OLP: Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa vacation planning information - Our Laughing Place

This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.

You are here: Skip Navigation Linkshome : Latest & Greatest : Member Reviews : Resorts : Resort Calculator

20 Year Badge
IATA Accredited
  1. current information
  2. weekly checks for auto*magic* discounts
  3. customized planning 
We will sprinkle pixie dust over all your plans.
Adventures by Disney

Follow Follow Our Laughing Place on Facebook Follow Our Laughing Place on Twitter
Visit Our Laughing Place Travel's profile on Pinterest.

Read Disney Reviews and Ratings by fellow Travelers and share your own experiences! Play with our new Walt Disney World® Resort Cost Calculator

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Average Rating: | Read Member Reviews : Submit a member review!
Restaurants : Floor Plan : Pictures : Video
Celebrate the legacy of a gentler era at a grand lakeside Resort that captures the spirit of Saratoga Springs, New York. Settle into a vacation villa with all the comforts of home just walking distance or a short boat ride away from the entertainment, shops and dining of the Downtown Disney® Area. Experience the magic that flows throughout the community - from the Victorian architecture to the gurgling springs to the breathtaking views of the night sky from the lakeside plaza.
Relax amid the custom-made furniture, intricate designs and ornate decorations of your turn-of-the-century style vacation villa with a full kitchen, living area, laundry facility and home-style comforts. Sink into the dark woods, soft colors and elegant floral patterns of spacious accommodations devoted to horseracing and the rich heritage of Saratoga Springs, New York.
Villa views include:
Water view
Enjoy tranquil views of the many lakes and surrounding waterways.
Pool view
Look out onto one of the Resort's quiet pools.
Garden view
Take in views of the pastoral landscape and courtyards.
Villas: maximum 4-12 Guests
Make yourself at home in a spacious Studio (sleeps 4), one bedroom Vacation Home (sleeps 4), two bedroom Vacation Home (sleeps 8) or three bedroom Grand Villa (sleeps 12).
Room amenities:
  • Nonsmoking rooms available
  • Iron and ironing board
  • DVD player in living room of 1-Bedroom and 2-Bedroom Vacation Homes and Grand Villas
  • Whirlpool tub (except Studios)
  • Television in each bedroom and living room
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Full-size washer and dryer (except Studios)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Complexion soap
  • Deodorant soap
  • Drinking glasses and ice bucket
  • Clock radio
  • Wall safe in closet (laptop size)
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Closed Captioning available on all television sets
  • Full size washer and dryer (except studios)

Amenities Available Upon Request: (No Charge)
  • Bed boards and rails
  • Full size cribs and extra portable cribs
  • Down pillows
  • High chairs and booster seat
  • Shower seat and toilet seat for Guests with disabilities
  • Smoke detector for hearing impaired
  • Telephone for hearing impaired
  • Electric adapters
  • Hand lotion
  • Tea bags and decaf coffee
  • Electric mixer
Full kitchens include:
  • Coffee maker
  • Dinnerware
  • Pots and pans
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
 Services and Amenities:
  • Guest Services desk
  • Health club
  • Babysitting and child services
  • Pak-n-Play Crib available
  • Convenient self-parking
  • Laundry facilities/services
  • Rooms and facilities for Guests with disabilities
The Artist's Palette
Enjoy a unique dining and shopping experience in a warm, inviting environment inspired by an artist's loft.
Splash to your heart's content at High Rock Spring Pool and zip around rockwork and whirlpool spas on the water slide. Or, enjoy downtime by the quiet pools and spa.
The Spa at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa:
Pamper yourself with facials, body treatments and a variety of massages. Work out on state-of-the-art exercise equipment, make an appointment for a personal training session and take advantage of dry saunas, steam rooms and more.
Lake Buena Vista Golf Course:
Enjoy a day on the links, just within chip shot distance from the Resort.
Win Place or Show Arcade:
Play a variety of video and pinball games at this high-tech game room located near High Rock Spring pool.
Children's Playground:
Climb, slide and have fun on playgrounds located near the quiet pools.
Horsing Around Recreation Rentals:
Rent a bicycle or sporting equipment for basketball, tennis and shuffleboard.
Community Hall:
Drop by for board games, arts and crafts and other amusements.
Hit the hard court for a set or two.
Basketball Court:
Shoot some baskets or play a pickup game.
Barbecue Pavilion:
Cook your own specialties at one of the charcoal grills located near the quiet pools, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Play a leisurely game on the shuffleboard court.
DVD Rentals:
Enjoy a movie in the comfort of your vacation villa.

