Stayed in ranch over Easter.
It was a good place to get away from Disney madness and crowds as it is definitely quiet. We liked idea of self-catering as we heard that food at Disney parks is firstly, bad and, secondly, extortionately priced (both were true). However, if you REALLY want to go self-catering, the cabin (by the way - made purely out of plastic:) is just not equipped for it. No toaster (although later found out we could have asked for it at the reception), no oven, no simple things like grater etc etc However, there were 2 coffee machines (in true French style!) in our cabin. The food for self-catering should be bought in some outside supermarket or bring it with you - local ranch shop (as everything in Disneyland) will charge you arm and leg for everything and anything (also - the choice is very limited).
The space is very cramped, and feels more like so in cold weather when you have all the jumpers and coats, and boots etc etc - just nowhere to put them. But then you don't really need much but sleep to get ready to face the crowds the following day. And beds were comfortable enough for that.
We went for premium cabin and it was very close to amenities - bonus. What other perks we got I am not sure (maybe 2 coffee machines and hair dryer?) We def did not pay for the ants (or were warned about them).
Actually, lack of basic information about anything was my biggest complain. If you have not done your homework at home, don't expect some big welcoming information package about Disney parks! Nothing! As for ranch - no information about simple thing like recycling (brought it back to England).
We enjoyed the pool once (did not feel cold as previous comments suggest but then we live 'up North':) and playground. But honestly - when you have spent all day walking around Disney parks, doing anything else might be the last thing on your minds.
We had dinner in the restaurant (tavern) once. It is buffet and can't complain much - nothing exciting but good. Kids enjoyed all the desserts on the offer - loads! And additional bonus was Goofy who apparently visits the restaurant every night. It is badly organised however - you have to queue at the door to order your food AND drinks (basically - decide in foyer how much wine, water, juice will you need with your food), so it takes ages to get seated. Booking is strongly advisable because it was full.
In summary - it was fine. Driving to Disneyland was a doddle and with 2 hours 'head start' we never queued to get into car park or to park itself.
Just be aware - if you really want to save and go self-catering bring things with you (tea towels, dishwasher tablets, grater, can opener etc etc and of course food) as nobody in Disneyland wants you to go self catering and make your own meals on budget. It's all about spending there :) (there are 'no picnic' rule in the parks, although we saw many people - no surprise! - having their own sandwiches)
AND - do not be fooled by frosted glass on shower room/toilet window - with light inside you can see everything!
Premium lodge was a good choice but not sure what others offer (or don't)
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