Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Home Minnesota Madden’s on Gull Lake Achieves Top 5 Status

Madden’s on Gull Lake Achieves Top 5 Status

For the third year in a row, Madden’s on Gull Lake ranks in the Top 5 resorts in the Midwest

By Todd R. Berger

10.4.23 Madden's on Gull Lake Top 5 Midwest Resort
Madden’s on Gull Lake near Brainerd | Photo by Athena Thomsen

Madden’s on Gull Lake near Brainerd has been named a Top 5 Resort in the Midwest by Condé Nast Traveler readers, a list the resort has made for three straight years. This year, Madden’s is the only Minnesota resort to make the list.

“This remarkable achievement, based on real reviews from our valued guests, reflects our unwavering commitment to providing an exceptional hospitality experience that stands the test of time,” says Abbey Pieper, chief sales and marketing officer and third-generation owner-operator. “Despite the introduction of two new contenders, Madden’s continues to stand shoulder to shoulder with hospitality icons like The Grand Hotel. We are also immensely proud to represent the beauty and hospitality of Minnesota as the only property from the state on this prestigious list.”

More than 520,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe to offer a comprehensive look at the places they eagerly anticipate revisiting. The 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveller’s website at and celebrated in the November issue.