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Zehnder’s Splash Village waterpark: A Frankenmuth #Staycation

Zehnder's Splash Village waterpark

Zehnder’s Splash Village waterpark

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for a fun staycation spot.  Zehnder’s Splash Village waterpark will check all of your boxes.   They graciously covered our hotel stay, waterpark passes and two of our meals share our experience. All opinions in this post are genuine and my own.  I was not obliged to give a positive review.  Your experience may vary.

Frankenmuth Zehnder's Splash Village

Zehnder’s Splash Village waterpark is located in Frankenmuth, Michigan and is an easy drive on I-75.  Zehnder’s Splash Village also features a restaurant, arcade and gift shop. Zehnder’s Splash Village is right down the street from many restaurants, shops, and attractions in Frankenmuth.   The hotel features 178 deluxe rooms. Thirty-two of those room have views of the atrium waterpark as well as 74 family suites.

Zehnder’s Splash Village waterpark

Zehnder’s Splash Village waterpark features the only retractable roof waterpark in Michigan and features over 50,000 square feet of fun. The waterpark features two lazy rivers as well as multiple waterslides (including a six-story family raft ride and super loop body slide). There are even two hot tubs. Guests can also enjoy an outdoor family pool area and water basketball. For younger guests there is a zero-entry pool and kids bucket splash area with water features. The water was warm, which is definitely something I always look for.

Frankenmuth Zehnder's Splash Village Splash Landing
zehnder's splash village atrium slide
zehnder's water slide

Zehnder’s Dining Options

The waterpark has a concession area located inside the park. The concessions offer lunch, dinner, in addition to snacks.  You can also dine at Elf Hollow Café, which features a delicious breakfast buffet.  The breakfast buffet featured waffles, eggs, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit and yogurt. Guests can also enjoy assorted pastries, oatmeal, biscuits and gravy, bagels, as well as cereal.  The café also offers a nice view of the waterpark. 

Finally, we had to visit Zehnder’s Restaurant for a family style chicken dinner. The family style dinner features lots of amazing sides. Enjoy buttery noodles, dressing, mashed potatoes and gray, assorted breads, broccoli, as well as soup. Our favorite was the chicken. There is also a marketplace located on the lower level of the restaurant. The shop offers local goods and Zehnder’s products. Complimentary shuttle is provided.

Hotel Rooms at Zehnder’s

We stayed in a Dragonfly room at Zehnder’s Splash Village waterpark. The Dragonfly room featured two queen-size beds, a mini fridge, flat screen cable television, and coffee maker. The room also featured a balcony with a nice view of Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland.

Zehnder’s Splash Village is a year-round spot for family fun.  You can utilize the indoor pools during the cooler months and the outdoor pool during summer months.  The location makes the waterpark ideal.   The whimsical elves and fairy decor were an added bonus for our daughter.  We enjoyed the convenience of having the restaurants inside of the hotel and the close proximity to so many other attractions. 

Zehnder's Hotel Room

Our family had a wonderful time at Zehnder’s Splash Village waterpark.  We are definitely adding this to our staycation rotation. You can check the website for various packages and updates, we enjoyed the Eat and Sleep Package, which included breakfast.  Overall, we enjoyed the food, the water was warm, and there was plenty for our five-year-old to do.    I highly recommend the waterpark and will return again soon.

Zehnder's Splash Village cabanas

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Amber Louchart
Author: Amber Louchart

Amber is the proud mother to four beautiful children, Damian (27), Rosaleigh (14), Carlyn (11), and Naomi (8). Her family also includes four cats. She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy. In addition to Metro Detroit Mommy, Amber has a passion for hosting karaoke with Malibu Entertainment.  She enjoys the metro Detroit nightlife especially, singing, dancing and meeting new people.