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Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge

7598 Bemidji Rd NE, Bemidji, MN 56601
Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought Ruttgers would be awesome before we went there, but I had no idea! We were able to swim in both the lake and pool, kayak, and bike. My husband and I even got to have dates because of their awesome free with the stay children's program! The staff was wonderful and accommodating! If you're staying, the lakeside rooms... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family has a history with Ruttger's, my parents met there and I worked there as a waitress in the restaurant in the early 1980's. I stayed in the hotel 2 years ago. That said, we love to go eat on the terrace by the lake. They have the Minnesota version of crab cakes made with walleye and wild rice.... More 

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family gathering with about 20 people, and they accommodated us as efficient as a small group. Unbelievable view of Lake Bemidji, beautiful patio dining area and be sure to check out Pirate's Cove (bar) and say hi to Cody! See attached photo of the plate presentation for their salmon last night served with Minnesota Wild Rice. A... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Each summer when I was a child we'd go up north for a week and rent a cabin on a lake. It was fun, definately not the Ritz, but the Ritz isn't what you should expect when you go up north. Ruttger's is what I'd expect, with a little bit more. I found the history of the resort facinating, family... More 

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Extended family vacation here in September; my wife and I had a lovely cabin and other family members stayed in a larger cabin (headquarters for meals, as they had a full kitchen and dining room). Our own cabin was wonderful - bedroom, sitting room, screened in porch, along with a small kitchenette. We loved the quiet (post Labor Day) atmosphere.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It may have history and a beautiful beach but that is it. We were in a 2nd floor park side "suite". A small small room with a terrible double bed and a smaller room with 2 twin beds. It smelled so bad we had to have the windows open, which in turn kept us from getting much sleep because of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ruttgers was great fun. I recently visited the resort with my fiance for his family reunion. The cabins are nothing extravagant but they are comfortable enough for sleeping. You go there for the lake, which is absolutely beautiful. Bring a boat with you or lake toys (kayaks, paddle boards, etc) so you can trually enjoy your time there. You can... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We had just a weekend in the area and this was the only place on a lake nearby that I could find that didn't require a week stay. Our room was in the main lodge. I'd guess the room hadn't been updated in 40 years. Restaurant has a nice patio. Food was OK, nothing special and a bit overpriced for... More 

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