Winter Vacation Packages

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At Cragun's, when the weather cools down, the fun heats up. Our winter vacation packages give you more ways to make your winter hot - more than any other Minnesota resort! Great friends and great times are always our promise at Cragun's. So gather your whole gang and make a warm winter memory of your own on skis, snowmobile, skates or by dog sled.


Thanksgiving Family Holiday - 2013

November 28-December 1

Turkey & stuffing & homemade pies, a Cragun's tradition you'll have to try! Shopping and lights and trees galore, an old fashioned holiday starts right at our door.

Holidays are a great time to be with family. Thanksgiving Day relax poolside, watch parades, football games and movies on big screen TV's. Cragun's famous Thanksgiving Harvest Dinner Buffet, Traditional Family Bingo, and Cragun's Walk of Lights begins on Thanksgiving. Spend your weekend exploring the truly unique shopping and winter festivities in nearby Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and Brainerd.

  • Wednesday Vacation Creations and Float In at the Pool.

  • Thursday morning continental breakfast and Thursday afternoon Thanksgiving Harvest Dinner Buffet.

  • Sunday morning Hearty Breakfast Buffet

  • Thursday Bean Bag Tournament, bonfire and medallion hunt.

  • Friday Gobble Wobble 1 mile run/walk, Santa's workshop, cookie decorating and bingo on Friday evening.

  • Evening karaoke in the Bear Trap Lounge

  • Saturday Morning Fit Club, Horsedrawn trolley rides followed by bonfire & marshmallow roasting, Christmas tree ornament making and Trim The Tree.

  • Saturday evening Christmas stories by the fire.

  • Tubing runs open at Mount Ski Gull late November. Discounted tickets available at front desk.

  • Relaxing massage therapy and spa treatments available at Gull Lake Spa.

  • Welcome the Holiday Season at Nisswa's 29th Annual City of Lights, including holiday carolers, Pioneer Village and winter fireworks.


Great one of a kind shopping & antiquing in Brainerd & Nisswa area.

3 Night Package Starting at $139 per night

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Christmas Holiday Celebration 2013

December 23-25

Jingle, jingle, all the way-Have a Family Christmas at Cragun's this holiday!

Christmas at Cragun's may be the most festive and fun, yet more relaxed event that you've ever experienced. Our winter vacation packages will help you start a holiday family tradition creating memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Annual outdoor "Walk of Lights" nightly.

  • Annual Christmas Ornament.

  • Continental Breakfast on Christmas Day

  • Traditional Christmas Dinner Buffet 12/25.

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

  • Great family activities throughout the Holidays such as: Ice skating, bonfires, broomball, X-C skiing, snowshoeing, Cragun's Morning Fit Club, Club Cragun's, Vacation Creations, cookie decorating, family medallion hunt, glow in the dark bowling and evening family entertainment.

Also enjoy huge indoor pool area, saunas, whirlpools, massage & spa treatments, sports centre, DJ & karaoke.

2 or 3 Night Package Starting at
$139 per night

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Holiday Break Getaway 2013

December 19-23 & 26-29

This is the perfect time to gather with your family or friends and enjoy the spirit of the season. Holiday Break gives you most of the recreation features for a "room only" rate.

  • Annual outdoors "Walk of Lights" nightly

  • Friday, December 20, Welcome Party and Dinner Buffet with entertainment and bingo.

  • Great family activities including ice skating, bonfires, broomball, X-C skiing, fishing, snowmobile rental and much more.  Also enjoy huge indoor pool area, sauna, whirlpools, Gull Lake Spa and the indoor Sports Centre.

  • Activities planned throughout Holiday Break include Morning Fit Club, Santa's Workshop, cookie decorating or gingerbread house making, glow bowling, float ins, family olympics and more.

Starting at $129 per night

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New Year's F.U.N. (Family Ultimate Night) 2013-2014

December 26 - January 1

Lots of families, lots of cheer, perfect to celebrate a great New Year!

New Year’s Eve Prime Rib Dinner Buffet including a la carte “kid friendly” meal choices (extra charge for meal).

  • 3 great New Year's Eve Parties - a Family Entertainment Extravaganza with music, entertainment, games, prizes, food and more in the Sports Centre (children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult), dancing in the Lakeshore Room with champagne toasts at midnight followed by a light snack, and an Adult Karaoke Party in the Bear Trap Lounge.

  • Wednesday Breakfast included.

  • Great family activities throughout the Holidays such as: Horse drawn trolley rides, ice skating, bonfires, broomball, X-C skiing, snowshoeing, evening entertainment, bingo, karaoke, dog sled rides, ice fishing.

Also enjoy huge indoor pool area, saunas, whirlpools, massage therapy & spa treatments, Sports Centre with tennis, basketball & volleyball.

3 Night Package Starting at $149 per night

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Lakes Area Women's Expo

Are you feeling the urge to getaway and enjoy some time for yourself and your friends? Escape to Cragun's Resort for a full weekend of fun and entertainment with our winter vacation packages.  The Women's Expo will take place on Saturday, February 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will include over 75 vendors, photo booth and accessories, speaker presentations throughout, chair massages, and gift drawings throughout the show.

