What you need to know about the Timber Ridge Lodge?

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“Enjoy the cozy ambience of Timber Ridge Lodge and Waterpark at Grand Geneva, featuring spacious suites with kitchenettes, whirlpool tubs, private bedrooms, fireplaces and a year-round waterpark! And because Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark is part of The Grand Geneva Resort, you’ll get to experience all the amenities of a world-class destination, for the perfect family vacation.”

→ My Comments and Recommendation

Timber Ridge’s Specs and Details

The suites at Timber Ridge Lodge include private bedrooms, a kitchenette, a whirlpool bath, a fireplace, and access to the lodge’s famous indoor/outdoor waterpark. Choice between one bedroom suite or two bedroom. Also included:

  • Four waterpark passes (additional passes can be purchased)
  • A private balcony
  • Televisions with VCRs
  • High speed Internet access
  • Daily newspaper
  • In-room bottled water (two/night)
  • Four arcade tokens per room, per night
  • In-room coffee
  • Mircrowave and Regrigerator
  • Much more

What you need to know about the Timber Ridge Lodge?


At Timber Ridge Lodge there is Smokey’s Bar-B-Que House which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It offers casual, family oriented dining; features ribs, chicken, and pork barbeque.

Also available is the Hungary Moose Food Court which offers a variety of snacks as wells as healthy foods, including lots of fresh fruit and some salads– all of which is reasonably priced. For more upscale dining, Grand Geneva Resort is just next door and easily accessible.

Special Notice:

The arcade center found at Timber Ridge Lodge is very nice. It has a wide variety of arcades and games to choose from for all ages. If your kids like arcades, they will definitely enjoy this one.

Also, special activities are planned throughout the day for the younger kids which adds an additional bonus for families with kids.

My Comments and Recommendation

Stay at Timber Ridge Lodge if… you have young kids (low-teens and below) or if you have a family that will use the amenities provided by Grand Geneva, yet at the same time, require a larger, more family-oriented room.

Timber Ridge is very family friendly. The waterpark is an excellent source of fun and activity for especially younger kids. In addition, the Coyote’s Cave arcade is a great place for the young teens to have a lot of fun as it offers a great variety of games and is very complete. Also, as mentioned above, activities planned througout the day will provide that extra little something to keep you activce throughout the day. Furthermore, satying at Timber Ridge will enable you to take advantage of Grand Geneva and all that they offer. This includes the horse stables and extras such as the spa and recreation center. These things do cost extra, but they are well worth the price. Baby-sitting is also available through Grand Geneva Resort if you and your spouse need some time to yourseves.

The suites are on the spacious side as well as very clean and well-equipped. Some guests mention that their rooms are more like a condo as they have a full kitchen, dining room, bedroom with TV, and living area with couch and TV as well as a (small but do-able) balcony. This being the case, they are great for families since you won’t find the extra room anywhere else.

Timber Ridge also offers some of the best off-season (winter) accomodations as it is for the most part all-inclusive with its restaurants, waterpark, activities, and spacious rooms for staying inside. Also, during off-season, Timber Ridge Lodge is less crowded and offers extras such as skiing (through Grand Geneva).

Though Timber Ridge is not located on the Geneva Lake, it is situated on the grounds of the world-class resort of Grand Geneva. This places it in a cozy, beautiful location that is set apart from the town of Lake Geneva but, at the same time, close enough to the town that all it takes is a two-minute drive to reach the city. The atmosphere is very inviting as well as family-welcoming. Therefore, it is very much recommended if you are looking for a great family vacation experience.

Though, at times, Timber Ridge Lodge can be on the pricey side, they do offer some great mid-week packages that are very accommodating and very affordable.


  • If you plan on using the extra ammenities of Grand Geneva, such as the spa, make sure to book reservations beforehand to guarantee an open spot.