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

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.

Becker, Minnesota
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I've been at Maddens during the first week of October for the past 20 years for a work related conference. The fall colors are usually astounding. We like to get a room or cabin next to the lake as it is especially beautiful to view the colors across the lake against the water. The staff is always friendly and helpful...

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

Thank you for sharing your review of Madden's on Gull Lake! We are very honored to host your event each year. Fall is always a beautiful time to visit the Brainerd area, as the colors are spectacular. You are very generous to mention our team- thank you- we will be sure to share your kind words with them. As our...

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful place for a family vacation. There are tons of activities (horseshoe, bball, ping pong, shuffleboard etc..) and even more stuff when the weather is nice (lake activities). The scenery is gorgeous. Food is ok, but not amazing. Staff very friendly.

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

Thank you for visiting Madden's for your family vacation. It means everything to us that your family enjoyed the scenery, variety of activities and the service of our team. We strive for your experience to be excellent in all areas and I'm disappointed that we missed the mark on the food. I would love to chat with you more about...

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 16 September 2016

My husband and I just spent 3 nights at Madden's. It is a perfect getaway this time of year for a quiet , beautiful, fall vacation. We loved walking on the beach, the indoor pool and spa and the choice of 3 great restaurants. Each member of the staff from Sim at the front desk and Susan at reservations to...

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Thank you for spending your fall getaway at Madden's and for sharing your experience. Fall is a beautiful time in the Brainerd area and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time on the beach, in the pool and The Spa at Madden's and dining in our restaurants. You are very gracious to mention our team members who assisted...

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A very up scale establishment. I am not a golfer but a lot of my fellow associates who were there were quite happy with the golf course. The company paid for the weekend and we stayed onsite. The units were recently remodeled due to a recent storm but everything was top shape.

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Thank you for staying at Madden's and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We're appreciative that your company treated you to a weekend and glad to know that your associates enjoyed the golf course. Our newly rebuilt Voyageur and Wilson Bay rooms have been very well-received. Thank you, we hope to welcome you to Madden's again!

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Maddens have a sign on 371 (the main highway) that says they are the 53rd best resort in the world. I went there as part of my daughters wedding celebration; arrived late in the evening and found the signs routing one to check in were confusing. I told the front desk person I had difficultly and he laughed saying "what...

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

Thank you for sharing your experience. We feel terrible that the sprinkler went off during the bonfire and that you felt the lighting was insufficient. It should have been clear from our team that we were regretful about the situation, as this circumstance was very atypical. We appreciate the opportunity to improve and address with the team. We hope you...

St. Thomas
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great service from the front desk from Tim Schultz and Tim Ennis. Had a beautiful brand new room in the Voyaguer building. Highly recommend those units. Best resort on Gull Lake and wonderful service.

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Thank you for staying at Madden's and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor! We're lucky to have the Tims and you are very generous to mention their service. The new Voyageur rooms have been a hit this season. We're glad you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you to Madden's again!

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We booked a room and a couple hours on the power boat in advance of our arrival. Looking at the weather for the weekend, we saw that the date we'd booked the boat for was going to be rainy. So they day before arrival, we contacted the resort and were able to change our boat booking to our first day....

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

Thank you for visiting us at Madden's on Gull Lake this summer and for sharing your positive experience on Trip Advisor! We were happy to find a room that suited your desire to be lakeside. The Madden Lodge rooms on Mission Point are some of our guests' favorite rooms and you experienced why. Beautiful rooms, right on the water. Our...

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Went her for a long weekend away to relax. Our room was upgraded for us without even asking due to them needing our original room for another group. Was impressed with the upgrade to the "Honeymoon Suite". Other than not finding our room right away, it was very impressive for this type of resort setting. View of the sunset was...

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

Thank you very much for visiting Madden's and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor for the benefit of others traveling to the Brainerd area. We will be sure to let the team at The Spa know that you and your wife enjoyed your massages. I apologize for the inconvenience of the issue with your room keys. I am curious...

Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The Madden resort is a lovely place. Beautiful landscaping. We stayed in the Wilson bay cabins. It was nice to have our own space, however the cabins are very close to each other. They are on a hill overlooking the water. Beautiful sunset, you can walk down a staircase to get to the beach. Sitting on the beach listening to...

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Thank you, you are kind to share your thoughtful review of your experience. Our Wilson Bay 1 Room Cottages are charming and a favorite for couples who enjoy a sunset view. Folks who are looking for our newest accommodations should inquire about our newly built Voyageur Rooms and Wilson Bay Sunset Villas, with the same spectacular view and proximity to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $193 - $466 (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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