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Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort

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Room (Upper North Bay) | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort

Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort

3.0 star property

8.4/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd, Deerwood, MN, 56444

Guests rated this location 9.2/10 - Wonderful

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThe Lakes1 min walk
  • Popular LocationTraditions at Cuyuna Falls Mini Golf8 min drive
  • Popular LocationFarm Island Lake16 min drive
  • AirportBrainerd, MN (BRD-Brainerd Lakes Regional)30 min drive

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About this area


Located in Deerwood, Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort is on the beach. Paul Bunyan Land is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area and Crosby Memorial Park. Traditions at Cuyuna Falls Mini Golf and This Old Farm are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with water tubing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with horse riding, hiking/biking trails, and hunting.

What's nearby

  • The Lakes - 1 min walk
  • Traditions at Cuyuna Falls Mini Golf - 8 min drive
  • Crosby Memorial Park - 15 min drive
  • Croft Mine Historical Park - 15 min drive
  • Farm Island Lake - 16 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Lonesome Pine Restaurant and Bar - 8 min drive
  • The Joint - Tavern & Eatery - 11 min drive
  • Bear Pine Bar - 1 min walk
  • Zig's - 1 min walk
  • Auntie M's Kaffeehaus - 1 min walk

About this property

Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort

3-star resort
Consider a stay at Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort and take advantage of 27 holes of golf, a marina, and designer stores on site. This resort is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location, sun loungers, and motor boating. Treat yourself to a facial, a massage, or a manicure/pedicure at The Fine Line Spa & Salon at Ruttger's, the onsite spa. Enjoy golf course views and more at the two onsite restaurants. Enjoy onsite activities like sledding, kayaking, and racquetball/squash. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a firepit and a coffee shop/cafe.
You'll also find perks like:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool and an indoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Bike rentals, 2 outdoor tennis courts, and newspapers in the lobby
  • A front-desk safe, an elevator, and a fish cleaning table
  • Guest reviews say good things about the family-friendly amenities, bar, and helpful staff
Room features
All 162 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with tubs or showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, highchairs, and coffee/tea makers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 2 restaurants
  • A coffee shop/cafe

Restaurants on site

  • White Oak Grill

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • 27 holes of golf
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Boat and paddles
  • Canoeing
  • Designer stores
  • Fishing
  • Fitness classes
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf carts
  • Golf clubhouse
  • Golf clubs/equipment
  • Golf driving range
  • Indoor pool
  • Kayaking
  • Library
  • Motor boating
  • Paddleboard
  • Pedal boat
  • Playground
  • Pro golf lessons
  • Pro golf shop
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Sail boat
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Sledding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tennis lessons
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Highchair
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Paddleboard
  • Playground
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • ATM
  • Laundry facilities
  • Newspapers in lobby
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Change of bedsheets on request
  • Change of towels on request
  • Housekeeping on request

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Barbecue grill
  • Beach loungers
  • Dock
  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Marina
  • On the beach
  • Picnic area

Full-service spa

  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Facials
  • Hot stone massages
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Prenatal massages
  • Spa open select days


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Elevator
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV with cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant dining guides


  • Air conditioning
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 5 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Sunday - Wednesday (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM) and Thursday - Saturday (7:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from December 22 2022 to May 1 2023 (dates subject to change):
  • One of the bars/lounges
  • One of the dining venues
  • Beach
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf course
  • Laundry facilities
  • Meeting facilities
  • Recreation facilities
  • Spa
  • Spa/Beauty services
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis courts
The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from October 19 to May 1:
  • One of the dining venues
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beach
  • Children's club
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf course
  • Laundry facilities
  • Meeting facilities
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis courts

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 150.0 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Housekeeping fee: USD 25.00 per day, varies per unit size

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from June 01 to October 22
Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

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
Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
Ruttger's Bay Resort Deerwood
Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort Resort
Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort Deerwood
Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort Resort Deerwood

Frequently asked questions

Does Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool. The pool is closed seasonally each year from October 19 to May 1. The pool will be unavailable from December 22 2022 to May 1 2023 (dates subject to change).

How much does it cost to stay at Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort?

As of Mar 31, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort on Apr 2, 2023 start from $110.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort?

Check-in is from 5 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort located?

Nestled on the beach, this Deerwood resort is within 12 mi (20 km) of Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, Crosby Memorial Park, and Mille Lacs Lake. Paul Bunyan Land and Milford Mine Memorial Park are also within 16 mi (25 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort and receive a full refund?

Yes, Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.



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10/10 Excellent

Katie, Duluth

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Easy check in. Friendly staff. Hours for check out and ease of checking out could be improved by having online check out. Clean and spacious rooms. I would definitely stay here again.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very reasonably priced Villa. The building & unit were very clean & all furnishings (inside & on the deck) were updated nice quality pieces.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

4/10 Poor


Traveled with group
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Have stayed there over many years. New Management it in transition. They over charge for the same room of years past, want to now charge you for having a campfire. The bar closes by 9:00 and is not open on Sunday's. The food is less than mediocre. Will not be going back to our traditional fun place ever again.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Finally a place where all their 2 pools and hot tub were actually open and working. loved the food options and bar. The patios and grounds were fabulous and well landscaped. Although I didn't use any of the lake toys, the options were amazing. I'll go there again in a heart beat.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We enjoyed our stay at Ruttger's Bay. Friendly and affordable.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

General hotel information

Highly Rated Amenities
Nice Bathroom & Bathroom Cleanliness
Star Rating
Nearest Airport
Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.)
25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd, Deerwood, MN