Disclosure: We received free lodging and a meal in exchange for our review. All opinions are my own!
I am a big fan of one tank trips, travel, traditions and time with my family. Combining all 4 of these is the ultimate for me! We were able to do this on a recent trip to Frankenmuth, MI. We live about 2 hours away, so it’s a nice drive over. Since moving to Michigan, we take our kids every year to Bronner’s and allow them to choose their Christmas ornament for the year. It’s really fun and sweet! Normally we go over and back in one day. This year however, we were treated to a stay at the Bavarian Inn in downtown Frankenmuth.
Oh my word. The location could not possibly be more perfect! You walk out the door of the inn, stroll across the beautiful covered bridge and you are in the heart of downtown Frankenmuth! The Bavarian Inn is huge and reminded our kids of a big castle. There are tennis courts, swimming pools, water slides, video arcade games, dining and more all located on site.
Our girls enjoyed the water slides and our boys the toddler play area in one of the pools. Oh, I forgot to mention they also have an 18 hole mini golf course located inside. Of course we tried it out with the kids! The rooms were nice and spacious. Thankfully they came with a mini fridge (always nice when traveling with kids). My favorite feature of the Inn, is the history. Each room has a name on it. When you go into the room you will find the artwork is real photos and documents from the family whose name is on your door! Really neat! The folks at the Bavarian Inn were kind enough to give us a chance to try out their World Famous Chicken! The kids were excited by the atmosphere, which was distinctly German.
We got to try all kinds of delicious food. The world famous chicken was AMAZING. We all loved the buttered noodles. The kids liked the ice cream at the end of the meal as well. Everything was hot, fresh and wonderful. Afterwards we worked off the big meal, by swimming for hours back at the Inn!