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Bavarian Inn Lodge

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
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Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Found a great deal online for this place. My family had a great stay! Most definitely stay there again!!! Great place for kids!! So many things to do with the whole family!!! And great for alone time with ur partner!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Overall great place!!! You truly don't have to leave the hotel if you choose not to!!! Fun..breakfast..lunch...dinner.. .swimming...shops ...drinks & sleep all under one roof!!! Love this place! Will be back soon!!!! A+

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a sensational time, my kids both enjoyed it. We will definitely come back. My family has been coming here for years. My first visit was when I was 10. I recommend this hotel to all our family and friends.

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Onsted, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We always enjoy our stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. Making reservations online is easy. Check in is always fast and our room was wonderful. Our great time and friendly staff keep us coming back many times during the year. Being a Perks Member is a great way to save money. My wife and I are never disappointed. Thanks Bavarian... More

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Ypsilanti, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Frankenmuth has always been a family friendly place to visit since I was a kid. The Bavarian Inn mirrors the Christian family values that are so important to our family. Love going and having a great time in the game room and the at the pools, playing putt-putt and eating the famous chicken dinner. Our kids love it there and... More

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Shaheen11: We are very honored to serve your family and we appreciate your recognition of our Christian family Values. Thank you for sharing your insights with the rest of the world on Tripadvisor.com. We really look forward to each and every opportunity to have our Bavarian Inn family, serve your family! Sincerely, Jim Engel, C.O.O. Bavarian Inn Lodge More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has it going on, from the assistance on the phone while making reservations to the assistance during check in, thank you Jerusha, the room cleanliness, the cleanliness of the pool areas, the assistance of the life guards and the comfort of the beds. After being on the road the last three days and staying in two other hotels,... More

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Warner, Thank you so very much for your very kind words on this site and your recognition of JJ at our Front Desk and other staff who took care of you during your recent stay. We are very proud of our team and hearing public recognition of their efforts is greatly appreciated and will be on the "TripAdvisor... More

windsor, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We take the kids to Bavarian Inn Lodge several times a year. The price is great and there is so much to keep the kids busy. We always compare prices with other hotels in the area, and most often end up getting the best deal here, with the Perks Club.

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dave B., Thank you for your frequent stays Dave and for entrusting the Lodge with your American Get-a-way experience in Frankenmuth! As the founder of the Bavarian Inn Perks Club back in Oct. 1999, I'm proud to have you in our frequent guest club and we will keep working hard to keep the place FUN for your next arrival!... More

Smithtown, NY
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel was clean if a bit dated breakfast was great Nearby German restaurants were just ok. Shopping on Main Street was nice A good one day stop over when traveling north to Mackinac Island Don't the Christmas Store on the way in!!

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for including Frankenmuth and the Bavarian Inn Lodge as part of your Pure Michigan Vacation - heading North. I'm glad that you found the hotel clean and enjoyed breakfast here. So sorry to see that you felt the rest of your experience as a family was average. We will continue to work hard to help each guest create... More

Detroit, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay. The staff was amazing and we were well attended to. Every single staff member that we passed by in the hallway said "Hello" to us. The establishment is very clean. The Bavarian Inn is a classy establishment. We enjoyed the fact that there was not only a pool area for families and children, but also for... More

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dennis & Karen, It is a pleasure to hear your perceptions of what made your family get-a-way experience a memorable one for your family. Thank you both for staying with us and also for sharing your thoughts with the world on this site. We hope to entertain your family again in the near future! Yours in Service, Jim Engel,... More

waterford, mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stay here almost every year and it never dissappoints! The rooms are clean & the kids have fun in the pools and game rooms. We ate at the Ratskeller and the food was pretty darn good as well! We went with a group, so the $149/night group rate we got was perfect!

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review

Dear PsoupWaterford: Thank you for being such a loyal guest for so many years! We appreciate your trust in our services and we know we have to earn that trust over and over again. We are up to the challenge and we look forward to serving your family or your entire group again. With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On... More

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Address: 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
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Location: United States > Michigan > Frankenmuth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bavarian Inn Lodge 3*
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Also Known As:
Bavarian Hotel Frankenmuth
Bavarian Resort Frankenmuth
Frankenmuth Bavarian Lodge
Bavarian Inn Frankenmuth Mi
Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge Resort
Bavarian Lodge Frankenmuth
Bavarian Frankenmuth

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Bavarian Inn Lodge is a treasure in the heart of downtown Frankenmuth - Michigan's #1 tourist attraction. Nestled on the banks of the beautiful Cass River, the Lodge is a world-class getaway destination for families and couples. The Bavarian Inn Lodge of Frankenmuth is about gathering. For generations, millions of people have come here to stay and play, to be welcomed with our home-cooked chicken dinners, delightfully cozy beds, and warm Bavarian hospitality. It's like stepping into the heart of Europe without a passport or the jet lag! •360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool, family suites and balcony rooms •Indoor water park with four indoor pools;three whirlpools & two large waterslides.•Four tennis courts (two with nighttime play). •Three-story European-style courtyard with one indoor pool and whirlpool reserved especially for adults. •18-Hole indoor miniature golf. •The largest Family Fun Center in any Midwest hotel with 110+ video and redemption games, air hockey, and pool tables.•Two-story Children's Village play area. •Two lounges, two restaurants, two gift shops (stop in at Michael's Gift Shop to check out board games galore).•Gourmet Coffee Bar in Martha's Gift Shop.•Free live nightly entertainment including sing-a-longs and Karaoke. •Free WIFI internet with over 50 hotspots throughout public areas and in guestrooms. •An abundance of public areas for your family or group to gather and socialize. America's FIRST Living Room Styled Water Park! Yet... A couples paradise with an adult only pool and whirlpool! ... more   less 
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