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Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge

25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd, Deerwood, MN 56444
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Deerwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our 3rd year at Ruttgers and we were very excited about this trip always having a great experience. Last year we stayed at the golf course condos with a small kitchen, living room. It was great. This year my husband got a email from Ruttgers about special deals. He called and spoke to Sue. She explained that the... More

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

Thank you for sharing feedback about your third visit to Ruttger’s. I am so sorry for the condition you found your room in. Also the poor way we responded when you let us know and tried to give us a chance to make the situation better. It is wonderful to hear how Tim responded when he got word, and you... More

Omaha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely loved my trip to ruttgers this year. I have been coming here for a few years and have always loved it. The chairman, Jack Ruttger, was very nice and actually stopped me to make sure my stay was pleasant. All of the staff were very friendly and the food was great. Plus a very nice golf course. Overall,... More

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Austin, Spamtown , Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This property has everything that you may want in accommodations, from rustic cottages to modern villas. I really enjoy the cottages, of which I enjoyed 403 more so than 405 which we stayed in last year. Though the owners need to perform some foundation maintenance in order to keep these unique lake cottages rentable. They are the charms from the... More

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

Thank you for being our guest as part of your conference. Great to have you again, and I'm glad you enjoy the history of the lakeside cabins. I appreciate that you shared your experience on TripAdvisor. If I can do anything for you or if you have further specific ideas to make your future visits better, please feel free to... More

Southgate, Michigan, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This was my first time at Ruttgers and it was very nice overall. The customer service was outstanding throughout our trip. If we needed anything the front desk was happy to help. My boyfriend and I seemed to be the only ones using the indoor pool at night was nice. The scenery was just beautiful. My biggest complaint was the... More

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

First of all, thank you for being our guests. I was glad to read that your first visit was very nice overall and that you found the service outstanding. However, I am sorry that your rest was disturbed by our crew on Saturday morning. As we go about our work we must keep in mind that you, our guests, come... More

Chaska, Minnesota
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102 reviews 102 reviews
32 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I just returned from a business retreat at Ruttgers. There were 20 of us sharing rooms in the Bay Villas. First of all let me say the service from the front desk to the late night pizza guy, Karl, was outstanding. We had a group dinner at Ruby's and again, great service. I had the cornmeal crusted walleye which was... More

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

Thank you so much for such a nice review of your business retreat with us. It is wonderful to hear how much you and your associates enjoyed Ruttger's. I feel lucky to be surrounded by a wonderful crew that loves showing their hospitality to nice guests like you. And your comment about the bed spreads is noted. I agree, and... More

St.Paul, Minnesota
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369 reviews 369 reviews
50 hotel reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We're now bringing not only our children, but our grandchildren to this magical place. The array of ways to relax is amazing. From simply sitting and looking at the ever changing lake to fishing, indoor or outdoor swimming, "kids camp," golf, hiking, bingo, shuffleboard, and so on. This more than 100 year old resort has been owned by several generations... More

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

Thank you for this. Imagine, multiple generations for your family and ours here at Ruttger's! Love reading your list of ways to relax and enjoy time with your children and grandchildren. Thanks so much for your review and for sticking with us for many years! Chris Ruttger More

Mankato, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My husband and I first discovered Ruttger's in 2004 when friends chose the resort for their wedding, and we keep coming back. We love the laid-back summer vibe of this property, in many ways it seems a wonderful throw-back to times gone by. We have enjoyed one of our most relaxing summer stays ever at Ruttger's, and have now added... More

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

Your review is so appreciated, thank you. Your description of Ruttger's as a throw-back to times gone by and one of your most relaxing summer stays ever is perfect, I love it. Thanks for being our guests in the summers and now in the fall as well! Chris Ruttger More

Bend, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

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
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98 reviews 98 reviews
18 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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

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Address: 25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd, Deerwood, MN 56444
Location: United States > Minnesota > Deerwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Ruttger`s Bay Lake Hotel Deerwood
Ruttgers Bay Lake Hotel

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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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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