Disney has a “not so well known about” area of property to stay in, tucked right before the Saratoga Springs Resort. If you are a DVC (Disney Vacation Club) member, you may have heard about these Treehouse Villas. If not, buckle up for a quick run through of a unique lodging availale to DVC members and cash paying customers alike!
For a quick walkthrough of a Villa, check out this video!
A Treehouse You Say??
Now, these are not your typical hotel rooms (or an actual treehouse). This is the second time we’ve stayed in a Treehouse Villa and both instances included having 3 families inside. These spacious villas are everything you’d expect from a villa at Disney, plus some extras. For one, they are completely separate from other accomodations. Each octagonal shaped building is nestled into the trees, sometimes right at the water’s edge, and in most cases, has it’s own staircase. Because we traveled with a scooter and post-chemo this trip, we requested (waitlisted) and were granted a handicap accessible unit which shared a ramp with another unit but still had it’s own stairs and patio. The the kids spent most mornings/breakfast here and loved it.
The “treehouses” are raised off the ground and really do give the illusion, especially from the inside, that you are among the trees, but with all the comforts of home. They include a dining room with a large table and seating for the whole group, a full kitchen with dishwasher (with 3 packets of detergent), oven, fridge and freezer. For sleeping, they are divided into a 3 bedroom/2 full bathroom configuration. Storage room is plentiful and they have the bonus of a washing maching and dryer, which can make a huge difference in packing and comfort during your stay.
While the queen size room comes with an en suite bathroom, the other two bedrooms share a bathroom in the hall with a tub. Typically there is a jacuzzi tub in the main bathroom, however, in an accessible room, it is a large shower with pull down chair.
The Devil is in the Details
One of my favorite things, no matter the Disney resort, is the attention to detail. It’s one reason I recommend staying on property as opposed to off property to friends, family and clients. Where else will you be able to enjoy the thought that went into the lampshades, drawer pulls and curtains?!
Overall, this was a successful trip with plenty of room to spread out but still enjoy being close to family we hadn’t seen in awhile! What else would you like to know about the Treehouses? Have you ever stayed here? Comment below if you think you’d enjoy them!