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Manitoba
Reviewed 15 July 2013

I read some of the negative reviews...yes, this is an old resort but I don't believe it's neglected. The out-datedness adds to the charm of the place and it really is like stepping back in time when families could truly relax and get away from it all. The staff is always friendly and helpful. The food is really good too....

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nebish
Reviewed 10 June 2013

We stayed in a 4-bedroom unit last summer. We've stayed in many such places from across the nation, both with our children and as a couple. The scenery and lakeside are terrific and unique, especially if you come from a different area of the nation/world. The lodge, pool and dining areas are average in quality and character. Nothing particularly bothersome,...

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2Thank Nebish P
Twin Cities, MN
Reviewed 10 June 2013

My husband and I stayed here for four nights in one of the lakeside cabins and absolutely loved it! We were looking for a quintessential, old-school Minnesota resort and that is exactly what we got. Loved the history of this 100 year old resort. The lobby feels like you are stepping back in time with its field stone fireplace and...

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1Thank Richfield_Girl
Bemidji, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 16 March 2013

We had a party at the pool at Ruttgers tonight. It started off really well. There were tables set up with our names. The floor by the bathrooms were so slippery that four kids fell, one of the kids being on crutches He is very hurt. It is a terrible floor. They spent a lot of money fixing up the...

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3Thank Renee L
Winnipeg
Reviewed 1 March 2013

Spent a weekend at Ruttgers Birchmont in early February. That time of the year the main dining room is closed. The room was as expected in two story across from the office. The pool area was open which I did not expect, staff was helpful, most of the other guests were up ice fishing. Decent value from a Canadians perspective....

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Dahlonega, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 6 September 2012

We spent a full week at this lodge while our son was in a language camp at nearby Concordia Language Villages. We drove up all the way from Georgia, so we were thrilled by the pristine beauty of the area and cool, crisp weather. We had a great time at Ruttgers! It's an historic, old-school resort, complete with lots of...

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3Thank DBM58
Hartley
Reviewed 31 August 2012

I really wanted to like this place. Alas, the filth made that impossible. When we arrived there was a bag of garbage in the middle of the bedroom. No biggie, the maid just forgot it. Then I walked with bare feet into the closet. Covered with sand. And it goes on ad nauseum. The dead bugs on the vanity never...

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4Thank Theonia
Moorhead, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 August 2012

I really had an issue with not every cabin had a picnic table. I know it may sound petty but it made meal time quiet stressful. Not having a place to sit or set food down. I bet there were 3 tables to 15 cabins or so!! Not fun.

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1Thank Bmunter
Reviewed 21 August 2012

We were completely unimpressed by Ruttger's after our three night stay. Another reviewer compared it to a Motel 6 with a view. That is completely unfair to Motel 6. Motel 6 is spartan but clean and cheap. The cabins at Ruttger's are filthy, decrepit and expensive. On the first afternoon a chipmunk ran through the cabin. The bathrooms contained mildew...

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2Thank David S
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Reviewed 11 July 2012

We had a lakeview room in main lodge. What a view!. Everyone was friendly. Very relaxing trip it was for our 20th anniversary getaway so glad we went there. The only bad thing was our bed was a back killer. Woke up in knots and stairs was killer bad knees.

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge

Address: 7598 Bemidji Rd NE, Bemidji, MN 56601-9576
Region: United States > Minnesota > Bemidji
Price Range: $100 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 67
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