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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 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Maddens for our 4th Annual Mother/Daughter Summer vacation. The staff at Maddens were extremely friendly and helpful. Because it was the first day opening since a massive storm went through the area, we were invited to a celebration of the re-opening and was able to have free drinks and appetizers. We stayed in the Sunrise villas on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Madden's was a perfect location for our annual family trip with our very good friends. There is so much to do. We enjoyed swimming, boating, canoeing, golfing, and being pampered at the spa. The upper sunrise villa was perfect for our family of 6, and the view of the beach/lake was so relaxing. We loved making memories at the... 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 couldn't be happier that you and your family enjoyed all of our recreational amenities. The Upper Sunrise Villas are very popular for families with close proximity to the beach and full lake views and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to... More 

Minnesota
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90 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We alternately go to Madden's and Grand View Lodge - taking family trips up north several times a year. In the summer my kids particularly like Madden's. One of the first things we do is reserve a golf cart for 24 hours. The reservations fill up fast so you should do it ASAP. My kids love having the golf cart... 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! We always love hearing about our guests’ experiences and appreciate the helpful tips you have shared for others who would like to stay at Madden’s as well. You are wise to advise others to review our daily agenda, which is also on our app, so it... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming to Madden's every spring for a conference for at least 15 years. We come early in the spring so the dining staff is usually pretty new but ALWAYS helpful. I have never been here with my family but would not hesitate to bring them here. There are lots of activities for children and adults (golf). I... More 

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Thank you for visiting Madden's on Gull Lake and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor for other travelers. I'm so pleased that you had fun golfing and that you found our beds to be comfortable- we know how important it is to get a good night's sleep, especially when you're away from home. Karoake in O'Madden Pub is always... More 

Seattle, Washington
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121 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in the golf villas, convenient to main lodge and the spa. Played the "Social 9" and the "Classic". Recommend the first for beginners and the 2nd for experts. We LOVED the Classic! Good food, could use more healthy options, especially for breakfast. Best dinner is at the Classic Grill, which doesn't take reservations. Updated bathroom, spacious luxury king suite.... More 

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

Thank you so much for staying at Madden's and for sharing your experience with other travelers on Trip Advisor! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your room in the Golf Villas and golf on The Classic. Among our 6 dining outlets, we strive to offer a variety of dining options for all appetites. The Classic Grill is very popular and... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the resort last week on a pre-4th get away - what a wonderful place! Beautifully maintained facilities, lovely landscaping, wonderful people -- just the best ever! We were even able to bring our small dog with us. Renting a pontoon boat was a highlight - as was the beautiful sunsets. We stayed in Wilson Bay - which was... 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 on Trip Advisor! We loved hearing about your experience and how much you enjoyed the resort, pontoon rides and sunsets on Wilson Bay. Your comments about making your visit to Madden's an annual event is the highest compliment you could pay us, thank you! We look forward... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

terriblects the joy of others vacation. Don't waste your money here when you can stay at Grandview, Craguns, Causway,or any other Gull Lake resort. It's incredibly sad to watch a place we have come for 20 years go so far down hill.

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

Tracey, thank you for your feedback. We do offer a variety of room types to accommodate all preferences- from rustic to modern. As we celebrate our 86th season, we are very aware of the unique challenges a classic property presents and again this winter will re-invest $1.5+ million in renovations in our accommodations to keep abreast of the expectations of... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This resort is right on Gull Lake, Minnesota. The views are spectacular. Lovely, clean upscale accommodations. Outstanding food and top notch service. Our dinner and breakfast was included. The salmon was delicious! Don't miss breakfast because the eggs Benedict are delicious. We bought some cute gifts from the Cafe and enjoyed a coffe and shared a sweet. They have great... 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 for other travelers. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay, the food and the service of our staff. Madden Bros. Market is a fun place to stop and grab a coffee and a treat and shop for gifts. We love hearing about your family enjoying... More 

common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Madden's this weekend. Simply fantastic all the way around. The food was perfect. The accommodations were in excellent shape, very clean, spacious and like new! The grounds are picturesque. Everywhere we went, we walked - good for the heart, mind and soul. The yard games available really gave us much needed family time. The golf was great -... 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 review on Trip Advisor! We are thrilled that your family enjoyed your time together. You are so kind to mention the service of our staff and we will be sure to let them know that you appreciated them. We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer... More 

Wisconsin
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90 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Madden's for a conference and was sorry not to have more time to just kick back and relax. The location on Gull Lake is beautiful and the resort service was excellent. My room was dated but had a homey northwoodsy feel.

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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 review! We wish you would have had more time to stay and enjoy our property, too. Please know that we offer a variety of rooms from rustic to modern and that if you specify your preference with us, we will do everything we can to find just... More 

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