Do you or your family have a history on Bay Lake? Whether your family owns a cabin on the lake or you have been coming to Ruttger’s for years, you are a part of the history of Bay Lake. On Saturday, August 4th, everyone is invited to the first Bay Lake History day at the Stone House. The event will commemorate the centennial year of the landmark know as the Taylor Home Place, or the Stone House, and to highlight our pioneer families and the historic places of interest in the Bay Lake area. Bay Lake History Day will begin at 10:00 am at the Stone House with a short program about the Day’s events. The home will then open to the public until 3:00 pm. (more…)
Looking for a weekend filled with wine and music? Join us at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge for a Wine and Jazz Weekend on August 24-26th. The event will feature jazz music by the Sam Miltich and Clearwater Hot Club as well as the Maud Hixson Trio. The event will include several events, such as a reception with an Italian wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres to start the weekend on Friday night. On Saturday, certified Sommelier Sam Bremer will host a wine sampling in the afternoon. Later that evening, a four-course wine dinner will be served while the Maud Hixson Trio plays. (more…)
Who would have thought that a sport that became popular in the ocean waters of Hawaii would make its way to Bay Lake, Minnesota? Stand up paddleboarding, or SUP, has become a worldwide sport after being popularized in the Hawaiian Islands. At Ruttger’s, we are working with Power Paddle to bring the sport to the waters of Bay Lake.
Paddleboarding is an ancient form of surfing that reemerged in the 1960s when surf instructors began standing on their boards to get a better vantage during group lessons. Since then the sport has grown in popularity, starting first in the warmer climates and eventually making its way to areas such as Bay Lake. (more…)
Have you ever noticed the red ruby on the staff nametags? If so, you have probably wondered why it is there. Or wondered why the dining room is named Ruby’s Dining Room. We have a very good answer to those questions. Every name tag at Ruttger’s has a ruby on it in memory of Ruby Treloar, a former Ruttger’s employee. The dining room is also named in her honor, as she was a longtime hostess in the dining room.
This summer, Zumba classes are being offered at Ruttger’s as one of the weekly activities. Zumba, which is a fitness program, has become very popular recently. It is estimated that over 12 million people are taking weekly Zumba classes in 125 countries. With its growing popularity, it is the perfect addition to this summer’s activity schedule. (more…)
One of the most popular new spots from last year is again open for summer. The Beach Bar, located next to the pool, is now open for guests and the public from 11am-6pm, weather permitting. The Beach Bar is the perfect place to grab a drink while you watch the kids swim or enjoy the sunset. It’s also an excellent spot for boaters on the lake to stop for a beverage since you wont run into the “no shoes, no shirt, no service” problem here.
Shoppers, get ready. The Country Store, The Garage, and Auntie M’s Kaffeehaus are now open daily. While each store has unique items, they are all a part of the abundant history that helped turn the shopping at Ruttger’s to the best at Minnesota resorts.
The Country Store, which was the first store to open on the Ruttger’s property in 1906, boasts a wide selection of women’s specialty apparel, shoes, jewelry, home décor options and more. While the store originally sold groceries and feed to the area, shoppers today will find quality and trendy options.