The Villas at the Disney Wilderness Lodge
The Villas at the Disney Wilderness Lodge resort is the only Disney Vacation Club property where we have yet to stay. We have however visited on several occasions and enjoyed a meal or two from several of the restaurants at the nearby Wilderness Lodge.
We love to walk around the resort to take in the sights like the geyser that erupts every hour on the hour. We also like that you can hear crickets chirping as you walk along the paths that meander around the property.
On our visits we have discovered that this is a very comfortable and peaceful resort that focuses on nature and the great outdoors. The decor and architecture of the resort honors early American craftsmanship and artistry. The Villas at the Disney Wilderness Lodge is a resort where you can relax with your family in cozy and comfortable accommodations that are accented with Native American flourishes and intricate details.
The Villas at the Disney Wilderness Lodge Rooms
What sets this resort apart from others is that the natural beauty of the great outdoors is carried over into the decor of the rooms as well as the lobby and other community areas. Each room has rustic design elements that invite guests to relax amidst the soothing warm colors and Mission-style furniture. The atmosphere is so comfortable that you might just feel like you have escaped to a cozy mountain retreat instead of busy vacation at Walt Disney World.
The accommodations at the Villas at the Disney Wilderness Lodge include the studio, one, and two bedroom units. This resort does not have any three bedroom units that are available at most other Vacation club properties. Please visit our
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The Villas at the Disney Wilderness Lodge Food and Drink
The Artist Point - restaurant in Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort draws inspiration from lodges found in the Pacific Northwest National Parks. The menu reflects the cuisine from this region, too: seafood, sirloin and game. Though menu options change seasonally, the kitchen's signature dish is a cedar plank-roasted salmon. For dessert, the chef's special creation is an Artist Point cobbler: seasonal berries and house-made black raspberry ice cream.
The rustically elegant restaurant offers a relaxed and warm atmosphere where the spirit and romance of the American frontier is captured in beautiful murals and paintings. Look around the room and you will see ornate iron lanterns that are suspended from tremendous timber columns and huge windows that frame beautiful views of the Resort's Bay Lake and Silver Creek Falls.
This Signature Dining restaurant is only open for dinner.
The Roaring Fork Snacks - is a quick-service restaurant near the Artist Point restaurant and the Silver Creek Springs pool. It is Open from 6:00 a.m. to 12 midnight and serves traditional breakfast offerings, pastries, soups, sandwiches, salads, burgers, pizza, daily Chef's creations, and snacks.
Territory Lounge - stop by for a drink and appetizers at this quiet haven of relaxation. It is the ideal place to unwind at the end of a fun-filled day.
Trout Pass Pool Bar - Head to the water's edge at this picturesque poolside bar and snack shop.
Whispering Canyon Café - The motto of this restaurant as stated on the menu is "We've got stories, games, and even a song or two, so get ready to join in. The goings-on can get a little loud, and that's the way we like it!"
So be prepared to expect the unexpected in this rowdy, Old West style restaurant where the specialty of the house includes all-you-care-to-enjoy Canyon Skillets. A breakfast skillet includes Scrambled Eggs, Oven-roasted Red Bliss Potatoes, Bacon, Sausage, Waffles, Buttermilk Biscuits, and Sausage Gravy.
Make sure you bring your appetite because these are cowboy size meals. At lunch and dinner the skillet may include Smoked Pork Ribs, Pulled Pork, Oven-roasted Chicken, Beef Brisket, Mashed Potatoes, Cowboy Beans, and Corn on the Cob, Mixed Greens Salad with Apple Vinaigrette, Coleslaw, and Fresh-baked Cornbread. Lighter and smaller menu items are available if you are not as hungry as a cowboy!
The Villas at the Disney Wilderness Lodge Recreation and Activities
Arcade - at the Buttons & Bells arcade you can play a variety of video and pinball games at this high-tech game room that is open 24 hours.
Bay Lake Beach - guests can soak up the sun on the sandy shores of Bay Lake, or head out onto the water for some water fun and adventure. A variety of watercraft is available to rent.
Chip'n Dale's Campfire Sing-a-long - family and friends can gather around the campfire at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort with your nutty pals for songs and fun, then watch a classic Disney movie under the stars.
Carolwood Pacific Room - this cozy room features rocker-recliners and a perfect environment for a group game of cards, checkers or chess.
Cub's Den - parents can enjoy a night out by themselves and at the same time treat children ages 4-12 to an evening of supervised activities, computer games, Disney movies, dinner and snacks in an environment created just for them.
Fire Rock Geyser - this is a re-creation of the famous Old Faithful Geyser that has regular eruptions throughout the day.
Jogging Trail - I'm not one to go for a jog but a nice stroll along this scenic one-mile bike path to Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is enjoyable.
Playground - kids can climb, slide and play on this 24-hour playground located next to Wilderness Lodge Mercantile.
Pools - guests can splash away in the resorts two incredible pools. The Silver Creek Falls pool flows from the resort lobby into the pool area that appears to be carved from rock. The Hidden Springs Pool offers more of a secluded retreat that puts you in a natural setting.
Sturdy Branches Health Club - if you are the type of person that feels the need to work out on vacation, then check out the state-of-the-art exercise equipment at the health club or experience a relaxing massage or unwind with a dry sauna.
Wonders of the Lodge Tour - if you want to find out more about the resort you can get an informative look at the history of the Lodge, including its distinctive construction, theme and artwork.
The Villas at the Disney Wilderness Lodge Shopping
Wilderness Lodge Mercantile - this is the place to stock up on food, drink and unique merchandise with a wilderness flair. Located in the lobby of the Disney Wilderness Lodge.
Transportation at The Villas at the Disney Wilderness Lodge
Transportation - at The Villas at the Disney Wilderness Lodge is complimentary for Resort hotel Guests. The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge is near Magic Kingdom theme park, which can be reached from the Resort by bus or boat. Other destinations throughout Walt Disney World Resort, including Disney Theme Parks and Disney Water Parks, are also accessible from The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge by complimentary bus and boat transportation.
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