The land of 10,000 lakes in Minnesota

The Northwood Experience

Our visit to Historic Grandview Lodge

We listened to all of you who just could not wait a moment longer and we have pulled together a great visit to the beautiful Brainerd lakes area of Minnesota. This is a tourist favorite for many, many years and luckily, we have secured accommodations at the Historic Grandview Lodge resort even as the post-Covid travel surge soared.

If you have never been to Paul Bunyan country (Legend, has it that Paul Bunyan made footprints all over Minnesota to form the 10,000 lakes), then you are in for a real treat. Fresh air, clean/clear water, thousands of trees, and the bluest sky.

Here is a quick look at the Itinerary for the Trip with pricing and details below.

Flying IN- Book your flights to MSP (Minneapolis-St.Paul International airport).

We are finalizing a few surprises, including a sunset pontoon ride, dining al fresco one night, we are finalizing a cooking class offering (additional fee) and lots of fun. As with all outdoor destinations in Northern climates, activities will be available weather permitting. Rainy day alternatives have been planned.

To join us on this trip we must receive a confirming email that you wish to join this trip (this acknowledges that you understand the pricing and you must travel to MSP airport on your own). Please send to Debra@bbgage.com  We will then send you an electronic form to make your deposit so you can secure your place for this trip. 50% down due no later than July 21st, the remainder will be due Sept. 1st. Normally we would be booking a bit further out but due to the unusual circumstances of our post Covid Summer, we are moving this right along.

You will be in great company as we all get a chance to get to know women from around the country who value Conservative ideals, the history this country has, and know how to have a good, spirit lifting adventure. The promise of great food, campfires, and fun for all. Do not wait, only 20 spots for this intimate, small group get together. Come on your own, or bring your BFF! Let’s go.

Sunday September 12th– arrive MSP airport and make your way to our meeting point-Intercontinental Hotel @ ( MSP).  Take a tram or skywalk to this hotel after retrieving your luggage.

Meet ‘N Greet in lobby of hotel: we will be here from Noon until 3pm for early arrivals – We will depart MSP at 3:00pm, Travel by group van to the North.

Arrive Grandview Lodge on Gull Lake- drop off at the Garden Cottages around 5:30pm.  Assemble@ 7:00pm  Dinner in the Historic Lodge at CHAR restaurant, and review of activities and schedule after dinner.

Monday September 13th   8-9:30 am Gather at the Hospitality Cottage for award winning Scones and coffee/tea (other breakfast items too). Attend your chosen activities (see a list below) throughout the day, gather at the Hospitality Cottage at 5pm for Beverages/snacks.  Dinner off property for all.

Tuesday September 14th   8-9:30am Gather at Hospitality Cottage for Breakfast. Attend your chosen activities throughout the day, gather at the Hospitality Cottage at 5pm for Beverages/snacks.  Dinner off property for all.

Wednesday September 15th   8-9:30am Gather at the Hospitality Cottage for Breakfast. Attend your chosen activities throughout the day. Dinner TBD.

Thursday September 16th   8-9:00am Breakfast at the Main dining room at Historic Grandview Lodge. Hosted Garden Walk around the property to identify varieties used in the beautiful gardens. Last dip in the lake, etc.   Van departs back for MSP airport at 11:00am, arrive MSP @ 1:30pm for afternoon departure.


September 12 – 16, 2021
5 days, 4 nights


The price of this trip is $ 1,400. and is inclusive of the following: pick-up and return to MSP airport. (If you drive to meet us at the airport, you can leave your car at one of the airport’s self-park lots).


Services and equipment are included.


Why Travel with BBGAGE



  • All breakfast meals, all dinner meals.
  • Cocktail hour each day with Wine/Beer and appetizers at hospitality cottage.

Available activities at this resort for no extra charge:

  • NorthPark Recreation Center- Full Gym
  • WellBeats™ Fitness
  • Bike Rentals
  • Garden Park – Par 3 Course, Foot Golf, Frisbee Golf
  • Shuffleboard and Bocce Ball
  • Lawn Games
  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Broomball
  • Gaga Ball
  • Paddleboards and Kayaks
  • Banana Boat Rides
  • Yoga
  • Live entertainment
  • Bonfires and S’mores
  • Indoor and Outdoor Pools
  • Indoor and Outdoor Hot Tubs
  • Pool Towels
  • Tennis and Pickleball Courts
  • Complimentary Ice
  • Business Center
  • High speed Internet
  • Daily newspaper
  • 24-hour Concierge Service

Optional at Additonal costs: You may golf if you like (we will help you set up, this is an additional fee).  You will also be able to have us set you an appointment at the highly acclaimed Glacier Waters Aveda spa, this will be on a first come, first served basis and must be arranged before you land at MSP. Massage, Manicures and Facials are available. *Book your spa visit for any of the days but all appointments must be made with Debra at least two weeks before our trip begins. Call her to discuss: 860-305-5597.

We built this Women’s Club on the premise that women are yearning to find friendship, embrace adventure and to have fun with other women. A large percentage of our guests will be traveling solo. We are creating an environment which makes them feel comfortable and encouraged to try new things. We highly recommend that our women travelers consider room sharing as part of this experience.

Our booking form will have an area to check if you are willing to use the double occupancy rate or if you would prefer single occupancy.

*If you choose the single occupancy rate, we will check availability and confirm the rate back to you.

  • All rooms are Non-smoking
  • Special requests for roommates will be taken into consideration
  • Most solo travelers will elect to share a room
  • All shared rooms have two beds

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to weave Beatrice Bradley into a travel adventure company sponsored by Gage Outdoors. Together, our team of women at BBGage, want to help you and your family, spouse or friends to experience the outdoors, go on great adventures and share life’s special moments exploring new places and meeting new friends. Let us help you put together a lifetime experience, call us today.