Plan Your Fall Getaway at Ruttger's

When the leaves start to change, Ruttger's transforms into one of the most beautiful spots up north. With fewer crowds and tranquil evenings, fall is one of the best times to plan your getaway to Ruttger’s.

The Perfect Lodging for Your Getaway

Take in the fall colors while staying in our Bay Lake Villas, Lakefront Cabins, or Lakeside Cottages and surround yourself with forests of maple, oak, birch, aspen, and majestic Norway pines.

Fall Golf at Ruttger's

Get in one last round before the ground freezes over, the snow falls, and you start wondering why you live in Minnesota again… Oh right, because fall in Minnesota makes up for it all.

With near-perfect weather and stunning fall colors, Jack’s 18 Golf Course is one of the most scenic courses in northern Minnesota. A Northwoods classic par 72, Jack’s 18 is enjoyable for all skill levels.

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Enjoy Endless Fun on Bay Lake

Pontoons, Jet Skis, sailboats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and fishing boats are available for to rent.

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Fall Fishing on Bay Lake

Bay Lake is an excellent lake for fishing in the Brainerd Lakes area. Filled with sunfish, crappies, bass, northern pike, and walleye, experienced fishers and novices alike will return with a few fish in hand and plenty of fish tales.

Take a guided fishing trip with our expert Lynn Harker who knows all the best spots on Bay Lake and provides everything you need from bait and bobbers to fishing knowledge and fun! Plus, Lynn will treat you to a spectacular up-close encounter with the bald eagles that call Ruttger’s home.

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Scenic Hiking & Biking Trails

Ruttger’s is a great homebase to set out on scenic hiking trails in the area. Head to the Northland Arboretum, strolling through 12 miles of trails, beautiful gardens, wild flowers, and prairies. Take in more spectacular fall foliage on Larson Lake Trail with rolling hills, oak forest, red and white pines, and tamarack and black spruce bogs.

Other guest-favorite trails are the Paul Bunyan State Trail that runs from Brainerd to Bemidji, Cuyuna Lakes State Trail, and trails throughout Crow Wing State Park.

Biking Trails

Explore Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails, soaking in the scenery with 30 miles of deep-red soil trails, turquoise lakes, and white aspen and birch trees.

Stop for great views of changing colors at Miner’s Mountain Overlook and Huntington Mine Lake and be sure to keep an eye out for bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, beavers, otters, and more.

Dine With Us

We have three incredible onsite dining options as well as the beloved Auntie M’s brimming with giant, gooey cinnamon rolls and delicious ice cream.

Spend the evenings relaxing with friends and family on the deck of the Bear Pine Bar and enjoy the fall foliage and spectacular sunsets over Bay Lake.

Autumn Shopping

Switch out your summer wardrobe and find your next favorite cozy sweater, warm jacket, fall flannels, and your Ruttger’s gear at Ann’s Bay Lake Boutique, Lobby Shop, The Garage, and Ruttger’s newest shop, Bay Lake Boutique.

Find great gifts and toys for the upcoming holiday season. Our locally made Sweet Ann's maple syrup and honey makes for a particularly sweet gift.

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Oktoberfest at Ruttger's

Put on your best lederhosen and dirndls for Ruttger’s most beloved and anticipated event of the year, Oktoberfest! Enjoy traditional German food, beer, and entertainment all weekend.

We also welcome over 100 vendors and booths at our Arts & Crafts Fair where you’ll find unique items and crafts created by local artisans.

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only a Two-hour drive from the Twin Cities

We welcome you and your family here to share in the warmth of our hearth and hearts because that’s the Ruttger’s way.

Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort is located on Bay Lake in Deerwood, MN.

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Spring Swing Golf Package

Spring Swing Golf Package

Enjoy spring golf on our 18-hole and new 9-hole courses. The package includes deluxe accommodations, daily breakfast, and one round of play on each course.

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