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St.Paul, Minnesota
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944 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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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,... More 

Nevis, Minnesota
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52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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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.... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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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... More 

Plymouth, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family just had another wonderful trip to Cragun's this fall, enjoying the indoor pool and excellent hospitality of the staff. The wide variety of lodging accommodations makes it easy for a vacation for our family of five or three families travelling together. Whether you are looking for pool-side or a cabin on the beach, Cragun's can meet your needs... More 

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

Thank you so much for making Cragun's "your vacation tradition for over a decade". What a compliment! Fall is a great time to visit Cragun's and experience the beauty of our Brainerd Lakes Area. The families that visit us, like yours, appreciate the variety of lodging options and packages available to work with any budget. Talk to one of our... More 

Lester Prairie, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The kids having such a busy summer work schedule, we were able to fit in one quick getaway. We stayed 3 nights in one of the lake view hotel rooms. Our room was located on the Far East end on 2nd floor. The location was perfect. Right in the middle of both beach areas. Our room had 2 queen beds... More 

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

What a delightful review you submitted about your visit to Cragun's. It is always such a pleasure to hear from a family that was able to participate in all of the activities that Cragun's has to offer. At Cragun's, all of our lodge rooms have a view of Gull Lake and are designed to comfortably accommodate families such as yours.... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Rooms are large and seemed to be updated somewhat but main area is like traveling back in time. Reception are and restaurant are outdated and not in a cool retro way either. I think this place peaked 20 years ago

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

Thank you for taking the time to submit your comments about your recent stay. Cragun's guest rooms are very large, much larger than a typical hotel room and I am happy that you found them to be comfortable. Our guests appreciate the fact that all of the lodge rooms have a beautiful view of Gull Lake and most of the... More 

Bloomington, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The resort is older but well kept up and a value for the money. This is a resort hotel with multiple restaurants and has very good golf courses. Gull Lake offers some of the best walleye fishing in Minnesota.

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

Thank you for your nice review. Cragun's lodge rooms are much larger than a typical hotel room and our guests with families find this to be a very nice amenity. Cragun's Resort does offer a lot of different restaurant, recreation and entertainment for our guests and we find that guests of all ages find something they enjoy. We hope to... More 

Brainerd, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The setting and facilities, coupled with attentive and courteous staff provided a wonderful weekend gathering for our recent class reunion. Those who attended had nothing but good words to say about the food, service, and friendly staff. From first contact a year ago, up to and through the event, flexibility and attentiveness to details made planning and participating memorable and... More 

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review for your Brainerd High School Class Reunion. We were especially happy to hear your kind comments about our attentive and courteous staff. Our staff also thought you were a great group to work with and a lot of fun. It is always a pleasure to hear that the planning process was handled... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • 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: $132 - $238 (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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Also Known As:
Cragun`s Golf Hotel Brainerd
Craguns Golf Resort And Conference Center
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“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.”
 of 5 bubbles LizbethU70, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms look out over Gull Lake”
 of 5 bubbles derrels2013, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms and cabins all have a good view of Gull Lake-nice!”
 of 5 bubbles 114bruceb, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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