Everyone had a four-day weekend in our house last week, and those don't happen often, so we meant to take advantage. After a brief discussion, and a look at the weather, we thought a trip to Frankenmuth (a city in Michigan that replicates a town in Germany) would be fun. When you're going to Frankenmuth, and you have kids along, staying at the Bavarian Inn Lodge is always a great idea.
|Just a small portion of the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth, MI.|
|Adults-Only Pool in a completely separate part of the hotel.|
|Family Pool with a waterfall on one side, and a separate whirlpool on the other.|
Also had a moving sprayer to shoot people with water at the pool.
|Whirlpool under the open-top gazebo at the far left, and family pool in the front.|
The pool lights change colors every few seconds here.
|The Bavarian Inn Lodge offers 100+ games in their game rooms, |
plus paddle ball, air hockey, and pool.
You can see the German murals adorning the walls in the background.
|I really cannot stress the size of the game rooms, there are two of them and they are HUGE!!|
Pictured here is the Ninja Fruit Slice game...my favorite. :)
|Willey's Mini Golf|
|One of the many play areas for small children.|
|One of the many open areas to congregate and visit.|
|Dance floor and Hula Hoop area (hula hoops provided).|
Kiddie Karaoke took place on a stage to the right.
|One of the many large gathering spaces. |
The Bavarian Inn Lodge is such a great location for social and work gatherings!
|Headed upstairs to the Composure Room|
A fantastic conference room area provided at the Bavarian Inn.
The upstairs of the Bavarian Lodge Inn has a most excellent conference area called the Composure Room. It had some seriously awesome displays going on.
The Bavarian Inn itself is grand, no doubt about it!! And it was marvelous. It was the small touches though, that will keep us going back. Telephones were scattered throughout the hotel so you could reach your room (we used that feature twice and it saved us having to go all the way back to where dad was lounging, to see if he wanted food or what have you brought back to the room with us when we went up), showers were placed by every pool so you didn't have to go back to your rooms after swimming, amenities were everywhere you looked, a shuttle was available to take you into Frankenmuth for shopping, dining, etc., and the people were nice.
That as my favorite thing, that the people working there were so nice!! I wake up far before anyone else in the family, even on mini-vacations, so I went strolling around. The people let me in their closed off areas to take pictures, the maintenance man stopped driving a cart full of items to let me pass him in the hall (though he didn't have to, there was plenty of room), the ticket counters in the game room were so patient, encouraging, and kind, and a young man heard us say a ticket counter was jammed, and he stopped walking to go over and fix it (we didn't ask him to, and clearly he was on his way to do something else at the time). Those kinds of things go over really big with us, and they seemed second-nature to the staff.
|We had a standard-size, 2-bed room|
|We had a great view of the water park slides from our balcony.|
That makes it festive for the kids to see that when they look outside.
The Cass River is behind it, and in the warmer weather we could have watched the boats going by.
It was def. a 5 out of 5 star stay for us.
You can learn more about the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth, Michigan, by visiting their website.
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