Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark
Travel Blogs from Frankenmuth
by Pam Riehl Szakal
Snow was threatening in the U.P. so we decided to high-tail it back to the Lower Peninsula to avoid it. We had to wait at the Mackinaw Bridge for a wind advisory to be all clear and then bee-lined it for Burt Lake State Forest Campground. There is also a Burt Lake State Park but it is wide open with spaces on top of one another and is only open during the good weather months. The State Forest Campground meanwhile is without the bells ...
Hi everyone, Time sure is going by fast. Here we are in September and Jeff and I will be heading to Belize in less than a month. One more week in Michigan with family before heading to Las Vegas for a week. You would think we would tire of our wanderings but each stop brings a new adventure/experience. I don't want to bore you with our routine right now (spending time with family, eating, sleeping, babysitting, etc)' so I will close with some pictures. Until ...
We enjoyed our breakfast and were back on I-69 at 10:00 heading to a Jiffy Lube and then on to Walmart. We could not have been more pleased with the folks that changed Muf’s oil. They were part of a local Buick dealership that has set up quick lube bays on property to help his customers. They were very polite and very efficient…and very ...
... seen before. After lunch we headed back into town to do some Michigan wine tasting and chocolate pairing for only $5.00/person - what a deal. We also went to the St. Julian Winery down the street. And who should we run in to - Floyd and Marg Smith. Floyd and Murray started working for Avco Financial over 40 years ago. We hadn't seen them in 20 years - small world! After a big day of wine tasting, sight seeing and shopping, we settled in for the ...
After an amazing trip to Ontario, Canada visiting family and friends for 9 weeks, we pulled out of Grand Bend at 9:45 am. The weather had been dull and rainy for a couple of days and today was no different. Although we were excited to resume the adventure, we had very mixed emotions about leaving our loved ones behind. We crossed the border within 15 minutes and headed west on Hwy. 69 towards ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark Frankenmuth
Love Frankenmuth & Zehnders is one of our popular places to stay - however it is beginning to show its age & they realize it too and are tearing down & rebuilding. However our stay was still great & the staff too was great. Only thing is - we've learned to enjoy continental breakfasts at the motels & Zehnders doesn't have it - perhaps they will when they rebuild.
Seemed like a nostalgic step back in time
I was hesitant about going to the town where Christmas and Bavaria met, but we booked the hotel the day before we left and it was FANTASTIC.
It reminded me of the hotels when we travelled as children. It had a nice pool inside (and out!) and the room was a good room with a king-sized bed (that was just a little too hard). The room was spacious, the bathroom was very modern and clean. The hotel was quaint.
The breakfast in the little coffee shop was very good too. At night, my wife and I drove over to the Bronner's store and took pictures of all the displays. The hotel staff was friendly and very helpful. We had a great time at this hotel and we will be going back.
My family (husband and two kids) just spent a great weekend 5/22/2004 in the "Pool Buidling" at Zehnders Bavarian Haus Hotel! We had a ground floor room with a view of Bronners Christmas lights! Our two kids loved the indoor pool with fountains which was just down the corridor from our room! The room was large and neat and the staff was great. We had breakfast in a their quaint coffee shop and enjoyed Dinner at Zehnders Restaurant. The staff at the hotel were great! Very friendly and great service! I would highly reccomend this hotel for dollar value, cleanliness and staff! The management should be proud!
A Great Family Getaway
I would highly recomend this hotel when staying in Frankenmuth. The staff is always very courteous and helpful. The coffee shop serves excellent food at a great price. My family and I will be returning in June for our fourth consecutive year. We always get the Eat and Sleep package which is an excellent deal. For the price the hotel is wonderful. Very clean rooms and the pools and jacuzzis are quite inviting. I am sure my family will continue to stay there for years to come.
Great Price, Staff, and accommodations
Zehnders is a great place to stay! The pools are excellent, food is good, and staff very courteous. We stay several times a year and get the internet rate each time (usually $59.00) Our last stay, the pool had a problem and they gave us a coupon for a free night's stay. You can't beat that!! The rooms are clean, sufficiently stocked, and easily accessible. I wouldn't pay the price for the other hotels in the area - they aren't any better, just more expensive. You need to give it a try to be able to appreciate.
We had a great Family Weekend at Zehnders Bavarian Haus in Frankenmuth!
A weekend getaway?
Me and my hubby went during the winter fest for a weekend getaway. the rooms were older the heat in our room did not work very well for a 129.00 a night you would think you could have heat, I guess not. do not eat a the cafe after waiting an hour and a half we got cold eggs and toast. we both got sick.
Zehnders - needs a facelift
Zehnders used to be our favorite place to stay in Frankenmuth with their beautiful grounds but their rates are getting on the high side for what you get. We really like the suites, it seems as though those are kept more up-to-date than the regular rooms. The down side is if you don't go during the week you can forget about using the pool unless you don't mind all the rugrats occupying it.
This motel offers a very good rate through AAA. However the room you get for that low rate is somewhat disappointing. The motel does have some nicer rooms, but we got the ground floor view of the parking lot.
Rate was great but I wouldn't stay again
We stayed here December 2002 for 1 night and it was a large room, very clean and basic but it suited our needs. The heater though had one temperature - on!! We took turns turning it off and on throughout the night. It also blew air into the drapes - it was good hotel for what we paid but when we go back this year - we'll be somewhere else!