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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 5 days ago
Kevin B Cold Spring, Minnesota
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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cold Spring, Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
49 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What can I say, check in prompt and efficient, accommodations marvelous, superclean. Entire area beautiful. I can't say Enough about the employees and the entire area. Quality, quality, quality! No matter where we eat it was excellent the service was always superior.

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

Kevin B, thank you for visiting us at Madden's and for sharing your review! I am thrilled that your experiences with our staff and in our dining rooms were all positive and that you enjoyed the beauty of Gull Lake and the Brainerd area. Our staff love what they do, which includes making sure you have a great experience and... More

Topeka, Kansas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to meetings there and it was beautiful. I am not a golfer but the golfers said the course was nice. Very relaxing place. It is old but it has a certain charm to it. Maybe would not seek it as a vacation spot but would return meetings there.

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

Thank you for reviewing Madden's on Gull Lake on Trip Advisor! At Madden's, we're celebrating our 85th anniversary of when the Roberts Hotel on our property was built. We have added on over the years so some of our rooms and public spaces are historic, while others are new. If you prefer newer accommodations, our reservations team would be happy... More

Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a really lovely summer vacation up at Madden's. We stayed on the golf course and our unit was very nice. We have stayed both at Madden's and at Grand View Lodge. Overall, Madden's would come out ahead except that they are not open year round. We particularly love that they have an outdoor pool. Further, the activities area... 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! Our Tennis & Croquet Club is very popular with families because there are so many activities to choose from- and a lot of room for the kids to run around! We're so pleased that your family enjoyed it as well. Your child's remark about... More

Washington, DC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Madden's for a conference and had a really good experience. It has a relaxed pace (which can take some getting used to, admittedly) but everything about it worked. I had a 2nd floor room in the Voyageur - a set of hotel rooms overlooking part of Gull Lake. Rooms have a cute screen door, a huge balcony,... 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! The Voyageur rooms are some of our most popular accommodations- the location can't be beat and it's so peaceful on Wilson Bay of Gull Lake. Some of the bathrooms in Voyageur have been updated and we are working on a plan to update more.... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful MN family resort. The staff is friendly and available, the rooms are clean and spacious. My only feedback is that we visited two pools (one by main lodge and one by Voyageurs bldg.) and both were small and dated, and couldn't be used with small children easily. A zero entry pool is really ideal for families.... 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 love hearing from our guests and you are kind to remark on our friendly staff and spacious rooms. I wonder if you were aware of our pools by Madden Lodge? There's a large indoor pool as well as an outdoor kiddie pool and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Madden's Resort was not only on the lake, it was on a peninsula, which means that it is surrounded by water on 3 sides. It was wonderful to look out our window on one side and then go over the activities, we were still on the same lake. There were several different restaurants on the peninsula that had 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 experience for other travelers! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your room on the lake and all of our activities. Because we are on a peninsula, many of our rooms have lake views and we offer 3 beaches and miles of shoreline for guests like you to enjoy.... More

Duluth, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow what a difference. We originally booked at the resort down the road and it was a disaster. We stayed one night at the other resort and knew that we could not stay any longer. I called Maddens and immediately got a hold of Sunny. She offered to have us come by and take us on a tour. What a... More

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

Thank you for coming over to Madden's and for sharing your experience with other travelers on Trip Advisor. We were thrilled that you contacted us and Sunnie really enjoyed showing you around the resort. Madden's offer more recreational amenities than any other resort and it would appear as though you experienced most of them! Thank you, again. We were very... More

Fargo, North Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just got back from maddens at the beginning part of July. They have everything you could want there for your kids or for you. We rented a pontoon and did almost all the water activities. They have amazing golf course all really close by and we chose to golf the classic! Absolutely worth every penny to Golf it! We... More

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Thank you for visiting Madden's on Gull Lake and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor! I'm so glad that you and your family enjoyed the water sports. Our water ski school and Banana Taxi are a blast!. The Madden Lodge, which is by the water toys, is an excellent spot for families with the large beach and close to... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank you for staying at Madden's on Gull Lake and for sharing your review! It means so much to us that you chose to spend your hard-earned vacation days with us. Our Monday night complimentary welcome reception is always a hit and a great way to learn about our daily activities. And you're right, the Happy Hour Pontoon Cruise is... More

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Address: 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN 56401
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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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