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5 Must-Stay Cities with GrandStay Hotels by Group Tour Magazine


5 Must-Stay Cities with GrandStay Hotels by Group Tour Magazine

Access to a comfortable and reliable home away from home can make or break any travel experience—no matter if the journey’s near or far. That’s why at GrandStay Hotels, there’s nothing more important than providing a relaxing, reliable, and restful respite for groups of all sizes.

With more than 30 hotels in five Midwest states and Oregon, GrandStay has become a hotelier of choice for groups looking for upscale accommodations and first-class customer service while on the road. From the Oregon coastline to nature-adjacent and shoreline communities in the Midwest, here are some of the most popular GrandStay hotels across the country.

1. Sisters, Oregon

At GrandStay Sisters, located in Sisters, Oregon, groups can take in the beauty of central Oregon and panoramic views of the Pacific Crest Trail. Group travelers looking for easy access to nature, Sisters’ reputation as the “Gateway to the Cascades” provides a year-round array of activities including hiking, biking, climbing, fishing, whitewater rafting, skiing, and golf. Just a short drive from Bend, Redmond, and the Three Sisters Cascade Range, GrandStay Sisters gives groups the chance to explore the best that central Oregon has to offer from one convenient home base.

GrandStay Pella, Iowa lobby
GrandStay Pella, Iowa
Credit: GrandStay Hospitality

2. Pella, Iowa

At GrandStay Pella, only 45 miles southeast of Des Moines, Iowa, this Bos Landen Golf Club-adjacent property boasts an array of amenities near downtown Pella, known as “America’s Dutch Treasure.” Pella gives groups the chance to visit the Netherlands in the heart of the Midwest. The hotel is a stone’s throw from dozens of Dutch bakeries and restaurants, cultural museums, blooming gardens, and historic downtown with small-town charm. Popular destinations and happenings in town include the Vermeer Mill, the Scholte House Museum, the Pella Opera House, and the Pella Tulip Time Festival.

3. New London-Spicer, Minnesota

At GrandStay Hotel & Suites New London-Spicer at Little Crow, groups will find themselves nestled in the central Minnesota lakes country. The hotel property is conveniently located off Highway 23 between New London-Spicer and near Willmar, Minnesota—providing easy access to outdoor-oriented towns and activities including golfing, fishing, boating, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, shopping, and a variety of dining options. Other area highlights include Sibley State Park, Glacier Lake State Trail, Green Lake, and the Glacial Ridge Winery.

4. Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

At GrandStay Mount Horeb, near Madison, Wisconsin, groups have the chance to stay at the “Troll Capital of the World.” Hand-carved and painted trolls scattered around the quaint town of Mount Horeb give groups the chance to troll-hunt their way through this unique and whimsical destination. With its location along the Ice Age National Trail and a short drive to one of the upper Midwest’s most spectacular caves, the Cave of the Mounds, it’s no wonder groups choose to stay at GrandStay Mount Horeb to enjoy this troll-filled destination.

GrandStay Cannon Falls, Minnesota Lounge
Lounge, GrandStay Cannon Falls, Minnesota
Credit: GrandStay Hospitality

5. Cannon Falls, Minnesota

At GrandStay Hotel & Suites in Cannon Falls, the beauty of Minnesota’s natural waterways make this location a unique destination for travelers looking for relaxation. Located 35 miles south of the Twin Cities and 40 miles north of the scenic, riverside community of Rochester, this new hotel in Cannon Falls provides modern amenities in the heart of nature. From hiking on the Cannon Valley Trail to skiing at Welch Village Resort to canoeing the Big and Little Cannon Rivers, the Cannon Falls hotel is an outdoor-lovers paradise.

GrandStay pool
GrandStay pool
Credit: GrandStay Hospitality

Why Groups Love GrandStay

Groups find comfort in feeling “at home” when staying at any of the unique GrandStay properties across the country.

“From the time groups enter our doors until they depart on the next leg of their journey, our accommodations give groups the comfort and respite on journeys near and far from home,” says Peggi Monico, vice president of sales and marketing at GrandStay Hospitality. “Upon arrival, groups are greeted with welcome beverages, snacks, and complimentary room accommodations based on the number of guest rooms. Guests also have access to GrandStay’s complimentary hot and cold breakfast buffet—the Grand Start Breakfast.”

Warm and friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere—and a wide variety of amenities—is commonplace at all GrandStay hotel properties. In addition to concierge support for groups, the GrandStay family of hotels also provides high-speed internet, indoor pool and whirlpool, and luxurious bedding.

GrandStay’s hands-on tour operator services make it easy for groups to plan their stay from start to finish. Tour providers can email group details to for a follow-up from the general manager at each property.

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