Video Clips/VRs:

Treehouse Villas Master Suite

360 VR Tour of the Master Bedroom and Bathroom for a 3 bedroom Treehouse Villa at Saratoga Springs Resort. You can see the lovely master bathroom through the door. Just outside the curtains is a beautiful view of the woods

Treehouse Villas Living Room VR

360 VR Tour of the recently refurbished Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs. Here you can see the spacious living room and kitchen area of the 3 bedroom villa.


360 VR Tour of a studio bedroom in Saratoga Springs.

1 bedroom Living/Kitchen

360 VR Tour of a one bedroom living room/kitchen in Saratoga Springs. This is Room #1103.

1 bedroom bedroom/bathroom

360 VR Tour of a one bedroom bedroom/bathroom in Saratoga Springs. This is Room #1103.

3 bedroom Master bedroom/bathroom

360 VR Tour of a 3 bedroom unit's Master bedroom/bathroom in Saratoga Springs.

3 bedroom Living Room

360 VR Tour of a 3 bedroom unit's Living Room in Saratoga Springs.

3 bedroom Bed/Bath

360 VR Tour of a 3 bedroom unit's second bedroom/bathroom in Saratoga Springs. The two smaller bedrooms are located upstairs.

3 bedroom otherBedroom

360 VR Tour of a 3 bedroom unit's third bedroom in Saratoga Springs.

Member Reviews: | Submit a member review!

Relaxing stay on 1/15/2016 by Lwalters

Stayed at Saratoga springs from May 9th to May 16th 2015. The resort was very relaxing after long days at the parks. The pools where nice , restaurants where nice very close to Disney springs either you could walk or take a bus or even ride the boat across. The only down fall we had was catching the bus to the parks seem like we waited extra long times for buses to arrive at least 25 to 35 minutes. Other than the bus issue very beautiful and relaxing resort, I would stay a Saratoga springs again in the future.also if you have a chance look into DVC point rentals for staying at this resort it could possible cut your price in half then buying directly from Disney.
Read reviews by Lwalters

Reliably good on 4/14/2014 by Ahnalira

This resort is HUGE, and so there is often availability here after the other villas fill up.  That's a plus.  The restaurants here are good, too.  Artist's Palette is great for breakfast, and the full service is a hidden gem for evenings after a full day at the park.  The villas, themselves, are standard to the design used for several years by Disney.  A little bit dated, but still comfy and fully equipped.

Read reviews by Ahnalira

Saratoga Springs - Congress Park Area on 12/19/2012 by Franniepoppins

Saratoga Springs in Walt Disney World is a wonderful resort!  It is huge!  We stayed in the Congress Park area.  While it is a little bit of a walk to the main building, it is a very short walk to Downtown Disney.  We really enjoyed Downtown on this trip because of that.  The rooms are quite nice and large at this resort.  There is a pool and a hot tub in Congress Park, too.  The buses run often, which is helpful. 

Read reviews by Franniepoppins

Home on 10/18/2012 by Denise

As a vacation club member this is my home resort. I stayed here my first visit as a member, it started out rough but worked out in the end. Rooms are a little small to my liking. The quick service at the main house was good and nice service. Great place to stay if you go to downtown Disney a lot.
Read reviews by Denise

Really big property on 9/28/2011 by John D

My wife and I are not DVC members, but after a great dinner at the Turf Club we thought we should check out Saratoga for a visit. The grounds are very well kept, and the room was spacious with a nice fairway-style view. My rating of this property is low due to the size of the property relative to what we enjoy. As non-DVC members, we always purchase the deluxe Disney dining plan, which comes with a refillable mug. Only problem is the drink station can be quite a walk from your room, making the perk far less convenient. Same goes for the restaurants and shopping; just very far from your room. The transportation issue is also a problem. There are something like 5 bus stops at Saratoga, all of which you have to stop for prior to leaving the property. This may not be an issue for you, but it takes a lot longer to travel out of here thN some of the smaller properties. The place is nice, but it is just too spread out for what some may enjoy.
Read reviews by John D

Tree Houses at Saratoga on 10/27/2010 by Amitaf

My family and I just enjoyed at Disney vacation (10-5-10 to 10-14-10) that included 5 nights at a Tree house villa, everything was great except for one thing, the toilettes are too high for children. The tree house was very accommodating, it even had a playpan and a high chair, but no footstools, when I call the front desk to ask for one I was told that they were out because it that week the resort was 100% full. A word of advice ask for a footstool ahead of time, my boys are 3 and 6 years old and it was trouble for both.
Read reviews by Amitaf

