Wilderness Lodge has been on my bucket list of places to stay on property at Disney since it was built. Thanks to being a Disney Vacation Club member, we were able to finally make it happen. The wait was worth it.
We stayed in the newly remodeled Copper Creek Villas, which are part of the Disney Vacation Club area of the resort main building.
The rooms are decorated and designed with a pioneer, modern industrial feel. Our villa was a one bedroom, with a pullout couch in the living area for the girls.
Spacious enough kitchen, with a pretty large table, and bench seating on one side. We like to take food to make at least a couple meals in the room. It’s convenient and saves us a little money on food.
Bathroom area had shower, sink, and toilet in one room, then tub and sink in the other. This is helpful when a family of four is getting ready. One of my favorite touches is the glass window between the tub room and bedroom. It is stunning. especially at night when in the bathroom light is on.
Our room had two balconies, which overlooked the Cooper Creek Springs Pool, Bay Lake, Copper Creek Falls, Fire Rock Geyser and also faced toward Magic Kingdom. We could not see the park, but could see some of the higher fireworks at night.
We enjoyed walking the resort, and grounds. In the Boulder Ridge DVC building, there was a sitting room with games. Jojo likes all the different sitting areas. She wants to come here to do her school work, (we homeschool). There are lots of rocking chairs and fireplaces, for that cozy mountain feel.
The grand fireplace in the main resort lobby is amazing.
The Cascade Cabins are along the waterfront, which you can see in our video. We walked the boardwalk, and these cabins are now on my bucket list. The kids got a kick out of all the tadpoles in the water.
We spent our afternoons at the Boulder Ridge Cove pool. Both days we had one of the covered areas with couches and chairs. Perfect for relaxing by the pool with our speaker playing music.
Geyser Point Bar & Grill offers poolside service of food & drinks. We had the Shrimp on a Wire and the Bison Cheeseburger. The bison burger was so good, we shared it both days. My favorite adult drink was the Banana Cabana,
Depending which parks and resorts you visit, there are a couple different transportation options. You can get to Magic Kingdom or Contemporary via boat. All other parks are via bus. You can get creative and mix up boat to MK, then monorail to several resorts, or to Epcot too. You can also take boat to MK, then to bus area to get to any other resort. I really like being able to take the boats. This time we got to see the water parade while waiting for a boat back from Contemporary Resort.
Roaring Fork is a quick service food option, and we had snacks two of the nights. The girls enjoyed a S’mores Donut and the Campfire Cupcake.
Whispering Canyon Cafe is a fun place to eat. We had breakfast one morning. Western fare and antics aplenty, is how they describe it. Three of us had the All-You-Care-to-Enjoy Breakfast Skillet, and Anna had the Banana Bread French Toast. Just don’t forget to ask for the ketchup. LOL!!! You can see what happens in our video!!
Matt and I celebrated our 21st anniversary during our stay. It was a Magical way to spend time together. We even managed to sneak away for dinner on our own.
There are several more dining options, but this is just what we experienced during our time. Of all the resorts we have stayed in, this is my second favorite, and I would love to stay here again.
It is no surprise that Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has earned the ACE Project of Excellence Award from the American Resort Development Association for its design, operations and more!
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