Wisconsin Resorts Pursue Full Range of Expansion Strategies

By | June 13, 2018

Major operators like Kalahari and Great Wolf are turning the Wisconsin Dells community, already well-established as the “Waterpark Capital of the World,” into a year-round destination by catering more to reunions and kid-free weekend getaways and by adding in-house spas. And properties like the Sundara Inn & Spa, located next to the Wild Rock Golf […]


Farm-to-Fork at a Water Park? Great Wolf to Step Up F&B at First Illinois Resort

By | August 2, 2017

When the resort operator opens its new Gurnee, Ill. property next year, F&B offerings will include Barnwood, a restaurant serving locally sourced small plates and craft cocktails that will also be open to non-resort customers. Great Wolf will also try to tap into the emerging food-hall trend with a multi-restaurant, open-seating dining area anchored by four diverse eateries featuring “higher-end, family-friendly” offerings.


Plot for Planned Cambrian Resort Up for Auction

By | May 13, 2016

Plans for the Wisconsin Dells, Wis., resort have fallen through, and just over 100 acres are available for purchase, with a list price of $3.5 million and an opening bid of $1.6. The property includes a sandy beach, rock formations, and lots for condominiums, some of which have already been sold.


Fond du Lac, Wis., Courses Invest in FootGolf

By | May 7, 2015

Rolling Meadows GC is adding nine holes to its FootGolf course this week after the first nine were installed in October, while Thornbrook GC’s FootGolf layout is projected to reopen in June. Rolling Meadows course manager David Brandenburg said adding the sport has made the course more family-friendly.