The Food Is The Best!
“I love it here! All of the Cragun’s employees are friendly and helpful. The food is the best! You can tell that all of the Cragun’s people value their customers. Thank you.”
Cynthia Kujawa, Coon Rapids, MN July 9, 2015
As ever the best steaks in town!
“Great to have Irma’s Kitchen open for the season. Checked out the newly remodeled lounge last night, nice modern rustic feel and new deck. We enjoyed some live music, as ever the best steaks in town. A mix of favorites and new items on the menu. If you eat nothing else have the crispy pork belly and scallops social plate, wow, served on blue corn grits, I discovered I can love grits, who knew? Great food, relaxed vibe, we’ll be back, if you love food this is where you should be eating.”
Jonny Ward June 30, 2017
Even the iconic Dutch Cragun greeted us!
“We had a really nice dining experience at Irma’s kitchen. The food was tasty and appealing to the eye. The view overlooking Gull Lake is beautiful. Even the iconic Dutch Cragun greeted us at our table and inquired about our meal. Dutch…thanks for Knuckles and the Squirrel. We will visit again.”
Rae Whitman Thompson June 30, 2017
Great Family Gathering Spot
“Best vacation for the money-great family gathering spot.”
Mari Minard, Apple Valley, MN June 12, 2015
“I had the pleasure of staying and playing golf at Cragun’s Resort and would recommend this spectacular facility to everyone who loves to relax in first class comfort and enjoy a round of golf on a challenging course.”
Brad James, U of M Golf Coach June 12, 2015
Special Care In Planning Our Event
“As a planner of many events, your coordinating staff made my job much easier. With their knowledge and experience, we were able to save time and money. They took special care in planning our event as if it was their own. They listened to our special needs and exceeded our expectation. Your meeting, exhibit space, and sleeping accommodations are large and spacious.”
Medical Group July 9, 2015
Making Our Wedding Day Absolutely Perfect
“Just wanted to thank you so much for making our wedding day absolutely perfect…you truly are great at what you do.”
Jeff and Beth Mlekoday July 9, 2015
Wonderful Resort for Families with Small Children
“What a wonderful resort for families with small children. The playground on the beach was just what the kids needed! Shallow clear water, pontoons for our family to go for a ride, horse drawn trolleys! This place is a families dream!”
Mike Engelmann, Mankato, MN July 9, 2015
Best Package Deals
“Best package deals in the Brainerd area for golf, food and lodging. Well worth the price.”
Scott Geiser July 9, 2015
The best tasting meal we’ve ever had!
“We just ate at Irma’s for our 7 year wedding anniversary and both agree it’s the best tasting meal we’ve ever had! We can’t get over the flavors. Service was great, from Elliot, our server, to Helena and Natalie at the host stand. Kudos!”
Natalie Ann Nelson June 30, 2017
The Resort Was Perfect
“Just want to send a note of THANK YOU!!! I’m still hearing from family about how much fun they had and how wonderful Cragun’s was. Here are some of the comments: “The resort was perfect, plenty to do, big rooms, good food, and on a great lake.” “I got 3 hours of complaining how they “didn’t want to leave Minnesota” on the drive back to the Twin Cities”. “I’m now hearing talk amongst the Charlton “grapevine” that we’ve found “The Reunion Place” and that a return trip makes a lot of sense in 2-3 years.” “What an amazing vacation we had! I went to work and told everybody who even slightly inquired how MN was and told them what a terrific time we all had! Nobody could believe it! I think they all thought I would come back looking like a giant mosquito bite!” Again, thank you so much for your help and even putting up with me. I get the impression we’ll be back.”
Dick Lafean, MN June 12, 2015
Activities Were Fantastic
“Activities were fantastic – ice bowling, kitty cat snowmobiles, trolley rides. The New Year’s Eve party in the Sports Centre was so much fun! We stayed there all night with the kiddos and they loved it! We visit Cragun’s every year over 4th of July, but this was our first winter trip. Loved it! Thank you!“
Kendra Whinnery, Maplewood, MN July 9, 2015
Great Detail Put Into Our Meeting
“Being at a secluded resort enabled our board to run free with ideas without the distractions of the office or hometown. We met all the goals of our meeting and had time to network with colleagues. Cragun’s had a variety of activities to suit everyone’s taste. Thank you for the great detail you put into our meeting, you made the smallest of meetings turn into an event that we’ll remember for a long time.”
Board of Directors July 9, 2015
Friday Night Dinner By The Pool
“Cragun’s was fabulous…it fit our budget perfectly and we had a great time with the eight of us…the food – especially the Friday night dinner by the pool and the Sunday morning brunch – was absolutely fabulous.“
Marilyn for the Mick’s Family Getaway July 9, 2015
“Absolutely great golf!”
R. Rogers, Redding CA June 12, 2015
Everything Turned Out fantastic!
“Everything turned out fantastic! Sarah and Josh’s day was perfect. It was the kind of day that a Father dreams of for his daughter. Having the reception at the Legacy could not have been better… I would recommend the Legacy to anyone who is looking for that “Special” place to make a wedding day complete.”
Dean Martinson, Hudson, WI July 9, 2015
Fun And Relaxing Week
“We just had a family reunion here, spending a very fun and relaxing week. Our age range is 73 to 6, and we all had lots to do. My family has been coming here for 45 years but it’s more than our sentimental favorite – we find the service to be excellent and the facilities to be very good”
Karen G, Ft. Wayne, IN July 9, 2015
Relaxing Family Weekend
“We came from Winnipeg, Canada, for a relaxing family weekend. We had a great time! The staff is fantastic here.”
N. Gouliquer, Winnepeg, Canada June 12, 2015
Everything we hoped for!
Erik and I want to thank you very much for making this the best day of our lives. Our wedding was so perfect and was everything we could have hoped for! It was beautiful and we will have to share pictures with you when we get them back.
Erik and Jordyn Carter December 30, 2015
Best Service And Accommodations
“Cragun’s has offered the best service and accommodations that our family has enjoyed in organizing 16 family reunions across the country. Everyone had a great time and felt “at home” at Cragun’s. The staff and service are beyond expectation – from planning our event to the activities and entertainment, delicious meals and attentive housekeeping.”
Amy Main, Pearce Hargreaves Reunion, Waukee, IA July 9, 2015
Staff Was So Pleasant & Helpful
“All staff was so pleasant and helpful – especially in the dining room and Legacy Grille.”
Mary Colbert July 9, 2015
LOVED the Pool, Pontoon Ride, Fishing, Walking, Playground
“I cannot state enough what a GREAT weekend getaway this was for us and our three young grandsons; ages 6, 5, and 3. LOVED the pool, pontoon ride, fishing, walking, playground, etc. Also really appreciate the emails prior and after asking for feedback.”
Lori Masters, Balsam Lake, WI July 9, 2015
Irma’s Kitchen Is An Outstanding Restaurant
“Irma’s Kitchen is an outstanding restaurant. Food and staff first rate quality. Eat there! Enjoy.”
Syd Hepworth, Winnipeg, MB July 9, 2015
It could not have been better!
Well, I don’t think the day could have been any better! Everything was perfect! We had so many compliments and everyone had a blast. Thank you so much for your help. Thank you for making our big day perfect!
Beth and Greg Shiemann December 30, 2015
The best day ever!
I just want to start by thanking you for everything this last weekend. You were amazing and were so helpful! It was truly the best day ever! We appreciate all the hard work and planning that went into our day.
Melissa Boggs December 30, 2015