by Amanda Geronikos
It goes without saying that you can visit any Great Wolf Lodge without ever leaving. There’s so much to do — from water parks and interactive games to spas and live storytellings — that you’ll practically (or literally) have to peel the kids off the waterslides when it’s time to go.
With a location in Grapevine, Texas, just minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine offers easy access to more family fun, including the LEGOLAND Discovery Center, SEA LIFE Aquarium and Grapevine Vintage Railroad.
Our Editor Loves
- Indoor and outdoor water parks
- Interactive games and events
- Family suites for large groups
- Water Parks
- Children Programs
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Kids' Pool
- Kids' Theme Meals
- Onsite Dining
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The hotel has a wide selection of guestrooms and suites, guaranteed to please any family's needs. Accommodations are rustic, with wooden furnishings and simple dÃƒÂ©cor, plus the comforts of home: mini-fridges, coffeemakers and microwaves. Many rooms also have patios or balconies, plus accessible capabilities.
Luxury King Suite
This room has a king bed and a sleeper sofa in the living area.
The Family Suite is an ideal room for a family of four, though it sleeps a maximum of six (extra fees apply for additional guests). It has two queen beds and a living area with a sleeper sofa. It also offers a shower/bath combination in the bathroom.
Queen Sofa Suite
This accessible room has one queen bed and a living area with a sleeper sofa. Rooms have a full bath with grab bars or a roll-in shower. This room sleeps four.
Your kids will be ecstatic to discover this room, which features a tent-like area with bunk beds and a separate TV. Parents sleep in a queen bed. This room has a full bathroom that includes a tub with grab bars. The room sleeps a max of six.
Wolf Den Suite
Kids get the chance to sleep in a life-like cave -- hence the name Wolf Den -- in this suite that features a separate alcove with bunk beds. The room, which sleeps a maximum of six guests, also has a queen bed and full bathroom with grab bars in the tub.
You'll need a minimum of six guests to sleep in this ultra-cool room, with a separate "cabin" and bunk beds for youngsters. There's also a queen bed, day bed and a sleeper sofa in the living area. The bathroom has a shower/tub combination. A handicap-accessible version of this room is also available. The KidCabin Suite sleeps a total of seven.
Brown Bear Suite
This unit has a separate bedroom with a king bed for parents, and a queen bed and sleeper sofa in the main portion of the suite. The bathroom offers a full bath, with grab bars available. The room sleeps up to eight guests.
Grand Royal Bear Suite
The Grand Royal Bear Suite sleeps up to six people, with a separate king bedroom, queen bed and sleeper sofa. It has two full bathrooms.
The bi-level Loft Suite sleeps a minimum of six and a maximum of eight, with two queen beds, a sleeper sofa and a bathroom on the first floor and a queen bed and half bath upstairs.
Grand Bear Suite
This room sleeps up to eight in a master bedroom with a queen bed, and a living area with two queen beds and a sleeper sofa. It has a full bathroom.
Grizzly Bear Suite
The Grizzly Bear Suite provides plenty of space to spread out, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living area with a sleeper sofa.
by Kevin G
The only restaurant open for lunch is a bar, lots of kids, though. Service took forever (30 min and we all gave the server our orders on her first stop). My salad that came out after everyone else at the table had finished eating. I spoke to the manager of the Lodge Grill, and she said she would comp my lunch but just reduced the price by $4.00. Kids were running all over the property, including hotel room halls on a scavenger hunt. Coffee for our conference was $27 per gallon, so the organizer opted not to provide coffee, the Starbucks line was 45 minutes long. The breakfast buffet did not open till 7:35 was $19.99 and had no smaller options, the only other option was Starbucks with a 45-minute line.
Slides down during half our trip. No communication provided and was just informed that we had the entire next day to play also so not to worry about closures. Unfortunately the same issue happened the following day.
The main feature of the hotel, the water park -- located both indoors and out -- has it all. And by all, we mean lazy rivers, waterslides, pools, beaches and separate areas just for little ones. Watch out for the giant dump bucket! Families may rent cabanas by the water park for privacy and relaxation; they come with stocked mini-fridges (no alcohol), playing cards and a TV.
The Great Clock Tower Show
In the lobby of the hotel is the Great Clock -- you can't miss it -- and every night, the clock comes to life with characters and music.
After a busy day in the water park, kids can put on their pajamas and head to the lobby for story time.
Cub Club is similar to a kids' club, although it's not a babysitting service. Kids and their parents can stop by the clubhouse to make arts and crafts, play games and more.
MagiQuest is something you might expect to find at Disney World, but it's offered at Great Wolf Lodge! Purchase a wand and for interactive fun at various areas of the hotel. You can expand your experience to ShadowQuest or CompassQuest, too.
Northern Lights Arcade
What's a Great Wolf Lodge without an arcade? This arcade offers all your favorite games.
Howlers Peaks Rope Course
Yes, you can test your skills on a rope course right at the resort!
Let kids become a member of the resort's Clubhouse Crew in this unique, interactive experience.
You can create your own stuffed animal at Creation Station -- a fun souvenir to take home!
Howly Wood XD Theater
Take a break from the water park to watch a show in 4D!
Take a tour of the lodge and learn how to howl like a wolf along the way.
It's not laser tag, but rather a light show with special effects and music the whole family will enjoy.
Scooops Kid Spa
The Scooops Kid Spa is darling, with manicures and pedicures offered for little ones in a pink and purple boutique.
The Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine offers several onsite dining options, form sit-down restaurants to grab-and-go cafes.
Lodge Wood Fired Grill
Visit Lodge Wood Fired Grill for wings, burgers and pizzas.
The Loose Moose Cottage
This one is an easy crowd pleaser, with heaping buffets full of kid-favorites.
Hungry As a Wolf
Order a cheesy pizza to take back to your room or enjoy by the pool.
Bear Paw Sweets and Eats
Craving a piece of chocolate or something sweet? Bear Paw Sweets and Eats has you covered, with cupcakes, brownies, ice cream and more.
Buckets Incredible Craveables
We know you can't pull the kids from the water park and so does Buckets -- that's why it offers easy snacks and treats by the pools.
Grizzly Jack's Bar & Grill
This place serves traditional pub fare, plus cocktails for parents to enjoy.
Fuel up on all your favorite caffeinated drinks, plus snacks and pastries.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.
Take a break from all the action and enjoy a workout at the hotel's fitness center, which offers a traditional arrangement of cardio and strength training equipment. Key cards are required.
Check-in is at 4 p.m.; we recommend you arrive later in the evening to avoid lines.
The hotel hosts holiday events throughout the year. These include Snowland in November and December, when the hotel offers a life-size gingerbread house in which you can eat, and an indoor "snowfall" in the lobby daily.
The Art of Smart Timing
The resort bustles with happy kids year-round, especially during the summer months or holiday season, when Grapevine offers more than 1,000 events in honor of Christmas.
If you're traveling by air, fly into Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The airport is just a few minutes from Grapevine; in fact, some of the airport's terminals are technically located in Grapevine!
Parking is free at the hotel (though it may be difficult to find, depending upon the time of year you're visiting). While you could easily spend your whole trip at the resort, get out and explore Grapevine via the Grapevine Visitors Shuttle, which picks guests up at the hotel for a nominal fee. It's also easy to navigate the area with your own vehicle, as there is plenty of (free) parking available.
For Mom and Dad
You can enjoy a cocktail onsite, but if you're looking for a break from the kiddie fun, head to Sloan & Williams on Main Street for a glass of wine. We recommend the Cabarnet Franc and Triplicity.