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Madden's on Gull Lake

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN 56401
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Ranked #1 of 7 hotels in Brainerd
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for the Cancer run for the Cure in Brainerd weekend. The place was a little confusing at 1st until we understood the lay out. There is 2 places that you can check in. Our room faced the East and could watch all the boats go by and the airplanes land. Both housekeeping ladies that we ran into... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We met some friends on Gull Lake over the July 4th holiday. We had a wonderful time. The rooms were nice, there were so many things to do. The Lake was gorgeous. We had a wonderful time and recommend anyone considering this place to go. I was on a special diet and requested a microwave so I could warm up... 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 on Gull Lake and for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor! 4th of July is always fun at Madden’s because of all of the activities: beach party, kids parade, cookout, fireworks, etc. Because Madden's is located on a peninsula, Gull Lake surrounds our property and we have miles of shoreline and... More

Sioux Falls, SD
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here over the 4th of July weekend for my sister's wedding. I will admit that I was pretty infuriated with the rate of $300 per night (including taxes) and that didn't include any food or activity packages. Driving into the resort I immediately understood why they can charge these rates. I have traveled all over the country and... 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 on Gull Lake and for sharing your amazing review! We love hearing from our guests and you are kind to share your experience with other travelers. We’re glad you enjoyed staying in Voyageur; it is a popular area because of the large green space, sunset views and outdoor pool. Working at Madden’s is fun... More

Omaha, Nebraska
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Madden's for about 4 days. It was a wonderful place. We never left the resort the whole time we were there. All of the food was wonderful. The activities were great. There was never a shortage of things to do. One morning I just went for a walk around the place and found a quiet little spot... More

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

JImabey, Thank you for sharing your positive review of Madden's on Gull Lake! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the food and all of the activities that we offer. Cookouts at Madden's are a popular group activity and a bonfire with s'mores is a nightly event at Mission Point at Madden Lodge. Madden's has grown over 85 years, so we... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't even think of the words to review this resort. It was incredible. This was the third MN lake resort I've stayed at and I can't wait to return. We drove 10 hours to stay here and I would do it again in a heartbeat. The activities package is well worth it. The staff at the marina was very... More

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

Beachmama--0, Thank you for making the 10-hour drive to Madden's and for sharing your amazing review! The stand up paddle boards are new to us this year, so we are excited that you got to experience using them and that you enjoyed the marina staff! Madden’s food and beverage team loves to wow our guests and we appreciate your kind... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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112 reviews 112 reviews
26 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

HEADLINE: Large and very well know Minnesota Lake Resort - with the classic MN resort feel. THE PROPERTY Very large resort, with plenty of options for activities, sports. Nice rooms, great view over lake, great facilities, and excellent staff make this easy to recommend if desire is classic lake resort experience with plenty of amenities. THE ROOM Sunrise Villa room.... More

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

Dave_from_MN, Thank you for sharing your review and photos of Madden's on Gull Lake! We love hearing from our guests and are so pleased that you enjoyed the amenities on our property. Madden's offers the most recreational amenities with our Tennis & Croquet Club, kids club, full-service Marina, beaches, pools- even trap shooting! Our spacious Sunrise Villa rooms are some... More

Eagan, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My parents and I visited Madden's only with the intention to look around, but once we saw the resort we knew that we wanted to stay at least one night. We have only good things to say about our trip. Both the hotel and marina staff were very helpful and courteous. We had a great time paddleboating in the lake,... More

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Thank you for sharing your review of Madden's on Gull Lake! We are thrilled that you chose to stay at Madden's and that you enjoyed your experience. Father's Day Weekend is always a great weekend, filled with fun family activities! Madden's full-service marina is a favorite among many of our guests, whether it's to enjoy our non-motorized watercraft- as you... More

Minot, North Dakota
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If one is looking for a truly outstanding golf resort, that goes above and beyond expectations. Look no further than Madden's. What a wonderful gem of a resort. Golf and more, set in a beautiful spot in northern Minnesota. Dining is fantastic. And, if you have the time and the opportunity you must try the Madden's Spa. Staff is amazing,... More

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

Thank you for sharing your review of Madden's on Gull Lake on Trip Advisor! Madden's is set on a peninsula, surrounded by water with miles of Gull Lake shoreline. With 63 holes of golf, Madden's offers golf for every skill level. During your visit, I hope you had a chance to golf The Classic at Madden's, Minnesota's only 5-Star, Top... More

Apple Valley, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, two teenagers (14 & 15), and I stayed at Madden's during Mid-June 2014. There was plenty to do to keep my teens busy and having a great time! The staff at Madden's were wonderful and the food is beyond a quality I could ever image. I would recommend Madden's to anyone who is looking for a resort vacation... More

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Thank you for sharing your review of Madden's on Gull Lake on Trip Advisor! There is plenty to do at Madden's to keep a family busy with our water ski school, marina, Tennis & Croquet Club, 5 swimming pools and 3 beaches. We're glad that your family took full advantage and had the best vacation you've ever taken! You are... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 days when my wife had a class here. The place is very nice when you are in the public areas. Our room seemed very dated for the price. The one thing was the bathroom in our room had a pocket door and the bottom would close all the way and the top stayed open 1... 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 review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our public spaces and our helpful staff. We regret that our room didn’t meet your expectations. We offer many room types at a variety of prices, ranging from our lowest priced deluxe accommodations to our elegant luxury suites. The virtual tour... 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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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Large resort with four golf courses, dining, spa, children's activities, tennis, croquet, watersports, miles of lakeshore. ... more   less 
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