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Fresh Air, Fresh Ideas..This Lakeside Retreat Has it All!

Discover a charming Minnesota destination on the shores of Bay Lake. Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge lets you unwind in a refreshing, natural setting away from all those pesky distractions. Here, you can settle down in a cozy cottage, villa or condo, each with its own set of amenities that will make you feel right at home. Of course, don't spend all your time indoors, not when there's so many adventures waiting for you. Hundreds of hiking and biking trails are just steps away, or you can take out a complimentary canoe or kayak from the resort's marina and explore the quiet waters of the lake. Anglers of all ages are sure to reel in a great catch of a variety of fish such as crappie, walleye, and bass. And when you need a break from the lake, grab your club and head out onto the 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Joel Goldstrand. After a long day, relax with a delicious meal at one of three onsite dining options before retreating to your comfortable home-away-from-home!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 180 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Deerwood
  • Nearby Water Bay Lake
  • Open Dates Mar 27 to Oct 25

All-Inclusive

For an unforgettable Minnesota vacation, there's no place better than Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge. Choose from a selection of all-inclusive plans which offer everything from lodging to three daily meals, along with all resort activities and amenities. With access to so much, you won't have to worry about anything, taking the stress out of planning your vacation!

Beach

Located on the shores of beautiful Bay Lake, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge is everything you need for a relaxing beach vacation. Take it easy as you unwind on the soft sandy shore, or head out for a variety of adventures straight from the property. Their full-service, onsite marina is equipped with kayaks, canoes, paddle-boats, pontoons, and much more, so you can choose the activity just right for you! Try your hand at a variety of fun options and make your beach vacation one to remember!

Family

A family-operated resort since since 1898, Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge has always put family first. That's what makes them the perfect place to host your next Minnesota family vacation. Choose from a variety of comfortable lodging options that can easily accommodate everyone, and enjoy the close proximity to a plethora of outdoor activities. The kids will love splashing around at the lake or taking out a paddle-boat for a relaxing trip. The resort also offers its own Kid's Kamp (ages 4-7) and Youth Adventures (ages 8-13), which make it easy for the kids to head out and have some fun!

Golf

Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge features The Lakes, a championship 18-hole course, perfect for your Minnesota golf trip. The beautiful 100 acres course is complete with two natural lakes and offers stunning views of the area during your game. The lodge also offers the Alec’s Nine course, which offers nine holes, making it ideal for beginners and families!

Meetings

The relaxing lakeside setting of Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge is sure to inspire everyone in your team. They offer a selection of onsite meeting spaces to choose from, whether you're looking for a luxury room indoors or something more laid-back, such as an outdoor gathering by the lake. Their professional staff will help you plan all the details for your event!

Reunions

Reconnect with your loved ones at a Minnesota lake getaway. Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge makes it easy to spend quality time with family you haven't seen in ages. Their wide selection of accommodations offers plenty of space to host your group, and are equipped with modern amenities such as fireplaces and full kitchens to make you feel right at home. Catch up on each other's lives as you enjoy a game of onsite golf or head out on a relaxing fishing trip!

Wedding

Ruttger's incredible location on the shores of Bay Lake make it an exceptional Minnesota destination for your wedding. The lodge provides a variety of onsite venues to choose from that are both charming and secluded and offer you that magical nature setting you crave for exchanging your vows. When it comes to your reception, the 3,000-square foot Island Ballroom can host up to 300 guests for an elegant dinner. Let their professional staff assist you in all the details including catering, lodging, and decorations!

Nature

Experience a truly memorable Minnesota North Woods vacation at the Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge. Just steps away from Bay Lake, it's the perfect place to unwind in the heart of nature. Explore the waters on a kayak or boat, and spend a day casting a line for a variety of fish. Hundreds of trails in the surrounding area let you enjoy a refreshing hike or biking trip, or head to the nearby Cuyuna Mountain Biking Trail for a little extra thrill!

Fishing

Located on the shores of Bay Lake, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge is the ideal home-base for your Minnesota fishing trip. An onsite marina is equipped with fishing boats with eight or 15 horsepower motors, and their charming accommodations are just steps away from the water. They even offer guided fishing tours to help you reel in a trophy catch of crappies, walleye, bass, rainbow trout and muskie!

Romantic

Escape the hustle-bustle of everyday life and treat your sweetheart to a soothing lakeside getaway. Stay in a charming cottage or villa right along the shores of Bay Lake and unwind by the fireplace or spend a day explore the calming waters. The onsite 18-hole golf course is perfect for an afternoon game, while three restaurants let you choose the perfect spot to settle in for a delectable meal. And don't forget to unwind with a refreshing massage at the Fine Line Spa! All this - and much more - awaits for you at Ruttger's!

