Hotels In Frankenmuth, MI, Exterior Photo - Bavarian Inn Lodge

Family Hotel in Frankenmuth, MI

The 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. Unique in theme, no other hotel in Frankenmuth can compare!

The Bavarian Inn Lodge 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.

What We Offer

  • 360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool and family suites, all including a mini refrigerator, flat screen tv, iron & ironing board, coffee maker, and blow dryer. Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m.  Please note, we are a non-pet property.
  • Indoor water play with four indoor pools and three whirlpools. All registered hotel guests will receive wristbands to access hotel water features. (Adult only pool opens 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily, Fun Center Play Pools open at 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sun-Thurs and remains open until midnight on Fri & Sat); please note all pool areas are closed daily for maintenance from 8 – 8:30 p.m.
  • The Tower Twister Body Slide – Height requirement for slide is 42”
  • The Bavarian Blast Tube Slide – Height requirement for slide is 48” or 42" when riding with an adult.
  • Exercise room and 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. (Opens at 8 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. Sun-Thurs and 11:30 p.m on Fri & Sat).
  • The largest Family Fun Center in any Midwest hotel with 150+ video and redemption games, air hockey, and pool tables. (opens at 8 a.m. daily until 11 p.m. Sun-Thurs and 12 a.m. on Fri & Sat).
  • Two-story Children’s Village play area
  • Two lounges, two restaurants, and two gift shops
  • Meeting and banquet space for 2-500 guests
  • Sunday Brunch served poolside in the Courtyard
  • Adjacent to Heritage Park where many festivals are held
  • Surrounding walking/running trails
  • Gourmet Coffee Bar in Martha’s Gift Shop
  • Free live nightly entertainment
  • Family karaoke offered on Friday & Saturday nights
  • Free Wi-Fi internet throughout public areas and in guestrooms

Our Perks Club

Be sure to join our Bavarian Inn Perks Club so you can earn rewards on your purchases – including gift certificates for future visits! Learn more about our Perks Club now.

To learn more about our wonderful accommodations, contact us today.

Recent Guest Testimonials:


Our room was very nice & comfortable, with a view of the river. The location is perfect, just a short walk to Zehnders, Bavarian Inn & all the wonderful shops. You will never be bored! The water slides at the hotel are lots of fun & so are the many pools, also miniature golf, an arcade & perfect Pizza. Did I mention the food, Oma's & The Lorelei have a great selection, PLUS awesome Beer selection. You cant go wrong & wont need to eat or drink anywhere else. Wonderful Service & Family Friendly. Try it, you wont be sorry!

– Cheryl B. - Chesaning Michigan
Stayed September, 2015

What better way to celebrate my wife's birthday, then a romantic getaway to this enchanting, warm and inviting venue. The architecture of this facility is breathtaking. My wife and I strolled the grounds daily. We especially loved relaxing at the Lorelei Lounge each night. The bar staff (Audrey and Diamond), made us feel at home. We were greeted with a warm "Welcome back you guys" each evening. I recommend the "Soaking in the Sun" cocktail! Nightly entertainment provided by Kurt singing to the bar patrons made us feel very welcomed.
Oma's restaurant was delicious. I recommend the banana nut bread french toast (no syrup required). Water slides were fun. All in all the atmosphere from this hotel could equate to receiving a warm hug from your grandmother. Can't wait to return.

– Hammer74 "As seen on Trip Advisor Sept. 2015 - London, Ontario, Canada
this is our go to place for a short getaway. Always clean, the service is great and it's got a lot for the kids to do. Indoor arcade, mini golf, several pools (including adult only if you are traveling without children) and water slides. In the evening they do family karaoke in the fun center. I recommend staying here if you like a nice hotel, great staff and good value!
– By JIAC224 as seen on - Jan. 2015
Just visited the Bavarian Inn with our fourth generation! Their faces explain why we keep coming back. All the children could keep saying was WOW! They had to choose between presents and the Inn-thats how wonderful it is here-they chose to come to the Inn. every year is better than the year before. It is affordable, family friendly, and beautiful. Thanks to everyone who made our trip worth coming and we will be back next year!!!
– Pamela P. - Romulus, MI - As seen on
"Family Tradition" - 1/12/15
My family and I having going to the Bavarian Inn for years. 20+ years, since I was a kid when my parents took me and my sister with there friends. So now in my 30's, my sister and I kept the tradition going by taking our families. My Family and I had a great time and obviously we're creating great memories' for our kids. What an OUTSTANDING PLACE for family fun and entertainment.
– Aaron G - Detroit, MI as seen on
From the moment you check in till you check out, you feel as though your part of the family. Everyone is so friendly and caring. The restaurants and bar are a great place to eat. The nightly entertainment is a lot of fun.
– Thomas S. - Southgate, MI
Jan. 2015
We recently spent 3 days and two nights mid week here and were very happy with the accommodations. The three pools all have hot tubs beside them and one has the coolest kid area with the big slide that is covered and all kids love. We enjoyed the adult only pool as well. We enjoyed our retreat time in this little piece of Bavaria in Frankenmuth!!! Everyone is so friendly and happy you are there!!
– Earl S. - Wolverine Lake
As seen on - Jan. 2015
"Father's Day / Birthday Celebration"

