Meet our Team! Tami Price, Director of Vacation Sales

Posted on: May 14th, 2013 by admin

Tami Price

We know many of you have talked to Tami when booking your stay with Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge. It is always so nice to put a face with a name and get to know that person behind the phone, so….meet Tami Price! Tami is starting her 18th year with us and her knowledge of the resort is vast as she was born and raised right here in the area. Just like Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge is family owned and operated, Tami has that same belief and strong family bond. She has been married for 35 years to Randy, who also works at Ruttger’s! Even Tami’s daughter was an employee when she was 14 to age 21. Pretty awesome! We asked Tami some questions about her and about the resort…make sure to see the last question and find out the best time of year to visit us.


Ruttger’s Recipe Book – Lemon Chiffon Cake

Posted on: May 9th, 2013 by admin

Enjoy our delicious Lemon Chiffon Cake. Perfect Spring/Summer treat!

Lemon Chiffon Cake

Meetings & Events – Save Money Planning Your Next Event

Posted on: May 6th, 2013 by admin

Here is one quick tip to save money as you plan your next meeting or event. Once a location has been chosen, take a few minutes to do a little more research. Find out when “peak” season is for the area through internet searches, Convention & Visitors Bureau or a local chamber of commerce website. Once you have obtained this information plan your event on either side of this window. For substantial savings, plan the event three or more months outside of this time frame. Work with your onsite contact to find out if by moving the event one or two days during the week could save you money as well. Sometimes shifting your event by as little as 24 hours can save a lot of money to the bottom line.

For more information about planning an event at Ruttger’s, you can contact us at 800.450.4545 or you can request a proposal at our website:

Happy Planning!

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.