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Bavarian Inn Lodge
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Love this destination anytime of the year. The staff are friendly, professional and do everything they can to make your stay pleasant. I have stayed at the Bavarian Inn Lodge several times and enjoy it every time. The facilities are great and the food is delicious!

Room Tip: I personally enjoy the rooms that overlook the river. Nice scenery.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Dear Linda, So glad that you love our community and the Lodge. We are pleased that you enjoy the food as much as you enjoy the Lodge amenities! We will keep working hard to have good food and FUN waiting when you next return!

With Great Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Livonia, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

I haven't gone on a trip with my sister since we were little. We choose to go to Frankenmuth and stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. Nothing is better. It's a little taste German culture. The rooms are clean, each room has pictures and a history about the family it's named after. The guest staff is friendly and helpful, the food is excellent. The fun center is a blast for the kids and parents who just want to see a big smile on the children's faces. If you are thinking of going to Frankenmuth this is the place to stay. I signed up for the Fun Perks card so I get money back for my stay. Forgot to take a couple of things for my trip and the gift shop had what I was missing. The room was priced right and my sister and I couldn't pass up the low rate to stay an extra day. It was the best time. Make the Bavarian Inn Lodge your choice on your next visit.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Laurie S
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Dear Laurie,

We are absolutely TICKLED that you chose the Lodge for your FIRST sister-get-a-way since your childhood. So glad we were able to be apart of your special memories. Glad you are enjoying the benefits of the Perks Club.

We will be here and ready to help you have FUN when your ready for another good time in Frankenmuth!

Yours in Service,

Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 36 Years.
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Ray, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We had a great weekend, the champagne and cheese tray waiting in the room upon our arrival was a nice touch! The entire Bavarian Inn Lodge staff was extremely friendly and outgoing to make sure our stay was perfect. The onsite activities are second to none and does not warrant leaving, however any local town activity was just a short walk away. We had a blast with Frankenmuth's Gnome Hunt and we highly recommend to all .... we look forward to returning to the Bavarian Inn Lodge and Frankenmuth in the near future.

Room Tip: The view from the river view room balconies are outstanding
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Dear Ray G.,

So Glad that you had a great weekend get-a-way for your Anniversary! We are humbled that you chose the Lodge for your special weekend. So glad that you enjoyed the Gnome hunt. Many guests are having a blast exploring Frankenmuth in this interesting way!

We look forward to helping you create memories when you next arrive!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Frankenmuth, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Although I live a quarter mile from the Lodge, I needed accommodations for an out of town visitor who was my guest for a party hosted by Lodge owner Judy Zehnder-Keller. The rooms at the Lodge are named after the surnames of local families. I was fortunate to reserve my family's room. The setting of room #129 was perfect...impeccably clean and well kept, with a door directly out to the pool in the indoor courtyard. Judy's party was awesome with phenomenal food, drink, and fellowship. As a lifelong local of 40 years, I'd recommend this as a "must-do" destination. Thanks for reading and thank you Judy!

Room Tip: #129 was nice.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank ELC427
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Dear ELC,

Thank you so much for being a part of the special Birthday party that Judy hosted and for your kind words about the Pool Access room named after your family. we appreciate your review on this site and your having FUN with us at the Lodge!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge

P.S. I will share the post with Judy!!!
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London, Canada
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We have been coming to the Bavarian Inn Lodge for 26 years and have never been disappointed. Whenever we tell our now grown children that we will be going to Frankenmuth, they invariably ask to accompany us since it means staying at least one night at the Lodge. The good food, friendly staff and well-appointed rooms have never disappointed us.

Room Tip: Any of the rooms with a balcony are a good choice. The side facing the river is always interesting...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Dear Robert,

It is an absolute honor to have served your generations of family since we opened the Lodge in 1986. We are touched to have had this opportunity and will keep working hard to make sure you have fun for the NEXT 26 years too!

With the Greatest Appreciation from all of us at the Lodge

Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 36 Years -
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Thououghly enjoyed visit. Only problem was that only stayed one night wish it had been longer.
Had an excellent dinner in restaurant. Location was perfect within easy walking distance to town and shops Had planned on trying the waterpark but ended up playing miniture golf in the game room instead.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Dear Bertholdra70,

Thanks so much for including Frankenmuth and the Bavarian Inn Lodge into your Michigan get-a-way! So glad you enjoyed your stay and dinner in Oma's Restaurant. Hope you achieved a hole-in-one on Willy's Miniature Golf Course!

We hope for an opportunity to perhaps host you longer in the future to take in all Frankenmuth and the Lodge has to offer!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

My kids had a great time. It wasn't too expensive. You didn't even have to leave the hotel. There was so much to do. The water slices were great. The staff was very friendly. There was live entertainment at one of the restaurants and and the food was good and reasonable. Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Dear K Maria,

So glad you had a great time with your children at the Lodge. We work hard to give you the "biggest bang for the buck" as we know how hard everyone works to make vacations and get-a-ways possible for their families. Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff and amenities.

We look forward to serving you again soon!

Jim Engel, C.O.O. - Serving Bavarian Inn Guests for 36 Years -
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Property: Bavarian Inn Lodge
Address: 1 Covered Bridge Ln, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1900
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Region: United States > Michigan > Frankenmuth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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
Hotel Style:
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
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