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Madden's on Gull Lake

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11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN 56401
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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So Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted a property that would accommodate our family pet on Gull lake. We enjoyed the resort and the accomadations very much. Just thought it was a little spendy for the beginning of the season. Definitely a lake or golf destination vacation. We sat on our deck and enjoyed the call of the loons. Had a massage with Ryan it... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at Madden's over memorial day with my extended family, ages 10-64. Everyone had multiple choices of fun from golf, boating, swimming, tennis, lawn bowling, volleyball, croquet, biking. Unfortunately, I never got a nap as everyone was busy having fun, moving from one place to the other. The grounds and buildings are extremely well kept, staff very courteous, food---excellent. Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just got back from a fantastic Girls Weekend at Madden's. Highlights: Modernized super clean cabins, sitting on the deck watching the beautiful sunset, drinking & dancing at the resort pub, walking the resort grounds, lounging on the adirondack chairs along the lake, and top-notch service by all employees. We especially adored Bartender Wayne!!! He made sure to keep the drinks... 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 your girls weekend and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor! We are just thrilled that you enjoyed the property, as well as O'Madden Pub, The Spa at Madden's and Chrissy's Ice Cream Shop. You are kind to mention the service of our staff and we will be sure to let... More 

Savage, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Went to Maddens for MEA weekend. This was our first time and we definitely would go back. We were very laid back and the rooms were nice. If we wanted to do some of the activities, they had a number for our family. This was the final weekend of the season, so many things were closing down, but they made... 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 taking the time to share your experience with other travelers on Trip Advisor! We love hearing about our guests' experiences and are thrilled that you enjoyed your time and that you would visit us again. That means a lot to us. Fall Break Weekend is always a fun one for... More 

Maple Grove, MN
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 

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