Great Wolf Lodge Poconos Gets Major Upgrades

Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos is getting a new outdoor swimming pool and tons of new upgrades, including elevated lodging options.
Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos is getting a new outdoor swimming pool and tons of new upgrades, including elevated lodging options.
6/20/23 - By Ally Noel

Big things are coming to Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos. Just when you thought the supersized family-friendly resort had maxed out its fun factor, Great Wolf Lodge Poconos is undergoing a major renovation that's sure to wow. From the newly constructed family suites to seven brand new water slides to an outdoor pool area and the luxurious Woodland Villas slated to open in October, this family vacation destination is getting some major upgrades.

Read on for all the details on Great Wolf Lodge's improvements and start planning your Poconos getaway now. Find more vacation inspiration nearby in our Guide to Kid-Friendly Activities in the Poconos.


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Great Wolf Lodge's Water Park Expansion

The most kid-friendly of all the additions, Great Wolf Lodge Poconos is adding 40,000 square feet of fun to its water park, which is already one of our favorite local water parks to visit with kids. This addition houses seven new water slides for guests to enjoy including Slidewinder, a new slide to Great Wolf Lodge.

As if that wasn't enough, an outdoor swimming pool is set to debut just in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Families can enjoy the sunshine and fresh air while splashing around in an outdoor pool designed for relaxation and family time. The outdoor swimming area also includes a hot tub, cabanas, and tons of lounge seating around the pool.

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Enjoy a cozy meal in the Fireside restaurant at Great Wolf Lodge Poconos. 

New Dining Experiences at Great Wolf Lodge

Fireside made its grand debut at Great Wolf Lodge Poconos earlier this year. Oozing with campfire vibes, this family-friendly restaurant provides guests with an elevated dining experience. The interior is designed to make families feel like they are gathering around a fire on a warm summer’s night in the north woods. Fireside serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner while highlighting campfire classics like cinnamon rolls and skillet-baked mac and cheese.

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The Mountain Tower

It’s no secret that groups of all shapes and sizes love reuniting at Great Wolf Lodge, and soon there will be even more ways for larger groups to gather in the resort’s newly expanded Mountain Tower, slated to open in early fall. The Mountain Tower offers 202 all-new family suites, including new room categories that were previously unavailable at the main lodge. Guests can pick from the Deluxe Wolf Den and Deluxe Kid Cabin Suite, which creates a room that can sleep 10-12 guests, while still providing the themed sleeping alcove kids love.

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Great Wolf Lodge Poconos Gets Major Upgrades: Woodland villa
Celebrity designer Nate Berkus brings his style to The Woodland Villas at Great Wolf Lodge Poconos.

The Woodland Villas

Every single element of a stay at the Woodland Villas is designed to be elevated. From the moment they arrive, Villa guests are greeted at a separate check-in area and can enjoy a quiet moment in their own lobby area. Each of the 1,500-square-foot villas can accommodate up to 10 people with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchenette, a living room, and private outdoor living space. Enjoy views of the Pocono Mountains while gathered around the fire pit on your private patio.

For the project, Great Wolf Lodge Poconos worked with renowned designer Nate Berkus to customize the outdoor living space for the Villas. The end result is a perfect blend of kid- and adult-friendly amenities. The Woodland Villas are booking now for dates starting in October.

Sound like fun? Make sure you get in on the action by booking your stay at Great Wolf Lodge Poconos today! Mommy Poppins readers can use our exclusive code BPOWER30 to net a 30 percent off discount on their stays.

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