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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 November 1, 2014
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Ham Lake, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I went to Ruttgers numerous times years ago and hadn't been there for 15 plus years. It was like going home. Service is still great, feeling of belonging still alive, Jack Ruttger still the gentleman and host exceptional. You like fine food?? get to the Ruttger Octoberfest. A buffet that is unbelievable, pick from 12 to 15 deserts for example.... More 

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

Thank you for writing such kind words about your experience and about my dad! It must have been a nostalgic feeling to be back after over 15 years. I'm sorry the WIFI gave you trouble. We have had inconsistencies with it that we are working to address Helpful to have that feedback. Thanks again and thanks for being our guest.... More 

Rochester, Minnesota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I had never been to this area before and absolutely loved it after staying at Ruttgers on Bay Lake. A classic Minnesota lodge feel with updated amenities such as its townhome units on Bay Lake. Close to recreation that we love, great food and great Oktoberfest entertainment! I would definitely revisit Ruttgers and the area!

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

Thank you for visiting us for Ruttger's 29th annual Oktoberfest. It's such a fun way to cap off our season every year, and nice to hear from a first time visitor. I hope to see you again next Summer and at the 30th Oktoberfest celebration! Chris Ruttger More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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Address: 25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd, Deerwood, MN 56444
Location: United States > Minnesota > Deerwood
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Number of rooms: 206
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