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Virtual Tour Of Copper Creek Villas

Disney Vacation Club has added virtual tours of the rooms at the new Copper Creek Villas at it’s disneycoppercreek.com site. You can navigate around the rooms, in some cases with a 360-degree view. It’s almost as good as taking the tour of the model rooms at the DVC sales center at Saratoga Springs Resort.

Here are the links to each virtual tour:

Deluxe Studio

One-bedroom villa

Two-bedroom villa

Tours have not yet been posted by DVC of the Grand Villas or the Cascade Cabins.

Why are Copper Creek Dues So High?

When the cost, points chart, and annual dues for Copper Creek Villas & Cabins were released on March 1st, many people were surprised by how high the annual dues are. Copper Creek annual dues are $7.3296 per point, making it’s dues higher than all other DVC resorts – except for Vero Beach.

Let’s breakdown the annual dues into the various components and compare them to all the other DVC resorts. The definition of the various components is available here.

Click on an image to view a larger version.

Here is a high-level summary of the 2017 dues:

2017 DVC Resort Budget Comparison: Dues Breakdown
2017 DVC Resort Budget Comparison: Dues Breakdown

As you can see, Copper Creek Villas (CCV) has the highest taxes per point of all the other resorts. This seems to be the main reason why the Copper Creek dues are so high. This is an estimated figure, so if actual taxes are less, owners at CCV can expect a refund to be applied to next year’s dues.

The operating budget seems in line with the other resorts. You would expect the costs to be not too different than Boulder Ridge Villas, and they are pretty close.

2017 DVC Resort Budget Comparison: Costs
2017 DVC Resort Budget Comparison: Costs

Here is a graphical breakdown of the operating costs for Copper Creek. The main items are housekeeping, administration & front desk, and transportation.

DVC 2017 Resort Budget for CCV: Operating Costs
DVC 2017 Resort Budget for CCV: Operating Costs

Looking at the capital reserves budget, Copper Creek has the highest figure at Walt Disney World. It is surpassed only by Vero Beach (VB) and Hilton Head Island (HHI). Why is this?

2017 DVC Resort Budget Comparison: Capital
2017 DVC Resort Budget Comparison: Capital

Finally, looking at the revenue portion of the budget, Copper Creek looks to be in line with other resorts.

2017 DVC Resort Budget Comparison: Revenue
2017 DVC Resort Budget Comparison: Revenue

So, in summary, the reasons the annual dues for Copper Creek are so high are taxes and capital reserves.

The DVC resort budget for Copper Creek Villas & Cabins is broken down here. All the resort budgets (including history for the past several years) is available here.

Copper Creek Reservations Begin

Today, booking for Copper Creek Villas & Cabins opened up for existing DVC members who added-on points at the new resort.

As the day started, members had to call DVC Member Services in order to book. Online reservations using the member web site should be available fairly soon. Until then, members are advised to book via the telephone.

These members can book for dates starting July 17 out to 11 months (so, February 21 if booking today).

Copper Creek Reservations Begin
Copper Creek Reservations Begin – DVC Members who added on

Reservations also opened up for the general public to book via a cash booking.

Copper Creek Reservations Begin
Copper Creek Reservations Begin – Cash

New Members purchasing Copper Creek Villas & Cabins on or after April 5 can book accommodations starting April 19. All other DVC members can book accommodations starting April 26, out to 7 months in advance.

Copper Creek Villas Model Room Photos

Here are some photos taken of the model room for the Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge resort. The 2-bedroom lock-off model room is located at the DVC Sales Center at Saratoga Springs Resort. A 2-bedroom lock-off can be used as a 2-bedroom villa, or subdivided into a Studio and 1-bedroom villa.

You can click on a photo to view a larger version.

Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room
Copper Creek Villas Model Room

Thanks to Lori (Disney13) for the photos.

Disney Vacation Club Announces the Start of Sales for Copper Creek Villas

Today, Disney sent out the following press release:

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge offers families a new frontier for magical vacations with a wide-variety of deluxe accommodations

CELEBRATION, Fla. (March 2, 2017) – Disney Vacation Club recently announced that sales for Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, the latest resort in its growing portfolio, will begin on March 8 for current Disney Vacation Club Members with general sales following on April 5.

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins offers guests a new frontier for magical vacations where the comforts of home and the wonders of the wilderness are deeply rooted in the magic of Disney. Inspired by the legendary mining and railroad history of the Pacific Northwest, guests will come “home” to rustic elegance, where cozy touches mix with modern designs to create a tranquil retreat.

“We’re excited to introduce Copper Creek Villas & Cabins to our Members and guests,” said Ken Potrock, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Vacation Club. “Whether it’s a quiet night spent in a cabin unwinding by the living room fireplace or venturing out into the endless action of nearby Magic Kingdom Park, Copper Creek Villas & Cabins is the perfect place for families to embrace the simple joys of nature and reconnect with each other for a lifetime of memories.”

