By Traci|2019-10-28T10:23:52-04:00March 8, 2019|Disney|
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Disney’s Fort Wilderness cabins are one of the best lodging values on Disney property. At a lower cost than most deluxe resort rooms, the cabins have not just the standard hotel bedroom and bathroom, but also a full kitchen, dining area, and living room. There is also a private deck with a picnic table and parking space right next to the cabin.
The setting is ideal for our family as well. The cabins are located in a large natural area, seemingly far removed from the hustle and bustle of Disney World (and our family LOVES opportunities to escape the crowds!) while still being close and convenient to all that Disney offers.
Here I’ll share a Fort Wilderness cabin tour and will post our family’s full review later. Spoiler alert: We LOVE the Fort Wilderness cabins and they are a fantastic choice for a family of four wanting some peace and quiet during their Disney World vacation.
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The cabins are located on the south end of Fort Wilderness in seven loops. Our cabin was at the far end of the 2700 loop with one of the longest distances possible all the way to Settlement, but we rented a golf cart during our stay so the distance was a delightful perk for us because it meant longer drives in the golf cart!
The Fort Wilderness cabins are basically glorified single-wide mobile homes. Outside, there is a parking pad for your car which makes loading and unloading bags and groceries super easy. There is room to park the golf cart as well. The cabin has an outdoor grill and a deck with a picnic table. We stayed in late January during a rainy, cold spell (it really does happen in central Florida!) so we didn’t get to enjoy these, though they looked lovely.
Right inside the door, there’s a handy row of hooks for hanging coats and bags (and raincoats, in our case!). Straight ahead is the kitchen with a full size fridge, 2-burner cooktop, sink, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster. The cabinets are fully stocked with cookware, silverware, plates, bowls, and the cutest Mason jar mugs. We cooked dinner one night here – bringing a basic pasta and jarred sauce – and ordered take-out pizza and sandwiches another night. We enjoyed dinner at the dining table which offered plenty of room for the four of us with a padded bench on one side of an oval table and three chairs on the other.
The kitchen and dining area is open to the living room which includes a pull-out sleeper sofa and ottoman, arm chair, large television, and several cabinets with counter space. Our little one put this to immediate use as his private Lego play area.
The other half of the cabin is a bathroom and bedroom. Returning to the front door, we’ll go left down the hallway. The bathroom is a single room with one sink, a tub/shower combo, and toilet.
At the end of the hall is the bedroom. There is a queen bed against the wall, bunk bed, small television, closet, and vanity area with mirror. The bunks each have their own light and the bedroom has windows on three sides with views of the surrounding swampland.