When You Don’t Want Plan B

Looking for a great winter vacation destination? Look no further than Bavarian Inn Lodge. Sure, tropical paradises can be enticing winter destinations, but there’s travel to consider and you never know what the weather will bring. After a few days of rain and being cooped up in your room, your planned “relaxing” vacation could wind up being anything but. Do you want to roll the dice?

Consider this: no matter the weather outside, there is always something to do inside Bavarian Inn Lodge – for couples or families! We offer a variety of Winter-proof fun and interesting activities, such as shopping, water fun, playing games at the arcade, and enjoying delicious food at authentic German restaurants.

Winterproof activities at Bavarian Inn Lodge:

  • Shopping
  • Water fun
  • Mini Golf
  • Arcade games
  • Restaurants
  • And more!


One reason Bavarian Inn Lodge is a great winter vacation destination is our variety of unique onsite shops. In inclement weather, you don’t have to trudge out into the snow. You can keep dry and enjoy a tranquil snowfall from inside where it’s warm!

At Bavarian Inn Lodge we have shops dedicated to food, gifts, and more! With so many great choices, you’re sure to find a shop that piques your interest. Our shops cater to a variety of tastes and are the perfect place to find something for the hard-to-shop-for people on your list.

However, if you do venture out, Frankenmuth has a variety of shops, just a short walk away – on heated sidewalks, no less!

Bavarian Inn Lodge Castle Shops include:

  • Doll & Toy Shop
    Adopt a Middleton newborn or create your own doll!
  • Royal Gift Shop
    Collectibles and authentic German items. Over 5,000 treasures to choose from.
  • Souvenirs & Cheers Shop
    Get ready to feel nostalgic in this wild and wacky store!
  • Wine & Beer Shop
    Michigan’s largest selection of German beers.
  • The Candy Corner & Chocolate Shop
    Watch scrumptious treats being made. A chocolate lover’s paradise.
  • Castle Shop Bakery
    Enjoy freshly-baked breads and pastries.
  • Castle Shop Bakery & Take-Out
    Relax inside over a cup of coffee or take out food and bakery items.

Nearby Frankenmuth shopping locales include:


Make a Splash

Any great winter vacation destination should include access to water fun. We feel so strongly in this conviction that we have, not one, but four pools to relax or splash in! No two pools are alike either. In addition, we have two waterslides (The Bavarian Blast and Tower Twister) and three whirlpools for guests to enjoy.

While we’re renowned for our family-friendly atmosphere (and we strive to live up to our reputation every day!), we are also a great winter vacation destination for couples. Among the reasons are a pool and whirlpool that are reserved for adults only. No need to worry about kids splashing – we’ve got plenty of room for that elsewhere!

  • 4 pools (1 designated adults only)
  • 3 whirlpools (1 designated adults only)
  • 2 waterslides

Fun and Games

Our Fun Center is yet another reason that Bavarian Inn Lodge is a great winter vacation destination. We feature the largest hotel-based arcade in the Midwest, offering more than 160 games. Our arcade games include old-school analog favorites and the latest digital releases.

While you play for the love of the game, we also have great prizes for several winners each month. Prizes have included:

  • Playstations
  • Xboxes
  • Nintendos
  • GoPro cameras
  • Beats
  • And more!

Great Eats and Treats

The dining options at Bavarian Inn Lodge and Bavarian Inn Restaurant feature a wide choice of authentic traditional Bavarian cuisine and American classics. Do you have dietary restrictions? No worries! We gladly serve vegetarian, lactose-free, and gluten-free dining options. Plus, we have a great kid’s menu.

We also have food for those on the go and family-style dining for those who want to have a leisurely meal with the family. Whether you want a quick option because the kids want to get back to the waterslide or you want to stay for dessert and then sample our German beers and wines, we can accommodate you!

Book Today!

Whether you’re interested in a great time with the entire family or a couples’ getaway, the Bavarian Inn Lodge is a great winter vacation destination. Call us today to book your reservation and Winter-proof your vacation in Michigan!