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Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We planned a girls weekend and decided on Kavanaugh's. They ran a great special for buy one night get one free. The resort is beautiful and the condos are very clean and comfortable. We would defiantly recommend staying at this resort, we had a great time!!!

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TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for our kind review. We are so pleased that you had great girls weekend and found our property comfortable and hope you were able to enjoy our many amenities. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another getaway. Thank You, Tom Kavanaugh Co-Owner

Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 12 September 2015

We enjoyed our stay for 5 days mostly relaxing and enjoying the beautiful lake view scenery from our deck and hot tub. Great place to relax for a few days, with plenty of activity if your looking for that as well.

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sylvanlakeresort, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort, responded to this review

We are so glad that enjoyed your 5 days of relaxation with us at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort and found our property to be what you were searching for. As a family owned property it is really important to us that our guests have a wonderful time when they vacation with us and we take great pride in making each...

Reviewed 9 September 2015

Perfect resort for family and personal outing. All the arrangements were fantastic. Rooms were very clean. Towels were replaced as and when required. We played tennis, volleyball & snooker. Spa was great. Cycles are available for rental. Everyone can have a nice bike ride around the resort. We enjoyed that a lot. I am glad i went there. Will visit...

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sylvanlakeresort, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for vacationing at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort and thank you so much for the kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a chance to enjoy the many amenities that we and our area have to offer and hope you come back again soon. As a family owned and operated property...

Woodland Hills, CA
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Our family travels from California to meet up at Kavanaugh's Resort with Minnesota and New York relatives. We've had two family reunions at Kavanaugh's Resort. It's a perfect location with plenty to do for all ages.

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sylvanlakeresort, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments. As a family owned and operated resort we certainly know the importance of family time and are so happy that you can get your family together from so many places around the country and not only come to our resort in the heart of the lakes area but choose to spend it in Minnesota....

Plymouth, Minnesota
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Wow! We spent Labor Day weekend with our family of 12 at Kavanaugh's and were pleasantly surprised in every way. Clean, friendly, spacious units, and lovely grounds with nice beach, southern exposure, great pools, and a variety of boats to enjoy! We had 2 great 2br townhouses next to each other. Really enjoyed the wide open grassy spaces and swings...

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sylvanlakeresort, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed a fun Labor Day Weekend (the weather was fantastic) with us. We certainly love to hear you comments about our resort and of course, as a family owned and operated property it means a great deal to us to know that our guests have had a wonderful time with family and friends. We...

Casa Grande, Arizona
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We have been going to the Brainerd Lakes area of MN for several years and it was a wonderful day when I found Kavanaugh's Resort. We have stayed there for about six years now and I cannot say enough kind things about this property. It is family-owned and the family members all work at the resort. They are kind and...

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sylvanlakeresort, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort! We are so glad that you found us too and have made us a part of your family vacation. As a family owned and operated resort we try very hard to make each and every customers vacation a memorable one and always appreciate it when we hear...

Lindstrom, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We've stayed at Kavanaugh's for 19 years in a row. Obviously, we love it. The beaches (2!) are clean and clear. Fishing is always great. Golf is right across the road. Horseback riding is close and we love shopping in Nisswa. The cabins are clean and the resort is well maintained. We love the family feel. It's always a highlight...

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sylvanlakeresort, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, but more importantly, thank you for spending a 19th consecutive year with us at Kavanaugh's!! Knowing that you want to share your family vacation with us year after year really makes us feel like we are doing things right. As a family owned and operated resort we strive to make each and...

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 4 July 2015

We stayed for 3 nights/days and it was absolutely wonderful. Just what we were looking for in terms of accommodations for the price-- nice and clean, and everything we needed for our stay. Owners and staff were lovely and hosted a lunch picnic for all guests one of the days we were there. Getting out on the lake was so...

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sylvanlakeresort, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of our resort! We are so glad to hear that you had a fun-filled three days with us (and hope next time you can stay even longer). As a family owned and operated resort we are always so glad to hear from our guests and how much they have enjoyed our property and all...

Estherville, Iowa
Reviewed 29 June 2015

This property really impressed me, well- maintained modern cabins, small resort with nice amenities, everything was just a short walk away, and very quiet. Kavanaughs is on Sylvan Lake just across the road from the much larger Maddens Resort on Gull Lake. It is a 10 minute trip into Brainerd and Baxter for trips to restaurants, Costco, Target, Wal-Mart. They...

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sylvanlakeresort, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so glad that you had a wonderful time at Kavanaugh's and were able to enjoy so many activities with your family while you were here. As a family owned and operated property we really strive to make our guests experiences the absolute best that they can be while spending that...

Roseville, Minnesota
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Kavanaugh's is a wonderful resort! We went on a Groupon coupon in mid-May, which made it affordable. We stayed in a pool suite, which to my husband and I was really a one bedroom apt. Pick a pond view it is lovely. The apt. was very clean and it had everything you need. We went fishing on Sylvan Lake and...

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sylvanlakeresort, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of our resort! Glad to hear that the fishing was good for you on beautiful Sylvan Lake and that you had such a nice time at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort. We take great pride in our property and as a family owned and operated resort since 1969 we realize how important our guests are...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 activities for everyone. Kavanaugh's has been operated by the Kavanaugh family since 1969 and is a "True Minnesota Resort". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort

Address: 1685 Kavanaugh Dr, East Gull Lake, MN 56401 (Formerly Kavanaugh's Resort)
Region: United States > Minnesota > East Gull Lake
Price Range: €122 - €183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 51
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Kavanaugh`s Hotel Brainerd
Kavanaughs Hotel Brainerd
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“For larger groups, we recommend one of the cottages, though they have accommodations to fit all.”
suejjj2017, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We booked one of the two story cabins which had three bedrooms and two bathrooms. This was perfect for a group of 6 adults.”
K9505XIsarahk, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I have seen all the different types of accommodations here and there is certainly something for everyone.”
imcrabby1, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in a Woods condo - great location. FYI, it has a spiral staircase to upper level. Not posh, but definitely comfortable and homey.”
dlmiller123, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We always stay in a cottage overlooking the lake so that is all I can recommend, but I am sure ALL the accommodations are great.”
imcrabby1, 29 Aug 2015 | Read review
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