Deluxe or Deluxe-Adjoining: Boulder Ridge Villas at Wilderness Lodge

Boulder Ridge Villas
Two Bed room Villa
96 factors DVC / $1285 per night time money

After my first official keep at Boulder Ridge as a DVC member, it took about an hour for me to have a selected thought: These are NOT deluxe resort rooms. That’s to not say they aren’t VERY good – they’re, and I need to state up entrance that I actually loved my keep. I booked a two-bedroom villa for my mom and me, we had a good time and I used to be extra satisfied than ever that I made the proper alternative in taking the DVC plunge.

Nevertheless, these are billed (primarily by Disney) as ‘Deluxe Lodging’. On the threat of sounding like a pompous jerk, I’ve stayed at each deluxe property Disney has to supply on each coasts. Whereas my 2 bed room villa at Boulder Ridge was very good, the lodging weren’t what I might think about ‘deluxe’. Extra like ‘Deluxe Adjoining’. For instance – the furnishings. Whereas the kitchen home equipment had been in nice form, the furnishings was displaying some put on. Our sofa had stains on it, to not point out grime. The chairs within the unit had been in related form and significantly previous their prime. Even after they had been new, the standard of the furnishings shouldn’t be what Disney would put in a deluxe resort. The identical could be stated for the beds and bedding. Whereas the mattress I slept on was snug sufficient, it was positively not the identical kind of mattress I’d discover in the primary constructing.

None of that is to say that I feel DVC was a foul thought. Nevertheless, I’m a agency believer in managing expectations. I like bigger lodging once I journey – house is necessary to me. Even the deluxe studios are significantly bigger than the rooms at most deluxe resorts (Poly and Up to date are exceptions). With regards to one and two bed room models, house is magnified exponentially, to not point out the included facilities of a full kitchen and washer and drier. For me, these issues greater than make up for the variations I discover on the deluxe aspect.

Now, on the constructive aspect – I’ve to say the foyer of Boulder Ridge Villas was beautiful. I can’t think about a extra snug, secluded spot. Particularly on a cold night time (in Florida, 50 levels constitutes chilly), sitting in one of many outsized chairs by the fireside looks like heaven.

Within the curiosity of equity, it’s been fairly some time since I stayed in a few of the DVC properties, so I’m basing this solely on my expertise at Boulder Ridge. A number of individuals have informed me that I might be pleasantly shocked once I expertise a few of the different resorts, and I take them at their phrase.

So, the ethical of the story – separate fact from advertising hype. DVC is nice, and I’m excited to be a member. That being stated, I’m going to strive laborious to not let my funding or my pleasure in becoming a member of cloud my judgment.

My verdict on Boulder Ridge: positively Deluxe adjoining. The rooms are in determined want of a refresh, however the level values listed here are fairly unbelievable. This room would have price $2570 if I had paid money – so for 92 factors, that’s a worth of just about $28 some extent, in order that definitely eases any disappointment I had with the standard of the room.

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