What images come to mind when we think the words “summer resort”? A cottage by the lake? kids frolicking on a sunny beach? lazy days in the sun? families together? children making memories? Ruttger’s is one of those places that brings back childhood memories of those endless carefree summer days of long ago.
Whether you choose to stay in the Main Lodge, the Cedar Lodge, or one of our many rustic lakeside cabins, your stay will be gracious and enjoyable. At Ruttger’s we take pride in anticipating your individual needs as well as arranging unforgettable family vacations and family reunions.
History Trivia: What former President’s wife stayed at the Birchmont Beach Hotel, now Ruttger’s for many summers in the 1920s. During her husband’s Presidency, she was sometimes called “the Secret President” or “the first female President of the United States”, for the role she played after her husband suffered a severe stroke the last year of his Presidency.
Answer: Edith Bolling Wilson, Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. After President Wilson’s death she spent Summer vacations at Birchmont and was accompanied by her friends President Wilson’s Secretary of Agriculture Edwin Meredith and his wife. E.T. Meredith was a publisher and founder of the magazine “Better Homes and Gardens” Ruttger’s was mentioned in his magazine many times over the years.
Rates, accommodation descriptions, photos, and floor plans for each unit type may be viewed by pressing the Accommodations button to the right and following the links to each unit type.
Printable versions of our rates are available below.
Each season in the Minnesota north woods offers something special, but admittedly, we all look forward to our summers of sunshine, and open water. With summer comes water skiing, canoeing the “baby” Mississippi, golf and much more.
Smoking: All of Beltrami County’s public facilities are smoke free! Due to this county-wide ordinance all rooms, cottages, and villas are non-smoking accommodations.
Pets: Pets are allowed in the cottages and villas for an additional charge of $20 per pet per night, with a maximum of two weeks per unit. Pets are not allowed in the Main Lodge, Cedar lodge, or any other indoor common areas. All pets must be registered upon check-in. All pets must be on a leash when outside, and left in a secured kennel or crate when left unattended in our cottages or villas. No housekeeping will be provided if pets are not kenneled when unattended. Guests are required to pick up all pet waste created by your pet. We reserve the right to have you pet removed from the premises at any time.