Wine and Jazz Weekend!

Posted on: September 23rd, 2015 by admin


Jazz up your weekend! This exclusive weekend includes Friday’s wine tasting reception, a four-course wine dinner on Saturday night, breakfast, a shopping happy hour, wine seminar, live jazz music, and more!

$159 per adult, per night, double occupancy

See the tentative schedule by clicking HERE.

Contact us for reservations at 218.678.2885 or 800.450.4545. You can also visit our website for more details and to make reservations online at

We are Hiring!

Posted on: August 21st, 2015 by admin

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We have many positions open! Food Servers, Room Attendants, Conference Services Staff and Marina.

Full or part-time, now through October.

Come join our team of talented staff at one of the most fun places to be in all of Minnesota – Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge! We seek energetic and positive people who want to create memorable experiences for our guests and staff alike. (Please note that the minimum age to work at Ruttger’s is 16.)

Apply online by clicking HERE or call Human Resources at 218.678.4640.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Lakeside Cabaret

Posted on: July 21st, 2015 by admin


It’s the hottest ticket in town! After drawing sold out crowds last season, don’t miss your opportunity to join the Lakes Area Music Festival for their most popular fundraiser. Enjoy nationally renowned opera singers letting loose for a night of high spirits, entertainment & amazing food!

Saturday, August 1, 2015
6-8:00 pm
$75 – Individual, general admission seating. $450 – Reserved VIP table of 6 with two Festival musicians.

You can find all the details & purchase tickets by clicking HERE.

For all Rutter’s Bay Lake Lodge events, follow our event page HERE.

Cheers to summer fun!



Lazy Daze of Summer

Posted on: July 8th, 2015 by admin

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Join us for the lazy days of summer! Summer always goes so fast, don’t miss this great package opportunity!

August 16-20, 2015 (2-night minimum)
August 23-27, 2015 (2-night minimum)

$139 – $159 per adult, per night, double occupancy

August 30-September 2, 2015 (2-night minimum)

$125 per adult, per night, double occupancy

Includes late summer amenities, shopping discounts, unlimited golf with cart, activities and relaxation.

You can see the activity schedule by clicking HERE.

For information and availability: 

We look forward to seeing you soon!


What’s New?!

Posted on: June 23rd, 2015 by admin

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Our newsletter, the Reporter has been around for over 40 years and we recently updated the look! Check it out by clicking HERE and let us know what you think.

In the current issue, Chris Ruttger updated everyone on what’s new around the resort. We also wanted to share that with you here.

President’s Message: 

We have learned from previous generations the importance of reinvesting in the resort, and one of the Reporter’s functions is to let you know what is new each year. As always, we have been busy over the winter. Public restrooms have been improved, the elevator lobbies have been redone, many guest rooms and hallways have been repainted, and many more projects to repair, recarpet, reupholster and otherwise upgrade facilities are complete or nearing completion. The Garage, Auntie M’s and the Fine Line are getting ready for exterior paint jobs. A spring project is to remodel several of the cabin bathrooms. Our crew is working with a local cabinetmaker, and they plan to tackle some of them each spring. There are also improvements to the golf courses, marina equipment including a bigger and better ski boat, and some behind-the-scenes improvements. 

Another regular Reporter function is to let you know what’s new with our staff. Most of the familiar folks are here to take care of you again. Last year’s new additions, Golf Professional Dave Sadlowsky and Pastry Chef Sam Shaw, had very successful first seasons, and we’re excited to have them. In this issue, you will read about new Director of Sales Rene Ashmore. She has a strong background in group events and is a great addition to the staff of professionals who cater to organizations holding meetings and events with us. Be sure to check regularly, and sign up to receive email updates and news.

Thank you for following our blog and we look forward to seeing you soon! 

Memorial Weekend

Posted on: May 14th, 2015 by admin

It’s almost the official start of summer and we are so excited! We can’t wait to see our returning guests and meet new ones!


The weekend will be full of activities, live music, amazing food and fun. Plenty of time for relaxing too!

You can see our full schedule by clicking HERE.

See you all soon!

Mom’s Day

Posted on: April 20th, 2015 by admin

Treat your Mom to something extra special and come stay with us on Mother’s Day weekend!

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Throughout the years, our goal has always been to treat our guests as family and make each stay a wonderful memory.

Join us, May 8-10, 2015 for the perfect Mom’s getaway to include unlimited golf with cart, discount shopping, coffee cruise, relaxation, our famous Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet, musical entertainment, and much more for Mom and the family! See the full weekend schedule HERE.

Call (855) 557-3237 for reservations and information. Click HERE for all of our vacation packages.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Introducing our new Group Sales Manager

Posted on: January 26th, 2015 by admin

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Rene Ashmore joins Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge as our newest Group Sales Manager. Rene has recently relocated to Minnesota from Hermosa Beach, California bringing with her over 18 years of event, sales and meeting planning experience. She has worked with corporate clients such as Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Audi, US Department of Energy, City of Irvine, to name a few. Her experience in sales and events along with her new love of the Minnesota lifestyle makes her a great addition to the Ruttger’s Team. Rene resides in Breezy Point with her husband Chris, between them they have 3 children and have the cutest white Labrador named Zeus! As part of her new Minnesota lifestyle, Rene enjoys boating on the Whitefish Chain, golfing (this may be a strong word for her efforts, ha!) and celebrating the 4 seasons.

We are very excited to have her as part of our team and looking forward to 2015!

Please join us in welcoming her!

If you are interested in booking a meeting or event at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, contact Rene at 800-385-9255.

Enter to Win!!

Posted on: September 12th, 2014 by admin


Click HERE to enter to win our Wine and Jazz Weekend package!! Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge presents the Fourth Annual Wine and Jazz Weekend, featuring Minnesota Musicians; Maud Hixon, Rick Carlson, Steve Pikal and Bruce Thornton! Guests will be treated to a luxurious weekend including delectable food, wine tastings, chef demonstrations, mixology and spirits presentation, coffee tasting, dinner with wine pairings, a shopping happy hour and bonfires. All this while being surrounded with the wonderful sounds of jazz, complemented by the breathtaking views of Bay Lake. The full schedule for the Fourth Annual Wine and Jazz Weekend festivities is available at

Sales, Sales, Sales

Posted on: September 5th, 2014 by admin



It’s the weekend and the perfect time to shop ’til you drop. We have some great sales! Country Store: 40% off Summer/Spring items. The Garage: 30% off Tees, Sandals, Swim & Shorts & 20% off Garden & Home Decor! Open daily from 10am-5pm. Stop and see us!

Oh and don’t forget a yummy coffee at Auntie M’s!