Rendering of Barnwood Restaurant.
Great Wolf Lodge Arizona unveils jaw-dropping dining options
Hungry families will discover an incredible selection of culinary delights at Great Wolf Lodge Arizona. The new 350-suite family resort opening this September will offer nine unique eateries that range from an elevated full-service dining experience at Barnwood to an array of ice cream delights found at Ben & Jerry’s. With dining options inside the 85,000-square-foot water park and throughout the resort, guests visiting Great Wolf Lodge Arizona will never be more than a few feet away from a delicious meal, snack, treat or refreshing beverage.
“We are excited to bring a diverse variety of dining options to families visiting Great Wolf Lodge Arizona,” shared Mark Nelsen, the resort’s director of food and beverage. “With an eclectic array of restaurants, dishes that address common allergies and dietary restrictions, and menus featuring fresh ingredients from local purveyors and farmers, we are confident family members of all ages will love the culinary offerings at Great Wolf Lodge Arizona as much as the water slides.”
Developing the menus and ensuring culinary excellence across the resort is Executive Chef, Grant Baker. Using the Southwestern culture, produce and spices as inspiration, Chef Grant is preparing a variety of dishes that bring together regional flavors with traditional Great Wolf Lodge favorites. Here’s what guests can expect:
The Main Course
Families can start their day at Campfire Kitchen, an interactive a la carte cafe located inside the resort’s Adventure Park with a breakfast menu featuring farm fresh eggs, Applewood smoked bacon, signature wolf paw-shaped waffles, fresh fruits and more. For dinner, the Campfire Kitchen menu transforms to offer a collection of international and regional specialties designed to please every palate, as well as kid-friendly favorites like mac n’ cheese and chicken tenders to ensure tasty options are available for every age.
Feeding an entire pack doesn’t get easier than at Hungry as a Wolf, where made-to-order handcrafted pizzas are waiting for families looking to replenish after a fun-filled day at the water park. Guests can indulge in a variety of options from a classic cheese pie and meat lover’s delight to tasty sandwiches, chicken wings, pastas, and fresh salads.
A perfect way to end a day of family fun is unwinding at Barnwood, featuring a fresh and seasonal menu in a rustic-themed setting with both indoor and outdoor seating options. The menu will feature an ever-changing array of dishes made from locally sourced ingredients and reflect what is fresh and in-season. Barnwood will also offer an extensive menu of signature cocktails, wines and craft beers for adults.
Inside the Water Park
For the times hunger just can’t wait until the wolf pups dry off, guests can enjoy a meal at Buckets Incredible Craveables, located just steps from the slides and attractions inside the water park. Mouth-watering burgers, sandwiches, and salads will be on the menu at this family-friendly spot. No trip to Great Wolf Lodge is complete without trying this restaurant’s signature Tipping Bucket Sundae, a pack-sized treat layered with ice cream, brownies, cookies, candy, chocolate sauce and whipped cream.
Another poolside option is The Watering Hole, which will offer refreshing soft drinks and iced teas – plus an impressive roster of blended drinks and ice-cold beers for adult guests.
More Tasty Tips
To satisfy hunger quickly, on-the-go guests can visit Freshwoods Market, a grab and go market designed for a quick bite. Located next to our signature Northwoods Friends show in the main lobby, it’s the perfect spot to grab a variety of snacks and beverages for the whole family to enjoy during scheduled activities in the Grand Lobby, or any time of day while on the run.
For a South of the Border feel, Timbers Tacos will feature Southwest fare such as nachos, soups, salads and a la carte street tacos. The menu will also showcase signature margaritas and Mexican beers on tap for the adults as well as other specialty beverages such as horchata.
For a quick start to the day – or afternoon treat – Great Wolf Lodge will be home to Dunkin’ Donuts, conveniently located adjacent to the grand lobby. Everything from classic donuts, breakfast sandwiches, bagels and more are sure to satisfy any appetite, and nothing beats a delicious cup of Dunkin’ coffee any time of the day.
For guests looking to satisfy their sweet tooth, Great Wolf Lodge Arizona will feature the only full-service Ben & Jerry’s ice cream parlor in the state. World-famous for its imaginative and delicious flavors, guests at Ben & Jerry’s will discover more than a dozen ice cream varieties, along with delectable sundaes that are sure to satisfy any craving. Neighboring Ben & Jerry’s is the Great Wolf Candy Company, a retail shop featuring bulk candy, chocolate treats and other packaged sweets.
For guests with food allergies, all kitchen facilities at Great Wolf Lodge are peanut and tree nut-free. The resort’s culinary team is extremely well-versed in common food allergies and dietary restrictions and can accommodate guests’ needs as necessary.
In celebration of the grand opening, Great Wolf Lodge is offering a special promotion with discounts of up to 30-percent off one-night stays, 40-percent on a two-night stays and 50-percent on stays of three or more nights when using promo code GRAND. Guests must book before Sept. 1, 2019, for stays through March 5, 2020. For more information or to book a reservation, guests should visit greatwolf.com/Arizona.