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Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort

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1685 Kavanaugh Dr, East Gull Lake, MN 56401-7634 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Took a family trip up to Kavanaugh's for a couple of days, we stayed in one of the cabins right by the swimming beach. The kids could run down to the docks, swim and play in the sand. The volleyball net was close by, so...More

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Response from TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake ResortResponded 21 June 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review of our resort and we are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time staying with us. We have been a family owned and operated resort since 1969 and we work very hard to make...More

Reviewed 30 March 2018

Very good managed place with very good quality rentals and big indoor swimming pool for kids in wintertime. They offer some of the best prices for what you get also in the winter, so if you are looking for a short weekend getaway this is...More

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Response from TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake ResortResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for the kind review! We are so happy you found our resort to you liking and spent some time in our wonderful indoor pool during the cold winter days. You are correct that winter is a great time to join us for a...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Spent a week at this lovely resort (4th time) to unwind and renew. Everything From the beautifully landscaped grounds, fabulous view of lake, attractive cottages, walking paths at the resort and trails into the woods are perfect for an escape from city life. The four...More

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Response from sylvanlakeresort, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake ResortResponded 10 October 2017

Marilyn Thanks for your kind review. We enjoyed having you as our guests and hopefully you can return soon.

Reviewed 17 September 2017

This resort is like visiting family. The owners are the ones who greet you when you check in. We've been coming here for several years. The location is great for fishing, golf, skiing, ice skating. Here is an example of how friendly the owners are:...More

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Response from TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake ResortResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear you feel as though you are welcomed as family and enjoy your experience when staying with us. We always try to make it seem that way since as a...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Not sure if I can say enough good things about this place. It's a wonderful resort! Our family visits there every summer. There are tons of things for kids & adults to do......swimming at the pools (indoor & outdoor), 2 beaches, sand volleyball, tennis/pickleball court,...More

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Response from TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake ResortResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you so much for your very kind words and making Kavanaugh's your yearly summer vacation spot for you and your family. We are so glad that you take advantage of all the the things we have to do here at the resort and are...More

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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 ...More activities for everyone. Kavanaugh's has been operated by the Kavanaugh family since 1969 and is a "True Minnesota Resort". Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Air Conditioning
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Tennis Court
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Breakfast included
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GreenLeaders Bronze level
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Bronze level
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
USD 138 - USD 183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Kavanaugh's Resort
Also Known As
Kavanaugh`s Hotel Brainerd
Kavanaughs Hotel Brainerd
United States > Minnesota > East Gull Lake
Traveller (33)
Pool & Beach (31)
Room & Suite (22)
Family and Play Areas (11)
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Room Tips
"Various sizes and layouts to chose from."
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"It all depends on who is in your party. They have accommodations for everyone"
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"We had a cottage on the pond on the end. It felt very private and was easy to get to."
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"Their website has floorplans to help you pick the right spot, but calling in is even better. So helpful!"
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