Colorado Springs is home to Great Wolf Lodge, known for its amazing 50,000 square foot indoor water park, exclusive to hotel guests. (No outside visitors allowed.) Up to now, we haven’t found any discounts — the place has been booming since opening. However, here’s a deal that includes room AND daily water park passes for each registered guest. Through April 18, book a deluxe queen suite starting at $119/night. (Book two nights and they drop the price to $99 per night) The room holds up to five people and the package includes five passes.
That’s about $24 per person. Normally, the Lodge charges $50 for each additional guest and $50 per person per pass, so this is quite the savings. Dates are available between now and mid-April. As has been noted by our readers, the super sale rate is found for Sundays through Thursday nights. Weekends are more expensive. Prices vary by date so you need to scroll through the calendar to see what prices are available on what dates.
If you want to spend a bit more, you can get a Wolf Pup Den Suite package for $149. Do note, that regardless of what room you book, there is a $34.99 (plus tax) daily resort fee. (We hate those, but major resorts still impose them on guests for “included extras”.)
The water park is, of course, the main attraction. Rides such as the Howlin’ Tornado — an enclosed water slide that shoots you through a six-story funnel — and a zero-depth-entry wave pool with 3-foot swells surround the park’s iconic hub: a four-story treehouse with a huge tipping bucket. Younger kids will have a blast on the water slides and gentle spray features of Whooping Hollow and Cub Paw Pool.
The water park, which hovers around 84 degrees all year long, isn’t the resort’s only family-friendly activity. You’ll also find mini bowling at Ten Paw Alley, Howl in One miniature golf, and Scooops Kid Spa.
As a bonus: You can enter the water park at 1 p.m. on the day you check in and stay until close on the day you check out — so essentially you get two days of water park admission. And, because there are no day passes for outside visitors, resort guests have exclusive access and don’t get stuck in long lines.