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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were at Maddens almost 2 years ago when a storm shut it down, the destruction was so sad! I am delighted to say for a return trip, it was amazing. The staff was VERY kind, the activities were very fun and the room was comfortable, clean and overall very nice. Way to go Maddens, great resort, great staff and...

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

Thank you very for returning to Madden's and for sharing your kind words. The silver lining of the storm was that we were able to present newly rebuilt Voyageur and Wilson Bay guest rooms and Wilson Bay event space to our guests. It was fun to read about your return visit to Madden's and we look forward to seeing you...

Winlock, Washington
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I haven't seen my grand kids in almost 3 years because of an emotional divorce between their parents. We were finally given the green light to see them and wanted the perfect place for the reunion so we chose Madden's on Gull Lake. It was close to their home in MN so their mom was ok with us taking them...

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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 reunion and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor! Our activities at the Tennis & Croquet Club offer the unique ability to bring generations together playing fun family lawn games that everyone can participate in. What a gift to spend the weekend with your grandchildren and we couldn't have been happier to...

Blaine, Minnesota
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and almost 1 year old daughter and I stayed at Maddens for a few day getaway! We recently lost my husband's mom unexpectedly a month and a half ago and just needed to be surrounded by God's beautiful nature! We stayed Wednesday the 19th through Friday the 21st. We were in room 2107. The room was ok the...

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

Thank you for choosing Madden's for a well-deserved get away. It sounds like you had some fun family time with your little one swimming in the pool, playing in the playground and walking through the pumpkin patch. We regret the housekeeping issue in your room and are grateful that you mentioned it at check-out. Please feel free to contact me...

Shakopee, Minnesota
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stayed in a room overlooking Wilson Bay. The sunsets were beautiful. And we had a wood burning fireplace. How much more relaxing can you get than the crackling of a wood burning fireplace overlooking the lake. We called for firewood when we arrived and within less than 10 minutes it was being delivered. We called and asked if they...

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

Thank you for visiting Madden's and for sharing your review. Our newly rebuilt Wilson Bay rooms have become guest favorites for the very reasons you enjoyed your room: spacious, with spectacular sunset views and wood-burning fireplaces. It means so much to us that you felt at home during your stay and we look forward to seeing you again.

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

As an engagement Fall break from work, my fiancé and I booked a relaxing trip at Maddens Gull Lake. When we arrived we were so excited to use the facilities. However, we were told there were no appointments left for messages, spa treatments or any of the resort activities! We were told we could play volleyball outside and then were...

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

Congratulations on your engagement- how exciting! We feel terrible that you were not able to enjoy the spa or any of our activities. We typically encourage folks to sign up for activities in advance when they make their reservations, as they do fill up quickly, and apologize for our part in not properly communicating that to you. I would love...

Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great rooms, service and food. Pricing add ons for various activities were a bit spendy, expecially trap shooting ($60 For 2 rounds). The spa was great and the resort is very clean. The bagpipes to close down the golf course for the season was pretty neat to experience.

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

Happy anniversary! Thank you for spending your anniversary at Madden's and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. Trap Shooting is a unique and very popular experience for our guests, as no other resort in MN offers it. Ceremoniously opening and closing our courses each season with the bagpiper has become an annual tradition each spring and fall and we...

Guatemala City, Guatemala
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Big resort hotel located at one of the Lake Gull´s penninsulas. At 2.30 hours from the Minneapolis airport and at 15 minutes from Brainerd. The resort has a golf course, very nice areas to enjoy walks all around the penninsula and extensive choosing options for lodging. I stayed at the Voyageur, the room and bathroom were neat and clean, with...

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

Thank you for staying at Madden's on Gull Lake and for sharing your review. In addition to our 63 holes of golf, Madden's also offers a Tennis & Croquet Club with every sport imaginable, full marina, 3 sand beaches, 4 swimming pools- more recreational amenities than any other MN resort. Mission Point at Madden Lodge rooms (room numbers in the...

Manteno, IL
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I came for a conference the first week of October and had no idea what to expect. The grounds were beautiful and I enjoyed walking and bike riding around the property. Beautiful views! My room was in the Voyageur area, I think it is new and it was one of the largest and nicest rooms I've ever had while on...

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

Thank you for visiting Madden's for a conference this fall. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the beautiful scenery and your new Voyageur room! Yes, you are absolutely correct, it is brand new this season. "Dirty Dancing meets Shining..." love it, we'll take that as a compliment :). We are celebrating our 87th season this year, so we have some...

Livingston, Montana
Reviewed 7 October 2016

First time visit to this wonderful resort will result an a number of future visits. Beautiful setting, clean and comfortable accommodations, and outstanding staff made for an outstanding three days (much too short). Third generation owners and managers set a marvelous tone of a luxurious peacefulness and quietude, while delivering all services professionally and in an accommodating manner. Golf is...

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Tom, thank you for visiting Madden's for your first time! It means so much to us that you enjoyed the variety of golf that our 63 holes have to offer all skill levels, our food and beverage outlets and the beautiful setting. We are very fortunate to have a family of owners who care for our guests and staff, alike,...

Reviewed 7 October 2016

From first contact through the entire event I could not have been more pleased. I have organized a lot of corporate events, but Madden's doesn't compare to anyone else. This is a first class facility with the best staff.

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Jared, thank you for visiting Madden's and for sharing your positive review. Our event planners and conference services team are hard-working folks, dedicated to providing you with a seamless experience. We are very appreciative of your high marks and we look forward to serving you again. Thank you.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • 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
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
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, Brainerd, MN 56401-2080
Region: United States > Minnesota > Brainerd
Price Range: €132 - €309 (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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“Love the golf course villa”
 of 5 bubbles Kikiheff1, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed by Wilson Bay and it was very quiet even though there were a lot of kids there because of MEA.”
 of 5 bubbles dmccorm663, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Voyager rooms were the best. There are some cabins that are extremely dated, so choose wisely!”
 of 5 bubbles Ginala, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Mission Point villas are fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles tomv942, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There is a great variety of room styles. Ask the reservations agent -they give very good advice.The lake view is a must.”
 of 5 bubbles 950lindap, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
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