Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

by Jan 24, 2023

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort is a deluxe villa property at the Walt Disney World Resort. Located in the Disney Springs area, this resort is perfect for guests looking to stay at a home away from home.

Resort Overview

Step back in time to the Victorian era in upstate New York, known for horse racing. You are surrounded by golf courses, waterways, and pastel-colored buildings, inspired by the era. This property is a Disney Vacation Club property. Opening in 2004, it is comprised entirely of villas, making it the perfect choice for large groups. There are accommodations that will sleep up to 12 guests. Not only is the resort located close to Disney Springs, but the grounds are also beautiful with easy access to golf courses.

Reasons We Love This Resort:

Location: This resort is located close to Disney Springs. It’s easy to walk over and enjoy the shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

Spacious: This is a Disney Vacation Club property made up entirely of villas. The guest rooms are spacious with accommodations for travel parties of all sizes. If you are looking for unique accommodations, with a different feel, the Treehouse Villas are a one-of-a-kind option.

 Amenities: Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort is just steps away from two amazing golf courses located at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi Service (complimentary wi-fi access in guest rooms, main lobbies, and main pools)
  • Dining Options (table service, quick service, and poolside service)
  • Business Center (computer services, print services, shipping services, office supplies)
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Luggage Service (luggage assistance, valet parking assistance, dry cleaning)
  • Laundry Services (in-unit for villas with one or more bedrooms)
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Valet and Self-Parking
  • 24-Hour ATM (near the front desk)
  • Front Desk Service (banking and mail)
  • Merchandise Delivery and Pickup
  • Grocery Orders
  • Concierge Service (purchase tickets, upgrade tickets, special requests)
  • Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa Health Club
  • Safekeeping (in-room safes with safe-keeping boxes available at Front Desk)
  • Rapid Fill (refillable mugs)
  • Wake-up Call Service
  • Disability Service (mobility, hearing, visual, and service animal accommodations)
  • Early Park Admission
  • Extended Evening Hours (on select nights)

 

 

A Full Range of Accommodations

This property offers a variety of accommodations for parties of all sizes. The accommodations range from deluxe studios to 3-bedroom grand villas. There is also an option called the Treehouse Villas. These unique accommodations offer a spacious retreat with extra privacy.

Room Types

Deluxe Studio
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults
  • Views of the Garden, Lake, Pool, Woodlands, or Fairways
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double-Size Pull Down Bed
Deluxe Studio – Preferred
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults
  • Views of Garden, Courtyard, Woodlands, or Water
  • Close to Disney Springs or to The Carriage House and Dining
  • 1 King Bed, 1 Queen-Size Pull-Down Bed and 1 Twin-Size Pull-Down Bed
1 Bedroom Villa
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Garden, Lake, Pool, Woodlands, or Fairways
  • 1 King Bed, 1 Queen-Size Pull-Down Bed and 1 Twin-Size Pull-Down Bed

 

1 Bedroom Villa – Preferred
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults
  • Views of Garden, Courtyard, Woodlands, or Water
  • Close to Disney Springs or to The Carriage House and Dining
  • 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed, or 2 Queen Beds

 

2 Bedroom Villa
  • Sleeps up to 9 adults
  • Views of Garden, Lake, Pool, Woodlands, or Fairways
  • 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, 1 Queen-Size Pull-Down Bed, and 1 Twin-Size Pull-Down Bed

 

2 Bedroom Villa – Preferred
  • Sleeps up to 9 adults
  • Views of Garden, Lake, Pool, Woodlands, or Fairways
  • Close to Disney Springs or to The Carriage House and Dining
  • 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, 1 Queen-Size Pull-Down Bed, and 1 Twin-Size Pull-Down Bed
3 Bedroom Grand Villa
  • Sleeps up to 12 adults
  • Views of Garden, Lake, Pool, Woodlands, or Fairways
  • 1 King Bed, 4 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
3 Bedroom Grand Villa – Preferred
  • Sleeps up to 12 adults
  • Views of Garden, Lake, Pool, Woodlands, or Fairways
  • 1 King Bed, 4 Queen Beds, and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
Treehouse Villa
  • Sleeps up to 9 adults
  • Views of Woodlands
  • 2 Queen Beds, 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa, 1 Bunk Bed, and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair

 

Dining Information

 

All Dining & Lounges

The Turf Club Bar and Grill

Enjoy steaks and seasonal dishes at this restaurant designed to take you to the horse-racing clubs in turn-of-the-century Upstate New York. The restaurant is located alongside the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course clubhouse and includes beautiful views of Disney Springs and the golf course.

The Turf Club Lounge

Stop by for a cocktail or beer before or after dinner at this lounge located near the restaurant with the same name.

 The Artist’s Palette

This quick-service location includes a variety of choices from made-to-order meals to groceries and snacks.

 The Paddock Grill

From refreshing specialty drinks to sandwiches and salads, this is a spot to grab a bite with a satisfying array of options. This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

On the Rocks

Order a cold drink as you sit in the sun at this pool bar near the High Rock Springs Pool.

Backstretch Pool Bar

Race over to this spot for a refreshing drink including beers and cocktails or a quick snack.

Chip ‘n Dale’s Café

This sandwich stand is the perfect spot to grab a bite after golfing. There is a variety of snacks and light breakfasts are also available.

