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EMJB

Royal Dutchman???

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EMJB

Can anyone tell me why the Royal Dutchman is closed or contact info for Doug or Marilyn??? I am wanting to get in contact with them and the numbers I have are disconnected...

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hnd

i believe some bad investments and using the rd as collateral caused them to lose it. just what i've heard. the parking lot was empty the entire week last week.

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JimBuck

I REALLY hope someone buys that place. Not much for lodging in the area. Competition is good for everyone.

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Boar

Oh no.. that is really sad, there are great people, I hope things turn around for them. Drove by on Sat. an was very quiet. Dosent seem right. Hope the best for the Dutchman an Dutchess. Boar

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sandyshoresshack

The bank in Baudette is the current owner of the Dutchman. Unless they find a new operator it will not be open in the immediate future.

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CANOPY SAM

That's a nice little motel, and they provided wonderful service. Too bad. I hope they'll be okay.

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Dutchmantoo

To set the record straight, the bank does own the Dutchman now. Doug and Marilyn now live in Missouri and Doug works in Iowa in the waste water management field, which was what he did before owning the Dutchman. For those of you who know Ally and me, we are still in Baudette and still try to keep in touch with our past customers. Ally works at the muni and I work at the North side hardware store. The Dutchman may be closed for six months to a year, depending on legal [PoorWordUsage]. We still live on the river and I fish as much as I can. Will try to post as much as I can in the Spring and Fall but now I have a real job and have to WORK eight hours a day! We are all doing fine and hopefully the Dutchman will be open soon.

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JumpStart73

long live "biscuit lips"........rd2......J&K....

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Dutchmantoo

biscuit lips, look us up

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Northlander

I miss the Dutchman. Stayed there last spring and wanted to this fall. I hope it comes back bigger and better.

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bak2MN

Sorry to hear hope to see things get straightened out.

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dougger222

Stayed there a few times and really liked that place and the owners/staff.

The best was when Marylene knocked on the door one morning and said, "Doug, your friend called from jail he's ready to be picked up!" When it was time to pay out she said it was a first not charging one person for staying in jail!!!

It's too bad what happened and wish them the best...

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Water_Guy

Well, just got re-registered and looked at the Rainy Forum for the first time since we left. Sorry for not posting sooner but just couldn't bring myself to do it. I've had to do too many things I didn't want to lately. Appreciate the kind words but they sure don't make this any easier.

So why did it happen? When a train hits you, it's not the caboose that kills you & I guess the global economy crash wouldn't have killed us IF: We hadn't had the flood of '02 2 weeks after buying the Dutchman and increasing our debt by 50% rather than giving it back then. IF: The MN Dept. of Health hadn't delayed the opening of our new building by several months costing us over $60,000 in lost revenue. IF: The Walleye and Sauger limits hadn't been drasticly reduced, which did the same to our traffic. If: We hadn't leveraged the Dutchman to get into a Canadian camp right before fuel prices spiked, passport requirements, and a steady decline in border trafic down to 1972 levels. Who knows?

I do know that we are very luck people to have had the experiences that most just dream of, to get to meet some incredible individuals, and to share in some of the most enjoyable times of their lives.

We would do it all again, even if it was to end this way!

We will miss you guys but who knows when we might be in the boat or ice house next to you!

Doug & Marilyn

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JumpStart73

Ahhhhhh. Doug,Marilyn your back online.....We missed you two this year. To bad it ended up that way.You guys were the best to be with ......Take care and best wishes Kris and Jason

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minimite

hey carl, it's seabiscuit. just wondering if you still have the same cell number as when you were running the dutchman? we were up last week fishing arnesan's and were gonna look you up but ran out of time as it goes way to fast every time we are in your neck of the woods. we will back again for the river run and was just wondering if there's any possibility the dutchman will be open by then or if you have any other suggestions if thats not gonna be an option. really don't wanna sleep 3 guys in a truck but will if we have to. my numbers still the same if you still have it from years past. doug and marylin we all hope everything is going well for you guys and i cant imagine having to move from northern mn to missouri/ iowa. hope to see you guys back up there some day. hope to talk to ya before the river season carl, josh(seabiscuit)

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goingdeep

Never stayed in a motel up there always camped at birchdale, but looking at getting a motel this year. What motels are the closest to Birchdale..

Thanks

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Rick

Doug and Marilyn are first class folks. It would be nice to see both of you back running it. I don't believe anyone could run it better.

Maybe luckier but not better!!

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matt_shermoen

Sorry to hear about the Dutchman, I have driven past it many of times in my travels from Int'l Falls to LOW.

Please don't let that stop any of you from coming up and fishing the Rainy River this spring. There are still many quality places in Int'l Falls and Baudette. Yes that means a little longer drive each way but hopefully by 2012 the Dutchman is open for business again. If you would like information on lodging in Int'l Falls please feel free to contact me, for the inside scoop.

Good luck to all of you hitting the water soon.

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LindellProStaf

Sad to say the Dutchman is still not up and running. Miss Doug and Marilyn in the area. Have not heard what is coming up for the Dutchman. I have started catching some walleyes through the ice on the river in the past week too...

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RoyalDutchman

My husband and I are currently in the process of buying the Royal Dutchman.....we are scheduled to close February 15th if all goes well.....we plan to advertise with this site and be ready for spring fishing.....we will let everyone know as soon as possible when the closing process is done smile we are very excited to start this new journey and hope to have more information soon....thank u and have a wonderful night

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BartmanMN

Great news. We'll keep you in mind for our Fall trips.

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_point_5

@awalton: I am curious how the Closing on the Royal Dutchman went for yesterday 02/15/2012? Myself and our party had stayed there for a number of years. Last year we had to try another place, so wondering if there will be life again at the Dutchman... grin

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goose89

I was hoping for a quick and positive reply.

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_point_5

Same here goose...

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RoyalDutchman

Hello everyone....the closing went good and we have been spending every extra minute getting it ready to open. We are almost done with the new side and then it will be time to start the river side. I am so sorry that I did not reply faster I have been checking this site and never noticed a comment thankfully by husband saw it. Thanks to the previous owners we now have the website domain with some info on there and hope to add more by the end of the weekend.

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