Sunday, March 21, 2010

Glamping 2010!

It's hard to believe, three (3) weeks ago today we left for what was going to be one of the most memorable trips we've ever had at WDW! Mary, Amanda and myself spent the first week of March at the Treehouse Villas located at the Saratoga Springs Resort with seven (7) of our closest friends. We traveled from NY, PA, VA, MD and FL.

It was a cold, snowy morning here in Western PA the day we departed. Hard to imagine as I write this entry, looking outside at the awesome weather we're having this weekend. We left earlier than planned and kept faith our flight wouldn't be delayed or cancelled. After a half hour being de-iced on the runway, we were off and still ended up arriving eighteen (18) minutes ahead of schedule! You ROCK Southwest Airlines!

One of my favorite pics from the trip of the Gang after our Fireworks Cruise back at the Treehouses!

What are the Treehouse Villas??

Anyone who has ever taken a ride on the Sassagoula River connecting Port Orleans with Downtown Disney has probably noticed the Treehouse villas. Nestled, appropriately enough, in the trees on the far end of Disney’s Saratoga Springs resort, for many years these villas were vacant and in various stages of disrepair. While they were used at one time as housing for the Disney College Program, the decor remained a throwback to the 1970’s when the villas were first built as part of the Golf Course Villas.

The decor of the villas fits perfectly with it’s surroundings - lots of earth tones (shades of green and taupe) and wood trim carry the ‘treehouse’ theme throughout the villas. There are three bedrooms, two with queen size beds, one with bunk beds - each room contains a 32″ flat screen television. There is another flat screen in the living room, bringing the total number of televisions to 4. The villas will accomodate up to nine (9) people utilizing the pull out couch (sleeps two (2)) and chair (sleeps one (1)) in the living room. We put it to the test and found it quite comfortable.

Since their opening, most are familiar with the interior/exterior shots of the Treehouse Villas, so decided with this blog entry to share photos of our view (more photos posted on FaceBook), which were awesome! The weather was cooler than expected but we were fortunate a couple days to take advantage of the deck and view plus cookout one evening. Each unit comes equipped with it's own grill.

Our Treehouse

Our Deck

Our Amazing View!


Charles said...

Thanks for sharing! We can't wait to stay in one. We need to save up some points first!!

dopey926 said...

Another eloquent blog posting! Again, a trip down memory lane. We had such a great time. Couldn't think of a better way to ring in Mary's special day (week) LOL! The only thing we didn't do is find that vine to swing from....have to remember that next time! :)

Duckman said...

Charles-Your welcome! Highly recommend the Treehouses. Found them spacious and liked the privacy they offered in how they were nestled in the trees.

We've always stayed at Old Key West, this was our 1st time trying another resort. Was such a positive experience, we're looking forward to staying there again in the near future.

Toni-Thanks BFF! What a memorable, fun week, wasn't it? Thanks for all your help in making Mary's special week so memorable! Can't wait to be in WDW with you all again and YES! we have to remember to find a vine to swing :)