It's that time of year when lederhosen- and dirndl-wearing tourists head to Munich for the world's largest funfair: Oktoberfest. But you don't have to leave the U.S. to join in the festivities. From Frankenmuth, Michigan, to Leavenworth, Washington, towns across the country celebrate Bavarian culture, beer and architecture year-round. In celebration of all things Oktoberfest, here's a look at Bavarian-style homes for sale in America.
With snowflake shutters and a beautifully-crafted Swiss-style fireplace, this ski chalet has character. The home was designed to suit a mountain lifestyle close to ski, golf, hiking and lake destinations.
With a recent $10,000 price cut, this custom-built Spokane home is available for $440,000. Neighbors reportedly call the street "The Lane," and it's not hard to see why. This 1912-built home is filled with Bavarian-inspired details, making it a historical and cultural gem.
Cozy up this fall with a wood-burning fireplace or take a hike through lush woodlands at this Gaylord, MI property. Public amenities include cross-country ski trails, nature areas and a championship golf course.
A German-style, half-timbered design, this century-old property was built by self-made millionaire George Boldt to house his prominent guests at the height of the Golden Era. The house has since been renovated for a more contemporary lifestyle.
With German and Dutch architectural elements, such as a clinker-brick construction and cedar-shake roof, this 1928-built home is full of charm. The Roselle, IL home is located on a 1-acre wooded lot with a spacious patio for cookouts.
This Bavarian-style manor mixes German taste with a presidential past. Previously owned by former President Gerald Ford, the ski-in, ski-out home features a presidential seal in the entryway floor and wear and tear left by Ford’s favorite desk chair.
Fredericksburg or “Fritztown” attracts visitors with its boutiques and local wineries. This custom 2-bedroom in the heart of Texas Hill Country shows off scalloped eaves and railings reminiscent of a Bavarian home.
“Haus Timmermans” is located in the heart of Leavenworth, a Pacific Northwest village where everything -- even the street signs -- are Bavarian-themed. The three-level chalet is filled with a collection of authentic European furniture, a wine cellar and sauna.