From its opening day in 1994, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has been a guest favorite. The resort was inspired by turn-of-the-century National Parks Service lodges and was designed by architect Peter Dominick, Jr - the same architect responsible for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney’s Grand Californian Resort and Spa at the Disneyland resort in California. The lakeside lodge is an 8 story, log-structured building whose centerpiece is the cavernous and awe-inspiring lobby. A massive 82 foot tall, three-sided stone fireplace is surrounded by rustic-looking, wooden rocking chairs.
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Four large tepee chandeliers hang overhead and two 55 foot high totem poles stand guard at the entrance. The multi-colored flooring was inspired by Northwest Indian designs. The grand fireplace in the lobby is a recreation of the strata of the Grand Canyon. Over 100 colors in hues of green, magenta, buff, red, black and brown are visible, as are fossilized remains of prehistoric plant and animal life. From the Vishnu Schist to Bass Limestone to Tapeats Sandstone to the Redwall and Temple Butte Limestone and finally ending with Kaibab Limestone and Toroweap Formation, the fireplace represents 2 billion years of the time it took for the layers of rock to form.
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge offers different kinds of accommodations to suit different tastes and needs. There are regular guest rooms, bunk-bed rooms, Deluxe rooms (club level), Honeymoon Rooms, the Yosemite Suite (Vice-Presidential) and the Yellowstone Suite (Presidential). Wilderness Lodge is also home to the Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge - part of the Disney Vacation Club (Disney’s timeshare service). While villas rooms are usually for DVC members , Disney also rents them out as hotel rooms, but we strongly suggest you consider ‘renting’ points from DVC members. This is done thorugh the DVC Rent/Trade board on DISBoards.com, or via Davids Vacation Rentals.
Most of the 725 guest rooms are 340 square feet in size and have 2 queen size beds (or one king-sized bed), writing table with 3 chairs, armoire, television, wall mirror, telephone, nightstand, small key-operated safe, 2 luggage racks, floor lamp, hair dryer, and clock radio. A mini-fridge is also located in each room. There are 2 sinks with a mirror in a vanity area separate from the tub and commode. All guest rooms have complimentary WiFi for internet service.
Some rooms are available with a king-sized bed. These may be handicapped accessible with a wheelchair-accessible shower in place of a tub. There are also rooms available with a set of bunk beds and a queen-sized bed.
Deluxe rooms are another alternative available here. These are two room suites comprised of a sitting room and a large bedroom. The bedrooms may have 2 queen size beds or one king-sized bed. The sofa in the living room is a sleeper sofa. Also found in the suite is a television, wet bar, small fridge, table with 2 chairs, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Deluxe rooms are approximately 500 square feet.
Photo below are of a Deluxe Room.