This article provides a review of our stay at Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Below, we’ll discuss the details of our trip and preview a deluxe studio. Additionally, we’ll discuss amenities, pools, dining, and transportation options available at the resort.
Copper Creek Villas and Cabins is a Disney Vacation Club Resort located at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Accommodations at Copper Creek range from a deluxe studio to a two-bedroom cabin on the lake.
Copper Creek Villas opened a few years back as the second DVC Resort at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Boulder Ridge is the resort’s original vacation club.
Copper Creek Villas Review
When staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, it’s essential to know your options. Sometimes a villa resort works better because it offers extra amenities you won’t find in a standard room.
At the bare minimum, villa resorts offer a kitchenette and slightly larger square footage than a standard guest room. However, some villas are as large as full cabins or bungalows on the water.
As you can imagine, these types of units are comparable to renting an entire condo with all the amenities of a home. However, they often come with a high price tag.
Copper Creek Villas is one of two villa resorts at the Wilderness Lodge. This DVC Resort is made up of deluxe studios, which sit in a separate wing off the resort’s main lobby. Additionally, private cabins that boast two bedrooms sit in a separate lakeside location.
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is a deluxe resort situated on Bay Lake in the Magic Kingdom Resort Area. Therefore, guests of Copper Creek Villas will have access to all the amenities of the resort in addition to villa resort amenities.
The most notable of these amenities is the resort’s location. While you can’t walk to Magic Kingdom Park from the Wilderness Lodge, it’s only a short boat or bus ride away. The convenient location provides just enough space between the busyness of the park to offer that serene feeling.
Copper Creek Falls is a creek that begins in the lobby.
It runs outside as it cascades down the landscape.
It eventually pours out into Bay Lake in the distance. This entire space is exceptionally charming. I encourage you to explore the area during your visit.
Additionally, a few outdoor entrances are on the lower level of Copper Creek. If you wind up on an upper floor, familiarize yourself with these. It’s much easier to take an elevator down and use these entrances to access the pool, boats, and Geyser Point.
The few times we’ve stayed at Copper Creek, we’ve always ended up on the ground floor. If you plan on spending a reasonable amount of time on your balcony, you might like to request a higher floor.
However, we enjoyed the ground-floor rooms during both of our stays. I assume since we haven’t ever made a special request for a balcony view is why we usually end up on the ground floor.
Copper Creek Villas Deluxe Studio
Our last stay at Copper Creek Villas was in a deluxe studio guest room. The main differences between this room and standard accommodations are the bed situation and added kitchenette area. If you were to reserve a standard room at the Wilderness Lodge, it would not be comparable to this one.
Studio villas come with a queen sleeper sofa bed instead of a room with two queen beds. Below, the coffee table adjusts to make an extra dining table or desk.
There’s an additional dining table in the corner that seats two guests.
Most of the resorts now have platform beds. They allow for an extra place to store luggage underneath. It’s always nice to get those extras out of the way when staying in a hotel room.
Below we have a look back at the room from the opposite angle.
The kitchenette is positioned in the foyer of the room.
Having these extra items can be beneficial for a variety of reasons. Some might be on a strict budget or diet and prefer to make meals in the room when possible. Many families use these spaces to prepare breakfast before heading out to the parks.
While I think that’s a great idea, I recommend planning at least one late morning with a breakfast reservation during your stay. Whispering Canyon Cafe in the lobby is an excellent choice for a hearty meal.
Related: Breakfast at Whispering Canyon Cafe
I pulled out the pantry cabinet so you could see that there was plenty of room to store snacks and staples. Additionally, you’ll find a full-size microwave and coffee maker.
Below is the room’s mini-refrigerator. Compared to the fridges in Disney’s standard guest rooms, these are larger and hold more.
Copper Creek’s deluxe studio room has a guest bath with a large pocket door. In addition, the door doubles as a mirror on the opposite side. These things help save space and reflect light, giving the illusion that the area is larger.
Inside one of the cabinets, you’ll find an amenity list for the room. All of these items should be readily available in the kitchenette area.
The full bath is large and has a separate water closet with another pocket door. These setups tend to be more family-friendly. For example, one guest can use the vanity area while another can use the water closet simultaneously.
Adequate storage space is available in the bath area, as shown below. Remember to retrieve stored items before checking out.
Our guest bath had a tub with a shower combination. Some of the deluxe studios come with a walk-in shower. You can make a special request if you have a specific need.
The closet in the foyer has plenty of space to hang clothing items. There’s an iron with an ironing board, extra pillows, and blankets. The linens for the sofa bed will already be on the bed when you pull it out.
Lastly, there’s a wall safe inside the closet.
If you are unsure whether or not a deluxe studio is right for your group, the other Copper Creek rooms are as follows:
- One-Bedroom Villa
- Two Bedroom Villa
- Three-Bedroom Grand Villa
For reference, the one-bedroom has a king bed and queen-size sleeper sofa. All of the one-bedroom and larger villas have a king-size bed.
Before we go over the cabins, I wanted to mention that the deluxe studio villas at Copper Creek sleep up to four adults. That’s two guests sharing the queen bed and two guests on the queen sleeper sofa.
