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Madden's on Gull Lake

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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Two years ago Madden's was struck by a storm that heavily damaged the resort. We've stayed here for many conferences and could tell that Madden's has emerged from the storm even better than before. We stayed in a building that had been severely damaged by the storm so our room had been completely updated and remodeled. We had a great...

Thank Kirk G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a conference this week at Madden's on Gull Lake. It is probably the best one that I have been to in years. The room I stayed is extremely clean and very spacious. Friendly staff and very professional. They know how to treat their guests. If you're in the area, this is a place to be.

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

Thank you for attending the conference at Madden's on Gull Lake and for sharing your review. We love reading about your experience and sharing your gracious feedback with the team. We hope you will visit us again, just for fun!

Hibbing, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great deal you pay per person the number of years they have been open to kick off the season. Rooms are great and includes unlimited golf, breakfast and dinners. All services not available and weather can be a factor.

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

Thank you for joining us to kick off the 2017 season and for sharing your review! We offer the same pricing for our Closing Weekend, October 13-15, 2017, starting at $88 per person, plus service charge and tax. It's hands down the best value package we offer, which also includes all of our activities at Tennis & Croquet Club and...

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 13 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 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...

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 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...

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 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...

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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 )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • 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 56401-2080
Region: United States > Minnesota > East Gull Lake
Price Range: £104 - £252 (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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“The Golf Villas or Voyageur Rooms”
  • Beautiful Gull Lake
  • Sunset at Madden's
858kirkg, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a nice view of the lake. If you have a family, you can get the cabin which is really nice.”
YiaL, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Golf Villas close to dining and great views of golf course ask for this view with balcony or main floor with patio.”
C4056UMdeniseg, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“Lake View Rooms are the best”
FlyboyTed56, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Love the golf course villa”
Kikiheff1, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
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