Friday, February 21, 2014

The Bavarian Inn Lodge: A Slice of Germany (but in Michigan!)

Disclosure: We received an overnight stay to help facilitate my review.  All opinions stated are genuine and my own. 



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.
The property is alongside 13 acres of beautiful riverfront land. The hotel itself takes up seven acres of it, and let me tell you, if you're going on a weekend, make reservations early, or you won't be spending the night. This very popular establishment had great parking spots when we arrived at one in the afternoon, but come dinner time, we had to park quite a long way away from our hotel entrance when we came back to play. This is our second time visiting the hotel, and it was b.u.s.y.  The beauty of it is that it is so huge, that while it was full, and busy, it was not a bit crowded.

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.

This children's pool had water spray fountains going all around the sides
during hours of operation.  The stairs in the background lead to
the Bavarian Blast & Tower Twister slides.
I love this room because your tots and your teens both want to be in the same place. :)
The pools are just one of the great attractions of the Bavarian Inn Lodge.

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. :)
There are two BIG game rooms, with life-sized games...

Willey's Mini Golf
a Bavarian-themed mini-golf course (this was authentically decorated from beginning to end)...

One of the many play areas for small children.
and many thoughtfully put together areas for both smaller children,

One of the many open areas to congregate and visit.
& the older children/teens to gather.


There was also a place for the fitness buffs. This exercise room was nice & with the big weight machines too, it was perfect for everyone in the family (aged 16+).

Dance floor and Hula Hoop area (hula hoops provided).
Kiddie Karaoke took place on a stage to the right.
Several restaurants were situated around the hotel, including this open one by the game room where we ate breakfast. In this area there was a karaoke stage for kids (we indulged the night before), and a play area for kids to dance, hula hoop (provided), or just hang out and listen to the music.

One of the many large gathering spaces.
The Bavarian Inn Lodge is such a great location for social and work gatherings!
There were a lot of places that could be used for big gatherings. I've put up one photo of many rooms that were scattered throughout the expansive hotel.

Seriously awesome!





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.
I don't want to end my post without mentioning the rooms.  The rooms were clean, the linens were fresh and abundant, the bathroom had a separate area to dress, and the balcony would have been a pleasant treat in the summer because it overlooked the Cass River where the tour ferry and boats run in the warmer weather. There was also a refrigerator, which came in handy more than once.

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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Sandee said...

I would love to stay here and I'd overdose on German food. Hubby is part German.

Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for the tour. I didn't know about this place. ☺

Pat Hatt said...

Wow they have a ton, never even heard of them before. The water park would be fun, and clean rooms, works for my ocd

Our Neck of the Woods said...

It looks so awesome! All those pools are amazing. I'd love to go swimming there! Everything looks pretty and well maintained. Glad you enjoyed your stay!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

I really like how those stairs go. What a great find

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I wonder if my Hubs Daughter knows about this. She teaches German in Ohio. I am going to be sure to tell her.

Masshole Mommy said...

Wow, what a fun place to stay!! I know there are places around northern New England like that, but I have never been to one. Actually the kids from the sound of music had a lodge somewhere in Vermont. I'm not sure if it;s still there or not, though.

Chatty Crone said...

What fun!!!!! I miss that from Chicago - we used to have many ethnic areas there - not so in Atlanta. That was beautiful. Sandie

Elephant's Child said...

That looks like a heap of fun. And I suspect I would be camping at the Adults Only pool. It looked blissful.

Anonymous said...

How neat! That looks like a totally different world, and so beautiful!!!

amanda ripsam said...

I live in Otsego Michigan it would make a great stay-cation I didn't know this place existed. I am glad you shared it with us now I can try and get hubby to agree we gotta get away this summer. with him having a German back ground I am sure this could be a easy sell to him :) Taxes coming back soon should make it easier to save a bit.

amanda ripsam said...

