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.
What is involved in the Director of Vacation Sales job? Every day, I connect with our guests. It is so much fun helping new guests with choosing the type of lodging and package that best fits their families needs. I also enjoy getting back in touch with all our long time guests that have been coming for years! It is fun to catch up on what they have been doing the past year. We also like to get out and meet our guests, if we don’t get a chance to at check-in then we try to go visit them during breakfast and say hello. The days go by fast here!
What do you do in the off season and how do you gear up for the season? Actually, I am a year round employee so even when it is 20 below zero and snow is knee deep, I am here! It is a whole different Resort in the winter, the halls are quiet and I miss the wonderful smells coming from Terry’s kitchen. During this time we do a lot of job sharing…..yes, I even get to do a little shoveling around here and of course help answer the switchboard.
What is your favorite part of your job? Talking to the guests! They are like family to me and I love connecting with them year round. We email and stay in touch via social media. My favorite is receiving pictures from guests…new babies, weddings, graduations, etc.
Can you tell us something interesting about Ruttger’s that people might not know? Many of the employee’s here also have another family member working here. Just like my husband and daughter!
What is your favorite thing to do at Ruttger’s? I enjoy staying overnight here once in a while. I try to stay in different room types so I have a feel for each and can explain them to our guests. It is also nice to just walk around here in the evening and see all the guests have a great time!
Do you have a favorite cabin? I really don’t have a favorite. There are so many unique cottages, that it would be hard to have a favorite. I love all of them.
When is the best time of year is to come to Ruttger’s and why? Well….here goes! Any day is a great day to stay here at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge! Spring is great with all the new growth and warm days and cool nights. Summer of course is packed full of family activities and the days are long and warm. Fall is great for seeing the bright fall leaves here, the sites are amazing. This is the best time to get a cabin with a fireplace!
Thank you so much, Tami!
Once a month we will be posting about one of our team members. We feel like our guests are family and want to share our family with you!