The Stapley Family

The Stapley Family

Monday, March 16, 2009

Great Wolf Lodge

We recently took a long weekend trip to Centralia, WA and stayed at the wonderful Great Wolf Lodge. This resort was just recently built and was worth the 4 hour drive. When you arrive at the lodge you are greeted by two giant wolves at the entrance.

The entire hotel is very family centered and the staff was very friendly. The main attraction is the giant indoor water park- complete with a wave pool and number of other waterslides and water features for all ages. It worked great for our kids. Duffy took the girls on the big slides and Cooper and I hung out at the toddler area and pools.

Besides the water park the resort had restraunts, buffets, Starbucks, a craft room, an arcade and a really neat fantasy game called "Magiquest". You purchase your wand there and then set off on different quests throughout the hotel. When you waved your wand at different objects they would come alive and talk to you. At the end the final quest is to slay the dragon. We tried twice but never succeeded. Maybe next time!

Here are some fun pictures of us in the hotel and water park. Kaci and Aaron were able to come down for a night and go swimming with the girls. Our hotel room was themed the "Kids Kabin" and the girls had their own bunk beds and TV in a separate room that looked like a tent. It worked out great for our family.

Other than the jet skis in the water park, I think Cooper's favorite part was the Ice Cream Truck in the arcade. He could have ridden that thing all day if we let him!

Thanks Great Wolf Lodge for a great family vacation! We hope to come back again every year!

And thanks to Kaci and Aaron for
braving traffic to come see us!


The Godell Family said...

Looks like you guys had a ball. Too fun! I want to head up there sometime. I have heard nothing but wonderful about that place. And I LOVE the name Hadley. It was one of our top names when we were pregnant with Paiten. Love it!

Sandy said...

What a fun time you must have sure looks fun and a really neat place to go. Did you do this since our Kentucky trip?
Tell everyone hi for me! What cute kids!

LISA said...

How fun!

LISA said...

How fun! We might have to check it out while we're in WA! Miss you guys!