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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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    5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a few unused vacation days, and chose to drive up to Madden's for a quick getaway. The grounds are beautiful, and the staff is exceptionally friendly and pleasant. The welcome reception with cocktails and apps was terrific. Since I am not much of a golfer, my husband was sweet enough to play the Social 9... More

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Sydney, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Came over from Australia for a wedding and everything from start to finish was great! Great spot, lots to do, great service, awesome cosy cabins with lake views. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay would definitely recommend to anyone...

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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! Madden's is a very popular wedding destination because we are located on a peninsula and surrounded by water, offering multiple waterside ceremony locations- always a lovely backdrop for a wedding. And our wedding planner loves to make sure that the couple's big day is perfect and... More

Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Maddens with our daughter while our older boys were at Heartland Hockey camp 45 minutes away. We choose this resort based on the TripAdvisor reviews and we were not disappointed! The resort is a little spread out, but we rented a golf cart and had a lot of fun exploring. The lake was freezing, but very clean... More

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Thank you for staying at Madden's on Gull Lake and for sharing your review! We have been happy to host many hockey families just like yours. Madden's is a sprawling property located on a peninsula, surrounded by Gull Lake. While a lot of guests like to walk the property, a golf cart is a great option, too. We have 4... More

Morris, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom cabin in Wilson Bay. The video tour on the website does it no justice....it is newly renovated and beautiful. There is a small fridge, sink and coffeepot. We had a waterfront view and the sunsets were beautiful. We have a 1, 3 and 4 year old and found it easy to find... 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! All of our rooms have coffee pots, mini refrigerators and wet bars. Since we're located on a peninsula and surrounded by water, most have a view of Gull Lake- or our Pine Beach East golf course. Our 2 bedroom cabins on Wilson Bay were recently renovated... More

Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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! Madden's is a large property and we would like our guests to be able to easily find their way around. Madden's has a new app that features a searchable map, daily activities schedule and our dining, spa and golf options. We hope this will be helpful... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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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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

Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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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
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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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

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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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