Meet our Team! Jamie Alderman, Head Golf Professional

Posted on: April 8th, 2013 by admin

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Hey, who is that guy running around with the golf club? Meet Jamie Alderman! Jamie was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and went to college at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Throughout his PGA career, he has traveled a lot…spending some time in all of these locations:

Columbus, OH
Jupiter, FL
Naples, FL
Durham, NC
Baltimore, MD
Minneapolis, MN

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Jonathan Yuhas Weather Wonders

Posted on: April 4th, 2013 by admin

Spring 2013 is moving at a much slower pace compared to Spring 2012. Ice still is covering many lakes across Minnesota but Spring is already well into the air with the warmer days and brighter sunshine. Many changes will appear the next few weeks as things quickly transition from a brown look to green up by early May. You can already hear the new bird songs and even some tulips are popping up in the areas facing the south. During the month of April the daylight will grow longer and the grasses will continue to green and eventually the frogs will be singing a noisy evening chorus that Spring is really here. Average high temperatures at Bay Lake will rise from the mid 40s in early April to near 60 degrees by the end of the month and climbing into the 70s during May.

Watch for the signs, they are right around the corner and soon we will all be enjoying the lake!

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Thank you, Jonathan! If you have a question that you would like to ask Jonathan and see answered here, you can email us at ruttgersbll@gmail.com.

Sue’s Insights – Benefits of Off-Site Meetings

Posted on: April 1st, 2013 by admin

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When putting together a fiscally responsible business plan, off-site meetings and events can easily fall off the radar. It may seem that the time, effort and expense of planning the event does not equal the outcome. However, in today’s world of email, Skype, texting, and rushed agendas, an off-site meeting is one of the best investments your company can make.

One of the most important outcomes is the opportunity for people to connect! In the office, we all have our own responsibilities and demands on our time. It is hard to come together, get to know each other, and focus on new ideas. Many times this is not achieved in the actual meeting room but during a dinner or an event. Many clients tell me that they come up with the best ideas and solutions to challenges while sitting around the bonfire at the resort.

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Pamper Yourself

Posted on: March 25th, 2013 by admin

Brainerd SpaThere are many things to enjoy during your stay with us. One of them is a visit to the Fine Line Salon & Spa.

The Fine Line Salon & Spa at Ruttger’s is an Aveda Concept Salon and carries a full line of Aveda products. Located south of the Country Store, the Fine Line offers hair color, design, style, manicures, pedicures, facials, skin care, make-up consultations, several different types of massage and yoga.

You can call ahead for appointments at 218.678.2157.

Whether you are on a family vacation or need to book a larger group, relax and look great at the lake with The Fine Line Salon and Spa at Ruttger’s!

Looking Fore-ward to the Golf Season – Tips from Jamie

Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by admin

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We are excited for a great golf season! Head Professional Jamie Alderman (PGA) offers these golf tips to help you get the most out of your next round of play.

 Prepare Before You Play with these great tips:

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Ruttger’s Retail Therapy

Posted on: March 18th, 2013 by admin

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Our Retail Director, Gretchen has been very busy in the off season getting the stores ready for some awesome shopping! She has been to a shoe show, apparel market and gift marts.

Here are a few tidbits from Gretchen about what is up & coming this year:-Shoes are all about comfort and style.

-Color is the biggest theme especially in denim.

-You will see a lot of new Home Décor, like wall art & lamps in the Country Store this year.

Gretchen will be keeping us updated here throughout the year. Keep an eye out for your shopping fix!

Ruttger’s Recipe Book – Who is ready for Fishing Opener & Walleye Dinner?

Posted on: March 14th, 2013 by admin

Once a month, we will be posting our favorite recipes. Keep an eye out and create your own Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge recipe book! Enjoy!

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Meet our Team! James Taylor, Food & Beverage Director

Posted on: March 11th, 2013 by admin

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Have you ever wondered who that guy is walking around the dining room with the interesting accent? Well…meet James Taylor, our Food & Beverage Director. James is from Southampton, England, which is on the South Coast of England about 70 miles SW of London. He has been with us for 3 years and comes to us with 20 years experience in the Hospitality Industry. He is responsible for all of the Restaurants and Bars at the Resort. He also makes sure that all meetings, banquets and special events are executed properly. We sat down with James and asked him some fun questions. Don’t miss questions 5 & 6! Great suggestions from James on food & wine.

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Jonathan Yuhas Weather Wonders – Sun Dogs

Posted on: March 7th, 2013 by admin

Once a month, Jonathan will be visiting the Ruttger’s Blog and educating us on different weather wonders. This month, after Chris Ruttger shot this amazing picture of the Sun Dogs, we thought it was the perfect question for Jonathan…how do Sun Dogs occur?

Take it away, Jonathan!

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Hey Everybody!

First of all when you see Sun Dogs, you know it is cold (the air temperature has to be less than 10 degrees).

Here is how and why Sun Dogs occur:

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Sue’s Insights – Staying in your Backyard

Posted on: March 4th, 2013 by admin

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Good day, everyone!

When planning an incentive trip or retreat for your organization, don’t forget to look in your own backyard for some exciting options. Many times, the perfect solution is located within a short drive and can be very cost effective. By choosing a local venue, you are supporting and stimulating the local economy which is healthy for all business owners alike. Another benefit of choosing local is that it will allow your team the opportunity to refocus while minimizing time away from the office and their families.

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