Good Ol' Days Family Resort

1- or 2-Night Stay with Wilderness Resort Passes at Good Ol' Days Family Resort in Northern Minnesota

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Family-Friendly Lodge Rooms and Cottages in Brainerd Lakes Area

Vacationing at the Gold Ol’ Days Family Resort is like taking a step back in time. Easy days at the waterfront property can be spent on a sandy beach abutting Lower Cullen Lake, fishing above sunken islands, or canoeing across the channel in search of wildlife. The manicured resort grounds are dotted with picnic tables, a playground, lawn swings, and a volleyball court. Each day starts off with a complimentary continental breakfast.

The property underwent a massive restoration in 2007, where all the original buildings were replaced with 10 brand-new cottages and an eight-room lodge. Cottages feature corner fireplaces, 42” plasma TVs, wood flooring, and vaulted ceilings. They also have full-sized kitchens, dining areas, and outdoor patios. Rooms in the lodge are individually decorated with memorabilia from previous owners. Each has a flat-screen TV, a kitchenette, and an outdoor patio or deck.

With the included Wilderness Resort passes, you can take advantage of the amenities at the nearby Wilderness Resort, where you’ll find a pool, hot tub, sauna, game room, and fitness room.

Nisswa, Minnesota: Old-Fashioned Fun and the Paul Bunyan Trail

Nisswa is a small town surrounded by dozens of lakes about two hours north of Minneapolis. Year-round visitors come to the area to enjoy the landscape and spend time walking and shopping in the quaint central square. Stop by StoneHouse Coffee for a cup of java roasted in-house or The Chocolate Ox for an ice cream cone.

Another popular attraction is the Paul Bunyan Trail accessible from the property — at 112 miles, the longest paved bike path in the state.

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What You Get

Stay with daily Wilderness Resort passes per person

  • Option 1: $85 for a 1-night in a lodge room, Valid for Sun–Thurs check-in; not valid for Fri–Sat night stays (up to a $185 value)
  • Option 2: $159 for a 2-night in a lodge room (up to a $290 value)
  • Option 3: $299 for a 2-night in a two-bedroom cottage (up to a $505 value)
  • Option 4: $349 for a 2-night in a three-bedroom cottage (up to a $570 value)

Included in all options:

  • Wilderness Resort passes grant access to amenities at Wilderness Resort, which is a short drive away. Amenities include the pool, hot tub, sauna, game room, and fitness room.

Policies and Fees

Book by: 5/18/14
Travel by: 6/20/14

  • Blackout dates: Not valid 5/23–5/25; 6/6–6/7; 6/13–6/14/14
  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $50 fee. 48-hour cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 6.875% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Lakefront property with beach
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Paddleboats, kayaks, and bicycles included
  • Pontoon and motor-boat rentals available
  • Free WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 5/18/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 6/20/14
  • Not valid 5/23-5/25; 6/6-6/7; 6/13-6/14/14
  • Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts
  • Limit 4 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $50 fee
  • 48-hour notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 6.875% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Lodge Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: included in Groupon

Two-Bedroom Cottage

  • Two queen beds, one twin bed and one sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 5
  • Maximum occupancy: 7
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each additional guest

Three-Bedroom Cottage

  • Two queen beds, two twin beds, and one sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 6
  • Maximum occupancy: 8
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each additional guest

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (BRD; 20 miles)
  • Driving distance to Minneapolis: 138 miles

Customer Reviews

Very well maintained.
Natalie S. · August 22, 2014
Very nice place for vacation, stuffs friendly
Amy K. · July 18, 2014
This was a beautiful lodge with lots of amenities!
Mary J. · June 23, 2014
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