Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark
By: Hayley Panagakis
Make sure conference attendees bring their swimsuits to family-friendly Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark. Less than a mile from its sister property, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, the lodge is a hidden treasure nestled in the backwoods of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, making guests of all ages feel like kids again at Moose Mountain Falls, the property’s 50,000-sq.-ft. indoor/outdoor waterpark.
Planners can buy out the 225-room lodge for exclusive use of the waterpark and the newly renovated 3,500-sq.-ft. Cascades Ballroom, which overflows into the lobby for prefunction space. One faith-based meeting accommodates its age-diverse group at the lodge each January by setting separate times for adults and children to use the waterpark, says Kevin Karau, general manager, noting that the hotel also converts the lobby and meeting rooms into game areas for children to play in when they aren’t swimming.
Two on-site restaurants, Smokey’s Bar-B-Que House and Hungry Moose Food Court, serve everything from barbecue ribs to fish tacos, which is “something that really surprises guests when they arrive,” says Karau. While some guests may opt to spend downtime at the waterpark, braving two 30-ft. slides or floating along the lazy river, others can head to the nearby stables for horseback rides; play tennis or a round of golf on two nearby courses; explore the nature trail at Grand Geneva Resort; make new friends at the petting zoo; or venture into the city for a tour on one of the last functioning mail boats in the country. In the winter, groups can also go skiing or hop aboard festive sleigh rides.
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