Lodge & Guestroom Family Histories 2017-09-23T14:57:58+00:00

Lodge & Guest Room Family Histories

Lodge History

Phase I of the Lodge was built in 1985-86. The Lodge opened on February 10, 1986 with 100 Guest rooms, Oma’s Restaurant, Lorelei Lounge, Martha’s Gift Shop, Game Room, one Pool and Whirlpool, and the River Rooms Conference / Banquet space. The Lodge sits on 7 acres along the Cass River on what used to be the Weiss Family Farm. Today we have 360 Guest rooms (268 Standards; 46 Kings; 24 Whirlpools; 17 Family Suites, and 5 mini suites) and 330 Employees. The tour of the Lodge will take you from the Lobby and Courtyard through the Lorelei Lounge, the River Rooms, the Composer Rooms, and all the way through the Fun Center and Ratskeller to the Waterfall Pool. This tour is approximately 1/8th of a mile – one way.

Front Desk Lobby – Our Lobby was built to give a hearty welcome to our guests – its massiveness; the large beams and high ceiling give it a European look. It is decorated accordingly with tapestry hangings, Alphorns, cowbells, woodcarvings, and oxen yokes. The mural on the wall shows how the Zehnder Holz Brücke (Holzs Brickay a wooden bridge) was pulled across the Cass River by Buck and Bright, a pair of twin oxen. Notice the loft with its seasonal decorations and the woodcarvings below the Front Desk. When guests enter we wish them “Willkommen” and when they leave we say “Auf Wiedersehen”.

Holz BrückeHolzs Brickay – Covered Wooden Bridge 239 feet long, weights 230 tons. Only known cover bridge with Dormers.

Willkommen – Vill-come’-n ~ Welcome

Herzlich Willkommen – A warm and hearty welcome

Auf Wiedersehen – Good-bye

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Guest Room Family Histories

The story begins with two bells that accompanied the first fifteen settlers who came to Frankenmuth in 1845. These bells were inscribed with the words Concordia Res Parvae Crescunt which translates “through harmony great things come from small beginnings”… Click Here to read the complete story about the history of our rooms.

Click on each name below to view the history of that particular room.

*Denotes more than one family history

Abraham D’Anna Gunzenhausen Knoll Pickelmann Schmitt Wenzloff
*Abraham Dehmel Haas Koch Piesko Schmitzer Wickson
Allardyce Deterding Hasse Koehler Pietsch Schnell Wienberg
Amman Deuring Habke Koeppendoerfer Pillsbury Schoenow Wimmer
Appold Diamond Hahn Koester Poellet Schreiner Wirth
Ardussi Diedrich Hart Kohlhoff Popp Schuknecht Wissmueller
Arnold Dietzel Hartwig Kraenzlein Pretzer Schultz Witt
Auernhammer Dinse Haspel Krafft *Pretzer Schury Woelzlein
Avery Dolfi Haubenstricker Krauseneck Ramm Schwab Wolf
Baker Dress Hauck Kreil Ranke Schwartz Wolkensdoerfer
Bamberg Duclos Hecht Kroeger Ranzenberger Schwarzkopf Worden
Bartels Eberlein Hegenauer Krueger Rau Shetlar Worley
Bauer Ehlert Heidenreich Kuck Rauh Simon Yoba
Baum Ehrlinger Heindl Kueffner Rausch Sippel Zehnder
Bechanko Eischer Heine Kuehnemund Regener Sitterding *Zehnder
Bemassikeh Eisenhauer Heinlein Kuske Reichle Sobczak Zeile
Bender Elrich Held Lang Reif Sohn Zeilinger
Bergdolt Engel Hendrick Laux Reinbold Sonntag Ziegler
*Bergdolt Engelhardt Herzog Leidel Reindel Sparks Zimmerman
Bergman Faerber *Herzog Leslie Reinert Spaulding Zoellner
Bernreuter Fechter Hetzner Lier Reinhardt Speer Zucker
Bernthal Felgner Hilbrandt Link Riedel Spletzer Zuellig
Beyer Ferguson Hildner *Link  Riess Steigman Zwack
Beyerlein Fischer Hiles List Riethmeier Stellwag Zwerk
*Beyerlein *Fischer Hilpert Loehe Rittmaier Stern
Bickel Fischhaber Hoadley Loesel Rittmueller Stille Nacht
Bierlein Fox Hochthanner Lotter Rodammer Stoner
*Bierlein Frahm Hoerauf Luhring Roedel Strieter
*Bierlein Frank Hoerlein Luzenske Rogner Strobel
Biermann Frankenhilf Hoffmann Mantel Rohn Stromer
Billmeier Frankenlust Holzhei Marcet Rosstal Szymanski
Bleke Frakenmuth Honold Matzke Roth Techentien
Block Frakentrost Huber Maurer Ruff Toshach
Blumlein Freudenstein Hubinger Mayer Rummel Trinklein
Boesnecker Fuerbringer *Hubinger McClellan Rupp Trump
Boldt Fugmann Indian Dave McEwen Rupprecht Tuckey
Borchard Furwitt Irion McNiven *Rupprecht Uebler
Borcherding Galagher Jammer Metzger Rustem Ulrich
Bradley Galsterer Janni Meyer Satchell Umbach
Braeutigam Gauderer Janson *Meyer Satow VanDevelde
Brender Gehrs Jerome Moll Sawyers Vanek
Brenner Gera Johnston Mossner Schaberg VanFleet
Bronner Gessler Jordan Muehlfeld Schaefer VanWormer
*Bronner Geuder Jorgensen Mueller Schaeff Varney
Bruns Geyer Kaesmeyer Naegele Scharrer Vates
Buchinger Gilmore Kaiser Nickless Scheiwe Veitengruber
Bunjes Goetz Kamm Nuechterlein Schellhas Vitany
Butman Goetzinger Karst *Nuechterlein Schemm Voorheis
Cederberg Goodridge Kehrberg Nuernberg Scherzer Voss
Chase Goyings Keinath Oldenburg Schian Walter
Cheney Graebner *Keinath Ortner Schiefer Warnemuende
Claramunt Graff Keller Otter *Schiefer Warnick
Conzelmann Grainger Kern Pagels Schlaefke Weber
Craemer Grauer Kipfmueller Palmreuter Schlegel Weirauch
Crary Grossi Kischnick Parlberg Schleier Weiss
Creger Gruber Klammer Pendleton Schluckebier *Weiss
Daenzer Grueber *Klammer Petzold Schmandt Wendt
Daeschlein Gugel Knieling Schmidt Wenzel

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