Lodge & Guest Room Family Histories

Lodge History

Phase I of the Lodge was built in 1985-86. The Lodge opened on February 20, 1986 with 100 Guest rooms, Oma’s Restaurant, Lorelei Lounge, Martha’s Gift Shop, Game Room, one Pool and Whirlpool, and the River Rooms Conference / Banquet space. The Lodge sits on 7 acres along the Cass River on what used to be the Weiss Family Farm. Today we have 360 Guest rooms (268 Standards; 46 Kings; 24 Whirlpools; 17 Family Suites, and 5 mini suites) and 330 Employees. The tour of the Lodge will take you from the Lobby and Courtyard through the Lorelei Lounge, the River Rooms, the Composer Rooms, and all the way through the Fun Center and Ratskeller to the Waterfall Pool. This tour is approximately 1/8th of a mile – one way.

Front Desk Lobby – Our Lobby was built to give a hearty welcome to our guests – its massiveness; the large beams and high ceiling give it a European look. It is decorated accordingly with tapestry hangings, Alphorns, cowbells, woodcarvings, and oxen yokes. The mural on the wall shows how the Zehnder Holz Brücke (Holzs Brickay a wooden bridge) was pulled across the Cass River by Buck and Bright, a pair of twin oxen. Notice the loft with its seasonal decorations and the woodcarvings below the Front Desk. When guests enter we wish them “Willkommen” and when they leave we say “Auf Wiedersehen”.

Holz BrückeHolzs Brickay – Covered Wooden Bridge 239 feet long, weights 230 tons. Only known cover bridge with Dormers.

Willkommen – Vill-come’-n ~ Welcome

Herzlich Willkommen – A warm and hearty welcome

Auf Wiedersehen – Good-bye

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Guest Room Family Histories

The story begins with two bells that accompanied the first fifteen settlers who came to Frankenmuth in 1845. These bells were inscribed with the words Concordia Res Parvae Crescunt which translates “through harmony great things come from small beginnings”… Click Here to read the complete story about the history of our rooms.

Click on each name below to view the history of that particular room.

*Denotes more than one family history      

Abraham  D'Anna  Gunzenhausen Knoll Pickelmann  Schmitt 

Wenzloff 

*Abraham Dehmel Haas Koch Piesko  Schmitzer  Wickson
Allardyce Deterding Hasse Koehler Pietsch  Schnell  Wienberg 
Amman Deuring Habke Koeppendoerfer Pillsbury  Schoenow  Wimmer 
Appold Diamond Hahn Koester Poellet  Schreiner  Wirth 
Ardussi Diedrich Hart Kohlhoff Popp  Schuknecht  Wissmueller
Arnold Dietzel Hartwig Kraenzlein Pretzer Schultz  Witt 
Auernhammer Dinse Haspel Krafft *Pretzer Schury  Woelzlein
Avery Dolfi Haubenstricker Krauseneck Ramm  Schwab Wolf 
Baker Dress Hauck Kreil Ranke Schwartz  Wolkensdoerfer 
Bamberg Duclos Hecht Kroeger Ranzenberger Schwarzkopf  Worden
Bartels Eberlein Hegenauer Krueger Rau  Shetlar  Worley
Bauer Ehlert Heidenreich Kuck Rauh  Simon  Yoba
Baum Ehrlinger Heindl Kueffner  Rausch  Sippel Zehnder 
Bechanko Eischer Heine Kuehnemund  Regener  Sitterding  *Zehnder
Bemassikeh Eisenhauer Heinlein Kuske  Reichle  Sobczak  Zeile
Bender Elrich Held Lang Reif  Sohn  Zeilinger
Bergdolt Engel Hendrick Laux  Reinbold Sonntag  Ziegler
*Bergdolt Engelhardt Herzog Leidel  Reindel  Sparks  Zimmerman
Bergman Faerber *Herzog Leslie  Reinert  Spaulding Zoellner
Bernreuter Fechter Hetzner Lier  Reinhardt  Speer Zucker
Bernthal Felgner Hilbrandt Link  Riedel  Spletzer Zuellig 
Beyer Ferguson Hildner *Link  Riess  Steigman Zwack
Beyerlein Fischer Hiles List Riethmeier  Stellwag Zwerk
*Beyerlein *Fischer Hilpert Loehe  Rittmaier  Stern  
Bickel Fischhaber Hoadley Loesel  Rittmueller  Stille Nacht  
Bierlein Fox Hochthanner Lotter Rodammer  Stoner  
*Bierlein Frahm Hoerauf Luhring  Roedel Strieter  
*Bierlein Frank Hoerlein Luzenske  Rogner  Strobel  
Biermann Frankenhilf Hoffmann Mantel  Rohn  Stromer  
Billmeier Frankenlust Holzhei Marcet Rosstal  Szymanski  
Bleke Frakenmuth Honold Matzke  Roth  Techentien  
Block Frakentrost Huber Maurer  Ruff  Toshach  
Blumlein Freudenstein Hubinger Mayer  Rummel   Trinklein  
Boesnecker Fuerbringer *Hubinger McClellan Rupp Trump  
Boldt Fugmann Indian Dave McEwen  Rupprecht  Tuckey  
Borchard Furwitt Irion McNiven *Rupprecht Uebler  
Borcherding Galagher Jammer Metzger Rustem  Ulrich   
Bradley Galsterer Janni Meyer  Satchell Umbach  
Braeutigam Gauderer Janson *Meyer Satow VanDevelde  
Brender Gehrs Jerome Moll  Sawyers  Vanek  
Brenner Gera Johnston Mossner  Schaberg  VanFleet  
Bronner Gessler Jordan Muehlfeld  Schaefer  VanWormer  
*Bronner Geuder Jorgensen Mueller  Schaeff  Varney
Bruns Geyer Kaesmeyer Naegele  Scharrer  Vates  
Buchinger Gilmore Kaiser Nickless  Scheiwe  Veitengruber  
Bunjes Goetz Kamm Nuechterlein  Schellhas Vitany  
Butman Goetzinger Karst *Nuechterlein Schemm Voorheis  
Cederberg Goodridge Kehrberg Nuernberg Scherzer  Voss  
Chase Goyings Keinath Oldenburg  Schian  Walter  
Cheney Graebner *Keinath Ortner Schiefer  Warnemuende   
Claramunt Graff Keller Otter  *Schiefer Warnick  
Conzelmann Grainger Kern Pagels Schlaefke  Weber  
Craemer Grauer Kipfmueller Palmreuter Schlegel Weirauch  
Crary Grossi Kischnick Parlberg Schleier  Weiss  
Creger Gruber Klammer Pendleton Schluckebier  *Weiss  
Daenzer Grueber *Klammer Petzold Schmandt  Wendt   
Daeschlein Gugel Knieling   Schmidt  Wenzel  
 
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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