Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort 

Highway 169 route from Minneapolis / St. Paul: I-94 to Rogers, north on 101 to 169, north on 169 to Garrison, 4 miles west on Hwy 18 to Hwy 6, 5 miles north on Hwy 6 turning right to Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge on Tame Fish Lake Road.

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The Ruttger family owned and operated the resort from 1898 to 2020 making it the oldest family-owned resort in Minnesota history. Ruttger’s turned a new chapter in 2020 with new owner, 1898 Investments. The Ruttger family remains part of the operating team alongside with 1898 Investments ensuring the continuation of the Ruttger’s tradition. Ruttger’s is a traditional, cozy, up north family lake resort where guests feel at home, relaxed and comfortable because they are treated like family; not a customer.

Enjoy s'mores by the bonfire, two picturesque golf courses, a full marina, a salon and spa, three restaurants, two bars, shopping, a coffee shop, and more, plus incredible fishing, boating, and water recreation. Ruttger’s is the closest full-service resort to the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area and their world-famous mountain biking and hiking trails.

Hours & Dates

Open Season (May 3 - October 30)

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Open May through late October. Office hours from November through May 1 are 8:00am - 4:30pm M-F.


  • Daily indoor maximum: $850.00
  • Daily indoor minimum: $110.00
  • Weekly indoor maximum: $4800.00
  • Weekly indoor minimum: $1050.00

Call for rates on our exclusive Ruttger's Resort Plan (RRP) our Special Vacation and Golf Packages.

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