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Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge

25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd, Deerwood, MN 56444
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bend, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Ruttger's during late March when there aren't typically many guests up North, however, the resort and setting was still stunning. There is so much room for a family to roam free yet have the peace-of-mind knowing that everyone will be safe and sound. Not to mention all the different lodging options from hotel rooms to full cottages.... More

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Chris R, Owner at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest this spring. I appreciate your great review, so nice of you to share your experience and help us spread the word. Hope to see you again this season when the trees are green and reflected in the beautiful blue waters of Bay Lake. Now that we have some warm spring days it won't be... More

St Paul
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We have been going to Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge for 8 years now. We plan almost all of our summer free days to be spent there.We spent 16 days there in 2013. From the minute you walk into the lobby you will be treated like you are family. Check in is very easy and they will answer any questions you... More

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Chris R, Owner at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for writing this nice review. Fun to hear that you have been coming here for eight years and you try to dedicate all your summer vacation time to visiting us. Plus, you spread the word to family and friends! We really appreciate it and I look forward to seeing you this summer. Chris Ruttger More

Lakeville, Minnesota
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

First of all, I've never stayed at Ruttger's during the peak season, which I'd define as the summer months. I have, however, been there in October for a few days over the course of many years. Ruttger's reminds me of the classic resorts of yesteryear, with quaint, homey decor, many activities, and a sense of family surrounding the entire place... More

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Chris R, Owner at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank You! For being our guest over the years, and for sharing your thoughts on tripadvisor. We are proud of our staff and our family heritage. I love hearing about it when the family feeling comes through! Hope to see you again soon. Chris Ruttger More

theblackdahlia26
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

I have been going to Ruttgers for over 50 years and have nothing but fond memories. When I was younger, I went to one of the other Ruttgers for years with my parents. Probably 30 years we have been coming to Bay Lake. A tradition for myself and my kids. My son and his friends went for years and my... More

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Chris R, Owner at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. How fun to hear what your visits have meant for so many years. And you are great to mention Ruby, who was a familiar face here for 58 years and whose memory is still an example of hospitality to all of us. Hope to see you this weekend at Oktoberfest! Chris Ruttger More

Midwest
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We celebrated our 50th anniversary at this resort with a dinner dance for 90 guests. Lisa was resourceful and in helping us plan the party, and it went off beautifully. The attention to detail was great, and the warm, unobtrusive service of everyone on the staff was superb. Our guests had a great time at the party. Those who stayed... More

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Chris R, Owner at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for trusting us with such an important celebration. Wonderful to read your kind remarks about the planning and service from LIsa and the rest of the staff, the accommodations, the grounds and even the full moon. Congratulations on your 50th anniversary! Chris Ruttger More

Maplewood, Minnesota
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Great place to stay if you are in need of a little R&R. The food is fantastic, rooms are wonderful. the only drawback is the upstairs room in the Villa's, the roof line above the bed is not good if you need to get up in a hurry in the middle of the night. i thought for sure i would... More

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Chris R, Owner at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I’m glad to hear you loved the food and your room at the Bay Lake Villas. Sorry about that low vaulted ceiling though. No fun in the middle of the night and I hope you are okay. If there is anything I can do please let me know. Chris Ruttger More

midwest
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

They have built some brand new condos in the past few years. The cabins are rather old and nasty built in the 50's. The new condos are awesome. They have nice fall golf and the buffet is good. It is a drive if you want to do anything offsite.

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Chris R, Owner at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for being our guest and thank you for the five-star rating. I'm glad you love the new Bay Lake Villas. I also appreciate your feedback about the lakeside cabins and agree that some of them need attention. We have some plans in the works and will keep you updated as we progress. Thanks again, Chris Ruttger More

Brainerd, Minnesota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My wife and I decided to take a one-tank trip to spend our honeymoon and journeyed to Deerwood and Ruttger's for a weekend stay. We were fortunate enough last minute to find a room, let alone to stay in a Bay Lake Villa on main property. And were not disappointed. Newer units with full kitchens, whirlpool bath and a short... More

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Chris R, Owner at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you and congratulations! I'm so glad you enjoyed Ruttger's and our beloved Bay Lake. Your comments about your room, the restaurants, activities and the relaxing environment are very much appreciated. Hope to see you again soon - with your kids, and maybe for another quiet getaway as a couple too! Thanks so much for being our guests. Chris Ruttger More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Our first stay at Ruttgers was last year for 2 days and we enjoyed it. This year we decided to stay longer and were very disappointed. While the property itself is great (access to the lake, beautiful setting) the rest is much to be desired for the high price. The first day we had to ask for a room change... More

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Chris R, Owner at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. After your enjoyable first visit we really dropped the ball the second time. Please accept my apology. Would you be willing to call or email me and share some more details? If so, please call me at Ruttger's or send an email to info@ruttgers.com. Thank you for staying with us and for providing us your... More

Champlin, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I have been going to Ruttger's since I was 7 months old. My parents took our family every year and now I take my own children. There is a great variety of room types, meal plans and activities for every person and budget. My kids love to swim and my husband loves to golf and I love playing BINGO. This... More

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Chris R, Owner at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Lindsay. Families like yours who have been visiting for many years make this place what it is. It was great to see you again this year and have a chance to catch up. Chris More

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Additional Information about Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge

Also Known As:
Ruttger`s Bay Lake Hotel Deerwood
Ruttger`s Bay Lake Hotel
Ruttgers Bay Lake Hotel
Address: 25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd, Deerwood, MN 56444
Location: United States > Minnesota > Deerwood
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Deerwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This family-run resort on Bay Lake is over 100 years old and offers programs for children. The property closes between November to April. ... more   less 
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