I brought my three daughters to Cragun’s when they were in their teens. They are now grown with families of their own. It is always nice for them to get away as a couple without the children. So, as a Christmas gift to them and their spouses, along with my step-children, we gave them a weekend at Cragun’s and we all went ice fishing. We had a great time relaxing, hanging at the pool, playing games and just enjoying our time together … oh and ice fishing too! My kids were excited that things were as they remembered and had the best time “showing” Cragun’s to their spouses. I would highly recommend Cragun’s as the best family destination in the North!
When our two children were first married our Christmas gift to them was the Cragun’s New Years Eve Extravaganza for several years. We snowmobiled, experienced the dog sled rides and wagon rides, relaxed with massages and danced the night away New Year’s Eve. One night we played a game where we shared our dreams — having children was the reply by both girls. Now four grandchildren later and one more on the way, it would be fun to return to relive those special time, try out some summertime activities and make more memories.
Our winter stay when we rented a room at Cragun’s last December. It was the weekend the Metro Dome collapsed. It was Brainerd’s Christmas Ball that night and there were reports of a BIG snow storm heading our way. To be safe we decided to stay over with the kids so they would not have to drive on dangerous roads. What a wonderful evening! We had a cozy fireplace in a lakeside room, but the very best part was the “jingle bells” we heard when the horse drawn sleigh or buggy went by our room. Very nice memory. We never did get any snow but I am still glad we decided to stay.
Around 1990, our entire family came to Cragun’s for a Christmas weekend get together. We loved it, I always hoped I could bring my own kids there when I had them. In 1999 I brought my twins who were age five for a family weekend at Cragun’s. I have video of them… on rented Kiddy Kat snowmobiles… going dog sledding… skating and more. Cragun’s is a great family place. My kids love to come and play tennis also in the dome. They are now age 17 and still love Cragun’s just as much as I do!