Open year-round!


We offer a variety of dining opportunities and fun activites


Located just five miles North of downtown Bemidji, Ruttger’s scenic Lakeside Dining offers a wide array of locally sourced foods. Our daily menu boasts a wide assortment of traditional pastas, tantalizing burgers, sandwiches, and garden-fresh salads. Served after 4 PM, our dinner entrees feature freshly prepared steaks and seafood – Including Red Lake Walleye and local wild rice! At Ruttger’s Birchmont Lodge, we truly have something for everyone.

Gluten-Free accommodations available. Kid’s Menus available upon request. Full drink menu offered in the dining room.

Open year round! Serving both resort and non-resort guests alike.

To make a reservation please call: 218-444-3463.


The Cove Lounge is the perfect place to relax and enjoy yourself. Our custom built wooden bar offers an inviting, comfortable, and fun
atmosphere, while tables allow for sit-down style dinners or drinks. 

Our experienced bartenders can suit all tastes; Seasonal cocktail menus featuring balanced drinks made with love and house-made syrups are available year-round. Carrying 12 beers on tap with seasonal rotations,
an extensive wine list, and a private cellar, if you’re into wine or beer, we’ve got you covered.

The Cove is open year-round! Open to resort and non-resort guests.

Our full restaurant menu is available from 11:30 AM -9:00 PM daily. After 9:00 PM, we serve our late night menu…good pizza.

Come on in and enjoy a beverage at the bar, play a game of pool or Pac-Man, or take it to go and cozy up by the fire! 

The Rooftop Bar is now open for the 2024 season! Open daily from 11:30 AM – Until the bugs come out! Weather dependent. 


As one of the largest boat rental fleets in the Bemidji area, our resort marina has something for anyone looking to get out on the water. Our fleet contains three pontoon boats in two sizes, two ski-boats perfect for water-skiing or tubing, wave runners, a fishing boat, canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards.

  • 20′ Glastron Ski Boat
  • 22′ Glastron Wakeboard Boat
  • 20′ and 22′ Pontoon Boats
  • 18′ Alumacraft Navigator
  • Wave Runners
  • Stand Up Paddle Boards
  • Canoes & Basic Kayaks

The Marina is now closed for the 2023 season. See you again next year!


  • Free Continental Breakfast
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Winter Activities
  • Golf
  • Indoor Pool & Gym
  • Boating & Marina


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