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    Winter Romantic Getaway

    Romantic Getaway

    winter romantic getaway

    Get cozy this winter for a romantic getaway in northern Minnesota. Winters get long in Minnesota, and a winter weekend getaway to Grand Rapids, MN  is the perfect way to kick cabin fever. You will find cozy lodging, fun places to eat & drink, boutique style shops, entertaining historic attractions, an abundance of winter trails and lakes to explore in a remote setting to seek rest and relaxation.

    Warm & Cozy Lodging

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    Grand Rapids, Minnesota has a wide variety of warm and cozy places to stay in the winter. There are in town Hotels, Motels and Bed & Breakfasts that are located near the shops, restaurants and in town trails. There are Minnesota Resorts that are open year-round and provide you will a fireplace cabin. And then there are Vacation rentals that are located both in town and on area lakes. The Best Western Plus of Grand Rapids, Minnesota offers all the upscale amenities and accommodations for our guests to feel comfortable and relaxed. Enjoy the convenience of being minutes from experiencing all the recreational options, history, shopping, restaurants and downtown. Find more Places to Stay in Grand Rapids.

    Fun Places to Eat & Drink

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    You will find a wide variety of places to eat & drink in the Grand Rapids, MN area. Rapids Brewing Company is a locally owned craft brewery that is in historic downtown Grand Rapids. They offer weekly live music and other entertainment, and a full wood fired oven menu. Smoke on the Water is also a locally owned restaurant and winery that is located on Trout Lake that offer a wood fired oven menu. Whether you choose an upscale dining atmosphere or a more casual laid back place where you can be entertained by a performance or the view; the choice is yours.

    Outdoor Recreation


    With over 1 million acres of publicly accessible forest land in the area with over 2,000 miles of trails and 1,400 lakes; any outdoor recreation you are interested in, you can experience it in Grand Rapids. The outdoor recreation mecca of the north! Mt Itasca Winter Sports Center is a place where you can always find snow to downhill ski, snowboard, cross country ski, and snow tube. Mt Itasca offers weekend winter fun for all ages. They offer on site rentals and a concession for food and beverage. In addition to Mt Itasca, you can enjoy over 200KM of cross country ski trails, over 400 miles of snowmobile trails, and lots of forest land to snowshoe. Come enjoy a winter wonderland in Minnesota’s nature. View more Winter Outdoor Recreation.

    Entertaining Historic Attractions

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    Looking for indoor places this winter, the Judy Garland Museum offers VIP tours of exclusive Judy Garland memorabilia that is not open to everyone in the museum. Judy Garland was born in Grand Rapids (aka Frances Ethel Gumm) in 1922. Enjoy hundreds of Judy Garland memorabilia and step back in time to the home she grew up in. The Itasca County Historical Society offers a free will donation museum that showcases Minnesota historic artifacts that were found in the Grand Rapids, MN area. Some of their exhibits are: Veterans Memorial, Mississippi River, and Bigfoots Backyard Escape Room. The Escape Room requires an appointment. If you are looking for a way to experience the forest in the winter, the winter horse drawn sleigh rides at the Forest History Center are awesome. Experience the winter wonderland in Minnesota’s nature.

    winter romantic getaway

    We have an opportunity for you! Visit Grand Rapids has partnered with several area businesses to present the Get Cozy Winter Romantic Getaway Sweepstakes. You can enter January 15, 2024 at noon through January 29, 2024 at noon. The trip prize is a two-night stay at the Best Western Plys, $100 gift card to Rapids Brewing Co, $100 gift card to Smoke on the Water, VIP Tour of the Judy Garland Museum, admission to the Escape Room at the Itasca Historical Society, two horse drawn sleigh rides at the Forest History Center, a winter sports rental package from Mt Itasca, a $100 gas card and a romantic welcome basket from Visit Grand Rapids. A $1,062 value trip prize! Enter For a Chance To Win HERE.