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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great space for business events. There are great lodgings along with giid food and lots to do. Plus, you can't beat the location--northern Minnesota is a great place to be be anytime, especially in summer and fall!

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

Thank you! Love the folks who hold business events like meetings, retreats, and conferences with us. Nice of you to recommend us, and thank you for being our guest. Chris Ruttger More 

Amylou62
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of 5 stayed at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge as group with my husband's parents and his sister and her family from August 21st to the 24th. We had a very enjoyable experience. The resort grounds are beautiful - well-kept and well maintained. The flowers and gardens are beautiful and the trees provide lovely shade. We had three cabins... More 

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Thank Amylou62
Chris R, Owner at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry that the cabin was small for your needs though, and to hear about the odor in your bedroom. Thank you for letting us know so we could address the issue. I would like to connect with you offline about this if you would email or call me at... More 

Minneapolis
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the newest section of the resort, which were the villas. We stayed in the lower level King unit, which had a full kitchen, bath with shower and jacuzzi tub, bedroom and family room. The units were very nice. The rest....not what you would expect for $300 per night. When we checked in there was one person behind... More 

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

I want to thank you for being our guest and for your honest, thorough feedback about your experience. It’s great to know you enjoyed the villa and found it clean, but I am sorry about the poor service we provided on a number of occasions. I would appreciate the chance to discuss your experience, and I would like to offer... More 

Philipsburg, Montana
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a large group (40+) at Ruttger's for 4 nights in August and they were wonderful to us! Sure, the cabins are rustic so there may be a few kinks along the way, but if/when you run into them the staff are very helpful. More importantly, they accommodated almost 50 of us at breakfast and dinner every day without... More 

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

Thank you and congratulations! Your family was a joy to have here with us. Too bad the weather didn't cooperate but I'm glad your wedding ceremony worked out. First time we have held a ceremony in that sheltered area with the gardens as a backdrop and I thought it was great. I'll make sure Renee, James, Michelle, Jeff and the... More 

Fort Mill, South Carolina
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

This was our second trip to Ruttgers. Last time the children were in grade-school. Now they are teenagers. And the place continues to meet all of our family's needs for a great vacation. We were there with a large family group (about 40 of us) and Ruttgers served us extraordinarily well. Want to do stuff together? They've got that. Need... More 

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

You're great. Thank you for writing this. Nice to hear you enjoyed Ruttger's again on your second trip, and i love the clever way you summed up your experience. Thanks for being our guests! Chris Ruttger More 

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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 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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Chris R, Owner at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. I'm glad to hear you had a great time and enjoyed lots of water activities. Sorry your cabin the first night and the east beach were disappointing though. I am late in responding but if you have further details you can share it would be appreciated. Just call or email Ruttger's and ask for Chris. Thanks... More 

Sun City, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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

Sorry so late responding but I do thank you for your message. The early summer weather made it interesting at times and I want to echo your comments about the work our crew did to clean up after wind and rain. I appreciate their hard work and dedication. It has been a beautiful summer overall and now cool fall days... More 

Stillwater, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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 56444-8544
Location: United States > Minnesota > Deerwood
Price Range: $102 - $131 (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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