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Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Lakeville, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a couple of days with our son and his family in one of the Cottages at Kavanaugh's recently. We had 4 adults and 2 preschoolers. We were not cramped, had plenty of room and the set up in the cottage with 2 bedrooms and bathes upstairs and one on the main floor was perfect. The resort is very...

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Bloomington, MN
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing I can say is that we stayed here for the first time last summer and after a long winter, when they announced their Memorial Day weekend specials we jumped at the chance for another long weekend at this lovely spot. We have two little kids, so being on a quieter lake was VERY desirable. The grounds are...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 2 night weekend there with total 7 women. Had a wonderful time in spite of the chilly April weather. Our unit was very clean and had everything we needed. With 7 women, we still had plenty of room. The view was great and everything was pretty close by. We used a groupon for fantastic savings too. Staff was great...

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TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort. We are so glad that your group of friends enjoyed our property and that you found everything to your liking and that you had a great experience. Our family owned and operated resort always wants to make sure our guests have a memorable time and enjoy our property to...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Perfect resort for family get togethers. Has every lake vacation amenity you could possibly want, but quiet and close enough to Brainerd/Nisswa. Only place we stay. Well worth the money. You will not be disappointed! And daughter has great luck fishing off the various docks!

Thank suejjj2017
TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the nice review of our resort. We are so happy that you had a wonderful time, enjoyed the property and area, and most importantly....that your daughter caught some fish!!! Thanks again for taking the time to write the review and share your thoughts. As a family owned and operated property it is very important for...

Reviewed 6 January 2017

We were a group of 6 looking for a nice cabin to ring in the New Year. I came across this resort and was able to snag one of their larger cabins. The price was very affordable and the amenities were wonderful. The staff were friendly, cabin was clean and spacious, grounds were maintained and very pretty. Our group enjoyed...

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TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort. We are so happy you had a wonderful New Years getaway and enjoyed our many amenities and your lodging. As a family owned and operated property it is very important to us to know that our guests have had a great vacation and look forward to enjoying our property...

Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stayed in a two bedroom in Westwoods. Very spacious, clean and comfortable. Enjoyed looking out onto the lake from the living room or dining room in the mornings and evenings. Very quiet even when occupancy picked up on the weekend. Close enough to golf courses, restaurants and shopping. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Hike and bike trail runs through...

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TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. As a family owned and operated property it is really important to us that our guests have a wonderful time and find our property to their liking. We work very hard to maintain a high standard and we want every single person that stays with us to have memorable vacation. We are...

Casa Grande, Arizona
Reviewed 2 October 2016

My husband and I have been coming to Kavanaugh's for a few years now and it is just a wonderful experience each time. We reserve the same cottage and it continues to be just the thing for us. The animals are just a delight to watch. This year we even had two rabbits come along besides the chipmunks and squirrels....

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TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We love hearing from our many guests who make Kavanaugh's a tradition and join us year after year. There is nothing like sitting at the lake surrounded by nature and enjoying the fresh air. While it is always nice to sit and relax it can also be a wonderful place to enjoy...

Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

It was our first time at Kavanaughs and it was great. We stayed here with two kiddos under the age of 3 for a four night retreat. It was a lovely way to spend the last week of summer! The staff was unbelievably kind, helpful and welcoming. The location and view was perfect. It is much quieter than other area...

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TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review of our property. It is always wonderful to welcome first time guests to our resort and we are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience and of course look forward to having you back again in the future. As a family owned and operated (since 1969) property we strive...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 19 July 2016

My family along with three other families has been going to Kavanugh’s for over twenty years. My kids along with the other families’ children have grown up together there and enjoy coming back every year. Because we stay the same week every year we have gotten to know some other families that do the same and have turned into some...

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TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review of our resort. It is certainly a pleasure to know that you and your family and friends have found our resort to your liking for over 20 years! We always like to see our guests coming back each year and it is really great to watch kids grow up and families get...

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We stayed at the resort at the end of May and had wonderful time. We were so impressed with how well the grounds and buildings were maintained. My boys, a 9 year old and 6 year old twins, had so much fun. The playground and beach were right outside our door. Having an indoor and outdoor pool was great, too....

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TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your entire family was able to enjoy our facilities and amenities. As a family owned property (since 1969) it is extremely important to us that each and every one of our guests has a fantastic and memorable vacation. You...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kavanaugh's is an upscale cottage and condo resort on crystal clear Sylvan Lake in the heart of Brainerd, Minnesota's lake country and the Pine Beach Area. Kavanaugh's is a 4-season property with year-round activities for everyone. Kavanaugh's has been operated by the Kavanaugh family since 1969 and is a "True Minnesota Resort". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort

Address: 1685 Kavanaugh Dr, East Gull Lake, MN 56401 (Formerly Kavanaugh's Resort)
Region: United States > Minnesota > East Gull Lake
Price Range: ₹ 10,705 - ₹ 13,559 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 51
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Kavanaugh`s Hotel Brainerd
Kavanaughs Hotel Brainerd
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“We had a cottage on the pond on the end. It felt very private and was easy to get to.”
CMSMidwest, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Their website has floorplans to help you pick the right spot, but calling in is even better. So helpful!”
TravelFan123_10, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“I think all units would have a pretty good view.”
sunLOVER4156, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“For larger groups, we recommend one of the cottages, though they have accommodations to fit all.”
suejjj2017, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We booked one of the two story cabins which had three bedrooms and two bathrooms. This was perfect for a group of 6 adults.”
K9505XIsarahk, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
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