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Brainerd Lakes resorts featured in RSVP MN events magazine

Posted on: July 24th, 2013 by Donna Ehnert 2 Comments

Brainerd Lakes Area event destination storyThe Brainerd Lakes Area is a great Minnesota vacation destination but it’s also a great location for meetings and events. So it was a natural for Central Minnesota to be featured as an event destination in the Summer 2013 publication of RSVP MN magazine.

The headline of the story says it all, “The Heart of Minnesota: Just a quick drive from the Twin Cities, Central Minnesota offers a respite from the hustle and bustle city life.”

 The Brainerd section of the story leads in with this recap – “The Brainerd Lakes Area has built its reputation on being the state’s getaway capital and its many resorts are perfect for a retreat or event that incorporates attendees’ families. The region’s largest body of water, Gull Lake, has 19 resorts along its shoreline, and along with it an ample amount of meeting space.”

 Resorts noted in the story and highlighted with photography include Cragun’s Resort, Grand View Lodge, and Madden’s on Gull Lake.

This edition also features an On-Site: On the Green brief about Madden’s on Gull Lake, highlighting changes to its golf courses this summer, including the establishment of the “Miler Club.” Guests may earn $1 for every mile they walk on the course, to be used anywhere on the property at a later time. “According to Brian Thuringer, president and owner of Madden’s, the hope is that this will bring back the fitness aspect of golf, in addition to allowing golfers to enjoy the beauty of the game rather than rushing through the course,” the On the Green brief stated. The brief also notes The Classic at Madden’s, Minnesota’s only five-star course, now offers the service of professional caddies.

RSVP MN: Innovation in Meeting and Event Planning, formerly published as Meetings: Minnesota’s Hospitality Journal, is the premier business magazine for the region’s meeting professionals, event planners, association executives, and hospitality suppliers.

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  1. cliff Phibbs says:

    Have heard snippets about a nice boat/yacht ride on Gull Lake at Brainerd. Could you send us some information?
    Thank you
    Cliff Phibbs

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