Cragun’s “Making Friends & Fun Memories For 74 Years”
What’s Your Favorite Cragun’s Memory?
1. Triplets Loved Camp Cragun’s?
2. Best Resort Stay Our Family Has Had?
3. Most Wonderful Time We’ve Ever Spent?
4. Love The Fireplaces In The Rooms?
(Cast Your Vote Below)

1. Triplets Loved Camp Cragun’s




Since the birth of surprise spontaneous triplets in 2008, our family has not been able to take a true family vacation with the 7 of us all together until last summer. Yay – we were so excited!! In July, we were finally able to sneak up and get away to Cragun’s for a few days! All 4 days were awesome, just being able to relax and have fun together without the distractions of everyday life. Our five year old triplets loved Camp Cragun’s (as did I!). The horse trolley ride was a neat experience for the kids (even if a little stinky). Learning how to fish (off the dock AND in a boat!) from dad was a crowd favorite, as was swimming. One memory thing that sticks out in particular was parking the boat on a sand bar and hunting for “special rocks” to bring home and polish in our rock tumbler. I will never forget the excitement and commitment to find the best rock ever (no competition between siblings at all – wink wink). They are still talking about Cragun’s as their #1 summer memory – we cannot wait to come back!

2. Best Resort Stay Our Family Has Had

Our family had a great Easter vacation weekend at Cragun’s. We all were so impressed with the events and all the activities the friendly staff put together. My kids had so much fun decorating eggs, swimming, playing bingo, karaoke, glow in the dark Easter egg hunt and so much more. My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic dinner as well. The best part, however, was the great staff. Sherry and Jake both were so friendly during our pool visits. Tish made some great cocktails. All in all the best resort stay our family has had. Can’t wait to get new grips for my clubs and play the golf course. Also Dutch came out and personally welcomed my family during the reception buffet which was a very welcoming feeling. Thank you all for a memorable stay!

3. Most Wonderful Time We’ve Ever Spent

Cragun’s is the fun place! The entrance is filled with lush flowers, evenly spaced American flags and immaculate surroundings. Beauty is everywhere… especially the mesmerizing Gull Lake. Four of us rented a pontoon from the friendly guys at the marina who told us where the fish were biting. Even provided a map! What a fun-filled ride and fishing adventure we’ll not soon forget! We enjoyed the Clydesdale trolley ride around the resort, the entertaining outdoor movie and above all, the crackling evening campfires along the beach. I can still visualize the dancing flames from all the fire rings as far as you can see. Cragun’s brings families closer together with time to bond, banter, friendship and priceless memories.Last, but not least, the delicious and welcoming dinner buffet and parting breakfast buffet on the holiday weekends. Dutch and his staff are so warm and welcoming and the food is out of this world. It’s so nice not to have to worry about where to eat on the first night and what to eat before checking out on the last day. That’s what life at Cragun’s is all about. We feel cheated if we can’t go to Cragun’s at least once a summer. It’s the most wonderful family time we’ve ever spent at a resort in Brainerd. Cragun’s is the best!!

4. Love The Fireplaces In The Rooms

My sister and I spent together time at Cragun’s just enjoying the area and the spa services. I love the fireplaces in the rooms.

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Cragun’s is a Brainerd resort located on Gull Lake. We specialize in fishing, snowmobiling, golf and making memories that last a lifetime! We offer everything from mile-long sandy beaches and relaxing water sports to year-round fun including carriage rides, hiking, tennis and ski trails.