I received compensation for social media posts related to this visit, but all of the opinions in this post are my own.
If you are traveling with kids to the Colorado Springs area, you need to put the Great Wolf Lodge in your itinerary.
This past weekend we had the opportunity to visit the Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs and had a fantastic time!
The hotel and water park are located just 70 miles south of Denver and if you go during the week the drive is quite enjoyable!
About Great Wolf Lodge
The Great Wolf Lodge and Waterpark is a one stop shop for family fun. A resort geared towards kids, it has themed rooms and activities that the whole family will enjoy.
Kids can bowl, play miniature golf, have fun at the arcade, challenge themselves in the adventure course and of course splash all day at the indoor water park!
What is Included in Your Hotel Stay
There are many benefits of staying in the Great Wolf Lodge. The themed rooms are a great experience for kids.
Hotel guests can meet the characters, participate in story time or midday activities and join a nightly pajama party!
Plenty is included with your stay and will keep the kids busy and happy the entire time.
7 Tips for First Time Visitors to the Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark
The Great Wolf Lodge’s main attraction is its indoor waterpark. It caters to all ages from babies to adults with well defined sections and rides.
If you are planning a visit to Great Wolf Lodge, here are some tips for first time visitors:
[ 1 ] Bring your own towels. If you are staying at the hotel, towels are provided to you. If you have a day pass, you will have to rent/buy towels, therefore it’s best to bring your own. Showers and dressing rooms are available on location.
[ 2 ] Rent a locker. Lockers are available to rent from small ($15) to jumbo size ($22).
The biggest locker may not be able to fit more than a carry-on bag, so make sure to consolidate your belongings and leave non-valuables (bulky clothing and footwear) in the car. You can use the kiosks near the lockers to rent it or do it at the entrance to the Waterpark.
[ 3 ] Bring money for food. Outside food and drinks are not permitted at the park, so make sure to bring money for food and drinks. You can purchase a refillable drink cup for $9.99 – a great bargain if you are planning to spend the day.
There are several options for food at Great Wolf Lodge from fast food to sit-down meals.
[ 4 ] Arrive early. The water park opens at 10 and by 10:15am most of the seating has already been claimed by guests. Therefore, if you need seating, arrive early.
We preferred to rent a locker and move freely around the park. Open tables are available at the restaurant for meal times.
[ 5 ] Consider renting a cabana. If you have a large family with small kids or are in a group, you might consider renting a private cabana which has plenty of seating, a TV and small table. This allows your family to arrive at any time and have a designated area to rest in between slides. This is particular beneficial if you have little ones that need a quieter space to nap.
[ 6 ] Bring flotation devices for little ones. However, if you are traveling from out of state or forget to bring it, there are life vests available on site.
[ 7 ] Have fun! The Great Wolf Lodge is fun for the whole family, so go ahead and have some adult fun too. I tried several of the big slides and convinced my husband to do it too!
To watch a video from our visit, click here.
Have you been to a Great Wolf Lodge? How did you like it?
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