Villas at Disney's Wilderness
Lodge Resort Facilities
The Villas at Wilderness Lodge (Photo by Brian Bennett)
The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge is located at the end of
Timberline Drive, just off of World Drive on the shores of Bay Lake.
Incidentally, Bay Lake is the thing that convinced Walt Disney to
buy property in this particular area. It's a lovely, secluded
place with pine woods, wildflowers, and a natural feeling of the
wilderness of the NorthWest.
The story line "imagineered" for the Villas at Disney's
Wilderness Lodge is that the villas actually pre-date the Wilderness
Lodge that is built next door. Like the lodge itself, the
villas are inspired by the grandeur of the Rocky Mountain geyser
country. Unlike the lodge, the villas are intended to be reminiscent
of the turn of the century hotels built by the early railroad workers
in the Western wilderness.
Train memorabilia in the Villa's Iron Spike Room (Photo by Brian
The lobby (where check-in and other guest services are located)
is shared with the Wilderness Lodge.
The restaurants of Wilderness Lodge are all available to guests
staying at the villas. Artist Point is an upscale restaurant
featuring wild game and fish served in an informal dining room.
Whispering Canyon Cafe is a Western-style barbecue restaurant which
serves all-you-can-eat dinners (and hearty breakfasts and lunches,
too). Roaring Fork snack bar, Territory Lounge, and Trout
Pass pool bar provide snacks and beverages (including libations).
The 136 unit, freestanding, five story resort has studio, 1 &
2 bedroom vacation villas.
Master bedroom in a two-bedroom villa (Photo by Brian Bennett)
... and the master bath (Photo by Brian Bennett)
The accommodations at the Villas are similar to those at Boardwalk
Villas Resort. Studios (with a Queen bed and a double
sofa sleeper) and one- and two--bedroom villas are available.
You will find that some rooms are parking lot view or provide views
of the main Wilderness Lodge building. However, the premium
views, unlike at the Boardwalk, are not at all busy. They
show the wooded, quiet, and laid-back vistas of the surrounding
Amenities include a quiet pool and Sturdy Branches health club,
shopping at Wilderness Lodge Mercantile, Biking, Water Mice, Canopy
Boats, Pontoon Boats, Roaring Fork Arcade, Children's Playground,
and the Iron Spike Room (a combination lounge and game room).
Sturdy Branches (Photo by Brian Bennett)