We all know by now that not only am I a huge Disney World fan, but I’m also a big advocate for staying on Disney property! The perks that come with staying at a Disney resort make the experience that much more magical. In fact, I find that we spend more time at the resort than we do in the parks when we stay on property. It’s just that good. Our most recent stay was booked the morning we left (we were feeling a bit spontaneous) and we got a great rate for a Copper Creek Deluxe Studio Room.
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge & Copper Creek Villas
Located at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, we stayed in a regular room at the resort back when they were doing all of the construction for the new Copper Creek Villas. They now have updated deluxe villas and some gorgeous cabins by the water. For just the two of us for two nights, we thought the Deluxe Studio would be perfect. Like I’ve mentioned before about Wilderness Lodge, the grand lobby filled with those log cabin feels and cozy oversized furniture is a charm that makes almost anyone feel like they’ve stepped into a vacation on a National Park. Our check-in process was smooth and we loved having a room on the “second floor”, which was the same level as the lobby and shops. It makes going back and forth to the room so simple!
Copper Creek Deluxe Studio
As we entered the room, we were greeted with beautiful wood-like flooring, an update that seems to be coming with all of the resort upgrades (see the Yacht Club Resort rooms here). I love this feature in the rooms because it feels cleaner and more contemporary. A huge mirror is on the sliding bathroom door and a small closet on the left held our clothes for the two-night stay.
Side Note: I’ve read that Copper Creek Deluxe Studio rooms at the corners of the hotel have a bigger layout. If possible, request a corner room!
The tiny, but very efficient, kitchenette made this room a place we could’ve stayed for a whole week. Stocked with wine glasses, plates, some cookware, and a wonderful sliding “pantry” cabinet, there was plenty of space. While it’s not made to cook 3-course meals, it’s great for a light breakfast, making popcorn, or storing your wine.
The bathroom is beautiful. With creative storage spaces and stunning granite countertops, it feels like true luxury. Unlike the typical Disney resort room, there is a door to close off the vanity area along with the door to the toilet and shower. This split privacy feature is great for couples or families that don’t wake up at the same time. We had a comfortable walk-in shower that also had a rain shower head.
The living area of the Copper Creek Deluxe Studio features a comfortable pull-out couch. We didn’t need to use it as a bed, but it’s just one more reason this room is the right choice for a small family. Another cool feature is the storage underneath the bed. As pictured below, it’s the perfect spot to store all of your luggage! It’s such a great space-saver and just makes sense, ya know?! The sliding glass doors led to our small patio with two chairs overlooking a creek and lush greenery near the lobby. We spent both evenings outside and enjoying the summertime Florida weather with a glass of wine. The bugs can get bad, so be sure to pack along bug repellant or essential oils for a natural repellant.
More Reasons to Stay
- Wilderness Lodge has a beautiful and shaded running path that goes to Camp Wilderness and back. We love starting our mornings here because it’s so peaceful and quiet. As you head toward Camp Wilderness, you’ll come across some of the horses and ponies, too.
- Artist Point is located in Wilderness Lodge and is one of our favorite restaurants on Disney property. The mushroom bisque is the best I’ve ever had and they usually have a seasonal milkshake for dessert!
- Wilderness Lodge has two beautiful pools, one with a 67-foot slide. The splash area for the kids is also near the geyser that erupts once an hour, mimicking Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park.
- The resorts have fun activities like Movies Under the Stars and tye-dying shirts. There’s an endless amount of things to do, but the campfire at Wilderness Lodge matches the ambiance of the resort perfectly.
- Geyser Point Bar & Grill is an outdoor bar and quick-service restaurant with a view. It’s a cozy and cheery space, perfect for lunch and a Blue Wilderness drink by the water.
When I stay at Wilderness Lodge in the future, I will 100% try to get the Copper Creek Deluxe Studio. The room was so comfortable and we loved the upgrades. Copper Creek also has one, two, and three bedroom villas. If you’re interested in the Disney Vacation Club, you can take a tour at Wilderness Lodge. The cabins by the water also seem impressive with full kitchens and multiple rooms. It would be a dream for me to get my whole family over there sometime!
What do you think? Would you choose to stay at Copper Creek Villas?!