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We recently had the opportunity (thanks to Disney Vacation Club) to stay in the new Disney’s Copper Creek Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. This resort is one of our favorite Disney Deluxe Resorts. It reminds us of Yellowstone National Park.
There are two sections of the Disney Vacation Club at Wilderness Lodge called Copper Creek Villas and Boulder Ridge. The cabins are located in the Copper Creek section sitting on Bay Lake.
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort is the sister property to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. It is located near Magic Kingdom theme park, just a quick boat ride away. This Disney Resort also has access to Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort via boats.
You also have access to the other Disney Parks (Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Epcot) and Disney Springs via motorcoach transportation. We love this resort at the Walt Disney World Resort.
As a dad, staying in the new Copper Creek Cabins was a unique experience with my family. As they say to DVC members, “Welcome home,” this truly was a home away from home, unlike any other Disney World Deluxe hotel.
Disney’s Copper Creek Cabins
The Copper Creek Villas & 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. The living room had a spectacular (floor to ceiling) window view of Bay Lake. The living room featured plenty of seating. They even have a queen-size sleeper sofa and twin sleeper chair. The fully equipped kitchen is next to the living with a huge kitchen table and bar seating.
The cabins have two bedrooms that can sleep up to 8 people (including the couch in the living room). One bedroom features a king-size bed and bathroom. The second bedroom has a Queen Bed and a pull down bed. Disney’s Copper Creek cabins are 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.
Disney’s 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 in the fully equipped kitchen. We ate the cookies in front of the fireplace in the living room. Just relaxing with the family. 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. There was even a queen-size sleeper sofa for extra family members. No fighting; well, other than over who got to sleep in the Chip ‘n Dale pull-down 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.
Disney’s Copper Creek Resort Amenities
Disney’s Copper Creek Cabins are in the middle of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort. There are so many amazing dining options at this resort, including Geyser Point Bar & Grill and Whispering Canyon Cafe. You can choose to dine in at your cabin or enjoy a meal at one of these restaurants.
As part of the Disney Vacation Club, you can dip in the Boulder Ridge Cove Pool or Copper Creek Springs Pool. We love the waterslide at this pool! You can even watch the geyser go off every hour from the pool. If you need a little pampering, you can even pop into the salon by the pool. You can walk over to Roaring Fork if you want a quick Mickey Mouse ice cream bar or lunch.
In the evening hours, you can enjoy s’mores at a campfire or movies under the stars.
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 Disney Resort vacation (part of the DVC Resorts) will stick in my memories for years to come.