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The Cedar Lodge is located right on the resort waterfront. All of the rooms have a private deck or balcony and great view of the beach and Lake Bemidji. The Cedar Lodge is a great spot for someone looking for a northern Minnesota vacation with modern accommodations.

Cedar Lodge is located next to the resort Main Lodge. Ruttger’s Cedar Lodge contains eight rooms, four Motel Rooms, one Kitchenette Efficiency, one Whirlpool Kitchenette, and two Loft Kitchenettes. Each motel room adjoins with a neighboring kitchenette room. If you need more space, the motel rooms can be rented with one of the kitchenette rooms to make a town home suite. Ask about special rates for this option.

A complimentary self-serve breakfast is available in the Main Lodge dining room for all guests registered in the Cedar Lodge.

Pets are not allowed in the Main Lodge, Cedar Lodge, or any other indoor common areas.  Pets are allowed in the cottages and villas for an additional charge of $20 per pet per night, with a maximum of 2 pets per unit.

Lakeview Rooms

These spacious rooms are ideal for one or two people, or a family with small children, looking for that Minnesota resort experience but preferring a modern motel room over a rustic cottage.

Rates based on 4 people

Kitchenette Rooms

Ideal for one to two people, our Kitchenette room has a queen Murphy bed that folds out of the wall, a gas fireplace, living area, full bath, glass doors leading to a deck overlooking the lake, and air conditioning.

Rates based on 2 people

Whirlpool Kitchenette

Our Whirlpool Kitchenette provides a romantic northern Minnesota get-a-way for couples. A gas fireplace and two person hot-tub set a romantic atmosphere.

Rates based on 2 people

Loft Kitchenettes

These rooms are perfect for families. With room for four or more people, our two Loft Kitchenette rooms offer spaciousness and freedom. The first level has a living area, gas fireplace, kitchen, and a full bath.

Rates based on 4 people

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

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

History Trivia

What magazine publisher, famous capitalist, Harley Davidson collector, and hot air balloonist once rented the entire Cedar Lodge for his entourage who were motorcycling the length of the Mississippi River starting in Bemidji?


Malcolm Forbes of Forbes Publishing. Forbes once gave a purple Harley Davidson to Elizabeth Taylor. For his 70th Birthday party he chartered a 747, a DC8, and a Concorde to fly 800 of the world’s rich and famous from New York and London to his Palais Mendoub in Morocco. Guests included Elizabeth Taylor and Henry Kissinger. When Mr. Forbes stayed at the resort, you never would have known he was one of the world’s richest men. He loved to chat and meet people, soon he was calling all the waitresses and staff by their first name.


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