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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 staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Bavarian Inn Lodge
Updated 06/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 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
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
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
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Park View
Languages Spoken
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Jeff P wrote a review Oct 20
15 contributions5 helpful votes
We love coming here. So much to do so much to see. The hotel ameneties are great for adults and kids. The tsaff is friendly and very helpful. You could truthfully never leave building but you need to also see downtown.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 242 might be haunted
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mgarverick wrote a review Jun 2021
5 contributions
Hotel's Favorite
The entrance to the Inn is breathtaking. The wooden covered bridge is a welcoming site. Our experience is always wonderful. From the employees to the history to the room. Their German heritage shines through. We love staying here!! Family vacations are a must. Even a relaxing couples weekend can be great. They think of every detail. People smile and greet their guests. Adding to the visit,are the Frankenmuth yearly events. We were fortunate to experience a Balloon Fest. We couldn’t believe how exciting it was to see the hot air balloons fly over the resort. An amazing balloon glow occurred within sight of our balcony. To end the day, there were fireworks. Shouts and applauding came from our resort neighbors. It was fantastic.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Jim Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge
Responded Jun 7, 2021
Dear Quest: Thank you for entrusting our team to help you and our other guests "welcom in" Summer and saying GOODBYE to the pandemic as our Nation becomes safer and vaccination rates are on the rise. As the Chairman of the Hot Air Balloon Event, I thank you for the kind words. We start planning this event during Christmas week already. Our Staff is feeling more comfortable than a year ago working with guests from five surrounding States and across Michigan and we look forward to creating more NORMAL memories for our guests, ourselves and each other. We hope to serve YOU for years to come. With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team
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Denise M wrote a review Oct 20
1 contribution
Our first trip to Bavarian Inn was a success! We got the Family Suite in the Fun Center with River view patio and it was perfect - big, clean and quiet A/C. We did not hear any noise from the Fun Center. The kids loved the food at the Ratskeller and it was great that is was available all day and night. The pools were fun for the whole family. The arcade was so much fun with games for everyone. We only stayed 2 nights and wished we had booked longer since there is so much to do. All the people we met who work there were cheerful, helpful and quick to offer help. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Don't be afraid of rooms in Fun center because it was pretty quiet
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Parker WC wrote a review Oct 19
Mount Orab, Ohio2 contributions
This place was clean. The staff friendly. The beds were comfortable too. It was located with in walking distance of food and the shopping. We chose the Inn because of the iffy weather in October and the Inn has things to do inside.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Jim Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Lost-Traveler79: Thank you so much for your recent stay and for your trust in our Team. So glad you had a great experience. I hope you enjoyed the entire Community along with the Lodge amenities! We hope to serve you whenever you crave anything Frankenmuth has to offer! With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. Bavarian Inn Lodge
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mamabear m wrote a review Oct 19
1 contribution
We love, I mean absolutely love going to the Bavarian.. swimming, playing games, playing putt putt golf and they stay opened late.. kids are nice and worn out for a good night's sleep.. we try to go at least three times a year for two nights at a time.. they have a very good variety of food.. very nice employees, nice clean rooms.. I definitely would refer anyone to the Bavarian inn and Lodge in Frankenmuth.. from the marshall family ❤️
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Jim Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Mama Bear: We are HONORED and HUMBLED to serve your family. We truly appreciate your loyalty to our Team and are so happy that we can help you create awesome family memories together. Please ask for me at the Front Desk when you return. I would love to meet your clan! Have a Blessed Fall and we look forward to more "memory making for the Marshall Family"! 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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$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.