Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort

Two-Night Stay at Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort in Brainerd Lakes Area, MN

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Top Reasons to Stay at Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort

  • It’s located on the shores of Upper Sylvan Lake, where you’ll have access to a variety of outdoor pursuits, including kayaking, sailing, and fishing.
  • You can hike or bike across the resort’s nature trails, or hit up the nearby Paul Bunyan Trail, one of the longest continuously paved trails in the United States.
  • Two sandy beaches are located on the grounds.
  • The resort’s recreation complex includes an indoor pool and spa, fitness room, and game room.
  • If it’s a chilly day, you can warm up in front of the gas fireplace that comes standard in every room.
  • Maples, Oaks, and Views units have lakeside decks.
  • Some ideas for activities nearby: golfing at Brainerd Lakes area golf resorts, snowmobiling, and horseback riding.

Brainerd Lakes Area, Minnesota: Outdoor Haven with More Than 500 Lakes and Wooded Hiking 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 looking to take advantage of its world-class golf courses and hiking trails. The most popular hike is the Paul Bunyan Trail, which stretches 110 miles. The paved trail is massive—a fitting tribute to the legendary lumberjack, whom the city of Brainerd claims as a native son. You can see the world’s largest animated statue of him just a few miles east of town.

The state’s second-largest lake, Mille Lacs Lake, and several interconnected lakes are located here; naturally, the Brainerd Lakes area is popular for watersports, such as boating, diving, jet skiing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing. There are a number of expert fishing guides in the area who can show you the best ways to reel in the region’s bass and muskie. The walleye fishing here is particularly good. Brainerd’s also known for its annual ice-fishing tournament, held every January.

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

What You Get

Two-night stay for four in a Views, Maples or Oaks unit

  • Option 1: $155, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $320 value)
  • Option 2: $199, valid for check-in Friday (up to a $390 value)

Book by: 5/17/13
Travel window: 4/1/13–6/5/13

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


  • Indoor pool and spa
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Tennis and basketball courts
  • Children’s playground
  • WiFi access

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 5/17/13 or promo value expires
  • Valid for travel 4/1/13-6/5/13
  • Not valid 5/23-5/26
  • 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; 14-day notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 6.875% tax not included
  • All amenities are subject to weather.

Other Details

Room Details

Maples Unit

  • One queen bed and one wall bed
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

View Unit

  • Two double beds and a queen size wall bed
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per person per night

Oaks Unit

  • One king bed and a queen sofa sleeper
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per person per night

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

  • By plane: 16 miles from Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (BRD)
  • By cab: about $15 from BRD
  • By car: 129 miles north of Minneapolis, MN

Customer Reviews

Everything!! Absolutely loved it there!
Anne · October 22, 2013
Kavanaughs was fabulous! Beautiful landscaping and the the Maples was so beautiful and cozy. The staff was very friendly and helpful
Anne · October 22, 2013
Very clean and absolutely charming cottages with plenty of amenities.
Melva H. · October 15, 2013

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