Activities, Lodging

Wisconsin Dells Resort Staycations

From meals to attractions, transportation to lodging, many vacations require a fair amount of planning. Sometimes it’s just nice to let your hair down, let loose and relax. We’ve compiled a short list of Wisconsin Dells resort staycation options that will allow you to skip the planning and preparation and just unwind! The destinations we’ve chosen to highlight are perfect for any season, offer outdoor/indoor waterparks, and easy access to food and other attractions, keeping your group close to your staycation home base! While their outdoor waterparks are fantastic for the summer months, we’re going to help keep you warm and cozy through the fall and winter by highlighting the indoor aspects of the perfect Wisconsin Dells staycation resorts!

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is the perfect spot to enjoy a staycation with a wild, safari flair! You’ll have no problem spending an entire day in their 125,000 square-foot indoor waterpark, complete with wave pool, lazy river, waterslides, water coaster, FlowRider®, hot tub,  Mud Hut Swim-Up Bar and more! If you are looking to un-prune your fingers and toes from the refreshing waters, strap on your lap-bar and get ready for a wild ride at Kalahari’s Indoor Theme Park! The Theme Park is home to an elevated go-kart ride, a six-story ferris wheel, African-themed carousel and high ropes course. If that isn’t enough, you’ll also find climbing walls, laser tag, mini-golf and arcade games in the 100,000 square-foot park!

There’s something for guests of all ages at Kalahari. Amenities include on-site spa packages, stores, a movie theater and a fitness/training center (complete with personal trainers by appointment). If you are planning your staycation in the summer, the golfer in the group will have a blast at Kalahari.

When your crew gets hungry, Kalahari has you covered with a variety of on-site dining options. Enjoy a juicy steak at Double Cut Charcoal Grill/Liquor Bar, an award-winning brew and burger at Wisconsin Brew Pub, or a buffet-style dinner at the Great Karoo! If dinner has you craving something sweet, be sure to check out the Sweet Hut.

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is located at 1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. For more information about what Kalahari has to offer or to reserve your room today, call (608) 254-5466.

Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort

If you are looking for the ultimate indoor waterpark resort, Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort is the spot for you! With 4 separate indoor waterparks, it will be hard to choose which one to slide into first! The Klondike Kavern is a 65,000 square-foot waterpark filled with waterslide thrills, a lazy river, hot spa, dumping bucket and water blasters. If you’re looking to catch a glimpse of warm sunshine (even in the winter months), head to the Wild WaterDome. The Wild WaterDome features a see-through ceiling that showers the water rides and live tropical plants with sunshine year-round! The largest indoor waterpark at the Wilderness is the Wild West. Spanning over 70,000 square-feet, Wild West features waterslides and body slides, a dumping bucket, bumper boats and more!

When your are finished splashing around in the waterparks, try your hand at the laser maze, indoor go-kart track (new in 2014) or sky ropes course. The Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort is also home to 3D mini-golf, Timberland Play Park, a paint your own pottery studio and more!

You’ll have no problem finding a bite to eat in the expansive Wilderness Resort! Each waterpark has a nearby spot to grab a bite to eat. Try The Thirsty Buffalo Saloon near the Wild West waterpark, or the Klondike Pizza Kitchen on the mezzanine level of the Klondike Kavern. Still can’t decide? Sarento’s Italian Restaurant is the perfect spot for a delicious, sit-down family meal. If you are planning a date night, Field’s at the Wilderness is a great spot for a remarkable romantic dinner.

The Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort is located at 511 E Adams Street, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. For more information or to make a reservation, call (608) 253-9729.

Mt. Olympus Resorts

Feel like a Greek god or goddess and take fun to the next level at Mt. Olympus Resorts! With a variety of room options to choose from, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect fit for your staycation. You’ll be amazed at the huge selection of rides in their waterparks! Climb up into the indoor canopy and try your hand on the Banyon Tree House waterslide. The Mayan Raging River is the perfect lazy river for those just looking to relax and unwind. Kids will have a blast exploring the beached 35-foot long pirate ship complete with tattered sails, tunnels, and five water slides! Once you climb out of a relaxing hot tub, spend some time in the Mt. Olympus Indoor Theme Park! The Theme Park is packed with wild go-karts, their Crazy Trolley, bumper cars, ball pit, spring ride and more!

Night owl? Mt. Olympus’ guests receive a free cover charge, drinks and shuttle to Club WETT. If access to the waterparks, theme parks and night club wasn’t enough, booking at Mt. Olympus Resorts also gets you 18 holes of golf, skiing, tubing, snowshoeing or snowboarding for free (depending on the season)! Be sure to book a long weekend, you’ll need it to cram in everything Mt. Olympus has to offer!

Their fantastic, Wisconsin Dells Parkway location means that you are minutes away from some of the best dining opportunities in the area. The wristbands at Mt. Olympus act as a charge card for on-site food, drinks and souvenirs to be charged to your room!

Mt. Olympus Resorts are located at 1701 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. For more information or to make a reservation at Mt. Olympus Resorts, call 1(800) 800-4997.

Chula Vista Resort

Chula Vista Resort is the perfect mesh of serenity and dare-devil. Tucked away on the edge of Wisconsin Dells, the Chula Vista grounds are densely-wooded and secluded from the hustle and bustle of the Dells. Zip through the indoor waterpark and get a bird’s-eye view on the Flyan Mayan up hill water coaster. Try the never ending twists, turns and waterfalls of the Rio Rapids Action River and satisfy your need for speed on the Matador Mat Racers!

From sit-down restaurants, to steakhouses and pizzerias, Chula Vista Resort has you covered! Dine at one of America’s top 10 chop houses at Kaminski’s Chop House. Experience the classic Wisconsin Friday fish fry at Big Moe’s Restaurant. Catch the game on one of the big flat-screens at Howler’s Grill or grab your favorite Starbuck’s beverage at Market Fresh To-Go.

Throughout the summer and fall months, the Coldwater Canyon Golf Course at Chula Vista Resort is the perfect fit for golfers looking to practice their swing on one of Wisconsin’s most historic golf courses. The 18 challenging holes boast a traditional-style front nine, built in 1923. If there’s an avid golfer in the group, think about purchasing the Stay and Play Golf Package, good for room, 36 holes of golf and a cart!

Couple the indoor/outdoor waterparks, dining opportunities, and golf, with spas, a nail salon, mini-golf, riverwalk, arcade and fitness center and you have the perfect mix for a fantastic staycation.

Chula Vista Resort is located at 2501 River Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. For more information or to reserve your room, call (855) 388-4782.

Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells

The resort-inspired lodging opportunities at Ho-Chunk Gaming are the perfect setting for a grown-ups trip to Wisconsin Dells. Ho-Chunk Gaming’s Wisconsin Dells location provides 302 rooms featuring exceptional amenities and luxurious upgrades, as well as a variety of RV campsites to choose from. They also offer a variety of room types including premier and luxury rooms, as well as hospitality, honeymoon, VIP and executive suites. Your stay at Ho-Chunk in Wisconsin Dells will gain you access to their state-of-the-art fitness center, pool, spa, sauna and hot tub.

Enjoy 10% off all on-site dining when you sign-up for their free rewards club. Choose to use your 10% off at Copper Oak Steakhouse on a juicy steak or at the Stand Rock Buffet… or both!

Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells has a huge selection of specials and promotions to take advantage of (changing monthly) and a wide variety of live entertainment to choose from. For more information, call 1(800) 746-2486.

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