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“Family fun!” 5 of 5 stars
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Bavarian Inn Lodge
2.5 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
Chesterfield, Michigan
2 reviews
“Family fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

My kids love this place. It's like out 10th time there. Now that they added water slides its even more fun! The chicken dinner is a must! The kids love the candy store and the bakery...yum!!! A lot to do. You can take a boat ride and a carriage ride which cost money. There is the River Place shops too. Cute little place to walk around.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
Dear AM,

Thank you for your loyalty to the Bavarian Inn Lodge and Frankenmuth! It is always good news when children can have FUN with their parents! We will keep working hard to keep the lodge clean, friendly and fun... looking forward to your next arrival...

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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  • Sleep Quality
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London, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We have been staying at the Bavarian Inn for many years. The staff is always very friendly, helpful and they are always smiling. We have only good things to say about all of our experiences here. The rooms are always very clean, the food is soooooo good, and it is always a great place to kick off our shoes and just relax. The kids always have a great time in the fun center and the pools are so refreshing for all of us. Love this place and can't say enough good about it.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Dear Mary Jane A.,

We are grateful for your loyalty to the Bavarian Inn and your kind words regarding years of visits to the Lodge. We will keep working hard to make your future visits as memorable as the past!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 36 Years -
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We loved this hotel, there was so much to keep us and our daughter busy with. We will definitely be back in the future. There was a server (Kelsi) and she was just the sweetest, everyone made us feel comfortable. The rooms were clean, and a good size, we had plenty of room for 3 adults and a child. Noise level was low, and there were 3 weddings there. We loved the pools and the waterslides (at no extra charge), our 2 year old played on the climbing area. There was a free shuttle to town that came every 15 minutes (even though it was close to main street, and the riverboat). Would definitely suggest this hotel to friends and family!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Dear Kaela M.,

Thank you for making the trek from Windsor Canada to visit Frankenmuth and the Lodge. So happy that your family enjoyed your first stay with us. The newest water slides in Michigan, at the Lodge, have been a big hit and you are right in that there is no additional charge to use the slides as we don't sell day passes - thus leaving the facilities 100% available for the registered guests of the Lodge.

The shuttle you experiences is in fact 2 weeks old now and will take you both to Bavarian Inn Restaurant or River Place Shops.

We hope to become a family tradition for you in the years to come! Thank you again for staying with us and sharing your thoughts on Trip Advisor.

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Oak Park, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Went to the Bavarian lodge for a friends wedding. Perfect choice for a wedding. The food, staff, room, and fun center for the kids were all more than I was expecting. The water slides are a blast, and the staff was extremely helpful. The room had a great view, and can't wait to go back. No better place to stay when visiting Frankenmouth.

Room Tip: The suite had a great tub, and would recommend the room with a river side view.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Dear Albert G.,

It was a pleasure and honor to host your friends weddings. Weddings are our most FUN event to help host as we love helping create special memories. So pleased your family enjoyed your experience and we hope we "hooked you" for many years to come!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Chicago Heights
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We couldn't be more delighted with our stay at the Bavarian Inn! The staff was wonderful and very helpful. Our room was spacious and very clean. We requested a handicapped room and were pleasantly surprised. We were concerned about weather being overcast and raining. No problem at the Lodge. The 18 hole mini golf, the huge arcade, the water slides and multiple pools, and the gift areas would keep anybody busy. There was fun and food to keep everyone happy. The grounds was were perfect for the photographer. We only stayed 2 nights and I wish it was more. We will definitely return to this lovely area for the accommodations and all that this area provides for vacations.

Room Tip: We enjoyed having a balcony room.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear Diane,

Thank you for including us on your trip from Chicago Heights! We do help take the fear out of "what to do" if it rains during a stay. Another good reason to come back in winter! We look forward to your return visit!


Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This was the first we took our 2 yr old grandson by ourselves, as usual the facilities were great. He had never been to a pool that he could just walk into & he had a ball, our biggest problem was getting him out, that got a lot easier when he discovered all of the games & ride on toys though. Can't say benough good things about the staff, they were very attentive and helpful. We are going back in Aug with the entire family.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear Tom P.,

Oh... what great memories! We are honored to have hosted your first get-a-way with your young grandson! The zero-depth pool was designed for toddlers to have a comfort level of getting into the water! Thank you for entrusting us with such a special stay. We so look forward to serving your expanded family in August. I hope to meet you when you return!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

WE just got back from another fantastic weekend at the Bavarian Inn Lodge, we had unexpected guests show up and the front desk went far beyond there duty to make sure we were taken care of. WE just love how they treat us like we were Family, Cant wait to book our next trip There , The new Water Slides are Fantastic !!!!!!

Room Tip: 1121 has a Great view of the river, and 1106 is a Fantastic suite near the elavators
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear Captain Tiberioius,

We too are loving the waterslides as it is our goal to get all our staff to try them out too! So happy that you enjoyed them during your recent get-a-way! We do enjoy treating our guests like family. I always tell the staff. If you are balancing between being "professional and friendly..." ALWAYS lean towards more friendliness! It just goes so much further and helps everyone have more FUN!

Thanks for your patronage and we look forward to serving you for years!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Address: 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
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Location: United States > Michigan > Frankenmuth
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bavarian Inn Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 360
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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! Oh yes... Parking is always free! ... more   less 
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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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