We love staying at the Bavarian Inn Lodge when we visit Frankenmuth. The rooms are clean, the staff is friendly, and there is so much to see and do within a short walk. Its great to see the families, the young couples and the seniors having a nice time at the Lodge. The Bavarian Inn restaurant has great food, they even offer a vegetarian menu if chicken is not your thing. We recommend it to anyone not already familiar with this Michigan treasure.
– Susan - Troy Michigan
As Seen on Trip Advisor - June 2015
Spent 2 nights with our 3 granddaughters over Christmas break. This was our 2nd stay with them here. We had a great time. Plenty for the girls to do. They love the pools, arcade, games & dancing in the Lorelei lounge & karaoke in the Ratskellers. We didn't leave the lodge for the 2 nights because of the cold weather. Stayed in a family suite on the fun center level which was perfect. Nice refrigerator in suite but could definitely use a microwave in room to heat leftovers from meals. Plan on staying with them 3 nights next Christmas break and attending New Year's Eve celebrations.
– "LadyBugThomas" as posted on

Our family has been staying at the Bavarian since the 90's. Once again this beautiful well maintained resort did not disappoint . We had very spacious room with a view of the river. If you plan to return make sure to join the perks club. Try the pizza in the ratzkeller in the family fun center, and the chicken in Oma's . 5 pools with one dedicated to adults and 3 hot tubs. We always enjoy our stays here and walks across the covered bridge into town. We'll keep coming back.

– VBTravelTips - As seen on August 2015.

Perfect weather, perfect Autumn day, and after a day of touring and playing, the warm welcome, amazing rooms, and overall ambience of The Bavarian Inn Lodge kept the perfect going! This property never ceases to amaze me. Service is consistently responsive and friendly. The rooms and restaurants are impeccably appointed. And, despite the amount of people and all events taking place, I felt like one of the family. This will always be my choice of lodging when visiting Frankenmuth.
– As Seen On Trip Advisor - Oct. 2015 - Kim E. - Mackinaw City
"Best Family Vacation Ever!!!"
We had so much fun and the staff was awesome. I recommend hanging out in the lounge when entertainment sings! He has an amazing voice and my 3 kids loved it. We are planning our next stay!!
– A.Klake as seen on - January 2015
What a cute get away for a family. There is so much to do in the hotel, and around the town, that you can NEVER be bored.
– Silvia U - Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
As seen on March-2015
I have been coming here since I was born, and my parents would come every year since they met. I thought it would be fun to spend a relaxing time and enjoy ourselves at the Bavarian Inn for my anniversary. And I was right! We had an amazing time, as always, and even though this was my first time coming here as an adult, I had just as much fun, if not more. The room was beautiful, the pools were clean, and if you don't mind being surrounded by children having fun then this place is the perfect hotel for an anniversary getaway!
– Jackelyn Elaine
March 2015

This hotel has the friendliest staff of any place I have stayed at in many years. The rooms are very clean, well decorated and large. Excellent food and entertainment provided within the hotel. The location is perfect for visiting the sights in beautiful Frankemuth. Stay here and you will be glad you did!
– KLJ45 on
Stayed Feb. 2015
"Our Favorite Get-Away Place"
If you want great service, delicious food, a comfortable room, and fun atmosphere the Bavarian Inn Lodge is the place for you.
– Posted by "Esuchy" on

Very European , relaxing , tranquil setting beside the river complete with a riverboat sounding it's fog horn which can be heard throughout the Bavarian Inn Lodge and through the village of Frankenmuth as it paddles under a uniquely hand crafted covered bridge held together with hand turned wooden spikes. The stores , boutiques and restaurants are fashioned so very close to european likeness it's amazing. The rooms are clean and spacious , the food excellent and the staff efficient / friendly. Frankenmuth's street lined floral gardens in the village are beautifully displayed in full splender ( incredible ).Will spend OctoberFest there some day. EIN PROSIT
– Wayne S. of Mississauga, Canada
As Seen on Trip Advisor - September 2015
Trust Me... You Won't Be Disappointed!

