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Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort

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Private beach, sun loungers, beach volleyball, kayaking
Private beach, sun loungers, beach volleyball, kayaking
Indoor pool, outdoor pool
Indoor pool, outdoor pool

Overview of Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort

Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort

3.0 star property

9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
1685 Kavanaugh Drive, Brainerd, MN, 56401

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBay Lake1 min walk
  • Popular LocationSocial 93 min drive
  • Popular LocationLegacy at Cragun's5 min drive
  • AirportBrainerd, MN (BRD-Brainerd Lakes Regional)26 min drive

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About this area


Located in Brainerd, Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort is in a rural area and on a private beach. Social 9 and Pine Beach are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Crow Wing State Park and Bay Lake. Nisswa Family Fun Center and MN Surf Co are also worth visiting. Take in the nearby slopes with downhill skiing and snowboarding, or check out other outdoor activities such as snow tubing and snowmobiling.

What's nearby

  • Bay Lake - 1 min walk
  • Social 9 - 3 min drive
  • Pine Beach - 3 min drive
  • The Classic at Madden's Golf Course - 4 min drive
  • Legacy at Cragun's - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Brainerd, MN (BRD-Brainerd Lakes Regional) - 26 min drive


  • Jakes's City Grill - 13 min drive
  • Ernie's on Gull - 14 min drive
  • El Tequila - 15 min drive
  • The Boulder Tap House - 16 min drive
  • China Garden - 16 min drive

About this property

Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort

3-star hotel by the lake
Consider a stay at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort and take advantage of 36 holes of golf, a playground, and a library. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a private beach, sun loungers, and fishing. Enjoy the gym, as well as activities like beach volleyball, snowshoeing, and kayaking. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with laundry facilities and a fireplace in the lobby.
Additional perks include:
  • An indoor pool and an outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Bike rentals, an outdoor tennis court, and a 24-hour front desk
  • A vending machine, barbecue grills, and smoke-free premises
Room features
All 50 rooms include comforts such as fireplaces and air conditioning, in addition to perks like free WiFi.
More amenities include:
  • Sofa beds, rollaway/extra beds (surcharge), and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • 48-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels and DVD players
  • Balconies or patios, kitchens, and refrigerators



Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired internet

Parking and transportation

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

Things to do

  • 36 holes of golf
  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Fishing
  • Gym
  • Ice skating
  • Indoor pool
  • Kayaking
  • Library
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground
  • Rowing/canoeing
  • Sledding
  • Snowshoeing

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Free crib
  • In-room kitchen
  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator
  • In-room sofa bed
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Living room
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Separate bedroom


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Newspapers in lobby
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • No housekeeping


  • Barbecue grill
  • Beach loungers
  • On a lake
  • On a private beach
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • No elevator
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free crib
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Sofa bed


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bathtub combination


  • 48-inch flat-screen TV with premium cable channels
  • DVD player

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Balcony/patio


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Fireplace
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Living room

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Check-in from 4 PM - 10 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between October 25 and January 30.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per day
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 300 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per day

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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.

Is Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort?

Check-in is from 4 PM - 10 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort?

Check-out is at 10 AM.

Where is Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort located?

Located in Brainerd, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 2 mi (3 km) of Bay Lake, Social 9, and Pine Beach. The Classic at Madden's Golf Course and Legacy at Cragun's are also within 2 mi (3 km).




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8/10 Good

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Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Winter weekend for two
Our stay was perfect, very comfortable and relaxing. Would definitely stay again!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2018