Frankenmuth that's where the Christmas store is at isn't it ? aka Santa village there's this place that makes amazing Chicken I think this is close to that restaurant with the awesome Chicken am I right ?

Lawna Noe said...

Wow, what a fun experience! I hope someday I can visit that place too! That Gingerbread play house would be so much fun for my kiddos.

Jen said...

I love Frankenmuth!!! :) I've eaten at that Lodge before, it's such a cool place. My Dad was born and raised in Michigan so I've been back a few times to visit.

Jennifer Zimmerman said...

That place looks like so much fun. My family would love everything about it!

becca said...

wow what an awesome looking place my would love hanging here.

Maria said...

what a charming, FUN place to stay!! i love that you're always taking trips and making memories, rosey!
thanks so much for always sharing the details! i always favorite your vacation posts! :)
have a wonderful weekend with your family! xoxox
maria

Lisa Joy Thompson said...

Frankenmuth is less than 3 hours away from me. I'm totally going to have to check this out! It looks like a place my family would LOVE!!!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

In the north Georgia mountains, there's a Bavarian type town called Helen. The architecture, the shops, and the food are all distinctively German, but I don't think they have an inn anywhere near as grand as that. It sounds and looks fabulous. Just looking at it gives me a serious taste for some good German food. Unfortunately, the beef I'm marinating for sauerbraten won't be ready to cook until Monday, so I guess I'm just gonna have to wait a little longer.

Happy weekend!

Julie Carlyle said...

What a great place for kids! Looks awesome!
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Chasity said...

It looks amazing!

momo said...

(The Bavarian Inn Lodge: A Slice of Germany (but in Michigan!) This place sounds wonderful to visit, it's been a few years now since I was in the state of Michigan. I have relatives coming from Germany this coming August for their first visit to America.

Secondary Roads said...

Looks like a great place to take my bride for a getaway. Also, as I shared with you recently, it would give me the chance to pick up some Frankenmuth cheddar while we were in town.

jaime said...

This looks like such a great place for my family. I love the play areas for the kids!

Colette S said...

Franenmuth sounds like quite the place!
I'd love to visit if even to get some of those chocolates!

Ooh what an inn! The kids would have been enjoyed so much all those games!

Definitely a grand place! Glad you had such a wonderful adventure with your family!

bxcrochet said...

That looks like a really nice place to stay at. I love the kids play areas.

Michelle F.

Binky said...

It sounds very nice.

Tammy said...

That looks like a great place to stay. My parents both immigrated from Germany and my grandparents on my Dad's side still lived in Germany until they passed on, so I have been to the real Bavaria many a time. I bet it would be fun to stay in a replica place and enjoy all the fun closer to home without having to transfer money into Euros :)

Jinxy and Me said...

What a great hotel. It looks like it has a LOT of fun things to do. The idea of the adult pool is pretty cool!

Amanda Her said...

This is so cute - I would love to stay here with my family. I never even heard of Frankenmuth! We visited Grand Rapids last summer and we loved Michigan!

Ashley Gill said...

I do believe if I am ever in the area, I will be looking this place up! It looks great! What a fun place to stay!

Heather Jones said...

It sounds like an absolutely lovely place, I love all the kids themed areas for them to play in. My kids would just love this. There are not a lot of modern day hotels or resorts that caters that much toward children, so this is really great.

Ashley Wintters said...

That place looks amazing. I missed when my family lived in Germany and would love to visit this place just to get a 'taste' of it :)

Jay said...

I grew up and still live only a half an hour away from Frankenmuth! It is one of my favorite places in the world!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

These are some amazing photos of a beautiful place. It looks like one can definitely get some much needed rest there.

Melanie Salinas said...

That place looks awesome! And your photos capturing everything are great.

Annie said...

Dude, that hotel looks amazing! I'd love to stay there & explore the whole thing :D

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

The game rooms are massive! I bet my son would have a blast there! :)

Pam said...

Wow, what a place! There seems like plenty to do even in the winter and the place seems really neat and clean. I would love to stay there if I was in the area.

Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

What a completely interesting place! I'd love to go there someday. I love the amenities!

Kay Adeola said...

Omg this place looks amazing i really want to go there now great pictures,it sounds like young and old can all enjoy a stay there.

Brian Miller said...

oh wow...what a very cool place...so much to do as well...i am a fan of many things german....

Cococute Manaloto said...

Such a very nice place to relax and you got very nice photos here. Enjoy your stay

mail4rosey said...

My husband is a huge fan of German food too, Sandee. Huge. :)

Happy weekend to you!

mail4rosey said...

They have so much to do there, it was a pretty awesome stay and we didn't want to leave so soon, but we couldn't book another day, the hotel was full! Def. a popular weekend hot spot. :)

mail4rosey said...

I love that they have so many pools. It keeps them from getting overcrowded!! The adult pool was in such a quiet location! No noise at all, I thought that was really nice!

mail4rosey said...

'twas a great find. :)

mail4rosey said...

She's close enough to go...the whole town is German-oriented, Terry, and you can walk everywhere (though the Inn has a shuttle). It's nice!!

mail4rosey said...

I bet that lodge would be fun. The scenery alone would be worth a trip. :)

mail4rosey said...

I love Chicago, Sandie. :)

This Inn was really, really nice!! We're huge Frankenmuth fans, and Bavariann Inn makes it that much better.

Poke The Rock said...

as a german I just can't help to cringe...bavaria...NOOOOOOOooooooooo. They also have the weirdest food in bavaria...but i like me some good pretzels.

mail4rosey said...

If it was just hubby and I, we'd have camped out at that pool too. It was positively peaceful. :)

mail4rosey said...

It was a nice slice of mini-vacay, that is for sure. :)

mail4rosey said...

It's absolutely a blast!! We love the city and the hotel.

mail4rosey said...

The Bavarian Inn Lodge has a lot of options for dining, and the Bavarian Inn restaurant has that famous chicken you're talking about. My husband LOVES that chicken, and he loves the Wiener Schnitzel they have on the menu (my in-laws do too!).

mail4rosey said...

I thought that was such a cute set up!! My son is 6 and he still had fun in there. :)

mail4rosey said...

I get the urge to go to Frankenmuth if we wait too long between visits. :)

mail4rosey said...

We did love every single thing about it. :)

mail4rosey said...

It was hard to go home. :)

Kung Phoo said...

Looks like a really fin place and its so different from the norm.. I would go there if it were closer.

Mandy Carter said...

Would a cool hotel. I would definitely enjoy taking my kids there if we were not so far away

mail4rosey said...

That's because you're sweet. :)

I always like your Piper posts. Her faces crack me up. Little cute baby girlie. :)

mail4rosey said...

We had a hard time choosing between going out (Frankenmuth is an awesome little town) and staying in (it was just that fun!).

Fabulous Perks said...

I would totally enjoy staying here. My taste buds and I would also love to try German food!

mail4rosey said...

My husband is a huge German food fan. Huge. :)

If you're marinating until Monday, that sauerbraten is going to be dynamite, I'm sure of it. :)

mail4rosey said...

It's fun to get out and play, especially with the cold winter we're having. We had such a great time visiting there!

mail4rosey said...

It was a blast!

mail4rosey said...

I hope they love their visit!! We've been to Germany on layover only. I'd love to go back and visit for a bit!

mail4rosey said...

We got our Cheddar, Chuck. And we used half of it already in omelets (good reason for a return visit? hehehe).

mail4rosey said...

There were lots of play areas for the kids. It was a really fun visit! :)

mail4rosey said...

Ha! You put 2+2 together and knew those chocolate were from Frankenmuth...and you are right, they were!! Lots of quaint stores around the town, and we just love it!!

And yep, your kiddos would have a blast in those play rooms, methinks. :)

mail4rosey said...

