I received lodging at Kavanaugh’s in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
Does your family have any big summer plans?
Summer is such an amazing opportunity to connect as a family- the days are nice and long, kids are off of school, and the weather begs you to spend time outdoors. ESPECIALLY if you’re a Minnesotan- those winter months are no joke. So our family was so excited to celebrate the beginning of summer and head up north to the Brainerd area to spend time at the amazing Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort.
When you pull up and this is your view? The excitement abounds. How ADORABLE are these cabins?
The cabins totally have that Minnesotan cabin feel. I love it!
And this was the view outside our cabin… Can you say reeeeeeelax?
The East beach- Perfection for this Minnesota gal.
It was easy to settle in- I love that these cabins are spacious and so homey. The full kitchen is awesome- we brought a bunch of food, which I love because that means we aren’t spending a ton of money on eating out. Each cabin had a grill too which makes for easy meal making.
So much of our weekend was sports- our boys Harrison and Ruben are 6 and 7 and OBSESSED with sports of all kinds. Kavanaugh’s has tons of open spaces + tennis courts, a basketball court (with two adult hoops, and one kid sized one, which was perfect), and a volleyball court. They also have bike and walking trails- 4400 ft of trails within the resort!! So there are a TON of ways to stay active during your trip!
Had to pause during a long walk for this beautiful view! This creek runs through the whole resort and it is simply lovely.
The boys before our boat ride! What a view, huh? (Both the boys and the lake) =)
Kavanaugh’s has a TON of things to rent out and enjoy- bikes, motor boats, pontoon boats, paddleboards, kayaks, and paddle boats!
We rented a boat and had so much fun relaxing together on the water. There is something about leaving devices and the world behind to enjoy time JUST our family. #happy
So when you’ve had your fill at the lake (just kidding, thats not possible.) BUT- there is an AMAZING outdoor pool for a change of pace. There is also an indoor pool and hot tub! Nothing is missing at Kavanaugh’s….
My pool bums
I could relax and watch this allllllll day. And I pretty much did.
I also love my little book worm. #readingatthepool
We spent so much time just down at the beach. It was right outside our doorstep. That is truly fabulous. I loved that the TV, phone, and devices were long forgotten for that precious few days. We were there together, with nature.
We can not thank Kavanaugh’s enough for this opportunity. Their resort is something dreams are made of. We had a blast as a family of four, but I can totally see how awesome the resort would be with extended family. Perfect way to get time together, without someone having to host. Without the distractions of “real” life- just a family and the lake.
Kavanaugh’s has everything your family needs for the perfect summer vacation!
If you want to see more photos of the property, check out my first Kavanaugh’s post!
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