Why Own a Resort Vacation Home in the Brainerd Lakes Area, Minnesota

“You Own It” means spending effortless time with your favorite people creating priceless memories. It’s an investment in yourself and your family for generations to come.

This Idyllic Destination Is Called ‘Minnesota’s Playground’ — and It’s One of the Best Places to Buy a Lake Home in the U.S. – Travel & Leisure Magazine.

Minnesota is nicknamed the Land of 10,000 Lakes for good reason. It is home to some of the country’s most beautiful lakes and shorelines, and owning a piece of this scenery means vacationing on your terms. “It is one of the top destinations to own a vacation home, both for personal enjoyment and as an investment,” says Travel & Leisure magazine. Whether reveling in carefree summer lake days or embracing the snow and getting hygge in the winter, the Brainerd Lakes Area in Minnesota has it all.

Living the resort lifestyle in Minnesota’s playground makes recreation as easy as stepping out your front door. Here are a few unique and new things to do in the Brainerd Lakes Area.

Coming soon! The Gull Lake Trail is approved. This 21-mile, 10-foot wide multi-use trail will meander around Gull Lake, passing through the communities of East Gull Lake, Fairview, Lake Shore, and Nisswa.

“Also, the 115-mile Paul Bunyan State Trail will soon be steps from Quarterdeck Resort and a few miles away from Cragun’s Resort and Grand View Lodge.

A local favorite, Mount Ski Gull, is next door to Quarterdeck Resort, offering wild winter and summer recreation, including downhill skiing, tubing, and ziplining.

The Gull Lake area is also home to some of the best championship golf courses in Minnesota! In 2022 Cragun’s Resort partnered with Minnesota’s most decorated PGA Tour professional & golf course designer – Tom Lehman to undergo a $10 million Legacy Courses renovation! The Lehman 18 is a 7400-yard championship golf course, which will celebrate its grand opening in July 2023. Grand View Lodge offers two championship golf courses including the The Pines, now a 27-hole course originally designed by Joel Goldstrand and The Preserve, a 18-hole course located close to Pequot Lakes.

Plus, your favorite restaurants and bars are just a boat ride away! Ernies on Gull, Zorbaz, Madden’s Resort, Cragun’s Resort, Grand View Lodge, and Bar Harbor are all conveniently located on Gull Lake.

This is only the beginning; check out our full list of Things To Do in the Brainerd Lakes Area.