Great Wolf Lodge in Illinois, I was excited. I had never been to one of the chain’s properties and I’m always anxious for a press trip that keeps me in one place for food, lodging, and activities.
The Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee was actually not a new structure, but the brand updated the resort to be similar to their others-a family-friendly hotel with non-stop fun for everyone in the family.
Since Great Wolf Lodge is meant for family groups, they have 13 different types of suites. The largest suite can sleep 12.
We explored the property and found there was more to keep us busy the entire weekend than we imagined.
This Gurnee location also has nine different food venues, which range from a Ben & Jerry's to the Barnwood, where you can feast on steak, seafood, and craft cocktails.
There are three large slides within the waterpark, along with a lazy river (my favorite), and areas for younger children.
We sampled some of the delicious food and cocktails at the bar and got to know each other a bit. Management from Great Wolf, as well as their public relations company, Agency h5, were on hand to great us and answer any questions we had about our stay.
Everyone in the press group was given an all-inclusive bracelet so that we could experience everything Great Wolf Gurnee had to offer.
The package included tickets to use in the arcade, so we headed there before going back to the suite.
There would be plenty of time the next day to explore and enjoy Great Wolf Lodge Illinois.