Jonathan Yuhas Weather Wonders – Warmer Weather is Coming!

Posted on: May 2nd, 2013 by admin


Much warmer days ahead for Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge! The average highs climb significantly the next few weeks. Above is a picture that I shot last Summer, those beautiful days are coming!

May 10 Average high 65

May 25 Average high 71

June 10 Average high 74

June 30 Average high 79

July 4 Average high 80

Awesome….now that looks like a better forecast ahead. Thank you, Jonathan! If you have a question that you would like to ask Jonathan and see answered here, you can email us at

Here Fishy, Fishy!

Posted on: April 25th, 2013 by admin

Fishing Resort

Did you know that Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge has their very own fishing guide? Well, we do! Meet Lynn Harker….

Retired after 34 years of teaching, Lynn has been guiding professionally on Bay Lake for 20 years. Included in his guide service is the boat, fuel, bait, tackle, PFDs, fish cleaning, education, safety, and fun! For rates and more information you can go to the Ruttger’s website at:

Lynn doesn’t just take you fishing…he takes you on an adventure!

So all of you could get know him a little better we asked him a few questions.


Come in to the Warmth!

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013 by admin


It has been a chilly spring but it is always warm at the Fine Line Hair Design Salon & Spa at Ruttgers! Our hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. This is the perfect time of year to come in and get pampered. You can stay warm, have a cup of hot tea and soak in all the wonderful spa aromas. We also have some great Mother’s Day gift baskets to choose from and a great special on gift certificates for Mom!

Buy a gift certificate now and get….

$200 for $180
$150 for $135
$100 for $90

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Enjoy a Blue Summer Sky

Posted on: April 12th, 2013 by admin

Today’s recipe is staying focused on Summer and the blue skies ahead! Have a great weekend!


Meet our Team! Jamie Alderman, Head Golf Professional

Posted on: April 8th, 2013 by admin

Golf in Brainerd

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


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

Meetings & Events – Benefits of Off-Site Meetings

Posted on: April 1st, 2013 by admin

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.


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


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:


Ruttger’s Retail Therapy

Posted on: March 18th, 2013 by admin


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!