A Watery Weekend Getaway: 3 Nearby Resorts

By: Wendy Donahue

Have time for a full-immersion water park experience? These three destinations require an overnight stay, but not even a full tank of gas.

Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in Lake Geneva
About an hour and a half from Chicago, older kids can cascade down Timber Rapids and Avalanche Falls, perched 30 feet high at Moose Mountain Falls, Timber Ridge Lodge’s 50,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor water park. Tranquility seekers might drop in the lazy river that laps along for 500 feet. Little kids can splash down in the Tiny Timbers area with mini-slides, swings, spouts and a mushroom waterfall. Kids ages 7 to 10 can try their hand at the rope climb or water basketball in the activity pool. Booking a one-bedroom hotel suite for one night gets you four free water park passes; a two-bedroom gets you six. (The resort throws in towels for your on-site use too.)

Where: 7020 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva (866-636-4502, timberridgeresort.com)

When: Water park is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through the end of April

Cost: Rates and availability vary; a one-bedroom package that includes one free breakfast, lunch or dinner per child at Smokey’s BBQ House (with a paying adult) starts at $249.

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