Travelling with our family of 4 should be a simple thing, a standard room fits a “normal” family of our size easily and it should be a no brainer right? Not so much for our little crew I’m afraid. We just don’t fit into that little box and only realized this by trial and error. We have 2 very different girls who are 7 and 9, we knew this before ever booking a hotel room for the night but we had NO idea how different their sleeping needs are until we were stuck in hotel room at bedtime with one yelling at the other to be QUIET!
You see we have one daughter who chatters herself to sleep while the other seeks utter silence and darkness to drift off to slumber. This has proven to be a HUGE challenge in the past when we’ve had to share accommodations, to the point where we now book rooms which allow them to sleep apart. These little darlings also need downtime, the ability to decompress from the events of the day and to clear their little brains of sights, sounds and just relax.
We recently had the pleasure of being invited to Walt Disney World by Disney Canada to experience #DisneyHaunt. Walt Disney World is one of our favourite vacation spots which I’ve written about in a number of articles which you can find HERE. Cabins at Fort Wilderness at Walt Disney World really hit the mark for our family’s accommodation needs, let me show you in more detail..
Fort Wilderness Cabins
With over 750 acres of forested property, Disney’s Fort Wilderness resort and campground truly makes you feel like you’re escaping the hustle and bustle. Our little cabin set the tone immediately, it was rustic and cozy.
Each cabin is well thought-out, with your own driveway you are assured space for your vehicle which you may want as this resort is quite remote. There is a bus system within the resort but it can take up to 20 mins for a bus to arrive and get you to the point where you transfer to the outer Disney buses to the theme parks. This may not matter to many people, but it’s nice to have the parking available for those who choose to rent a vehicle.
The cabins also have their own decks, we enjoyed this as it was another space for us to rest and enjoy watching the creatures walk through the forest. One evening while sitting on the deck with my husband we had an armadillo walk past our deck which I can honestly say was a first for us.
Walking into the cabin you’re greeted with vaulted ceilings, a full kitchen, sleeping accommodations for 6 and a full bathroom. There is daily housekeeping and they even do your dishes! If you don’t feel like shopping you can easily phone over an order for groceries which will be delivered for a small fee.
Our cabin had a Murphy bed which we adored, it allowed us to separate the girls at bedtime and assured each a solid night’s sleep.
The well appointed kitchen comes equipped with all of the tools and dish ware we needed. There is even an outdoor BBQ if you are the grilling type.
The bedroom was lovely, it continued with the rustic flair and had adorable bunk beds, along with one for us adults! The mattresses were comfortable and provided good support for my bad back.
WildLife at Fort Wilderness
Over the entire property we were surrounded by nature and its inhabitants. We saw deer, rabbits, wild turkeys, armadillo, lizards, horses and more. The children especially loved chasing the lizards and even managed to catch a few…thankfully no lizards were harmed in the hunt.
At the Cabins at Fort Wilderness there are a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy. From the white sandy beach to checkers games to horse carriage rides you can find something for everyone. There is the Meadow Swimmin’ Pool which features a corkscrew waterslide, whirlpool spa and kiddie pool or a fort-themed water play area with tot-friendly slides. Just down our cabin’s road there was a “quiet” pool which we enjoyed.
The resort has free wifi which you all know I used and loved. There is also TV in the cabin which the girls enjoyed later in the evenings.
If you’re a family who craves quiet time like ours or happen to have more than a few children, you really should check into staying at The Cabins at Fort Wilderness. It is a great option to regroup and rest after spending hectic days at the them parks. We highly recommend it and hope to return soon!
Disclosure: We were given our stay free of charge while attending #DisneyHaunt. All opinions are my own.
How cool! I had NO idea Disney had cabins! It looks beautiful out there :) Thanks for sharing!
This resort hadn’t even hit my radar until now, it’s lovely!
Tammi @ My Organized Chaos says
It was such a fantastic time, so happy to have experienced WDW with you!! I miss our evenings of cabin hopping, they were the best!
Wasn’t it great that our cabins were so close! I loved spending time on the deck chatting about our day together.
Rita O'Neal says
How cool! We have never been to a Disney park but someday hope to go. It’s nice to know something like this is an option. I had no idea.
It’s a unique resort which I’m sure many don’t quite understand.
Jen-Eighty MPH Mom says
I think these are the most beautiful cabins I have ever seen! Love the vaulted ceilings – gorgeous!
They are so lovely, perfectly decorated yet still have all the amenities we needed and more.
Doris Calvert says
Looks like my kind of place, we rent a cabin in Jasper every year. no tv or phone ahhh so nice
Thank you for this post Julie! Our family LOVES staying here, and it’s still a well-kept secret at WDW…many people still don’t know about it.
Wendy [mapsgirl] says
We stayed at Ford Wilderness when my family went to Disney when I was 12. We stayed in the camp ground section because we had a tent. I remember seeing the armadillos too! Colleague of mine at work took his family to Fort Wilderness over the summer and absolutely loved it :)
I’ve never even heard of Disney’s Fort Wilderness resort. Looks great!