We recently had the opportunity (thanks to Disney Vacation Club) to stay in the new Copper Creek Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
As a dad, this was a unique experience with my children. As they say to DVC members, “Welcome home,” this truly was a home away from home, unlike any other Disney Vacation Club property.
Copper Creek Cabins
The Copper Creek Cabins officially opened in July of 2017, but they still have that “new home” smell and feeling.
Inspired by the rich history of mining and railroads of the Pacific Northwest, the cabins theme really spoke to me, as I grew up in a railroad family.
The Copper Creek Cabins made a great home for our family. They feature two bedrooms and can sleep up to 8 people. Great for a multi-generational family getaway, a family reunion, or even to share with your friends.
The cabins feature a full kitchen that includes a full size (I’d call it extra sized!) refrigerator.
The detail throughout the cabin was truly up to Disney standards. They even have a “copper creek” running down the quartz countertops.
The Copper Creek Cabins feature a wraparound patio that includes a fireplace, picnic table, and a spa where you can relax in the evenings, while the Electrical Water Pageant floats by your cabin.
The luxury continues in the bedrooms and baths.
Copper Creek Cabins Review
Disney Vacation Club really stepped it up with the Copper Creek Cabins. I’ve been in the bungalows at the Polynesian Village Resort and the Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs. These cabins take a big step up from those DVC stand-alone offerings. Other than maybe a Grand Villa at a DVC property, these may be the nicest accommodations available.
From a dad’s perspective, they also provided many of those rare opportunities to make memories with your children.
We baked cookies in the oven and sat in front of the fireplace one night to watch movies. We don’t even bake cookies at home. This was a special night, just hanging out with the kids.
Every night, we sat in the hot tub spa with the kids to enjoy the parade and fireworks; and to let our muscles relax a bit from the day’s activities.
We took a bike ride, as a family to Fort Wilderness.
The kids each had their own bed. No fighting; well, other than over who got to sleep in the Chip ‘n Dale Murphy bed.
No video games, no laptops, very little TV. Just creating great family memories that will last a lifetime. It seemed like we were truly in a home away from home that allowed us to disconnect and just enjoy time together, as a family.
Nothing is more important to me, as a dad than that precious, fleeting time you get together with your kids. The Copper Creek Cabins provided that time to me, unlike many of the other accommodations we typically book.
This is one family vacation that will stick in my memories for years to come.
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