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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
Kavanaugh's 49th Year October Specia....2-nights for up to 4 starting as low as $204l!

To celebrate our 49th year we have a great October special...with 2-night specials for up to 4 people starting as low as $204 (2-nights for up to 8 people from $299)!!! Plus, stay up to an extra 3 nights at just $49 per night!! Enjoy beautiful fall weather and a relaxed environment at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes Area.  Relax in our beautiful lakeside accommodations, enjoy fall colors while biking and walking our wonderful area trails, golf nearby on 108 holes of championship golf, or enjoy our indoor pool.  Kavanaugh's has something for everyone in a "True Minnesota Resort Experience". Make your Fall plans now to take advantage of this great offer.

Deal Expires

October 15, 2017

Travel Dates
  • October 1, 2017 to October 21, 2017
Promo Code

49th Anniversary

Terms and Conditions

Rates shown are for a mid-week Pool Suite and mid-week Woods unit. Not available with any other special. Based on Availability. $49 additional nights applies to all size units.

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New Year's Special

To Celebrate New Year's 2018 Stay 2-Nights at our Regular Rate and Additional Nights are 1/2 Price! Make unforgettable memories at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort located on beautiful Sylvan Lake.

  • Indoor Pool, Hot Tub and Game Room
  • Large Maintained Ice Rink (skate rental available)
  • Miles of Groomed Cross-Country Ski Trails
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Rental
  • Campfire Areas
  • Snowmobile from your unit
  • Bring your pop-up fish house and enjoy fishing Sylvan Lake
  • Gas Fireplaces in all Units
 

Deal Expires

December 29, 2017

Travel Dates
  • December 27, 2017 to January 4, 2018
Promo Code

New Years Special

Terms and Conditions

Not available with any other offers.

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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

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