Offering one of the widest ranges of accommodations found at Walt Disney World Resort, Copper Creek Villas & Cabins features 184 modern, nature-inspired vacation homes, including Deluxe Studios, one- and two-bedroom Villas, and three-bedroom Grand Villas, which sleep up to 12. Each unit is thoughtfully designed with today’s families in mind and offers added convenience and many of the comforts of home, such as well-appointed kitchen areas, expanded storage space for belongings and private patios or balconies with scenic views.

Natural finishing touches throughout add a sense of nature to each room. Copper Creek Villas & Cabins also includes 26 all-new luxurious waterfront cabins. Sleeping up to eight and featuring two bedrooms, two baths and large dining and living room spaces, the cabins’ floor-to- ceiling windows, exposed wooden beams and interior-exterior stone-hearth fireplace bring the beauty of the outdoors in, offering plenty of room for families. After an exciting day at the nearby theme parks, guests can return to their porch to take in the fresh air and relax in the built-in hot tub, and for some, enjoy the Electrical Water Pageant on Bay Lake and firework views from the Magic Kingdom.

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins, currently still under construction, is scheduled to open for guests and Members on July 17. This will be the 14th Disney Vacation Club development and the second at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, conveniently located just a water-taxi ride away from Magic Kingdom Park.

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins

Additional Resort Enhancements

While staying at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins, guests will have shared-access to all of the amenities and activities available just steps away at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

Geyser Point Bar & Grill
Geyser Point Bar & Grill

The recently opened Geyser Point Bar & Grill offers picturesque views of Bay Lake, as well as explorer-worthy feasts and trails-end spirits in an open-air lounge. The unique menu highlights an array of flavors from bison burgers with Tillamook cheddar and a house-smoked salmon BLT with lemon-caper mayonnaise to innovative small plates, craft beers and signature cocktails in the lounge. Roaring Fork, the resort’s original quick-service restaurant, will reopen later this year with a refreshed look and expanded outdoor seating.

Boulder Ridge Cove Pool
Boulder Ridge Cove Pool

Later this summer, guests will enjoy the laid-back relaxation of the new Boulder Ridge Cove Pool, part of Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. This modern-day swimmin’ hole set within a spectacular backdrop features a zero-depth entry point.

Those in search of extra pampering will want to stop by the all-new Salon by the Springs for pool-side manicures, pedicures and hair services. Additionally, a brand-new sports court, BBQ pavilions and a refurbished fire pit and movie area also join the lineup of resort amenities all slated to open in the summer.

Copper Creek Resort Map
Copper Creek Resort Map

When can members start booking reservations at the new resort?

  • Existing Members adding-on points at CCV can book accommodations starting March 21.
  • New Members purchasing CCV on or after April 5 can book accommodations starting April 19.
  • All other DVC members can book accommodations starting April 26.

DVC is offering the Guaranteed Weeks option for purchases. An explanation of that is found here.

To learn more about Copper Creek Villas & Cabins and Disney Vacation Club Membership, visit DisneyCopperCreek.com.

Copper Creek Cost, Points Chart & More Revealed

Disney Vacation Club has revealed the cost, points chart, and opening timeframe for Copper Creek Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

Current DVC members will be able to add-on points at CCV on March 8, while sales to the general public will start on April 5th.  The resort is scheduled to open on July 17, 2017.

The cost per point is $176, exclusive of any incentives (the same cost as the Polynesian Villas). DVC is offering members  incentives of $1,000 off an add on of 150 points or more (offer available March 8, 2017 – May 31, 2017.). The annual dues will be $7.3296 per point.

Also revealed were the 2017 points chart and the 2018 points chart.

When can members start booking reservations at the new resort?

  • Existing Members adding-on points at CCV can book accommodations starting March 21.
  • New Members purchasing CCV on or after April 5 can book accommodations starting April 19.
  • All other DVC members can book accommodations starting April 26.

Here are the rooms:

Copper Creek Villas Studio
Copper Creek Villas Studio
Copper Creek Villas Studio
Copper Creek Villas Studio
Copper Creek Villas 1-bedroom
Copper Creek Villas 1-bedroom
Copper Creek Villas 1-bedroom
Copper Creek Villas 1-bedroom
Copper Creek Villas 2-bedroom
Copper Creek Villas 2-bedroom
Copper Creek Villas 2-bedroom
Copper Creek Villas 2-bedroom
Copper Creek Villas Grand Villa
Copper Creek Villas Grand Villa
Copper Creek Villas Grand Villa
Copper Creek Villas Grand Villa
Cascade Cabin at Copper Creek Villas
Cascade Cabin at Copper Creek Villas
Cascade Cabin at Copper Creek Villas
Cascade Cabin at Copper Creek Villas
Copper Creek Resort Map
Copper Creek Resort Map

DVC is offering the following incentives:

Incentives for member add-ons

DVC is offering the Guaranteed Weeks option for purchases. An explanation of that is found here.

Want to know the rack rates if you book a stay using cash with Disney?

Cash rates for Copper Creek Villas
Cash rates for Copper Creek Villas

Visit DisneyCopperCreek.com for more information. You can join the discussion in our forum.

