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1 Covered Bridge Ln, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1900
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 8 hotels in Frankenmuth
Travelers' Choice
Bavarian Inn Lodge is a treasure in the heart of downtown Frankenmuth - Michigan's #1 tourist attraction. 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. •360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool, family suites and balcony rooms •Indoor water park with four indoor pools;three whirlpools & two large water slides. •18-Hole indoor miniature golf. •The largest Family Fun Center in any Midwest hotel with 160+ 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•Free live nightly entertainment. •Free WIFI internet 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!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Mini golf
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Tennis court
Water park
Table tennis
Free shuttle or taxi services
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
ATM on site
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Travis S wrote a review Jul 2020
Akron, Ohio1 contribution
The manager Macken went above and beyond to help us, he even gave us a 5 dollar credit to the arcade. The arcade was a lot of fun, had a great time playing all the different games available. We will definitely be back because of our great experience.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Jim Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Traviss, THANK YOU for your recent stay and your kind words about our Manager Macken. We agree... he is a star on our team! Glad you had a wonderful time and we hope to serve you whenever you get a craving for anything in Frankenmuth! Sincerely, Jim Engel, C.O.O. Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 44 Years On behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team
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AngJ06 wrote a review Aug 2019
3 contributions
Hotel's Favorite
My family loves staying here. We have stayed here one sometimes two weekends a year here since 2013. The staff is welcoming, friendly, and helpful. The rooms are clean and spacious. We love that there is so much to do; swimming, water slides, arcade, and mini golf. We love spending the evening playing games in the arcade. We even got to meet the arcade Gaming Manager, Timothy Acord II. He was very friendly and welcoming. The Ratskeller has a variety of delicious food to choose from. We love that we can walk to the various shops in town. This is a great place to spend a weekend or stay during the week.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Response from Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge
Responded Aug 6, 2019
Dear AngJ06: Thank you for your kind feedback and your long-time loyalty to the Lodge Team! You are right, Tim Acord is an awesome Manager and takes such very good care of our Video / arcade machinery. He so enjoys seeing families have FUN together at the Lodge. So glad you enjoy the Ratskeller menu items - they keep adding creative items all the time! We hope to earn your return visits one-at-a-time for years to come! With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 43 Year On behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team
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givelife000 wrote a review Jul 2020
Flintstone, Maryland276 contributions29 helpful votes
We drove a long way to frakenmuth mi. Had reservation outside of town but found an amazing offer on line for the Bavarian inn lodge. From that first call for reservations throughout our entire stay we were amazed by the customer service. Every employee you saw,or passed, spoke smiles offered assistance. No employee said go down hall turn left instead they said follow me with a big smile ! The maintenance employees were busy with there project but no when they saw us they immediately said everything ok anything we can help with! The staff here genuinely care about the people staying here and are so professional and kind. The room clean, quiet and air conditioning great. Covid 19 measures strictly adhered to even outside on patio For live music and pizza. I don’t think we have ever stayed anywhere that Brought such joy and peace as the Bavarian inn lodge. I look forward to visiting again. It was an amazing stay.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Jim Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Give Life: Thank you so very much for putting your trust in our team with your recent stay. Thank you for making "Pure Michigan' a long distance experience from Maryland! Another great "M" State! We were closed with the COVID epidemic for 105 days. Our team was "chomping at the bit" to get back to work! Although our volume of guests is still way down from normal, we are thrilled to see and serve every first-time-guest and all our loyal long-term guests who have been missing their Frankenmuth experience. We wish you safe travels and much appreciation for your kind words. I am sharing your review with the entire team as I know it will add more invigoration into their spirit! Sincerely, Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 44 Years On behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team
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Brooke Michelle wrote a review Jul 2020
Farmington Hills, Michigan7 contributions1 helpful vote
The Bavarian Inn will always have a special place in my heart! It offered us a retreat during a difficult time and I will forever be thankful. Long story short, my husband was injured and confined to a wheelchair for four months last year. We were so sick of being at home; it was suggested to us that we try the Bavarian Inn Lodge for a getaway to get out of the house. I am so happy that we did! The entire place is handicap accessible. You can request a barrier free room for wheelchair accessibility. There are elevators down to the game center, and wheelchair ramps to help you get there. We enjoyed the Ratskeller bar downstairs and the two restaurants on the main floor. The nightly entertainment at the Lorelei Lounge was wonderful (Kurt is our favorite!). They have power scooters for daily rent, which we would have done if it weren't the middle of Winter. They are $35/daily and you can use them to visit the shops around Frankenmuth. I believe they even said that they have a shuttle to take you to the River Place Shops. We stayed at the Bavarian Inn several times while he was injured and every time we left we felt refreshed. I don't know what we would have done without it while he was hurt. Looking forward to visiting again!
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: Barrier Free rooms for wheelchair accessibility
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Response from Jim Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Brooke1788: Thank you for sharing your trust in the Lodge with the public on this site. We have taken great effort to illustrate on our website all barrier free guestrooms. We demonstrate which rooms are left transfer versus right transfer plus transfer height for mattresses and toilets. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you again this year once all of our Fun Center activities are allowed to reopen. Wishing you the best and STAY SAFE! Yours in Service, Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 44 Years - On behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team
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Janis H wrote a review Jul 2020
Ypsilanti, Michigan2 contributions
Due to COVID-19, Bavarian Inn had reopened on July 1, just a few days before our July 3 thru 6 trip. Most of its entertainment facilities including swimming pools and game rooms remained closed but its restaurant, administrative offices and Martha's Gift Shop were open as well most the downtown area stores. Our room was very clean on arrival but maid service was unavailable during our stay because of the pandemic. Still, we enjoyed our stay and the staff was was extremely friendly and went out their way to explain and apologize for the restrictions.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: The pandemic may last for a while, so don't put your trip off waiting for it to end
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Response from Jim Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Janis H., Thank you for being some of our first guests to visit since our 105 days of being closed. We appreciate your trust in our team! We are anxious to reopen the rest of our facilities and are pleased that you enjoyed the relaxation that the Lodge and Frankenmuth offer in a SAFE manner. We hope to serve you with expanded services again soon! Sincerely, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team
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$146 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bavarian Inn Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Bavarian Inn Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Frankenmuth River Place Shops (0.2 miles), Frankenmuth Cheese Haus (0.2 miles), and Frankenmuth Historical Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bavarian Inn Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Bavarian Inn Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bavarian Inn Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bavarian Inn Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bavarian Inn Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Honey B’s Eatery, Harvest Coffee House & Beanery, and Frankenmuth Fudge Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bavarian Inn Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Bavarian Inn Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Frankenmuth.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bavarian Inn Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Bavarian Inn Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Bavarian Inn Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.