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New Luxury Cabins Coming to Brainerd’s Gull Lake
New Luxury Cabins Coming to Brainerd’s Gull Lake

Luxury cabins in Brainerd, Minnesota

Out with the old…in with the new! Exciting things are happening at Cragun’s this fall and winter as we continue to make improvements to the facility and offer more lodging options for our guests.


Cragun’s, Formerly Cronable Resort Picture collage of the former Cronable Resort in Brainerd

Dutch and Irma Cragun purchased Cronoble’s Resort in 1983. Cronoble’s was immediately adjacent to Cragun’s and the purchase added the Bayview Units, 2 larger cabins (Units 676 and 677), Oak Ridge which was a unit containing 5, two-bedroom efficiency units, several smaller cabins and the 3 “Rustic” Cabins as well as an additional 600-700 feet of shoreline. The Oak Ridge “apartments” were the base for what eventually became the Shoreline Suites. The smaller cabins closest to the resort were eventually torn down and this land was used to build the south end of the main lodge building.

Rustic Brainerd cabin at Cragun’s Resort Rustic Brainerd cabin with fireplace at Cragun’s Resort

The 3 Rustic Cabins (Units 684, 686 and 688) have been removed this fall and in their place Cragun’s is adding 6 new, seven-bedroom cabins. The Rustic Cabins occupied 350 feet of shoreline on Gull Lake.

Introducing Our New Brainerd Cabins

Luxury cabins in Brainerd, Minnesota

Four of the new “Bayview Villas” will be built this fall and winter (2016-2017) and the other two will follow later in the year. The new villas are set among the pines on the hill overlooking the start of the beautiful south beach area of the resort with a common path to the lake. The three-level villas will have 7 bedrooms and 6-1/2 bathrooms and each bedroom will have either two queen beds or a king size bed. The villas will have a total of 12 beds and will sleep up to 24 people. A fully outfitted kitchen, 2 great rooms, and an open loft area will complete the villas. Below is an artist’s rendering of the floorplans for each level.
Rendering of new Brainerd cabin floor plan

The new Bayview Villas are within easy walking distance to the main resort buildings and are ideal for family reunions, golf groups, workshops and corporate retreats. Also included in each villa is a gas fireplace, game room with pool table and wet bar, and a great room with plenty of seating. Outside, you will find a grill area and access to fire rings on the beach. Featuring the finest amenities and beautiful scenic views, our large group villas will meet all of your needs.

Ready to reserve your stay in these beautiful luxury cabins? Submit your Brainerd cabin reservation request today.