Bavarian Inn Restaurant Castle Shops, Frankenmuth

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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 hotels in Frankenmuth, MI, can compare!

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. We are the best choice out of all Frankenmuth, MI hotels. We are the most rated hotel in Michigan on Trip Advisor.

360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool, family suites and balcony room

Indoor water play with four indoor pools and three whirlpools. (Adult only pool opens 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily, Fun Center Play Pools open at 8 a.m. daily until 11 p.m. Sun-Thurs and 12 a.m. on Fri & Sat, Waterfall Pool opens at 8 a.m. daily until 11 p.m. Sun-Thurs and 12 a.m. on Fri & Sat); please note all pool areas are closed daily for maintenance from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

NEW! The Tower Twister Body Slide Height requirement for slide is 42”

NEW! 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 11 p.m. daily).

The largest Family Fun Center in any Midwest hotel with 100+ 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, two gift shops (stop in at Michael's Gift Shop to check out board games galore).

Meeting and banquet space for 2-500 guests

Sunday Brunch served poolside in the Courtyard

Adjacent to Heritage Park and walking/running trails

Gourmet Coffee Bar in Martha's Gift Shop.

Free live nightly entertainment including sing-alongs and Karaoke.

Free Wi-Fi internet throughout public areas and in guestrooms - just ask for the password at check-in.

An abundance of public areas for your family or group to gather and socialize.

Walk out our front door and take a stroll (or free shuttle ride) over the Holz Brücke (wooden covered bridge), and you're at the world-famous Bavarian Inn Restaurant and Castle Shops, 40 River Place shops and boutiques, Bavarian Belle Riverboat Cruise, over 100 shops on Main Street, Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland, Frankenmuth Historical Museum, Michigan's Military and Space Museum, and other popular Frankenmuth attractions.

Or plan a golf outing at one of FIVE awesome courses within 30 minutes of the Lodge (three are within 10 minutes!). Check out our great golf packages as well as other packages and specials.

And be sure to join our Bavarian Inn Perks Club so you can earn rewards on your purchases - including gift certificates for future visits! Click Here to learn more about our Perks Club now.

So whether you're planning an overnight getaway, a family vacation, a conference for 500, a family reunion, or a fairy-tale wedding, we'd love to welcome you. Family memories are being created RIGHT NOW at the Bavarian Inn Lodge, which is one of the most authentic hotels in Frankenmuth, MI.
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  • The gift shop here was extensive and had all kinds of items from fudge to tee shirts. There puzzle collection was good. We enjoyed looking around and bought a few souvenirs.  more »
  • We only went down the long ramp to the lower level. There is lots to see and purchase from clothes to toys to treats to gifts. Lots of unique things you can't find too many other places, if...  more »
  • Just attended a wedding there and had supper there a couple nights before. The food was excellent but the best part was the friendly staff. One of the owners even attended the reception and gave a brief history of the place. That lady was great and seemed really down to earth. Takes a lot to impress this old country boy...she was authentic! Will revisit in the future and highly recommend anyone wanting to hold an event in that area to check this place out.
  • Very nice place to stay. Great for kids, lots of stuff to do. Highly recommend. The entire place was extremely clean. The employees are very nice and helpful. The rooms are cozy and comfortable, though they are a bit dated. The food at the inn was excellent, as well as the restaurant located nearby. The services and information provided by the inn was extremely helpful and well put together. You know it's a money making business, but you really get the feeling of family and friends. The employees and the property itself really make you feel welcome, and special. I look forward to returning for another adventure. My thanks to everyone who works there, and those that oversee the entire operation.

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