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Madden's on Gull Lake

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN 56401
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Maple Grove, MN
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

1. Adventure Cove -- our daughter loves the activities and couldn't ask for better staff. 2. Golf -- gorgeous and fun! 3. Swimming -- the choice of pools is terrific! 4. Our room -- the Sunrise Villa's offer a beautiful view of the lake. 5. The smell of fall from the pines to the bonfires. 6. Food -- great selection... More

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Cara L, Manager at Madden's on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Madden's on Gull Lake and for being so kind as to share your experience for other travelers to read on Trip Advisor! Our staff at Adventure Cove love what they do and make it their goal for every kid to have a blast- we're so happy that your daughter loved the activities! Madden's offers more recreational... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We have been to Maddens 3 times and would highly recommend it. We have an 8 year old and have stayed twice during the fall break weekend and once during Memorial Day weekend. We love all of the fun family activities like the game room with board games, a wii, and a bounce house. There are also pontoon rides, pumpkin... More

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Cara L, Manager at Madden's on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Madden's on Gull Lake for the fall school break weekend and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor! Fall Break is always a fun weekend with the kids trick-or-treat parade, pumpkin carving contest, family costume contest- and all of the other activities that you mentioned. The Welcome Reception on Saturday night when the contest winners are... More

Summit, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Our family and friends in the NY area were a bit surprised by our decision to go to Minnesota for vacation. We wanted to do another lake type vacation relatively quiet location but didn't want to spend the thousands per night for a nice hotel in Lake Placid, NY. We've enjoyed Minnesota when visiting on business and figured we'd give... More

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Cara L, Manager at Madden's on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Madden's for your vacation and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor! We always love hearing from our guests and are very happy to know that you and your family enjoyed your time with us. Our water sports and other outdoor activities are a big draw for families and a reason why so many guests choose... More

Chanhassen
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I have stayed at Madden's several times, but not in the last 6-8 years. Starting with Sunnie in reservations who is the best in the business. Maddens: give her a raise! My wife and I stayed 4 nights in a Sunrise Villa. The room was extremely large, clean and updated, Flat screen, gas fireplace, microwave and frig and they all... More

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Cara L, Manager at Madden's on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Madden's and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor! Fall is a lovely time to visit Madden's- beautiful fall colors, cooler temps, yet still so many things to do: golf, spa, activities at Tennis & Croquet Club, marina, etc. You are kind to share your remarks for Sunnie and we will be sure to let... More

Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My son-in-law runs Diamond Photo Booth and had a wedding to work on August 30th. We booked our room at the Villas. They spacious and clean. Come with a mini bar and refrigerator. We had a room with an upstairs that had a bathroom with a shower and 2 single beds. The downstairs had 2 double beds. Nice walk-out deck... More

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Cara L, Manager at Madden's on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Madden's this Labor Day Weekend and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor! Our Upper Sunrise Villas are a favorite among many of our guests because they are spacious, have 2 queen beds and 2 twin beds and, best of all, amazing views of Gull Lake and close proximity to the beach and Marina. The... More

Dubuque, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We stayed here for our first time in July. Wow! This place was wonderful. My family enjoyed the lake, lawn games and trap shooting. The food was awesome! They offer so many fun activites to keep everyone busy. The customer service was top notch. We can not wait to come back next year.

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Thank you for visiting Madden's on Gull Lake for the first time and for sharing your review for other travelers on Trip Advisor! We love hearing about your experience with us- and knowing that your family enjoyed all of the activities that we have to offer means so much to us. I'm glad you tried trap shooting; it's an activity... More

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Family members from 11 states have converged on Maddens every Labor Day weekend for the last 6 years. The great food, lovely rooms, helpful/friendly staff (in every department) are the best there is in the business. We enjoy golf, tennis, croquet, lawn bowling, swimming, boating, shuffle board, campfires. We call our event "Minnesota Memories" and we love making them together... More

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Thank you for choosing Madden's for your family's Labor Day weekend reunion and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor! It means so much to us that your family comes together at Madden's to make memories together. Our Tennis & Croquet Club offers so many activities that families can do together- basketball, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, tennis, croquet, lawn bowling, shuffleboard-... More

Winnipeg
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been taking 20 "older" guys to Madden's for a golf weekend for over 5 years now..........top notch service, friendly staff, great golf, great accommodation. Glenn the golf Pro is terrific to work with and leaves nothing undone for you. The guys think I do loads of work to make this weekend successful but truthfully it is all done... More

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Cara L, Manager at Madden's on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your repeat visits to Madden's and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor! Madden's is a perfect destination for golf groups and we're thrilled that your group enjoyed the accommodations, service, friendliness of our staff and golf. With 63 holes of golf, including The Classic at Madden's, Minnesota's only 5-Star, Top 100 Golf Digest rated course, we... More

Fairfax Station, Virginia, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

First, get a cabin with a fireplace. Second, play Madden's Classic course. Third, eat at Madden's Classic restaurant for dinner. The food is WAY better than the Lodge and Inn for dinner. Breakfast at the Inn is wonderful - egg Benedict's on a buffet? - and good? Yep! All the folks on the golf courses know how to make your... More

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Cara L, Manager at Madden's on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Madden's on Gull Lake and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor! The Classic at Madden's is Minnesota's only 5-Star, Top 100 Golf Digest rated course and we are thrilled that you were able to experience it during your stay with us. The Classic Grill is a very popular restaurant and the intimate setting and views... More

Webster, South Dakota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stayed at Madden's (at the lodge) late July and have 2 teenage boys. I am pleased to say that the TV in our room was never on!! There was always something to do: badminton, stand-up paddle boarding, tennis, croquet, easy access to bike trails, golf, trap shooting not to mention the beach and pools. Food was phenomenal anywhere we... More

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Thank you for sharing your review of Madden's on Gull Lake on Trip Advisor! We are so pleased that you stayed with us and that you enjoyed all of the activities that we offer. We have a great team that loves providing our guests with a high level of service and we appreciate your kind remarks for our staff. I... More

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Address: 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN 56401
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Brainerd
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Number of rooms: 287
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