Cabin-Style Suites Above Massive Indoor Water Park
High above Fort Mackenzie—a four-story waterlogged treehouse that feels like it could be a part of The Swiss Family Robinson or Pirates of the Caribbean —a 1,000-gallon bucket slowly fills with water. Suddenly, the big bucket topples, drenching those gathered below in a torrent of water. Heated to a balmy 84 degrees, Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg’s indoor water park and its 15 splash-filled attractions draw visitors looking for an aquatic getaway no matter the season. In addition to braving Fort Mackenzie, you can crash into 3-foot waves at Beaver Tail Pond, careen down a six-story funnel slide at Howlin’ Tornado, and unwind on a raft in the Crooked Creek lazy river.
The 79,000-square-foot water park is merely one of the many activities at the hotel's multi-entertainment campus. At the MagiQuest live-action adventure, kids wield magic wands and journey through a kingdom to meet mythical creatures, including a pixie and a dragon. More than 100 games, such as skee-ball and virtual pinochle, attract gamers to the Northern Lights Arcade, where you can play games and win prizes geared toward all age groups. Scooops Kid Spa gives manicures and pedicures to pint-size patrons sitting atop ice-cream-cone stools and banana-split thrones—free ice cream completes each visit.
The resort's suites accommodate up to seven guests and have microwaves and refrigerators. Some suites have private balconies or patios, and KidCabin suites feature cabin-themed quarters for kids.
Highlights of Williamsburg, Virginia
- Revolutionary history: American forces gathered here in 1781 to march to Yorktown for the final British defeat.
- Living museum where fifers march in Revolutionary War regalia and costumed actors portray everyday colonists
- Well-preserved architecture: 88 original 18th-century structures stand within the town, including the opulent Governor’s Palace, built in 1722 to house the British governor
- Historic specialty boutiques along Merchants Square sell everything from whimsical toys to hand-cooked Virginia peanuts.
- Original folk art is on display at several galleries and exhibits throughout the city.