Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort

2-Night Stay for Up to Eight at Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort in Brainerd, MN. Combine Up to 4 Nights.

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Top Reasons to Stay at Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort

  • It’s located on the shores of Upper Sylvan Lake. You’ll have access to a variety of outdoor activities nearby, including boating and enjoying a night around the campfire.
  • You can hike across the resort’s nature trails, or go for a bike ride on the nearby Paul Bunyan Trail, one of the longest continuously paved trails in the United States.
  • The resort’s recreation complex includes an indoor pool and whirlpool, a fitness room, and a game room.
  • Gas fireplaces and decks come standard in every room.
  • Activities and amenities are seasonal and subject to weather conditions.

Brainerd Lakes Area, Minnesota: Outdoor Haven with More Than 500 Lakes and Snowy Wooded Trails

More than 500 lakes and rivers make up the Brainerd Lakes area in northeastern Minnesota. The forested region is just a two-hour drive from the Twin Cities, making it a popular retreat for city dwellers. The most popular hike is the Paul Bunyan Trail, a paved, 110-mile path named after the legendary lumberjack, whom Brainerd claims as a native son.

The region offers a wealth of opportunities for winter-sports enthusiasts. Miles of snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country-skiing trails are available. At nearby Mount Ski Gull, visitors can enjoy snowboarding, tubing, and downhill skiing. The walleye fishing here is particularly good. Brainerd’s also known for its annual ice-fishing tournament, held every January.

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What You Get

  • 2-night stay. Click here to see all options.

Policies and Fees

Book by: 5/1/15
Travel by: 6/4/15

  • Blackout dates: 5/22–5/24
  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $25 fee; 60-day cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies.
  • Taxes: 6.875% tax not included


  • Indoor pool and whirlpool
  • Seasonal outdoor heated pool
  • Fitness facility
  • WiFi access
  • Ice-skating rink
  • Game room
  • Cross-country-ski and snowshoe rental
  • Bike and boat rental
  • Tennis and basketball courts
  • Campfire areas

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 5/1/15 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 6/4/15
  • Not valid 5/22–5/24
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $25 fee; 60-day cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 6.875% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

The Maples

  • One queen bed and one queen-size wall bed
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4

The Oaks

  • One king bed and two hide-a-beds
  • Standard occupancy: 5
  • Maximum occupancy: 5

The Views

  • Two double beds and one queen-size wall bed
  • Standard occupancy: 6
  • Maximum occupancy: 6

Pool Suite

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4

The Woods or The Cedarwoods

  • One king or queen bed, one double bed, two twin beds, and one hide-a-bed
  • Standard occupancy: 8
  • Maximum occupancy: 8

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 10 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night; must reserve in advance
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (BRD; 16 miles)
  • Cab fare: about $47 from BRD, including a 15% tip
  • Distance from Minneapolis: 134 miles

Customer Reviews

(258 ratings)

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Lori G. ·
June 25, 2015
Clean, great staff, nic layout of resort.


Susan N. ·
1 rating   1 review  
· May 23, 2018
The view


6 ratings   7 reviews  
· May 19, 2018
My daughter and I spent two nights here for Mother’s day! What a beautiful place! Wonderful R&R! Lovely scenery and nice hiking trails along the lake! We cooked breakfasts in the modern kitchen but ate dinners out at a few of the many restaurants in the area! Of course we went to Nisswa and browsed the unique shops!
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