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Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, Fun For All

At Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, there's so much to enjoy. Whether's its the numerous boat rentals, from kayaks to speedboats, to sailboats, or the opportunities to fish for walleye and bass, there's always something fun to do. Explore the rich history of the lodge, from it's creation in 1898, to the successive generations that have taken care of it throughout the years. All in the published book "The First 100 Years." It's a great way to learn about the Lodge, and more fully appreciate your stay there! If you're looking for something more active, explore the area on any one of the hundreds of hiking and biking trails. Or simply take a dip in the sparkling water. No matter what sort of vacation you're looking for, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge has a special and unique atmosphere that you're sure to fall in love with!

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

All-Inclusive

Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge offers all-inclusive plans to make your Minnesota vacation even easier! Their Bay Lake Plan offers lodging, breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily along with unlimited golf with cart, wine tasting, beverages, all resort amenities and activities and a whole lot more. Everything you need for a comfortable and exciting vacation awaits right here!

Beach

What's more relaxing than a day at the beach? At Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, the answer is, "absolutely nothing." With beautiful Bay Lake just steps away from your accommodation, you don't have to worry about finding your way to the beach. Whether you want to take a dip and splash around, or simply sink into the sand and perfect that tan, that dreamy afternoon at the beach, becomes reality.

Family

It's as if you're drawn to this place. A sense of belonging, like family. At Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, family comes first. That's why there are so many different fun things to do for the whole family. Kids Kamp, for ages 4-12, with hiking and biking and other activities is just one example. So whatever the ages, from one to ninety-two, you're sure to have a good time!

Golf

Golf enthusiasts will enjoy a great time on the greens at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge! Featuring The Lakes, a championship 18-hole course, spread out over 100 acres and complete with two natural lakes, water plays a big role on 10 different holes. If you're looking for something a little quicker, there also Alec's 9-hole course to play!

Meetings

Sometimes the best place to reconnect and start afresh can be somewhere outside of a traditional meeting space. These places and spaces can be found under the canopy of a beautiful blue sky, overlooking a pristine lake or sitting under a beautiful pine tree. Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge provides unique and traditional meeting spaces for your next Minnesota corporate event. Make your next meeting a golf event, and utilize one of the resort's Stay and Play packages.

Reunions

Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge will make your family reunion and memorable experience, and will convince you to come back year after year. With direct access to Bay Lake and a marina onsite, kayaking, canoeing and just lounging around the beach will keep everyone entertained for hours. Set up a tee time at The Lakes, an 18-hole championship course, and try to stay dry with water on 10 different holes. Cottages, villas, houses and condos provide the perfect mix of accommodations for any group size. Experience the ideal family getaway at Ruttger's!

Wedding

Say "I do" right on the shores of Bay Lake when you plan your wedding at Ruttger's Bay Lodge. This beautiful northern Minnesota destination provides you and your guests with an inspiring nature setting to celebrate the start of your life. Here, you can choose from their selection of ceremony venues and enjoy a sophisticated reception at their 3,000-square-foot Island Ballroom. With enough space to host up to 300 people, it's everything you're looking for in a memorable celebration!

Nature

There's hardly a setting anywhere in the world that's as beautiful and peaceful as Minnesota's North Woods. And At Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, you're surrounded by opportunities to go out and explore the wonder all around. Hike or bike along hundreds of trails, you won't want to miss it! Check out the nearby Cuyuna Mountain Biking Trail.

Fishing

Fishing is a big part of the fun at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge. Guided fishing tours are a great option, and you should get ready to catch all sorts of species including crappies, walleye, bass, trout and muskie. The onsite marina offers fishing boats equipped with 8 horsepower and 15 horsepower motors, so all you need to bring is your fishing license - everything else is included!

Romantic

Can you imagine, after a day spent on the lake and an evening stroll in the woods, settling down, hand in hand with the one you love and watching the sun dip behind the trees? At Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, they call that Thursday. If you are looking for a relaxing couples afternoon, the Fine Line Spa will ease your worries away.

Pet Friendly

Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge understands that pets are just as much a part of the family as anyone else and therefore provides pet-friendly accommodations for travelers who can't be parted from their furry friends. You'll love the chance to getaway from it all with your pet by your side! Whether you enjoy a day of hiking in the surrounding forests, or relaxing on Bay Lake by boat, you are sure to have a great time.

Ecotourism

It's the Minnesota North Woods. What more is there to say? Home to some of the most exciting habitats and creatures anywhere, you're sure to find things to learn and adventures to uncover. And when you stay at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, it's easy to get out there and explore the area on nature hikes, or take an afternoon and explore by boat!

