We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 6 Bemidji accommodations

Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge

7598 Bemidji Rd NE, Bemidji, MN 56601
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (48)
  • Photos (16)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (6)
  • Location
  • More
Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Bemidji
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

48 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (6)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this place! We were driving through and wanted to find something with charm rather than the standard hotel chain type of place and this was it! We were able to get one of the last rooms available. It was on the second floor with a view of the lake. The place is filled with charm and the staff... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be warned. I love this place. Old school, oddly plush, warm like an old fireplace. The outdoor dining on a beautiful day is as good as it gets. Good food too. The main lodge is comforting. Rutgers has always been my first choice in spite of the newer versions of road hotels appearing along the lake. The warning is this:... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bemidji, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This place is really neat. They have big floating jungle gyms in the water the kids can play on. The Pirates Cove bar is awesome and the bartenders are great, super friendly people! Would recommend this place to any visitor and locals looking for a fun night out!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chanhassen, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This place has charm. But during the high season the cabins are way overpriced. The cabins are old, outdated, rustic and falling apart in places and I actually don't mind it because they are just indeed charming. Here is the good: 1) Cabins are steps away from the beachfront and a great location to other cabins and the lodge. 2)... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brookings, South Dakota, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The room itself was good sized and had a beautiful view of the lake from the patio. The beds were comfortable and the room setup was nice. But... it looked and felt like you were stuck in the 70's. The water in the shower smelled like it came out of the lake and there was very little water pressure. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ada, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The plus of this resort is the appeal for multi-generation family vacations. There is a great beach with "toys" for young to older children,planned daily activities for the younger children,an indoor pool and exercise room when needed, a good restaurant for those of us who enjoy food, and boats and pontoons to rent. The price is reasonable but don't expect... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Our visit to the Birchmont this last week was just amazing. We'd originally wanted to do a big road trip, but with a 3yo and a 10yo, and a really exhausting summer behind us, I just wanted to hang out with my family by a lake and have someone else do the cooking. We chose the Birchmont because of a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed the historic main lodge and our rustic quiet cabin. Lakeshore was clean and so was our cabin. I thought their continental breakfast was good and although they had to serve many people, you never felt crowded as the layout was spacious. The service was great as we called the lobby asking for different things and they always were quick... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We love Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge and have been going for over 50 years. It is like home to all of us! Besides the great location, inviting and beautiful lake, delicious food, ambiance outside on the deck overlooking the lake, charming dining room, comfortable cabins, lodge,and lofts, and the attentive staff; we find this place the absolute best! Randy and Tina... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Run down rooms, nickel and dime on everything, no extras. My friends and I make an annual fishing trip to Minnesota every year. We have been to several resorts and are continuing to explore new lakes and areas. This one is by far the worst! The staff are very nice and friendly, the location terrific, there's alot of potential. HOWEVER,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge

Address: 7598 Bemidji Rd NE, Bemidji, MN 56601
Location: United States > Minnesota > Bemidji
Also Known As:
Ruttger`s Birchmont Hotel Bemidji

16 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (17)
Hotel & grounds (4)
View from room (1)
Pool/beach area (6)
Room/suite (3)
Dining (1)
Videos (1)
Other (1)


Free Parking
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer

    Bookmark for later
    Save Saved
    You added Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge to your Saves list