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Southgate, Michigan
Reviewed July 19, 2014

I took my grand kids for a get away.The lodge is very charming and clean.All the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful.The kids loved the pools ,hot tubs,mini golf and arcade.It was nice to have so much for them to do inside the lodge.The main street is within walking distance,with the shops and river boat.The kids cant wait to go...

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

Dear Grandpa Bill, Big smiles hit our face every time we hear about grand children having fun with Grandparents at the Lodge. Thank you for entrusting us with that special time together and for sharing your insights with the world on this site! We hope you can come back often with them for more "Grandpa Time"! With Sincere Appreciation, Jim...

Milton, GA
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Definitely a throwback to old Bavaria but a delightful treat. Quite charming and lots of fun activities for the kids. Several pools with a couple of tube slides for the older ones. HUGE arcade, mini-golf, snacks, and souvenirs in the Family Fun Center. Beautiful grounds and even a place to feed the peacocks and ducks. The kids loved it. One...

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

Dear Jan, Thank you kindly for staying with us at the Bavarian Inn Lodge with your family. So glad that you had a great visit together. I'm sorry for the staffer who seemed to be in a hurry to close up. I appreciate this feedback so we can share the importance of providing the same guest experience to every visitor...

Buckley, Illinois
Reviewed July 19, 2014

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...

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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...

Shell Lake, Wi
Reviewed July 18, 2014

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...

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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,...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed July 17, 2014

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...

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed July 17, 2014

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...

Allen Park, Michigan
Reviewed July 17, 2014

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+...

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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

Mount Prospect, Illinois
Reviewed July 17, 2014

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...

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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...

Lawrence, Kansas
Reviewed July 16, 2014

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...

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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

Dearborn, Michigan
Reviewed July 16, 2014

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...

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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
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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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“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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