Frankenmuth, MI – January 17, 2012 – It’s official. The award-winning Metro Parent magazine announced that Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark was voted as the best destination for a family getaway. The magazine’s first Parent Picks! survey asked readers from Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties to choose the top family stores, services and spots in Michigan. Metro Parent distributes its monthly publication to more than 1,600 locations in southeastern Michigan with information and resources for families.
“We are extremely honored that Splash Village was voted number one by parents in southeastern Michigan,” said Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth CEO and Chairman, Al Zehnder. “Last year was a real winner with more than 130,000 guests exceeding our 2011 projections and generating the best occupancy in the last five years. We strive to make Splash Village a year-round, safe and family-fun destination.”
Splash Village guests make a lot of waves in the 30,000 square feet indoor year-round waterpark located just one mile from Main Street in the Bavarian-themed town of Frankenmuth and next door to Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland. Favorite guest activities include two, four story tube slides – Giggling Gorge and Perilous Plunge, the 400 gallon dumping bucket and the Crooked Brook Creek Lazy River for aquatic activities. Also offered are several water play areas and a special “kiddie pool” for younger guests. Families can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Elf Hollow Cafe or quick treats at the pool area snack bar. Several themed events are scheduled throughout the year. A kid-friendly video arcade is located off the lobby area and free shuttle service is available to downtown Frankenmuth, home of the famous Zehnder’s Restaurant for family style chicken dinners.
“Without snow for Michigan skiing late last year, our guests opted for an indoor vacation spot close to home. Our location in Frankenmuth is key to our present and future success in appealing to families of all ages.” Said Zehnder.
With a year-round 82 degree temperature, Splash Village is perfect for Michigan winter months. Splash Village Hotel offers three family guestroom packages that range from $199 to $469. Birthday celebration options include a hospitality room that can accommodate up to 120 guests. The ultimate two-night Splashtastic Package features a family style chicken dinner at Zehnder’s Restaurant, a family Pizza Pack (one large pizza, breadsticks and pop), and breakfast both mornings at Elf Hollow Cafe. The 146-room hotel includes 74 luxurious family suites.
Frankenmuth is considered one of Michigan’s top tourism destinations with its Bavarian-theme and deep-rooted German heritage that is reflected in Main Street shops and restaurants. For information on Zehnder’s Restaurant, Z’s Bakery and Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark, call 800-863-7999 or go to www.zehnders.com.