The Disney Saratoga Springs Resort is conveniently located within walking distance to the Downtown Disney Marketplace. This Vacation Club resort is absolutely huge and it is set up more like an apartment complexe rather that a normal hotel.
The resort has one main central building that houses the lobby where you'll find the front desk and concierge desk. There is also a small gift shop where guests can purchase groceries and a "grab n go" type of restaurant called The Artist Palette.
The decor of Disney Saratoga Springs resort was influenced by horse racing when back in the 1800s was in its heyday in upstate New York. Guests can choose to stay in the comfort of a studio, or one, two or even three bedroom units. These units are housed in apartment like buildings that are spread out around the property all located overlooking the Beauna Vista Golf Course.
If you want a more back to nature experience, then you might want to try out the new three bedroom tree house villas. Now this is my style of camping. This three bedroom unit is actually built around a real tree. Most kids and even adults find this to be a very fun and exciting way to stay and play while on a Disney World Vacation.
Disney Saratoga Springs Resort Rooms
All of the units at Disney Saratoga Springs resort has the same types of rooms as other Disney Vacation Club resorts. The description of these rooms can be found at our Disney Vacation Club Resorts page.
We have stayed in several different rooms at the Saratoga Springs resort. Here are some of the pictures of the master bedroom and master bath.
The kitchen of the one bedroom unit is spacious and has plenty of counter space.
In addition to all of these types of rooms, the Saratoga Springs resort also has the new Treehouse Villas which opened in late 2009.
There are 6 sections to Disney Saratoga Springs Resort:
The spacious vacation villas within each section at Disney Saratoga Springs Resort offer many comforts of home, such as full kitchens and washer and dryers, with charming Victorian touches. The 3-bedroom Grand Villas are large enough to sleep up to 12 people-ideal for large groups, like family reunions.
Nature lovers and Guests who are seeking a bit more privacy should check out the new Treehouse Villas. These stand-alone structures are elevated 10 feet off the ground on pedestals. The 60 three-bedroom vacation homes sleep 9 guests and feature modern luxuries such as cathedral ceilings, granite countertops.
Each Treehouse unit has three bedrooms and about 1,074 square feet. There is a queen-size bed in the master bedroom and the master bathroom has a whirlpool tub. The second bedroom has 1 queen-size bed and a third bedroom has 1 set of bunk beds. The full size living room has a queen-size sleeper sofa and a sleeper chair that converts into a twin size bed.
A flat screen TV can be found in the living room and in each bedroom. Each unit has a second bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry area with stacked washer and dryer and a second floor private deck.
Food and Drink at Disney Saratoga Springs Resort
The Turf Club Bar and Grill - overlooks the Buena Vista Golf Course at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort. While dining on delicious American fare, like burgers, ribs and seafood guests can take in the panoramic views of waterways and golf greens from this casual restaurant .
The Turf Club serves a variety of dishes for lunch and dinner. The menu is filled with Pasta dishes, salads, burgers and sandwiches. This casual restaurant's walls are decorated in Horseracing memorabilia and provide a relaxing club atmosphere where you can play pool, watch a sporting event, or simply enjoy a refreshing cocktail in the lounge. At night
The lights of Downtown Disney can be seen from the windows of the restaurant.
The Artist's Palette - restaurant at Disney Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a cozy space inspired by an artist's loft, with oversized paintings, and exposed brick walls. Guests can pick up groceries from the restaurant's market, or order custom-made sandwiches, salads, fresh-from-the-oven flatbreads and family-size entrees from the deli counter.
The Turf Club Bar - serves specialty drinks with names like The Winner's Circle, Side Bet, Millionaire's Margarita. Beer offerings include Saratoga Lager.
On The Rocks - pool bar is located near the High Rock Spring main pool.
Recreation and Activities at Disney Saratoga Springs Resort
Arcade - at the Win, Place or Show arcade you play a variety of video and pinball games at this high-tech game room located near High Rock Spring pool. The arcade is open from 8 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Barbecue Pavilion - Charcoal barbecue grills and picnic table are located near the quiet pools in The Grandstand, The Paddock and Congress Park sections of the Resort and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Barbecue utensils are available for check out with ID at Horsing Around Recreation Rentals.
Basketball courts - are located near the tennis courts. Courts are open from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Equipment is available at Horsing Around Recreation Rentals, with the last rental at 9:00 p.m.
Community Hall - is located next to Horsing Around Recreation Rentals. Ping pong, foosball, shuffleboard, arts and crafts and a variety of board games are all available here for guests to enjoy. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Health Club - at The Spa at Disney Saratoga Springs Resort features a cardiovascular room that includes treadmills, elliptical, regular and recumbent bicycles, and stair climbers. Weight room machines includes free weights and
personal trainers are available by appointment. Use of the Health Club facilities is complimentary for Resort Guests or for anyone purchasing a spa treatment. Both men and women's' locker rooms are available with Sauna, Whirlpool, and Steam Room.
The Horsing Around Recreation Rentals - is located near High Rock Springs pool. This is the place to rent a bicycle or sporting equipment for basketball, tennis and shuffleboard. Sporting equipment is available for rent from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Bikes are available from 9:00 a.m. to dusk.
Jogging Trails - there are 2 jogging trails at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Guests can choose from either a 0.8 mile or 1.44-mile path. Maps are available at the Resort Concierge at The Carriage House lobby.
The Lake Buena Vista Golf Course - is located near Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Tee times may be made in advance by calling the Master Starter at (407) WDW-GOLF or (407)-939-4653). Rates include greens fee and use of an electric golf cart. Rental clubs and private lessons are available.
The Playgrounds - at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa are located near The Paddock and Congress Park quite pools. The playgrounds are open from dawn to dusk. They provide a place for kids to climb, slide and have fun.
Pools - The High Rock Spring Pool is the feature pool at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. It is located near The Carriage House lobby and reception area. This heated Pool has a unique water slide and beautiful rockwork with cascading water that surround the zero-entry pool. There is also a play area that offers kids the chance to interact with a Donald Duck water sculpture. There are also 2 whirlpool hot tubs available for adult use. Disney trained lifeguards are on duty during High Rock Spring Pool hours. Quite pools are found in The Grandstand, The Paddock and Congress Park sections of the Resort.
The Spa at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort is located near The Carriage House lobby. The Spa embraces the wisdom of "Solas per Aqua," health through water. This style is reminiscent of historical Saratoga Springs, which is considered to be America's first Spa.
This full-service spa and salon offers single treatments, half-day or full-day treatments, including:
Hand and Foot Treatments
Couples' Relaxation Package
Spa treatments for Children between 4 to 12 years old
The spa is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily and is available to Resort Guests 14 and older. Guests younger than 14 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Call (407) 827-4455 to schedule an appointment. Guests under age 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call.
Shuffleboard courts - are located near the tennis courts. Courts are open from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Equipment is available at Horsing Around Recreation Rentals, with the last rental at 9:00 p.m.
Tennis - two clay tennis courts can be found near The Carriage House lobby at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. These no-fee courts are on a first-come, first-served basis. A Resort ID is required to enter the courts, and a room card will be held for racquet rental. Equipment is available at Horsing Around Recreation Rentals.
Open from 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., the tennis courts are available to all Resort Guests.
Private tennis lessons are offered daily at the Grand Floridian Tennis Center. For reservations and more information, please call (407) 621-1991. Guests under age 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call.
Shopping at Disney Saratoga Springs Resort
The Artist's Palette, located inside The Carriage House lobby area, carries a variety of gift and clothing items, as well as food and sundries.
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