This sprawling Disney Vacation Club property takes its inspiration from 19th-century horse-and-spa resorts in upstate New York, where hot springs and lakes ruled the landscape. Transport that to Disney in Florida and you get a more tropical feel to the hundreds of units on 16 acres. Three- and four-story buildings overlook a giant pool with artificial hot springs and faux boulders. Studios have microwaves and refrigerators; villas have full kitchens (note: a few online grocery delivery services deliver). There are also 60 tree-house cabins that let you live a sort of Swiss Family Robinson–type life. Rich woods, Early American–style furniture, and overstuffed couches lend a homey, country-chic look, and a splendid spa offers respite from theme-park frenzy.
Feb 29, 2008
On my recent vacation I stayed there, although I've been there before I never participated in it's recreation so not only did I do the parks + Downtown Disney but I did the pool, gym, community hall and arcade. The only downside was that my stop was the last stop on the bus.