I took my toddler to Great Wolf Lodge Georgia in LaGrange for a last-minute holiday getaway. It was a child’s dream come true—and honestly a parents’ too. As soon as we checked in (which is super fast given its online check-in options,) my little one was handed her official Great Wolf ears and we’re off to explore. The year-round family destination, known for its indoor waterpark, provides a one-stop weatherproof experience.
On a cold and rainy day in Atlanta, we were wearing swimsuits and splashing around. We never get bored with mini golf, games, story time (in our pajamas), and special visits from the Great Wolf characters. Our suite was like being away at summer camp with bunk beds, beanbag pillows and a log cabin feel.
During our time there I couldn’t help but think how perfect this would be for youth groups. It’s an event planner’s dream—plenty of space, cute rooms with tons of bed space, numerous dining options and endless fun that is all built-in. All the work is done, you just have to book your stay!
Groups will make a splash in the 100,000-sq.-ft. indoor water park that has slides, lazy rivers, water basketball, a wave pool and water features. When it’s warm, head outside to Raccoon Lagoon, a large outdoor family pool. There is also an adult-only pool and hot tub exclusive to guests 21 and over.
If your group prefers to stay dry, the 40,000-sq.-ft. Great Wolf Adventure Park has attractions like a ropes course and climbing wall, mini golf, bowling, an arcade and MagiQuest, a live-action adventure game where players follow clues and use interactive magic wands. Smaller children can enjoy the outdoor playground or stay inside for arts and crafts, dance parties, sing-alongs and story time by the fire.
Great Wolf Lodge has more than 18,000 square feet of meeting and events space. The White Oak Ballroom, at 11,062 square feet, can accommodate groups as large as 1,228 and can be divided into six separate spaces. Fallen Timbers holds up to 153 people—the room can also be divided in half. The Eagles Landing Boardroom seats 16. All spaces have built-in AV, and the resort is known to offer customizable catering options.
The 457 suites at Great Wolf are perfect for families or youth groups. The rooms have eight styles each complete with bunk beds, a refrigerator and premium suites with one or two bedrooms and additional bathrooms. Every floor has a common area for vending, ice and microwave use. Door decorations are highly encouraged.
Campfire Eats and Treats
The property offers numerous dining options for all ages and tastes. Campfire Kitchen offers a buffet of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or grab a slice at Hungry as a Wolf Pizza. Timbers Tacos Bus serves Tex-Mex entrees while Barnwood offers a farm-to-table dining experience. Familiar places like Dunkin’ Donuts and Ben & Jerry’s are on-site as well. For guests with food allergies, all kitchen facilities at Great Wolf Lodge are peanut and tree nut free. Guests can take full advantage of the in-room fridge and bring plenty of snacks to save on costs.