Ask my kids about their “happy place” and they will tell you it’s Great Wolf Lodge. We’ve had multiple birthdays here, we’ve splashed with cousins, we’ve howled with grandparents. We’ve been in winter; we’ve been in summer. We’ve been to the lodges in both Georgia and North Carolina many times. But we’ve never rented a Great Wolf Lodge cabana – until now.
Is a Great Wolf Lodge cabana worth the splurge? Let’s find out!
Is a Great Wolf Lodge Cabana Worth It?
Now, being honest is important to us: We were gifted this cabana for review purposes. When I learned this, I’ll admit to being nervous.
Would it be worth the cost? Would I feel comfortable sharing with my 365 friends that this is an offering they should consider? (Because you know that I will not recommend it if I don’t think it’s great.)
So – bottom line? Yes. Unequivocally YES.
I can’t imagine returning to Great Wolf Lodge without renting a cabana now (yes, with my own hard-earned cash)! Here are the details about a cabana rental at the LaGrange location, though I imagine the details are much the same in other locations. We hope you consider adding a cabana to your stay.
What Exactly *Is* a Cabana?
A Great Wolf Lodge cabana is a private space reserved for your use only, offering a central location inside the park to meet, eat, and rest up in between all the splashing and sliding excitement. It comes complete with luxurious seating, towels, and a host of other amenities to make your family bonding time as easy as drifting down the lazy river.
Great Wolf Lodge in Georgia rents both indoor cabanas (in the water park) and outdoor cabanas (around the outdoor pool).
What’s the Size and Location?
In some GWL locations, there are multiple sizes of cabanas. In Georgia, they are all one size.
There is guaranteed seating for four, including chairs, a sofa, and oversized ottoman. Although that’s the actual seating, you can have as many as 8 people hanging out in your cabana. The 8 guest maximum occupancy rule is a good one…I can’t imagine wanting more people than that in there!
We were in Cabana #1, which was the ideal spot, if you ask me. It was on the platform above the wave pool, to the far left. From this elevated location we could see the boys in the wave pool, playing water basketball, floating the lazy river, heading up the tube slides…it was ideal.
More options continue right, to the corner of the building…and then wrap along the wall that borders the outdoor pool.
There are also outdoor cabanas, so this may be a better option for you if you and your kids spend more time in out there in the summer months.
When we booked our cabana, they let us pick which one we wanted (from available options). You’ll have to make your own decision, but I can’t imagine any of them being better than our location.
Prices and How to Rent Them
Cabana prices range from $149.99 to $199.99, varying based on the day of the week.
You can call 800.640.9653 to reserve a cabana or use the chat feature on the website between 8:00 a.m. CT and 10:00 p.m. CT. be sure to inquire about pricing, as it may have changed since our stay.
When to Rent
Any day you rent will be worth it, but here is a little insiders tip: Rent the day you are checking into the hotel for a special perk.
Check-in time begins at 4 p.m. or as rooms become available. If you read our FAQ post then you know guests are welcome to play in the outdoor or indoor waterpark as early as 1 p.m.
BUT…when you rent on the day of arrival, you can access the water park the moment it opens, as early as 10:00 a.m!!
What’s Included in the Great Wolf Lodge Cabana?
Besides having an exclusive seating area all to ourselves, complete with private seating, towels, soft cushions, a ceiling fan, and curtains that pull closed for the ultimate private “room”??
Yup. There’s more.
You get a mini-fridge with four bottles of water, a deck of playing cards to use during your stay, a Hi-def TV with cable access, a private electrical outlet for charging those phones, and — if you’re renting an indoor cabana — you’ll have access to a server for food and drinks.
You’ll have pretty much everything you need to enjoy the ultimate stress free water park adventure with a home base for your family.
What about Food (and Tipping)?
Food is not included, but your cabana is the perfect place to chow down. You can order from Buckets or Timbers inside the water park, and then eat in your private space.
But we didn’t want to spend valuable splash time standing in the food line, so we ordered pizza!
Every cabana includes a call button that notifies a staff member. They will place an order for you (choose from several different options, like pizza from Hungry as a Wolf) and bring it to your cabana when it’s ready.
And yes – drinks for mom and dad, too…from The Water Hole!
Just be sure to settle up before you leave. You can charge everything to the room…but you’ll want to tip your cabana staff member for their help, just like you would the wait staff at a restaurant.
Any Other Offerings?
If you want a little privacy, a reserved table, and a little VIP action…but you don’t need a full cabana, then aim for the Premium Seating.
The $99 rental fee includes a reserved table and chairs on the upper level of the wave pool, plus a pizza voucher and 2-liter drink, plus four towels.
MORE INFORMATION FOR YOUR TRIP TO GEORGIA
- YOUR GEORGIA VACATION
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