Family reunions are a special time when your family comes together to celebrate one another, and the connection you all share. And booking the perfect family reunion destination ensures your celebration is joyful and relaxing.
Cragun’s Resort can be that perfect family reunion destination, and here are nine reasons why:
- Cragun’s has been a popular, go-to family reunion destination since 1940. A trained coordinator will help you plan the whole event down to the smallest details—and up to three years in advance. Cragun’s knows how difficult it is to get a large group to decide on anything, especially a date and location that works for everyone. We also want to make sure we have the space available and the type of lodging accommodations you are looking for.
- Cragun’s Resort is located on beautiful Gull Lake, which offers family fun and recreation at any time during the year. Fun starts along the shoreline with our Marina. Our Marina is fully stocked with all the essentials to make your water activities successful and fun for all the family, from bait and tackle, licenses (fish & game), gas & oil, sunglasses to suntan lotion. Our Marina staff can supply you with fishing tips and contour maps of the lake showing recent catches by our guests and guides services. Bikes are also available for rent in the Marina for little excursions around the resort.
- Your family will enjoy special activities and events that can be planned just for your group such as golf outings, fishing contests, lake cruises, trolley rides and lakeside bonfires. A little spirited competition is always good for bringing family members of all ages together.
- Cragun’s Resort offers plenty of indoor activity space and things to do to ensure inclement weather doesn’t take away from any of the family reunion fun. Some of the activities include swimming, karaoke, bingo, video games, crafts and much more. Cragun’s also has hospitality rooms that can be assigned to your family for gatherings. These spaces can include casual spaces with games areas, pool tables, and fireplaces up to a full kitchen if cooking a meal is part of your plan. Families can make these gathering spaces their headquarters and safely leave all of their scrapbooks, pictures, videos, etc. in the room for people to come back to again and again.
- If you would prefer to gather in the outdoors, scenic lakeside picnics and barbecues are a specialty of Cragun’s Resort, and two of our most popular activities for family reunions. One of the most popular amenities of Cragun’s Resort is our lakeside bonfire rings. Bonfire rings can be reserved for your family or you can share the large resort-sponsored bonfire held on the beach each evening.
- From hotel rooms to 5-bedroom cabins, we offer a variety of family reunion rentals to fit any family reunion group’s needs. Many families find that reserving a couple of cabins for key family members works well. Lodge rooms can be located within easy walking distance of each other or, they can be spread around the resort – whatever your preference. If the family reunion is planned for the winter, families will want to be close to the indoor pool area. If it’s a summer reunion, all the action is lakeside.
- We make checking in for your family reunion guests easy. Dedicated staff will welcome all your family members and provide them with activity agendas if you so desire. We can assign a separate, private check-in area for your family. We can also distribute name tags, t-shirts or other gifts that are part of the reunion check-in.
- Professional group photos, t-shirts and caps can be planned so your family will always remember the event. Our reunion planners will work with you on finding local resources to ensure your event includes all the special touches you would like.
- Cragun’s Resort is less than a 3 hour drive from Minnesota’s Twin Cities, making it a convenient, fast trip for Minnesota residents or those flying in. There are shuttle services available from the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport or you can fly directly into the Brainerd airport and shuttle service can be arranged from there.
To learn more about why Cragun’s Resort is one of Minnesota’s best family reunion destinations get in touch with us today!