Largest Indoor Water Park in Virginia
|WILLIAMSBURG, Va.- March 23, 2005 - The new Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg,
Virginia has opened its doors! Set amidst a backdrop of towering pines,
the four-story, log-sided 301-suite family destination is designed to capture
the atmosphere and adventure of the northwoods. The first-class, full-service
resort welcomes travelers and vacationers, families and business clientele
to enjoy the first-class amenities of Virginia's premier indoor waterpark
"Williamsburg is a destination in itself," said Curtis Brown, general
manager of Great Wolf Lodge. "When guests return from the many area historical
sites and attractions, they can relax and enjoy an array of first-class
amenities here. For those who don't want to venture outdoors, Great Wolf
Lodge offers a complete vacation all under one roof."
Great Wolf Lodge
549 E. Rochambeau Drive
The guest suites offer 10 different room configurations to best accommodate the needs of each guests. Layouts range from open plans with shared bedrooms to areas divided to allow for more privacy. Three kid-themed suites, KidKamp, Wolf Den and KidCabin, are designed for families with younger children. Both the Wolf Den Suite and the tent-themed, KidKamp Suite include a separate in-room sleeping area with rustic handcrafted bunk beds to accommodate two children.
"Most people carry with them a romanticized notion of the log cabin experience," continued Brown. "The Lodge offers that relaxing, cabin ambiance combined with the first-class resort experience."
Upon entering the three-story Grand Lobby, guests will find themselves in what is commonly referred to as the "living room" of Great Wolf Lodge. Overstuffed furniture and natural wood tables and chairs offer a place to unwind near the massive stone fireplace. The resort's northwoods decor features numerous authentic natural accents and artifacts that celebrate the great outdoors. At the center of attention stands the Grand Clock Tower, which comes to life three times daily, entertaining guests of all ages through animation and song. Following the 8 o'clock show, children gathered at the clock tower will switch their focus to storytime by the fireplace.
Engulfed in northwoods forest murals and adorned with antique camping artifacts, The Loose Moose Cottage and Camp Critter Bar & Grille provide a warm welcome and the unique charm of a camping village. Guests will dine under the canopies of towering Oak and Maple trees, surrounded in an outdoor adventure.
Inside the colossal indoor waterpark, Bear Track Landing, the temperature is always 84-degrees! Featuring eight waterslides and six pools, including a giant indoor wave pool, the waterpark will submerge guests in nearly 300,000 gallons of fun. The four-story Fort Mackenzie has over 60 interactive geysers and sprays. Atop the 48-foot structure is the Great Wolf Lodge signature "tipping bucket," filling with water every few minutes, tipping at the sound of a bell, and drenching everyone gathered below with nearly 1,000 gallons of water.
Beyond the water adventure, kids will love Northern Lights Arcade and game room, and parents will appreciate the family friendly atmosphere. The black-lit, action-packed arcade features over 100 different games, ranging from good old-fashioned skee-ball to fast paced racing motorcycles. Cub Club, the children's activity and birthday party room, is located next door. The resort posts scheduled daily activities so kids won't miss a thing. The "Ambassador of Fun" leads children in entertaining and educational arts, crafts and activities, and also includes Cub Club membership newsletter.
For those wanting to slow things down, Elements - An Aveda Concept Spa offers seven feng shui treatment rooms for facials, massages, spa treatments, manicures and pedicures.
Great Wolf Lodge is located at 549 E. Rochambeau Drive in Williamsburg, Va.
Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. (TM) (NASDAQ:WOLF) is the largest owner, operator and developer in America of drive-to family resorts featuring indoor waterparks and other family-oriented activities. Great Wolf Resorts owns and operates its family resorts under the Great Wolf Lodge(R) and Blue Harbor Resort(TM) brands. Great Wolf Resorts is a fully integrated resort company with Great Wolf Lodge locations in: Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Mich.; Kansas City, Kan,; Williamsburg, Va.; the Pocono Mountains, Pa. (scheduled to open in Fall 2005) and Niagara Falls, Ontario (independently owned by Ripley Entertainment, Inc. - a Jim Pattison Company, scheduled to open in Spring 2006); and Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sheboygan, Wis.
Great Wolf Lodge
|Also See:||Wisconsin Developers Building $48 million Great Wolf Lodge and Water Park Resort in Lightfoot, Virginia / December 2003|
|Great Wolf Lodge, Kansas City, Kansas Enjoyed Outstanding First Year of Business / May 2004|
|Ripley Entertainment Building 406 room Great Wolf Lodge, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada; Resort will be Managed by Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. / January 2005|