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Minnesota Vacation Poll 8 – Cragun’s Resort Winter 2016
Minnesota Vacation Poll 8 – Cragun’s Resort Winter 2016
Cragun’s Brainerd Resort “Making Friends & Fun Memories For 76 Years”
What’s Your Favorite Cragun’s Memory?

1. Enjoyed Each Others Company?
2. Wonderful Winter Christmas?
3. Warm, Fun and Cozy?
4. So Much Fun Over New Year’s?

 (Cast Your Vote Below)

1. Enjoyed Each Others Company

Snowmobiling at Cragun's Resort in Brainerd Minnesota

Our family decided to have a Fun Family Weekend at Cragun’s in place of exchanging Christmas gifts. We relaxed in the hot tub, played card and dice games in our room and just enjoyed each others company! The HIGHLIGHT of the weekend was enjoying Cragun’s snowmoblies as the photo shows. We had the time of our lives and everyone expressed that they would like to repeat this the following year. I would recommend this to anyone. While some of you were hustling and bustling in shopping malls, waiting in line to make their purchases and fighting traffic, we were relaxing together at Cragun’s. You should really try it!



2. Wonderful Winter Christmas

We had a great time staying in the Oaks. We had planned a Florida Christmas, but that did not work so I was afraid some would be disappointed, but our winter Christmas at Cragun’s was just wonderful. We had all ages there from 7 to 65, everyone had a good time. We would like to try a summer vacation sometime.



3. Warm, Fun and Cozy

Ice skating at Cragun's Resort in Brainerd Minnesota

My son and daughter were home from college for Christmas. I wanted to get away and reconnect with them, go somewhere not too far from our home in Hayward, Wi. A place to unwind, relax and have fun without having a schedule. Cragun’s was perfect! It suited all of us just right. We’d never been there and looked forward to someplace new to us. Our room was super clean and spacious, with a nice small fridge, counter and sink area. Nice bath and shower, nice big sink and makeup area separate from the bath. The beds and pillows were so comfy, seriously-SUPER comfy! The fitness room and tennis/basketball court were within a few steps of our room as was a sweet little hot tub and sauna room (also very clean!). Our sliding door had a great view of Gull lake and the MASSIVE skating rink! WOW! We did everything at Cragun’s. Skating, dog sled ride out front, swimming, ping-pong, ice fishing and cross-country skiing! The guys in the Marina were so nice and helpful. The Marina also has a great selection of rentals, lots of skates which I was so glad as I didn’t have any. I forget his name (sorry) but at 9:00 pm he came out to our fish shack to check on us and see if he could help us bring anything back, then he offered to clean the fish and have it wrapped and ready for us in the morning! We took him up on that which was so nice not to have to worry about! 🙂 We skated quite a bit, what fun, love that giant rink on the lake out front and the campfire with benches nearby. We worked out in the fitness room, ate in the beautiful dining area with tons of big windows to look out at the lake while dining. Oh super friendly staff as well, throughout the entire complex! Warm, welcoming, comfy, fun and cozy are the words I use to sum up our 3 nights and two days at Cragun’s. Thanks to all the staff for your great work and hospitality!



4. So Much Fun Over New Year’s

My family visited Cragun’s for the 2015/2016 New Year’s Eve party and we didn’t spend any time except for sleeping in our room because there was so much to do and my girls (age 9 and 13) had so much fun! We got to try new activities, like mushing and x-c skiing and did the things we already love like ice skating and swimming. The New Year’s Eve party was SO MUCH FUN. Lots of games and music, my kids did crafts and danced to great music. I taught my daughter the electric slide and she taught me the cupid shuffle (no difference to me). But my favorite part was that my girls, who seem to have been drifting apart lately, found each other again in all of the fun they had at the resort. Sometimes a little vacation from the everyday of life is good for everyone in the family! Thanks Cragun’s for such a fun weekend!


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