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“Great place for a yearly family getaway”
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Bavarian Inn Lodge
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
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Genoa, Ohio, United States
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“Great place for a yearly family getaway”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

We love the Bavarian Inn Lodge as our yearly family holiday "getaway." Our three year old twins love the pools, arcade, & miniature golf course. It is a large & sprawling lodge, with a lot of room, but still has a small inn atmosphere. It is a nice break from the larger indoor water parks, more relaxing & family friendly. We look forward every year to our trip & can't wait to make memories here every year.

Room Tip: We love the fun center level rooms, as they are closer to the action for our kids!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Brady P
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Dear Brady P.,

Soooo happy that you have included is in your Frankenmuth Tradition. We know your twins will be enjoying those new water slides before you know it! Enjoy your double-pleasure family thru the Holidays and thank you for your vote of confidence on this site and your patronage. Merry CHRISTmas! Would love to meet you and the twins when you return!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, COO
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Hale, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

We go to the Bavarian Inn Lodge about 3 times a year and find it a very quiet, peaceful place to stay. We love to eat at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant and shop in the town's many stores. The pool and hot tubs are also great.

Room Tip: We love the rooms that look out over the river.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Dear Barbara S.,

Thanks for your frequent stays. So glad you enjoy Dorothy's chicken dinners at Bavarian Inn Restaurant and enjoy our pools! We appreciate your vote of confidence here and your business - always!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, COO
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Michigan
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

My wife and I stayed here one night, mid-week, in November. It was very quiet, with comfortable accomodations. The staff was very friendly and attentive. It seems as though it was geared more towards a "family" with the extra ammenities, but dont let that change your mind if you are looking for a quiet night alone :) The location is superb, as it is in easy walking distance to downtown, but off the main road enough to be very quiet. Frankenmuth is a great town, with great folks... have fun!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Dear Jimisalreadytaken,

Thank You for expressing how peaceful it can be at the Lodge. When school is in session, we rarely have large numbers of children and do in fact host thousands of couples over the years. Regardless of the number of children, having the adult pool and whirlpool is a great unique amenity that assures you some relaxation regardless of families present. We work hard to manage noise levels in hallways year round as well. Hope to be a tradition with you in the future. Our reservation staff are good at knowing when a lot of children or few children will be present in the future! Thank you for your stay!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, COO
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Wyandotte, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

We have been regular visitors to the Bavarian Inn Lodge for years and it just gets better!
There is something for everyone in the family to do there. The staff is frinendly and helpful, the food is great and there is plenty to do there. The new waterslides are a great addition!
I have never attended a business meeting there but from what I have seen they can accomodate any size meeting.

Room Tip: Rooms on the fun center level on the river side open to the outdoors and the Cass River.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Dear Marlene G.,

Thank you for your years of loyalty and glad you love the slides. We are off to a great start with them being live for two weeks now! Yes, in fact we host meetings and conventions for up to 500 delegates in our Composer rooms with many other break out rooms. all at the far end of the hotel from where you had the 'wet fun' of the Fun Center! I hope to meet you on your next arrival, please ask for me at the Front Desk! Merry CHRISTmas!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, COO
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

My husband and I spent one night in Frankenmuth, and spent the night at the lodge. I had printed a Trip advisor discount coupon, so the price was reasonable. Close to the main street, but away from the hustle and bustle, it is the best of both worlds. The hotel is quite large, and looks like it would be great for families (pools and fun rooms) but we were there early in the week, so it was very quiet.

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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Dear Beachy026,

So glad you took advantage of the Coupon on this site and had a great time on a peaceful night at the Lodge. We appreciate taking the time to share here and hope you will consider returning!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, COO
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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New Lenox, Illinois
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

My wife has always wanted to visit Frankenmuth so we decided to visit Frankenmuth as a family Thanksgiving Holiday get away. My two daughters are adults and we were wondering how 4 adults would enjoy Frankenmuth. We decided to stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge because of the Trip Advisor's reviews and their website really made it look fun. We were not disappointed. Our room overlook the river. The fun center was actually fun even for adults. My older daughters got a big kick out of the Huge Connect 4 in the fun center. The adult pool was small, but it was fun to use. The new water slides were a big hit too. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I would suggest buying the ticket package with the free water slide shirt. You basically buy the shirt and get ten dollars worth of tickets free. If we ever come back, we would definitely stay here.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank cwillini
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Dear Cwillini,

Thank you kindly for making the trek to Frankenmuth from Illinois! So glad the wonderful words shared here on Trip Advisor gave you the confidence to choose our property! We do have thousands of rooms of guests who stay without children at the Lodge and thus we try to provide amenities such as the adult pool and whirlpool. It has worked wonderful to have our pools dispersed around the resort (all under one roof) but creating that quieter relaxing pool experience for those without children. Hope you can return soon! Merry CHRISTmas!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, COO
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Elmira
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

What a great place for families to stay in Frankenmuth! Our room was very clean and the staff were very friendly. The indoor mini golf course, arcade games and numerous pools kept our kids occupied when we weren't out and about discovering Frankenmuth. All the attractions of Frankenmuth are only minutes away from the lodge. If you have children be sure to go to the visitors centre to get a Gnome Hunt paper, we had a great time searching for Gnomes in many of the local businesses. Overall our stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge was great and we hope to stay there again soon!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Dear ChristineB123:

Thank you for bringing your entire family to the Lodge and taking in all of the Family Fun. We hope to become a part of your ongoing family tradition. Your kind words about the cleanliness will be shared with the housekeeping staff who work very hard to take care of all of our facilities. We look forward to your next return!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, COO
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Property: Bavarian Inn Lodge
Address: 1 Covered Bridge Ln, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1900
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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
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bavarian Inn Lodge 3*
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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