Boulder Ridge vs Copper Creek: Wilderness Lodge DVC Resort Comparison

Boulder Ridge vs. Copper Creek

Disney Vacation Club (DVC) offers a variety of resorts for its members to choose from, each with its own unique charm and amenities. Two such resorts – Boulder Ridge Villas and Copper Creek Villas & Cabins – are located at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Both resorts offer a rustic, outdoorsy feel, but there are some key differences that may sway your decision when choosing between the two.

First, we’ll provide you with a quick-glance comparison chart that hits all the highlights of the differences between Boulder Ridge and Copper Creek, then we’ll break down each of the most important criteria that could make all the difference to your next vacation. Let’s dive right in!

Quick Comparison Chart

We’ve added a comparison chart below that covers many of the main differences between these two DVC resorts, and provided some details for each comparison. Depending on the type of vacation you’re looking for, you may find these criteria make all the difference or no difference at all you. It’s completely up to you to decide how to value what each resort offers!

Thankfully, with both Copper Creek and Boulder Ridge being located within Wilderness Lodge, many of the amenities of one section is just a short walk away from you, even if you’re staying the other section.

Quick Comparison Chart
Boulder Ridge Copper Creek
Arcade Buttons and Bells Arcade Buttons and Bells Arcade
Bike Rentals
Community Hall Reunion Station Reunion Station
Date Opened 2000 2017
Dining (Character Dining) Artist Point Artist Point
Dining (Counter Service) Roaring Fork Roaring Fork
Dining (Table Service) Whispering Canyon Cafe Whispering Canyon Cafe
Fitness Center
Jogging Path
Outdoor Movies
Pools Boulder Ridge Cove Pool Copper Creek Springs Pool
Self-Parking In front of resort In front of resort & near Cabins
Room Cost A bit more DVC points A bit fewer DVC points
Room Types Fewer Room Types – Bigger Sq Footage More Room Types – Smaller Sq Footage
Spa Services Salon of the Springs Salon of the Springs
Transportation Boat, Bus Boat, Bus
Valet Parking
Views Bay Lake, Woods Bay Lake, Woods
Volleyball Court
Water Play Area


Artist’s Point
Enjoy a character dining experience with Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White

Both Boulder Ridge & Copper Creek offer a handful of dining locations to choose from. While each resort has different proximity to each dining location on the property, all dining locations can be easily accessed by guests at either resort.

Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White

  • Location: Closer to Copper Creek

Meet Characters from the Disney classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs—and enjoy a dinner the whole family will love!

Whispering Canyon Café

  • Location: Closer to Copper Creek

Giddyup on over to this Old West-themed eatery for all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet dining. Yee-haw!

Geyser Point Bar & Grill

  • Location: Between Boulder Ridge & Copper Creek

Toast to a stunning sunset featuring sweeping lake views at this beautiful waterfront bar and grill.

Roaring Fork

  • Location: Closer to Copper Creek

Placate your hunger pangs in a flash with fast and easy fare—available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Territory Lounge

  • Location: Closer to Copper Creek

Enjoy craft brews, regional wines, specialty coffees and artisanal appetizers at this log-cabin themed lounge.


Each section of this resort has their own dedicated pool, but guests staying in either section can easily access either pool with ease.

Copper Creek Springs Pool

Disney DVC Boulder Ridge Copper Creek Villas

Trace the effervescent path of Copper Creek to uncover a stunning heated pool enveloped by natural beauty. Enjoy an exhilarating 67-foot waterslide carved into the rocks and unwind in the soothing hot and cold whirlpool spas.

Kids will love the recently installed play area teeming with activities. Close by, you can enjoy a bite or refreshing drink from Geyser Point Bar & Grill, either at a patio table or while lounging poolside.

