The lovely lake lodge on beautiful Bay Lake near Mille Lacs Lake, The hotel has a main lodge with bar, restaurant and pool. There are several options to choose from.
There are lodge rooms that are basic hotel rooms, but some do have a nice screened porch overlooking the lake. The rooms are standad and are nothing too special.
The next option are the cabins, they are a bit old, but they do have a certain Minnesota lake charm about them. The bad news is they don't have complete kitchens.
The next option are the new villas - well worth the price with patios, fireplaces and complete kitchens.
The resort offers full lake options of canoes, boats, pantoons and paddle boats. There is so much to do. The grounds are beautiful and most of the staff is great. There are a lot of local college kids who work here who have youthful energy and pride, there is a willingness to please. However we did find the older front desk staff to be very unfriendly and very unhelpful. We stay here each summer and each time there is some problem with what was booked and what we are given. It seems each summer at check in you have to fight the uncaring front desk. However once in, it's a wonderful place to stay.
The restaurant is great and I urge you to try the fresh blueberry pancakes - outstanding!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the quiet side of the Brainerd Lakes area, this family-run resort is the oldest continually owned family resort in the state of Minnesota. The Ruttger family has been welcoming guests to the shores of Bay Lake for 120 years. The property is open between April and November. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ruttger`s Bay Lake Hotel Deerwood
- Ruttgers Bay Lake Hotel