We had the pleasure of returning to Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, Washington. This time, we experienced their Snowland during the holiday season. What a perfect way to experience the magic of the season. There is even a once in a lifetime experience you can have while there. How about the chance to dine inside a real gingerbread house?
Dine Inside a REAL Gingerbread House
To dine at a real gingerbread house you simply will need to make reservations online (link for Grand Mound location, click here to explore your location amenities) or at the front desk. The dining seats up to 6 persons and is completely private for your party.
You will receive a text message to accept your reservation prior to dining. You will also receive a second text message just prior to your reservation time to confirm.
Choosing What to Eat
Once our reservation time arrived, we checked in at the Lodge Wood Fire Grill at Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound. We met our wonderful waitress, Heather, at the gingerbread house who let us select what dining we wanted to choose from. We could select from the buffet or restaurant.
So if you’re wondering about what the Snowland gingerbread house menu is at your location, be aware that you most likely will be able to choose from the dining locations at the lodge. Normally the buffet or restaurant dining. A good selection, in my opinion.
After choosing to dine from the Lodge Wood Fire Grill, we were given menus and time to select our meals.
What It Is Like Inside
We enjoyed the scent of gingerbread and candy while inside. There even was a small fireplace to cozy up to. We just had to keep our daughter from licking the walls. It was tempting not to take a bite.
Great Wolf Lodge pays close attention to the detail they put into their holiday decor and it shows. I love that each location that participates in the gingerbread house each design their own. It gives it a special touch.
I love that they had a small tree inside and a bucket filled with a candy bouquet. We were even offered to snag a couple of chocolate bars from the bouquet.
The experience was relaxing and quaint. A perfect time to enjoy time as a family. It was even kind of fun watching the “ooh’s and ahh’s” as people walked by.
What Does it Cost?
The extra cost to dine was only $10 (donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities®) plus the cost of food. Certainly worth it. The donation goes to a great cause and the experience is priceless.
I highly recommend that if you’re at Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound, or another location with this experience, that you take part. It gets you in the Christmas spirit and is a cherished family memory. Who else can say they had a chance to dine inside a REAL gingerbread house?!
Tell me in the comments what is your favorite holiday memory?