The villas sit in a separate five story structure with the same intricate Northwest lodge details as the main resort.
The fifth of Disney’s Vacation Club Resorts to open, the Villas at Wilderness Lodge have suites that range in size from studios with kitchenettes to two-bedroom villas with two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen each, and sleeping accommodations for up to eight people on a combination of beds and sleeper sofas. The one and two bedroom villas also feature whirlpool bathtubs.
Members of the vacation club can book space at the Villas through the timeshare, while non-members can secure reservations in the same way that they would book a standard hotel room.
Guests of the Villas can take advantage of several restaurants located in the main building of the Wilderness Lodge Resort.
This western-themed café serves hearty food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Start off the day with buttermilk pancakes, or finish it off with barbeque ribs while surrounded by Americana emblematic of the wild West.
Roaring Fork is a combination snack bar and arcade where Wilderness Lodge guests can order breakfast or grab a quick meal during the day. It is located near to the beautiful landscaping of the Silver Creek Springs pool.
The signature restaurant at Wilderness Lodge fully embodies the spirit of the resort. The wide dining hall with the feel of a Pacific Northwest national park lodge brings a bit of the wilderness inside, but there is nothing primitive about the cuisine. With an emphasis on seafood and game, Artist Point serves fresh seasonal dishes accompanied by an exceptional wine list featuring wines exclusively from the Pacific Northwest region. The wide windows of the restaurant look out over Bay Lake and over the Silver Creek Springs pool area.
Sturdy Branches Health Club
This health club is free for guests 14 and older to use, and stays open from 6am until 9pm every day. There is a cardiovascular room as well as a weight room, and lockers are also available. At the end of your workout, you can spend time relaxing in the soothing steam of the sauna.
Carolwood Pacific Railroad Room
The Carolwood Pacific Railroad Room, one of several quiet sitting rooms where Wilderness Lodge guests can gather to socialize, read or play games, has two different inspirations. The design replicates the hotel that housed the workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad. It was also inspired by a man who famously adored trains from the time he was a boy – Walt Disney himself.
As a child living on Carolwood Drive Disney built a replica train set that he named the Carolwood Pacific Railroad, and a few cars from that set are on display in the room. Railroad images can also be seen in details throughout the room, such as a steam engine in the iron fireplace grill.
Silver Creek Springs Pool
The main Silver Creek Springs pool at Wilderness Lodge is surrounded by trees and landscaped with boulders, and fed by a spring that bubbles up from inside the lobby itself and down over a 15-foot waterfall. The pool features a rocky waterslide and a hot tub for relaxing.
In addition to the main pool, Wilderness Lodge has a second smaller pool called Hidden Springs for guests to use. Both pools have poolside lounges that serve drinks and snacks.
Cub’s Den is a supervised children’s activity center where children can have an afternoon night of fun surrounded by other kids. It also frees their adults to enjoy a night out “on the town”. The center is open from 3pm until midnight, and advance reservations are almost always necessary.
Villas a Step Away from the Magic Kingdom
For vacation club members and non-members alike, villas are the ultimate luxury choice for an extended Disney vacation. The Villas at Wilderness Lodge have the additional advantage of close proximity to Disney World’s most popular park – the Magic Kingdom.