Great Wolf Lodge - Pocono Mountains
This is my second attempt at reviewing Great Wolf Lodge Pocono Mountains because the first time we visited would have resulted in a short and not so sweet review reading like -- "As soon as we pulled into the parking lot at Great Wolf Lodge my two year old proceeded to vomit and then we spent the rest of the only night of our stay in our hotel room."
We decided to wait a month and return to Great Wolf Lodge Poconos to celebrate my other son turning five. That was a very good decision because this overnight stay was a nice way to celebrate. All three of my children enjoyed Great Wolf Lodge even though we didn't take advantage of all the resort had to offer. (Their ages cause them to often be drawn to different rides and activities and the five of us stayed together the entire stay.)
Here's what you'll want to know about Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos -- there are ten other locations across the country (and in Canada) --
Getting to Great Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf Lodge is located in Scotrun, PA or the Pocono Mountains depending on which GPS we used.
Staying at Great Wolf Lodge
When you book a room through the Great Wolf Lodge website you can see which dates are peak season and which dates are discounted or their regular rate. I don't believe there really is a bad room at Great Wolf Lodge. The room you reserve just depends on your family size and whether you mind if your child sleeps in a bunk bed.
Both visits we stayed in a KidCabin Suite with Balcony/Patio room which meant each of the three children slept in their own bed and it was partitioned off from the adult's queen sized bed. The kids had their own TV which during the first visit wasn't showing anything the kids were interested in watching but during the second visit, the movies (Stuart Little 2) were a hit. There's also an option for pay per view family movies and shows but we didn't purchase any.
Waterpark passes are included in the room reservation rate which is wonderful news for families no matter their budget.
Late check out
Playing at Great Wolf Lodge
There's no shortage of entertainment and playtime options at Great Wolf Lodge. Of course the year round 84 degree water park is the main attraction but there are other places for the family to be entertained.
check out at 11AM .. late check out.. play til 9pm
Dining at Great Wolf Lodge
The first time we stayed at Great Wolf Lodge we arrived late afternoon but since we had a sick little one with us, we stayed in our room and had Pizza Hut. But during our second stay, we ventured over to The Loose Moose for the breakfast buffet.
What You Need to Know
Noise Level in rooms above
DJ Dance Party
Pajama Story Time