When it comes to Magic Kingdom-area resorts, the Monorail loop hotels (Disney’s Contemporary, Polynesian Village Resort, and Grand Floridian) often get all the hype. But, what about Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort?!
Recently, we enjoyed a stay at a Deluxe Studio at the Copper Creek Villas at Wilderness Lodge, which is the Disney Vacation Club section of the resort. Thinking of staying at this spot? If so, here’s EVERYTHING you need to know, from the resort atmosphere to what this kind of hotel room has to offer you and your family!
The resort is themed to the Pacific Northwest and is actually modeled after the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park!
Look around, and you’ll see American craftsmanship, lots of wood, and nods to native Americans with totem poles, headdresses, and more.
It’s also hard to ignore the massive stone fireplace in the lobby.
Remember how we mentioned Old Faithful? Wilderness Lodge has its very own waterfalls, hot springs…
….and geyser, the latter of which will erupt from time to time!
That flowing water even runs right into the lobby, bringing more of that Pacific Northwest natural vibe indoors.
There are four dining options at Wilderness Lodge. There are two Table Service locations, Artist Point, which has a Story Book Dining Experience with Snow White, the Seven Dwarves, and the Evil Queen and serves food themed to the first full-length animated feature film. This location, however, is currently closed.
Geyser Point Bar & Grill serves lounge bites with Pacific Northwestern twists, like Roasted Salmon or a Bison Burger with Marionberry Sauce.
It’s also a great spot to hang out with the AllEars team!
Wilderness Lodge also features two pools, the Copper Creek Springs Pool, which is spilled into by the nearby bubbling creek and geyser. This pool features a waterslide built into the rocks and hot tubs. (This pool was closed for refurbishment during our stay.)
Wilderness Lodge’s location near Magic Kingdom on the water means you can travel to the Magic Kingdom via water taxi. Disney buses are also available.
It’s a BEAUTIFUL resort, and one of the resorts at Walt Disney World worth visiting even if you aren’t staying there. But we DID stay there. So, how was that deluxe studio villa?!
The first thing you notice when walking in is the entryway with a sliding glass mirror door so you can check your outfit before heading to the parks!
On the opposite side of that floor length mirror, you’ll notice a kitchenette, which features plenty of essentials, like a microwave, BIG coffeepot, mini fridge, and sink!
Around the corner, you’ll spot the bathroom area. The sink is outside the toilet and tub so one person can get ready while another showers for the day!
The sink has a gorgeous granite countertop and came with individual hand soap and body lotion.
The studio has two different options for the restroom, one with a tub/shower and another with walk in shower for wheelchair accessibility. Ours had a tub and shower.
And, yes, in that tub, there are MORE individual bath products by H2O+.
The showerhead had a removable portion and hose, so you can clean thoroughly after a long day at the parks!
The bathroom featured a glass shower door, which is easy to clean. And the artwork carries through some of the theme from the lobby, with a totem pole painting.
You’ll see more of those touches of the Pacific Northwest and the sort of national park theme with these patches, which represent areas around the resort!
The room isn’t heavily themed, but these touches are nice, like this painting of a gorgeous mountainscape.
That’s the walls, of course. On the floor, there was a queen bed…
…and a sofa…
…which pulls out into a queen size bed.
This room could comfortably sleep four (unlike spots like the Polynesian bungalows, this room does not have a pullout bed under the TV). However, it should be noted that the sofa bed isn’t the comfiest bed in the world, so be warned if you’re those third and fourth travelers. When the bed is tucked in, there’s room for a coffee table in the “living room.”
That’s not your average coffee table, though! It pulls out further, perfect if you have to do any blogging from your laptop!
If you are sitting, though, you’ll see a flat screen TV and some very rustic drawers.
And a two-seat table for morning meals or coffee.
And that mirror looks like it’s made from a tree trunk! It’s gorgeously detailed, and honestly, we kind of want one.
We could stare at this mirror all day, but then we’d miss out on this gorgeous patio.
The views were as pretty as the patio.
Back to the room, there’s a GREAT advantage to Disney resorts — all the storage space! We already saw all of the drawers beneath the TV… But then, there are surprises.
This bench? It’s no ordinary bench! It doubles as a drawer!
And there’s tons of space under the bed for your big suitcases and other large items. They just slide on in, helping to keep your space tidy.
And, of course, there are classic side table drawers.
There’s a lot of function to be had here!
Overall, we loved this spot. Wilderness Lodge is a beautiful resort from its lobby with its national park theme and wooden and water details. If we had to pick any room to stay at in this resort, the Copper Creek villa rooms are truly beautiful, with fresh details and a new feel. It’s roomy enough for a small family or a couple, and we appreciated all of the function and storage in the bedroom.
There are some issues that may arise if four adults were to stay specifically in the studio. The pullout bed wasn’t overly comfortable, and there’s just one bathroom, which could be quite in demand in the morning or at night. But, once again, for two adults or two adults and a couple of kids, this would work quite well.
We booked last-minute stay by renting DVC points through David’s DVC Rentals! If you have any questions on renting other’s DVC points through the site, you can find answers here!
If you want a full overlook at the hotel, be sure to check out Molly’s tour of the best parts of Disney’s Wilderness Resort!
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