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“Frankenmuth for the Fourth”
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Bavarian Inn Lodge
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence
Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Frankenmuth for the Fourth”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

The Bavarian Inn Lodge has been a family vacation stop since my childhood back in the 80s. My brother and I were making a road trip up north to do some camping for the 4th of July and decided to stop in Frankenmuth for the night along the way. Same great experience it's always been with a fantastic fireworks show to top it off when we arrived the night of the the 3rd. Two of their lounge/ restaurants stayed open past normal closing hours to accommodate those of us who wanted to stay up and celebrate the holiday a bit more before passing out for the night. After a night in their very comfortable beds we started out the morning with a little swimming and hot tub action and hit the road again. I only wish our schedule would have allowed us to stay here longer!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Dear Kevin K.,

Wow... we really appreciate the opportunity to have served you for over 30 years at Bavarian Inn. Your return visits are the best testimony we could ever want and we are humbled by your kind words and your loyalty. I hope to meet you (ask for me at the Front Desk) when you return. Having been with Bavarian Inn for 37 Years (since I was 15) - I suspect I will still be here when you next return!

With Sincere Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel was very comfortable and welcoming. We stayed for a wedding and didn't even get to enjoy the restaurant and pools but we still had a wonderful stay. The staff was very welcoming and the hotel was very clean. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and I will be coming back with my 4 year old son to enjoy the pools.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Dear Rachel W.,

Yeah... we look forward to the opportunity of a repeat visit - next time with your four year old. We have enjoyed hosting so many weddings and conventions that spur into family traditions with return visits such as you described. We will work on keeping the place FUN and FRIENDLY awaiting your families arrival!

Yours in Service,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Warren, Michigan
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is the second year in a row that we visited the Bavarian Inn Lodge. From the beautiful grounds, to the friendly and helpful staff, and of course all the fun at the pools, water slides and fun center; it is just a great place for the whole family. We hope to go again soon!

Room Tip: The river views are beautiful, and having a balcony with the river view is even better!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Dear Edna J.,

So pleased to hear that you enjoy the River View Balcony guestrooms with the view of downtown Frankenmuth. It is an honor to become the beginning of a tradition with families such as yours with return visits to the Lodge and Frankenmuth. Thanks for your insights on what is most important to your family as we are always listening and striving to be better!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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toledo, ohio
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

This hotel is wonderful for kids. Lot to do with water slides and pools. My grandchildren loved it.Our whole family had a great time. It also has a mini golf course and tons of arcade games. Adult pool for those who don't have children with them.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Dear Lyngrit,

Thank you for making the trip from Toledo to Frankenmuth and the Bavarian Inn Lodge. So honored whenever we get the chance to serve three generations at the same time. We hope to see you all back again soon!

With Sincere Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Buchanan, Michigan
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

This has become our home away from home every July. We love coming to the Lodge for so many reasons. The atmosphere is welcoming, the staff is exceptional and there is a never ending supply of things to do. We enjoy the pools, the games and the leisurely walks along the river. The restaurants are great too!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Mindy C.,

It warms our hearts when we hear words like "Family Tradition" and "Home Away From Home" in a review of our resort. Thank you Mindy for entrusting us with your families vacation time together. I and the entire Bavarian Inn Zehnder family are so proud of our staff who enjoy helping all guests have FUN and RELAX daily.

We hope for the opportunity to serve your family for generations to come.

With Sincere Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Highland, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 15 July 2014

First time we've stayed at Bavarian Inn....our Grandsons had a ball; truthfully so did we. We even rode the water slide. The Staff, room and dining were A+! Will definitely repeat this in the not-too-distant future. Calli & Kevin

Room Tip: Our Room was on the River side....nice and quiet; with a view.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear Calli & Kevin G.,

We are always thrilled when we hear of grandparents creating special memories with their grandchildren at the Lodge. Your grandsons clearly look at you as the coolest grandparents ever... going down the water slides with them. It was an honor to have served your multiple generations and I hope you will ask for me at the Front Desk as I would enjoy meeting your clan! Thank you for choosing the Lodge!

With Sincere Appreciation,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Dayton, Ohio
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We have been staying at the Bavarian Inn for many years. Nice facility, friendly staff, plenty of activities at the lodge for all ages and great town with plenty of shopping and food. Great place for a weekend getaway.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear Darin,

Thank you so much for including the Bavarian Inn Lodge as part of your family get-a-way to Frankenmuth! We appreciate your business and your kind words on this site. We will keep the place FUN and FRIENDLY - - - patiently awaiting your next arrival!

Yours in Service,

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

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