• On Sep 24, 2017
    Jeanne from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Trying to decide between Saratoga Springs Villas and Boulder Creek Villas. 4 adults and 3 children (9,7,5). First time for kids. Family is vegan so we need a villa for meals. Won't be using many restaurants or shopping. Will be there 5 nights.

    Hi Jeanne,

    I am happy to help you think about these two resorts! Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge is a peaceful resort with a feeling of railroad hotels in the 19th century American West. Staying in the 19th century but moving to another part of the country, Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa celebrates the horse and spa retreat from upstate New York.

    You will need a two-bedroom villa to be able to accommodate all of the guests in your party. Like you, I like to have a full kitchen in my villa to prepare meals. Another wonderful amenity in a one-bedroom or larger villa is that there is a washer and dryer right in the unit.

    You will find two-bedroom villas at these resorts to be comparable in size. Next I would consider the location of each resort. Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is quite close and convenient to Disney Springs, to which you can walk or take a boat, so if you plan to spend a lot of time there, this might be a good choice. Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge is located close and a boat ride away from Magic Kingdom, so this could be a good choice if you plan to head to Magic Kingdom often.

    If I was going to choose between these two resorts, I would likely choose Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, because that theme is appealing to me. But let me throw one more possibility into the mix! Have you considered a Treehouse Villa at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa? These individual treehouses are nestled in the woods and are peaceful and lovely. My family of three shared one with good family friends who are a family of four for a week, and we had an absolute blast.

    Please let us know if you have any further questions, Jeanne!
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