Guest Experiences

Individual Experiences

Daily Pretzel Rolling at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant – $4.99/person – 45 minutes

Be transformed into a German baker! We’ll lead you through proper pretzel-rolling methods – then it’s your turn to try and match the technique. Pick up your piping hot pretzel after they are baked and reap the rewards of your hard work!

Two-hour advance notice and pre-payment required. 2:30 PM every day except on Holidays

To make reservations or for more information
(800) BAVARIA or (989) 652-9941

Daily pretzel rolling not available on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day


Indoor 18-hole Miniature Golf at the Bavarian Inn Lodge – $5.00-$10.50

The only Bavarian theme mini-golf we know of anywhere!

Buy a one time pass ($5.00/child (4-12) & $6.00/adult (13-over) 3 & under Free!) or an unlimited day pass from check-in to 11 AM the next day ($7.50/child & $9.00/adult), additional multi-day passes available, rates upon request.


Group Experiences at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant

Advance reservations required. Prices based on Guests joining us for a meal. Minimum of 14 guests unless otherwise indicated. Add $1.00 per person if enjoying Group Experience only. To make reservations or for more information 1-800-BAVARIA or 989-652-9941

German Wine Tasting – $8.00/person – 30 minutes

Sample several of our Private Label German Wines prior to dining. Cheese and crackers will complement the naturally light and elegant wines that bear the balance of sweetness and acidity of wines from that area. You will also discover how to read the label (the wine’s ‘birth certificate’) and understand the character of German wines. For guests 21 or over. Minimum of 20 guests.

German Beer Sampling – $8.00/person – 30 minutes

Taste three unique German brewing methods! Enjoy a classic Pilsner, a Dunkel (dark) beer and a Weisse (wheat) beer along with another German classic-a soft pretzel! For guests 21 & over. Minimum of 20 guests.

Pretzel Rolling – $3.99/person – 60 minutes

Transform your group into German bakers. Our team will lead them through the proper pretzel-rolling method, and then it is their turn to match the technique. After they are baked, guests can pick up their piping hot pretzels and reap the rewards of their hard work.

Strudel Making – $5.00/person – 60 minutes

Thousands of guests each year enjoy Dorothy Zehnder’s apple strudel. Now, try your hand at making our signature dessert! Go behind the scenes and create an individual apple or cherry strudel.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel – $6.00/person – 20 minutes

Pools of chocolate and mountains of crunchy goodies! See how many layers of toffee, raisins, nuts, and M&M’s you can get to adorn your pretzel stick!

Make-Your-Own Chocolate Cluster – $6.00/person – 20 minutes

Select the ingredients to mix with one quarter pound chocolate and make your own clusters!

Create-Your-Own Stuffed Animal – $12.00/person – 30 minutes

Choose your animal and personalize a message for your new friend’s heart before stuffing your animal with the assistance of a specially trained Dolly Doctor.

Monster Cookie Creation – $3.50/person – 30-45 minutes

Create a cookie MONSTER-piece using freshly baked cookies, frosting and candy! Use our examples as a guide or design your own monster!


Party Add-Ons at Bavarian Inn Restaurant

Special Occasion Extras are available by advance order only. Prepayment by credit card is necessary. A Two-day notice is requested. Please call (800) BAVARIA or (989) 652-9941 to order.

Personalized Torte (German layer cake)

Frankenmuth Torte – Alternating layers of chocolate and white cake layered with homemade custard and strawberries. 
Black Forest Torte – Layers of chocolate cake with a Michigan red cherry filling.

Either torte can have a short personalized message written on the top.

Small Torte (serves 10) $17.50
Large Torte (serves 20) $27.50

Balloon Bouquet

Includes 1 Mylar balloon and 4 latex balloons $8.50 
Additional latex balloons $1.00 each, Additional Mylars $3.00 each.

