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Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort Overview

This complex of 60 three-bedroom villas lies between Old Key West Resort and the Grandstand section of Saratoga Springs proper, with a separate entrance off Disney Vacation Club Way. The treehouses are bordered by Lake Buena Vista Golf Course to the northeast and a waterway to the southwest that feeds into Village Lake.

The villas stand on stilts 10 feet off the ground, with ramps providing wheelchair access. Surrounded by a densely wooded landscape, each villa is an eight-sided structure with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms covering about 1,074 square feet.

Villas hold nine people, about the same number as comparably sized rooms at other DDV resorts. The master and second bedrooms have queen beds; the third bedroom has bunks; and the living room has a sofa bed and sleeper chair, both more appropriate for kids than adults.

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort map

The interior of each villa is decorated with natural materials: stone floors in the kitchen, granite countertops, and stained-wood furniture. End tables, picture frames, and bunk beds are made from rustic logs. Bathrooms, outfitted in modern tile, have showers and tubs, along with a decent amount of counter space.

The three-bedroom Treehouses usually cost about $50–$300 more per night than a comparable two-bedroom villa and $700–$800 less than a standard three-bedroom villa elsewhere at Saratoga Springs. The trade-off for that third Treehouse bedroom is giving up some space elsewhere. In particular, beware the master-bath shower, next to the tub in an enclosed glass wall: Tilt down to shave your legs or grab a bottle of shampoo, and you could bang your head on the side of the tub.

Because of its location, Treehouse Villas has few amenities of its own: each villa has a large wooden deck with charcoal grill, and all villas share a small central pool with spa. A walking path connects the complex to the main Saratoga Springs grounds, and Treehouse Villas guests can use all of the facilities at Saratoga Springs.

A Columbus, New Jersey, family thinks a stay at Treehouse Villas is money well spent:

We give Treehouse Villas five stars for value. With nine people in our party, our villa saved us about $700–$1,000 per night. The three bedrooms and pullout couch comfortably slept our group, plus having a great eat-in kitchen helped us save money on breakfast.

A walking path connects the complex to the rest of Saratoga Springs; Treehouse guests can use all of the main resort’s facilities. Two dedicated bus stops serve the Treehouses, but transportation is nevertheless a weakness. This West Warwick, Rhode Island, reader felt stranded:

Transportation is abhorrent—and I actually had some idea what to expect (i.e., taking one bus at the villas to another bus at the main resort). The Treehouses are nice in and of themselves, but I would suggest not staying here if going to the parks is your main objective.

How Treehouse Villas Compare to Other Disney Resorts

Even though the treehouses aren't really, you know, treehouses, they still are some of the most unique hotel accommodations in Walt Disney World. The benefit of Saratoga Springs is its location. The resort is located across the lake from Disney Springs, and can be accessed via a short boat ride. Golfers rejoice, Saratoga Springs is also the home to Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course.

Treehouse exterior.

Where To Check-In, Get Theme Park Tickets, and Make Dining Reservations

A security gate guards the entrance to Saratoga Springs' grounds. If you arrive by car, you'll need to provide photo ID at the gate; it's not necessary to provide your reservation number or paperwork. A dedicated parking lot across from the lobby serves as temporary parking for those who need it while checking in.

Guests keeping a car at the hotel overnight will be charged $25 per day. (This fee is waived for DVC members staying on points.)

Check-in time at Treehouse Villas is 4:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. Saratoga Springs participates in Disney's Online Check-In program, which allows you to you provide name, address, and credit card information up to 60 days before your arrival. If you've done this, look for an Online Check-In sign near the Registration Desk. You'll be routed to one of the Online Check-in staff and should be on the way to your room in a few minutes.

If you have checked-in online and already have a MagicBand, the resort will simply send you a text with your room number when it is ready. Then you can go straight to the room and use your MagicBand or your smartphone to open the door, skipping the lobby altogether.

If you've not registered online, look for signs pointing you to the Registration/Check-In area. You'll need to provide a government-issued photo ID and credit/debit card when you register. While parents are completing the paperwork, kids can unwind in a nearby play area decorated with child-sized furniture, and a television showing classic Disney animated films.

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort's registration staff can provide MagicBands for your stay (for a fee, free MagicBands were discontinued in January 2021), if you don't already have them. Get theme park tickets and dining reservations at the Concierge Desk, to the right of the Registration Desk. If you need to check in and obtain theme park tickets, you can save some time in line if one adult gets in line for tickets just after another adult starts the registration process. The Concierge Desk can also make Disney dining reservations, and you can avoid a wait there by making them online prior to arrival.

Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort's Rooms

Each Treehouse Villa is made up of three bedrooms and a living room area with attached kitchen and dining room. The Treehouses are 1,074 square feet and sleep up to nine people.

Treehouse Villa interior.

Each Treehouse Villa room is furnished with the following:

  • Two queen beds
  • One bunk bed
  • One queen-size sleeper sofa
  • One sleeper chair
  • Dresser with 4 small-size drawers
  • Table with 4 chairs and a long bench
  • Nightstand digital alarm clock
  • Full-length mirror (on bath door)
  • WiFi wireless Internet access
  • Flat-panel TV in each room
  • Full sized fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Digital thermostat
  • In-room safe
  • Small bottles of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and body wash; bar soap
  • Dish washer
  • Stove
  • A limited collection of pots, pans, plates, glasses and silverware.
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine and dryer

The full sized fridge is good enough to hold all the food and drinks you need. It's also cold enough to make sure that raw meats and other perishables will keep for your trip. The kitchen inside each cabin is small but most of the tools to make and serve meals are there if you need them.

The Treehouse Villa's bathrooms.

Handicap-Accessible Room Options

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort has 4 handicap-accessible rooms. Some feature roll-in showers or bathtubs with rails. Use our hotel room finder to see which rooms have which feature.

Saratoga Springs Pools

The Treehouse Villas have their own pool located near Treehouses 7035, 7036, 7037, 7055, 7056 and 7060. The Treehouse Villas pool is very small so it can quickly become overwhelmed with guests. Luckily Treehouse Villa guests may use Saratoga Springs' other pools

Saratoga Springs has four pools. The largest, High Rock Spring Pool, sits sits near the outside of the resort's lobby, Carriage House. There is also a hot tub and kiddie pool.

Saratoga Springs' High Rock Spring Pool and The Grandstand's water play area.

The other smaller pools are located in The Grandstand (with child-friendly water play area), The Paddock and Congress Park sections of the resort. These pools are basic concrete pools and are considered "quiet pools," meaning that loud play and splashing around are discouraged.

Saratoga Springs' pools range in depth from around 3 feet 6 inches/1.1m to 4 feet 9 inches/1.4m. Pool are open every day, including during winter. The pools are heated to 82°F/28°C throughout the year. We've swum in temperatures as cold as 40°F/4°C; the water was fine, but getting out was a shock. Saratoga Springs also has a hot tubs located near each pool.

High Rock Spring Pool has one water slide that all ages are free to use. Guests can find showers, storage lockers, restrooms, and laundry facilities. Pool hours are at least 9 AM to 8 PM, extending to as much as 7 AM to 11 PM during busy times. The main pool will have lifeguards during the pools' operating hours.

For more information on the pools at WDW resorts, including towels, entertainment programming, handicap access, kiddie pools, life vests, and much more, see our Walt Disney World Resort Pool Fact Sheet FAQ.

Playgrounds at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort

A small playground set is located near the pool in the Congress Park section of the resort. The set has a small plastic slide and a couple of sections with a few steps for toddlers to go up and down. Safety seems to be Disney's concern here - there are no swings, and the entire area is covered in sand.

Restaurants and Dining

Treehouse Villas do not have their own dedicated restaurants, but there are plenty to be found at Saratoga Springs and Disney Springs. Saratoga Springs has one table service and one counter service restaurants. If these don't fit your needs you can hop on a boat near the Carriage House and ride over to Disney Springs.

The Turf Club Bar & Grill

The Turf Club Dinner Menu - The Turf Club Kids Dinner Menu

There's rarely a crowd at this out-of-the-way spot, so it's nice to request an outdoor table on a sunny day and enjoy a drink and appetizers on the shady terrace. The grilled Caesar salad is the best salad at Disney World.

When the weather's nice, ask for an outdoor table; you can spot golfers on the adjacent Lake Buena Vista golf course and look across the way to Downtown Disney. Tucked off the lobby of the Saratoga Springs Resort, the dining room is equestrian-themed.

The Artist's Palette

Artist's Palette Breakfast Menu - Artist's Palette Kids Breakfast Menu - Artist's Palette Lunch/Dinner Menu - Artist's Palette Kids Lunch/Dinner Menu

The Artist's Palette is small counter service restaurant with a limited menu of sandwiches, salads and wraps. Prices range from $8 to $15 for an entree so you won't break the bank.

Artist's Palette participates in Disney's Rapid Fill refillable mug program, where you purchase a souvenir plastic mug once, and get free refills for the remainder of your stay. The cost is a flat $19.99 for your length of stay.

