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When it comes to giant mythological lumberjacks, Paul Bunyan stands head and shoulders above the competition—literally.

And when it comes to a rustic family getaway, so does The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes.

Take a swing at two nights of fabled fun at the Baxter, Minnesota, hotel where you and your little campers will enjoy a two-night stay for up to four people in a standard room, a free weekday breakfast buffet, and four passes to the sprawling, indoor Paul Bunyan Water Park at a seriously axed price of $199.

At a legendary 30,000 square feet, the aptly named water park (currently closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays) will keep the kids busy for hours with water cannons, a tree house, lazy river, and slides like the light and music-programmed Holographic Tube while you and your Babe enjoy the indoor/outdoor hot tub or a beer and a burger at The Lodge Grill & Bar.

Keep the folklore-worthy family memories coming at the on-site Gold Mine Arcade, where you'll find games for all ages like pool, air hockey, racing, and skee-ball, nearby fishing and boating. Enjoy an evening of playing cards in spacious, cabin-inspired rooms-complete with a mini-fridge, coffee maker, and complimentary Wi-Fi, and big enough to accommodate guests of mythic proportions.

Give yourself a break and your little lumberjacks a story to pass on to the next generation. Now if only we could find a big-blue-ox-sized inner tube...

  • A two-night stay for up to four people in a standard room
  • Four Paul Bunyan Water Park passes
  • Free weekday breakfast buffet and discounted weekend breakfast buffet ($5 for adults, $2 for children)
  • Book by 24 May

For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes.

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