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Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge

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25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd, Deerwood, MN 56444-8544 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We had many family members descend on Ruttger’s for a reunion. Being able to stay on cabins as a family allowed each of us to do things at our own pace. With ages from 5 to 92 everyone found the location perfect. Some swam, some...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank bclarke292
Response from Fearless686388, Public Relations Manager at Ruttger's Bay Lake LodgeResponded 21 October 2018

Thank you so much for choosing Ruttger's for your reunion - and for rediscovering us after 45 years! We greatly enjoyed having your lovely family here.

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff = check Clean, cozy accommodations = check Good, hearty meals = check Tempting desserts = check Beautiful setting with fall colors = check Consistent, reliable value = check This is Ruttgers' 120 anniversary. Still a great place for a getaway. Too cold and...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from Fearless686388, Public Relations Manager at Ruttger's Bay Lake LodgeResponded 16 October 2018

We're sorry the weather wasn't nicer for you. I hope it will be better next time because I'm certain you'll love the golf course and have a ton of fun on the water.

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

I come here for a 3 day conference every year and I have never stayed at a place where all of the employees are nice and a lot of them are the same ones every year, which tells me they love to work here. They...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from Fearless686388, Public Relations Manager at Ruttger's Bay Lake LodgeResponded 5 October 2018

Your kind words warm our hearts. We are truly blessed to have a team that loves to go above and beyond for our guests. Having a group of great people like you makes it pretty easy to be friendly. See you next time.

Reviewed 4 October 2018

Played golf on the championship golf course. New name is Jack's 18. We have played there on and off for the last 20 years. We always enjoy the course and it was in good shape at the end of Sept. the staff in the pro...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from Fearless686388, Public Relations Manager at Ruttger's Bay Lake LodgeResponded 4 October 2018

Thanks for the kind words. We are glad you had a good time and hope you hit 'em well. See you next time.

Reviewed 16 September 2018

My wife and I stayed in the Bay Lake Villas with a golf and meal package. The Villa was an amazing one bedroom condo type villa with a Jacuzzi bath (did not use), large shower, complete kitchen, living room with large flat screen TV and...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from Fearless686388, Public Relations Manager at Ruttger's Bay Lake LodgeResponded 17 September 2018

We are thrilled that you had a relaxing stay and hope to see you again soon.

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Description
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 FEATURES
Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Restaurant
Spa
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre 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 Centre 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
Number of rooms
206
Price range
US$ 84 - US$ 197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Ruttger`s Bay Lake Hotel Deerwood
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Ruttgers Bay Lake Hotel
Location
United States > Minnesota > Deerwood
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
206
Price range
US$ 84 - US$ 197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Ruttger`s Bay Lake Hotel Deerwood
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Ruttgers Bay Lake Hotel
Location
United States > Minnesota > Deerwood
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Sailingqueen2014
22 September 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
22 September 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
8 August 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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Room Tips
"The Bay Lake Villa Lower Condo style with a walk out Deck - cant beat it."
157bryanf
15 Sep 2018
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"Units across the road offer views of lake and golf course"
V5228SLscottw
28 Aug 2018
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"Cabin was lakefront, great view."
glendad88
19 Aug 2018
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"There are too many options for the type of rooms available plus they have cabins as well. You should..."
cecill849
14 Oct 2017
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