A family enjoying Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg, VA’s indoor waterpark.

Splash-tastic Fun: Discover Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, VA

Summer and fall are great times to visit Williamsburg, Virginia!

If you got here by googling “Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg VA” you may already have an idea of the fun that awaits you at this unique location. But, for those new to Great Wolf Lodge, it’s WAY more than just an indoor water park. From premium suite guest rooms (for those who want to relax in luxury) to outdoor on-site rope courses for the adventurous at heart, Great Wolf Lodge has something for everyone!

Start planning your Virginia adventure by checking out all the things you can do once you check-in at the Great Wolf Lodge (at 549 East Rochambeau Drive)!

Choose Your Den at the Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge has tons of guest room types to choose from.

There are standard, themed and premium suites. (Most standard family suits come with two queen sized beds, but there are king sizes, bunk beds, and other sleeping options available.)

Themed suites feature murals and decorations that add a touch of woodland magic to your getaway. The Wolf Den-themed family suite comes with bunk beds to accommodate the entire family. The outer area is designed to look like a rustic cave and the inner area is painted to resemble a cartoon forest. Older kids and adults may appreciate the Lodge’s Premium Suites, which have ample room to spread out while still enjoying time together in rooms that feature living areas, balconies and fireplaces.

All Great Wolf Lodge suite stays include water park passes and access to the Lodge’s daily kid-friendly events. And, all visitors have internet access, though you’ll likely be too busy enjoying all the Great Wolf Lodge has to offer to use the wifi!

Great Wolf Lodge Attractions

The Great Wolf Lodge is more than just a hotel with an on-site indoor water park (though that combination alone promises oodles of family fun). There are plenty of attractions you can do with or without taking a dip (or cannonball) in the pool.

Indoor Waterpark Thrills and Relaxation

You can have fun in the water no matter the weather or season thanks to Great Wolf Lodge’s indoor water park. The water is kept at a comfortable 84 degrees all year round, and there are a number of different areas where kids and adults alike can enjoy splashing on sunny, rainy, or even snowy days!

Water Park Fun For Everyone

There’s Fort McKenzie, a four-story water fort treehouse. If you climbed all the way to the top and want a quick trip back to the bottom, you can body slide from Totem Tower.

If you want to get a workout at the Great Wolf Lodge, you can head to Chinook Cove to play basketball in the water playground, or challenge Big Foot Pass to try and cross the indoor pool on giant, floating lily pads. You can also battle the tides in Slap Tail Pond, a wave pool that surges every five minutes.

Lazy River and More!

If you wear yourself out, you can rest up on the Crooked Creek lazy river for as long as you like.  Or – if you’re looking for a higher octane raft trip – you can pop over to River Canyon Run where the whole family can test its twists, turns, dips, and curves. You can also relax in one of the hot tubs. The South Hot Springs is open to guests of all ages, while the North Hot Springs is an area where adults can unwind and experience the benefits of a soak in a hot tub without the kids.

Water Slide Excitement

For water slide enthusiasts, there are several options.

Alberta Falls is a tandem tube ride, four stories high, that you can ride together with your kids. If you’re a true thrill seeker, there’s the massive Howlin’ Tornado – a six story plunge for four down a swirling tube that twists and turns you up the wall. For beginner thrill seekers, there’s the Whooping Hollow where toddlers can find them-sized water slides.

Speaking of thrills – you can always try out bodyboarding at the Great Wolf Lodge Wolf Rider Wipeout.

Outdoor Pool and Lagoon

Outside at Great Wolf Lodge you’ll find Raccoon Lagoon – a great place to swim and catch some sun. All pools and water attractions are monitored by lifeguards, and guests are provided life jackets when necessary, so you and your family can splash in safety. This area includes kiddie slides, fountains and water basketball.


All splashed out and ready for a different kind of magic? Try out MagiQuest where the Lodge turns into a live-action game where you and your family are the heroes!

There are three different games you can play:

    1. The original MagiQuest, a fantasy adventure where you and your family use magic wands to battle dragons and recover jewels from the Goblin King.
    2. The future-based Ruse of the Totem Masters, where you use mystic figurines to summon Totem spirits to power your wand and defeat a Shadow Lord.
    3. For younger guests, there’s Mini Magi Mode that provides the same experience of opening treasures and wand-wielding (just like MagiQuest), but designed for younger children.

Once you’ve rescued the land of Velara and become a Master Magi, you can attend the daily Master Magi Ceremony to be knighted into the Order of the Magi.

The wand and the certificate that comes from the Master Magi Ceremony make for great souvenirs that your kids can bring home.

Ten Paw Alley

Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, VA even has a miniature bowling alley on-site. The shorter lanes and smaller balls makes for the perfect family experience. Younger visitors can bowl with ease, while older kids and adults can shoot for the elusive perfect score.

Northern Lights Arcade

Who doesn’t love a great arcade? The sound of skee-ball, the whizzing and whirling of all the game’s lights, and best of all, the prizes – Great Wolf Lodge has all that on-site at the Northern Lights Arcade!

The arcade uses Paw Points, a re-loadable gaming card that never expires. There’s a variety of prizes you can win, new and classic arcade games, and even a mini-carousel to ride.

Laser Trail

Love laser tag? Then you’ve got to try out Great Wolf Lodge’s Laser Trail, a unique, multi-room laser tag experience painted with black-light reactive paint to resemble an eerie bog.

