Wilderness Lodge Villas

The Disney Wilderness Lodge Villas will transport you to the romantic national park lodges of the Pacific Northwest. The villas are part of the Disney Vacation Club timeshare in Walt Disney World. You will feel right at home in this warm and inviting retreat that is just a scenic boat ride away from the Magic Kingdom.

Pros

  • Exquisite theming and ambience
  • Lovely location on Bay Lake
  • Peaceful retreat
  • Access to the amenities of the adjacent Wilderness Lodge
  • Excellent dining at the Wilderness Lodge
  • Boat ride to the Magic Kingdom
  • Access to Fort Wilderness Campground by boat or walking path

Cons

  • Bus transportation inconsistent
  • Long walks to some rooms & self-parking area
  • Unsophisticated room decor may not appeal to some

About the Wilderness Lodge Villas

Experience the great outdoors at the Wilderness Lodge Villas! Enter a beautiful lodge reminiscent of the national park hotels in the American Northwest. This property enjoys a secluded setting in the woods overlooking lovely Bay Lake in the Magic Kingdom resort area of Walt Disney World. The villas are part of the Disney Vacation Club timeshare. Rooms are available for Disney Vacation Club owners or can be rented.

The Villas at Wilderness Lodge opened in 2000. The popular Disney Wilderness Lodge resort connects to the villas by way of a short covered walkway. The lodge building is constructed of warm woods with a vaulted lobby area, fireplaces and cozy seating areas with rocking chairs. An outside patio also has rocking chairs overlooking a peaceful piney forest.

The Carolwood Pacific Room is off the lobby area and has a fireplace, rocking chairs and railroad memorabilia including railcars from Walt Disney’s railroad in his backyard. The Iron Spike Room is a sitting room with a fireplace.

The Villas

The Villas at Wilderness Lodge offer 136 villas. The available villas include studio, one bedroom or two bedrooms. Disney can create additional two bedroom villas by combining a studio and one bedroom via a connecting door. The Wilderness Lodge villas are some of the smallest villas on Disney property. Rooms have balconies or patios.

The room décor is western, rustic and somewhat “cowboyish”. Rooms have warm woods, lantern lights and red plaid curtains. The effect feels country and warm, though unsophisticated. Rooms include kitchen (or kitchenette in studios), DVD player, hair dryer, vacuum, pack 'n play and in room safe. Jacuzzis and washer & dryer are in all units except the studios.

Remember that there is no daily housekeeping service. Villa check in is at the Wilderness Lodge main desk. Guests are eligible for online check in and express check out. Check in time is 4:00 PM and check out time is 11:00 AM.

Transportation to the Magic Kingdom is by pleasant boat ride. Buses serve all other areas and are shared between the villas and hotel guests of the Wilderness Lodge.

Recreation

Guests of the Wilderness Lodge Villas have full access to the amenities of the adjacent Wilderness Lodge resort hotel. The hotel features a neat bubbling spring that turns into a waterfall and then into the pool. A geyser shoots water in the air to the delight of visitors.

Recreational options include:

  • Hidden Springs pool is the quiet pool adjacent to the villas and has a hot tub. Guests can also enjoy the main pool at the hotel
  • Sturdy Branches Health Club
  • Beach (no swimming in Bay Lake)
  • Fishing excursions
  • Bike rentals
  • Boat rentals
  • Playground
  • Campfire
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Arcade
  • Cub's Den Children Activity Center

Guests can also enjoy the nightly Electrical Water Pageant Parade from the resort beach.

Dining

  • Artist Point is one of the best restaurants on Disney property serving food from the Northwest Territory including steaks, salmon and salads
  • Roaring Forks quick service eatery for a quick bite or to refill your Disney mugs
  • Territory Lounge bar
  • Trout Pass Pool Bar
  • Whispering Canyon Café is a rowdy, rootin’ tootin’ fun casual sit down eatery full of zany antics and average food

Miss Jenny's serves room service to villa guests.

Address

801 Timberline Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
Phone: 407-824-1044


It is easy to see why the Wilderness Lodge Villas are so popular. The Wilderness Lodge is exceptionally beautiful and chock full of things to do. The villas exude a warm cozy feeling that will allow you to relax and unwind. The proximity of the Magic Kingdom is another plus of this great resort. This is a great place to return to at the end of a busy day in Walt Disney World!

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