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Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge

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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“kids camp”(5 reviews)
“outdoor pool”(8 reviews)
“up north”(5 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
3 Star Hotel
Located on the quiet side of the Brainerd Lakes area, this family-run resort is the oldest continually owned family resort in the state of Minnesota. The Ruttger family has been welcoming guests to the shores of Bay Lake for 120 years. The property is open between April and November.
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Location and contact
25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd, Deerwood, MN 56444-8544
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12.7 miles to Crow Wing County Airport
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All reviewskids campoutdoor poolup northnorthern minnesotafamily vacationa huge hitrecommend this resortwhole weekfull kitchentennis courtsround of golffamily bingosand beachscreened in porchwife's familybassbeautiful resort
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have not been here for 40 years and felt like I was back in my youth. I almost remember what cabin I was in long ago. It has changed by growing and expanding but has the same old look with modern facilities. We needed the...More

Thank Robert H
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words. Please don't wait 40 more years to come back.

Hotel's Favorite
Reviewed September 13, 2017

This summer, my wife's family (as they have been doing for a decade, I believe) invited us up to their annual trip to Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge. We stayed 3 nights in the North Bay Condos off of the golf course. I believe our group...More

Thank Rob W
Management response:Responded September 29, 2017

Wow! You fit a lot of fun into three days. We are happy you had a good time. If you decide to come back, be sure to make time to fish on Bay Lake. There are a lot of bass, northern and pan fish. The...More

Reviewed October 22, 2017

First experience at Ruttgers during their Oktoberfest. LOTS of vendor shops, great food and beer stands and a tents with lively reman music and costumes. Even though the weather was slightly misty, the place was packed with people having a great time. No admission to...More

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Management response:Responded October 24, 2017

Thanks WinterTexanfromMN. We are thrilled that you enjoyed yourself at Oktoberfest. It's quite a party. No doubt about it. See you next year!

Reviewed October 20, 2017

We stayed at Ruttgers bay lake lodge for our very first time last weekend in a cabin with a great view of the lake ! And plenty of room for 7 of us. the autumn colors were magnificent! We were so impressed by the hospitality,...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

The room was wonderful...the bed was very comfortable and the room even had a small screened in porch. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly and helpful. The grounds were easy to navigate and the options for activities extensive.

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Management response:Responded October 16, 2017

Thanks cecill849. You certainly picked a beautiful time to visit. The fall colors were spectacular this year. Hopefully we will see you again next year.

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Located on the quiet side of the Brainerd Lakes area, this family-run resort is the oldest continually owned family resort in the state of Minnesota. The Ruttger family has been welcoming guests to the shores of Bay ...More Lake for 120 years. The property is open between April and November. Less
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Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Restaurant
Spa
Air Conditioning
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Golf course
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Tennis Court
Beachfront
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveler (58)
Dining (25)
Pool & Beach (23)
Room & Suite (17)
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Sailingqueen2014
September 22, 2016|
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Response from Chris R | Property representative |
The Oktoberfest Weekend Package this year is Friday 10/21 - Sunday 10/23. As always, Saturday is the big day with entertainment and food tents, arts and crafts fair, etc. Hope to see you here!
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Brian B
September 21, 2016|
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Response from Chris R | Property representative |
We do have some pet friendly cabins. Ask our vacation sales department and they can check availability for you. Thanks for asking.
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ShellyKing
August 8, 2015|
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Response from Canniff9 | Reviewed this property |
For some reason Verizon didn't work well for us and cell coverage but the wifi worked well in the condos.
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"There are too many options for the type of rooms available plus they have cabins as well. You should..."
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"Call them and tell them what you want. All locations are handy to the lake, golf, pools, etc."
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"The family cabins are not "trendy" but offer warm, welcoming places to stay that are one of the..."
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"Cabin with view of the lake. They have accessibility cabins."
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