We had a lot of fun there, Michelle. I'm ready to go back. :)

Brandy said...

Looks like such a fun place to stay, I would love to experience it. Beautiful pictures.

mail4rosey said...

There was chocolate everywhere... a wombat's delight. ;) Fraz would love it. :)

mail4rosey said...

I have only been through on a layover, but I would love to return for a real visit. :)

mail4rosey said...

My husband likes to sneak of to the adult whirlpool while I'm splashing around w/the kiddos in a family pool. ;)

mail4rosey said...

I've been to Grand Rapids quite a few times. I like it here. I love Frankenmuth ... it's a nice, quaint, happy community feel. And the food and shopping (outlet mall close by) are great, not to mention the Inn itself, which was really all out awesome. :)

mail4rosey said...

I hope you do, Ashley. It was an incredible visit. I don't think I've ever been in another hotel so huge.

mail4rosey said...

Right, Heather! A place that embraces the kiddos is always A-Ok with me too!! And they had a lot of thoughtful put into the kids areas here. It was a very nice stay.

mail4rosey said...

I hope you get to go then. They wear official German clothing in the big restaurant, and there's lots of German food to be found. The Bavarian Inn had German nods everywhere...maps on the wall, history on the walls, pictures, etc. It's just all out nice!!

mail4rosey said...

I always say it'd be so nice to live close to Frankenmuth!! It's a bit of a drive for us, but totally worth it!

mail4rosey said...

It was the perfect place for playing and relaxing! :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Melanie. I know I was photo heavy, and I still didn't get near of what I would have liked to have shown. It was just a really awesome Inn.

mail4rosey said...

We really did love it. :) Thank you for your visit!

mail4rosey said...

I bet he would too!! :)

mail4rosey said...

It'd be good any time of year, but you're right, it was so nice to be running around in the middle of winter in shorts and swimsuits!!

mail4rosey said...

They did have every single thing you could want. I can't imagine how much goes into running a place that big!!

mail4rosey said...

It was a great place for every age!

mail4rosey said...

Def. a fun way to spend a weekend. :)

mail4rosey said...

It was a fun place to visit, with photo opps everywhere!! Thanks for your blog visit. :)

mail4rosey said...

We had a pretzel while we were there. :) Your watercolors on your post today were great!

mail4rosey said...

It was different from the norm... like a vacation within a vacation. :)

mail4rosey said...

And they would no doubt love going. ;) It's def. kid-friendly (my absolute favorite feature). :)

mail4rosey said...

Lots of food opps, to be certain. :) It was a nice mini-getaway. Everyone wants to go back. :)

mail4rosey said...

The Bavarian Inn had no shortage of things to do, that's for sure. There was a limbo competition in one of the lounges in the evening, but we were having too much fun to take those pictures. :) I bet we could have stayed a week and been happy. :)

Jenni said...

We don't travel very often but Michigan is really close to us. If we're ever through that way, I'd love to stop. We have a German friend who moved here in the early 90's. I wonder if he's ever been here or what he'd think of it. He's always telling us stories of home. I know he misses it, but he really loves living in the states.

mail4rosey said...

I hope you get a chance to visit, Jenni. It's really a nice lodge, and a wonderful town to visit!

Lame Shrill Owl said...

Wow! What a fun place! Waterslides! Video Games! And I love the Bavarian theme!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for reading!! They really did have something for everyone. It was a fabulous visit and we can't wait to go back!!

Ashley B. said...

I have ALWAYS wanted to stay at a Bavarian themed hotel, and this one looks like an absolute blast! Love all the pictures!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Ashley. It's well worth looking into if you're in the area. It makes a great trip downright awesome!

Kisa 'Yuki' J. said...

Forget Disney Land or anything else, I want to stay in a place like this!! This is the type of vacation I think the kids and I would enjoy. But I've never been to MI before... perhaps I should look into it.

mail4rosey said...

Michigan has some really nice places to visit, some of my favorites I've ever seen, in fact. :)

Krystal Butherus said...

