Treehouse Villas
at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa


Overview

Nostalgic memories of childhood playtime translate into over-the-treetops family vacation time with the addition of the Treehouse Villas to Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Evoking a sense of adventure that makes kids feel more like grownups and grownups feel more like kids, the Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa combines a dash of luxury and comfort with the nostalgic memories of a childhood fortress.

Walt Disney World's Long History of Treehouse Living

A cherished Walt Disney World tradition from 1975-2002, the original octagonal treehouse villas were built on pedestals in forested glens, offering Guests breathtaking treetop views of the natural surroundings.

When designing the new Treehouse Villas accommodations, Disney Imagineers went to great lengths to ensure that the new villas would actually lessen the original villas' footprint. As a result, Disney Imagineers were able to reduce encroachment on the surrounding wetlands by 70 percent for each individual home site.

Treehouse Villas' Unique Construction Process

Rather than heading to the nearest hardware store to purchase a few 2 x 4's and a handful of nails, Disney Imagineers will break the typical treehouse mold with the construction of the Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. The construction process itself is unique, as crews assembled all 60 vacation homes onsite like a giant 3-D puzzle,

Treehouse Living With All the Comforts of Home

Designed in a style decreed "cabin casual," the Treehouse Villas offer much more than the rope ladder and snack stash typically found in childhood treehouses. Elevated 10 feet off the ground, these villas offer three bedrooms and two baths while comfortably accommodating up to nine Guests. An open kitchen boasts an island sink and a counter area offering seating for three, while a separate dining table seats up to six. In addition, flat-screen TVs are found in the living room and each bedroom, giving Guests an opportunity to catch up on the day's latest news stories or favorite TV shows while relaxing after a fun-filled day at Disney's theme parks. Throw in cathedral ceilings and granite countertops for a treehouse that surpasses every childhood expectation.

Resort Amenities

The Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa features its own planned pool area, in addition to sharing all that the main resort has to offer, including boat transportation between the Downtown Disney Area and the Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort dock, tennis courts, bicycle rental, a children's playground, a nearby spa and fitness center and High Rock Spring Pool, which boasts its own water slide and whirlpool spa.

Walt Disney World Resort made complimentary Wi-Fi service available in all of its hotels as of March 2012. See our Internet Access page for details.

Where are the Treehouse Villas located?

The Treehouse Villas are the newest addition of Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and is located on the resort grounds. However, the Treehouse Villas also have their own private entrance from Disney Vacation Club Way, just a short distance from the main entrance of Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.

Where do I check in for the Treehouse Villas?

Check in and check out for the Treehouse Villas is done at the Carraige House of Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.

I hear that there are no more room key cards at Disney resort hotels. How do I get into my room?

Walt Disney World has converted their room keys and admission tickets from plastic cards to MagicBands, flexible plastic wristbands, resembling a watch or bracelet, that use Radio Frequency (RF) technology. Your MagicBand is linked to your My Disney Experience (MDE) account (http://allears.net/tp/my-magic-plus.htm) and acts as your Disney resort room key. Simply touch the Mickey symbol on your MagicBand to the RFID reader near your room door to gain entry. Read about using MagicBands for park admission, FastPass+ and more here: http://allears.net/tp/magic-bands.htm

How do I travel to the main areas of the resort if I am staying in the Treehouse Villas?

Members and their Guests can either drive to the main areas of the resort, take the internal shuttle bus to The Springs stop or walk via the pedestrian path. The walking path extends from the Treehouse Villas to the rest of the resort via the Grandstand area.

How do I take Disney transportation to the theme parks from the Treehouse Villas?

There is no direct park service from the Treehouse Villas. You must take the internal shuttle bus to The Springs stop and change to a bus heading to your theme park of choice. There is boat service from the Treehouse Villas dock to the Carraige House at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa with continuing service to the West Side Dock at Downtown Disney. Those are the only three stops the boat makes.

What amenities are available at the Treehouse Villas?

Members and Guests staying in the Treehouse Villas have use of all amenities at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Additionally, each Treehouse Villa has a charcoal barbeque grill. There is also a leisure pool with a whirlpool spa that is centrally located.

How many Treehouse Villas are there?

There are 60 Treehouse Villas and each is approximately 10 ft. off the ground. Four of the Treehouse Villas are handicap accessible and include an entrance ramp. There are no elevators anywhere at the Treehouse Villas.

What is the maximum sleeping occupancy in each of the Treehouse Villas?

Each Treehouse Villa can sleep up to 9 Guests, plus a child under age 3 in a crib

How many bathrooms are there per Treehouse Villa?

The Treehouse Villas have two full bathrooms; one private bath off of the Master bedroom and a 2nd bathroom off of the living area. Point of information: none of the bathroom doors have locks on them.

How big are the Treehouse Villas?

Due to the unique octagonal shape, each Treehouse Villa is surprisingly spacious at approximately 1,074 square feet in size.

What are the DVC Vacation Point requirements for the Treehouse Villas?

The Vacation Points used to reserve a Treehouse Villa are the same as a Two-Bedroom Vacation Home at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa due to the similarity in sleeping capacity (up to 9 persons) and square footage.

What are the room prices?

Annual Passholders can sometimes get discounts on rooms, depending on season and availability.  January and September are good months to try for discounts.  Tax is not included in the prices.

Room Rack Rates can be found here.


Fun Facts

Disney Vacation Club has doubled its membership since 2004 to include more than 350,000 individual members from each U.S. state and approximately 100 different countries.

Environmental sensitivity was extremely important to Disney Imagineers when constructing the new Treehouse Villas.

As a result, 5,178 tons, or 65.22 percent, of materials from demolition were recycled, including concrete and metals.

When it comes to wiring, Disney Imagineers working on the Treehouse Villas went to great lengths to ensure every vacation home runs smoothly. Consequently, there are 87,858 lineal feet, or 16.6 miles, of wire for fiber optics, copper, telephones and CATV.

To support all 60 Treehouse Villas, there are a total of 480 concrete columns.

Quick Facts

Date Announced:
September 16, 2008

Completion Date:
June 1, 2009

Location/Geography:
Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa will be located within Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa near the Downtown Disney Area

Size:
Three bedrooms, two baths

Number of Units:
60 villas

Number of Guests per Unit:
Villas accommodate up to nine Guests

Bedding Sizes:
Master bedroom - Queen
Second bedroom - Queen
Third bedroom - Bunk
Living room - Queen-size sleeper sofa and sleeper chair