This year, for our annual back to school family retreat we decided to go to the Gaylord Texan Resort. It's right across the street from our other favorite, Great Wolf Lodge, and after visiting both here is my take:
The Gaylord Texan is pretty. Like, really pretty. It has a four acre atrium that is full of tropical foliage. Me likee.
Great Wolf certainly isn't an eye sore, but it is geared towards kids and its decor reflects that. Which is fine.
Gaylord is just prettier. There is no way around it.
Great Wolf has plenty of things for kids of all heights. Their water-park makes Gaylord's water-park look like a joke.
Gaylord's outdoor pool does stay open until mid-night so my kids were still thrilled.
And look how pretty:
What you will not see at Great Wolf Lodge: appropriately clothed, dry people who are relaxed, calm, and quiet.
Great Wolf Lodge has a Pizza Hut Express and a bakery that sells things covered in neon colored icing. Need I say more?
Dear Gaylord Texan,
Get over yourself.
Great Wolf is not cheap but there are not really any surprises.
Great Wolf sounds like a herd of wild, rabid hyenas at all times.
You family pics at Great Wolf will be deleted from your camera as soon as you see yourself.
Summer likes Gaylord Texan better.
Summer will never get to go to the Gaylord Texan again.