The indoor pool looks awesome. The adults only one looks even better!

mail4rosey said...

I love that they have both too. :)

Elisebet F said...

It has so much character! I would love staying there. I'd probably want to spend several days, or a week. My brother lives in Michigan and my best friend may be moving there soon, so who knows...maybe I'll get to vacation here!

BrettBMartin said...

forget the kids, *I* want to go !! that place looks like a TON of fun!

Petro Neagu said...

What a beautiful place. There's so much to do over there, for everyone. I love the German feeling it inspires.

Kecia said...

My husband's ancestors were German so he loves visiting anything with that kind of style. He would love to vacation here!

The Teachers Wife said...

We travel through Michigan every year - I'll have to see if that's near our trip bc it looks like such an awesome and unique place to stay!

Eliz Frank said...

What a cozy looking place. I bet the food is excellent too. I have to say I'm seeing a lot of great winter getaway places lately. :-)

Joyce Lansky said...

That looks like a wonderful way to spend a weekend. My daughter lives in Ann Arbor. Where on the hand is this place?

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Vinma said...

Gorgeous hotel! So spacious and spectacular. I will certainly keep this hotel in mind if ever visit Michigan :) Thanks for the wonderful review Rosey!

Debi Gerhart said...

That hotel is gorgeous. I love all the little touches.

Theresa Mahoney said...

What a charming hotel! I have never heard of it before! But I imagine it's not to far from where we live. I may gave to take the family there some day!

Kristi Maloney said...

OMG! That place is gorgeous. What awesome facilities. We just stayed a place with the kids overnight. It pales in comparison. Glad you had a fun stay!

Amy @ Marvelous Mommy said...

How awesome is that! I love the kids play area and the adults-only pool!

mail4rosey said...

I hope you do go! It's really a lot of fun, and it's huge!! No shortage of things to do, that's for sure.

mail4rosey said...

Yeah, the adults wanted to stay too...you nailed that one. :)

mail4rosey said...

I love the change of pace too. It was like a little step out of the norm for a bit, and we loved it. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Lots of German history is positioned on the walls (and there are a lot of walls). I bet it would be a fun place for your husband to see.

mail4rosey said...

I hope it's on your route. It's really a fun place to go see.

mail4rosey said...

The Bavariann Inn up the road (you can take the shuttle, drive, or in the warm weather walk) is a don't miss for a foodie experience!! The food we had while at the lodge (on the premises) was good, but nothing makes the trip for hubby like a trip to The Bavarian Inn restaurant. :)

mail4rosey said...

Your daughter is closer than we are. She's an hour south of Frankenmuth. There's an outlet shopping mall close by too, if she likes to shop!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for the kind words, and the visit too. :)

mail4rosey said...

I love how clean everything is. Considering it's so huge, and you don't see people running around cleaning all of the time, it's amazing to me that they keep it up so wonderfully!

I love all of the little touches they've done too. :)

mail4rosey said...

I think it's four or five hours from your state's border. That's about how long we take to go to Chicago. :)

mail4rosey said...

I bet you still had a nice time just getting away for a bit!!

mail4rosey said...

And they're not even close together (in fact, they're pretty far apart in very different areas of the hotel). The kid pools are in the fun center area, the adult pool is by the check-in desk.

Beth said...

this place looks beautiful! I absolutely LOVE the kids play area!

mail4rosey said...

That's my favorite part. It's impossible for the kids not to have fun there, and it's huge. :)

Melissa Pezza said...

I would love to stay here. Looks gorgeous!

Christina Shirley said...

This looks awesome! I love that there really is something for everyone to do there!

Mina Slater said...

This place looks amazing! I would love to go, it seems like a great way to get the feeling of a trip to Germany without the expense of international travel.

Angel said...

I love learning new things. I had never heard of this area before. Glad you had fun. Thanks for sharing! :)

Coralie with Utah Coupon Deals said...

