Recently I had the opportunity to take a hard hat tour (no photos were allowed) of Disney Vacation Club’s newest property, Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Copper Creek is part of the overall Wilderness Lodge property, which, once open, will house guest rooms at the Wilderness Lodge (south side) Boulder Ridge and the Copper Creek cabins.
Ken Potrock, SVP & GM Disney Vacation Club & Adventures by Disney, spoke with a group of local media recently about the new resort: “This will be the first DVC property to have 5 types of room accommodations with studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom villas as well as the new cabins. Our guests have told us they don’t want any old hotel, they want themed hotels. They want a hotel that has a back story. They want to hear “is there a connection to Walt Disney?”
And the Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge will do just that — combining the history of decades of the railroad bringing people west.
I had the opportunity to talk with Imagineer Mitch Mioelli, project manager of Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. He shared additional elements of the theming.
Additional enhancements are part of the new Copper Creek Villas and Cabins including a new swimming area and the recently open Geyser Point Bar and Grill which boasts great views of Bay Lake.
The unique menu highlights an array of flavors from bison burgers with Tillamook cheddar and a house-smoked salmon BLT with lemon-caper mayonnaise to innovative small plates, craft beers and signature cocktails in the lounge.
During my visit to the Copper Creek Villas and Cabins, I also had the opportunity to speak with Chef Michael Gonsalves and Geyser Point’s Proprietor Stephanie about the unique food and beverage offerings.
The official opening of the Copper Creek Villas and Cabins is July 17, 2017. At that time, Roaring Fork and the Trout Pass Pool Bar will reopen as well.