The Polar Vortex has come and gone, but old man winter is still pummeling Michigan with storm after storm. Cabin fever is a total understatement! All Michiganders truly deserve a warm and relaxing escape from the effects of Mother Nature. But with the holidays just ending, funds are low for travel and play.

That’s why Frankenmuth is so great. Located centrally in our state of Michigan, it’s a short drive from mostly anywhere in the Great Lakes Bay Region. And when you’re here, find your affordable getaway at Bavarian Inn Lodge.

Escape the cold and enjoy a destination that offers fun activities for couples, families, and friends alike. At Bavarian Inn, the hotel isn’t just another expense added to your vacation, it IS the vacation.

Things You and Your Family Can Enjoy at Bavarian Inn Lodge


Arcade Games

Our Family Fun Center is home to over 160 arcade games making us the largest hotel arcade in all of the Midwest! We’re even an official Video Game Test Center which means our guests experience the newest games before anyone else. Win enough tickets and take home some fantastic prizes including: Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, GoPro, Beats headphones, and more.

Only have a half a day to escape?  Then stop in Bavarian Inn Lodge Family Fun Center for some fun before exploring Frankenmuth River Place Shops.


Willy’s Mini Golf

Our 18-hole indoor miniature golf course oozes Bavarian culture just like our lodge does. Take pleasure in a festive and relaxing golf experience for kids and adults alike. Don’t forget you’ll enjoy free mini golf on Wednesdays if you’re a Bavarian Inn Perks Club member. Up to 52 days-of-fun doesn’t get cheaper than that!


Water Park

When you stay overnight at Bavarian Inn Lodge, there’s plenty of pools to choose from! Winter or summer. Four different indoor pools. Three whirlpools. Two exhilarating slides for adrenaline-seekers. Kids can enjoy a real indoor 13 foot waterfall, spray fountains and more. Toddler pool included. And for those who’d like to enjoy some kid-free time, we also offer the only adults-only pool in Michigan.


Castle Shops

Hop on our convenient free-shuttle service and head over to one of Frankenmuth’s premier destinations — Bavarian Inn Restaurant and Castle Shops. Enjoy a delicious home cooked family-style meal and then shop til you drop at 6 charming shops.

With so many great things to offer, Frankenmuth’s Bavarian Inn Lodge is an excellent choice for an affordable day trip or  quick getaway or a true vacation experience! With so much to do and see, you may just want to extend your stay.