Vermont is known for its natural, primarily forested landscape and the golden nectar that is maple syrup. What most people don’t know about Vermont is that it’s not just cozy cabanas and ski resorts, Vermont has so much to offer if you’re in the market for a water park vacation.
Pump House Jay Peak Resort is the only indoor waterpark in Vermont where you’ll be protected from the cold. During the summer the retractable roof opens to let in the warm, sunny days.
Pump House features the Double Barrel Flowrider—a cross between skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding (minus the kneepads, sharks, and snow.
The Big River winds lazily around the border of the entire park. It didn’t end up getting called a Lazy River because it’s anything but. It has rapids around several turns, exploding depth charges, and strong currents.
Mill Pond kids’ play area is a nod to the smallest. It has a graduated entry point perfect for small feet, a wild play structure with requisite water cannons, and a tipping water bucket.
The deepwater activity pool features a tall climbing wall and basketball area, fun for all ages.
La Chute the drop slide. It stands an impressive 65’ in the air and actually protrudes from the building in a more than foreboding way.
Jay Peak is a ski hill and always will be. But, over the years, Jay has become so much more than just the best snow in the east. They now have activities for all ages, tastes, and abilities that range from arcade games and everything in between.
While relaxing at the water park you can rent a Pump House Cabana, which offers the perfect opportunity to get away from it all, while still being in the middle of it all. Six Cabanas are situated in various prime locations throughout the Pump House. These are the perfect spots to stage for a day of fun with the family.
The water park costs: $100 for any days the waterpark is open for a 4hr block (Fridays and Sundays in June, September, and October)
$150 for any full days (all Saturdays June, September, October, and Thursday-Sunday in July & August)
At Jay Peak, nearly all of their lodging is located near (or in some cases practically on) their championship golf course, and within walking distance of the Pump House Indoor Waterpark and Ice Haus Indoor Arena.
Kahuna Laguna brings a piece of the Hawaiian Islands to the East Coast. This family-friendly indoor water park coupled with the bucolic landscapes of Vermont makes it the ideal place for a joyful water park day.
The main attraction of any indoor water park has to be its water slides and rides, and Kahuna Laguna delivers!
Shoot down high-speed twists and turns into the massive pool below from the exhilarating 3-story water slide tower. Or forget your Vermont and brave the waves at Kahuna Laguna’s massive wave pool.
You’ll lack for nothing while at Kahuna Laguna. You’ll find a café serving hot meals and ice-cold refreshments, as well as the state-of-the-art Aloha Arcade, which makes for the perfect end-of-day activity after an afternoon of water park fun.
If you’re a bigger group, make sure to grab yourselves a pass through Kahuna Laguna’s website for a hefty discount.
The Great Escape Lodge is just across the border, so its technically New York, but it is well worth the small detour, as it’s home to one of the most celebrated indoor water parks in the US, Six Flags.
The Tall Timbers Treehouse at Six Flags is loaded with water guns, fountains, and slides that are perfect for younger kids.
If you’re more of a thrill-seeker, then the Avalanche or the Glacier Run should be more up your alley. Glacier Run takes you on a 41 feet descent through a series of twists, turns, and loops that’ll have you screaming in excitement by the time you splash into the pool below.
Great Escape Lodge has everything you need for the ideal family vacation. Not only is it surrounded by natural beauty, Great Escape Lodge is home to a game center with over 45 arcade games, a huge food court, and last but not least, a sprawling theme park with over 135 high-speed attractions.
Great Escape Lodge offers hotel rooms, and discounts for large groups, so make sure to look through their website before booking, in case you qualify for a nice discount.
The Pump House waterpark at the Jay Peak resort. The little ones will love their Mill Pond with a wild play structure, water cannons and a tipping bucket. Rumor has it that the bucket fill with syrup during late March so bring your pancakes.
Vermont has only one indoor waterpark, the Pump House at the Jay Peak resort. You can book your tickets at any time of the year!
Jay Peak's Pump House waterpark. Besides their highly praised waterpark, that's open year-round—Jay Peak is also a four-season resort in Northern Vermont, close to Canada and it features an ice arena, brand new rec center, championship golf course, easygoing disc golf course, and the East's best skiing and snowboarding.
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