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Madden's on Gull Lake

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08/05/2017 09/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Mankato, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I made a reservation for the restaurant at Madden Inn. The reservation was for 7 p.m., I and called at 4:30 p.m. to inquire if I could get it moved to 6:00 p.m. I was informed by the hostess that the restaurant was booked and was unable to accept my request. I arrived at 6:45 p.m. to find only 1/3...

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Reviewed 25 May 2015

Just got back from a fantastic Girls Weekend at Madden's. Highlights: Modernized super clean cabins, sitting on the deck watching the beautiful sunset, drinking & dancing at the resort pub, walking the resort grounds, lounging on the adirondack chairs along the lake, and top-notch service by all employees. We especially adored Bartender Wayne!!! He made sure to keep the drinks...

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

Thank you for visiting Madden's on Gull Lake for your girls weekend and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor! We are just thrilled that you enjoyed the property, as well as O'Madden Pub, The Spa at Madden's and Chrissy's Ice Cream Shop. You are kind to mention the service of our staff and we will be sure to let...

Savage, Minnesota
Reviewed 27 November 2014 via mobile

Went to Maddens for MEA weekend. This was our first time and we definitely would go back. We were very laid back and the rooms were nice. If we wanted to do some of the activities, they had a number for our family. This was the final weekend of the season, so many things were closing down, but they made...

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

Thank you for visiting Madden's on Gull Lake and for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers on Trip Advisor! We love hearing about our guests' experiences and are thrilled that you enjoyed your time and that you would visit us again. That means a lot to us. Fall Break Weekend is always a fun one for...

Maple Grove, MN
Reviewed 20 October 2014

1. Adventure Cove -- our daughter loves the activities and couldn't ask for better staff. 2. Golf -- gorgeous and fun! 3. Swimming -- the choice of pools is terrific! 4. Our room -- the Sunrise Villa's offer a beautiful view of the lake. 5. The smell of fall from the pines to the bonfires. 6. Food -- great selection...

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

Thank you for visiting Madden's on Gull Lake and for being so kind as to share your experience for other travelers to read on Trip Advisor! Our staff at Adventure Cove love what they do and make it their goal for every kid to have a blast- we're so happy that your daughter loved the activities! Madden's offers more recreational...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 19 October 2014 via mobile

We have been to Maddens 3 times and would highly recommend it. We have an 8 year old and have stayed twice during the fall break weekend and once during Memorial Day weekend. We love all of the fun family activities like the game room with board games, a wii, and a bounce house. There are also pontoon rides, pumpkin...

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

Thank you for visiting Madden's on Gull Lake for the fall school break weekend and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor! Fall Break is always a fun weekend with the kids trick-or-treat parade, pumpkin carving contest, family costume contest- and all of the other activities that you mentioned. The Welcome Reception on Saturday night when the contest winners are...

New Jersey
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Our family and friends in the NY area were a bit surprised by our decision to go to Minnesota for vacation. We wanted to do another lake type vacation relatively quiet location but didn't want to spend the thousands per night for a nice hotel in Lake Placid, NY. We've enjoyed Minnesota when visiting on business and figured we'd give...

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

Thank you for choosing Madden's for your vacation and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor! We always love hearing from our guests and are very happy to know that you and your family enjoyed your time with us. Our water sports and other outdoor activities are a big draw for families and a reason why so many guests choose...

Chanhassen
Reviewed 27 September 2014

I have stayed at Madden's several times, but not in the last 6-8 years. Starting with Sunnie in reservations who is the best in the business. Maddens: give her a raise! My wife and I stayed 4 nights in a Sunrise Villa. The room was extremely large, clean and updated, Flat screen, gas fireplace, microwave and frig and they all...

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Thank you for staying at Madden's and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor! Fall is a lovely time to visit Madden's- beautiful fall colors, cooler temps, yet still so many things to do: golf, spa, activities at Tennis & Croquet Club, marina, etc. You are kind to share your remarks for Sunnie and we will be sure to let...

Lino Lakes, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 September 2014

My son-in-law runs Diamond Photo Booth and had a wedding to work on August 30th. We booked our room at the Villas. They spacious and clean. Come with a mini bar and refrigerator. We had a room with an upstairs that had a bathroom with a shower and 2 single beds. The downstairs had 2 double beds. Nice walk-out deck...

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Thank you for staying at Madden's this Labor Day Weekend and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor! Our Upper Sunrise Villas are a favorite among many of our guests because they are spacious, have 2 queen beds and 2 twin beds and, best of all, amazing views of Gull Lake and close proximity to the beach and Marina. The...

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Reviewed 12 September 2014

We stayed here for our first time in July. Wow! This place was wonderful. My family enjoyed the lake, lawn games and trap shooting. The food was awesome! They offer so many fun activites to keep everyone busy. The customer service was top notch. We can not wait to come back next year.

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Thank you for visiting Madden's on Gull Lake for the first time and for sharing your review for other travelers on Trip Advisor! We love hearing about your experience with us- and knowing that your family enjoyed all of the activities that we have to offer means so much to us. I'm glad you tried trap shooting; it's an activity...

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Family members from 11 states have converged on Maddens every Labor Day weekend for the last 6 years. The great food, lovely rooms, helpful/friendly staff (in every department) are the best there is in the business. We enjoy golf, tennis, croquet, lawn bowling, swimming, boating, shuffle board, campfires. We call our event "Minnesota Memories" and we love making them together...

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

Thank you for choosing Madden's for your family's Labor Day weekend reunion and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor! It means so much to us that your family comes together at Madden's to make memories together. Our Tennis & Croquet Club offers so many activities that families can do together- basketball, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, tennis, croquet, lawn bowling, shuffleboard-...

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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 )
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: $171 - $455 (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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Maddens Resort On Gull Lake Hotel Brainerd
Maddens Hotel Brainerd
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