Worth the Splurge: A Great Wolf Lodge Cabana

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.

But we’ve never rented a Great Wolf Lodge cabana – until now.

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Is it 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 GWL without renting a cabana now (yes, with my own dinero!) Here are the details about cabana rental in the LaGrange location. We hope you consider one for your next adventure.

What’s the size and location?

In some GWL locations, there are multiple sizes of cabanas. In Georgia, they are all one size.

There was seating for 7 in our cabana…2 spots on the sofa, 2 chairs at the table, 2 lounge chairs, and an ottoman.

You might feel a little squished if 7 adults were in there all at one time..but if you’re only congregating everyone at once when it’s time to share a pizza for lunch, then you should be just fine.

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 the outdoor pool.

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/How to rent?

Cabana prices range from $149.99 to $199.99, varying based on the day of the week.

You can call 800.640.9653 to rent the cabana or use the chat feature on the website between 8:00 a.m. CT and 10:00 p.m. CT.

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.


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?

Besides having an exclusive seating area all to ourselves, complete with soft cushions, a ceiling fan, and curtains that pull closed for the ultimate private “room”??

Yup. There’s more.

Your space also includes a TV, plenty of refreshing beverages (sodas and water) for no additional charge, and towels without the hassle of the check-in/check-out process.

You are also given a locker at no charge, so that you can secure your valuables if you don’t want to leave them in the cabana.

What about food (and tipping tips)

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 Hungary 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 $55.00 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.

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