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Cragun's Resort & Hotel

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On the beach
On the beach
On the beach
Indoor pool, outdoor pool

Overview of Cragun's Resort & Hotel

Cragun's Resort & Hotel

3.0 star property

8.0/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
11000 Craguns Dr, Brainerd, MN, 56401

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGull Lake5 min walk
  • Popular LocationLegacy at Cragun's7 min walk
  • Popular LocationSocial 93 min drive
  • AirportBrainerd, MN (BRD-Brainerd Lakes Regional)24 min drive

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About this area


Located in Brainerd, Cragun's Resort & Hotel is on the beach. Cragun's Legacy Courses and The Classic at Madden's Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Nisswa Family Fun Center and Paul Bunyan Land. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Brainerd International Raceway.

What's nearby

  • Gull Lake - 5 min walk
  • Legacy at Cragun's - 7 min walk
  • Social 9 - 3 min drive
  • Pine Beach - 3 min drive
  • The Classic at Madden's Golf Course - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Brainerd, MN (BRD-Brainerd Lakes Regional) - 24 min drive


  • Ernie's on Gull - 12 min drive
  • El Tequila - 13 min drive
  • Jakes's City Grill - 13 min drive
  • The Boulder Tap House - 14 min drive
  • China Garden - 14 min drive

About this property

Cragun's Resort & Hotel

3-star family-friendly hotel
Located close to The Classic at Madden's Golf Course and Cragun's Legacy Courses, Cragun's Resort & Hotel provides 36 holes of golf, a poolside bar, and a terrace. Get out on the links at this hotel and enjoy amenities such as a driving range, golf lessons, and a golf clubhouse. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 5 onsite restaurants. Enjoy the health club, as well as activities like sledding, snowmobiling, and ice skating. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a garden and a playground.
Additional perks include:
  • An indoor pool and an outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Bike rentals, an outdoor tennis court, and golf clubs on site
  • A banquet hall, snow sports gear, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews say good things about the pool
Room features
All 260 rooms have comforts such as air conditioning, as well as perks like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews say good things about the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, dishwashers, and microwaves



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • 5 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar

Things to do

  • 36 holes of golf
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Children's pool
  • Golf driving range
  • Health club
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Ice skating
  • Indoor pool
  • Mountain biking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground
  • Sledding
  • Snowmobiling

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Refrigerator
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)


  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Golf cart
  • Golf clubhouse
  • Golf clubs
  • Golf lessons
  • Golf pro shop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Snow sports gear
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Elevator
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop


  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe

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Check-in from 5:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Reservations are required for golf tee times; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Cragun's Resort Hotel Brainerd
Cragun's Resort Hotel
Cragun's Brainerd
Cragun`s Golf Hotel Brainerd
Cragun's Resort & Hotel Hotel
Cragun's Resort & Hotel Brainerd
Cragun's Resort & Hotel Hotel Brainerd

Frequently asked questions

Does Cragun's Resort & Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Cragun's Resort & Hotel?

As of Feb 3, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Cragun's Resort & Hotel on Feb 8, 2023 start from $129.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Cragun's Resort & Hotel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Cragun's Resort & Hotel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Cragun's Resort & Hotel?

Check-in is from 5:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Cragun's Resort & Hotel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Cragun's Resort & Hotel located?

Nestled on the beach, this Brainerd hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Cragun's Legacy Courses and The Classic at Madden's Golf Course. Brainerd International Raceway and Mount Ski Gull are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Cragun's Resort & Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Cragun's Resort & Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Cragun's Resort & Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.



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Rating 10 - Excellent. 72 out of 171 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 3 out of 171 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Poor


Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Cleanliness
They really let you do your own thing and dont have a million rules. They also have a lot of family fun events planned and alot of activities at the resort. That being said the cabin we had was to small for how many it slept. There was hardly any common space. It felt like they cut corners to save money in alot of areas and things were dirty. There was stains on our sheets, a dirty pair of underwear in our cabin. Our place was not ready at check-in. They only gave us two dish towels, one and a half rolls of toilet paper for 10 people. The dish soap was very watered down and the garbage bags were so thin they all ripped on the way out. The dring rack for the dishes was disgusting and there was no broom or vaccum in the cabin to clean up any of the crumbs or mess the kiddos made. These things made it kind of misserable to be in our cabin. The new years eve party they threw for the families however was awesome!!!

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Traditional style.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay


Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Building is really run down, long musty hallways and poorly marked signs that take you forever to get to your rooms. Clearly short on staff, poor experience all around
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022