Wow! It has been a while since my last post! I hope everyone has been enjoying this gorgeous weather! The reason for my hiatus was a wonderful family trip!
Today I want to let you know of one of the best family vacation places I have ever been to. We took our little guy to The Great Wolf Lodge in Pennsylvania. There are 12 locations throughout the United States, so it is accessible to everyone. The Great Wolf Lodge is an indoor water park. I definitely recommend it for anyone with kids 15 and younger. Older teens and adults can go as well, however, it will probably hold the younger sets interest longer.
My first impression of The Great Wolf Lodge was how clean it is. Now, for fellow germ freaks, this is high on our list when choosing a place to vacation. I looked high and low and I could find very little dirt and just over all grossness. (One part that did bother me was walking barefoot in the pool area. That is my own problem, though, and not something I would attribute to the lodge. I need to get pool shoes next time!!)
If you have little ones between the ages of 1 and 10 then you should look no further because this is the place for you! There are so many activities to do with them during your stay. In the waterpark that I mentioned before there is a wave pool where waves are created every 5 minutes (if you stay near the “shore”, the waves are very minimal). They also have a lazy river, slides of different heights, and a kiddie spray pool that is no more than 2 feet deep. If you get tired of the waterpark, there are so many activities planned throughout the day. They have characters walk around the resort 3 times a day. In the lobby there are bingo games, balloon shape makers, and face painting 2 or 3 times a day. At night, the resort has a show with the main characters of the resort and a bed time story is read after the show. They have shows at 8 and 9 p.m.
The resort even has different level passes you can buy. These passes allow your little ones to enjoy all of the amenities of the resort at a lower cost to you! We got the Pup Pass, which is great for kids 5 and younger. My little one got to create his own stuffed Bear (think Build-A-Bear), we colored a T-shirt (and by we, I mean my husband and I). He also got a pair of goggles and a few smaller treats. This was all for $39.99. I believe the bear alone was $39.99. So all in all, it was a great deal! They have more expensive passes and they are more ideal for the older set.
I have just one negative thing to say about this place. The price of food at the Loose Moose Cottage (basically their only restaurant to sit and eat) was pretty expensive. For the 3 of us to eat at the buffet style restaurant, it cost $60. That was definitely costly. I know food is pretty expensive at most resorts, so it is not like they are more expensive than other places. They are just too expensive for me :). The following night we found a Friendly’s a mile away and had breakfast and dinner there. They also have little places to get burgers, chicken fingers, and fries near the pools. We ordered that for lunch both days.
I hope you decide to spend a few days at a Great Wolf Lodge near you! I also recommend staying just 2 or 3 nights. It gives you a chance to see everything and not have a complete meltdown from your little ones! Comment or email me if you have any questions :).
Here are some pictures of the resort. Enjoy!