1. No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem
Easter weekend was our first visit to Cragun’s Resort. We arrived Friday evening, and the first thing the kids wanted to do was SWIM! The first thing their dad and I wanted to do was grab dinner! Not knowing what to expect with the welcome buffet, we weren’t sure we should let our kids hit the pool right away, but we did. The welcome buffet was served pool side, and no shirt, no shoes, were no problem! In fact, Dutch Cragun himself, stopped by to say hello, filling us in on what to expect over the weekend. He made us, AND our soaking wet children feel welcome! Everything was so laid back and well put together! We cannot wait to visit again!
DARCIE – BURNSVILLE, MN
2. The Easter Bunny
For the past 2 years we have spent Easter weekend celebrating as a family at Cragun’s. Our child loves the Easter Bunny, the carnival, the horse drawn trolley ride and all of the special events that are offered that weekend. This is becoming a tradition in our family.
GREGORY – ANDOVER, MN
3. Cute Boys at the Marina
Way back when I was 16 my best friend and I were there with my parents who were there for a convention. We enjoyed swimming, playing ping-pong and renting mountain bikes, but the most memorable moments were down at the marina. We thought that the boys that worked at the marina were pretty cute and we kept going down there to buy feed for the ducks so we could flirt with them. We built a huge sand turtle between the docks to get their attention as well. Ah, to be that young again!
JESSICA – MOUNDS VIEW, MN
4. Absolute Blast at the Family Reunion
The last time I was at Cragun’s was in 1998. My dad’s side of the family planned a large family reunion there, partially in honor of our grandparents’ wedding anniversary. I was in college at the time, so wasn’t at an age where I was spending a ton of time hanging out with my dad as we were both busy and interested in different things. I agreed to go to the family reunion and I am so glad I did because we had an absolute blast! I vividly remember the large family dinner at the restaurant. And, all of us lined up on the dock with our feet dangling in the water as we watched some of the family members trying the sailboats and water toys. Everyone was laughing and it was really great to have people together from so many states. I taught my five-year old cousin to swim that weekend in the pool. He is 22 years old now, graduated from college and we all still reminisce about that weekend. I now have my own 3 and 5 year old sons and hope for the opportunity to bring them to Cragun’s and make similar memories.
ERICA – DULUTH, MN