Boulder Ridge Cove Pool

Boulder Ridge Cove Pool - Wilderness Lodge

Immerse yourself in the relaxed allure of this aquatic haven tucked away within Disney’s Wilderness Lodge at Boulder Ridge Villas. Here, you can take a dip in the zero-depth entry pool, unwind in the whirlpool spa, or secure a coveted shaded seating area, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Resort Map

Room Types & Sizes

Boulder Ridge Room Types

Deluxe Studio
Occupancy: 5
1 Bedroom
Occupancy: 5*
2 Bedroom
Occupancy: 8

Copper Creek Room Types

Deluxe Studio
Occupancy: 4
1 Bedroom
Occupancy: 4
2 Bedroom
Occupancy: 8
3 Bedroom
Occupancy: 12
Cascade Cabin
Occupancy: 8
Resort Room Type Villa Size (Square Feet) Sleeps Beds
Copper Creek Studio 338 4 1 Queen, 1 Queen Sofa
Boulder Ridge Studio 356 5 1 Queen, 1 Double Sofa, 1 Single Pull Down
Copper Creek 1 Bedroom 675 4 1 King, 1 Queen Sofa
Boulder Ridge 1 Bedroom 727 5* 1 King, 1 Queen Sofa
Copper Creek 2 Bedroom 1051 8 1 King, 2 Queens, 1 Queen Sofa -Or-
1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Queen Sofas
Boulder Ridge 2 Bedroom 1083 8 1 King, 2 Queens, 1 Queen Sofa -Or-
1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Queen Sofa, 1 Double Sofa, 1 Single Pull Down
Cabin at Copper Creek 2 Bedroom 1213 8 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Queen Sofa, 1 Single Pull Down
Copper Creek 3 Bedroom 2237 12 1 King, 4 Queens, 1 Queen Sofa

One bedroom villas with an asterisk next to their maximum occupancy allow parties of 5, but bedding, linens or towels are not provided for the 5th guest.

Transportation & Parking

Boat Launch at Wilderness Lodge
Boat Launch at Wilderness Lodge

Both resorts offer identical transportation options. Copper Creek is a little closer to the boat transportation but Boulder Ridge is a little closer to bus stop. Guests staying at either resorts are just a 1-2 minute walk away from either transportation option.

Disney Watercraft Transportation

Embark on a water taxi journey across the Seven Seas Lagoon, cruising your way to the Magic Kingdom park.

If you’d like to see exactly where the boat launch is located on the maps, what routes are offered, and how water transportation works, check out this article here: Walt Disney World Water Transportation: Everything You Need To Know.

Disney Bus Transportation

Complimentary bus transportation is available to most areas within the Walt Disney World Resort.

If you’d like to see where the bus stop is located, what bus routes are offered, and get tips on how to use the bus, check out this article here: Walt Disney World Bus Transportation: Everything You Need To Know.


While Copper Creek’s Cascade Cabins do get their own parking lot, all other room types at Boulder Ridge and Copper Creek share the same parking location and availability.

If you’d like to learn how the new parking fees affect DVC members and renters, or see Disney’s rules for parking at resorts, check out this article here: DVC Parking Fees & Policies: Do DVC Members Pay For Parking?

The Verdict

Choosing between Boulder Ridge and Copper Creek ultimately depends on your personal preferences and needs. If you prefer a quieter, more laid-back atmosphere with a historical theme and bit quieter pool with cabanas, Boulder Ridge may be the best choice for you. On the other hand, if you want to be in the middle of the action with a Pacific Northwest theme, Copper Creek might be more up your alley.

Either way, both sections are so close to each other, guests staying at either section can easily enjoy all the amenities of the other section. And both sections do a great job at offering a unique and enjoyable stay that makes you feel close to nature while still being in the heart of Disney magic.

Experience These Resorts For Yourself!

Regardless of which resort you decide to book, there’s no doubt that either Boulder Ridge or Copper Creek offer an incredible vacation experience. Between the incredible dining, the impeccable service, and a little sprinkle of magic, you won’t ever need to second guess planning a trip to either of these Deluxe Disney resorts.

If you’d like to view confirmed reservations for rent at Boulder Ridge or confirmed reservations for rent at Copper Creek, you can experience Disney’s Deluxe resorts for less, even without being a DVC member! If you’re interested in becoming a member, and joining the DVC family, you can save thousands by shopping from our current Boulder Ridge resale listings or Copper Creek resale listings.

Are there any of your favorite parts of these resorts that we missed? What are some of your favorite things to do at these resorts? Let us know in the comments! As always, stay tuned to the DVC Shop blog for all the latest developments for Disney theme parks and all the information you could ever need about the Disney Vacation Club resorts.

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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