Pet Friendly

Don't worry about leaving your pet back at home when you plan your Minnesota vacation. At Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, you can bring your furry friend along for all the fun. Pet-friendly accommodations ensure your pet can enjoy a vacation, too. Spend quality time out on the shores by the lake, or exploring the surrounding area! For more information, please contact the resort.

Lake

When you stay at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, you never have to worry about getting to the lake; it's right outside your door! Here, you can easily spend everyday of your vacation on the sandy shores or cool, blue waters with a variety of fun activities. The onsite marina is equipped with kayaks, canoes, paddle-boats, fishing boats, and much more so you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the water right under the sun. Plus, they offer a water slide and water trampoline for extra water fun! With so much to do, you might have to extend your Minnesota lake vacation!

Historical

Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge has been a family owned and operated resort since 1898, offering a truly incredible history that continues today. The book, "The First 100 Years," documents the resort's incredible past and the many generations that have helped created this memorable Minnesota destination. Book your stay today at this unique resort and come learn all about what makes them such an unforgettable place!

Honeymoon

After the excitement of your big day, there's no place better to unwind with your new spouse than Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge. This lakeside retreat lets the two of you really connect together without extra distractions in the heart of the Minnesota North Woods. Stay in one of their comfortable cottages or villas and enjoy being just steps away from Bay Lake at all times! Whether you spend your trip out on the golf course or exploring the waters, you're sure to have a truly memorable honeymoon!

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Enjoy an elegantly rustic lakeside experience when you stay at one of Ruttger's cozy cabins. Their cabins are located right along the shores of Bay Lake, providing you with stunning views and easy access to all the fun. Complete with air-conditioning, television, telephone, and refrigerator, you have all that you need for a comfortable stay. Choose from studio, one, two, and three-bedroom cabins and enjoy an unforgettable Minnesota vacation!

Spa

At Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, it's easy to relax. When you're not out unwinding by the lake or with a round of golf, their full-service Aveda Spa, The Fine Line, offers a menu of soothing treatments that are sure to hit the spot. Choose from a variety of facials and skin care treatments, or stop by the salon for hair coloring and manicures/pedicures. You're sure to feel like new by the time you're done!

General
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Bicycles
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Pack N Play
  • Pro Shop
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Whirlpool
Activities
  • Bingo
  • Bocce Ball
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Karaoke
  • Kid's Activities
  • Live Entertainment
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Shuffle Board
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Beach
  • Beach Volleyball Court(s)
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Sailing
Services
  • Shuttle Service
  • ATM
  • A/V Equipment
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Catering
  • Fishing Guides
  • Fitness Programs
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Salon
  • Spa Services
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For more information please call +1 (800) 450 - 4545 or Send Inquiry.

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Nearest Airports

  • Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (BRD) / 12.7 miles
  • St Cloud Regional Airport (STC) / 60.3 miles
  • Chisholm Hibbing Airport (HIB) / 83.3 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

Plan your meeting at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
The relaxing lakeside setting of Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge is sure to inspire everyone in your team. They offer a selection of onsite meeting spaces to choose from, whether you're looking for a luxury room indoors or something more laid-back, such as an outdoor gathering by the lake. Their professional staff will help you plan all the details for your event!
Island Ballroom
5300 sq. ft.     up to 300
The Points Room
1160 sq. ft.     up to 80
Hanlon Boardroom
624 sq. ft.     up to 20
Gray's Shore Boarroom
sq. ft.     up to 40
Amenities
  • Flipchart, pad & markers
  • Whiteboard & markers
  • Post–it flip chart
  • Ruttger’s notepads & pens
  • Conference phone
  • Portable sound system
  • Hardwire microphone
  • Wireless microphone
  • LCD projector
  • Screen
  • AV cart
  • TV/DVD 
  • Custom Designed Group Activities
Plan your reunion at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
Reconnect with your loved ones at a Minnesota lake getaway. Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge makes it easy to spend quality time with family you haven't seen in ages. Their wide selection of accommodations offers plenty of space to host your group, and are equipped with modern amenities such as fireplaces and full kitchens to make you feel right at home. Catch up on each other's lives as you enjoy a game of onsite golf or head out on a relaxing fishing trip!
Amenities
  • 18-hole golf course
  • Prime access to Bay Lake and plenty of water activities
  • The Fine Line Salon and Spa
  • Custom Designed Group Activities
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