Whether it be road trips in or around Georgia, to flying to a new destination, we enjoy traveling to new places and exploring. This year, traveling is not the same. Many of us have our thoughts on traveling right and after doing a lot of research I was ready for a fun little getaway.
Last week my son and I took a road trip to Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange, Georgia (just outside of Atlanta) and we had a blast! Before visiting, I did tons of research to see what the resort was doing and saw that Great Wolf has their Paw Pledge that outlines their health and safety program.
After reading everything, I knew that we would be good to go. My son and I were equally excited to experience fun at Great Wolf Lodge and their Howl-O-Ween celebration that’s taking place during October.
What is Great Wolf Lodge?
Great Wolf Lodge is a family-friendly indoor waterpark resort with roughly 18 locations. Find your nearest Great Wolf Resort here.
Did Great Wolf follow their Paw Pledge program?
YES! 72 hours before visiting I received an email reminding me to download the Great Wolf app where I can do almost everything that I need on there including communicating with the concierge. I was able to pre-check in on the app to speed up the check-in process upon arrival.
From the moment that I walked into the resort, there were social distancing signs placed everywhere, and the first thing I noticed was several people cleaning. I was amazed. Check-in was super quick (thanks to pre-check in) and masks were worn in the resort. Masks were not required in the waterpark.
My room was clean. I did bring alcohol wipes and rewiped everything just for me but I did not have one complaint about cleanliness. Keep in mind, during our stay, housekeeping was by request to avoid contact. I was extremely pleased with my stay.
What is Howl-O-Ween?
During October, Great Wolf Lodge will host Howl-O-Ween. A fun celebration for Halloween. Since we are unsure what Halloween would be like this year, this was the perfect alternative. For Howl-O-Ween, there was Trick-or-Treat Trail, Story Time, Fa-BOO-lous Treats, and more. You can check out the events happening during your stay on the Great Wolf app.
Speaking of reservations, for all activities at Great Wolf Lodge, you are asked to make a reservation to avoid crowds and to practice social distancing.
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What To Do:
There are so many family fun activities to do outside of the water. There is Howl in One Mini Golf, Northern Lights Arcade, MagiQuest, Rustic Ridge Climbing Wall, Oliver’s Mining Co., Ten Paw Alley, Build-A-Bear Workshop, and more! There is something for all age groups. You can explore activities by age group here.
Where To Eat:
Great Wolf Lodge had many food options. We enjoyed lunch from Buckets Incredible Craveables. They are conveniently located in the waterpark and if you have a cabana, they will take your order from your cabana and bring it out to you. We also enjoyed dinner at Barnwood. Aside from the food being extremely delicious, you have to get their cookie skillet with ice cream, I promise, this will have you coming back!
We were only there for a one-night stay so we did not eat at the other restaurants however, they do have Dunkin’ which is perfect to grab right before you hit the road back home. view all of the other restaurants on-site HERE.
There are several rooms and suites to select from. Some rooms are themed rooms to elevate your Great Wolf Lodge experience. I had the Family Suite. The room was huge. You can see a room tour here. More than enough space that I needed. My room also had a fridge which is a must-have for me when traveling especially with a kid.
When you book an overnight stay your water park passes are included as well as access to the waterpark starting at 1 pm on your arrival day! How awesome is that! Your rate also includes kids Activities and unlimited wifi throughout the resort. Great Wolf Lodge also offers attraction passes. There are three to choose from. Leo had the Paw Pass which allowed him to create his own Great Wolf character at Build-A-Bear, get free ice cream from Ben and Jerrys, and many more perks. You will have the option to select your Pup Pass during check out here.
One thing that I highly recommend is getting a cabana at the water park. Each cabana has a couch, TV, lounge chairs, towels, and also 12 soft beverages of choice. Prices vary on each resort. I found it to be relaxing and also comfortable when we decided to have lunch.
I can go on and on about Great Wolf Lodge because we truly enjoyed ourselves and had so much fun. Howl-O-Ween is certainly a fun event to attend with your family and highly recommended. You can also check out my Great Wolf story highlight on my Instagram page. Need a family getaway, I highly encourage you to check out a Great Wolf Resort near you.
Thank you Great Wolf Lodge for hosting us. As always, all opinions are my own.