Good Ol' Days Family Resort

1- or 2-Night Stay for Up to Six at Good Ol' Days Family Resort in Northern Minnesota

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Family-Friendly Resort 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 renovation in 2007, when 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-size 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.

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 joe roasted in-house or The Chocolate Ox for an ice cream cone. Another popular attraction is the Paul Bunyan Trail—at 112 miles, the longest paved bike path in the state.

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What You Get

1-night stay

  • Option 1: $85 for a stay for two in a lodge room, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday; not valid for Friday or Saturday stays (up to a $115 value)

2-night stay

  • Option 2: $149 for a stay for two in a lodge room (up to a $230 value)
  • Option 3: $299 for a stay for five in a two-bedroom cottage (up to a $485 value)
  • Option 4: $349 for a stay for six in a three-bedroom cottage (up to a $540 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 11/21/14
Travel by: 12/23/14

  • Blackout dates: All options not valid 10/16–10/18; Option 2 is also not valid 9/26–9/27, 10/3–10/4, 10/10–10/11.
  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $50 fee; 14-day cancellation notice required or fee of 50% 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 11/21/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/23/14
  • All options not valid 10/16-10/18; Option 2 is also not valid 9/26-9/27, 10/3-10/4, 10/10-10/11
  • Limit 4/person, may buy +4 as gifts
  • Limit 4/visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $50 fee; 14-day cancellation notice required or fee of 50% Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid on existing reservations
  • 6.875% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Lodge Room * Two queen beds * Standard occupancy: 2 * Maximum occupancy: 4 * Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 4 or older; kids 3 or younger stay free

Two-Bedroom Cottage * Two queen beds, one twin bed, and a sofa bed * Standard occupancy: 5 * Maximum occupancy: 7 * Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 4 or older; kids 3 or younger stay free

Three-Bedroom Cottage * Two queen beds, two twin beds, and a sofa bed * Standard occupancy: 6 * Maximum occupancy: 8 * Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 4 or older; kids 3 or younger stay free

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

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