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Maplewood, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 July 2013

From our check-in to check-out it was an amazing, wonderful week!!! With exception of a 5" rainfall on a Sunday (our 2nd day there) and rain so hard it had no where to go (on their flat roof at Maddens Lodge) but start dripping in at certain spots! The Maddens staff acted quickly and efficiently placing well concealed, nicely presented...

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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. Yes, it was quite a rain we had on the Sunday of your stay- even though we asked for sunshine all week! Our golf courses are blessed with a sandy base which allows water to drain quickly, which is unique among other courses around the state that have clay-based...

Yokohama, Japan
Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

Many regulars here, but not me. Certainly not luxurious so manage your expectations. A great Minnesota experience (rooms with screen doors). Beautiful area! Great place to enjoy nature. I would go again but bring mosquito repellent!!

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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. We’re so glad that you enjoyed the natural environment of our property. Madden’s is located on a peninsula surrounded by Gull Lake, so we have miles of shoreline and acres of property to explore and enjoy. We offer a broad range of room types from deluxe to luxury to...

Woodbury, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 July 2013

We have enjoyed staying at Madden's frequently (about 15 times) over the last 25 years for the following reasons: 1) It is prime lakeshore with absolutely beautiful sandy shores on the east and west side of Gull Lake. 2) The grounds and buildings are perfectly maintained with a sense of permanence woven with history. 3) The golf courses are fantastic...

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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! We appreciate your loyalty and frequent visits over the years. Madden's is situated on a peninsula, so we are surrounded by Gull Lake- a very unique feature of our property. This gives us miles of shoreline and 3 sand beaches that are always very popular! We're so glad that...

Little Canada, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 18 July 2013

For the fifth time, we went to Madden's Resort during the July 4th week. It has become our new family tradition. My daughter even said she'd like to bring her kids here someday. We stayed in "our room" for the fourth year in the Voyager on the north end of the building. The room is recently updated and spacious. They...

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Thank you for sharing your review of Madden's on Gull Lake. We're thrilled that you returned to celebrate another 4th of July holiday with us! We plan events for every day of the 4th of July week, so there is always a lot to do- or not, if you choose. Our Monday evening welcome receptions that we offer throughout the...

Columbus, Georgia
Reviewed 14 July 2013

We visited with a friend from the Brainerd area during the week of 4th of July. We were supposed to booked into a standard room with double beds....instead we were booked into a "deluxe" room with a fireplace which is useless in July. Upon arrival....we were assigned our room which was horribly outdated. It looked like something out of the...

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Thank you for sharing your review. We were fully occupied over the 4th of July and, yes, our rates are higher than a transient hotel. We offer 63 holes of golf, Tennis & Croquet Club, The Spa at Madden’s, full marina, 5 swimming pools, 3 beaches, 5 dining outlets, 3 lounges, children’s center- more recreational amenities than any other property...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We love staying at Madden's - especially over the July 4th Holiday where they provide a very enjoyable fireworks display. The golf is fabulous for both those who really play and those who are duffers. The "Social 9" is appropriate for everyone of all abilities and is welcoming for both young and old. The "Classic" is truly a beautiful course....

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Thank you for sharing your review of Madden's on Gull Lake. 4th of July is a great time to visit Madden's and we're glad you enjoyed the fireworks show- always a huge hit! You are absolutely right- and we appreciate your sharing- that we have a golf course for every skill level and age. The Classic, Minnesota's only 5-Star, Top...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 7 July 2013

Our family went to Madden's for the weekend and had so much fun! The resort was excellent and so much to offer for on site activities. We stayed at the resort and swam at the beach, rode on the banana boat, had a ski lesson and a tennis lesson and lots of laughs especially at the evening Bingo event. The...

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Thank you for sharing your review of Madden's on Gull Lake. We love hearing about our guests' experiences. We're so glad that you enjoyed our recreational amenities- Madden's offers more to do than any other resort in Minnesota. Madden Lodge, where you stayed, is a great area of the resort with the huge beach and fun water toys. We're glad...

Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

Stayed in the Wilson's Bay lodge and found it very nice. You have everything you need on the resort and the dinner in the lodge was exceptional. I recommend the duck with truffle fingerlings. Also, the rooms have real fireplaces. We woke up to the sound of loons which was very relaxing.

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Thank you for sharing your review of Madden's on Gull Lake! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the accommodations. Our Wilson Bay rooms are very spacious and comfortable, with wood-burning fireplaces and spectacular sunset views of Wilson Bay on Gull Lake. Thank you for your recommendation of the duck with truffle fingerling potatoes. The Dining Room at Madden Lodge is a...

Reviewed 28 June 2013

Going to Maddens is going home for the 34 members of my immediate family. To our far-flung family the one central location we call home is Maddens. We arrive eager to see what's new and cherish returning to "our" rooms and our wing in the inn. The babies who learned to walk in the hallway of the Madden Inn now...

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Thank you for sharing your review of Madden’s on Gull Lake! It means so much to us that, for so many years, Madden’s is where you all come together and make wonderful family memories. We eagerly anticipate seeing your family each year and were thrilled to be a part of the wedding celebration. We will look forward to your return-and...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 June 2013

I stayed at Madden's for a recent golf getaway. The accommodations were great, the staff fantastic, the food was good and The Classic was an awesome golf course. One of the best I have played. They are also one of only 10 Minnesota courses with a professional caddy program. My caddy Nick was fantastic and helped me navigate The Classic....

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Thank you for reviewing Madden’s on Gull Lake! We’re thrilled that you enjoyed your experience golfing The Classic with a caddie! Our professional caddie program is new this year and has been a big hit. The Classic is Minnesota’s only 5-Star, Top 100 course, so taking a caddie is the best way to experience it, as it allows you to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Large resort with four golf courses, dining, spa, children's activities, tennis, croquet, watersports, miles of lakeshore. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Madden's on Gull Lake

Address: 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Region: United States > Minnesota > East Gull Lake
Price Range: ₹ 8,924 - ₹ 22,082 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Madden's on Gull Lake 4*
Number of rooms: 287
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