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The Wilderness Lodge is a joint property. It is both a Disney Vacation Club property and a traditional Walt Disney World Resort.
The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge are a Disney Vacation Club Resort. The resort is divided into 2 properties, Cooper Creek Villas and Boulder Ridge Villas on Disney World’s website, but we combine them here for simplicity.
There are two buildings and a collection of cabins along the lakefront at the Wilderness Lodge. The main building houses traditional guest rooms and DVC studios and suites. There is a second newer building that houses DVC studios and suites and a collection of new cabins along the lakeside which are DVC properties called the Cascade Cabins.
Chronologically, the main building came first and was entirely traditional rooms. Then the DVC building was built next door. This was how things for many years but then some rooms in the main building were given over to DVC and the cabins on the lake added. At this time the 2 different DVC names came into being to differentiate between the properties.
The original main building housed the traditional guest rooms and Cooper Creek Villas. Cooper Creek Villas also has the lakeside cabins.
The separate DVC building is now called Boulder Ridge Villas.
The one and only lobby and front desk is in the main building.
All major common areas (front desk/bellhop services, dining, and merchandise) are in the original main building.
For info on the traditional resort rooms see our Wilderness Lodge Page
The look and feel of the Wilderness Lodge was inspired by national-park lodges of the early 20th century. There is lots of stonework and exposed timber. The lobby soars eight stories and has huge totem poles and a stone fireplace, which represent the various levels of the Grand Canyon strata as it rises through the lobby.
Boulder Ridge Villas
- Deluxe Studio: $424 – $826 – With 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa and 1 Single Pull Down Bed. Spacious accommodations include a kitchenette with small fridge and microwave, and porch or balcony. Views of Pool, Woodlands, Courtyard, or Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort Hotel.
- 1 Bedroom Villa: $731 – $1108 – With 1 King Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa. Great for families, Villa acommodations include full kitchen, washer, dryer, and porch or balcony. Views of Pool, Woodlands, Courtyard, or Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort Hotel.
- 2 Bedroom Villa: $2538 – $4232 – With 1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa. Great for large families, Villa accommodations include full kitchen, 2 full bathrooms, washer, dryer. Views of Pool, Woodlands, Courtyard, or Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort Hotel.
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins
- Deluxe Studio: $424 – $826 – With 1 Queen Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa. Spacious accommodations include a kitchenette with small fridge and microwave, and porch or balcony. Most rooms are located on the 1st floor. Views of Pool, Bay Lake, Woodlands, Courtyard, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge or Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
- Deluxe Studio with Walk In Shower: $424 – $826 – With 1 Queen Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa. Spacious accommodations include a kitchenette with small fridge and microwave, and porch or balcony. Views of Pool, Bay Lake, Woodlands, Courtyard, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge or Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
- 1 Bedroom Villa: $765 – $1230 – With 1 King Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa. Great for families, villas include a full kitchen and a split bathroom that features 2 sink areas. Views of Pool, Bay Lake, Woodlands, Courtyard, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge or Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
- 2 Bedroom Villa: $1242 – $2271 – With 1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa. Great for large families, villa includes a full kitchen and 2 bathrooms with 4 sink areas. Views of Pool, Bay Lake, Woodlands, Courtyard, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge or Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
- Cabin: $2350 – $4424 – With 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa and 1 Single Pull Down Bed and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair. Two-Bedroom waterfront cabin features a full kitchen with an island, private porch with a hot tub. Views of Bay Lake.
- 3 Bedroom Grand Villa: $2482 – $4672 – With 1 King Bed and 4 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa. Grand villas includes a full kitchen with an island, formal dining area and 3 full bathrooms. Views of Pool, Bay Lake or Courtyard.
Disney DVC Resort
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Storybook Dining at Artist Point – D$$$ – Table Service – This fine dining restaurant features a Snow White themed Character Dining experience every evening. A few of the offerings are, beef stew, pork shank, and roast chicken.
Whispering Canyon Café – B$ LD$$ – Table Service – This rowdy location is just off the lobby and offers both family style and individual meals. Grilled western buffalo meatloaf, citrus-glazed rainbow trout, oak-roasted pork loin chop, and grilled New York strip steak are some of the dinner offerings. Note Servers are known to engage in over the top guest interactions when “set off” by such things as: asking for ketchup, informing them of a birthday in the party, dropping your silverware, or asking where the bathroom is.
Roaring Fork – BLD$ – Quick Service – You will find typical breakfast items available and the lunch/dinner menu offers items such as: Soups, salads, pasta of the day, sandwiches, burgers, chicken nuggets, and pizza.
Geyser Point Bar & Grill – BLD$ – Quick Service – This poolside eatery offers Scrambled eggs, pancakes, and wraps among other things. For lunch and dinner enjoy burgers, sandwiches, and salads with specialty cocktails, beer, wine, and sangria.
The Territory Lounge is the Lobby Bar
Trout Pass is the Pool Bar
Two Pools – Copper Creek Springs Pool and Hidden Springs Pool
Copper Creek Springs Pool – Follow the bubbling Silver Creek to discover a dazzling heated pool surrounded by pine trees and boulders. Zip down the exciting 67-foot waterslide built into the rocks and relax in the hot and cold whirlpool spas.
Boulder Ridge Cove Pool – Retreat to this leisure pool which, along with a whirlpool spa, is nestled amongst the Villas.
Kiddy Splash Area – Children can even enjoy a bubbling, squirting play area adjacent to the Copper Creek Springs Pool.
Bus transportation is available to all Disney World guest areas
Playground – Children 5 to 12 years of age can climb and slide to their hearts’ content on the beach playground.
Bike and Surrey Bike Rentals – Enjoy meandering woodland trails on a bicycle from Teton Boat & Bike Rentals.
Movies Under the Stars – Watch favorite Disney films on the moonlit shores of Bay Lake.
Wilderness Lodge Campfire Activities – Gather ‘round as the sun goes down for old-fashioned family fun as you roast marshmallows by a crackling fire.
Arcade – Buttons and Bells Arcade. Aim for the high score at this exciting arcade, offering games both classic and contemporary.
Jogging Trail – 2.5 miles through lush meadows and pine and cypress groves. Or explore the 0.75-mile shaded fitness trail and bike path that connects the Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness.
Guest Laundry – A 24-hour self-service laundry room is available just beyond Roaring Fork. For dry cleaning and valet laundry service, please select “Housekeeping” on your Guest Room phone.
Spa & Fitness – Soothe your mind at Sturdy Branches Health Club—a full-service facility and sauna with massage and facial services.
Motorized Boat Rentals – Cruise around Seven Seas Lagoon aboard a motorized boat from Teton Boat & Bike Rentals.
Sailboat Rentals – Zip around Bay Lake on a 12-foot sailboat, available from the Marina, Teton Boat & Bike Rentals.
Fishing – Reel in the fun with a guided excursion—perfect for seasoned sportsmen and amateur wranglers alike!
A Magic Kingdom Area Resort
Bus transportation is available to all Disney World guest areas. Boat Transportation is also available to the Contemporary Resort, Fort Wilderness, and the Magic Kingdom.
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The Wilderness and Animal Kingdom Lodges are the most economical of the Deluxe Resorts. This is due to their remoteness and total reliance on Disney bus transportation to all points on property versus the options other Deluxe Resorts have (Monorail, boat, walking).
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