Special Occasion Basket – $24.00

Made exclusively with Bavarian Inn Signature Products:

  • 1/2 pound Homemade Fudge
  • Caramel Corn
  • Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Rods
  • 1/2 lb. Homemade Truffles

Root Beer Basket – $19.00

  • Two Bottles RootBeer
  • Glass Mug
  • Tasty Buttered Pretzels
  • Homemade Truffles

Simply Sweet Gift – $13.00

  • Decadent Turtle Apple (Granny Smith Apple smothered in caramel and pecans and dipped in chocolate)
  • Cuddly stuffed bear

Themed Birthday Gift Package – $20 Each

Transform your party from ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY with themed birthday gifts.
Includes:

  • Theme-based Hat, Headband or Tiara
  • Specialty Candy
  • Toy
  • Keepsake

Available Themes

  • Thomas the Train
  • Hello Kitty

*products of equal value to those shown may be substituted due to availability

Themed Balloon Bouquet – $9.50 each

Includes a Mylar balloon in your selected theme (Thomas the Train, or Hello Kitty) plus 4 latex balloons in coordinating colors.

Jelly Belly® Balloon Bouquet – $12.99 each

Includes a “Happy Birthday” mylar balloon, 4 latex balloons, and 1/2 lb. Jelly Belly Candies. 
Select up to 2 Jelly Belly colors and the latex balloons will match.

Traditional Balloon Bouquet – $8.50 each

Includes a “Happy Birthday” mylar balloon and 4 latex balloons.

Recent Guest Testimonials:

"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 Tripadvisor.com
See their review here: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g42216-d257243-r253067427-Bavarian_Inn_Lodge-Frankenmuth_Michigan.html#UR253067427
"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 TripAdvisor.com
"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 Tripadvisor.com - January 2015
"ONE OF THE CLEANEST AND BETTER EQUIPPED ROOM IN OUR TRAVELS..."
The staff was most informative,courteous,friendly and ready to make our stay"Home away from home".We highly recommend this lodge for great meals and top of the list in hospitality.We are now addicted to return shortly.Addiction can be very rewarding.
– Michael B. - Hawk Junction
As Seen on Tripadvisor.com - August 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
"Absolutely Love This Place!!!"

My family has been coming to the Bavarian Inn Lodge for years and each time is never a disappointment. We love this place. The staff is always very accommodating and pleasant. The rooms are comfy and clean. Each visit is a wonderful opportunity for my family to make memories. Staying here is a must if you travel to Frankenmuth.
– Rachel C.
Reviewed March 28, 2015
“PA "A Great Place For A Birthday Celebration"”
Three adults, three teens and a sixteenth birthday party. There was something for everyone, from an adults only pool to huge water slides and pools for the teens.We all had a blast, the birthday girl had a memorable time and best of all, not once did I hear, " I'm bored". Thanks to a great staff!
– Pamela - Lapeer Michigan Jan 2015 as seen on TripAdvisor.com
“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 TripAdvisor.com - Jan. 2015
"GREAT PLACE TO STAY WITH A FAMILY"
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 TripAdvisor.com - Jan. 2015
"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 TripAdvisor.com
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 TripAdvisor.com Jan. 2015
"ALWAYS A GOOD STAY"

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!

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g42216-d257243-r300698972-Bavarian_Inn_Lodge-Frankenmuth_Michigan.html#
– Jarl P. - August 2015
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 TripAdvisor.com
"FINE GEM FOR A WINTER GET-A-WAY"
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 TripAdvisor.com - Jan. 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 TripAdvisor.com
"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 http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g42216-d257243-r284000154-Bavarian_Inn_Lodge-Frankenmuth_Michigan.html#

"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 TripAdvisor.com - Jan. 2015
"FUN WITH GRANDDAUGHTERS"
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 TripAdvisor.com
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
"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 TripAdvisor.com
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 TripAdvisor.com March-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 TripAdvisor.com
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 TripAdvisor.com
"GREAT STAY"

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 Tripadvisor.com
Stayed Feb. 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
"ANOTHER GREAT STAY"

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 TripAdvisor.com August 2015.
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g42216-d257243-r301117056-Bavarian_Inn_Lodge-Frankenmuth_Michigan.html#
"FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY"
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 TripAdvisor.com Jan. 2015
"FABULOUS SERVICE"
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 TripAdvisor.com - Jan. 2015
"AMAZING ANNIVERSARY"
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
Bavarian Inn Restaurant
713 S. Main Street
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Bavarian Inn of Frankenmuth © 2015

Bavarian Inn Lodge
One Covered Bridge Lane
Frankenmuth, MI 48734