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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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Deck view at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Sylvan on your Minnesota honeymoon when you stay at Kavanaugh's. The outdoorsy couple will love all of the outdoor activities, including boating and fishing, and all couples will enjoy the luxurious private accommodations which include fireplaces and decks! Enjoy your honeymoon by booking a trip to Kavanaugh's.
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Aerial view of Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort. The cottages at Kavanaugh's are the perfect place to experience a Minnesota summer holiday. Come for the Fourth of July for a fishing trip, or go hiking for Memorial Day. Lake Sylvan provides plenty of options for activities to keep your and your group entertained throughout the entire vacation! Book your next holiday trip today!
Guest kitchen 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)
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
Services
  • Fishing Guides
  • Laundry Facilities
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Groups - Reunions
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!
Packages
December 8-22, 2017 Special

Enjoy a little pre-holiday fun at Kavanaugh's.  Stay 1-Night at our regular low rate an stay up 3 additional nights at $69 per night.....any sized unit!! Swim in our Indoor Pool, relax in our Hot Tub, or just enjoy sitting at your fireplace reading or playing games. Come on up and enjoy a "True Minnesota Resort" in the heart of the Lake Country.

Deal Expires

December 21, 2017

Travel Dates
  • December 8, 2017 to December 22, 2017
Promo Code

December Special

Terms and Conditions

Specials apply to new reservations only and cannot be combined with other discounts or vouchers. Discounts apply to lowest rate. Based on availability. Not available February 17-21, 2017

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Ring In The New Year at Kavanaugh's! Stay 2-Nights at Regular Rate and Up To 2 Additional Nights at $69 Per Night

Stay 2 Nights at Our Great Rates and Up To 2 Additonal Nights at $69 Per Night

Rates Starting as Low as $110!

  • Includes 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units with full kitchens and gas fireplaces....all in a picturesque setting.
  • Use of Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, Game Room, and Exercise Room.
  • Enjoy over 40 kilometers of groomed cross-country ski trails.
  • Snow Shoe trails.
  • Test your skills on our large natural ice skating rink.
  • Explore hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobiling trails right from our resort.
  • Gather the family at one of our outdoor campfire areas.
  • 7 miles from the Mount Ski Gull Ski Area...as a Kavanaugh guest you will recieve discounts.
  • Ice Skate, Ski and Snow Shoe Rental

Do as much or as little as you like and find out why the Minneaplis Star Tribune named Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort "Minnesota's Best Family Resort".

Deal Expires

December 30, 2017

Travel Dates
  • December 26, 2017 to January 2, 2018
Promo Code

NYKAV

Terms and Conditions

Not available with other offers. First 2 nights are at the higher published rates. Based on availability.

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Ice Fishing Extravaganza

Located on beautiful Lake Sylvan, Kavanaugh's has everything you and your family will need. Don't miss out on this special offer! Book Now!

2-nights for up to 4 people start as low as $244!

Make sure to check on our mid-week specials for 2-nights up to 4 people as low as $224.

  • Indoor Pool, Hot Tub and Game Room
  • Miles of groomed cross-country ski trails
  • Snowshoeing
  • Large Maintained Natural Ice Rink
  • Deluxe Units with Full Kitchens and Gas Fireplace
  • Ski, snowshoe and skate rental available
  • 6 miles to Mount Ski Gull
  • Less than 10 minutes from Hole-in-the Day Bay

Deal Expires

January 24, 2018

Travel Dates
  • January 24, 2018 to January 30, 2018
Promo Code

Ice Fishing Extravaganza

Terms and Conditions

Not available with other offers. Based on availability. Price is based on 1-Night at Regular rate and 2nd Night at $69.

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Winter Weekend Getaways - President's Weekend

Enjoy a weekend away from everyday life and have a relaxing weekend.

Stay 2-Nights at Regular Rates and Additional Nights are $69...Any Size Unit! 

When you stay any other Winter Weekend for 1-Night at the Regular Rate the 2nd Night is 1/2 Off! 

Deal Expires

February 15, 2018

Travel Dates
  • February 17, 2017 to February 19, 2017
Promo Code

President Day

Terms and Conditions

Not available with other offers. Based on availability. $69 rate is based on the lowest available rate.

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