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Boulder Ridge Villas

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Last updated: June 15, 2024

Overview

The Boulder Ridge rooms are a short, covered outside walk from the Wilderness Lodge. The rustic decor features pine furniture and textured rugs. A large, private pool might be its best feature.

Cost Range

$475 - $2,560

Lodging Area

Magic Kingdom

Category

Deluxe Villa

Transportation

Boat, Bus

Guest Overall Rating

Based on 107 surveys. (See our Ratings and Research page for details)

Our Overall Rating

Room: B

Pool: A-

Lighting: A

Pillows: A

Room Quality
Check-in Efficiency
Quietness of Room
Park Transportation
Hotel Pool
Staff
Food Court

Boulder Ridge Villas Studio Room Tour

Resort Strengths

National park lodge theme is a favorite of kids and adults alike

Excellent lounge for adults

Close to recreational options at Fort Wilderness

Great views from guest rooms

Exceptionally peaceful location and public areas

Large pool with cabanas

Resort Weaknesses

Transportation to Magic Kingdom is by bus or boat only

Bus transportation to Magic Kingdom sometimes shared with Fort Wilderness

Room furnishings feel dated

What Readers Are Saying About Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Loved our stay at Boulder Ridge Villas.

M

Mary B

February 4, 2020

We found the layout of the studio inferior to the studios at Animal Kingdom Kidani and Old Key West. The Boulder Ridge studio has a lot of wasted space.

M

Martin Family

May 23, 2019

The transportation wait time at Boulder Ridge/Wilderness Lodge was uncharacteristically long.

S

Sarah P

April 7, 2019

Sofa bed at Boulder Ridge Villa was improved greatly by asking for an additional sofa bed matteress. It meant we weren't able to use the sofa, but made for a much better night's sleep.

J

Jenny B

November 28, 2018

Rooms

Studios here are around 356 square feet, slightly larger than most Disney moderate resorts, and smaller than other studios on property. The kitchenette, though dated, is functional for quick pre-prepared breakfasts and coffee.

  • Room with Queen Bed(s) and en-suite bathroom
  • Balcony or patio
  • Dresser with drawers
  • Full-length mirror
  • Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • Coffee maker and starter supply of coffee pods
  • Starter supply of disposable kitchenware: paper plates, bowls, and cups; plastic forks, knives, and spoons
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Digital thermostat
  • In-room safe
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and bar soap

Boulder Ridge features even more rustic decor than the Wilderness Lodge, with pine furniture, and textured rugs and curtains. But these are some of the most dated rooms in Walt Disney World.

Boulder Ridge's one- and two-bedroom villas offer full kitchens, with stainless-steel appliances.

  • Room with King Bed and en-suite bathroom
  • Double-Size Sleeper Sofa
  • Balcony or patio
  • Four chairs
  • Dresser with drawers
  • Full-length mirror
  • Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • In-room washer and dryer
  • Coffee maker and starter supply of coffee pods
  • Full set of kitchen and cooking utensils, including flatware, pots, pans, plates and bowls.
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Digital thermostat
  • In-room safe
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and bar soap

Boulder Ridge features even more rustic decor than the Wilderness Lodge, with pine furniture, and textured rugs and curtains. But these are some of the most dated rooms in Walt Disney World.

Boulder Ridge Studio Room

Boulder Ridge Studio Room

Boulder Ridge Studio TV Stand and Dresser

Boulder Ridge Studio TV Stand and Dresser

Boulder Ridge Studio Bed

Boulder Ridge Studio Bed

Boulder Ridge Studio Fold Down Bed

Boulder Ridge Studio Fold Down Bed

Boulder Ridge Studio Kitchenette

Boulder Ridge Studio Kitchenette

Boulder Ridge Studio Shower

Boulder Ridge Studio Shower

Boulder Ridge Studio Bathroom Sink

Boulder Ridge Studio Bathroom Sink

Boulder Ridge Studio Toilet

Boulder Ridge Studio Toilet

View From Boulder Ridge Studio 1514 View

View From Boulder Ridge Studio 1514 View

Boulder Ridge 1-Bedroom Villa Bedroom

Boulder Ridge 1-Bedroom Villa Bedroom

Boulder Ridge 1-Bedroom Villa Bedroom TV Stand and Dresser

Boulder Ridge 1-Bedroom Villa Bedroom TV Stand and Dresser

Boulder Ridge 1-Bedroom Villa Bedroom

Boulder Ridge 1-Bedroom Villa Bedroom

Boulder Ridge 1-Bedroom Villa Living Room

Boulder Ridge 1-Bedroom Villa Living Room

Boulder Ridge 1-Bedroom Villa Kitchen

Boulder Ridge 1-Bedroom Villa Kitchen

Boulder Ridge 1-Bedroom Villa Kitchen

Boulder Ridge 1-Bedroom Villa Kitchen

Boulder Ridge 1-Bedroom Villa Bathroom Shower and Sink

Boulder Ridge 1-Bedroom Villa Bathroom Shower and Sink

Boulder Ridge 1-Bedroom Villa Bathroom Tub and Sink

Boulder Ridge 1-Bedroom Villa Bathroom Tub and Sink

View From Boulder Ridge 1-Bedroom 1539

View From Boulder Ridge 1-Bedroom 1539

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Dining

Boulder Ridge shares restaurants with the Wilderness Lodge. Dining choices at Wilderness Lodge are informal and tasty. Room service is available.

Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White Artist Point is home to the fixed-price "Story Book Dining at Artist Point" character meal. Characters include Snow White, Dopey, Grumpy, and the Evil Queen—odd choices for a restaurant, as Snow White falls into a coma immediately after eating doctored food. (Apparently Disney’s in on the joke, though, because there’s a “Poison” Apple dessert.)

Whispering Canyon Cafe The all-you-can-eat skillets give hungry folks their money’s worth.

Geyser Point Bar & Grill The quality of the food and the view of the resort area from any given table combine to create an upscale quick-service dining experience. Best of all, guests don’t have to fuss with paper plates and trays of food in the busy dining area; ordered food is delivered to guests at their chosen tables on real dishes with nonplastic silverware (or neatly packaged in to-go containers, if so desired). This family from London thinks Geyser Point is worth a quick boat or bus ride from the Magic Kingdom: We found Geyser Point to be a brilliant place for lunch after a morning in the Magic Kingdom. Although not air-conditioned, it was still cool, very relaxing with nice views and comfortable chairs. Plus it’s quick-service, but you get waited on.

Roaring Fork Quick-service eatery for Wilderness Lodge, serving up typical breakfast fare in the morning and sandwiches (including burgers and barbecue) for lunch and dinner.

Territory Lounge Territory Lounge at the Wilderness Lodge Resort is one of our favorite lounges in one of our favorite resorts in one of our favorite Walt Disney Worlds (whoops, got carried away there). It is well themed, often quiet, and serves good food and good drinks. Tucked into a corner of the massive Lodge lobby, the lounge can be missed easily, but we recommend seeking it out for a pleasant evening. The Wilderness Lodge is meant to resemble grand log buildings found in the United States’ national parks of the west, specifically in Yellowstone and Yosemite. Territory Lounge plays off this general theme wonderfully without being simply a copy of it. While there is a definite western pioneer spirit to the lounge, you will also see a focus on a skill that was very important to the expansion of America: Cartography, the science of mapmaking. Of immediate notice is the fantastic wooden bar, with the rear mirror being held up by two large, carved bears. If you keep looking up, a large map covers the center of the ceiling and is surrounded by beautiful exposed logs. Along the walls are many paintings and pictures, but also several shadow boxes. You should definitely take some time here to examine the boxes, as they contain treasures of America’s past. There are displays of mining tools as well as mapmaking instruments and survey equipment. For the most part, the drinks are the standards of the Disney bar menu, but there are a few things of note, mostly for the beer and wine drinkers. A few of the draught beers are local to Canada and the northwest U.S. such as Moosehead (Canada) and Widmer (Oregon). The wine list is even more special, as it is the list used in Artist Point, the signature restaurant also located in the Wilderness Lodge. Contained on that list are several great selections from the Pacific Northwest. The food at Territory Lounge is also centered on the Pacific Northwest and contains a handful of appetizers like smokey portobello mushroom soup, pulled pork nachos, and a northwest charcuterie plate. They are all high in quality and can easily be made into a meal.

Wilderness Lodge Mercantile Gift shop with a small selection of snacks, drinks, and groceries.

Miss Jenny's In-Room Dining In-room dining for Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Villas.

Refillable Mugs Allows guest self-service soft drink refills from quick-service locations in hotels (NOT in theme parks) for $21.99 for the length of stay.

Whispering Canyon Cafe Entrance

Amenities

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Boulder Ridge Cove Pool

Boulder Ridge has a private pool, separated from the rest of the resort. One end of the pool is zero-entry, and a whirlpool spa is nearby.

Arcade

Located just off the Wilderness Lodge lobby is the Buttons and Bells Arcade, which has a decent collection of relatively recent video and arcade games. Most games cost $0.50 to $2.00 per play.

Outdoor Movies

Free Disney Movies Under the Stars are shown most evenings, weather-permitting, between the marina and Geyser Point Bar and Grill.

Fitness

The Sturdy Branches Health Club is a full-service fitness center with sauna. Typical hours are 6 AM to 9 PM.

Early Theme Park Entry

Disney resort guests get into each theme park 30 minutes earlier than off-site guests, every day.

Buy Individual Lightning Lane Early

Those staying at Disney's Deluxe and Deluxe Villa hotels can buy Lightning Lane via Individual Purchase at 7:00 a.m. each day. Others cannot make that purchase until the official park opening time.

Extended Evening Theme Park Hours

Disney's Deluxe and DVC resort guests get two extra hours in select theme parks on certain days of the week. The schedule changes, so check with the front desk.

Electrical Water Pageant

Performed at nightfall on Bay Lake, this show is a stunning electric-light show aboard small barges and set to nifty electronic music.

Resort amenities at-a-glance
Disney-owned
Early Theme Park Entry
Extended Evening Theme Park Hours
Book Lightning Lane access via Individual Purchase Early
Suites
Room Service
Wireless Internet
Fitness Center
Water Sports
Marina
Beach
Biking
Transportation to Parks
Club Level
Tennis
Airport Transportation

Practical Matters

Check In/Out Time
Online Check-In
MagicBand
Theme Park Tickets
Dining Reservations
Laundry
Lost and Found
Shopping
Child Care

Transportation

Driving to the Resort
Getting to the Parks
and Disney Springs
Getting to Another Hotel from Boulder Ridge Villas
Getting to Universal Orlando

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