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“Child-friendly with unbeatable customer service”
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Wildwood Resort
New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Child-friendly with unbeatable customer service”
Reviewed May 11, 2010

The resort was easy to find and well-marked from the highway with consistent "Wildwood" signs at every turn. The staff was helpful and prompt through all of my correspondence before we came to stay, helping with items we should bring, the location of a local grocery store, and so on. The cabins were spacious, wonderful, clean, and convenient. When we arrived there was staff on hand waiting (since the office was closed) to personally give us directions to our cabin and offered to lead us down there with the golf cart.

BEST of all (because we had three toddlers amongst our two families) cabin 13 was absolutely perfect for young kids! Shirley had recommended 13 because of the open area in the living room, and her recommendation was spot-on. Other aspects of the cabin that we found perfect for little guys: the fact that there were no handles on the cabinets in the kitchen and no glass on the front of the TV stand. The pictures were hung high on the wall. There was literally nothing to break! We did not have to baby-proof at all really! Cabin 13 has two full baths (one with a shower/bath combo and one with a shower) and a sink in the hallway, maximizing the amount of multi-tasking you can do with two families. Additionally, there is enough floor room to move one of the single mattresses down to sleep a toddler closer to the floor in the bedroom. Or, alternatively (as we did) fit a pack and play in one of the rooms.

We enjoyed feeding the ducks, peacock, and geese and roaming around the grounds. Most of all, may I offer a truly hearty THANK YOU for the exceptional customer service that Shirley offered while we were staying at Wildwood. We had had a miscommunication at some point regarding when your pools would open (one of the primary reasons we had booked at your resort). Apparently they traditionally open Memorial Day Weekend. While they were not open while we were there, Shirley called the pool guy who advised that while it was a little dirty with leaves it was safe to swim and we were permitted to splash around in the kiddy pool for a short period of time. I believe he had even noted that he would come out, however he was attending a wedding. This truly meant a lot to our families, and it was greatly appreciated. 10/10 for customer service. The child pool was perfect at only about 1 foot deep at it's deepest point. It's in the sun, so the water was warm, but there were shaded areas and benches for the children. Additionally there were many (I saw at least four) swing and slide sets placed strategically around the grounds. AND, surprisingly the pier is slatted such that it is fairly safe for small children (I say fairly safe, but there are still areas that a dedicated child could work through). I still say pretty surprising considering!

We shall definitely be back as soon as we can find the time, and we shall be bringing more friends next time!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Lumberton, TX
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Reviewed June 1, 2009

My wife and I spent 2 days at WIldwood and it was awesome. We stayed in #33 Lodge. It was 1500 sq.ft and well equipped with everything you need, including a romantic jacuzzi and fireplace. We paid $460.00 total for both nights and it was well worth the money. The 6 stocked ponds were fabulous as well as the covered and lighted fishing pier. We sat on the front porch in the rocking chairs and swing in the mornings and afternoon and just relaxed The ONLY bad thing was the swimming pools were only 3 feet deep. Other than that, everything was fine. It was so calm and peaceful. There is a grocery store in Zwolle that is about 10 min away and the restaurant there is Bill & Sissy's. Its decor is redneckish but the food it is greatand real reasonable. We are making plans for our next trip there now.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Lafayette, LA
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Reviewed August 14, 2006

Wildwood Resort is a place that both families and couples would enjoy. It is on Toledo Bend Lake about 45 minutes west of Many. It offers 30 cabins and lodges on 40 hilly wooded acres (with 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms). They have four swimming pools (two are for little kids), six stocked ponds, petting zoo, boat rentals and guided fishing charters. The kids truly enjoyed the swimming pools, the petting zoo (deer and donkeys), the rolling hills and the pier on the lake. They also loved going out on the paddleboat that was provided for free.

A few negatives about the facility: although Wildwood Resort promotes its lodging as "luxurious," our cabin was merely OK. In fact, it seemed to be a converted mobile home. The outdoor light did not work and the front door was quite difficult to shut. The one bathroom was tiny and dark. There was no telephone. Also, one of the pools was dirty and some of the cabins were very close together.

However, our cabin was comfortable and a reasonable cost for the weekend: $105/night. There are other "lovebug" cabins for couples that provide much more upscale features like a jacuzzi tub and fireplace (about $150/night). Our cabin did have plush new beds and a huge flat-screen TV, so it looks like the owners are making an effort. I just think they need to drop the "luxury" adjective for the more common type of cabin that we rented.

Summing up, it's a beautiful place with lots to do. If you don't fish, there are trails to hike and a gorgeous recreational area (San Miguel Recreational Area) right next door. Grocery stores and restaurants are within a reasonable distance. Check it out!
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Property: Wildwood Resort
Address: 129 Wildwood Rd, Zwolle, LA 71486-3648
Location: United States > Louisiana > Zwolle
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Zwolle
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Wildwood Hotel Zwolle

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