Many ladies like to joke about becoming a “deer” or “hunter” widow as November opens up with MN Deer Opener. The good news is that Grand Rapids, MN has banded together to turn your “widows weekend” into an unforgettable getaway. Create new stories and memories with your favorite gals and learn more about these 10 reasons why Grand Rapids is the Hunter’s Widow Paradise of Minnesota.
1 – Wine & Paint
The MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids is once again hosting this incredibly popular event that empowers those with no art experience to easily craft a painting to be proud of.
Wine, Paint, Canvas! is a trending, fun experience that centers on sipping wine while painting your own personal masterpiece and visiting with your friends.
Whether you are a talented painter, or if you are just looking to hang out with the ladies on a Friday evening, join in on the fun that this workshop has to offer.
Register well in advance to reserve a spot on Saturday, November 7, from 10am-1pm. Call to register at 218-326-2697.
Wine, art, and good friends – need we say more?
2 – Craft Sales
Grand Rapids is home to an epic assortment of craft sales, hosted by different businesses and organizations, with great items for gifts and home decor.
There are so many unique, one-of-a-kind handmade items, primitives, re-purposed items, and art just waiting to be discovered on your “widows weekend”.
Stop by any one – or all – of the craft sales that are planned for the MN Deer Opener weekend in our town.
3 -Holiday Open Houses
Local businesses are preparing to showcase the upcoming season’s home decor, gifts and holiday spirit with an array of door prizes, giveaways, and samples. Area shops offer door prizes, food and beverage samplings and in store specials
This is the perfect opportunity to sample the latest food items, or just window shop for design ideas and wish-list items!
4 – Lodging Deals
Do you dream of up north cabins with a view? Our great lodging options that can house everyone under one roof. where you can fix your own meals to conveniently close hotels that offer full amenities under one roof from bar/restaurant on site to pool and hot tub
Bonus: Several lodges offer incredible packages for you to take advantage of during your stay.
5 – National Headliner Comedian
Sonya White, a national headliner comedian, is one of the major highlights of the Deer Opener Weekend in Grand Rapids. The Reif Center is bringing her to Grand Rapids as part of their Reif On The Road Series. This event is being hosted at the Timberlake Lodge Hotel while the Reif Center is undergoing a major renovation.
This lovely, hilarious lady is providing live entertainment at Timberlake Lodge Hotel for those who are looking for a jolly and lighthearted way to spend an evening.
6 – Live Music Entertainment
After Sonya White’s show, be sure to head over to listen to a live band at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles located next to the Timberlake Lodge Hotel. Wrap up your busy day with the pure enjoyment of listening to talented musicians play a wide range of songs.
7 – Delectable Food Items
Food, after all, is one of the highlights of a busy weekend spent on the town.
Fortunately, many of the Girlfriend Getaway Lodging Packages include gift certificates to cover the cost of dinner at a Grand Rapids restaurant. The Grand Rapids Restaurants including many dining options from classic grilled burgers and fries, mouth-watering steaks, or opt for lighter vegetarian fare – the dining options are practically endless.
Book Your “Deer Widow” Weekend
While the guys are planning their traditional woodland adventures during MN deer opener weekend, reserve your fabulous getaway package in Grand Rapids, MN today. Four properties have put together discounted lodging packages that bundle lodging, dining and entertainment together. Check out the Loon Point Resort, Sawmill Inn, Timberlake Lodge, and Wildwood Resort Girlfriend Getaway Package Deals. Each person that books one of these fabulous packages will receive a #LoveGrandRapidsMN commemorative insulated wine glass and other goodies as part of the package.