Updated: Jul 13, 2020
I always thought the idea of a staycation was a little odd, but I totally retract that thought as they are actually pretty awesome. Packing up for the weekend to stay at a resort only 30 minutes from our house is pretty genius; we were in total vacay mode, and when it was over, we were home in no time! We chose Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine as our first stab at a staycation, and I’ll be the first to admit I was thoroughly impressed.
We ended up bringing Beckhams best friend, Olive, the first night to join in on the fun. We kicked the weekend off meeting the Lady Wolf of the resort. Her name is Violet and wherever she was making a special appearance, we were there! The kids both thought she was the coolest.
The resort gave us each wolf ears to sport for the weekend, so that’s just what we did!
We spent A LOT of time at the indoor water park. It doesn’t look that big on the outside, but when you are up close and personal, the park is actually pretty HUGE. There were only two big slides that Beckham and Olive were both tall enough to ride, but they have tons of other options that kept the kids entertained. The toddler area was a big hit, along with the pools and lazy river.
This trip was taken at the end of Summer (almost 3 months ago), but I can still hear the squeals and excitement from these two best friends.
The arcade is so conveniently placed to where you have to walk right through it to get to any of the pools or the water park. Lets just say we really brushed up on our negotiation skills trying to get the kids through the arcade to the water park (where we knew they would have the most fun).
There are several restaurants and little shops throughout the resort, but the ice cream shop was the biggest hit of all. Beckham’s love language is ice cream, so if he were ever to share with you, you’ll know you’re a big deal.
Every night, Great Wolf Lodge offers story time and a dance party. After picking out rocks at the gift shop and grabbing a late dinner, we headed to the lobby for story time. Shortly after the bedtime story, the dance party commenced. Beckham was too exhausted from the day to really take part in the action, but Olive morphed into a social-butterfly-dancing-queen and was ready for the party!