This December, we were fortunate enough to snag a last-minute Copper Creek studio for a night. This was our first time staying in the Wilderness Lodge. I was blown away by the atmosphere, especially with the Christmas decorations, and can easily see why this rustic resort is so well-received. The theming is mesmerizing. Everything from the wooded landscaping, the carved totem poles, the stone fire place, to the giant pine logs of the lobby’s architecture made me feel like I was in a national park lodge in the mid-west.
Our room was on the first floor which is actually below the lobby. While we always request the highest floor possible to avoid noise, I was surprised how quiet and peaceful this first floor room was and how private the balcony felt.
There is no distinction in views when you book a Copper Creek studio. Everyone gets a view of the woods, the pool, and some are lucky to see Bay Lake or Magic Kingdom fireworks. While our view wasn’t of fireworks or water, I can’t help but feel there are no losers when it comes to Copper Creek views. I enjoyed our quiet serenity of the woods and wildlife.
While you can’t book a specific view on the reservation system, studios are labeled as Deluxe Studio or Deluxe Studio with Walk-In Shower. Since we don’t own at this resort, we would most likely take whatever is available when trying to book here. When given the option, I prefer a room with a bathtub and was happy it was the category we ended up getting. Bathrooms at Copper Creek are pretty standard in layout to most other DVC Resorts. There is a large sink outside of the bathroom and inside, a tub and toilet. Since this is a newer DVC resort, everything was well updated in the perfect blend of modern meets rustic.
Although these studios are some of the smallest we have experienced (until we stay in our first Riviera tower studio in June), they have every amenity I would expect and then some. Upon entering the studio, there is the typical closet with a safe, ironing board, extra bed linens, and space to hang clothing. The kitchenette includes a coffee maker, microwave, mini-fridge, and cupboards with dishes. The pull out pantry is a nice touch and offers a place to store some snacks.
The main living space gives guest a queen-sized bed and couch that pulls out to another queen-sized bed, giving the studios a sleeping capacity of four. There are two nightstands (something I appreciate that’s not in every DVC studio) that have plug-in areas for charging devices and three storage drawers each. There is additional storage inside the dresser, inside the bench, and in the coffee table which pulls out so that you could eat or work while sitting on the couch. There is also a table with chairs. I love the design of this table and chairs as it is just enough to use while not taking up too much space in the room. The bed is lifted enough to provide some additional storage underneath.
I like the style of this room. While I may be in the minority, I’m a big fan of DVC ditching carpet in place of the hardwood look. It feels cleaner and more modern. One of my favorite things to check out in each DVC room is the artwork. I was not disappointed by the little Disney touches here that connected the studios to the overall theme of the resort.
We really enjoyed our short stay at Copper Creek. It is definitely a great addition to the DVC family of resorts and we look forward to our next stay at this beautiful, rustic lodge.
Let us know in the comments how you feel about the studios at Copper Creek Villas. You can check out resale listings for Copper Creek at DVCstore.com!