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A Minnesota Tradition for Every Season

Excellence is a family tradition at Kavanaugh's, the only resort set on the shores of Lake Sylvan. This Brainerd Lakes resort is a 23-acre haven for world-class Minnesota recreation and well-appointed lodging. Breathe the fresh up-North air from a deluxe pontoon rental, the 108 holes of golf within 1½ miles, or on the onsite hiking and biking trails. In the winter months, Kavanaugh's is a wonderland for cross country skiing and snowmobiling. You'll love the indoor/outdoor pools, basketball, tennis and on-the-water fun like fishing, kayaking and water skiing! After your action-packed days, come home to Kavanaugh's condos, cottages or suites. Watch the sunset over the lake and relax by the glow of your own fireplace. Plan a vacation to Kavanaugh's – where excellence shows in everything they do!

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Golf near Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort. Kavanaugh's offers discounts on some of the best golfing in the country. The 108 holes within 1½ miles include the Classic, rated in the top 20 courses by Golf Digest, and the Legacy, a natural, Audubon-endorsed course. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, there's a Minnesota golf course for you! Book today.
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No matter the season, Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort will make it a family reunion to remember! A pool and recreation complex make for the perfect place to plan a party while the surrounding nature offers plenty of outdoor adventures for all! After a fun-filled day, return to your spacious room and stretch out!
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Skiing at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort. Head to Minnesota for your next ski/snowboard vacation. In the winter months, Kavanaugh's is a wonderland for cross country skiing and snowmobiling. You'll be right near all of the action. Ask the friendly staff for recommendations for hills and trails to check out, or do some research ahead of time. Book your vacation today!
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Cabin exterior at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort. Guest room at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort. The cottages at Kavanaugh's are beautiful and modern with complete kitchens and state-of-the-art appliances, stone fireplaces, and elegant interiors. There are numerous individual cottages here for your ultimate Brainerd Lakes getaway. Linens and towels are also provided, so make yourself at home!
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Guest living room at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort. The condos at Kavanaugh's feature multiple bathrooms, beautiful stone fireplaces and comfortable furnishings. You'll love your own patio or lakeside deck with a grill for a refreshing cook-out! Some buildings feature multiple condos under one roof, ideal for your Minnesota group or large family gathering!
Amenities
Open Dates
  • All Year
Property Size
  • 50 units
Nearby City
  • Brainerd
Nearby Water
  • Sylvan Lake
General
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Bicycles
  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Mini Golf Course
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Pro Shop
  • Roll-Away Bed(s)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Blu-ray Player
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines
Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Whirlpool
Activities
  • Basketball
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • ATV/Fourwheeling
  • Beach
  • Beach Volleyball Court(s)
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
Parking
  • Free Parking
Services
  • Fishing Guides
  • Laundry Facilities
Suitability
  • Children Welcome
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starting at $240 Kavanaugh's Resort 50th Anniversary October Getaway Special

Join us in October and take advantage of our great Fall Special while catching some amazing fall colors!  Stay 1-Night at our regular Fall weekend rate and stay up to 3 additional nights at either $109 per night in our Cottages, $99 per ngith in our Bedroom Westwood or 3-Bedroom Woods units or $79 per night in our smaller units.  Enjoy the clean crisp air of the northwoods and maybe take in some golf, tennis, biking, walking or maybe even some boating.....or just take time to relax around our indoor pool area or even warm campfire.  Call today!

Deal Expires

October 18, 2019

Travel Dates
  • October 1, 2019 to October 22, 2019
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October Discount

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Cannot be combined with other specials or coupons. Does not include tax. Based on availability and special could change at any time.

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