Bavarian Inn Cooks for Lions Club for over 50 years!

6 Mar

lions_clubThe Frankenmuth Lions Club is a non-profit organization serving the needs of the blind, the visually impaired, and the community as a whole for over 50 years. When the local members first started in the early 50’s, they looked for a gathering spot for their meetings. It took a little bit of time, but William “Tiny” Zehnder soon encouraged the Club to choose Bavarian Inn. The way the story goes…Tiny cut them a deal. It must have been a great deal, because for over 50 years, the Lions Club continues to hold their meetings with us. According to 47-year member Bill Varney, the meetings are social, but business is taken care of along with informational speakers.

Honorary Lions member Dorothy Zehnder loves when the Lions Club comes as she is instrumental in planning their meals. While the deal was originally cut by Tiny, nowadays Dorothy spares no shortcuts for her friends. You often find her visiting with them during the meetings. Bavarian Inn thanks the Frankenmuth Lions Club for continued patronage and we look forward to serving you for another 50 years.

Bavarian Inn Restaurant Employees Team Up To Defeat MSA!

31 Jan


Bavarian Inn Restaurant raised $15,403.76 in 2017 through its more than 31-year-old Company Giving Program and 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.”

Generations Gather at Bavarian Inn!

12 Jan

We are proud to have so many families that come to Bavarian Inn Restaurant and Lodge for generations. Whether it’s for birthdays, anniversaries, holiday celebrations, family reunions, etc., we love creating enjoyable experiences for families over the decades.



Here is one of our families that recently dined with us at Bavarian Inn Restaurant. The grandparents in this photo have come every December for 40 years and we are told the children are going to continue the tradition with their children. Dorothy had to stop by, of course!

New Year’s Eve at Bavarian Inn Lodge

16 Nov

DECEMBER 31, 2017 – Join us for New Year’s Eve at the Bavarian Inn Lodge!

We have two great parties to choose from, a family celebration or an adult gala.

Visit   to view more information on each party or watch this video showing all the fun you can have!

Watch this video to see all the fun you can have here on NYE!



Scarecrow Fest 2017

12 Oct

Frankenmuth Oktoberfest 2017

9 Sep


On October 12, 1810, Crown Prince Ludwig of Munich, Germany, married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen, and the citizens were invited to attend the celebration held on the fields in front of the city gates.  Afterward it was decided that the horse races held during this celebration would be repeated the following year, creating the new tradition of Oktoberfest.

More amusements were added to this yearly event, which generated an increase in visitors, and now Oktoberfest is known as the largest festival in the world.  In 1996, Frankenmuth’s Oktoberfest became the first to operate with the blessing of the original festival in Munich.  Now you can experience Frankenmuth’s unique German heritage and join the festivities on September 14-17, 2017 in Heritage Park.

Looking for more information on this event?  Click here to learn more!

Auto Fest 2017

31 Aug

Mark your calendars for Frankenmuth Auto Fest – September 8-10, 2017.  For more information visit

Join the Bavarian Inn Lodge on Saturday night (Sept. 9th, 2017) for the Prime Rib and Chicken Buffet in Oma’s Restaurant