Poconos Great Wolf Lodge begins expansion effort

Stacy Wescoe//March 16, 2022

Poconos Great Wolf Lodge begins expansion effort

Stacy Wescoe//March 16, 2022

Great Wolf Lodge breaks ground on an expansion at its Poconos resort. PHOTO/SUBMITTED –

Great Wolf Lodge has broken has announced a series of renovations for its resort in the Pocono Mountains. 

The refurbishment of the Scotrun resort includes a major update to the lobby, a refresh of its Cub Paw toddler pool, a new full-service dining concept and a new private three-bedroom villas that will be exclusive to this location. 

 “We’re making significant enhancements to nearly every inch of the resort, and then some,” said General Manager Bill Colavito. “With the new additions announced today and the recently completed refurbishments, we’re giving our guests more to love when they visit Great Wolf Lodge Pocono Mountains.”  

 Great Wolf Lodge shared its plans for a new type of accommodations. Adjacent to the main resort, the company will build 30, 1,500-square-foot villas. Each villa will feature three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living area, a fully equipped kitchenette and private outdoor living space. 

The villas were designed to accommodate larger, multi-generational families looking for their own, quiet oasis, or visitors looking for a home-away-from-home while enjoying an extended stay in the Pocono Mountains.  

 The Woodland Villas will also feature an exclusive check-in area with a lounge where families can partake in some games, crafts or just relax. The resort officially broke ground for the new villas Tuesday, with an expected opening date in summer 2023. 

 “Since opening in 2005, we’ve welcomed countless families, many who return year-after-year, often bringing additional friends or family back with them,” said Colavito. “The spaciousness of our new villas will provide the perfect getaway for larger families or friends who like to travel together.”  

 The Cub Paw Pool is currently undergoing a significant renovation that will bring a new look and even more attractions and features for toddlers.  

Anticipated to open March 25, the new play area will include frog and turtle-themed splash pads, a water-spraying tree and a collection of kiddie slides. 

 A new dining concept for Great Wolf Lodge will debut adjacent to the grand lobby and is expected to open in late 2022.  

Also in late 2022, guests will see a completely updated grand lobby with new carpeting, furniture and fixtures. The  lobby, will remain the primary place for complimentary family-friendly activities offered at Great Wolf Lodge, such Yoga Tails, StoryTime and dance parties.  

 Tuesday’s announcement follows several recent refreshes to the resort including updates to Dunkin’, and the introduction of a new ice cream shop called Woods End Creamery. 

The new offerings follow major renovations completed in 2019, including a full refresh of the resort’s 401 guest suites.