at Walt Disney World
The theming is incredible - a soaring lobby with a massive stone fireplace and bubbling indoor "hot spring" greets you. The same spring meanders outdoors to become a brook, then a waterfall, which flows into the pool. Wonderfully done. There are three restaurants ranging from snack counter to elegant dining featuring Northwest cuisine and a great Pacific wine list. There is a nice lounge and a pool snack/drink bar. An arcade, a kids child care center, bike and boat rentals, a beach... you could spend a couple days just exploring the resort and not be bored. We had a 4th floor courtyard room right over the pool, with a great view of Bay Lake. Noise was never a problem - neither from the hall nor the courtyard, nor the rooms on either side. And the lodge was fully booked while we were there. We also found the transportation to be as good as any other resort we have stayed at. I do find the rooms to be a little smaller at this resort than at other deluxe resorts. In compensation, it is the least expensive of all the deluxe resorts. It's a wonderful place and I would highly recommend a stay at the Wilderness Lodge.