Are you looking for a unique romantic winter getaway destination that won’t break the bank? Have you considered something a little different this year?
We know winter brings thoughts of cold and dark, but we want to change your perspective and give you some new ideas to consider. This year consider heading north to Grand Rapids, Minnesota to embrace the snow and ice in a whole new way together – just the two of you. Winter time is a great time to visit Grand Rapids, Minnesota because the lodging properties have discounted rates, and many of the area attractions have packaged their admission to include extra’s like snowshoe rentals. The Grand Rapids shops have started to discount their winter merchandise which makes it a great time to shop the deals. Every week restaurants have dining specials that are sure to tempt the tastebuds.
There is so many winter recreational opportunities to experience. Head out to the Forest History Center and take in a sleigh ride down to the 1900’s logging camp where live interpreters will bring you back in time to recreate life as it was hundreds of years ago. After your logging camp tour, strap on snowshoes and head down one of the many packed trails where you will experience lots of wildlife that are native to the northern Minnesota in the winter. There is a good chance you will see a bald eagle sitting on top of a hundred year old pine tree, deer grazing on wild berry bushes, and you are sure to see lot of tracks from the nocturnal animals like fox and rabbit. If you are a little bit more adventurous, then maybe renting cross country ski’s and driving out to one of the many well groomed trails that are off the beaten path to explore the heart of Minnesota northwoods. Maybe you are interested in re-living a different kind of history; then the Gilbert Mansion personal tour is perfect for you. And at this mansion you can even stay overnight because it is our newest Bed and Breakfast.
After all of that activity, you are ready to warm up and catch a bite. Head into Grand Rapids and check out one of the many local restaurants that have their own menu specialities like hot popovers, wild rice soup, hearty burgers, hand-cut saw fries, hand-cut steaks, soups made daily from scratch, fresh fish like walleye, served to order, and many hot drink specials to warm you up. The Grand Rapids restaurants each have their own decor to match their menu from rustic to five star dining. The choice is yours.
Head back to your lodging property and cuddle up. In the Grand Rapids area you will find several Minnesota Resorts that are open year round. At a resort you will have your choice of available cabins. Every resort will have a range of options from classic style cabins to brand new or newly remodeled units with all of modern day conveniences like fully stocked kitchens, dishwashers, flat screen TV’s, Wifi, and fireplaces. The in town Grand Rapids Hotels and Motels provide convenient locations to restaurants and shops and live nightly entertainment. Maybe you are looking to try a Grand Rapids B&B with a lake view or a historic view the choice is yours. Whatever you are looking for, we think you will be surprised at the options that await you in Grand Rapids, Minnesota this winter for a Couple’s Romantic Getaway.