Boulder Ridge Villas vs. Copper Creek Villas
Boulder Ridge Villas vs. Copper Creek Villas

DVC files Copper Creek Villas and Cabins details

The Disney Vacation Club filed the master declaration for the Copper Creek Villas and Cabins. The waterfront cabins are 2-bedroom units (similar to the bungalows at the Polynesian), but look to be less points per night than the bungalows (details are near the bottom of this post).

Just as we reported earlier, besides the waterfront cabins, the south wing of the main Wilderness Lodge building will be converted to DVC rooms, including studios, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom Grand Villas. Both dedicated and lock-off units are available.

With the filing of this master declaration, DVC is very close to begin selling points for CCV.

Some floor plans are shown below.

Cascade Cabin

Copper Creek Villas - Cabin floorplan
Copper Creek Villas – Cabin floor plan
Copper Creek Villas - Cabin floor plan
Copper Creek Villas – Cabin floor plan

Here is a comparison of the plans for the cabins as compared to the plans for the bungalows at the Polynesian Resort.

Copper Creek Cabin vs. Polynesian Bungalow
Copper Creek Cabin vs. Polynesian Bungalow

Studio

Copper Creek Villas - Studio floor plan
Copper Creek Villas – Studio floor plan
Copper Creek Villas - Studio floor plan
Copper Creek Villas – Studio floor plan
Copper Creek Villas - Alternate Studio floor plan
Copper Creek Villas – Alternate Studio floor plan

1-bedroom

Copper Creek Villas - 1-bedroom floor plan
Copper Creek Villas – 1-bedroom floor plan
Copper Creek Villas - 1-bedroom floor plan
Copper Creek Villas – 1-bedroom floor plan

2-bedroom

Copper Creek Villas - 2-bedroom floor plan
Copper Creek Villas – 2-bedroom floor plan
Copper Creek Villas - 2-bedroom floor plan
Copper Creek Villas – 2-bedroom floor plan

Grand Villa

Copper Creek Villas - Grand Villa floor plan
Copper Creek Villas – Grand Villa floor plan
Copper Creek Villas - Grand Villa floor plan
Copper Creek Villas – Grand Villa floor plan
Copper Creek Villas - South Wing of Lodge
Copper Creek Villas – South Wing of Lodge

The maximum reallocation point values show the studios and 1-bedroom units may require the same number of points per night as the original Villas at the Wilderness Lodge (now called Boulder Ridge Villas) – 18 points for a studio and 36 points for a 1-bedroom. The information below shows a 2-bedroom is 46 points per night, a Grand Villa is 122 points, while a cabin is 115 points.

Copper Creek Villas Points
Copper Creek Villas Max Reallocation Values

Boulder Ridge Cove Pool Construction Update Feb 2017

With Geyser Point Bar & Grill opening today, let’s take a look at how the rest of the remaining DVC construction at the Wilderness Lodge is going.

Since our last update a month ago, the state of the construction of the Copper Creek Cabins is largely the same, from the exterior.

Copper Creek Villas and Cabins
Copper Creek Cabins

Most of the visible construction activity has to do with Boulder Ridge Cove Pool – and specifically, the boulders.

So, for those of you interested in the boulders getting built, here you go…

Boulder Ridge Cove Pool Boulder Ridge Cove Pool Boulder Ridge Cove Pool Boulder Ridge Cove Pool Boulder Ridge Cove Pool Boulder Ridge Cove Pool Boulder Ridge Cove Pool Boulder Ridge Cove Pool Boulder Ridge Cove Pool Boulder Ridge Cove Pool Boulder Ridge Cove Pool

Looking closer at the new Wilderness Lodge map, you notice some new names.

New Wilderness Lodge Map
New Wilderness Lodge Map
New Wilderness Lodge Map
New Wilderness Lodge Map
New Wilderness Lodge Map
New Wilderness Lodge Map

If you happen to visit the Wilderness Lodge, take some photos of the construction, and are willing to share them, please send them to us.

Geyser Point Bar & Grill Now Open at Wilderness Lodge

The new Geyser Point Bar & Grill opened today at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, part of the Disney Vacation Club expansion at the Wilderness Lodge. This is a new counter service restaurant.

Geyser Point Bar and Grill
Early morning before it opened

Geyser Point Bar and Grill

Geyser Point Bar and Grill
Eating Area
Geyser Point Bar and Grill
The Bar

Geyser Point Bar and Grill

Geyser Point Bar and Grill

Geyser Point Bar and Grill

Geyser Point Bar and Grill

Geyser Point Bar and Grill

Geyser Point Bar and Grill

Geyser Point Bar and Grill
Breakfast Menu
Geyser Point Bar and Grill
Day Menu
Geyser Point Bar and Grill
My breakfast
Geyser Point Bar and Grill
My view when eating breakfast
Geyser Point Bar and Grill
The Kid’s Area
Geyser Point Bar and Grill
Boulders
Geyser Point Bar and Grill
Water Tower
Geyser Point Bar and Grill
Fire Pit

Geyser Point Bar and Grill

New Wilderness Lodge Map
New Wilderness Lodge Map


Geyser Point Bar and Grill

For a look at the latest construction photos from the Boulder Ridge Pool and Copper Creek Cabins, look here.