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North Muskegon, Michigan
Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had two rooms booked and both were large comfortable and well appointed. Each room has historical information regarding a specific family that lives in Frankenmuth. The Lodge has several pools and areas to entertain kids. This is a family oriented establishment so expect lots of kids. Pools are very busy, but there is an adult only pool if you...

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

Dear Tim S., Thank you so much for your kind words and your efforts to tell the world on this site. We appreciate you sharing what mattered most to your family. We appreciate every insight shared and try to learn from them. We will keep working hard to make your and all our other guests a wonderful experience. I agree...

Reviewed February 3, 2015

Excellent time.my family really had a good time they want to go back in two weeks for winter break. There was a lot to do its near everything rooms were clean. Food was very good. the employees were help and very friendly.

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

Dear Steppatt: Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your recent stay at the Lodge. I especially appreciate your recognizing our staff and their positive impact on your experience. We recognize that our team members are our most valued asset. We appreciate their hard work and genuine kindness to our guests. Our mission is to create enjoyable experiences...

Romulus, Michigan
Reviewed February 3, 2015

For the last 6 years my family has went to Bavarian Inn for the anual snowfest. We love it there. The hotel staff is always so nice and the hotel is always very clean!! I have a 6 year old daughter and there is so much for her to do there. From the pools, to the arcades, the kids wooden...

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

Dear Rachel O. Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your recent stay at the Lodge. We are honored to be a part of your families snow-fest vacation! It is humbling whenever we hear that we are part of a tradition. I appreciate you pointing out our staffs efforts and for sharing what matters most to you when...

Clinton Township, Michigan
Reviewed February 2, 2015

We recently found an on-line special for a romantic get away. We loved the premium room, which was on the courtyard level with access to the adult-only pool. We enjoyed shopping and the traditional chicken dinner. The champagne and chocolates included in the package were delicious and we have 2 beautifully etched glasses to help us remember our awesome weekend!

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

Dear Johnny K., Thank yo for taking advantage of our couples romantic get-a-way package. So pleased that you enjoyed the Lodge amenities as a couple. One third of the posts on this site about us are from couples which is an honor... knowing we are also a family focused resort too. With Sincere Appreciation, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On Behalf of...

Romeo, Michigan
Reviewed February 2, 2015

We have stayed at the Bavarian Inn Lodge multiple times over the years usually with our kids. We have always had a fantastic time. Kids absolutely love it. BUT this was a weekend away for just my husband and I for Snow Fest and his birthday. Our room was a walkout to the adult pool courtyard. And as much as...

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

Dear Sharon B. , Sharon, we thank you for your loyalty to the Bavarian Inn with frequent stays over many years! We work very hard to provide amenities and services that couples enjoy as well as other amenities for families of all ages. It is not always easy to balance both the couple and family market at the same time....

Marine City, Michigan
Reviewed February 2, 2015

Quick trip to the Inn to enjoy the Snow Fest. Checkin was fast and we were able to get our room early. Clean room but wish they had duvets instead of bedspreads. We enjoyed a river view balcony of the snowy landscape. We did not swim on this visit, but all the pools were being enjoyed by the other guests,...

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

Dear StewyStang: Thank you for sharing your recent great experience at the Bavarian Inn Lode on TripAdvisor.com. We appreciate your choosing us and for sharing specific details on what your family enjoyed most! I and our entire leadership team are thankful daily for having such a wonderful staff who "make a difference" to guests. We instill in our team, the...

Livonia, Michigan
Reviewed February 2, 2015

We have used the Bavarian Inn twice for business meetings and training. The staff was courteous, accommodating and friendly. They understand how stressful conducting training can be and took care of every need we had during our day. The food was delicious. I will definitely use them for future sessions. Great location at a great time of year (Snow Festival)!

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

Dear Amy W., Thank you for choosing the Bavarian Inn Lodge for your Workshops over the past several years. We are honored and thrilled to provide meeting and conference space in FUN and FRIENDLY Frankenmuth. We have found that many families visiting for fun, will put on their professional hat and pick up conference business while visiting. Then frequently request...

Detroit
Reviewed February 1, 2015

“You’re treated like family when you stay here. With numerous stays behind me, I never find reason to be discouraged with either the service or the facilities. They are first rate across the board. This trip the Owner/Manager took the time to visit our meeting as well as visit every table during our banquet. Once I knew who she was...

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

Dear Mr. & Mrs. John... So glad you enjoyed your Bavarian Inn experience recently on business. I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with Judy for 37 years. I and a great (but small) team worked with Judy to design, construct and finally operate the Lodge back in 1986. I can say with extreme certainty that Judy is passionate...

Reviewed January 30, 2015

I have stayed at the lodge several times in the past and would recommend it to anyone looking to stay in Frankenmuth. It is always a great experience and fun for the whole family! Great service lovely atmosphere!

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

Dear R Chaika: We greatly appreciate your frequent visits to the Bavarian Inn Lodge. So glad you have enjoyed consistent great experiences. We are so proud to have been your chosen venue for creating family MEMORIES! Yours in Service, Jim Engel, C.O.O. On Behalf of the ENTIRE Bavarian Inn Lodge Team

Farmington Hills, Michigan
Reviewed January 30, 2015

I recently stayed at Bavarian Inn Lodge. I am from Michigan and was looking for a little getaway, from the stresses of everyday life. I choose to stay at Bavarian Inn Lodge, a place I had never stayed before. Their guest services was first rate. They took their time to help me find the best room and provide me with...

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Dear Melissa A., Thank you for your very kind words and for sharing your experience with the public on TripAdvisor.com. We are so pleased that our staff made you comfortable and that you enjoyed the pools and many amenities of the Lodge. We often talk about "acting like" a bed and breakfast type of operation even though we are a...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Bavarian Inn Lodge

Address: 1 Covered Bridge Ln, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1900
Location: United States > Michigan > Frankenmuth
Price Range: $169 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bavarian Inn Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 360
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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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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“We had a "river view".. it was a good room”
 of 5 bubbles hollyb905, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“River front rooms are nice with view.”
 of 5 bubbles O2538EPjohnm, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Do not recommend rooms near pools or activities if you plan to sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles 10Dianne, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“We love the river view but we haven't had a bad room ever.”
 of 5 bubbles 657debbiej, Feb 18, 2017 | Read review
“For couples there are first-floor rooms with access to the adults-only pool and courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles 754lizc, Feb 15, 2017 | Read review
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