Portage Wisconsin

Great Wolf Resorts Comes To
Rochester | Grand Mound Washington!

20500 Old Highway 99, SW
Grand Mound, WA 98531
Phone: 360.273.7718

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The Budweiser Clydesdales visit the Great Wolf Lodge.

(There really is no "Grand Mound City." Grand Mound is just an area that shares it's zip code with Rochester and Centralia)


Great wolf souveneirsDining at Great Wolf Lodge features two well known chain: Pizza Hut and Starbucks as well as their own themed restaurants. Great Wolf Lodge takes themed dining to a whole new level at Camp Critter Bar & Grille and The Loose Moose Cottage, a gourmet buffet. For anyone who loves the rustic ambiance of campsite dining, but prefers the comfort of being indoors, these restaurants provide a perfect solution. For families wanting a quick and convenient meal selection, they offer four other meal outlets including: Pizza Hut Express, Bear Claw Café confectionery,and Spirit Island Snack Shop. Most restaurants are open to the public.

Great Wolf's spa offers eleven treatment rooms with more than a dozen massage selections, including: aromatherapy massage, Swedish massage, hot stone massage, pregnancy massage, stress relief chair massage and much more. Other spa services include facial therapy, herbal body wraps, pedicures, manicures and body bronzing.

The spa is designed with slate, marble, soft lighting and earth tone colors and offers a quiet retreat with soft music, aromatherapy candles, trickling water and a Feng Shui balanced atmosphere, for those of you that can appreciate that type of atmosphere.


Press Release April 25th 2008:

GREAT WOLF LODGE HOSTS GRAND CELEBRATION TO MARK OPENING OF THE TENTH LOCATION

Resort Includes First Indoor Waterpark Resort in the Pacific Northwest

great wolf resort grand moundGRAND MOUND, Wash. (April 25, 2008) -- The indoor waterpark craze has officially found its way to the West Coast, with tonight’s grand opening of Great Wolf Lodge® in Grand Mound, Wash. a spectacle worthy of the growing reputation of Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.®, the destination hotel’s parent company headquartered in Wisconsin. Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound is a partnership with The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation.

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Dubbed the “VIF” (“Very Important Family”) Celebration, resort staff made certain this grand opening would be an evening to remember. The highlight of the evening was a live concert by Radio Disney artist Jordan Pruitt, best known for her tours with the Cheetah Girls and High School Musical: The Concert, who also signed autographs for resort guests. Additional grand opening festivities included a family-style dinner, self-guided tours of the resort’s amenities, and a colorful beach ball drop.

great wolf resort grand mound 2The festivities continued in the waterpark, with guests enjoying all the rides, slides, and splashdowns offered in Bear Track Landing™, the signature 60,000 square-foot indoor waterpark.

Derrek Kinzel, general manager of the resort, explained that Great Wolf Lodge had a “soft opening” a few weeks ago, but tonight’s bash marked the official grand opening and entrance into the Pacific Northwest community.

“If there’s one thing we do very well it’s to celebrate life’s occasions, both big and small. This was a big occasion for us, to bring our brand of waterpark fun to this region of the country,” said Kinzel.

In turn, the welcome given by area residents and businesspeople to the Great Wolf Lodge family has been remarkable, acknowledged John Emery, CEO of Great Wolf Resorts.

“We pride ourselves on serving up genuine hospitality, and we’ve been honored to receive that in return from everyone in the community,” said Emery.

great wolf resort grand mound 3Resort guests were also able to tour the property to see the various amenities. Amenities of the resort include the Elements™ Spa, featuring a full menu of Aveda® treatments including facials, massages, and wraps. For the 12-and-under set, Great Wolf Lodge features a spa designed just for kids. Called Scooops® Kid Spa, it offers ice cream-themed manicures and pedicures.

The resort also has a children’s craft and activity center and an arcade with more than 100 videogames. Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound features a new attraction called “gr8_space™”, a tech center with Internet stations, movies, and musical entertainment aimed at the tween and teen crowds. Scheduled to open later this summer is MagiQuest, a live-action, fantasy adventure game.

great wolf resort grand mound 4The lodge includes almost 400 northwoods-themed suites, many offering in-room forts for the kids complete with bunk beds. The largest sleeps up to eight people, with several suites featuring fireplaces, lofts, balconies, and whirlpool tubs. All suites feature in-room microwaves and refrigerators.

Guests also have several dining options onsite. There are two sit-down restaurants: Camp Critter Bar & Grille™ and The Loose Moose Cottage™, as well as quick service options like Pizza Hut Express® and Starbucks®, plus the resort’s own Bear Claw Café™ confectionary and Spirit Island™ Snack Shop.

Through June 20, 2008, Great Wolf Lodge is continuing the grand opening celebration by offering a grand opening special with rates for a Family Suite starting at $199 per night, which includes waterpark passes.

great wolf resort grand mound 5Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound is located at the intersection of I-5 and US-12 on Old Highway 99 between Seattle and Portland. Resort information, including special rates, can be found online at www.greatwolf.com or by calling 1.800.640.WOLF (9653).

About Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.
Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.® (NASDAQ: WOLF), Madison, Wis., is North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts, and, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, owns and operates its family resorts under the Great Wolf Lodge® and Blue Harbor Resort™ brands. Great Wolf Resorts is a fully integrated resort company and owns and/or manages Great Wolf Lodge locations in: Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Mich.; Kansas City, Kan.; Williamsburg, Va.; the Pocono Mountains, Pa.; Niagara Falls, Ontario; Mason, Ohio; Grapevine, Texas; and Grand Mound, Wash.; and Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sheboygan, Wis. Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, N.C is currently under construction.

great wolf resort grand mound 6The company’s resorts are family-oriented destination facilities that generally feature 300 to 400 rooms and a large indoor entertainment area measuring 40,000 to 100,000 square feet. The all-suite properties offer a variety of room styles, arcade/game rooms, fitness centers, themed restaurants, spas, supervised children’s activities and other amenities. Additional information may be found on the company’s Web site at http://www.greatwolf.com/.

 

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TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2007
Great Wolf Resorts earnings drop 15.8%
Great Wolf Resorts Inc. (WOLF) today reported earnings fell 15.8% amid higher operating costs.

The Madison Wisconsin -based operator of water park resorts said third-quarter net income fell to $1.76 million, or 6 cents a share, from $2.09 million, or 7 cents, a year earlier.

Great Wolf reported a 24.8% increase in revenue to $50.9 million from $40.8 million.

Great Wolf's operating costs increased by 22.4%, to $45.3 million from $37 million. And the company's interest expense more than doubled, to $3.8 million from $1.8 million.

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The photos, below, were taken August, 2007.

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Press Release:

Great Wolf Resort Lodge Issues $28.1 Million of Trust Preferred Securities

MADISON, Wis., June 15, 2007—Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: WOLF), North America’s leading family of indoor waterpark resorts, today announced the issuance of $28,125,000 of trust preferred securities (TPS) by Great Wolf Capital Trust III, a Delaware statutory trust which is a subsidiary of Great Wolf Resorts.  The TPS were issued today to a collateralized debt obligation pool vehicle in a private placement.  The TPS may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an applicable exemption therefrom.  The TPS have a maturity of 10 years, with interest fixed at 7.90% for the first five years, and are callable after five years with no prepayment penalty.  The net proceeds from the TPS transaction are expected to be used for development of future resorts.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any securities in any jurisdiction where such an offering sold would be unlawful.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws.  All statements, other than statements of historical facts, including, among others, statements regarding Great Wolf Resorts' future financial position, business strategy, projected levels of growth, projected costs and projected performance and financing needs, are forward-looking statements.  Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. and members of its management team, as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based, and generally are identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “seeks,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “plans,” “intends,” “should” or similar expressions.  Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements.  Many of these factors are beyond the company's ability to control or predict.  Such factors include, but are not limited to, competition in the company’s markets, changes in family vacation patterns and consumer spending habits, regional or national economic downturns, the company’s ability to attract a significant number of guests from its target markets, economic conditions in its target markets, the impact of fuel costs and other operating costs, the company's ability to develop new resorts in desirable markets or further develop existing resorts on a timely and cost efficient basis, the company's ability to manage growth, including the expansion of the company’s infrastructure and systems necessary to support growth, the company’s ability to manage cash and obtain additional cash required for growth, potential accidents or injuries at its resorts, its ability to achieve or sustain profitability, downturns in its industry segment and extreme weather conditions, increases in operating costs and other expense items and costs, uninsured losses or losses in excess of the company's insurance coverage, the company's ability to protect its intellectual property, trade secrets and the value of its brands, current and possible future legal restrictions and requirements, and other factors discussed under Item IA (Risk Factors) in Great Wolf Resorts’ 2006 Form 10-K.  We assume no duty to update these statements.
Management believes these forward-looking statements are reasonable; however, undue reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations.  All written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to Great Wolf Resorts or persons acting on its behalf are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements.  Further, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results over time unless otherwise required by law.

About Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.

Great Wolfe Resorts, Inc.® (NASDAQ: WOLF), Madison, Wis., is North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts, and, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, owns and operates its family resorts under the Great Wolf Lodge® and Blue Harbor Resort™ brands.  Great Wolf Resorts is a fully integrated resort company and owns and/or manages Great Wolf Lodge locations in: Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Mich.; Kansas City, Kan.; Williamsburg, Va.; the Pocono Mountains, Pa.; Niagara Falls, Ontario; Mason, Ohio; and Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sheboygan, Wis.  Great Wolf Lodge properties are currently in predevelopment and/or under construction in Grapevine, Texas; Grand Mound, Wash.; and metropolitan Charlotte, N.C.

The company’s resorts are family-oriented destination facilities that generally feature 300 to 400 rooms and a large indoor entertainment area measuring 40,000 to 100,000 square feet.  The all-suite properties offer a variety of room styles, arcade/game rooms, fitness centers, themed restaurants, spas, supervised children’s activities and other amenities.  Additional information may be found on the company’s Web site at www.greatwolf.com.