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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Labor Day weekend my sister and I visited the Brainerd Lakes area. We stayed at Cragun's Resort. So, this is how I would describe the resort....have you seen "Dirty Dancing"? Of course you have. This place reminds me of a less swank version of Kellermans(no dancing lessons with Johnny Castle, alas). Cragun's is definitely a family-friendly place.There are LOTS of activities - games and face-painting for the kids, an exotic animal show, variety shows, pontoon rides, bonfires, spa treatments and etc. That's in addition to the usual swimming, fishing, golfing, and tennis, of course.
There are several different lodging options. My sister and I stayed in a Fireplace Hotel Room by the North Beach. This was perfect for us since the North Beach is the quieter end of the resort (most activities happen around the marina, the indoor pool, or the South Beach)
We only stayed one night as we were using the resort as a jumping-off point to explore the area. Really taking advantage of all of the amenities and activities would probably require at least a long weekend's stay. We did swim a bit and managed to catch both a fabulous moonrise and a stunning sunrise over the lake.