Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge

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7598 Bemidji Road Northeast, Bemidji, MN, USA - (218) 444-3463

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Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge Bemidji Reviews

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Northwoods resort on the lake Aug 22, 2004
Ruttger's is a wonderful family run northwoods resort on Lake Bemidji in northern Minnesota. The resort is open year round so you can visit for summer hiking, fishing and golf or winter skiing and snow mobiling! In addition to hotel rooms, the resort also has lake front rooms, cabins and villas, suites, and cottages with up to 4 rooms! The rooms in the main lodge are a little small - encouraging you to get out and experience all the area has to offer! The cottages have a sunporch with a couch and lake view. Prices are very reasonable - even in summer.

Guests are invited to use the beach, tennis courts, basketball court, canoes, kayaks, and rowboats FREE of charge!!! They also have small sail boats to rent. They have an indoor AND outdoor pool, exercise rooms, sauna, and whirlpool. The main lodge has a dining room (you get a coupon for breakfast with your room) and a nice bar. There are board games and puzzles in the main lodge for rainy days.

Nearby are golf courses, state parks, bike trails and beaches. The resort is just a few miles north of town where you can find many chain (and local) restaurants and shopping, as well as a giant statue of Paul Bunyan! This resort is a great location for spending a week (or weekend) up in the northwoods exploring nature. It is highly recommended. You might wish to bring bottled water because the water has a sulfur odor and taste - safe but unpleasant. This may have change since I was there last in 2004.
main lodge and campfire ring
beach and kayaks
room in main lodge
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mandas1 says:
This place sounds cool - very "local" :)
Posted on: Oct 08, 2008
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