Sunday, 01 July 2018 20:40

Éilan Hotel & Spa

Éilan Hotel & Spa in San Antonio delivers luxury in an elegant, Tuscan-inspired retreat. Located in the Texas Hill Country, this stylish boutique hotel is minutes from exclusive shopping, dining and entertainment venues and is at the heart of an elegant destination.

Accommodations feature elegant furnishings and cater to owners with the highest standards. Please keep in mind that the Éilan is a luxury hotel. Rooms are designed for comfort, but do not include amenities typically found in Bluegreen villas such as kitchens and washers/dryers.

For your dining pleasure, Éilan Hotel & Spa offers two restaurants: Sustenio Restaurant and Mercato Café. Those looking for total relaxation, The Spa at Éilan offers soothing and indulging massages and treatments. Other on-site amenities include an expansive pool with private cabanas, and a state-of-the-art 12,000-square foot fitness center. Also, a steam room, a virtual golf room to perfect your swing and tennis courts.

Published in Bluegreen
Friday, 13 October 2017 17:41

Blue Ridge Village

A perfect place to get away from the everyday grind, Blue Ridge Village is set in the woods of Banner Elk, NC where you can unwind, relax and breathe in the clean mountain air.

Whether you are a hiker, sightseer or shopper, you will have plenty to do around the resort. The scenic backdrop of the Pisgah National Forest is a playground for nature lovers of all types.

For skiing enthusiasts, there are several ski slopes just minutes away including Sugar Mountain and Hawksnest Golf & Ski resort.

Published in Bluegreen
Friday, 01 September 2017 19:42

King 583

King 583 is located in of one of America’s most charming cities—Charleston, South Carolina. Have our valet park your car, then get ready to embark on an historic vacation.

Take a horse-drawn carriage ride along cobblestone streets past stately homes and graceful gardens. Shop for antiques, enjoy lunch at a tavern dating back to the Revolution or stroll down to Waterfront Park to see where the Civil War began.

In the evening, dine at gourmet restaurants offering incredible selections of wine. You can also enjoy a soulful jazz performance or experience the thrills and chills of a ghost tour.

After a day of exploring Charleston, head back to the resort to unwind and relax. You’ll find everything you need to make yourself at home during your vacation getaway at King 583.

Published in Bluegreen
Friday, 14 July 2017 22:25

Windward Passage Resort

Note: This resort has limited availability and requires a full-week stay with check-in on Saturday.

Enter a passage that leads to beautiful sandy beaches and tranquil mangrove-lined canals. Windward Passage Resort, located in the heart of Ft. Myers Beach, offers the ultimate opportunity to unwind.

Stretch your legs and enjoy the gentle ocean breeze with a morning walk on the powdery white sand beaches. Spend the afternoon lounging by the beachfront pool or engaged in a vigorous round of tennis or badminton. Gather the troops for a friendly game of volleyball or shuffleboard, or shoot some hoop on the basketball court. Borrow a bicycle for an afternoon jaunt to explore the island. After all the excitement, slip into our outdoor hot tub for some R&R.

Mere steps away, the beach is always at your beck and call, with an open invitation to sunbathe, sail, surf, snorkel or scuba dive. And when the kids aren’t busy chasing waves and building sandcastles on the beach, they’ll be having a blast at the on-site playground.

Published in Bluegreen
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 06:00

Grande Villas at World Golf Village

Country club living at Grande Villas at World Golf Village® is unsurpassed. This year-round golfer’s Mecca offers two championship 18-hole courses designed by legendary golf pros Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. And that’s just for starters.

There’s plenty to do for non-golfers, as well. Practice your backhand on the tennis courts, shoot some hoop on the basketball court, perfect your spike at the volleyball net or pump some iron in the fitness center. After you’ve worked up a sweat, cool down with some leisurely laps in the spectacular heated pool. The showplace of Grande Villas, the pool is as refreshing to the eyes as it is to swimmers and sunbathers.

All of the World Golf Village® amenities are also yours to enjoy. Restaurants, shopping, an IMAX® theater and the World Golf Hall of Fame® are just a short walk away. Try out the interactive putting greens at the Hall of Fame.

