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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2014

My son-in-law runs Diamond Photo Booth and had a wedding to work on August 30th. We booked our room at the Villas. They spacious and clean. Come with a mini bar and refrigerator. We had a room with an upstairs that had a bathroom with a shower and 2 single beds. The downstairs had 2 double beds. Nice walk-out deck... More 

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

Thank you for staying at Madden's this Labor Day Weekend and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor! Our Upper Sunrise Villas are a favorite among many of our guests because they are spacious, have 2 queen beds and 2 twin beds and, best of all, amazing views of Gull Lake and close proximity to the beach and Marina. The... More 

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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2014

We stayed here for our first time in July. Wow! This place was wonderful. My family enjoyed the lake, lawn games and trap shooting. The food was awesome! They offer so many fun activites to keep everyone busy. The customer service was top notch. We can not wait to come back next year.

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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 for the first time and for sharing your review for other travelers on Trip Advisor! We love hearing about your experience with us- and knowing that your family enjoyed all of the activities that we have to offer means so much to us. I'm glad you tried trap shooting; it's an activity... More 

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Family members from 11 states have converged on Maddens every Labor Day weekend for the last 6 years. The great food, lovely rooms, helpful/friendly staff (in every department) are the best there is in the business. We enjoy golf, tennis, croquet, lawn bowling, swimming, boating, shuffle board, campfires. We call our event "Minnesota Memories" and we love making them together... More 

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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's Labor Day weekend reunion and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor! It means so much to us that your family comes together at Madden's to make memories together. Our Tennis & Croquet Club offers so many activities that families can do together- basketball, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, tennis, croquet, lawn bowling, shuffleboard-... More 

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

I have been taking 20 "older" guys to Madden's for a golf weekend for over 5 years now..........top notch service, friendly staff, great golf, great accommodation. Glenn the golf Pro is terrific to work with and leaves nothing undone for you. The guys think I do loads of work to make this weekend successful but truthfully it is all done... More 

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

Thank you for your repeat visits to Madden's and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor! Madden's is a perfect destination for golf groups and we're thrilled that your group enjoyed the accommodations, service, friendliness of our staff and golf. With 63 holes of golf, including The Classic at Madden's, Minnesota's only 5-Star, Top 100 Golf Digest rated course, we... More 

Fairfax Station, Virginia
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67 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2014

First, get a cabin with a fireplace. Second, play Madden's Classic course. Third, eat at Madden's Classic restaurant for dinner. The food is WAY better than the Lodge and Inn for dinner. Breakfast at the Inn is wonderful - egg Benedict's on a buffet? - and good? Yep! All the folks on the golf courses know how to make your... More 

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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 experience on Trip Advisor! The Classic at Madden's is Minnesota's only 5-Star, Top 100 Golf Digest rated course and we are thrilled that you were able to experience it during your stay with us. The Classic Grill is a very popular restaurant and the intimate setting and views... More 

Webster, South Dakota, United States
1 review
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We stayed at Madden's (at the lodge) late July and have 2 teenage boys. I am pleased to say that the TV in our room was never on!! There was always something to do: badminton, stand-up paddle boarding, tennis, croquet, easy access to bike trails, golf, trap shooting not to mention the beach and pools. Food was phenomenal anywhere we... More 

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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! We are so pleased that you stayed with us and that you enjoyed all of the activities that we offer. We have a great team that loves providing our guests with a high level of service and we appreciate your kind remarks for our staff. I... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2014

We bought our two sons, 4 and 3 years old. From the Adventure cover kids program to the pontoon cruises, to the food, wine and marina toys we enjoyed the 4 days we spent at Maddens. We had the Maddens Resort package and everything was covered, except motorized boat rentals. We had a great time and so did our two... More 

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

Thaddeus O, Thank you for visiting us at Madden's on Gull Lake and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor. We enjoyed hosting your family and are so pleased that you all enjoyed all of the recreational amenities that we offer. Our chefs love to make sure there is something delicious for everyone to eat because we know how important... More 

Cold Spring, Minnesota
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142 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

What can I say, check in prompt and efficient, accommodations marvelous, superclean. Entire area beautiful. I can't say Enough about the employees and the entire area. Quality, quality, quality! No matter where we eat it was excellent the service was always superior.

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

Kevin B, thank you for visiting us at Madden's and for sharing your review! I am thrilled that your experiences with our staff and in our dining rooms were all positive and that you enjoyed the beauty of Gull Lake and the Brainerd area. Our staff love what they do, which includes making sure you have a great experience and... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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359 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We went to meetings there and it was beautiful. I am not a golfer but the golfers said the course was nice. Very relaxing place. It is old but it has a certain charm to it. Maybe would not seek it as a vacation spot but would return meetings there.

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

Thank you for reviewing Madden's on Gull Lake on Trip Advisor! At Madden's, we're celebrating our 85th anniversary of when the Roberts Hotel on our property was built. We have added on over the years so some of our rooms and public spaces are historic, while others are new. If you prefer newer accommodations, our reservations team would be happy... More 

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154 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We had a really lovely summer vacation up at Madden's. We stayed on the golf course and our unit was very nice. We have stayed both at Madden's and at Grand View Lodge. Overall, Madden's would come out ahead except that they are not open year round. We particularly love that they have an outdoor pool. Further, the activities area... More 

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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 on Trip Advisor! Our Tennis & Croquet Club is very popular with families because there are so many activities to choose from- and a lot of room for the kids to run around! We're so pleased that your family enjoyed it as well. Your child's remark about... More 

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  • 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
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
  • 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
Region: United States > Minnesota > Brainerd
Price Range: $190 - $444 (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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