- Traverse City, MI
Deep inside the confines of the Great Wolf Lodge is Camp Critter, a North Woods style-dining encampment. Amidst the Giant Oaks and campfires, campers may indulge their appetite for great food and drink at open site table seating on the forest floor, as well as pitched tent-seating alcoves.
Since most of Camp Critter’s visitors are from urban areas due to the Lodge's proximity to major cities, the McBride Company wanted to give guests a mini-vacation with the ability to explore outdoor environments. The design includes a mixture of fantasy elements for the kids and outdoor life features for the adults.
The McBride Company’s design goal was to extend the cozy atmosphere that comes with a magical campsite in the woods. The company identified elements like cloth tents complete with wooden stakes and gas lanterns that are particularly evocative of the camping culture and integrated them into the design of the space.