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Frankenmuth’s Bavarian Inn Lodge, America’s largest Bavarian-themed resort, has, since its opening, embarked on and completed seven major property project investments totaling $40 million at the lodge, as well as its Family Fun Center.

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The January 8, 2018 check presentation from the Bavarian Inn Company Giving Program to the Defeat MSA Foundation (l-r): Amy Zehnder Grossi (General Manager), Dave and Brenda Sievert (Local MSA Family), Phillip Fortier (Director of Defeat MSA), Kathy Walstad and Jim Dohrmann (Giving Program Co-Chairs), Kim, Dan and Makayla Moncman (Local MSA Family).

The January 8, 2018 check presentation from the Bavarian Inn Company Giving Program to the Defeat MSA Foundation (l-r): Amy Zehnder Grossi (General Manager), Dave and Brenda Sievert (Local MSA Family), Phillip Fortier (Director of Defeat MSA), Kathy Walstad and Jim Dohrmann (Giving Program Co-Chairs), Kim, Dan and Makayla Moncman (Local MSA Family).

Bavarian Inn Restaurant, Lodge employees continue efforts to help others

Volunteer campaigns raise nearly $22,200 for charities in 2017

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. – Jan. 26, 2018 – Through their Company Giving Programs, Bavarian Inn Restaurant employees and their colleagues at the Bavarian Inn Lodge raised nearly $22,200 in 2017 to benefit employee-selected charities.

Bavarian Inn Restaurant raised $15,403.76 in 2017 through its more than 31-year-old Company Giving Program. The benefiting charity was the Defeat MSA Foundation (Multiple System Atrophy).

The year-long campaign concluded at the end of December and the grand total for fundraising was announced at the post-holiday employee party on January 8. According to Kathy Walstad, co-chairperson of this year’s Bavarian Inn Company Giving Program, employees raised funds for this charity through voluntary payroll deduction, candy sales, a holiday open house event and other activities throughout the year. “Bavarian Inn Restaurant,” Walstad added, “has over 400 caring team members who give so generously each year to help those in need. We look forward to an exciting year of giving in 2018.”

Restaurant employees have selected Wings of Mercy as this year’s Company Giving Program beneficiary. It’s a Michigan-based nonprofit that provides, through volunteer pilots, free air transportation to distant medical facilities for patients who cannot afford to fly to seek treatment. Learn more at www.wingsofmercy.org.

Bavarian Inn Lodge employee donations of $3,394 are being directed to the Child Abuse and Neglect Council, the American Cancer Society, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Coupled with dollar-for-dollar company matching funds, the campaign was able to raise nearly $6,800 for the three charities.

This marks the third year in a row that Bavarian Inn Lodge employees have surpassed the previous year’s donation totals. Total contributions rose 15 percent from 2016 levels.

Past charities aided by the Bavarian Inn Company Giving Programs include the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund, Hospice for Hope, Special Olympics, Special Days Camp and Saginaw Habitat for Humanity.

About Bavarian Inn

Celebrating 125 years of service in 2013, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has become a Michigan landmark. Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William “Tiny” Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn – whether it’s the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan’s greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products. Nestled within a backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com.

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About Bavarian Inn Lodge

Nestled along the Cass River in one of Michigan’s top tourist destinations – Frankenmuth – the Bavarian Inn Lodge mixes business and pleasure seamlessly. The Lodge offers meeting and event space for up to 500 guests, 360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool and family suites, an adult-only pool and whirlpool, two gift shops, two lounges and two restaurants, along with an expansive family fun center with two water slides and over 160 games — all under one roof. Guests can also enjoy live, year-round, nightly entertainment and are just steps away from downtown shopping and attractions. In over 30 years of business, the Bavarian Inn Lodge has been an important destination for travelers, evidenced by the 1.25 million room-nights that have been booked there since its opening, along with its top rating on TripAdvisor®. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com.

 

Bavarian Inn Lodge offers Super Bowl Sunday web deal

Great view, food, and fun await football fans

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. – Jan. 15, 2018 – Looking for a different way to watch the 52nd Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 4? Whether you’re cheering for the AFC or the NFC champs, the Bavarian Inn Lodge is a great place to watch and celebrate the annual showdown – not to mention those zany commercials.

The Lodge is offering a special deal that must be booked online. Under its terms, members of the Perks Club — the Bavarian Inn’s popular guest loyalty program — can book a standard room with a large deluxe pizza and pitcher of pop for just $90 plus tax. Anyone not already a Perks Club member can join for just $10, qualifying them for the special deal.

Instead of fighting the crowds in chilly Minneapolis, guests can view the football festivities on 55-inch HD television sets from the comfort of their rooms or join other fans in the Lodge’s fun and friendly Lorelei Lounge or Ratskeller for a great view of the big game, an extensive beverage selection, tasty snacks and food.

The “Party Time Package” covers a maximum of four guests per room. To learn more, call 888-775-6343, and to book a package, visit www.bavarianinn.com. Perks Club details and signup information is available by calling 1-877-737-5707 or by visiting www.bavarianperks.com.

Bavarian Inn Lodge

Nestled along the Cass River in one of Michigan’s top tourist destinations – Frankenmuth – is one of the state’s largest Indoor Water Park Hotels! The Lodge has 360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool and family suites, an adult-only pool and whirlpool, two gift shops, two lounges and two restaurants — all under one roof. The expansive 35,000 square feet Family Fun Center houses two dramatic waterslides, three pools and two whirlpools, over 160 video and redemption games, a two-story children’s play village and Willy’s Kingdom indoor mini-golf course. Guests can also enjoy live, year-round, nightly entertainment and test their own musical skills during weekend family karaoke shows. In 30 years of business, the Bavarian Inn Lodge has been an important destination for travelers, evidenced by the 1.25 million room-nights that have been booked there since its opening, along with its top rating on TripAdvisor®. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com.

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Celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Bavarian Inn Lodge

  • 2018 is the Year of the Dog
  • Enjoy free family fun for kids of all ages

Jan. 12, 2018 – Frankenmuth, Mich. — Keep the holiday festivities going well into January and February by celebrating the Chinese New Year’s Year of the Dog at the Bavarian Inn Lodge, which is offering multiple celebrations of China’s most important holiday.

The 2018 Chinese New Year’s Celebration of the Year of the Dog will be held during two weekends in January (the 19-20, 26-27) and every weekend in February ( the 2-3, 9-10, 16-19, and 23-24). Special activities for children and family members will include:

  • Musical Chairs for Prizes
  • Visit with Willy the Dragon
  • Various Dances
  • Crafts
  • Coloring
  • And more!

These special events are open to the public as well as hotel guests. A full dinner menu will be offered and available.

Call (989) 652-7200 or visit www.bavarianinn.com to make a reservation or for more information.

Bavarian Inn Lodge

Nestled along the Cass River in one of Michigan’s top tourist destinations – Frankenmuth – is one of the state’s largest Indoor Water Park Hotels! The Lodge has 360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool and family suites, an adult-only pool and whirlpool, two gift shops, two lounges and two restaurants — all under one roof. The expansive 35,000 square feet Family Fun Center houses two dramatic waterslides, three pools and two whirlpools, over 160 video and redemption games, a two-story children’s play village and Willy’s Kingdom indoor mini-golf course. Guests can also enjoy live, year-round, nightly entertainment and test their own musical skills during weekend family karaoke shows. In 30 years of business, the Bavarian Inn Lodge has been an important destination for travelers, evidenced by the 1.25 million room-nights that have been booked there since its opening, along with its top rating on TripAdvisor®. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com.