew Alliance is a leader in brewing, branding, and bringing to market some of the world's best-loved American craft beers. Today, our distinctive portfolio combines the power of Kona Brewing Company, a dynamic national craft beer brand, with strong regional breweries and innovative lifestyle brands, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Cisco Brewers, Omission Brewing Co., Redhook Brewery, Square Mile Cider Co., Widmer Brothers Brewing, and Wynwood Brewing Co. CBA nurtures its brands in today’s increasingly competitive beer market through our state-of-the-art brewing and distribution capability, integrated sales and marketing infrastructure, and strong focus on partnerships, local community and sustainability. CBA is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and operates breweries and brewpubs across the U.S. CBA beers are available in all 50 U.S. states and 30 different countries around the world. For more information about CBA and our brands, please visit

FIJI Water’s journey begins in the clouds. As tropical rain falls, it filters through layers of volcanic rock, slowly gathering the natural minerals and electrolytes that give FIJI Water its soft, smooth taste. Unlike with common spring water, FIJI Water collects in a natural artesian aquifer, deep below the Earth’s surface, shielded from external elements by confining layers of rock. Natural pressure forces the water towards the surface, where it’s bottled at the source, untouched by man until you unscrew the cap. The Nature of Water. Earth’s Finest Water. ORDER bottled water delivery today and get the soft, smooth taste of FIJI Water!


IF YOU'VE GOT THE GUTS WE'VE GOT THE GEAR Whether your upcoming event is the culmination of months spent slowly training yourself out of your old comfort zone or is just another Saturday, it takes courage to tackle the open water. A high quality, well-fit wetsuit is a must for your arsenal. We feature today's models of the industry's most trusted triathlon wetsuit brands. Choosing your suit from our extensive collection are the most experienced wetsuit fitting experts in the business.

Precision Propeller Works Brainerd, MN provides propeller repair service; quality aluminum propellers, stainless propellers, brass propeller, and nibral propeller repair. As long as there’s a boating, there’ll be little mishaps that require propeller repair. Let the best boat propeller repair services of Brainerd, MN take the hassle out of repairing your props.

Uncompromised quality, unsurpassed service, and world-leading innovations sum up the mindset of Brainerd Lakes FLOE. As a dealer of FLOE International products, Brainerd Lakes FLOE owners, Wally and Matt Scheer, offer aluminum docks and boat lift products to customers in Brainerd, Nisswa, Walker, Crosslake, and all of the areas in between. ​ FLOE International has been manufacturing high quality products since 1983 and continue to lead the industry with innovative designs, patented technology and unique features not found on competitor's products. ​ ​Wally, Matt and the Brainerd Lakes FLOE team are proud to offer products that bring a level of sophistication and quality to Lakes Area residents, but at the end of the day it's their constant attention to detail and customer service that sets them apart.


Doing business as your neighbor....
Committed to providing exceptional personal service to the entire lakes area with offices in Brainerd/Baxter, Nisswa and Crosslake. Nobody will work harder to be your hometown bank.


Dairy Queens of Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and Pine River. Stop in for an ice cream treat, Orange Julius drink or smoothie, Hot Dogs and BBQ’s at our Nisswa location! Looking for more? Pine River and Pequot Lakes have the full menu available (Burgers, Chicken and more). Wherever you visit us… We’ll “Treat you Right!

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Our chefs are some of the best in the area. They bring mad skills, tons of passion, and expertise in a delicious array of cuisines. They insist on using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Sherwood Forest is a great location. You can eat by the fireplace, at the bar or outside on the beautiful deck. There are also lots of fun events that go on each week. Come check it out.

Medical: Orthopedics - Chiropractic - Women's Health & Wellness

Northern Family Chiropractic

Northern Family Chiropractic

Northern Family Chiropractic is located in the Trails Head Business Center in Baxter.  It is just east of Super One, next to the Paul Bunyan trail bridge.  We offer services in Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Custom Orthotics, Nutritional Supplements, Physiotherapy including interferential and ultrasound therapy. Dr. Erica, sole practitioner at Northern Family Chiropractic has lived in the Brainerd Lakes area all of her life.

Real Estate

Whether you’re buying, selling, or simply exploring the possibilities of homeownership, you’ll want to work with a professional who can provide the most reliable market information and expert advice. Now more than ever, you need to work with a qualified REALTOR® who is skilled at networking, pricing, and negotiation. Buying or selling a home can be one of the most exciting times of your life - and the most stressful. That's why you want a Realtor® who knows the ropes, so you can take advantage of her real estate market knowledge, powerful negotiating skills, and objective advice. Stephanie is passionately committed to: Communication and connection. Understanding and taking care of your personal needs as her client. Helping you find exactly what you’re looking for. So you’ll never be ‘sold’ anything or rushed into any decision. You’ll move through your home buying/selling experience at your own pace. Stephanie will act as your advocate and trusted advisor

Partner Races

Swimming to the island has been a storied feat around the Bayfield area for decades. Point to LaPointe started as a community swim for 24 people in 2006. The event is now a race featuring more than 400 participants. Swimmers have encountered all of Lake Superior's moods over the years, from calm, flat water to strong crosswinds with 2 foot waves. The course follows the path of the winter "ice road", starting in Bayfield and landing at a beautiful family home on Madeline Island. Spectators take the ferry across which offers views of the race. The event is a fundraiser for swim programs at the Bayfield Area Recreation Center. Casual swimmers can still enter the community event and bring their own escort. Favorites to win the men's event this year include teammates Bryan Carlson and Brian Kirkvold. Can anyone dethrone 6 time winner Karen Zemlin in the women's race?

Course Timing/Registration

"Fitness is not about being better than someone's about being better than you used to be." For Race Time, Registration and Management, call Henry: 218-330-6151