Bavarian Inn Lodge Combines Frankenmuth’s Old World Charm with Modern Amenities


Just over the covered wooden bridge on the banks of the Cass River, the Bavarian Inn Lodge is a world-class getaway for couples and families. The European-themed Lodge is conveniently located just steps away from Frankenmuth’s downtown shopping and attractions and offers recreational options for all ages, including nightly entertainment. Our 360-room resort offers whirlpool and family suites that provide guests with more space or something special for memorable occasions. Each room is unique, dedicated to a local family and filled with that family’s history.

Once checked into the Lodge, you will enjoy four indoor pools (one for adults only), three whirlpools, two water slides, an expansive fun center with over 160 video games, 18 holes of indoor miniature golf, and the children’s play village. The Bavarian Inn Lodge also has two on-site restaurants and lounge areas for you to enjoy.

Since 1888, more than 20 million guests have come to feast on our world-famous all-you-can-eat, family-style dinners at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant on Main Street. There are also several authentic German entrees to try from the menu, just a complimentary shuttle ride away from the Lodge.

Another stop on the shuttle is Frankenmuth River Place Shops, which offers a variety of unique stores and is home to several fun events throughout the year. Frankenmuth Dog Bowl is the largest of the events taking place at the property and brings over 5,000 dogs (plus their humans) for Olympic-style events and spectator shows. This festival takes place annually over Memorial Day weekend.  

Just park your car in one place, and you can walk through the heart of beautiful downtown Frankenmuth. You are only a short walk away from Heritage Park, the location of the majority of Frankenmuth’s festivals and also a beautiful walking path along the river. The popular Birch Run Premium Outlets is approximately a 15-minute car ride away.

If you are looking to host a group event, the Lodge offers a truly unique venue with friendly service, excellent food, and seating for up to 500 guests. We put 130-plus years of experience into everything we do! Generations have come to the community of Frankenmuth to take in the traditional Old World charm along with our modern-day options.

Enjoy the charm of “Michigan’s Little Bavaria” while staying at our family-owned resort in Frankenmuth. Plan your visit today at

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