Northwoods-Style Suites Above Massive Indoor Water Park
High above Fort Mackenzie—a four-story waterlogged treehouse that recalls the Swiss Family Robinson and Pirates of the Caribbean with swinging cargo nets, suspension bridges, and treetop slides—a 1,000-gallon bucket slowly fills with water. Suddenly, the bucket topples, drenching adventurers gathered below in a torrent of water. The splash-filled attraction joins 10 others at Great Wolf Lodge – Sandusky’s 84-degree indoor water park, which is connected to a comfy resort filled with spacious suites. You can spend the day careening down several tunnel slides, lounging in the Manitoba Tubs jumbo whirlpools, and playing water basketball in the Raccoon Lagoon before ending the night relaxing by the Grand Lobby’s fireplace.
The temperature-controlled aquatic arena is just one of the hotel’s many activities. At Scooops Kid Spa, staff members offer manicures, pedicures, and free ice cream to pintsize guests sitting on banana-split thrones. The Northern Lights Arcade features more than 100 games that cater to kids and adults alike. And at Cub Club, the attentive staff helps kids to create crafts and custom trip souvenirs.
A family of six can comfortably slumber in a family suite, which features a separate living area and a private balcony or patio. For dinner, head to one of Great Lodge’s onsite restaurants, which range from classic American fare at Gitchigoomie Grill to snacks and sodas at the water park’s Klondike Cafe.
What You Get
Two-night stay for six in a family suite
- Option 1: $249, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday, 9/23–12/19 (up to a $434 value)
- Option 2: $279, valid for check-in on Thursdays between 9/6 and 12/19 (up to a $454 value)
- Option 3: $299, valid 8/26–8/30 (up to a $474 value)
Book by: 10/19/12 (options 1 and 2); 8/25/12 (option 3)
Included in all options:
- Daily water-park passes