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Madden's on Gull Lake

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Fergus Falls
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I wrote the heading of great family vacation when actually I have always been to Madden's for business conferences and for the sea plane pilots fly in. what I always saw were happy families really enjoying all that is Madden's on Gull Lake from the typical water sports to tennis, and of course one of the finest Resort golf courses...

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

I love reading your observation of happy families enjoying Madden's, we strive for families and conference attendees, alike, to enjoy their time with us. Our Tennis & Croquet Club and Marina are popular amenities and something that sets us apart. And if it rains, The Spa at Madden's is a great place to wait it out and we always make...

Frisco, Texas
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My family has enjoyed the Madden's experience for 40 plus years. We have never been disappointed with the time spent at this wonderful northern Minnesota summer resort. I have traveled extensively with high expectations. Madden's on Gull Lake is one place that has always had special memories for my family. We are returning in July of 2017 to enjoy another...

1Thank Michael M
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 27 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...

Thank Kikiheff1
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 25 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...

1Thank Joanne C
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 24 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 21 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...

1Thank jumbochristos1971
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...

Brainerd, Minnesota
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Attended a banquet held at Madden's. Great accommodations with the banquet hall we were in. Tables were well positioned to allow room to move around. The meal was very good and the servers did an outstanding job. The stage was set well and visible from all areas in the room. Madden's did a good job.

Thank Robert J
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.

Thank Jill F
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 13 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...

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...

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  • 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
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $180 - $477 (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
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“Lake View Rooms are the best”
FlyboyTed56, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Love the golf course villa”
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.”
dmccorm663, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Voyager rooms were the best. There are some cabins that are extremely dated, so choose wisely!”
Ginala, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Mission Point villas are fantastic”
tomv942, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
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