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Shakopee, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We stayed in a one room cabin on the lake. I can say the bedding and cabin were clean, but for the money, not worth it. The cabin has holes underneath the carpet, the floor is slanted, the smell is not pleasant. The mattress was uncomfortable. Sorry to say we would not stay agian. But on the positive note the...

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

Thank you for being our guest and for your review. I am sorry to hear about the condition of your cabin. Please accept my apology. If you would be willing to contact me I would like to hear more about your experience so that we may do better and also find out if there is anything we can do for...

Grey Eagle, Minnesota
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I would love to just copy my review from last year. Nothing has changed. If anything it got better if that would be possible. This large resort is clean and very well manicured. Our rooms were large and very comfortable. We had comfy overstuffed rocking chairs in our rooms. All the linens are all top notch and the bathrooms are...

3Thank minneapol
Chris R, Owner at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you for coming to Oktoberfest again. So glad to hear you had a great time. Thanks for all your nice comments, and especially for mentioning Jess. She is such a pro and I love how she takes care of guests, so it's wonderful to see her mentioned. Good comment about long lines for food, I have to...

Des Moines
Reviewed 2 November 2016

As we didn't have children, we don't need to travel during summer vacation. Instead, we often travel the week of Labor Day. Each time it has been very quiet, peaceful and beautiful weather and scenery. The small towns in the area are fun to explore. Everyone is very friendly. Ruttgers has hotel rooms, cabins, even a condo (that's where we...

1Thank Steven F
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Had a beautiful weekend at Ruttgers. The place was fully decorated for fall with beautiful landscaping. It was a bit quiet. But the Sunday brunch was great and only $11. The hiking trail was well marked and maintained. Our lodging in a villa was wonderful. Even though we were on "on the lake". We could se it from the balcony...

1Thank Mmgoo3
Alexandria, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 October 2016

My husband was attending a conference and I tagged along. The cabin had a perfect view of the lake and was comfortable for this time of the year. The food in the café was good and service was friendly. The service workers that came to the cabin were pleasant and smiling! Beautiful space - watched the Vikes game in the...

1Thank Sue K
Chris R, Owner at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, responded to this review

I'm so glad you were able to enjoy a break during your husband's conference and that you enjoyed our resort. Thank you for sharing your experience. I hope to see you again. Chris Ruttger

Cokato, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 September 2016 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!

1Thank 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

Reviewed 26 August 2016

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...

1Thank 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...

Reviewed 23 August 2016

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...

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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...

Philipsburg, Montana
Reviewed 22 August 2016

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...

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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...

Fort Mill, South Carolina
Reviewed 10 August 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...

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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

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Golf Course
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Business Centre 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
Region: United States > Minnesota > Deerwood
Price Range: ₹ 7,190 - ₹ 55,556 (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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