February 21-23, 2014
2 Night Package - $125 per person (double occupancy)

Package Includes:

  • Lodging in a Lakeview Fireplace Room
  • VIP Ticket to the Lakes Area Women's Expo
  • Dinner Friday Night (light fare)
  • Breakfast Saturday and Sunday
  • Enjoy all the amenities of Cragun's Resort including our HUGE indoor pool, whirlpool and saunas, indoor Sports Centre, lighted ice skating rink, snowmobile rental, X-country skiing, Karaoke in the Bear Trap Lounge and so much more.
  • Make an appointment at Cragun's Gull Lake Spa for the ultimate in relaxation.


Expo Exhibitors:  CLICK HERE to download Exhibitor Registration Form, CLICK HERE for VENDOR ONLY lodging form.

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Winter Fun Fest Weekends - 2014

January 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 31-February 2

February 7-9 (Sports Centre closed Saturday), 14-16, 21-23, 28-March 2

March 7-9

When was the last time you had some good old-fashioned fun together as a family? You know, the kind that makes memories you're still talking about years later. That's what Cragun's Winter FunFest Weekends are all about - the most family fun at an unbeatable value.

  • Friday night Welcome Reception & Dinner Buffet

  • Saturday afternoon Cragun's Bonfire & Marshmallow Roasting

  • Sunday Breakfast Buffet included.

  • Evening Family Entertainment such as DJ & karaoke in the Bear Trap Lounge.

  • Lots of outdoor Recreation including discounted downhill lift tickets at Ski Gull Recreation Area, X-C skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, ice skating, broomball, snowmobiling, Cragun's SnoMo Centre with sled & clothing rentals.

  • 1,200 miles groomed sled trails start at Cragun's.

Huge indoor pool, sauna, whirlpools, massage therapy & Spa Treatments, games area, Sports Centre with tennis, basketball, exercise room & track.

Weekend Extras:  Dog sled rides, Kitty Kat Snowmobiles rentals for the kids, ice fishin houses (modest charge).

2 Night Package Starting at $145 per night

February 7-9, 2014

On arrival, each family will be assigned a country they represent and a book to collect stamps for participation. Families will be given points for participation in events and for how they place in each event. Books will be collected Saturday night and prizes will be awarded Sunday morning at breakfast. 1st Prize is a FREE night stay at Cragun's.       Click Here for more information.

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Sledder's Special 2014

Mid-Week Escapes (Monday-Thursday)

January 6 - March 13, 2014

A sledder's paradise at down-to-earth value prices.
  • Lodging in any Fireplace Room.

  • Enjoy Minnesota's finest sledding with 1,200 miles of groomed trails starting at our Front door. We're located at the beginning of the Gull Lake Lighted Trail, which connects to the Paul Bunyan Trail, SnowWay 1, and into the deep snowy woods of the Pillsbury Forest.

  • Our Snowmo Center is the largest Resort rental facility in Minnesota, offering a large selection of Polaris sleds, clothing & gear**Day & ½ Day rentals.

  • 40% discount on sled & clothing rentals - Monday thru Thursday.

  • Never sledded? Our expert staff can have you fully dressed and on sleds ready for the time of your life! Great family outings!

After hours Indoor Relaxation includes whirlpools, saunas, huge indoor pool, massage therapy & spa services, Sports Centre.

Starting at $129 per night

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$150,000 Jaycees Ice fishing Extravaganza - Gull Lake

January 24-26, 2014

  • Cragun's is conveniently located on Gull Lake

  • Full service marina

  • Bait & tackle

  • Free shuttle runs to and from the contest site

  • Package includes full use of resort amenities­ pools, whirlpools, saunas, good food and more!

  • Bear Trap sports bar, karaoke and DJ

Ask about snowmobile rentals

Starting at $165 per night while they last!

First 2 kids 12 and under stay FREE!

(2 night minimum stay)

Must ask for "Jaycees Fishing Hot Deal". Valid only while listed on this page.

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Super Saver Package 2013/2014

December 6-8

April 25-27

Our winter vacation packages deliver family fun at an incredible value. Snuggle up in front of the fireplace, swim in Cragun's HUGE indoor pool, soak in the whirlpool, schedule a Spa appointment - just relax and enjoy!  You'll finish your weekend adventure relaxed and reconnected knowing you've made memories that will last a lifetime. Super Saver Family Weekend Includes:

  • Two nights lodging in a Fireplace Room for 2 adults and up to 2 children age 12 and under.

  • FREE Dinner on Friday and 1 drink ticket per adult, bingo and then enjoy karaoke in the Bear Trap Lounge. 

  • Saturday includes Morning Fit Club, Santa's Workshop, cookie decorating or gingerbread house making, horse drawn trolley rides, family medallion hunt.

Huge indoor pool, sauna, whirlpools, massage therapy and Spa treatments, games area, Sports Centre with tennis, basketball, exercise room and track.

Starting at $115 per night

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