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4.2 out of 5

"No lighting on walkways - there were lamps but they did not work. Stairs were in need of a good cleaning! " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 17 Sep 2020

Hotel Description

Family-friendly beachfront resort with 2 restaurants

On the beach

Within 9 miles (15 km) of this resort, you'll find Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area and Crosby Memorial Park. Paul Bunyan Land is within 12 miles (20 km) and Milford Mine Memorial Park is within 16 miles (25 km).

27-hole golf course

This smoke-free resort features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants. There's fun for all ages with a children's club and a playground, and barbecue grills are available on site. Enjoy the 2 outdoor tennis courts and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 162 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Free local calls, hair dryers, and ironing boards are also available.

Upper Rear Bay Lake Villa

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$110* Per night/room Nov 1 - Nov 2

Lodge Queen (Handicap Accessible)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Upper North Bay

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Upper Front Bay Lake Villa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Lower Five Pines Two Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Lower Five Pines Lodge

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge

Everyone (2) Couples (1) Family (2)
4 out of 5
No lighting on walkways - there were lamps but they did not work. Stairs were in need of a good cleaning!

Posted by , from Alexandria, MN on Sep 17, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 22, 2020 by Erin at Ruttger's

Thank you for the review and for telling us about the lack of lighting and about the stairs. Can you let us know what unit or area you were staying so that we can get those things taken care of?Thanks!

4 out of 5
Lake was nice. Property is very old. Rooms need upgrading.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 21, 2020 by Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your stay. Feedback is very helpful and we take it seriously. Stay tuned for new and exciting changes next season!

5 out of 5
Great place for family gatherings. Lots to do for the kids.

Posted by on Jul 27, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 29, 2019 by Ruttger's Staff

We appreciate your feedback. Thanks for staying with us!

5 out of 5
Beautiful grounds Friendly employees Good price Great location

Posted by on Jul 24, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 24, 2019 by Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge

Thank you for the kind words. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.

4 out of 5

Posted by on May 12, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 13, 2019 by Ruttger's Staff

Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to Ruttger's in the future!

3 out of 5

The timing of repairs could have been improved

Cons: Noisy
The room would have been much more comfortable had the building repair team not begun thier demolition of the roof above our heads at 8am on Sunday morning. When we contacted the office, they had the team stop working, but scheduling of the workers should have been done when nobody was staying in the building. Other than that, the lodge was a nice place to stay.

Posted by , from Minneapolis, MN on Apr 12, 2011

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from October 19 to May 1:

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beach
  • Children's club
  • Dining venue
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf course
  • Laundry facilities
  • Meeting facilities
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis courts

Property Features

Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge offers its guests a full-service spa, a golf course, and outdoor tennis courts. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. An outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center are also featured at the family-friendly Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge. An airport shuttle (available on request) and an area shuttle are available for a fee. Self parking is free. This 3-star Deerwood resort is smoke free.

  • 162 guestrooms or units
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. Airport (MSP) (203.5 km / 126.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge offers 162 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Ruby's Dining Room - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Zig's Restaurant - Overlooking the golf course, this restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Bear Pine Bar - Onsite cocktail bar. Open daily.

Auntie M's - Onsite coffee shop. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 27-hole golf course and enjoy other recreation facilities including 2 outdoor tennis courts. An indoor pool and an outdoor pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Horse riding nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Hunting nearby
  • Fishing on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa, The Fine Line Spa & Salon at Ruttger's. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and manicures and pedicures.

The spa is open select days.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 5 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 150.0 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15.00 and USD 20.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 35.00 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Bay Lake Lodge
  • Ruttgers Bay
  • Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge Hotel
  • Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge Hotel Deerwood
  • Ruttgers Bay Lodge
  • Ruttgers Lodge
  • Ruttgers Bay Lake Hotel
  • Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge
  • Ruttger's Bay Lake Deerwood
  • Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge Resort
  • Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge Deerwood
  • Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge Resort Deerwood

You should know

  • Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
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