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Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake

11000 Craguns Drive, Brainerd, MN 56401
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is our fourth visit to Cragun's and it gets better every year. A complementary dinner welcomed us on Friday night complete with a visit from Dutch Cragun himself. The indoor pool area is so much fun. Our kids are six and eight and absolutely loved the game tables and swimming. We could have just done that all weekend. Our... More

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8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't get me wrong, there were good things about the place. The staff was super friendly. The beach area was large & sandy. I liked the setup of the extra sink & mirror away from the bathroom. Fridge & micro were great. Nice indoor pool. It was a big place. But there were many things not so good. We decided... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never been to Cragun's before, but had heard relatively good things from my Minnesotan friends and coworkers. I went as part of a bachelorette party for two nights in one of the Shoreline Suites. My first impressions of the "resort" were...mediocre. The signs clearly haven't been updated in 30+ years, nor have the decor or color scheme. Unless... More

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NancyKrasean, Guest Relations Manager at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your comments to Trip Advisor. We value your input and appreciate the opportunity to make changes based on our customer’s feedback. Cragun’s Resort is located along almost a mile of shoreline on Gull Lake. When the resort was developed, the intention was to assure that every room at Cragun’s had a view... More

Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently spent four days golfing with friends at the Legacy courses and staying in the cottages at Craguns. We had a wonderful cottage ( although dated it was very clean). The staff starting from the check in to the dinning experience were so friendly and made you feel welcomed. The food was exceptional as was our... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good, Bad and Ugly. In that order, below. Good : Very nice location. Right on Gull Lake. Very nice beach and bon-fire right on the lake. Check in was nice with Alissa who was very charming, and helpful. Asked for a couple of blankets from the housekeeping, which were delivered to the room. That's where the good ends. It went... More

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NancyKrasean, Guest Relations Manager at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your comments to Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay. We appreciate the opportunity to make improvements. I am happy you enjoyed the beach and the bonfire rings that are made available to our guests. Cragun’s is one of the few resorts that is able to offer this amenity to our guests and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A resort that welcomes families with open arms and has a ton planned for a week's stay. We stayed in cabin 103 and it was really dated. Cragun's needs to budget $'s on bringing their accomodations up to date along with doing more maintenance on existing properties. In addition our cabin looked like it hadn't been seriously cleaned in a... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 couples went for a golf trip, Sunday to Thursday. Good company, great place, outstanding Golf, fantastic food at the Hungry Gull, the best , the absolutely best waitress TAI. When you go, have the Walleye, either way, but ask for it beer battered, awesome!!, next the pork chop, you're in heaven !!! Really not a bad choice on the... More

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Lakeville, Minnesota, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for the "up north rustic cabin experience" then this place fits the description. The beach front cabins are just that - cabins. Comfortable, clean, air conditioned and steps to the water. Private beach fire pit with fresh firewood daily. Relaxing!

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there from a Tues and left friday AM. We stayed in a Shore-line suite. Room was great. Big kitchen, separate room for our kids. Our room was quiet, and the bed was comfortable. We were told prior to arrival that there are pool towels. Great. We check in and decide to go to the outdoor pool. I call... More

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Ramsey, Minnesota
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As stated in my winter review of Cragun's, we returned for a baseball tournament, and decided to extend our stay for a little family fun. This time we reserved a Shoreline Suite. It was awesome! It was spacious and clean. Loved the kitchen for convenient and money saving meals and snacks. Loved that we could close of the different rooms... More

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Address: 11000 Craguns Drive, Brainerd, MN 56401
Location: United States > Minnesota > Brainerd
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Also Known As:
Cragun`s Golf Hotel Brainerd
Craguns Golf Resort And Conference Center

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
MN's largest 4 season resort, on Gull Lake with 3700 feet of sandy shoreline, two swimming pools, indoor sports center, 54 holes of golf, spa, hiking and biking trails, lakeside fire pits, family activities, all rooms face the lake. ... more   less 
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