There are plenty of reasons to get out of town year-round and enjoy time away with the one you love most. However, there’s something particularly appealing about a Valentine’s Day adventure where romance tops the list of priorities! When you’re looking for a place that caters to a fun, restorative, and of course romantic time away this Valentine’s Day, there are many things to do in Gull Lake that check every box on the list. The following are just a few of the many options to add to your romantic itinerary when you’re looking forward to making the most of your quality time together.
Take a Winter Weather Hike or Snowshoe Adventure Together
For the couple who finds their most romantic moments when out in nature together exploring, Gull Lake, Minnesota, and the surrounding areas provide some exciting options. While this area of the state is popular with hikers in the summer months, those same trails provide for sensational winter hikes for the couple that can’t wait to lace up their boots and hit the trails. Of course, if there happens to be snowfall this Valentine’s Day, a snowshoe adventure hand-in-hand could be worth your while as well! Consider adding the Gull Lake Recreation Area, Fritz Loven Park, or Pillsbury State Forest to your list of trails to conquer as all provide for beautiful, inspiring, and romantic routes to follow.
Enjoy a Spa Day
While the scenery that makes up the greater Gull Lake area is sure to please travelers looking to escape in the name of romance this Valentine’s Day, nothing beats a spa day where you and your loved one can focus on being pampered together. Gull Lake is home to a number of spas that are worth checking out when you’re ready to book your couple’s massage, facials, stone therapy, or wrap. Whether you go with Therapeutic Touch Wellness Spa in Nisswa or Panache Salon & Day Spa in Baxter, you’re sure to enjoy the experience and leave feeling refreshed.
Unwind at a Local Brewery
If casual settings and the best of local flavor are the moments you and your partner look forward to, the Roundhouse Brewery in Nisswa is calling your name. Located at 23836 Smiley Road in Nisswa, the Roundhouse Brewery is a great place to grab a table on the spacious patio, enjoy friendly service and order up anything from a pale ale or IPA to a bold lager. Because only the patio will be open over Valentine’s Day, you’ll want to bundle up for this flavorful stop—however, that gives everyone even more of a reason to snuggle up too!
Savor a Coffee from Stonehouse
Sometimes the most romantic moments are the quiet ones spent together. When you’re just looking to unwind in the comfort of your vacation rental cozied up with the one you love while enjoying a savory coffee, be sure to swing by Stonehouse Coffee and Roastery in Nisswa where pickup options are readily available. Once you have your espresso or macchiato in hand paired with a mouthwatering scone, head back to your home away from home and indulge your tastebuds while enjoying time with the one you love most.
Enjoy Adventure at Mount Ski Gull
For the couple that can’t get enough of adventure and finds their romantic stride on the slopes, time spent at Mount Ski Gull over Valentine’s Day is bound to be the highlight of their experience! Plenty of runs await that cater to skill levels of all types. Whether you head off on skis or a snowboard, Mount Ski Gull provides the fresh powder, fun, and views that you and your loved one crave. It’s important to note that rentals and lift tickets need to be purchased in advance and if you’re planning to spend time on the tubes, masks are required at this time.
Explore the Paul Bunyan State Trail on Two Wheels
For a fresh-air kick that comes complete with lush surroundings, consider pairing up with a set of fat-tire bikes and hitting the Paul Bunyan State Trail this Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking forward to pairing your biking with bird spotting, this trail is the place to do exactly that. Named after the lumberjack that graces American folklore, this trail runs conveniently through the Gull Lake Recreation Area, but in total, is comprised of more than 120 miles of paved pathway to discover!
Whether you’re in town for Valentine’s Day or excited to make the most of a trip any other time of year, having accommodations in place for your Gull Lake getaway is a must! Why not make sure those accommodations are elegant, conveniently located, and equipped with all the amenities you deserve? That’s exactly what you’ll find when you book with Gull Lake Beach Resorts. Contact us today to learn more and to begin planning things to do in Gull Lake!
