Something For Everyone

If you’ve been searching for fun and unique northern Minnesota vacation ideas, you’ll find your dream getaway here at Ruttger’s no matter whom you’re bringing along. Whether you’ve got the kids in tow, are hosting a family reunion, or want to create a new tradition with friends, we offer a wide selection of activities to keep you busy and a host of amenities for those simply looking to relax.

Spring Activities Calendar

Summer Activities Calendar

Fall Activities Calendar

  • Fine Line Salon & Spa
  • Two golf courses
  • Great bass, northern, walleye and sunfish and crappie fishing on Bay Lake or other nearby fishing lakes
  • Full marina with pontoons, kayaks, water bikes, speed boat for tubing, fishing boats
  • A beach with a water trampoline, water volleyball and other water toys
  • Craft Beer Tour
  • Horseback Riding
  • Mountain Bike and Adventure excursions into the Cuyuna Mountain Bike Trail system
  • Canoe/Kayak Tours
  • High Ropes Adventure
  • Traveling Art Pub
  • Nature trails
  • More

Ruttger’s Craft Beer Tour!

Fridays 2-6 p.m. | $75 per person  |  Sign up in the Activities office

Tour includes one beer at each brewery, brewery tours, beer samples  and a T-shirt

Hop aboard the Ruttger’s shuttle and enjoy a tour of three of the area’s finest craft breweries and sample their beers. A great way to spend an afternoon with a group of friends. The tour starts at Ruttger’s with stops at The Jack Pine and Roundhouse breweries in Brainerd before heading to Crosby’s own Cuyuna Brewing Company.

Cuyuna Range Mountain Bike and Adventure Excursions

Just ten minutes from Ruttger’s, this world-class trail system is great for adventure seekers of all skill levels. Enjoy a guided Mountain Bike Adventure Excursion. Or, hit the trails and explore the 25-mile system on your own. We recommend stopping in the old “Mine Pits” for swimming or fishing, and sightseeing. Great for the whole family! Nature hikes are also available. Bring your camera! Also, check out the Larson Lake Trails.

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Horseback Riding Adventures

The world looks better from the back of a horse! Black Diamond Equine Center will take you on a guided, two-hour trail ride through the beauty of central Minnesota’s lake country. A fun family outing for groups of up to 4. Lessons and boarding available.

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The Traveling Art Pub

Select Fridays throughout the summer   |  3-5:30 p.m.   |  $35 per person

No additional events are scheduled for 2017.

Traveling Art Pub will return on select Fridays in 2018. Enjoy a glass of wine or a cold beverage and create wonderful works of art with friends. No painting talent or experience necessary. The Traveling Art Pub will gather and paint on the serene shores of Bay Lake. You must be 16 or older.

High Ropes adventure

The high ropes adventure course is closed for 2017.

Returning in 2018. Climb through the tree tops at the nearby Clearwater Forest Camp and Retreat Center.

Canoe/Kayak Tour!

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Huck Finn meets Paul Bunyan. Ride the gentle current and enjoy the view.

Bonfire and sing-a-long

Nothing is more “up north” than a sing-a-long by the bonfire every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday night, all summer long. Check out the activities calendars for specific dates and times.


Live local and regional bands perform on select evenings throughout the summer. Admission is free to guests. Food and drink will be available. For two of the concerts, the street between Auntie M’s and The Country Store will be transformed into an outdoor summer concert paradise. Introducing the Summer Street Dance Concert Series

Check out the lineup here…  Concert Lineup

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