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Great Wolf Lodge Experiences?

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We are splurging on a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge next week. I spoke to the chef earlier this year and he seemed familiar with food allergies, but I definitely do not not my son to get sick on our vacation! :o They have a breakfast bar with yogurt and omelets that are gluten free, but I am concerned about cross contamination. They do have a microwave and a small refrigerator in the room, so we could heat some food in our room. I guess I'm really hoping that people will share their Great Wolf experiences, regardless of the location.

Thanks!

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We took our 9 year old daughter to the Great Wolf in Traverse City a couple of weeks ago and I can't rave enough about it. I can't speak for any other location, but it is my understanding that the staff is allergy/sensitivity trained at all locations. The Sous chef sat down with us and went over menu options and the server at the sweet shoppe actually prevented a cross-contamination issue for us because she was so knowledgeable. I posted a good long praise for them:

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.ph...l=Traverse+City

My advice to you is too take along what you can--breakfast, lunch, beverages, snacks. Call ahead to speak with the chef before you go. Ask about product ingredients--for instance, my daughter loves ice cream so I asked what brand they used. TC only uses Edy's so I checked out the Edy's website for ingredients before we went. Do a little googling to see what other dining options are available--Outback? Grocers nearby that might carry a gluten-free product or two? Have a back-up plan. When you approach the hostess station at Great Wolf to be seated in the restaurant, tell them you have a guest with you that has a specific food sensitivity. They will give a card to fill out and alert the chef, who will come speak to you before ordering.

Good luck, and have a great time!!! We absolutely LOVED Great Wolf and will definitely go back :)

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Thank you so much for your reply. I will call the chef Monday. You are right about having a back up plan, it's a great idea.

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Someone on here went to the Mounds location and had a great experience with gluten-free. I tried to search for the thread but couldn't find it. I remember they talked to the chef and they accomadated them very well. My family will be going there later this year.

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This is an old thread but I just wanted to my experience to the list of happy customers of The Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City. We were there for a training conference. The chef came to speak with me before each meal and came up with such wonderful looking dishes that the others in my group were asking questions.

We also visited The Bowers Harbor Inn. There I was served ...... salad of greens, dried cherries, candied pecans and a cherry vinegrette......... thinnley sliced chicken breast, the only brussel sprouts I have ever liked, thinnley sliced tomato with a little more of the cherry vinegrette....... for desert........ fresh sliced pear and apple with madarin oranges...... there were a lot of local wines available but I choose a cranberry juice and vodka......

the lighting was romantic (to bad I was there with 30 or 40 co-workers), the ghost was quiet, the staff was very accommodating..... we had a wonderful time.....

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