Restaurants at Saratoga Springs participate in the Disney Dining Plan; meals cost 1 credit at Artist's Palette and The Turf Club Bar & Grill. Tables in Wonderland cardholders are eligible for a 20% discount at most resort restaurants.

Pizza delivery is available to your room from Disney's own delivery service. Besides pizza, chicken wings, desserts, beer, wine, and sodas are also available. However, delivery can take up to 90 minutes, and the food quality is often below average. You're probably better off either walking to the food court or calling Domino's. Pizza delivery hours are 4 PM to midnight daily. A medium (16") cheese pizza costs around $14 and a pepperoni around $16. Minimum order is $15, and Disney will tack on an 18% tip, $3 delivery charge, and 7% sales tax. Thus, a $30 pizza order will cost you $40.50 delivered.

Saratoga Springs has one lounge and three pool bars for guests to consume adult beverages at. The Turf Club Lounge is Saratoga Springs' main lounge. The Turf Club Lounge has indoor seating and a full drink menu with several beers, wines, and a selection of spirits. The lounge is usually open 4 PM to 12 AM daily.

The Paddock Grill is located adjacent to the quiet pool in The Paddock. Paddock Grill has a small selection of specialty drinks, beer and wine.

Backstretch Pool Bar is located near the pool at The Grandstand. It also offers a selection of specialty drinks, beer and wine. This bar is seasonal and operates a limited amount of hours.

Transportation to and from Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort

Driving Your Own Car Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort is just off of I-4 in Lake Buena Vista. Take I-4 68 toward Apopka Vineland Rd/Kissimmee Vineland Rd N. Turn left on Hotel Plaza Blvd. Turn right onto Buena Vista Dr and Saratoga Springs will be on your left.

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort's GPS address and location are:

    Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort
    1960 Broadway
    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    Latitude: 28.379392 North, Longitude: 81.531384 West

From Orlando International Airport See our Walt Disney World Transportation Options page for information about how to get to and from Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World.

From Sanford International Airport It's about a 40-minute drive from Sanford to Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort. If you're not renting a car, be aware that Sanford's airport offers fewer transportation options than Orlando's, and Sanford's options are generally much more expensive. A taxi from Sanford International Airport to Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort will cost between $120 and $150, depending on traffic. Mears Transportation offers 3-passenger towncar service to Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort for around $140 each way, plus tip; 5-passenger SUV service or 10-passenger van is around $190 each way. That means round-trip transportation will run you somewhere between $240 and $380, plus tip, between Sanford and Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort. At those prices, it may be less expensive to rent a car and park it at the hotel.

Getting to the theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs Disney provides free bus service from Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and the Treehouse Villas to Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort's bus stops sit along the front wall of the lobby, between the lobby and check-in parking lot. Each theme park has its own bus stop somewhere along the wall. Animal Kingdom's bus service is shared with Blizzard Beach. Disney Springs is accessed via a boat that can be loaded near the Carriage House in Saratoga Springs or the dock near treehouses 7020 and 7021 in the Treehouse Villa section of the resort. The Treehouse Villas have their own two bus stops located at the east and west of the treehouse area of the resort.

Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort's Bus Schedule

Ask a Disney Cast Member about Treehouse Villas' bus schedule, and they'll tell you that buses run about every 20 minutes. In reality, Treehouse Villas' bus schedule varies considerably depending on the time of day and where you're headed.

For example, if you're headed to the Magic Kingdom between 8 AM and 11 AM, you'll wait around 15 minutes, on average, for a bus to arrive. The bus schedules for Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Disney's Hollywood Studios are about the same early in the day, with a bus arriving every 15-20 minutes, on average. Bus schedules to the water parks are a little less frequent, and you could wait anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes for a ride.

Buses run a little slower from around 11 AM to around 4 PM, when most people are already in a park. Disney's evening buses are scheduled around the theme parks' closing times, where most of the fleet is deployed to get guests back to their hotels. Your waits to return to your hotel from a theme park should average out to around 30 minutes under most circumstances.

If you've got your own car, it's faster to drive yourself to Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water parks. Disney's bus service is faster to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom, and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Getting to another hotel from Treehouse Villas and Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort If you've got dining plans at another Disney hotel, the cheapest option is to take a Disney bus from Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort an open theme park (or ride the boat to Disney Springs), then take another bus from there to your destination hotel. Do the reverse to get back to Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort. While that's free, it can take anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours each way. If your destination is one of the Magic Kingdom monorail resorts, and the Magic Kingdom is still open, you could take a bus to the Magic Kingdom, then either walk (to the Contemporary and Bay Lake Tower), hop on the monorail (to the Polynesian and Grand Floridian), or take a boat (to Fort Wilderness, Wilderness Lodge, the Polynesian, or the Grand Floridian). We suggest you still allow at least an hour for that.

