Just a little hour north of the Metro Detroit area is Frankenmuth, our own Little Bavaria. The city was founded by some of the original German settlers to the state. Now the city is one of the most visited areas in Michigan, boasting the World’s Largest Christmas Store, world famous chicken and even cupcakes that won on Cupcake Wars. There’s a lot to do in this family friendly location, but where do you stay when you are there?
Earlier this year we were hosted at The Bavarian Inn Lodge, one of the largest properties in the area. Not only does the hotel offer hundreds of guest rooms on site, but three pools (including water slides), restaurants, shopping, and a petting zoo area (weather permitting), indoor putt putt and a huge arcade to keep us busy. With so much to do at the hotel, you may wonder why you would want to leave. Just grab your kids and their puddle jumpers and get ready for a good time. But if you decide to explore the rest of what Frankenmuth has to offer, the Lodge offers a free shuttle service to get you to and from the city core, or it is a quick walk over the covered bridge to the property.
Our stay at the Bavarian Inn was fantastic. From comfortable beds, good food just downstairs and of course water slides to keep us busy for hours. We did spend some time exploring downtown Frankenmuth with our family, but since we were staying on a Sunday most of the city closed down early. This left us with an evening open, and after the pools closed downstairs, what were we going to do? While going on a walk through the Bavarian Inn (I was on a hunt for the third pool that is adult only), I stumbled on the Lorelei Lounge. Not only was there live music, but drinks on tap and food until 2 am. With German sing alongs, gluten free pizza and a mixed drink we found a great place to end our night.
One of our favorite things about staying at the Bavarian Inn is everything is close to everything in Frankenmuth. Even a walk to the Frankenmuth Brewery isn’t too far, or some of the sites we use to visit as kids. Find some of the best fudge in the state, cheese curds, pretzels and everything we love about the area.
About the Bavarian Inn Lodge:
The Bavarian Inn Lodge, nestled along the Cass River in one of Michigan’s top tourist destinations – Frankenmuth – is one of the state’s largest Indoor Water Park Hotels. The Lodge has 360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool and family suites, an adult-only pool, two gift shops, two lounges and two restaurants — all under one roof. The Lodge’s expansive 35,000 square feet Family Fun Center houses two dramatic water slides, three pools and two whirlpools, over 160 video and redemption games, a two-story children’s play village and Willy’s Kingdom indoor mini-golf course. Guests can also enjoy live, year-round, nightly entertainment and test their own musical skills during weekend family karaoke. In 30 years of business, the Bavarian Inn Lodge has been an important destination for travelers, evidenced by the 1.25 million room-nights that have been booked there since its opening, along with its top rating on TripAdvisor.
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