We love hearing fun stories from our guests, and this one we received recently from Rebecca in Northern Illinois had us smiling from ear to ear!

Rebecca wrote that she and her husband were feeling in a rut, and between their demanding careers and raising their teen children, they both were in desperate need of some fun. Rebecca told us she did some creative thinking, and decided to surprise her husband with a Wilderness getaway for just the two of them.

Here is what got us smiling…Because she and her husband are competitive, Rebecca wrote that she purchased a pair of Wild Fun Passes. She proceeded to challenge her husband to a laser tag shoot out in our laser tag arena, an indoor go-kart race and a laser maze contest. According to her, the stakes were high! If she won, the agreement was they would go to Polka Dot Pots and paint some pottery, but if he won, he decided that she would have to face her fears on a zip line tour! Rebecca was happy to report that they ended up painting some great coffee mugs and those mugs are now a daily reminder of the importance of having fun together.

Rebecca added that time was spent relaxing and reconnecting in our indoor/outdoor hot spas and at our new indoor swim-up bar.  She said the weekend left them refreshed and revived.

Thank you Rebecca for sharing such a fun and wonderful story, and allowing us to tell it. We’re glad that we were able to provide the perfect setting for this great idea!

Are you and your special someone competitive and in need of fun getaway? Consider doing what Rebecca and her husband Carl did!

This great story inspired us and got us thinking of other options you might want to look at to enhance a special couple’s weekend getaway at the Wilderness. Consider upgrading from our regular guest rooms to a room with a fireplace or a whirlpool, or even a two- bedroom deluxe condo at Glacier Canyon Lodge or how about a room with a view in a condo at Wilderness on the Lake. If you’re looking to add a more traditional romantic touch, a couple’s massage at Sundara or dinner at Field’s is sure to bring a smile to your sweetie! And, don’t forget to use this opportunity to indulge in some amazing truffles or fudge at Goody Gum Drop Candy Shop located in our Wild West lobby or relaxing over a giant margarita that you can share at our indoor swim-up bar!

Do you have a fun story about a recent visit you had to the Wilderness? If so, email it to us at [email protected]. If we share your story on our blog, we’ll send you a $100 gift card.