Ruttger's is on Bay Lake near Brainerd, Minnesota.
It's an old lodge that has been updated nicely. The Minnesota's summers make this a perfect, relaxing vacation spot.
Bay Lake is a smaller, perfect lake that does not offer the hub-bub of nearby Gull Lake or some of the busier lakes in the area.
There is plenty to do here. The lake has a nice beach that the kids love. There is a nice pool. The hotel runs plenty of activities for kids during the summer months. There is also a golf course. You can do it all or do nothing. Our favorite things to do is rent on the many boats and fish or just relax on the lake.
There are many room options here. We have stayed in the regular hotel style rooms. They were good, not great. The room we had was in need of updating. We have also stayed in the cabins which were rustic but fine. We had a wonderful lake view. Recently we stayed in one of the newer townhouses. These are deluxe and perfect for a family. They have a nice kitchen and plenty of space. The decor is similar to a private townhouse.
The restaurant in the main lodge is great and hosts a lot of functions. I enjoyed the wild rice pancakes each morning.
There are several interesting shops and a coffee house just off the property. It's a nice, relaxing way to enjoy a Minnesota summer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This family-run resort on Bay Lake is over 100 years old and offers programs for children. 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