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Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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...

Thank Dean H
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...

Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I had an amazing time, we decided next time to bring the rest of the family, dad and brother would have loved it. will definitely be coming back. Everyone was so nice and super helpful. Some of the activities were cancelled due to weather, but there was more than enough things for us to do. Our room...

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

Thank you so much for writing about the amazing time you had with your daughter at Cragun's. It makes our day to hear happy stories like yours. Many of our guests comment on how much they like the fireplaces in the lodge rooms and I'm glad you enjoyed yours. We look forward to seeing your family at Cragun's and showing...

Eagan, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They rented the conference rooms above us as a party room with 20 kids that had our ceiling booming well past 10pm quiet time. Complaints did no good. Activities not available due to over booking were told. Skating and swimming were ok but not without issues. Any place that will put you under a romper room without notice is somewhere...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent experience at Cragun's. I am sorry that you experienced noise from the room above you leading to an unhappy experience. The resort was sold out for New Year's weekend so we were not able to move you to another room. The family that was using the room...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though we have visited Craguns several times, I have to give extra kudos to Craguns... we were there amidst the cold of winter and a frozen ice storm. Power went out for a 70 mile radius yet somehow they managed to serve a Christmas candlelight dinner and too folks even swam by candlelight! They were able to get power restored...

Thank souldancer2
NancyKrasean, Guest Relations Manager at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake, responded to this review

What a pleasure to hear from a frequent guest at Cragun's with all of your positive comments. The power outage in the middle of Christmas Dinner was certainly a surprise to everyone. In true Minnesota fashion, the experience turned into a very happy memory for almost all of our guests with dining by candlelight, carols being sung and many compliments...

St.Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Stayed here for two days as part of a statewide conference. My impressions from previous visits were confirmed. This is a pleasant place for a conference or a family visit. The rooms in the main building are aligned along the lake shore. You can walk from 5 to almost 15 minutes from your room to the main building where there...

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

Thank you for your nice comments regarding your recent stay at Cragun's. All of Cragun's rooms are aligned along the lake shore with all rooms having a view of beautiful Gull Lake. All of the rooms are also connected to the main Lodge building so that you do not have to go outside to enjoy the huge indoor pool facility,...

Nevis, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Most rooms have a great view of the lake- was particularly impressive as it was the time of the Super Moon! Room had woodburning fireplace, spacious living area with table and chairs in front of balcony. Beds very comfortable. My disappointment mostly stemmed from the unavoidable stairs everywhere and no elevators. We were on the top floor and it was...

Thank ConnieS3
NancyKrasean, Guest Relations Manager at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake, responded to this review

What a lovely title - One of MN's Grand Old Resorts. Cragun's has been "making friends and memories since 1940" so the title definitely fits. Cragun's was designed so that all of the lodge rooms would have a view of the lake (with the exception of the poolside rooms). I am glad you found the rooms to be spacious and...

Reviewed 7 November 2016

Excellent activities for your children or grandchildren. Free activities included a bean bag toss contest, a horse drawn wagon ride, pumpkins and paints, and best of all, a live Saturday evening animal show. This show was demonstrated by a Woman and her Husband from Sauk Center, MN. This resort has a large swimming pool, a hot tub, arcade games, and...

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

Thank you so much for recounting of all the fun things your family was able to participate in while at Cragun's. The "Get Wild Animal Show" is a very popular attraction for adults and kids alike. Cragun's is open all four seasons and the facilities and family entertainment we provide guarantee a fun getaway for everyone regardless of the weather....

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Spent a couple nights there for a work conference. The room was gigantic and had a fireplace, which might have been nice if I were there for vacation in the winter. The room was moderately clean, but I was grossed out when I lifted up a couch cushion to look for something I'd dropped and found what appeared to be...

2Thank jsteffen
NancyKrasean, Guest Relations Manager at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Cragun's. We appreciate your giving us the opportunity to make changes to improve our guest's visits. I am sorry you experienced noise issues with your room. In the future, please call the front desk and they will address the issue with the neighboring room. Cragun's rooms are extremely...

Reviewed 2 November 2016

Rooms and activities were great, all supported by a friendly and knowledgeable staff.The views of the lake were spectacular. Walking paths were kept up. Best of all the food was excellent. I will be back!

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

Thank you for your nice comments regarding your recent visit to Cragun's for a wedding. We find that many of our guests visit for a wedding or business reason and can't wait to bring their families back for a more extended visit. The resort was built to take advantage of the beautiful views of Gull Lake in all seasons. I...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • 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 Drive, Brainerd, MN 56401
Region: United States > Minnesota > Brainerd
Price Range: ₹ 6,616 - ₹ 15,006 (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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Cragun`s Golf Hotel Brainerd
Craguns Golf Resort And Conference Center
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“Lakeside with a fireplace is our favorite!”
 of 5 bubbles souldancer2, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“book a lower floor if you have difficulty with the stairs”
 of 5 bubbles ConnieS3, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ask for a fireplace and a view of the lake”
 of 5 bubbles douglasi898, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Poolside rooms are smaller and noisier, but closer to the action.”
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“All rooms look out over Gull Lake”
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