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Wilderness Lodge Resort

At A Glance

One of the Deluxe resorts, the Wilderness Lodge is themed to resemble a National Parks service lodge as built in the early 1900's. 728 guest rooms, with two of the most highly regarded restaurants (Artiste's Point and Whispering Canyon Cafe).

Boat rental available, but no monorail service.


Wilderness Lodge which is situated in woodland between the Contemporary Resort and Fort Wilderness on Bay Lake captures the charm of the National Park Service Lodges built in the early 1900's, and also the spirit of the early American West.

One of the first things guests notice on arriving at the resort is the smell of Pine Trees, mixed with the smell of smoke from the large open fireplace which stands in one corner of the main lobby.

The lobby of the main building is an impressive 8-story log cabin structure, supported by massive trusses held in place by massive log columns.  Two authentic Pacific Northwest totem poles stand 55 feet tall on either side of the main lobby, while four huge chandeliers with torch-cut iron bands hang from the ceiling, fetauring silhouttes of buffalo and indians, and topped by glowing teepees. There are four levels of corridors surrounding the lobby, providing access to guest rooms, sitting nooks and terraces.

The crowning touch of this resort is the mineral spring that bubbles from the ground inside the lobby. The water trickles outside, into a small brook that feeds a natural rock spring pool. It looks like Yosemite here, but it's in the middle of Florida. A geyser blows off steam regularly, too, in the area between the pool and the shore of Bay Lake, on which this resort is built.


The 728 guest rooms at the Wilderness Lodge are located in a U-shaped building, and are decorated with wallpaper featuring a native American motif border, with colourful bedspreads and traditional plaid curtians.  The scene is completed by images of wildlife.  Most rooms have two queen sized beds, a table and chairs, and a private balcony, although some have one queen sized bed and a bunk bed.  The bathroom area has a separate vanity area with double sinks and fixtures resembling pewter.

Food and Drink

Pocahontas Character BreakfastWilderness Lodge boasts several nice restaurants. Artist's Point is regarded as the hotels best, and is a very popular restaurant both for Wilderness Lodge guests, and guests of other Disney resorts alike.  Decorated with atrwork representing the painters who first chronicled the Northwest landscape, the emphasis is on fresh game, wild salmon, steaks, and seafood, accompanied by wines from the Pacific North. A daily character breakfast is available at Artist's Point with Pocahontas.

A very pleasant coffee bar within the main lobby area located by the fireplace serves continental breakfast during the morning, and coffee and hot chocolate during the evening, while the Roaring Fork located in the hotel's arcade serves light snacks 24h each day.

The Whispering Canyon Cafe is a casual family-style service restaurant with lots of atmosphere, and all day dining.

Breakfast is provided in the rooms if required from 07:00 AM to 11:00 AM, with dinner selections being available through room service from 16:00 PM to midnight.

Located between the Whispering Canyon Cafe and Artists Point, the Territory bar serves light appetizers, speciality drinks, microbrewed beer and espresso, along with a lunch menu of sandwiches and salad which is served until 16:30 PM.

Finally the poolside bar 'Trout Pass' serves various speciality drinks and snacks.


Boat rentals allow the guest to traverse Bay Lake. Swimming in the themed pool, hot tub, and cold spa are also popular. A small arcade can keep your Nintendo nuts happy (although this is a very small game room compared to the one at the Contemporary). A small gift shop is available, too, to buy resort themed goods as souveniers. 




The check-in desk is serviced by park rangers adding to the  national park theme of the resort.

Guest Services

Disney Transportation

Although a premium resort, Wilderness Lodge is rather secluded, so it doesn't have monorail service. Boat and bus transportation, though, provides transportation to all points in WDW.

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