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Rutting Ridge Lodging

Our lodge is located along the banks of the Mississippi River, right in the heart of Buffalo County. Our 3-bedroom 9 bed lodge is rich in scenery, and recreational opportunities. Whether you enjoy shopping, boating, fishing, hunting, bird watching, hiking or biking, you're sure to find it here. It's a great place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

If you are into fishing, the Mississippi River is a great place to catch all kinds of fish from walleye, bass, northern pike, pan fish and the list goes on.

New in 2015 - the Barn Lodge! The barn lodge has two bedrooms with up to 8 beds to accomodate large groups. Wtih two bathrooms/showers and Mini-kitchen, you will find the same luxuries of home, but in a outdoor paradise. Check it out for your next visit to Buffalo County Wisconsin!

While you Stay at Rutting Ridge

  • Wireless Internet
  • Big Screen TV
  • 12' x 72' Deck
  • Kitchenette
  • Off Street Parking
  • Electrical Hook ups. 
  • Hunting and Guiding Services availability


Captain Jarrad Fluekiger, a third generation guide, is one of the most well known guides along the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin. Along with his guiding, he is a professional walleye fisherman that has fished at many professional levels, such as the FLW, Masters Walleye Circuit, and AIM.His biggest accomplishment is finishing 1st in the AIM Saginaw Bay, Michigan walleye tournament, 4th in the FLW Championship in Moline, IL. He has been ranked as high as 7th in the Nation. Captain Jarrad specializes in wing dam fishing, three-way trolling and suspended trolling.


When Captain Jarrad is not chasing those elusive whitetails (walleyes) of the Mississippi River he is chasing the whitetails of Buffalo County, WI as a well known Buffalo County Outfitter. Buffalo County is famous for being the #1 County in the U.S. for record book whitetails.

Rutting Ridge Lodging Rates

Check Out Time 10:00 a.m.
Check In Time 2:00 p.m.

Hillcrest Motel and Lodging is a smoke-free facility, there are no exceptions.

Number of Guests Per Night Per Week
1 Person $125 $750
2 People $125 $750
3 People $135 $810
4 People $145 $750
5 People $155 $870
6 People $165 $990

Hunting openers require a 3 night minimum stay for Deer and Duck season openers.

A valid credit card (Visa or MasterCard) is required at the time of reservation. You card will not be charged until your scheduled reservation. At that time you can charge the card on file, use a different card or pay by check or cash. If you fail to show for your reservation or any damage is done to the cabins or property the card on file will be charged accordingly.

  • Cancellation Policy is 14 days for lodges. 48 hours for motel rooms.
  • If cancelations occurs within 48 hours of date booked full price will be charged for cancellation.
  • No refund for early departure.
  • Due to allergic reactions by other guests, we regret no pets allowed.

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Client Testimonials & Fishing Reports

Read what our clients have to say about Rutting Ridge Outfitters and their experiences. Or stay tuned to our field and fishing reports to see what the action is and possibly learn a thing or two about with tips from our pro-staff.

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