Great Wolf Lodge, Poconos

Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2007 - 6:37am
KathyM's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/16/2006 - 09:00

We are going to the Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos next weekend. Has anyone been there? I've heard great things about it. How's the food as far as food allergies?

Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2007 - 8:27am
patsmommy's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/31/2001 - 09:00

I have ever been in this place but my parents have a house nearby. We have eaten in PBC which is a little further down on 611. Also Friendly's on 940, the Mcdonalds thats across the street from Friendly's too.

Posted on: Fri, 01/12/2007 - 4:45am
momofmatthew's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/06/2005 - 09:00

We stayed there last year and I called ahead and spoke to the head chef. I cant recall his name right now. He was very helpful. I explained my children had peanut and wheat allergies and told me he had food there to accomodate both and would help me pick items out that are ok or he would make something fresh for my kids. Which he absolutely did. We also brought our own food which they let us eat in the dining room for breakfast. They were very understanding and we are looking forward to going there again. Just call ahead and let them know your coming.
Kathy

Posted on: Mon, 08/13/2007 - 9:58am
Timmysmom's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/16/2003 - 09:00

We are going in 2 weeks for my PA son's birthday.
Here's a link to the park. We are going to the one in the Poconos.
[url="http://www.greatwolf.com/locations/poconos/index.aspx"]http://www.greatwolf.com/locations/poconos/index.aspx[/url]
Any recent experiences? Restaurant recommendations?
oops...edited to add the link LOL
[This message has been edited by Timmysmom (edited August 13, 2007).]

Posted on: Tue, 08/14/2007 - 12:04am
PAMomInPA's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/04/2006 - 09:00

We just spent three nights there at the end of July. We only ate in the lodge once - at the buffet. For my son, I just picked a few things that looked safe (I can't remember but I think I gave him mac and cheese). Probably not the safest approach but my son was fine. He didn't really eat much - never does and he was eating free (the buffet is over $20pp). The staff was very friendly and I'm sure they would have had no trouble answering any questions. I did ask about the ice cream - it came out of machine and they said they only make vanilla and chocolate in the machine so he had some of that.
Otherwise, we ate breakfast in our room, went to McD's down the road, Friendly's (not really a good PA choice but he just had mac and cheese and hot dog), and we ate at Red Robin one night with some of my family who live only about 40 minutes away from the lodge.
It's not a 'rural' area - there are restaurants, stores, a grocery store, etc all on that road (rte. 611) so I don't think you'll have trouble finding something safe.
We really enjoyed ourselves. Have fun!

Posted on: Tue, 08/14/2007 - 6:11am
dulcinea's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/11/2006 - 09:00

We went to the one in Wisconsin Dells in January 2007. My son was not able to eat anywhere in the lodge. When I called the restaurant manager to tell him about my son's allergies and ask what he could eat, he said he could not recommend anything. Not helpful at all. I actually wrote to the hotel manager about it.
Hopefully you'll have better luck. The kids loved the water park, by the way!
------------------
Kim
DS - age 4 - allergic to peanuts, eggs, walnuts, sesame
DS - age 2 - no known allergies

Posted on: Sun, 08/19/2007 - 8:57am
Cindy2's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/24/2006 - 09:00

We went to the one in the Poconos last Sept.
We had a great time, but remember the food in the water park area as being horrible. Not for the allergy factor but,just bad in general. I noticed alot of people bringing in their own food (great idea) and eating it at the tables in the water park (breakfast,too). We asked about the pizza inside the hotel (not in the buffet but in the bakery type cafe). It was pizza hut express I think, (before pizza hut was not safe) and they told us that she shouldn't have the pizza. We went to the buffet and spoke to the chef. They got her a fresh pizza from there but that's all she ate. Next time I will bring lots more snacks from home and maybe even pizza and other foods she can have. They did have Divvies cookies and popcorn in the bakery!
Have a great time and bring food!
------------------
Cindy
Mom to:
Stephanie (13)
Jessica PA/TNA (11)

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by MoRich Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:06am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by Sarah McKenzie Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:57pm
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Wed, 05/20/2020 - 9:30am
Comments: 5
Latest Post by justme Mon, 05/18/2020 - 12:36pm
Comments: 45
Latest Post by krisztina Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:49pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by chicken Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:45pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by lexy Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:21am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:15am
Comments: 6

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

It Is Easy To Buy Peanut Free Chocolate Online

Ask any parent of a child with a potentially life-...

Peanuts can cause one of the most serious allergic reactions of all food products. Researchers speculate...

Tree nuts and peanuts are distinctly different. An allergy to one does not guarantee an allergy to the other. Peanuts are considered legumes and...

Whether you have a child with a peanut allergy or you are sensitive to packing a nut-free lunch out of concern for other people’s children, it is...

The most frightening thing about a severe allergic reaction to a new food is that it can happen so fast. If parents are not looking for allergic...

Those with severe peanut allergies soon learn to look for the 'peanut-free sign' on any packaged food purchase. This is a notation found on a wide...

Cakes are a central part of many celebrations, from kids' birthdays to weddings. For those with severe ...

For many people with peanut allergies, baked goods present one of the most significant risks. Even if...

A recent study published in the Journal of American College of Nutrition by Mahnaz Rezaeyan Safar and a number of her colleagues has found some...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an overarching term for a number of progressive lung diseases, including emphysema, chronic...

For individuals suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), managing the symptoms and avoiding exacerbations can be a full-time...

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes itchy patches of inflammation and scale on your skin. The severity of psoriasis symptoms varies...

Kim Kardashian, an immensely famous reality star and the wife of acclaimed rapper Kanye West, has spoken out about her struggle with psoriasis....

Paul Wilson, a long-term marathon runner and asthma sufferer, is urging other people with asthma to support a new campaign aimed at raising...

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes a buildup of cells on the skin surface, resulting in dry, red patches on the body and/or face....

Sufferers of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) will tell you that the most difficult symptom to deal with is morning stiffness. With nearly 90 percent of...

Knowing which medication is right for you can often be a confusing and overwhelming process. The specific type of asthma medication you require...

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes painful scaly patches on the skin. Although psoriasis is a very common skin condition,...

Although there are multiple treatments available for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), those suffering from the condition can still find themselves...

Patients undergoing biologic treatment for psoriasis, a relatively common inflammatory skin condition, have seen a reduction in arterial plaque...