What a fun and original place to stay. My family would love it there. I love all of the pictures and descriptions. Thank you for sharing this. I will keep it mind when we travel that way.

mail4rosey said...

They do a really good job making it nice.

mail4rosey said...

Any age, you're right, there was something to do. There were also other events going on throughout the hotel, and in the area. We went into the Lorelei Lounge (kids permitted until 10pm) and tried the kids' limbo. :)

mail4rosey said...

It really does feel like you're experiencing a peak into German history.

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for visiting. :)

mail4rosey said...

It's a great family destination, I hope you do get a chance to visit. :)

Amanda & Jenni said...

This looks so neat! We live in Indiana so it's not too bad of a trip for us! I'll have to look into it!!

mail4rosey said...

If you're headed this way anyway, it's sure a fun place to stay!

Kenda said...

What an amazing resort! I think my family would spend most of our time in the pool and the play area. (and eating! Germany is my husband's favorite place he's traveled to. We'd definitely be eating! lol)

~ Noelle said...

Thanks so much for sharing!!!
If we ever get up there, I know where we will need to go!!!

mail4rosey said...

They've got authentic German noodles!! Hubby loves the Wiener Schnitzel and the chicken!

mail4rosey said...

Ah, I bet your little one would love it, and the big boys too!!

Paige Nicole said...

I'm part German so I think I'd love this! I love hotels that have enough to do that I don't actually have to leave the hotel. It's nice for relaxation!

Eliz Frank said...

I imagined so thank you for confirming it. Some people don't know that Germans have really great food and desserts... I'll add this to my bucket list. TY!

Nikki said...

Wow, that place is so gorgeous! It's like a little slice of Germany without needing a passport!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Wiw that looks amazing, I love that there is an adult pool as well.looks like a great place.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

That looks like a great place to stay! I especially love the pool tables and the mural on the wall at the pool! Gorgeous!

Shell said...

It looks like a really fun place to stay! It would be fun for a weekend getaway.

alissa apel said...

My husband in particular would LOVE it! For awhile he was trying to learn German. We had a reception at a German building, and he was checking everything out.

Mama to 5 said...

Very nice, looks like it has so much to do there! I so would love to take my kids to Germany - that's where my roots are!

Kristie said...

I totally love Frankenmuth! We just stayed at Splash Village in the fall for my parents' 40th anniversary. It was the kids' first experience in Frankenmuth, that they'll remember, and they thought it was the greatest! I think they loved the shopping as much as the indoor waterpark. :-)

mail4rosey said...

It was a great place to relax, and play. We're def. going back this summer.

mail4rosey said...

It's a really nice place to get away for a bit! Thanks for your visit, Nikki!

mail4rosey said...

I thought it was nice that the adult pool was in a completely different portion of the hotel. That room it's in is gorgeous too. :)

mail4rosey said...

There were murals everywhere!! They were awesome!

mail4rosey said...

Perfect for a weekend getaway, agreed. :)

mail4rosey said...

The lodge is huge too, so there's really a lot to see and learn. Some of the history they had up was VERY interesting!

mail4rosey said...

I would love to take my kids to Germany too. It looks gorgeous, and people seem to love it who visit. :)

mail4rosey said...

We love Frankenmuth too! They had the ice sculptures out this time, and that was really cool to see. We've been to the city quite a few times and STILL have things we want to see. :)

mail4rosey said...

TY for coming over here to read about it. :)

Betty Taylor said...

That is one gorgeous place! I think that would warrant a trip to Michigan in the near future. I can drive there, that would make for an inexpensive trip.

Terra Heck said...

Looks like a large place with beautiful and fun details. It'd be a place I'd stay if I was ever in that area.

mail4rosey said...

If you haven't been to Frankenmuth (the city), I totally hope you go. It's really, really nice!

mail4rosey said...

It's fun for the little, and the big kids. And hubby and I loved it too. :)

Amanda McMahon said...

