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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We met some friends on Gull Lake over the July 4th holiday. We had a wonderful time. The rooms were nice, there were so many things to do. The Lake was gorgeous. We had a wonderful time and recommend anyone considering this place to go. I was on a special diet and requested a microwave so I could warm up...

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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 taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor! 4th of July is always fun at Madden’s because of all of the activities: beach party, kids parade, cookout, fireworks, etc. Because Madden's is located on a peninsula, Gull Lake surrounds our property and we have miles of shoreline and...

Sioux Falls, SD
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We stayed here over the 4th of July weekend for my sister's wedding. I will admit that I was pretty infuriated with the rate of $300 per night (including taxes) and that didn't include any food or activity packages. Driving into the resort I immediately understood why they can charge these rates. I have traveled all over the country and...

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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 amazing review! We love hearing from our guests and you are kind to share your experience with other travelers. We’re glad you enjoyed staying in Voyageur; it is a popular area because of the large green space, sunset views and outdoor pool. Working at Madden’s is fun...

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We stayed at Madden's for about 4 days. It was a wonderful place. We never left the resort the whole time we were there. All of the food was wonderful. The activities were great. There was never a shortage of things to do. One morning I just went for a walk around the place and found a quiet little spot...

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

JImabey, Thank you for sharing your positive review of Madden's on Gull Lake! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the food and all of the activities that we offer. Cookouts at Madden's are a popular group activity and a bonfire with s'mores is a nightly event at Mission Point at Madden Lodge. Madden's has grown over 85 years, so we...

Reviewed 29 June 2014

I can't even think of the words to review this resort. It was incredible. This was the third MN lake resort I've stayed at and I can't wait to return. We drove 10 hours to stay here and I would do it again in a heartbeat. The activities package is well worth it. The staff at the marina was very...

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

Beachmama--0, Thank you for making the 10-hour drive to Madden's and for sharing your amazing review! The stand up paddle boards are new to us this year, so we are excited that you got to experience using them and that you enjoyed the marina staff! Madden’s food and beverage team loves to wow our guests and we appreciate your kind...

Southlake, Texas
Reviewed 28 June 2014

HEADLINE: Large and very well know Minnesota Lake Resort - with the classic MN resort feel. THE PROPERTY Very large resort, with plenty of options for activities, sports. Nice rooms, great view over lake, great facilities, and excellent staff make this easy to recommend if desire is classic lake resort experience with plenty of amenities. THE ROOM Sunrise Villa room....

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

Dave_from_MN, Thank you for sharing your review and photos of Madden's on Gull Lake! We love hearing from our guests and are so pleased that you enjoyed the amenities on our property. Madden's offers the most recreational amenities with our Tennis & Croquet Club, kids club, full-service Marina, beaches, pools- even trap shooting! Our spacious Sunrise Villa rooms are some...

Eagan, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 June 2014

My parents and I visited Madden's only with the intention to look around, but once we saw the resort we knew that we wanted to stay at least one night. We have only good things to say about our trip. Both the hotel and marina staff were very helpful and courteous. We had a great time paddleboating in the lake,...

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Thank you for sharing your review of Madden's on Gull Lake! We are thrilled that you chose to stay at Madden's and that you enjoyed your experience. Father's Day Weekend is always a great weekend, filled with fun family activities! Madden's full-service marina is a favorite among many of our guests, whether it's to enjoy our non-motorized watercraft- as you...

Minot, North Dakota
Reviewed 19 June 2014

If one is looking for a truly outstanding golf resort, that goes above and beyond expectations. Look no further than Madden's. What a wonderful gem of a resort. Golf and more, set in a beautiful spot in northern Minnesota. Dining is fantastic. And, if you have the time and the opportunity you must try the Madden's Spa. Staff is amazing,...

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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 on Trip Advisor! Madden's is set on a peninsula, surrounded by water with miles of Gull Lake shoreline. With 63 holes of golf, Madden's offers golf for every skill level. During your visit, I hope you had a chance to golf The Classic at Madden's, Minnesota's only 5-Star, Top...

Apple Valley, Minnesota
Reviewed 19 June 2014

My wife, two teenagers (14 & 15), and I stayed at Madden's during Mid-June 2014. There was plenty to do to keep my teens busy and having a great time! The staff at Madden's were wonderful and the food is beyond a quality I could ever image. I would recommend Madden's to anyone who is looking for a resort vacation...

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Thank you for sharing your review of Madden's on Gull Lake on Trip Advisor! There is plenty to do at Madden's to keep a family busy with our water ski school, marina, Tennis & Croquet Club, 5 swimming pools and 3 beaches. We're glad that your family took full advantage and had the best vacation you've ever taken! You are...

Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 days when my wife had a class here. The place is very nice when you are in the public areas. Our room seemed very dated for the price. The one thing was the bathroom in our room had a pocket door and the bottom would close all the way and the top stayed open 1...

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

Thank you for visiting Madden’s on Gull Lake and for sharing your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our public spaces and our helpful staff. We regret that our room didn’t meet your expectations. We offer many room types at a variety of prices, ranging from our lowest priced deluxe accommodations to our elegant luxury suites. The virtual tour...

Annandale, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 June 2014

This resort will impress you the minute you drive onto the property. I loved the setting and the services at our conference were excellent. We had a barbeque for our evening meal that night on the beach, what an excellent outdoor experience and the sunset that evening was beautiful. The accomodations were very nice, I would definitely come back to...

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Thank you for visiting Madden's on Gull Lake and for sharing your review! We appreciate your kind remarks and are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience. Barbecues on the beach are a classic Minnesota experience and very popular with groups and families. We would love for you return with your family and look forward to welcoming you to Madden's again!

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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 )
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
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • 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
  • 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: $176 - $427 (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
Maddens Hotel Brainerd
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