Experience the true North Woods at Ruttger’s Birchmont Lodge! Located on the shore of scenic Lake Bemidji, our resort’s historic roots give you a look into the past, while our renovations keep things refined. Whether you’re looking for peace and tranquility or an adventurous lake vacation, we have accommodations and activities for everyone!

Fully submerse yourself into the outdoors with our rustic lakefront cottages and cabins or enjoy gorgeous lakefront views from your Loft Suite or romantic Whirlpool Suite in the Cedar Lodge. Remodeled in 2019, the Main Lodge features modern hotel rooms and suites, as well as authentic phone booths and other Ruttger’s memorabilia.

Housekeeping is currently not going into rooms for daily servicing. All linens and towels can be exchanged daily at the front desk. Housekeeping will remove any garbage and/or soiled towels and linens left outside your respective cabin or room.

A complimentary continental breakfast is served in the Main Lodge dining room for all guests registered in the resort.  

Pets are allowed in the cedar lodge, cottages and cabins for an additional charge of $20 per pet per night, with a maximum of two pets per unit.  Pets are not allowed in the Main Lodge.

All of our accommodations have cable TV, air conditioning, and a beautiful view of Lake Bemidji!

Please read our POLICIES page before you book a reservation.

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Main Lodge

Renovated in 2019, the Main Lodge contains 21 lakeside rooms with private balconies overlooking Lake Bemidji. They are great for singles, couples, or small families.

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Cedar Lodge

With four double-queen rooms, two lofts, a kitchenette, and a whirlpool suite, our motel-style Cedar Lodge is perfect for anyone looking for an authentic Northern Minnesota experience.

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Seasonal Cottages

Ideal for families with children looking for an old fashioned Minnesota resort experience, our original 1918 rustic cottages range in size from one to three bedrooms. Most cottages have fireplaces; Firewood is available via delivery for a nominal fee.

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Perfect for families or large groups, our 7 vintage northwoods cabins have plenty of room with complete kitchens, and easy lake access.


All of Beltrami County’s public facilities are deemed smoke-free zones. 

Due to this county-wide ordinance, all rooms, including cottages and cabins, are non-smoking accommodations.

Pets:  Pets are allowed in the cottages and cabins for an additional charge of $20 per pet per night, with a maximum of two pets per unit.  Pets are not allowed in the Main Lodge or Cedar Lodge.  Pets must be registered upon check-in.  Pets must be on a leash when outside, and left in a secured kennel or crate when left unattended in our cottages or cabins.  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.

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