The fastest option, however, is almost always a taxi from Saratoga Springs to wherever you're going; it's generally not more than a $20, 15-minute cab ride to get to most Disney hotels from Saratoga Springs, and often less. Taxis are available outside the lobby; if a taxi is not already sitting out front, the bell services desk also serves as a taxi stand, and they'll call one for you.

To Universal Orlando If you're staying at Walt Disney World and don't have a car, Mears Transportation will shuttle you from your hotel to Universal and back for $18 per person. Pickup and return times are at your convenience. A one-way taxi ride is around $36, and may be the cheapest option if you have three to five people.

Shopping, Recreation and Things to Do

Saratoga Springs is home to Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. This 18-hole course has hosted PGA Tour, the LPGA Tour and USGA events in the past and one of it trademark features is its 7th hole with a island green. Prices range from $39.00 to $165.00. Call (407) WDW-GOLF to reserve a tee time.

Senses Spa is Saratoga Springs' spa. Senses Spa is open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily. Massage, facial, and body treatment services are available. A 24-Hour fitness center is also available at Senses Spa.

Saratoga Springs' gift shop is Artist's Palette. It is located in the Carriage House near the lobby. As you'd expect from a Disney gift shop, Artist's Palette has a decent collection of souvenirs ranging from small trinkets such as keychains and pens, to embroidered jackets and Disney princess dresses. Prices for these items are about what you'd pay in the theme parks or Downtown Disney.

Artist's Palette also sells basic pharmacy items such as sunscreen, aspirin, allergy and cold medicine, baby diapers and formula, shampoo, and the like. And Artist's Palette has Disney-branded cookies, chocolate, coffee tins, and similar items, if that's what you're looking for. Prices for these items are considerably higher - about double - than what you'd probably pay at home.

Located near spa and fitness center is the Win, Place Or Show Arcade, which has a decent collection of relatively recent video and arcade games. Most games cost $0.50 to $2.00 per play, which can add up quickly. It's helpful to set a budget with your kids before they go in.

Walkers, joggers and runners can find a jogging trail. The trail is a 0.8 or 1.44-mile loop along the greens of Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course.

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort Babysitting and In-Room Child Care

Disney contracts with a third party company, Kids Nite Out, to provide babysitting services at the resort hotels. See our Disney resort childcare page for more information.

Miscellaneous Saratoga Springs

If you lose something during your stay, contact Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort's Lost and Found department by calling (407) 827-1100.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?
Hotel Definitely (+/- since last year)
Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort 50% (-19%)
Average for WDW hotels 76% (+0%)
Average for off-site hotels 57% (+0%)

Would you stay at this hotel again?
Hotel Definitely (+/- since last year)
Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort 100% (+23%)
Average for WDW hotels 92% (+2%)
Average for off-site hotels 79% (-7%)

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Good (and Not-So-Good) Rooms at Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort

Best and Worst Room Views at Treehouse Villas at Disney's Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort

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Room 7034: The view from each treehouse is made up of mostly trees, landscaping, and other treehouses.
Room 7052: You'll feel like you're in the middle of the woods.

Treehouses 7024–7034 and 7058–7060 are closest to one of the villas’ two dedicated bus stops and the walkway to Saratoga Springs; 7026–7033 also have water views. Treehouses 7001–7011 and 7045–7054 are closest to the other bus stop; 7020–7023 are closest to the boat docks. Finally, Treehouses 7035–7037, 7055, 7056, and 7060 surround the pool.

Room 7020: This treehouse is located near the resort's boat dock.
Room 7035: A treehouse located across the street from the resort's pool.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
Spacious stand-alone three-bedroom villas Long distance from Saratoga Springs services such as check-in and dining
Quiet location (but kids may find it boring) Lackluster pool
Historical connection to the Treehouses from the 1970s Limited number of units makes them difficult to book
Innovative round design feels more spacious than other villas with the same square footage Only two baths per villa
Bus travelers connect through Saratoga Springs

Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort Dining

Commuting Times to the Parks
Park Boat Bus Personal
Magic Kingdom 27.0 min 37.0 min
EPCOT 23.0 min 18.0 min
Hollywood Studios 27.0 min 19.0 min
Animal Kingdom 32.0 min 17.0 min
Disney Springs 16.0 min 23.0 min 6.0 min