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Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge

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25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd, Deerwood, MN 56444
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great time- very good resort. Only issue was the east beach was small and gross. Amenities were good. We stayed at a really small cabin the first night but it was a little outdated… But the second night and third night we stayed at the five fines and it was very nice close to the water easy access and we... More 

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Sun City, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location of this golf course is perfect for anyone that enjoys the outdoors. The course has many beautiful views and it is in very good playing condition. The staff is very friendly and helpful which was nice since this was our 1st trip to their resort golfing. I would recommend Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge to those that enjoy a... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Third trip to the rustic well maintained lodge. After a severe storm with trees down all over the property, especially the 18 and 9 hole golf courses, the resort survived. The owners and staff must have worked very hard to clean-up the resort and it was great as usual. The golf, food and fishing were great. The most outstanding thing,... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for lunch - it was DELICIOUS! We had the pulled pork sandwich and my cousin had the club sandwich, both with onion rings. YUM! The dining room looks over a pond and the service was outstanding. Very pleasant experience.

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

It sounds like you had lunch at Zig's, our clubhouse restaurant overlooking Bass Lake and the 18th hole. I love to eat there too :) Great to hear you loved the food, the service and the view. Thank you for sharing! I hope to see you again. Chris Ruttger More 

Rosemount, United States
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent Memorial Day weekend at the resort with our children, their spouses and four grandchildren. We all enjoyed the great food and the friendly service. We played golf, used canoes and water bikes and participated in resort activities like the sand castle contest and the coffee cruise (a pontoon boat ride around the lake). The American plan makes for... More 

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

Love hearing about multigenerational families having a good time together. I am so glad you, your children and your grandchildren all enjoyed the resort. It sounds like you all were pretty active and had some good family time together. Thank you very much for being our guests! Chris Ruttger More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Our family attended an event at Ruttger's this past weekend. What a wonderful laid back resort that celebrates history, fishing and the lake lifestyle that is so wonderful in northern Minnesota. We stayed in one of the villas that reminded us of an upscale Colorado ski condo. Be sure to try the Walleye sandwich at Ruby's Dining Room!

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

Thank you for your visit and I really appreciate hearing about your experience. Glad to know you enjoyed the laid back northern Minnesota feeling and the walleye sandwich! Hope to see you again. Chris Ruttger More 

St.Paul, Minnesota
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812 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

There are many reasons this place is still open and thriving after 100 years, owned by the family that started it. Ruttgers is one of the friendliest, most beautiful family resorts in the country. Stunning lake side location that is lovingly maintained by the same family that started this resort more than 100 years ago. Many different activities - including... More 

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

It's nice to read your detailed thoughts on various aspects of the resort. Activities, kids' kamp, food, the 18 hole course, Alec's Nine that is included in Modified American Plan packages, and, of course, friendliness. Thanks for your nice review! I'm happy to know that you enjoy Ruttger's and keep on coming after decades! Thanks for being our guest. Chris... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We just spent two days at Ruttgers and it was wonderful. They went out of there way to accommodate our group. They have excellent food with the old Minnesota resort feel and all the new amenities. We will be back next year!!

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

Sorry, meant to write back sooner. Thank you for sharing your experience. I really appreciate your kind remarks and it's great to know you and your group enjoyed your stay with us. See you again next year if not before. Thanks for being our guest! Chris Ruttger More 

Manhattan, Kansas
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86 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

We have a house on Bay Lake and go to Ruttger's for a night out several times when we are there. Both restaurants have fabulous food. And, different menus. Must try is the fired Walleye at Ziggs. We dont golf, but friends tell us the courses are really nice.

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1 Thank Richard S
Chris R, Owner at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry, I don't think I ever acknowledged your review. Neighbors come for dinner, golf, shopping, or just to visit, and we love it. Thank you! I appreciate the support of community members like you. Chris Ruttger More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Incredible experience. Lodge was classic American, cabins were nice, food was great, service great, patio great, golf course attached, boats, canoes, and paddle boards for rent and a million dollar view. Best Minnesota lake vacation we've ever taken. Annual event for sure.

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

You are so kind. Thank you for writing about your experience and sharing your opinion with others. I'm happy to hear that you had a wonderful time with us and that you plan to come again. Thanks for being our guests! Chris Ruttger More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
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 

Additional Information about Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge

Address: 25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd, Deerwood, MN 56444
Location: United States > Minnesota > Deerwood
Price Range: $102 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 206
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Ruttgers Bay Lake Hotel
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