Meetings & Wedding Celebrations at Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge in Bemidji, MN


  • Children (K-12) Activities
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Winter Activities
  • Golf
  • Pool & Gym
  • Boating & Marina


Lake Bemidji is well known for it’s excellent fishing throughout all seasons. It is managed for walleye, northern pike, yellow perch, and muskellunge. Yet, black crappie, bluegill, burbot, hybrid sunfish, and largemouth bass are also prevalent.

Fish from one of Bemidji’s public piers, bring your own boat, rent one from us, or hire one of our recommended guides to make the most of your fishing experience!


From executive to championship style golf courses, the Bemidji area offers many beautiful and challenging options for golfers.

The Annual Birchmont Golf Tournament

The Birchmont is a 6 day amateur match-play tournament held Monday – Saturday in late July. Qualifying is Monday and Tuesday and matches start on Wednesday. There are divisions for all level of golfers.


Sometimes parents like to get away from the children for a few hours to enjoy a round of golf, do some shopping, or just relax. At times like these, it’s nice to know that there is a supervised place for the kids to enjoy themselves, meet other children, and have some Minnesota summer fun! The program caters to children ages 4-12.

Be sure to check the bulletin board in the Main Lodge lobby for schedule update


During the winter months, the Bemidji area offers a multitude of activities!

Here at Ruttger’s, we welcome you to take advantage of our indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, exercise room, weight training room, and outdoor ice skating rink (weather permitting).


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