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Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort

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“outdoor pool”(7 reviews)
“paddle boats”(7 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
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3.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Spent a week at this lovely resort (4th time) to unwind and renew. Everything From the beautifully landscaped grounds, fabulous view of lake, attractive cottages, walking paths at the resort and trails into the woods are perfect for an escape from city life. The four...More

Thank Marilyn Q
Response from sylvanlakeresort, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake ResortResponded 9 October 2017

Marilyn Thanks for your kind review. We enjoyed having you as our guests and hopefully you can return soon.

Reviewed 17 September 2017

This resort is like visiting family. The owners are the ones who greet you when you check in. We've been coming here for several years. The location is great for fishing, golf, skiing, ice skating. Here is an example of how friendly the owners are:...More

Thank cglmd
Response from TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake ResortResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear you feel as though you are welcomed as family and enjoy your experience when staying with us. We always try to make it seem that way since as a...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Not sure if I can say enough good things about this place. It's a wonderful resort! Our family visits there every summer. There are tons of things for kids & adults to do......swimming at the pools (indoor & outdoor), 2 beaches, sand volleyball, tennis/pickleball court,...More

Thank MrsGator
Response from TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake ResortResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you so much for your very kind words and making Kavanaugh's your yearly summer vacation spot for you and your family. We are so glad that you take advantage of all the the things we have to do here at the resort and are...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Five adults, two kids, three generations. Four days, three nights (needed four nights, five days). Only fair weather, but who cared? So many high quality options at and around Kavanaugh's (Sherwood Forest, Bar Harbor, downtown Nisswa, Pirates Cove minigolf, the indoor pool and recreation room...More

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Response from TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake ResortResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy that each generation of your family had a great time and were able to enjoy so much of the lakes area (we think it's pretty amazing too). As a family owned, multi-generation property...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

We were highly impressed with the level of care and maintenance. The indoor pool was a bit cool, and the outdoor pool and lake were, of course, frigid mid-may. They have excellent paths and trails on and near and connected to the property. Bike rentals...More

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Response from TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake ResortResponded 3 June 2017

Thank you for your review and your stay at our resort and we are glad you had a good experience. The spring has been cool and that lake is not warming up as quickly as we would like, however, as of today (June 3) it...More

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Traveller (29)
Pool & Beach (28)
Room & Suite (21)
Hotel & Grounds (95)
Family and Play Areas (11)
About
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Beachfront
Hotel Amenities
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Hot Tub
Tennis Court
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Indoor pool
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Price range
US$129 - US$187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$129 - US$187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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