Kavanaugh’s Resort

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1685 Kavanaugh Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

(800) 562-7061


Located on picturesque Sylvan Lake, near Brainerd, Minnesota, Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort combines family accessibility with modern luxury into one of the most unique vacation properties in the Brainerd vacation area.

Paved walking and biking trails wander through the resort over bridges and along the lakeshore to create a truly peaceful, relaxing vacation environment. All of the condos and cottages are built for families. The rooms range from one to three bedrooms in size with full kitchens, fireplaces and lakeside patios or decks. Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, basketball, a game room and fitness area.

  • Open Year-round
  • 50 Rentals Available
  • High Speed Internet
  • Pools (indoor and outdoor)
  • TV in Rooms
  • Swimming Beach
  • Hot Tubs (central)
  • Gas Fireplaces
  • Golf (nearby)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Tennis
  • Downhill Skiing (nearby)
  • X-Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Ice Skating
  • Children’s Playground
  • Basketball
  • Campfire Area
  • Pontooning
  • Paddleboats

In August of 1969, Sherman and Mae Kavanaugh purchased a small Minnesota family housekeeping resort known as Brown’s For Rest. Located on Sylvan Lake near Brainerd, the resort included nine cabins and a residence. During the early years, the lower level of the residence was remodeled to become Kavanaugh’s restaurant, with an original capacity of 35.

This family resort has changed dramatically over the years. After purchasing, the nine resort cabins were winterized for year round use. Today, all of the original cabins have been replaced with deluxe townhomes and cottages. In addition, Kavanaugh’s now includes an indoor pool complex, and many more amenities.