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Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge

25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd, Deerwood, MN 56444
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
JulieS605 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an absolutely WONDERFUL time we had had the resort for this SPECIAL weekend. The accommodations were PERFECT for us and our 2 married children. Each couple had their own room and bath....with a lovely kitchen and living room with a fireplace and dining room table big enough for us all. (we were in the Bay Lake Villas) the resort... More

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

Wasn’t the Wine & Jazz weekend fantastic? We had a really fun group of guests too, which made it all the more enjoyable. Loved the way so many participated in the seminars and activities and the music. Maud Hixson and her group of musicians were stunning of course and I am so proud of the way our crew outdid themselves!... More

Everett, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has so much to offer. It is a great retreat with golf, tennis (rackets are available to check out), spa services, exercise room, game room for the kids, with ping pong and video games. There is a kids camp with activity for kids that runs from June to Labor day. There are grills and fire pits (they will... More

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

Thank you for staying with us. You are so kind to give us this nice review. I am happy to hear how much you liked the activities, shops, restaurants and other offerings, service, attention to detail, and beautiful Bay Lake. Sorry for the misunderstanding about early departures but I hope it worked out to your satisfaction. Thanks again for being... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Beautiful resort in the MN lakes country. Ruttgers Bay Lodge has it all. Fine dining to causal. Excellent service! Grounds and accommodations gorgeous! Activities galore for families. Beautiful challenging golf course Will go here over and over.

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

Well thank you very much for your kind remarks! Glad to have you and I hope to see you many more times. Thanks for being our guest. Chris Ruttger More

Burnsville, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A friend and I stayed in the upper king room of the Bay Lake Villas. This was a last minute decision based on one of the resort's "hot deals". I am not sure it would be worth the full price but for $175 it was acceptable. It was more modern than the rooms overlooking the golf course and had a... More

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

Thank you for writing this review. I am glad to hear that you had a great getaway. Nice that you were able to get in on one of our hot deals too and that you enjoyed the shops, golfing and relaxing on your deck. Sorry that Auntie M’s coffee shop wasn’t open later for you though. In the past we... More

New Prague, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My husband and I went to Ruttger's for our 10 year anniversary. When my husband said it was $400 a night I was expecting a fancy cabin with all the extras. When we got there and walked into the cabin, it smelled damp and I found a few spiders in the bathroom:( The bedroom part of our cabin didn't have... More

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

Thank you for your review. I am glad things got better and you loved it in the end, but I’m so sorry about the first impression and the problems with your cabin. I hope you do return with your kids. Please let us know and we will help figure out the best option (including air conditioning) for your family. Thanks... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge is the ultimate " throw back fun" family vacation, with modern amenities. We had another amazing family vacation, swimming, golfing, boating, laughing and of course eating! The resort had something for everyone in our extended family. And the food is amazing! We made great memories and are already talking about next time!

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

Glad to hear you had another amazing family vacation. “Throw back fun” is a great way to put it! People often mention the nostalgic feel of the cabins. We try to keep them up to date (flat screen TVs, updated fresh linens, etc.) but it’s the knotty pine interiors and charm of having your own little place on the lakeshore... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We planned a family reunion at Ruttgers on Bay Lake. Family from Minnesota, California, Virginai and Pennsylvania all converged on this wonderful resort for 4 days. All of us from the ages of 3 to 77 had a great family vacation. This family run resort could not have been more helpful, the golf course was great, the lake beautiful and... More

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

Family reunions like yours have become so popular and it’s great. You get away where you can enjoy each other and leave the details to us. Now that all your family members are back in their respective parts of the country I hope they will take time now and then to think of Bay Lake and the memories you made... More

Blondie56001
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We recently stayed for the first time at Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge. Wonderful experience start to finish. There was something for everyone for our family ranging in age from 3 to 60. The villas worked perfectly for us. The facility is well maintained, and the staff a pleasure. Loved the beachside pool, beautiful beach, wonderful food, and pontoon cruises on... More

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

Glad to hear what a good time you had on your first visit. Isn't it fun to see all the generations enjoying each other’s company? My thanks to all of you for being our guests! I hope to see you again soon. Chris Ruttger More

Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

What an amazing place to relax and unwind....or play to your hearts content! I just love everything about Ruttgers. Have been visiting for 6 years and every year I love it more. Long walks in the morning, delightful breakfast (served by a wonderful staff), canoeing, fishing, paddle boarding, golfing, curled up reading a book..... Everyone there goes out of their... More

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

What a great vacation agenda you laid out: long walks in the morning, breakfast, canoeing, fishing, paddle boarding, golfing, curled up reading a book. I love it! Thanks for your kind remarks about the food and especially the staff. We are so lucky to have such a great group of people to work with. Thank you for coming back to... More

Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We have been hosted at Ruttgers for many years and this is overall the best family vacation ever! Lots of activities for the kids, relaxation if you want it, sports if you play them good family fair for all.

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

You are so kind to write this nice review! Great to know this was the best family vacation ever. Thank you for being our guests for many years, can't wait to see you again next time! Chris Ruttger More

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Address: 25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd, Deerwood, MN 56444
Location: United States > Minnesota > Deerwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 206
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