The Bavarian Inn Motel in Hillsdale Michigan burned down on Saturday June 9, 2012. A fire started in the main facility and affected all three buildings. It was a total loss. 22 fire departments answered the call with about 200 firefighters fighting the blaze for several hours. Hotel staff and guests escaped uninjured. 18 guest rooms are no longer available for upcoming special events including the NASCAR races the weekend of June 16 and August 18 along with Hillsdale College special events on August 25 plus October 19 and 26. Folks with reservations on those dates should make other plans.