Treehouse villas awesome! on 9/29/2009 by Ser Alan

We recently spent a night at a newly refurbished treehouse villa and just loved it. The decor is themed after nature with a lot of stone and woodwork. The kitchen islarge with a real icemaker and the living room is spacious and well furnished. This is a great value and ranks #2 on my list of villas.
Read reviews by Ser Alan

Treehouse Villa on 9/28/2009 by Ahnalira

I love the decor and spacious feeling! Being surrounded by trees makes me happy, too.
Read reviews by Ahnalira

Grand Villa Stay, January 2008 on 2/24/2008 by Julie J

Our family has been going to Disney World for more than 20 years. My parents became DVC members around 8 or 9 years ago. This was our first stay at Saratoga; though, we went to the "Disney Institute Spa" for treatments around 7 years ago and stayed at the Treehouse Resorts.

Okay - in January 2008, we stayed in the 3 bedroom 4 (full) bath Grand Villa at Saratoga Springs. We stayed in the Paddock, and it was completely quiet (since it was so empty). (2) adults 60+ years, (4) adults aged 33-41, and (3) babies aged 1 to 2 years. 9 people were EXTREMELY comfortable in this beautiful resort. Two bedrooms are upstairs, and if stairs are a problem, there is an entry to a hall directly from the second floor. Also, our washer/dryer was on the 2nd floor, unlike the grand villas at Old Key West. We were provided with a high-chair and two pack-and-play cribs. The grounds were exquisite, and we used the adorable (and safe - with a cushy ground cover) p
Read reviews by Julie J

Really grew on me on 11/20/2007 by Ahnalira

The more I stay at this resort, the more I love it.  My first stay was in 2004 during one of the hurricanes, and I must admit I wasn‘t really paying much attention to the resort

I‘ve been there twice since.  Each time I notice more details that make me appreciate the Disney continues to refine their product.  For example, the tub layout is much more comfortable than the previously designed one bedroom tubs.  The granite countertops in the kitchen are a delightful upgrade from tile, and the Artist‘s Palette is a perfect "Home Away From Home" dining venue with both eat in and take out ease

Bus service was convenient and timely both times we stayed.

Read reviews by Ahnalira

Beautiful on 9/8/2007 by Mary Urquhart

After visiting WDW more than 8 times, we decided it may be time to "discover the best kept secret".

Boy,  are we glad we did!!  Saratoga Springs is our home resort...We are thrilled it is!!   We‘ve only

stayed here twice (with another trip planned for Nov.  2007)   Just walking into The Carriage House 

for check in was worth the trip alone.   Our studio was located on the first floor, which was nice since

we didn‘t have to worry about any elevators or steps.  We were also lucky enough to be across the lake

from Downtown Disney.  We could hear the music from one of the many area attractions at night as we

relaxed on our patio enjoying an evening beverage.   The studios are spacious enough  for  4, but since

only had 3 adults staying it was more then enough.   Our only disappointment is the fact that there really
Read reviews by Mary Urquhart

Saratoga on 6/14/2005 by Vince

We stayed at the Srings last summer. we are a family of 7 with all 5 children in the teen years. Everyone loved it. We took a room on the third floor to leave room for families carrying small children, strollers etc. It was quiet and clean. The bus transportation wasa awesome. the buses were timely and empty. We are planning to go home again in the summer of 06 anad everyone agrees we are staying att the Springs.
Read reviews by Vince


  • The Artist's Palette
  • Turf Club Bar and Grill

  • Floor Plan:
    This text will be replaced

    Welcome to Our Laughing Place.com, a Disney vacation planning web site brought to you by OLP Travel. Here you can research all Disney Destinations and plan out your Disney Adventures. We have reviews, pictures, movies and articles about the many restaurants, hotels, theme parks, shows and shops of the Walt Disney World Resort®(in Florida), the Disneyland® Resort(in California) and the Disney Cruise Line®.

    Our OLP Travel Agents are all specialists in planning Disney vacations; please submit a query and let them help you create some Disney magic!

    For the latest reviews, articles, movies, 360 VRs and pictures see our latest and greatest page..

    More Links: travel agents | Contact us | Testimonials! | Mission Statement | Newsletter Signup | Disney Traveler Reviews
    home latest &
    all olp