Oliver’s Mining Sluice

Want to share the thrill of finding treasure with your family? Then you have to try the Great Wolf Lodge mining experience. This is perfect for gem-stone collectors who love a little bit of surprise.

Experience all the excitement of the gold rush by shifting through rocks to discover beautiful gemstones inside. All gems you uncover in your pan are yours to keep, making for an unforgettable experience and an awesome souvenir.

Howlers Peak Ropes Course

If you prefer your thrills to be in the air rather than in the water, then Great Wolf Lodge still has you covered with their Howlers Peak Ropes Course.

A ropes course is an amazing work out for not only the body, but also for  your family’s bonds thanks to the teamwork needed. The Howlers Peak Ropes Course features towering rope bridges to cross, challenging obstacles and even a zipline.

No need to worry about safety during the climb – each climber is given a secure harness.

Great Wolf Lodge’s Family-Friendly Daily Events

Not only is Great Wolf Lodge packed to the gills with attractions, but there are also smaller daily events that everyone can enjoy. When you’re done with the water slides, you can head toward the front desk to pick up a schedule of daily family-friendly activities.

Yoga Tails

Great Wolf Lodge offers several sessions of family- friendly yoga throughout the day.

Arts & Crafts

There are guided arts and craft sessions included with your stay at Great Wolf Lodge. Keep the finished project as a one-of-a-kind souvenir at the end of the session.

Story Time Sessions

The staff at Great Wolf Lodge puts on interactive story time sessions that will have your kids howling for more. The stories feature characters from Great Wolf Lodge, such as Wiley Wolf and Violet Wolf.

Character Appearances

There are several Great Wolf Lodge character appearances throughout the day. This is a great chance to catch a memorable photo of your summer experience.

Hustle & Howl Dance Party

At night, Great Wolf Lodge hosts an all-ages celebratory dance party. It’s a great way to cap off the day and burn off any remaining energy before getting a good night’s sleep in your family suite.

Great Dining and Drinks at Great Wolf Lodge

After you work up an appetite at the indoor waterpark or on the ropes course, there’s no need to go far to get your snack fix. Great Wolf Lodge offers several on-site dining options for guests to choose from.

Freshwoods Market

If you’re looking for a quick bite to take back to your guest room, you can drop by Freshwoods Market. This on-site market has a variety of selections including chips, jerky, soft drinks, energy drinks, craft beers and wines.

Hungry as a Wolf

Who doesn’t love pizza? Hungry as a Wolf offers build your own pizzas, gluten-free pizzas, garlic bread, wings and a wide selection of wines for guests 21 and over.


Buckets offers classic American cuisine like burgers, sandwiches, chicken tenders, pretzels and nachos. You can pick up an Icee for your kids, and if you’re looking to relax with a drink, there’s a selection of beers to choose from.

Grizzly Rob’s Bar

If you want to relax by the pool with a cocktail or beer, Grizzly Rob’s is the place for you. This is the perfect place to take a breather and unwind during your visit to Great Wolf Lodge.

The Loose Moose

The Loose Moose can satisfy your whole family’s tastes buds at both the start and the end of your day. This restaurant offers breakfast and dinner buffets and a variety of desserts. There’s a large selection of different dishes from sustainable, eco-friendly suppliers so you can satisfy all varieties of cravings.

Dunkin’ Donuts

The best way to get your day going is at the on-site Dunkin’ Donuts. Located near the Grand Lobby, it’s easy to get up and get started with a morning coffee or breakfast sandwich.

Bear Paw

Indulge your sweet tooth at Bear Paw Sweets & Eats. Cupcakes, ice cream, hand-dipped caramel apples and chocolate strawberries – this restaurant is sure to delight the whole family.

Souvenirs and More

There’s a variety of shopping experiences available on-site at Great Wolf Lodge. You’re sure to find the perfect souvenir to remember your stay or buy someone back home a gift to show you were thinking of them during your getaway.


You can drop by the Build-A-Bear Workshop where there are special Great Wolf Pack characters from Great Wolf Lodge. Your child can select their favorite character and choose custom costumes and accessories for a special, unique souvenir they’ll treasure for life.

Buckhorn Exchange

You can find a selection of Great Wolf Lodge themed clothes, accessories, jewelries and other goods at the Buckhorn Exchange. There are also adorable stuffed animals for your kids to cozy up with and wolf-themed neck pillows to keep you comfortable during the long drive (or flight) home.

Great Wolf Candy Company

Sweeten up your trip to Great Wolf Lodge with a visit to the candy store, or grab a bag to take home. Great Wolf Candy Company offers a large selection of candy dispensers and lollipops so you can create a personalized sweet experience.

Bear Essentials Swim Shop

Forgot your suit or flip flops? No problem! Replacement is easy at Great Wolf Lodge. Just pop down to the Bear Essentials Swim Shop for your swimwear needs.

Location of Williamsburg’s Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg, VA is just a stone throw away from Colonial Williamsburg::

549 E Rochambeau Dr.
Williamsburg, VA 23188

In fact, you can drive to Great Wolf Lodge in under 15 minutes from the center of Williamsburg.

More to Do in Williamsburg, VA

A trip to Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg, VA offers more than just a resort experience. You’re just minutes away from one of the most well-known historic tourist destinations in the U.S! There’s plenty to do not only at GWL, but also in the area, as well (Busch Gardens is nearby!).

While there’s plenty to keep you busy at the resort, to get the most out of your trip, take advantage of all that Williamsburg has to offer and make the most of your stay!