This place was perfect! Rooms were clean, staff was friendly and helpful. Pools were amazing and the arcade is fabulous! Brunch on Sunday is a must... We spent my triplets 8th bday there with 13 total family members. We've now decided this has to become an annual event! I'm a pretty picky traveler, so for all you questioning this hotel... Trust me, you won't be disappointed!
– McMasters Triplets
"Great Experience"
Not only was the staff extremely helpful and friendly, the hotel itself was very accommodating. I came with my family of six, kids ages ranging from 8-2 and there was something for everyone to enjoy. The rooms were very spacious and so it was still enjoyable being in our room too. Overall a great time had by all and can't wait to go back soon!
– Jennifer J. of Highland, MI Jan. 2015
As posted on

My family and I stay here at least four times a year if not more and it has always been our favorite destination. The staff is always very friendly the rooms are clean and there is enough to do that you don't have to leave the hotel if you don't want to. This last trip we waited late to book it and even though they had sold the last room package already they gave us a slightly nicer room at the same rate! The young lady making our reservations made me feel like she truly WANTED us to be able to stay with them, SHE WAS AWESOME!
– Jarl P. - August 2015
We had our family vacation at Bavarian Inn Lodge last week... everyone had a wonderful time! All of the pools and water slides were great. The staff throughout the lodge and restaurants are very nice and helpful. We are so impressed with the high level of customer service whenever we visit. We enjoyed the food and service at all 3 restaurants. Singing and dancing with Marty at the Lorelei Lounge was great, and we also had fun with the Chinese New Year. We decided to join the Perks Club and now have coupons to use for our next visit!
– Kelly D. of Michigan as seen on Jan. 2015
We chose the Bavarian Inn because it had something for every member of our family. My oldest enjoyed the water slides, my youngest the putt putt, my husband liked the pretzel making class and I enjoyed the shopping. I can't wait to go back!
– M. Kujawa
As seen on Jan. 2015
First time I had been to the Bavarian Inn since I was 12, (15 years ago). It's just as wonderful if not better. Totally kept up through the years. Has that perfect Frankenmuth feel. Will always be my first choice when staying in Frankenmuth.
– Dan Paterson Jr. as seen on

"I Felt Like I Was At A Couples Resort"

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 I loved taking the kids there in the past, I would have never known there were kids in the lodge. I felt like I was at a couple's resort.

We spent a wonderful evening in the Lorelei lodge with fabulous service and wonderful entertainment.

We will definitely be coming back.
– Sharon B. of Romeo, MI
As seen on - Jan. 2015
“Planned on one night and stayed for two!”

This was one of the best hotel/resort experiences that we have had. It was really unique to be able to step into a hotel and feel like you are in another part of the world! The staff was awesome from the check in to the games room and everywhere else. Good food and lots to do without even leaving the hotel. The water slides were fun for little kids through to adults! We planned to stay for one night and were able to book a second night although it was very busy during the winter festival in Frankenmuth. We felt very welcomed when, Kim, one of the managers of the hotel asked if he could assist us at the front desk and took the time to speak with us and our kids casually and ask us questions about our stay. Considering the level of service we received-even during a sold out hotel-we are already anticipating our next trip back!
– Kris D. - As seen on - Jan. 2015
"Wedding Venue"

My husband and I were guests at the Bavarian Inn lodge while attending a wedding reception. The service, venue and food were absolutely first rate. Old fashioned personal service , excellent food and comfortable rooms are hallmarks of the Bavaraian Inn. I would much rather stay here than any big chain hotel!

I would recommend them to families with young children as well as older couples looking for quality and comfort. Jean Libs

– Jean Libs
As seen on Trip Advisor - June 2015
Probably the fastest, most efficient check-in and check-out I have ever experienced. Staff very helpful and go out of their way to assist. Lots of kids activities but just as enjoyable for folks like us without kids.
– Kimberly H. - Waterford, MI
As seen on - Jan. 2015
"AMAZING GIRLS WEEKEND OUT" We had an awesome time. The place was kept very clean. The staff were very friendly and very helpful. My daughter choked on a cold tablet and spewed orange juice all over the bed. They had new bedding to my room in just a few minutes of my call to the front desk. There was one male employee I wish i would have gotten his name who was always busy and always had the well being of the guests in mind. We will be changing our Yearly girls weekend out to Bavarian inn Lodge. I can not wait until next year. Thank you to all of you for making this a great weekend. Wouldn't trade this weekend for anything.
– Andrea W., Freeland, MI - As posted on
"Wow Lets Get Back There ASAP"

This hotel has the friendliest staff of any place I have stayed at in many years. The rooms are very clean, well decorated and large. Excellent food and entertainment provided within the hotel. The location is perfect for visiting the sights in beautiful Frankenmuth. Stay here and you will be glad you did!
– Will Simon as seen on
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We have been going to Frankenmuth for about 30 years now,and have been staying at the Lodge for about 20 years. It has always been a great place to stay. The staff are the best and there is so much to do for the kids and adults. When we think of Frankenmuth, we think of the Bavarian Inn Lodge - that's the place to stay.
– Baker52015 of Grand Blanc, MI as seen on
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713 S. Main Street
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

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Bavarian Inn Lodge
One Covered Bridge Lane
Frankenmuth, MI 48734