This looks like a great place to visit. I've passed it previously while travelling from upper michigan to lower peninsula, but have never stopped. Great!

mail4rosey said...

Def. a great place to stop on the drive through if you've got some play time, or if you need to rest! :)

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

This looks like such a wonderful place to visit, I like that it is kid friendly.

Lisa Ehrman said...

This looks like a true family friendly destination! Thanks for the review. If we ever head in that direction, I would love to visit :)

mail4rosey said...

Very kid friendly! ! :) Thanks for your visit!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Lisa. It's really a fun place to see/be. :)

Lame Shrill Owl said...

I have pinned this to my travel board to referene when we start planning our next vacation.

Lexie Lane said...

Wow! This is really beautiful! Looks like a place where you can never get bored in!

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Elayna Fernandez-Bare said...

This is gorgeous. It reminds me of the time I went to the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan, just a few weeks after I came to the USA for the first time. I was so impressed and in awe of the exhibits!

Kero said...

This is awesome! Our kind of staycation location especially with the separate adult and kids pool so Mom & Dad can have their much deserved quality time too.

It reminds me of the Dutch community too in Solvang although i doubt if there are hotels as big as big as Bavarian Inn Lodge

MikiHope said...

From what you said and the pictures there is certainly more then enough for any age group! I could see me going there by myself and just relaxing with the adult pool and whirlpool! If I were to go I think I would make it in the spring or summer-----miniature golf is one of my favorites-besides it gets mighty cold there in the winter-worse even then NY!!!

Ave T said...

Oh, this looks like a really great place! Love that there is an adults-only pool too.

Yona Williams said...

Oh wow - this looks like a really fun place to go. I love all of the extras there are to explore, and I know if I was there, a lot of time would be spent in that pool. The outside of the property is also very nice.

Elayna Fernandez-Bare said...

I love the composure room the best. My girls would scream at the sight!
What an amazing place you found - so happy for you!

Mrs. Mashed Up said...

Mr. Mashed Up has family in MI, and this place just made the list of a place I want to go. A place with an adult-only pool AND a kiddie area? Sounds great!

Anna L said...

This looks like such a great place to stay! My family would love it.

Anonymous said...

This looks awesome! I wish I lived closer!

Louida Martin said...

This place looks great! I at first thought you were in Germany. Too bad this lodge is far away from me.

Lavende And Lemonade said...

It does look straight out of Bavaria...who would have guessed it is in Michigan!

Danielle said...

That place looks like a great place for a family vacation.

Rose-Marie said...

That looks like a really nice place! I love that family pool, and it means much to me that the staff is extra nice. I'd like to visit it!

April Crisafulli said...

I wish I lived closer, my grandmother would love this place (and so would I)

Heather Hollands said...

My New Year's rezzie is to go somewhere new. I'm from the Upper Peninsula. I've been to Frankenmuth but not the Bavarian Inn Lodge. I'll have to keep this in mind for my next trip downstate!

Pam said...

This reminds me of a great inn in a town near us with a Bavarian theme. I would love to stay here. It sounds really fun.

Kendall Rayburn said...

I love Frankenmuth! My husband and I honeymooned there and have since taken our children for visits!

Cassie Tucker said...

What a lovely place to stay! If I ever go back to Michigan, I'll be sure to make a rest stop here!

Nina Say said...

What a fun looking place! It looks so historic, which is my favorite when travelling.

JackieJacks said...

I love the staircase by the pool! Of all the cool things in the photos, I can imagine myself most standing on the thrid floor and getting pics of my family swimming. I think we would spen most of our time there :)

Liz Mays said...

Every time I go there, I have the BEST time! It's been about 10 years, so I need to go back.

Lauren Richardson said...

This place looks so cool! I'd love to visit it someday! thanks for sharing!

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

It looks so gorgeous! You beautifully captured everything. I have never been to Michigan, but this is one place I wouldn't mind visiting.

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