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Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge

Star Rating
3 out of 5



4.3 / 5Excellent
74 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    The Lakes
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Paul Bunyan Land
    13 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Red Raven Bike Cafe
    14 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Y Club
    15 min drive
  • Airport
    Brainerd, MN (BRD-Brainerd Lakes Regional)
    30 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Deerwood, Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Farm Island Lake and Croft Mine Historical Park, while Depot Museum and Mille Lacs Indian Museum are cultural highlights.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      The Lakes - 1 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Paul Bunyan Land - 13 min drive
    • Popular Location
      This Old Farm - 13 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Whitefish Lake - 26 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area - 27 min drive

    Getting around

    • Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.) - 161 min drive


    • Ruby's Dining Room — 1 min walk
    • Zig's Restaurant — 1 min walk
    • Red Raven Bike Cafe — 14 min drive
    • Y Club — 15 min drive
    • Dairy Queen — 15 min drive

    About this property

    Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge

    Spend the day relaxing at the beach or practicing your swing at Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge's golf course. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 2 restaurants. All 162 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Safes and free toiletries are also available to guests.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking
    • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) during limited hours
    • Airport shuttle on request
    • Area shuttle (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    • Breakfast available for a fee: USD 15.00-20.00 per person
    • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
    • 2 bars/lounges

    Things to do

    • 24-hour fitness center
    • 2 outdoor tennis courts
    • Bicycle rentals
    • Golf course
    • Indoor pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Playground
    • Ropes course
    • Spa services

    Family friendly

    • Children's club (surcharge)
    • Indoor pool
    • Laundry facilities
    • Outdoor pool
    • Playground
    • Refrigerator
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    • Ballroom
    • Banquet hall
    • Front-desk safe
    • Newspapers in lobby

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry facilities

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Business services

    • Meeting rooms


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Beachfront location
    • Garden
    • Picnic area


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    • Bathtub or shower
    • Free toiletries


    • Cable channels
    • Flat-screen TV

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Refrigerator


    • Safe

    Nearby things to do

    Where to eat

    • Ruby's Dining Room – Serves breakfast and dinner daily.
    • Zig's Restaurant – Golf course view restaurant with a bar. Serves lunch and dinner daily.
    • Bear Pine Bar – Cocktail bar. Open daily.
    • Auntie M's – Coffee shop. Open daily.


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    We arrived late at night, and the signs indicating where the lodge is were difficult to find in the dark. We drove all around the property in the light layer of snow (which also made it difficult to determine where the roads were vs. the lawns), following the un-lit signs pointing towards the lodge, before we finally found the actual lobby. Otherwise we had a lovely time.

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Wonderful! Lodge and facilities were great. Would love to come back for a weeks vacation.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


    Carpet was not vacumed and ran out of hot water after first person's average length shower.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

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    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Nice fall getaway

    Very nice, beautiful resort. Excellent Buffet breakfast. Room with a screened deck was great. Only the bathroom was a little dated, hot water slow, but otherwise great.

    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

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