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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 4 days ago
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Buckley, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A bit on the pricey side but very worth the cost. The rooms are very comfortable with lots of room to move around. The staff is very friendly and helpful. You really do not have to leave the premises to enjoy the stay. There is stuff to do to keep kids occupied and places for adults to relax. They have... More

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

Dear Nancy, Thank you for your frequent and most recent stay at the Lodge. So pleased to hear that your family enjoys the amenities and that our staff help you have a great experience with consistency. We are constantly studying our costs and our room rates to be as competitive as possible. We do know that we are one of... More

Shell Lake, Wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed there many times over the years. This time we had 2 young people with us and they had a wonderful time with all the activities provided. Lots of things to keep them entertained. The adult pool is a wonderful addition for those who want to escape the boisterous youngster. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Even though... More

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

Dear Donna, Thank you so much for your recent stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge and your kind words on this site. We are so happy to hear of your great experience and understanding "what matters most" to you on your stay. We hope to be a part of your experience in Frankenmuth for years to come. Yours in Service,... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great German style hotel. Very clean, exceptionally friendly staff. Nice indoor swim area with pools and waterslides for the kids. Best feature, adults only pool and hot tub. Walking distance to Bavarian Restaurant and the beautiful flower filled town.

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

Dear Liz, Thank you so much for staying with us recently Liz. So pleased to hear that you had a great get-a-way as a couple. I do agree with you - the flowers are just exceptional this summer! Thanks for noticing and sharing your insights with the world on this site! We hope for the opportunity to serve you again... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our two night stay to celebrate my sons 13th birthday was a big success! The Bavarian Inn with their awesome multi-room arcade, numerous pools with two water slides, great location near the quaint town and excellent shops and the restaurant with great chicken dinners made for a memorial birthday and get-away! Highly recommend the Bavarian Inn!

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

Dear Getaway4Fun, We were honored to be a part of your sons 13th birthday! Thank you for choosing the Lodge and for sharing your kind insights with the world on this site. We hope to become a tradition with your family in the years to come. With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On Behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge... More

Allen Park, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Bavarian Inn Lodge in one of the best maintained and cleanest Lodges I have ever found. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. The pools are clean and the kids love the new slides! Going to the Bavarian Inn with my mother and kids has become a tradition which keeps us coming back every year for the past 10+... More

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

Dear Kim, Thank you so very much for trusting in our staff and being loyal return guests for over a decade! We know we need to earn your return visit every time and will keep working hard to keep the Lodge FUN and FRIENDLY for your next visit. Thanks again Kim! With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. Bavarian Inn Lodge More

Mount Prospect, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Bavarian Inn because a friend was having her wedding reception at the restaurant. Everyone is very nice and helpful. Food was excellent and after we checked out and left town my wife remembered she left her pillow in the room. We circled back and the clerk at the front desk made a call to housekeeping. In... More

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

Dear Jim M., Thank you for choosing the Bavarian Inn Lodge while attending a wedding at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant! So pleased to hear your insights and kind words about our staff. We know they are our most valued asset and we appreciate your recognizing that too. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again! Yours in Service, Jim... More

St Lawrence Gap, Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were so impressed with all that Bavarian Inn Lodge had to offer all members of the family. Clean rooms, great choices of resturants on the premises, pools, entertainment/ game rooms, indoor golf, shops and live entertainment. You could be there in the middle of a snow storm or the heat of the summer and never have to leave the... More

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

Dear 664Sunshine, Thank you for your recent visit and sharing your insights with others on this site! We appreciated the opportunity to serve your family and await your next arrival! Sincerely, Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests Since 1977 - Bavarian Inn Lodge More

Dearborn, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been coming to the lodge for years. The place is beautiful, the staff friendly and eager to make the stay as pleasant as possible. I love the adult only pool as a place to relax and get away from it all. The food is perfect as always. Perfect weekend getaway!

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

Dear Michael C., Thank you for entrusting the Bavarian Inn Lodge with your frequent visits. It is a pleasure to serve you and we greatly appreciate the loyalty. We will keep working hard to keep the place relaxing and fun. We know we need to earn your next visit every-single-day! With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On Behalf of the... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Bavarian Inn Lodge has been a family vacation stop since my childhood back in the 80s. My brother and I were making a road trip up north to do some camping for the 4th of July and decided to stop in Frankenmuth for the night along the way. Same great experience it's always been with a fantastic fireworks show... More

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

Dear Kevin K., Wow... we really appreciate the opportunity to have served you for over 30 years at Bavarian Inn. Your return visits are the best testimony we could ever want and we are humbled by your kind words and your loyalty. I hope to meet you (ask for me at the Front Desk) when you return. Having been with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was very comfortable and welcoming. We stayed for a wedding and didn't even get to enjoy the restaurant and pools but we still had a wonderful stay. The staff was very welcoming and the hotel was very clean. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and I will be coming back with my 4 year old son to... More

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

Dear Rachel W., Yeah... we look forward to the opportunity of a repeat visit - next time with your four year old. We have enjoyed hosting so many weddings and conventions that spur into family traditions with return visits such as you described. We will work on keeping the place FUN and FRIENDLY awaiting your families arrival! Yours in Service,... 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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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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