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Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort

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On the beach, fishing
On the beach, fishing
Outdoor pool
Indoor pool

Overview of Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort

Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort

3.0 star property
Deerwood beachfront resort with 2 restaurants, golf course

8.4/10 Very good

192 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd, Deerwood, MN, 56444

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Brainerd, MN (BRD-Brainerd Lakes Regional) - 30 min drive
  • Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.) - 161 min drive


  • The Deerstand - 8 min drive
  • Coach's Corner - 8 min drive
  • The Joint - 11 min drive

About this property

Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort

A great stay at Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort in Deerwood can include a round of golf at the 27-hole course. You can visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, facials or manicures and pedicures, and Ruby's Dining Room, one of 2 restaurants, serves breakfast and dinner. Other highlights include 2 bars/lounges, a 24-hour fitness centre and a fitness centre. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and bar.



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 or hotter
Follows the 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 sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 162 units


  • Check-in time from 5 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Playground

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Golf lessons with a pro
  • Sledging
  • Snowshoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Ice skating nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bike hire
  • Golf cart on site
  • Golf clubs on site


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • 27 holes of golf
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Swimming pool
  • Designer shops on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf clubhouse on site
  • Golf pro shop on site
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • High chair


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


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 selected days.


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 – On-site cocktail bar. Open daily.
Auntie M's – On-site coffee shop. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 150.0 per stay

Optional extras

  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee

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 19 October to 1 May:
  • One of the dining venues
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beach
  • Children's club
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf course
  • Laundry facilities
  • Meeting facilities
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis courts

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

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 offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort?
As of 7 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort on 9 February 2023 start from €119, including 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort?
Yes, there's a pool. The swimming pool will be unavailable from December 22 2022 to May 1 2023 (dates subject to change).
Are pets allowed at Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort?
You can check in from 5 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort?
No, this resort doesn't have a casino, but Grand Casino Mille Lacs (28-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort and nearby?
During the winter, enjoy fun activities such as snowshoeing and sledging, and return when the snow melts for a round of golf at the on-site golf course. Additional recreation on-site includes aerobics , racquetball/squash and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy other amenities such as 2 bars and a 24-hour fitness centre. Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort also has spa services and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring golf course views. One of the dining venues will be unavailable from 22 December 2022 to 1 May 2023 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include The Deerstand (4.8 mi), Coach's Corner (5.2 mi) and The Joint (6.5 mi).
What's the area around Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort like?
Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort is located a short 1-minute walk from The Lakes. Travellers say that this resort is in a good location.



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4/10 Fair

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.
Marcia, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

scott, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Eddie, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
SUSAN, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Alisha, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Alysia, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We enjoyed our stay at Ruttger's Bay. Friendly and affordable.
Cheri, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Larry, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

It was very relaxing and beautiful. The resort itself is rustic and outdated but I enjoyed my time.
Alejandra, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We loved it and will definitely be back next summer
Angie, 2-night family trip
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