This Disney resort and spa is an equestrian-themed, Victorian-style Disney Deluxe Villa Resort on the shores of Village Lake. Inspired by historic Saratoga Springs, a late-1800s New York retreat famous for its spas and horse racing, the buildings and grounds of this 65-acre resort are truly inviting. Guests can take a stroll among green rolling hills and discover gurgling fountains and placid lakes. The villas within each of the resort's 6 sections (The Springs, The Paddock, Congress Park, The Carousel, The Grandstand and The Treehouse Villas) offer many comforts of home, such as full kitchens and washer/dryers, with charming Victorian touches. The 3-bedroom grand villas are large enough to sleep up to 12 people, making them ideal for large groups such as family reunions. There are 840 rooms in total at this resort. Guests are welcomed in the lobby with a 24-hour reception, a currency exchange, lift access to the upper floors, and a newspaper stand. A games room, children's playground, bar, restaurant, and room and laundry services (both for additional fees) also feature.
This resort is a leisurely walk, boat or bus ride away from the Downtown Disney Area, Lake Buena Vista Golf Course and Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Guests may also take advantage of the shuttle bus service to the famous Walt Disney World Theme Parks. Cocoa Beach is about 100 km away and there are plenty of shops available some 6 km away at Orlando Premium Outlets. Orlando International Airport is about 29 km away, Orlando Sanford International Airport is about 68 km away and Patrick AFB Airport is some 97 km from the establishment.
The rooms feature handmade furniture in rich dark tones that complement the lighter walls and accessories. The studios, with space for 4 persons, include a kitchen, a washing machine, a private garden and two bedrooms. Further amenities include an en suite bathroom with a shower and bath, a hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, a radio, Internet access, a fridge, a microwave, a coffee/tea maker, ironing equipment, a double or king-size bed and a hire safe. The air conditioning and heating can be individually controlled.
Guests can enjoy a swim in the 161,000-gallon High Rock Spring Pool, featuring beautiful rockwork with cascading water and a unique waterslide. Alternatively, guests can work out in the health club, relax in the sauna, steam room or hot tub, or indulge in the revitalising treatments and massage therapies of the award-winning spa. It is also possible to tee off at the nearby Buena Vista Golf Course and afterwards dine on delicious American fare at the Turf Club Bar and Grill, offering panoramic views of waterways and golf greens. In addition to 4 pools, there are also 2 playgrounds, a high-tech games room, tennis, basketball, shuffleboard and bike rentals. Community Hall offers ping pong, table football, arts and crafts, and a variety of board games. Open daily from 9 am to 10 pm, Community Hall also provides scheduled programmes.
Breakfast is served each morning with a set menu lunch and dinner also available.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA are all accepted as methods of payment.
Directions from Orlando International Airport: Take the 528 West (toll road) until I-4. Take I-4 West and exit off the 2nd exit at EXIT 68 - FL 535. Turn right off the exit onto the 535, then take the first left onto Hotel Plaza Blvd. Take a right on E Buena Vista Drive. Then take a left on Broadway.
Disney's Magical Express offers a free airport shuttle (Orlando International Airport), luggage delivery and airline check-in (for most airlines) for guests staying at a Disney resort. These must be arranged in advance. To book, clients must follow these simple instructions: once they have a confirmation number and flight number/arrival time, they are asked to go to one of these websites to make a booking: for guests arriving from anywhere outside the USA, UK or Canada: www.disneysmagicalexpress.com//international. For guests arriving from within the USA: www.disneysmagicalexpress.com/us. For guests arriving from Canada: www.disneysmagicalexpress.com/ca. For guests arriving from the UK: www.disneysmagicalexpress.com/uk.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
Iron and board