Great Wolf Lodges are family-friendly adventure resorts with locations all over North America. The Colorado Springs location has an indoor water park on-site and accommodations including themed rooms and suites for your whole party.
The lodge really caters to providing a magical experience for guests, paying mind to all the small details that make a getaway memorable. The Springs lodge was opened in 2017 and is set just to the east of I-25.
All attractions are open for day use to the public including MagiQuest and the restaurants. Full and half-day passes to the water park are also available.
Indoor Water Park
Great Wolf’s grandest attraction is its indoor water park. There are pools, wet playgrounds, slides, innertube racing, and more exciting ways to indulge in some water play. Groups with small kids can use the special pools designed for younger swimmers while older kids have more age-appropriate areas, like the in-water basketball courts.
Several thrilling slides including the Howlin’ Tornado, a massive funnel water slide, are sure to evoke some screams and giggles. Big Foot Pass is another guest favorite, with several large floating foam pads to navigate across like an obstacle course. Check out the full guide to water attractions on the lodge’s official website.
The resort has plenty of accommodation options for those who want to stay the night. There are three room types that each come with water park passes, access to events, and complimentary life jackets and swim towels.
- Standard Suites – Unwind in these comfortable rooms that sleep between four and six people in a variety of layouts. All rooms have a living area, a full bath, and a table with chairs. Some feature a private balcony or patio, or an extra sleeper couch.
- Themed Suites – Level up your stay with a nature-themed guest room to entertain the whole family. These accommodations fit between four and eight people and offer features like camp-style bunk beds and special sections of the rooms designed just for kids.
- Premium Family Suites – Large comfortable suites that can sleep from four to nine people. This option is ideal for groups traveling together, as there are layouts that include separate bedrooms and living spaces for everyone to spread out.
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After a few hours of splashing around, families can explore the rest of the resort and try out the many other attractions. Most of these extra activities come at a small additional fee, but there are a few pre-paid packages you can purchase to avoid the hassle of paying for each individual one.
Arcade – A classic colorful arcade with the newest games and some pretty cool prizes. All of the games take Paw Points, a reloadable currency that never expires, which makes it easy to keep the fun going.
Bowling – Enjoy a game of bowling with the whole family using mini-balls on a half-length lane. There are no special shoes required and games are priced individually for a small fee.
Build-a-Bear Workshop – What better way to remember your trip than with a cuddly custom character? Head to the workshop and pick out a Great Wolf Lodge character, stuff it, and choose an outfit to make it extra special.
MagiQuest – Pick a wand out, load it with powers, and explore the lodge in a whole new way. MagiQuest turns the resort into a live-action interactive game and once you purchase a wand, you have unlimited playing time for your stay. Bring it back on your next trip to continue the magical quests.
Mini-golf – The Howl in One is a 9-hole mini-golf course that is suitable for all ages. There are plenty of nature-inspired obstacles to keep the game interesting, but be sure to reserve a tee time before heading over.
Oliver’s Mining Co. – Start a gem collection with this hands-on mining experience. Sift through the dirt to find gems, clean them off, and put them in a special bag for safekeeping.
Rock climbing – Face your fears as you scale up the 21-foot Rustic Ridge climbing wall. Each climber will be fitted with a harness and hooked up to the auto-belay system before taking off as far up on the wall as they’re comfortable with. Participants must wear closed-toed shoes and be at least 22 pounds.
Ropes course – This high ropes course features bridges and ropes challenges to work through while attached to a harness system. Participants must be 48 inches tall, and anyone smaller is welcome to try out the mini-course instead.
The resort has several on-site dining options, ranging from quick bites and pizza to coffee and even a Ben & Jerry’s. Some of the highlights include:
Barnwood – The most “upscale” eatery in Great Wolf Lodge, indulge in craft cocktails and shareable American-inspired dishes in this rustic dinner restaurant. Many of the ingredients are locally sourced for ultimate freshness.
Buckets – It wouldn’t be a true pool day without a classic picnic lunch. Buckets is right within the indoor water park and has a full menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads, and their signature Tipping Bucket family dessert.
Loose Moose – This dine-in buffet-style restaurant is one of the most popular in the lodge, so arrive early to guarantee a spot for breakfast or dinner. You can expect a variety of seasonally inspired dishes from all types of cuisines, lots of fresh fruit, and a great dessert spread. They also offer an a la carte lunch menu.
The Outpost – Snuggled in the center of the Adventure Park, this bar serves up beer, wine, cocktails, and plenty of non-alcoholic options as well.
Do a little bit of shopping right inside the hotel to round out a day of activities. The Buckhorn Exchange Gift Shop has Great Wolf Lodge themed clothing, accessories, homeware, and stuffed animals so you can pick out the perfect souvenir to commemorate the trip.
Forgot swimwear? The Bear Essentials Swim Shop has you covered with an expansive collection of swim necessities including bathing suits, water shoes, goggles, and towels. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, the Great Wolf Candy Company is every kid’s dream. Filled to the brim with colorful candy and chocolate dispensers, grab a treat (or two).
There are daily events that are complimentary for all overnight guests and are enjoyable for the whole family. Seasonal activities rotate throughout the year as well. Some of the year-round events you can count on include:
Arts & Crafts – There are a few events for guests looking to bring out their inner artists. Grab a craft project kit to take back to the room, sit in on a guided art class to learn how to draw the Great Wolf Lodge characters, or take a break from swimming at one of the various Paws-On Projects.
Character Appearances – Great Wolf Lodge characters roam around the lobby and Adventure Park at certain times during the day, so keep an eye out and snap a picture with the little ones!
Story Time – Get in your pajamas and join other guests for a relaxing, interactive bedtime story.
Yoga Tails – A yoga practice that keeps everyone engaged using stories and breathing games. This creative class encourages children to get a little silly and express themselves.
Address: 9494 Federal Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Waterpark Hours: 10 am – 8 pm