Pools, Grounds, & Recreation

High Rock Spring Pool

Enjoy some fun in the sun at this pool complete with waterfalls, zero-depth entry, and a 128-foot-long waterslide that is built right into the rocks. There are also two whirlpool spas, the perfect spots to sit and relax after a day at the parks.

Kids can run and play at the Donald Duck play area, complete with a miniature waterslide.

The Paddock Pool

Head to this zero-depth entry pool and enjoy the 146-foot-long waterslide that starts from atop a water tower. Then, relax in the whirlpool spa shaped like a horseshoe.

Kids will love the aquatic play area, including the two waterslides.

Three Leisure Pools

There are three other pools located at this resort, each the perfect spot to relax poolside and soak up the sun. They are located at the Treehouse Villas, Congress Park, and The Grandstand. The pools at Congress Park and The Grandstand also feature playgrounds and barbeque grilling areas.

Win, Paint, and Show!

Show your artsy side with a Disney-inspired painting class. This instructor-led class takes place at Community Hall every Thursday from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Registration begins at 5:45 pm and price is $35 plus tax. Guests must be at least 12 years of age to participate. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (407)WDW-PLAY.

Fishing

Enjoy a guided fishing excursion to experience bass fishing at its finest. There are 2-hour and 4-hour excursions available, suitable for all ages. All excursions include:

  • An experienced guide
  • Rod and reel
  • Tackle
  • Artificial and/or live bait
  • Non-alcoholic beverages only

 

Sunrise Yoga

Start your day feeling energized with a 30-minute gentle yoga class. All ages are welcome to these classes offered on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:00 am. Classes are held  in a calming atmosphere near Congress Park Pool, overlooking Disney Springs. Mats and towels are provided on-site but class space is limited to resort guests only so arrive early to secure your spot.

Movies Under the Stars

Enjoy complimentary movie screenings of your favorite Disney films. Check with the front desk for movie schedules.

Win, Place, or Show Arcade

Choose from an array of games appropriate for all ages. Purchase your game card and then recharge it using a credit card or cash. Game Cards can be used at any of the Walt Disney World Resort arcades. The arcade is located near the High Rock Springs Pool.

Basketball Courts

Practice shooting hoops at this basketball half-court. Complimentary basketballs are available for checkout from Horsing Around Rentals on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tennis

There are two clay tennis courts located in the sports court area. Complimentary racquets and tennis balls are available from Horsing Around Rentals. Courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis from 9:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course

Enjoy this classic country-club course that winds through villas, forests, and lakes. The 18-hole course has received 4 stars by Golf Digest and is also certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary. Golf attire is required and reservations can be made by calling (407)WDW-GOLF.

Jogging

Jog along the golf course greens on two jogging loops. One is 1.44 miles and the other is a .8-mile path.

Bike Rentals

Head to Horsing Around Rentals and then out on a bike ride where you will enjoy lakeside views. Both adult and children’s bikes are available, some with training wheels. Complimentary helmets and child seats are included with all rentals. Please note that helmets are required for all bicyclists under 16 years of age and guests must remain at the resort where the bikes were rented. Rentals are $20 plus tax.

Surrey Bike Rentals

Enjoy a bicycle built for 2, or 4! Rentals are available at Horsing Around Rentals and allow you to take the whole family on a bike ride around the resort.

Saratoga Springs Campfire Activities

Head over to the campfire to enjoy some family fun and roast marshmallows, available for purchase.

Community Hall

Enjoy complimentary ping-pong, foosball, arts & crafts, video games, DVDs, and more. The Community Hall is adjacent to Horsing Around Rentals and is open 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, 7 days a week.

Playgrounds

Kids will have a blast at three different playgrounds, 2 are water play, and one features equipment where kids can climb and slide!

 

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa Transportation

Get around Walt Disney World Resort with ease using one of several convenient, complimentary transportation options.

In addition, if you’d prefer private transportation around the Walt Disney World Resort, the Minnie Van service is available for an added fee through the Lyft mobile app.

Disney’s Saratoga Springs is a very large resort. For this reason, there is also an internal bus system, specifically for guests staying at the Treehouse Villas.

How to get to each park:

While staying at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa you may be wondering how you can get to each park using the free transportation systems offered at Walt Disney World. We have it broken down for you:

  • Magic Kingdom: There are free resort buses that offer transportation to the Magic Kingdom. These buses run approximately every 20 minutes from the resort until an hour after the park closes.
  • EPCOT: There are free resort buses that offer transportation to EPCOT. These buses run approximately every 20 minutes from the resort until an hour after the park closes.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: There are free resort buses that offer transportation to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. These buses run approximately every 20 minutes from the resort until an hour after the park closes.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: There are free resort buses that offer transportation to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. These buses run approximately every 20 minutes from the resort until an hour after the park closes.
  • Disney Springs and Water Parks: There are free resort buses that offer transportation to Disney Springs and the water parks nearly every 20 minutes from the resort. Buses typically run for an hour after Disney Springs or the water park close. Disney Springs is also a short walk or water taxi ride away.

Parking

*Guests who drive either their own vehicle or a rental car to Walt Disney World will enjoy complimentary standard self-parking. Valet parking is available for $33 per night. Complimentary standard self-parking is also available while you enjoy select dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation experiences at this resort.

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