March 22, 2022

The past year has been an exciting time of changes and updates here at Kavanaugh’s Resort!  Starting in the spring of 2021, we began our many new projects.  We started with new flooring in the Woods units, plus new bedding throughout the resort and the replacement of 60 beds. With the mattress replacements we finally have just three bed sizes throughout the entire property, Kings, Queens, and Twin XL.  In replacing all our bedding, we, also, doubled our pillow count on each bed. As we entered the fall of 2021, we kept the excitement going and finally began the long-awaited building project on the back area of the resort. This area will be more residential, with a combination of both seasonal and year-round owners that can enjoy our great lake area and maintenance free living. Numerous homes are underway on beautiful Galway Lane and with this development going in, there will be some new changes with that space.  This includes an additional pond and stream area, a new cook-out area for our Thursday cookouts, and some changes to our trailer parking.  The interest has been extremely high for these new homes, and we expect the project to continue to draw much excitement for those looking for Brainerd area real estate. As we entered 2022, the work continued, as we began to put new flooring in the lower level of the Cottages, a project we are hoping to complete by Memorial Day on all eight of the Cottages.  2022 will also bring us a new rental property, which has been very popular and is almost completely rented for the season!  The new rental is a familiar spot. The North House, which was the residence of Dave and Brenda Kavanaugh until they moved over to the new home they built right off the resort, located between Sylvan and Dade Lakes.  The North House offers an exciting “Private Group” experience off the lake, but with plenty of room for up to 14 people, Featuring 6-bedrooms, 4-bathrooms, screened porch, fire pit area and much more.  We are always trying to add or update amenities each year, and 2022 will see the addition of three New 24-foot Trifecta Pontoons with 50-horsepower Suzuki motors to replace our current units!  These new members of our fleet are real beauties and should bring much joy to everyone setting out to explore Sylvan Lake.  We are also very happy to be adding four Rad Power EBikes (electric bikes) to our biking rental fleet, which will be very exciting to those looking for a bit more relaxing way to explore the many miles of paved trails (including 4.5 miles of new trail) in the East Gull Lake and Fairview area…who knows, perhaps grandma and grandpa will join in on the next bike ride!   It certainly has been a busy past year and the work is not done yet.  We look forward to seeing all our many guests that will join us this year, from those who may be staying for a 30th, 40th, or even 50th year, to our newest guests looking to experience Kavanaugh’s for the first time.  We hope you find all the changes, updates, and additions as exciting as we do, and that you are looking forward to a great trip to the Brainerd Lakes and Nisswa Area.  As we enter our 53rd year here at Kavanaugh’s, we can’t begin to say how thankful and honored we are to be helping so many wonderful families make lasting vacation memories at a true Minnesota Resort.