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Introducing our new Group Sales Manager!

Posted on: January 19th, 2015 by admin

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Rene Ashmore joins Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge as our newest Group Sales Manager. Rene has recently relocated to Minnesota from Hermosa Beach, California bringing with her over 18 years of event, sales and meeting planning experience. She has worked with corporate clients such as Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Audi, US Department of Energy, City of Irvine, to name a few. Her experience in sales and events along with her new love of the Minnesota lifestyle makes her a great addition to the Ruttger’s Team. Rene resides in Breezy Point with her husband Chris, between them they have 3 children and have the cutest white Labrador named Zeus! As part of her new Minnesota lifestyle, Rene enjoys boating on the Whitefish Chain, golfing (this may be a strong word for her efforts, ha!) and celebrating the 4 seasons.

We are very excited to have her as part of our team and looking forward to 2015!

Please join us in welcoming her!

If you are interested in booking a meeting or event at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, you can visit our website HERE for more details. You can also contact Rene at 800-385-9255.


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.


Meetings & Events – Staying in your Backyard

Posted on: March 4th, 2013 by admin

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.


Meetings at Ruttger’s

Posted on: September 11th, 2012 by admin

After attending an event, there is always one thing in particular that stands out and sets it apart from others. Whether it be the topics you discussed, the food you ate, or the jokes that were passed around. At Ruttger’s, we strive to create an excellent experience for your group’s event, whether it be a company retreat, meeting, or a family reunion. Your guests are sure to remember Ruttger’s.

One of the things that may stand out about the event in your guest’s mind is the location. When you escape to Northern Minnesota, your guests will be refreshed with the change of scenery. They will enjoy the beautiful views of Bay Lake and the surrounding nature. Our Sales Team will work with you to find the perfect space for your group. With a variety of conference and meeting spaces, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for.