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Madden's on Gull Lake

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
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St. Thomas
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great service from the front desk from Tim Schultz and Tim Ennis. Had a beautiful brand new room in the Voyaguer building. Highly recommend those units. Best resort on Gull Lake and wonderful service.

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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! We're lucky to have the Tims and you are very generous to mention their service. The new Voyageur rooms have been a hit this season. We're glad you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you to Madden's again!

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We booked a room and a couple hours on the power boat in advance of our arrival. Looking at the weather for the weekend, we saw that the date we'd booked the boat for was going to be rainy. So they day before arrival, we contacted the resort and were able to change our boat booking to our first day....

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

Thank you for visiting us at Madden's on Gull Lake this summer and for sharing your positive experience on Trip Advisor! We were happy to find a room that suited your desire to be lakeside. The Madden Lodge rooms on Mission Point are some of our guests' favorite rooms and you experienced why. Beautiful rooms, right on the water. Our...

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Went her for a long weekend away to relax. Our room was upgraded for us without even asking due to them needing our original room for another group. Was impressed with the upgrade to the "Honeymoon Suite". Other than not finding our room right away, it was very impressive for this type of resort setting. View of the sunset was...

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

Thank you very much for visiting Madden's and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor for the benefit of others traveling to the Brainerd area. We will be sure to let the team at The Spa know that you and your wife enjoyed your massages. I apologize for the inconvenience of the issue with your room keys. I am curious...

Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The Madden resort is a lovely place. Beautiful landscaping. We stayed in the Wilson bay cabins. It was nice to have our own space, however the cabins are very close to each other. They are on a hill overlooking the water. Beautiful sunset, you can walk down a staircase to get to the beach. Sitting on the beach listening to...

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

Thank you, you are kind to share your thoughtful review of your experience. Our Wilson Bay 1 Room Cottages are charming and a favorite for couples who enjoy a sunset view. Folks who are looking for our newest accommodations should inquire about our newly built Voyageur Rooms and Wilson Bay Sunset Villas, with the same spectacular view and proximity to...

Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We wanted something different for a family get away so we booked a few days at Maddens on Gull Lake. The staff is amazing-making our kids feel like VIPs! In addition to beaches and swimming in the lake, there are 3 indoor pools and one outdoor. We paid the up charge for non-motorized watercraft and have enjoyed stand up paddle...

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

I loved reading your review, thank you for sharing. Your kids most definitely are VIPs at Madden's. Our recreation pass is a top seller, including access to our activities at Tennis & Croquet Club and all of our non-motorized watercraft that your family enjoyed. We recommend it to everyone. We look forward to your extended stay with us next year,...

Reviewed 22 August 2016

We booked this hotel because we were in town for an event and it had rooms. When we pulled up we couldn't believe what we saw! The grounds are huge! They are beautiful and span quite a vast area. The cabins are beautiful and so peaceful. We didn't at all expect this! It was so refreshing and we are so...

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

What a fun review to read, thank you! We were happy to be your pleasant surprise. We are thankful to you for sharing your experience and we cannot wait to welcome you and your extended family back to Madden's.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 August 2016

To review all that is Madden's would take far more space and words than I can put here. Suffice it to say this is one of Minnesota's premier resorts and has everything a family needs or wants to enjoy the great outdoors that is the famous Brainerd Lakes area. The resort sits on a huge track of land on Gull...

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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 generous review. We are very thankful to have guests like you who feel compelled to tell our story for the benefit of those who may not have experienced Madden's before. We are forever appreciative and look forward to welcoming you to Madden's again.

Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Madden's is an old fashioned family resort. Great staff, generous rooms and great food. Some outdated facilities (ie pool) but the lakeside beaches are awesome. Huge! Pricey, but worth it, if you can budget it in. Golfers paradise and tonnes of other sports to keep you occupied.

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

Thank you for visiting us! You are very generous to share your review. Because we are a seasonal resort, we take the opportunity when we are closed in the winter to reinvest and make improvements to our property. We are thrilled that we will be improving our outdoor pool space this winter. We hope you will visit us again and...

Fulda,
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 days here in August. We brought our boat with so we could have some lake time. The resort is nice but somewhat spread out. Parking for your vehicle & boat trailer was lacking and the boat launch area could really use an update. Our biggest frustration was when we came off of the lake it was a...

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

Thank you for visiting and for sharing your review. I apologize for the frustration with our dining hours; I wish we had done a better job of communicating them with you. ParFecto Pizza is open until 1am and serves pizza, calzones, flat breads and salads. I regret there were issues with AC in your room. Please know that we love...

Hanover, NH
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Madden's was founded in 1929 and its easy to see that they have maintained much of their heritage but still accepted that it's the 21-st century and they've created a fabulous mix of both. Want to be active ? All number of activites: Golf, boating, swimming, hiking, water-skiing, etc....it's available and right outside your door. Want to sit on the...

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Thank you for staying at Madden's on Gull Lake. You have absolutely captured the essence of Madden's and we appreciate that you have so eloquently shared your experience for the benefit of others considering a vacation at Madden's. As we like to say, you can do it all or nothing at all! Thank you, we hope your travels will take...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • 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 56401-2080
Region: United States > Minnesota > East Gull Lake
Price Range: ₹ 8,758 - ₹ 21,214 (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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“The Golf Villas or Voyageur Rooms”
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“Golf Villas close to dining and great views of golf course ask for this view with balcony or main floor with patio.”
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“Lake View Rooms are the best”
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“Love the golf course villa”
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“We stayed by Wilson Bay and it was very quiet even though there were a lot of kids there because of MEA.”
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