Last year I stayed at the Wilderness Lodge and loved it. So when I had the chance to stay at the Villas at Wilderness Lodge I jumped on it. It rained every day I stayed here and I think it made me love it even more.
If you are looking for a resort where you plan to enjoy the amenities of the resort this is a good place to stay. On a rainy day it was great to sit in the Iron Spike room in front of a roaring fire. The western music they have playing throught the resort takes you away from all the cares and worries in your life. I have never seen so many people just sitting around having great conversations with other guests staying there. There is also a great fireplace in the lobby of the Wilderness Lodge.
Be sure to look for the hidden Mickey. If you get the chance take the time to chat with Ranger Stan. He is truly a gem at the Wilderness Lodge. He conducts a tour of the lobby and you learn about all sorts of things about the resort.
The Villas is probably the closest I will ever get to staying in the great outdoors. Our studio room looked out to a beautiful view of the pine tree forest. You can almost forget you are staying in Central Florida, land of the palm trees.
Our studio room was nice. I think a family of four would have plenty of room. The fold out sofa was quite comfortable. It was nice having a mini kitchen with a microwave. Being able to make snacks in the room was a big plus for us.
We were a short walk away from the bus stop. We never waited more than 10 minutes to catch a bus. The boat back from the Magic Kingdom was also a great way to unwind after a day of park touring.
Sitting on the beach at night watching the fireworks from Magic Kingdom and the Electric Light parade was the perfect way to end the evening.
I must say though that I think that Disney needs to do something with Roaring Forks the food court at the Wilderness Lodge. I thought the selections were limited, the room was very small and was very crowded at the popular meal times.
We ate at Artist Point one night for dinner. We had a wonderful waiter named Izzi. If you go to Artist Point ask for him. He will make your dining experience a memorable one. I had the buffalo for dinner and it was great. We will be going back to this restaurant. We did breakfast at Whispering Canyon one morning and enjoyed the antics that the servers involve you in. Just be prepared if you ask for ketchup!
If you are looking for a vacation resort to forget about life for awhile try the Villas at Wilderness Lodge. I know I will be taking friends and family for a stay there.
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