Resort Amenities

Your Choice of Minnesota Resort Amenities and Area Attractions

Take a look at our Activities Descriptions and the 2014 Activities Schedule to get a detailed look at the fun and exciting activities we offer!

Kid's Kamp

Kids’ Kamp at Ruttger’s is a favorite for your young vacationers. Kids will enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, boating, island excursions, fishing, outdoor games, and nature hikes. Indoor activities include games, stories, music fun, and crafts. Kids’ Kamp counselors are CPR trained and a certified lifeguard is on duty during water activities.

Kids’ Kamp is available for children of ages 4-12. To be eligible, a child must turn 4 years old before check-in day. Kids’ Kamp is included in all MAP packages and runs Monday through Friday from June 12 through Labor Day Weekend (note special days on packages). Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm, and Wednesday from 9:00am-1:00pm. Parents register their children each morning at the Kids’ Kamp cottage, which is located near the playground. 
Kids’ Kamp is also available on the EP (European Plan) at $32.50 per day on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9am-3pm, and at $25 per day on Wednesday, 9am-1pm.

Parents pick up and sign out their children from the program at the Kids’ Kamp cottage at the end of each day’s session. The program is flexible and daily schedules vary depending on the number and ages of children attending each day.  Click here for our Kids’ Kamp brochure.

Beaches & Pools

Our sandy beach includes a slide, volleyball net, and water trampoline.

Hang out on the deck of our lakeside outdoor pool and be sure to order a beverage from the Beach Bar! Our indoor pool, hot tub and sauna are located in the main lodge.


Bikers of all levels will enjoy riding at Ruttger’s. Whether you are interested in biking around Ruttger’s or challenging yourself on one of the nearby trails, Ruttger’s has an option for you. Bicycle rentals are available at the Front Desk.

The paved bicycle trail in Croft Mine Park has continued to receive rave reviews since its 2006 debut for its rolling terrain and beautiful vistas. The bike trails span 5.3 miles from Crosby to Riverton. Continued development of the paved trail includes linkage to the new Cuyuna Lakes Trail. The second phase will extend from east Brainerd at Lum Park through the rugged Cuyuna area of Crosby-Ironton and eventually all the way to Aitkin.

Cuyuna State Recreation Area offers the finest mountain biking within the Midwest. The area is currently open to off and on road biking throughout the 5,000 acre state recreation area. Over the next few years, the planned development of 40 miles offers different levels of challenge – beginner, intermediate, and expert — as well as the potential to host mountain biking events.

Read Some of the Press

Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Festival

Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists


Sharpen your tennis skills on one of Ruttger’s four courts. The resort has two Omni Turk and two Laykold tennis courts, plus a practice wall. You can play on your own or work with an instructor in a tennis clinic or private lesson, which is available upon request.