There are some travelers that live for time away from the daily routine indulging in locales where sand, endless sun, and plenty of surf always take center stage. When winter rolls around, these adventurers are usually the first to book their tickets to warmer destinations where they can keep emerald waves firmly in sight and forget the cold they’ve left behind. On the opposite end of the spectrum stand the winter weather enthusiasts who look forward to that first snowfall of the year with ever-growing anticipation. In fact, for many who have a passion for winters spent skiing, snowboarding, or tubing their way through the cold season find that their hometowns just don’t cut it when it comes to that annual snowfall total!
If you’re the type of traveler that finds their happiness situated on the slopes, surrounded by a winter wonderland of opportunity, planning a weekend Gull Lake getaway this year is a must. Located between Cass and Crow Wing Counties, Gull Lake is a popular outdoor recreation destination year-round and in the winter, highlights some of the best of Minnesota’s cold-weather adventures! When you’re hoping to make the most of a weekend away skiing, sledding, or simply enjoying the winter scenery in style, Gull Lake is the place to be.
Downhill Adventures to Enjoy in Gull Lake
Get ready to test your skills on the slopes when you make your way to Gull Lake this winter for a weekend of fun enjoyed at Mount Ski Gull. Situated on the scenic western shores of Gull Lake, this winter sports hot spot is a great place for solo adventurers and families alike! Serving the entire Brainerd Lakes region, Mount Ski Gull is a comprehensive Minnesota ski destination to enjoy when the fresh powder falls. The Brainerd Lakes area gets an average of 44 inches of snowfall per year compared to the nation’s average of 28 inches, creating a promising place for downhill enthusiasts to make the most of their ski adventures.
A ski staple in the area since the 1980s, Mount Ski Gull hosts equal opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, and tubing across terrain that’s meticulously maintained. Varying degrees of slopes make this a destination that’s well suited to outdoor adventurers of all ages and abilities. Whether you’ve been skiing your entire life or it’s your first time, Mount Ski Gull offers up unforgettable fun. From beginning lessons through the Learn to Ski program, to challenging slopes for the more experienced, you can customize your time outdoors to fit your style. Once you’ve conquered those downhill runs, enjoy access to the automated and hands-free tubing hill on-site!
Those that prefer to take in the scenery from afar, or simply need to thaw out will appreciate time spent in the full-service chalet that’s found at Mount Ski Gull. Here, visitors will enjoy access to a variety of snacks and beverages as well as two oversized fireplaces to warm up next to. The chalet is where guests can also rent the gear they need, making it simple to pack for a winter weekend Gull Lake getaway. Hoping to save your skiing for the evening hours? At Mount Ski Gull, downhill adventurers will enjoy exceptional evening lighting for making your time on the slopes last while high-speed rope tows make it easy to save your energy.
Beyond Mount Ski Gull
While the downhill fun is sure to please, a weekend away in Gull Lake in the winter also comes with the potential to enjoy a variety of other snowy activities as well. The rolling terrain in this area makes it an ideal place to spend time sledding, snowmobiling, or snowshoeing in the coldest months of the year. Gull Lake itself is a popular place for ice anglers to test their luck on the frozen waters when you’re bundled up and ready to cast a line. Those looking to indulge in a favorite Minnesota pastime will want to be sure to grab a stick and puck and get out on one of the many frozen lakes to enjoy a friendly game of ice hockey while they’re in town! Depending on what time of the winter season you arrive, you might be just in time to participate in one of the area’s winter fundraising events. Gull Lake Frozen Fore is just one of many examples of events that invite visitors to put their snowmobiling and snow golfing skills to the test for a great local cause!
Make Your Way to Gull Lake
Whether it’s a winter adventure this way, or a trip any other time of year that brings you to Minnesota, the team at Gull Lake Beach Resorts is here to make sure you have amazing accommodations to match the fun. Contact us today to learn more about our property options and to begin planning your trip!