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Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would describe the resort as northwoods rustic. We stayed in the hotel and were REALLY pleased with our room. It was very large, had a fireplace and balony over looking the water. The room was clean and well stocked. There was a meeting room available for all of us to gather in although the weather was perfect and we...

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NancyKrasean, Guest Relations Manager at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Cragun's for your family reunion and for your review. I was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your room and the pool area with your family. Thank you also for your nice comments about our breakfast staff - they love to hear these comments from our guests and I will be sure to pass them along....

Brooklyn Park
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent our third year in a row at Craguns for a stay-cation spring break weekend. The resort is a timeless Minnesota classic resort get away. The welcome dinner buffet is great. Tons of hot food for the whole family to enjoy. The pool area is our favorite part of the resort. Huge pool with lots of seating around for...

Thank babytygger
NancyKrasean, Guest Relations Manager at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your visit to Cragun's for the third year in a row! It is so wonderful to hear from guests who choose to come back and visit Cragun's and make it a family tradition. The pictures you included were also really fun and it looked like everyone was having a...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just attended a conference in Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake this week. It was a beautiful place, but the front desk people were terrible. They were rude and disrespectful when my colleagues and I checked in. You would think they would be happy to see us, but their faces and tones said it all.

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NancyKrasean, Guest Relations Manager at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send us your comments on your recent stay at Cragun's. I am sorry to hear that you were not treated respectfully at our front desk. I have forwarded your comments to our manager for follow-up. Great customer service is one of the hallmarks of Cragun's and we strive to make every guest feel...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Rented a cabin with an excellent view of the lake. Staff was attentive to their guests needs. Lots of planned activities and recreation options with both indoor and outdoor pools, canoeing, beach/lake swimming. Family had a great visit!

Thank BigDal88
NancyKrasean, Guest Relations Manager at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting your nice comments about your visit to Cragun's. Families love our cabins and the various recreation opportunities we offer for guests of all ages. We really appreciate hearing that our staff was attentive to guests needs - the staff loves to hear that guests notice! We look forward to seeing you again this year.

eagan, mn
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My son and daughter in law for Christmas purchased us a weekend away for our entire family. We stayed in cabin 101 with 4 bedrooms it was perfect as we had 7 adults and 6 kids ranging from 2-17. Cabin was old but clean and the beds were great! Loved the welcome dinner and breakfasts. many in our group took...

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NancyKrasean, Guest Relations Manager at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Sammieann, Thank you so much for taking the time to write and let us know about your stay at Cragun's. Cabin 111 is a great location for a family your size and the beds were all just recently replaced so we're glad you noticed! We love getting letters from families that love to celebrate winter in Minnesota and really enjoy...

Reviewed 16 February 2017

First, I would reiterate what many people have posted - the staff is friendly and responsive. Other than that, the stay was very disappointing for us (a couple and adult son). The cabin we stayed in (697) was old and dumpy. This was supposed to be a "get away weekend" for us. Our son likes to ice fish, so we...

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NancyKrasean, Guest Relations Manager at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments regarding your recent visit to Cragun's. We very much appreciate your positive comments on our friendly and responsive staff. I am sorry you did not find Cabin 697 up to your expectations. We are in a mode of continuous improvement at Cragun's and the Lakeview Cabins are on the list...

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The Coon rapids boys traveling teams had tournaments in Brainerd so we all stayed at Craguns. Everyone had a great time! Large pool area with a bar/ restaurant area, many things to do, horse carriages, dog sleds etc..

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NancyKrasean, Guest Relations Manager at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice comments on your visit to Cragun's. The sports teams that stay with us really appreciate the fact that they are able to enjoy a mini vacation while they are in town, in addition to participating in a tournament. It also works out great for the family members that travel along to the tournaments....

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We spent a week at Cragens during January. We snowmobiled, ice fished and played in the snow. Everything was fantastic. The buffet was good and the staff was very friendly and helpful. They had everything you would need. The only improvement we can come up with was it would have been nice if they had some toasters that worked better...

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NancyKrasean, Guest Relations Manager at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Cheryl, What a pleasure to receive your note with your nice comments on your January stay at Cragun's. As a resort that has chosen to be open all four seasons, we love to hear comments from guests that find so many things to enjoy about winter in Minnesota. Thank you also for your kind comments about our staff's friendliness. I...

Reviewed 19 January 2017

My husband and I have been coming here now for the last 3 years for New Years Eve and have a wonderful time...There are so many activities that they plan for all of the family that it is a wonderful time...You never get bored. The Staff is wonderful at helping you set up anything you want to join and letting...

Thank Kathy B
NancyKrasean, Guest Relations Manager at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with Cragun's the last 3 years for New Year's Eve. We strive to make the New Year's Weekend a time that can be enjoyed by all ages. I am also happy to hear your comments about our "wonderful staff". I will be sure to pass those along. Dutch and Irma Cragun do...

Reviewed 18 January 2017

15 family members stayed 2 nights, in pool side rooms , for Christmas get together. Ages 2 to 62 , there was something for everyone. Nice big pool , big gymnasium , tennis court , volleyball etc.. Breakfast buffet provided both mornings , supper buffet Friday night , perfect , we only had to bring food for Saturday night. Our...

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NancyKrasean, Guest Relations Manager at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all of the kind words. We are always so happy to see the words "something for everyone" especially when the apply to the age range of 2 to 62. Christmas seems to be a magic time at Cragun's and we are so happy you were able to be a part of that. We look forward...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
MN's largest 4 season resort, on Gull Lake with 3700 feet of sandy shoreline, two swimming pools, indoor sports center, Cragun's Legacy Golf Courses offering 54 holes of golf, hiking and biking trails, lakeside fire pits, family activities, all rooms face the lake. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake

Address: 11000 Craguns Dr, East Gull Lake, MN 56401-2020
Region: United States > Minnesota > East Gull Lake
Price Range: ₹ 6,353 - ₹ 17,503 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake 3*
Number of rooms: 266
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Also Known As:
Cragun`s Golf Hotel Brainerd
Craguns Golf Resort And Conference Center
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The cottages would be interesting to check into although we did not.”
jeans7491, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an upper level room to as avoid noise in rooms above you.”
babytygger, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Cabins are old and badly need renovating - $250/night for a 2-BR.”
sparkymn, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lakeside with a fireplace is our favorite!”
souldancer2, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“book a lower floor if you have difficulty with the stairs”
ConnieS3, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
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