Great Wolf Lodge – Sandusky, OH


We used to take our nephew to Kalahari every winter, but now that we have a little one, Great Wolf Lodge is a better fit for younger kids. Some day we’ll take her to Kalahari when she is older, but Great Wolf Lodge is such a great place this time of year. We love that there is something for everyone there…the water park for kids and adults, on site restaurants, a spa called Scooops (yes with three o’s) for moms and daughters to get spa services, and even a bar for parents to get cocktails if so inclined. There’s a huge game room as well in case you have some down time, which you probably won’t have much with all of the other activities.


They also have a wonderful Christmas display with a show in the evening that starts at 8:00 p.m. featuring the talking trees, animals, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. There is an enormous gingerbread house that you can reserve to have dinner inside the house. The gigantic Christmas tree is beautifully displayed in the lobby.


They keep the temperature of the water park very warm and the water is heated, too. So you actually don’t feel like you are in Ohio in December. They really take care of you at Great Wolf Lodge and are extremely accommodating. When we got to our room, the staff was in the process of moving another family out since they had double-booked our room. We thought it was no big deal because we literally got in our room minutes after we got there, but within minutes, the manager called to offer us free breakfast for the next morning. It was a very nice gesture and definitely not expected.


Great Wolf Lodge is a very fun family tradition and we enjoy going every year. To visit their website click here.

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