Most deluxe villas at Disney sleep up to five guests because they have a pull-out trundle bed for a small child. If you are wanting to explore the differences, you might like one of these other villas reviews:
- Grand Floridian Villas Review
- Disney’s Boardwalk Villas Review
- Bay Lake Tower Review
- Disney’s Riviera Resort Review
Cascade Cabins at Copper Creek
Now about those cabins. The Copper Creek cabins are located on both sides of the Wilderness Lodge. There are 26 waterfront cabins, to be exact.
Cabins 8001 through 8012 are located on the waterfront closest to the resort’s boat dock. While 8013 through 8026 are on the opposite resort. These cabins are located near the resort’s bus transportation.
The rustic elegant design of the Cascade Cabins makes them extremely appealing to most guests. Not to mention the privacy provided by the serene surroundings is a bonus.
Disney has some pretty neat virtual walk-throughs of the cabins on their site if you would like to look at the inside.
The cabins will sleep up to 8 guests. Each has two bedrooms with a full kitchen, living area, and wraparound porch. Bonus, there’s a hot tub on the porch.
Who doesn’t want to stay in a cabin?
Below is a picture I took from a resort boat one afternoon. It shows how the Cascade Cabins face out to the water.
There’s a reason this Disney Vacation Club Resort is a favorite choice. There are so many different accommodations here, and the amenities make it very desirable.
First and foremost, the Copper Creek Springs pool is located immediately outside the villa’s building. This is also Wilderness Lodge’s feature pool.
Pool Hours on my last visit were from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., but those hours can fluctuate depending on the time of year.
Copper Creek Springs pool has a waterslide.
There is also a children’s water activity area similar to a splash pad.
Several hot tubs are positioned around the pool area.
Additionally, the Boulder Ridge Cove pool is located down on the Boulder Ridge side of the resort. It features a zero-depth entry.
Those wanting to get a workout while on vacation can access the Sturdy Branches Health Club. The workout facilities at Disney are more than able to accommodate the same type of workout you’d normally get at the gym.
Some other amenities include boat rentals and guided fishing. These are an additional cost and sometimes require reservations. Check availability at Teton Boat and Bike Rental.
BBQ pavilions are available for guests of the Copper Creek Villas to use. These are the nicest grilling areas I’ve seen at Disney. But I guess grilling goes along with the whole outdoorsy Wilderness Lodge vibe.
Guests of the Copper Creek Villas will have access to the different restaurants at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. I’ll briefly discuss them below, but if you’re planning a stay here, check out our restaurant guide for the resort.
Roaring Fork is the resort’s counter-service dining location. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can mobile order from Roaring Fork and enjoy one of the nice outdoor seating areas nearby. Or you can pick up something and enjoy it in their indoor dining area.
Geyser Point Bar and Grill is a nice stop for drinks or a meal. This restaurant sits out on Bay Lake. It doubles as the bar for the pool.
The lounge doesn’t take reservations, and seating is based on availability. Geyser Point is open for lunch and dinner.
Related: Geyser Point Bar and Grill Review
Territory Lounge is adjacent to Artist Point, off the main lobby. While this is a lounge, do not hesitate to enjoy a family-friendly meal here. The mushroom bisque is spectacular here, along with the rest of the place.
Whispering Canyon Cafe is the main table service dining location at Wilderness Lodge. It’s located in the main lobby, and they provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White is home to the character dining location for the Wilderness Lodge. You can read more about this location in our review.
For more updates on character dining, don’t miss our updated guide below.
Lastly, when you stay at Copper Creek Villas, you’ll have access to both Disney’s boat and bus transportation. Below is a photo of the pathway that leads to and from the resort bus service.
Normally, you can take a boat to Magic Kingdom, Fort Wilderness, or Disney’s Contemporary Resort. However, that boat service has yet to return.
Related: Disney’s Contemporary Resort Review
There is a sign indicating which boat services are available.
Like the rest of Wilderness Lodge, bus service is provided from Copper Creek Villas to the following:
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Magic Kingdom Park (during inclement weather)
- Disney Springs (Disney Springs Transportation Guide)
- Blizzard Beach
- Typhoon Lagoon
Additionally, guests that have their vehicle can take advantage of complimentary parking at the resort and theme parks.
Related: Parking at the Disney Resorts
If you need or could benefit from it, I recommend using a valet since you’re already paying to park. There are a few places where I always recommend going this route because of the minimal price difference per day, like Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resort.
Related: Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Review
With that being said, the parking lot is fairly simple to access from the Copper Creek Villas.
Final Thoughts on the Copper Creek Villas
Wrapping things up, I hope you found this review of the Copper Creek Villas helpful in planning your Disney vacation. We’ve stayed in this portion of the resort several times and always enjoy it.
For those that visit Disney on a somewhat regular basis, I recommend planning a future stay at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. The entire resort is amazing and provides the perfect retreat when returning from the theme parks at the end of the day.
If you still aren’t sure or it doesn’t fit your budget, plan to visit the resort for a meal. I rarely go long without coming over for a bite to eat and walking the grounds.
The moment you step off that boat, you’re enveloped by a forest of trees and Spanish moss. Oh, how I love it here, and it’s not even my favorite Disney resort!
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