Lake

It's right in the name. At Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, they take getting out on the water, whether it be in a canoe, kayak, or just for a swim, very seriously. Come and enjoy every type of water-based fun you can imagine. Their onsite marina offers an assortment of canoes, fishing boats, sailboats and paddle boats. Not to mention an Aqua Jump!

Historical

Since 1898, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge has been a family owned and operated resort. They've even published a book about their history! So when you stay, make sure to learn about the fascinating twists and turn's of the Lodge's story. Each successive generation has left it's mark and you can come and be a part of the rich history around every turn at Rutther's Bay Lake Lodge.

Honeymoon

Looking for somewhere special and romantic to relax after you walk down the aisle? Then you don't need to look any further than Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, which offers luxurious furnishings and tons of fun things to do. You and the one you love will make honeymoon memories you'll never forget! Whether you just want to relax by the lake, or hike in the beautiful North Woods, you're sure to have a wonderful time!

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Ruttger's Bay Lodge features a selection of charming lakeside cabins that are a perfect way to experience your Minnesota lake vacation. These cabins look right out over the water and are completely furnished to ensure your comfort and convenience. You can choose from a studio cabin, or a one, two, or three-bedroom cabin. No matter what, the cabins are equipped with air-conditioning, television, telephone, and refrigerator!

Spa

If your idea of a great vacation is a trip to relax at the spa, then Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge has just the thing for you. Their full Aveda Spa, The Fine Line, features everything from hair coloring, to manicures and pedicures. In addition, you can receive, facials, skin care, make-up consultations, and even several different types of massage and yoga!

General
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Bicycles
  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Library
  • Pack N Play
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Pro Shop
  • Roll-Away Bed(s)
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Volleyball Court(s)
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
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Bingo
  • Bocce Ball
  • Horseshoes
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Karaoke
  • Kid's Activities
  • Live Entertainment
  • Paintball
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Shuffle Board
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Beach
  • Beach Volleyball Court(s)
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
Services
  • Shuttle Service
  • ATM
  • A/V Equipment
  • Babysitting/Daycare
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Business Center
  • Catering
  • Fishing Guides
  • Fitness Programs
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Salon
  • Spa Services
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Plan your next group event at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge.

If your idea of a great vacation is a trip to relax at the spa, then Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge has just the thing for you. Their full Aveda Spa, The Fine Line, features everything from hair coloring, to manicures and pedicures. In addition, you can receive, facials, skin care, make-up consultations, and even several different types of massage and yoga!

For more information please call +1 (800) 450 - 4545 or Send Inquiry.

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Food & Beverage Averages

Continental Breakfast $$9
Breakfast Buffet $$15
Plated Lunch $$16
Lunch Buffet $$16
Plated Dinner $$35
Dinner Buffet $$30
Coffee Break $$6
2-hr Open Bar $5>00++/drink

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  • Areopuerto Internacional Michael Gonzalez (MJG) / 0 miles
  • brandonlubin airport (BL) / 0 miles
  • brandonlubin (ABL) / 0 miles

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

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Entertainment
Plan your meeting at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
Sometimes the best place to reconnect and start afresh can be somewhere outside of a traditional meeting space. These places and spaces can be found under the canopy of a beautiful blue sky, overlooking a pristine lake or sitting under a beautiful pine tree. Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge provides unique and traditional meeting spaces for your next Minnesota corporate event. Make your next meeting a golf event, and utilize one of the resort's Stay and Play packages.
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
Echo Bay
1200 sq. ft.     up to 80
Gray’s Shore Boardroom
sq. ft.     up to 40
Dining Averages
Continental Breakfast $$9
Breakfast Buffet $$15
Plated Lunch $$16
Lunch Buffet $$16
Plated Dinner $$35
Dinner Buffet $$30
Coffee Break $$6
2-hr Open Bar $5>00++/drink
Amenities
  • Flipchart, pad & markers
  • Whiteboard & markers
  • Post–it flip chart
  • Ruttger’s notepads & pens
  • Conference phone
  • Portable sound system
  • Hardwire microphone
  • Wireless microphone
  • LCD projector
  • Screen
  • AV cart
  • TV/DVD 
  • Custom Designed Group Activities
Plan your reunion at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge will make your family reunion and memorable experience, and will convince you to come back year after year. With direct access to Bay Lake and a marina onsite, kayaking, canoeing and just lounging around the beach will keep everyone entertained for hours. Set up a tee time at The Lakes, an 18-hole championship course, and try to stay dry with water on 10 different holes. Cottages, villas, houses and condos provide the perfect mix of accommodations for any group size. Experience the ideal family getaway at Ruttger's!
Dining Averages
Continental Breakfast $$9
Breakfast Buffet $$15
Plated Lunch $$16
Lunch Buffet $$16
Plated Dinner $$35
Dinner Buffet $$30
Coffee Break $$6
2-hr Open Bar $5>00++/drink
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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