Sugar Lake Lodge opened in June of 1994. Growing up, Fred Bobich spent his summers living with his grandparents, Alex and Myrle Ruttger, while working for his uncle, Jack Ruttger, at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge. When the opportunity to build Sugar Lake Lodge presented itself, it was Jack who gave Fred the confidence that his business idea could succeed. Starting a business (and keeping it going) is not an easy feat—there have been many ups and downs—but here they are, 25 years later and counting. Sugar Lake Lodge is still family owned and operated, and they plan to keep it that way for generations to come. Joining the operations management this year is daughter Abby (Bobich) Oxborough and her husband, Tim. Abby works as the Director of the Leadership Center at Sugar Lake Lodge, collaborating with leadership development facilitators from all over the country to provide business groups with unique outside-the-office experiential learning programs.
As the Minnesota summer season comes into full swing, the resort is busy focusing efforts on improved accommodations and a special focus on guest service.
"Over the winter months, we focus our efforts on upgrading our food choices, services, facilities, and the property as a whole. Consistently improving the overall quality of our resort is one of our top priorities, " said Fred Bobich.
Otis's Bar and Grill is open from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. and the community is invited to come out and enjoy the new menu, get in a round of golf at Sugarbrooke, and bask in the beautiful views of a Sugar Lake sunset.