1. Such Precious Moments
In Memory of my Dad – My parents, who live in Louisiana, came to visit us in Minnesota in late August of 2013. We surprised them by taking a family getaway to Cragun’s. It was one of the most memorable and enjoyable trips of my entire life. We had camp fires on the beach, went fishing on a pontoon, took our girls swimming at the pool – simply broke away from the stress of life. Unfortunately, my Dad unexpectedly passed away a month later from a massive heart attack. Cragun’s will forever be etched in my mind because those are my last memories of my Dad. I am so grateful to you for bringing those memories to life for me. Your resort brings families together to share precious moments, which in my opinion is the most important thing in life.
JANA – BLOOMINGTON, MN
2. Best Family Vacation
My family and I absolutely loved our experience here! With my family being so busy and never being able to get together that often, especially during the school year, it was a fun get a way. We wanted to the three things on our vacation, golf, spa, and boating for a day. I never knew how to golf nor have I ever golfed before and I really enjoyed the course! It was a lot of fun! Just being with my dad for the day was so enjoyable, and I am very proud to say I can golf a little better now! Learning how to drive the golf cart that day was pretty interesting (I ran into a tree). It was quite funny! After we did a day of golfing, my mom and I enjoyed a half a day at the spa. It was so relaxing and we both never have done a “spa” day together so it was a blast to get together. Lastly, we loved boating on the lake for the day. It was overall the best vacation we went on as a family and absolutely loved everything about it!
MACY – LITTLE FALLS, MN
3. Had A Blast
We stayed a week over the July holiday and had a blast! My boys found a family of baby ducks they visited every few hours. They got closer and closer to them, feeding them each time. Toward the end of our stay, they were holding them in their hands!
STACEY – BURNSVILLE, MN
4. Gets Better Each Time
My favorite memory is a two parter! Our first trip to Cragun’s was in August 2009. My hubby wasn’t feeling too good before we headed up there, but thought he’d be fine (he stayed in the room everyday). My boys (3 & 4) had a blast! We built a sandcastle,roasted marshmallows, went on the horse drawn wagon ride. But our vacation was cut short because my husband was admitted to the hospital. He was so bummed that he didn’t have a chance to enjoy it so we went back in 2011. We sent the boys to the kids’ camp – it was a pirate theme. They still talk about it to this day! We rented a paddle boat and went out on the lake, laid out on the beach and relaxed while the boys played in the water and sand. Soooo much better the second time around! If it gets better each time I can’t imagine how great the third time will be!
KELLY – SHAKOPEE, MN
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Cragun’s Resort and Hotel on Gull Lake has been helping families and friends make memories for over 73 years!
We specialize in golf, fishing, and spa relaxation. Our Minnesota resort activities range from boating, hiking, and crafts to beach bonfires, carriage rides, and swimming.
We strive to make your vacation or special occasion as memorable as possible! The beautiful Brainerd scenery adds romance or relaxation, while our facilities provide the luxuries that make your stay as special as possible.