Resorts >Disney's Wilderness Lodge
901 Timberline Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL | Directions 3283028.408987 -81.573251
Mon. - Sun. 24 Hours
Neighborhoods: Bay Lake
Cowboy art, Indian relics and hints of the Great Northwest recreate a heyday of miners, railroads and westward explorers. – The Scene
It may be hard to imagine a rustic, late-1880s Pacific Northwest lodge in the middle of Florida's swamplands. That's where the "imagineers" come in, situating islands around the resort to act as barriers from the busy views. A faux pine forest, wildflowers and a spouting geyser provide the "national park" backdrop, while the spectacular lobby contains an 82-foot-high fireplace made of Grand Canyon rock, hand-carved totem poles, giant teepee chandeliers, rocking chairs and a rocky stream that leads to the pools.
Studios and one- and two-bedroom villas showcase the Old West with cowboy art, patchwork quilts, leather chairs and bunk beds. Fine dining at Artist Point, featuring Northwestern game on the menu, perpetuates the theme with regional fare and Western music and art. Instead of a monorail, this hotel offers a ferry to the park.
Get Away from it All! – We've stayed at a number of places on the WDW property and by far this was the greatest. The rooms are great and since it is a Disney Vacation Club property they are equipped very well (washer/dryer, full kitchen, jacuzzi).
Take advantage of the kitchen (saves $$$), the pools (a kid friendly pool with a fun slide and a quiet adult friendly pool) and the three hot tubs! There is even relaxing native pan flute music playing outside.
Sitting on our patio we got to interact with a lot of nature - salamanders, frogs, rabbits, and even a resident family of armadillos!
Tip: if you are staying for a few days and plan on spending time at the resort, buy a resort mug at Roaring Forks. For $11 it can be refilled as much as you want during your stay. They are open from 6am to midnight.
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