The Lykins are amazing at what they do...running a family resort and making sure all are entertained. The cabins were great. They were clean, in nice shape, and cozy. The location on Gull Lake is beautiful. We had amazing views right out the front window. It was wonderful eating meals and looking out at the lake.
My husband and I took our two small boys, ages 3.5 and 1.5 to the Pinehurst Resort for a fall getaway. The weather was not cooperative at all! We had promised them some fishing, playing in the sand - possibly water, and mini-golf. Unfortunately, we were not able to do many of those things. BUT, the Lykins did everything they could to try and give us alternative ideas of how to entertain our children. They had totes of toys that we were free to use, two Rainbow play systems, a game room, rabbit ears for our t.v. and suggestions of where to go for dinner in NIsswa. After three days of very little play time outdoors we decided we would go to a hotel waterpark in Brainerd and found that they are only open on the weekends after Labor Day. After sharing this disappointment with Roger Lykin, he called a resort up the road and they opened up their pool area just for us. We had a waterslide and zero-entry pool to ourselves for the afternoon. It was so nice and the kids had a blast.
We were really hoping to use the paddle-boat, pontoon, and play at the beach but the wind, rain, and cold weather prohibited all of that. It is such a nice, family-friendly place that we will definitely take advantage of those things next time we go. And next time we'll go during the summer!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a smaller, family resort on the west shore of Gull Lake. Gull Lake is a premier fishing, boating, and swimming lake in Minnesota. Our resort has a great beach, clean comfortable cabins with AC, nicely secluded, park like grounds, playground equipment, basketball, paddle tennis and more. ... more less