World Golf Village and World Golf Hall of Fame are registered trademarks of World Golf Foundation, Inc. All other marks are property of their respective owners.

Published in Bluegreen
Friday, 30 November 2001 00:00

Hotel Blake

Hotel Blake*, situated in downtown Chicago’s urban Printer's Row district, offers a relaxing retreat and easy access to everything the city has to offer. Unwind in your spacious accommodations, complete with soaring ceilings, exquisite bathrooms and cityscape views. Each room is designed to make you feel at home, providing every comfort to ensure each stay exceeds expectations.

Experience the height of modern comfort in classic Chicago style while staying at Hotel Blake. Take advantage of the 24-hour Business Center to be productive, stay energized in the state-of-the-art Fitness Center and indulge in a massage from the In-Room Spa Service.

Published in Bluegreen
Saturday, 17 September 2016 20:29

Little Sweden

Nestled in the heart of Wisconsin’s scenic Door County, Little Sweden is an all season resort surrounded by spectacular natural beauty and wildlife. Whether you want to go hiking, boating, golfing, or just relax, Little Sweden is your perfect resort.
At Little Sweden resort in Door County your accommodations are fully-equipped with all of the luxurious comforts you desire. Scandinavian décor accents quaint fireplace and picturesque views provide the opportunity to enjoy nature at its finest throughout the year, and even a chance to glimpse deer wandering by.

During your stay at Little Sweden, take advantage of all the recreational and cultural activities Door County Wisconsin has to offer. Go fishing, biking, cross-country skiing, and swimming. Wander through waterfront villages and go shopping in antique stores and gift shops. You’ll also find fine dining, summer theater, and music festivals near by.

With so much to see and do you’ll find Little Sweden is absolutely ideal for family vacations, romantic getaways and group travel to Wisconsin’s Door County.

Features & Amenities
Beautiful location in Wisconsin’s Door County
Luxurious accommodations with fully equipped kitchens
Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
Whirlpool
PGA recognized, Par 3 executive 9-hole golf course
High speed wireless Internet at the Recreation Center and at The Village
Fitness center
Cross country skiing and hiking trails
Outdoor exercise course
Game room
Tennis and basketball courts
Boating and fishing nearby
Shuffleboard and horseshoes
Miles of biking trails at nearby Peninsula state park
Laundry Facilities (In the 2 bedroom units only)
Elevator access to penthouse units only

Little Sweden — Fish Creek, Wisconsin — Direct Exchange
ROOM SIZE/SEASONWeek NumbersMONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNWEEK
1 BEDROOM
PEAK 22-35, 41-42 1300 1300 1300 1950 2100 2100 1950 12000
HIGH 1, 18-21, 36-40, 43-44, 51-52 900 900 900 1450 1700 1700 1450 9000
MID   750 750 750 1075 1300 1300 1075 7000
2 BEDROOM
PEAK 22-35, 41-42 2100 2100 2100 3250 3050 3050 3250 20000
HIGH 1, 18-21, 36-40, 43-44, 51-52 1900 1900 1900 2600 3050 3050 2600 17000
MID   1000 1000 1000 1600 1900 1900 1600 10000
3 BEDROOM
PEAK 22-35, 41-42 2300 2300 2300 3350 3700 3700 3350 21000
HIGH 1, 18-21, 36-40, 43-44, 51-52 2000 2000 2000 2800 3200 3200 2800 18000
MID   1300 1300 1300 1950 2100 2100 1950 12000
Saturday, 17 September 2016 20:21

Raintree’s Sandcastle at Birch Bay

The Pacific Northwest is a lush, cool environment unlike anywhere else in the United States. Hikers and bikers will find themselves quietly separated from the civilized world as they journey deeper and deeper into a misty natural cathedral of towering hemlock trees, stress evaporating away like the dew off the leaf of a Western Sword Fern. Fishermen accustomed to modest battles with largemouth bass on southern lakes will find themselves pleasantly challenged by massive Pacific flounder and tenacious King Salmon.
Overview

Sandcastle at Birch Bay features one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums. Amenities include a restaurant, pool, hot tub, and rooftop terrace. Each unit has a balcony with a view of either the bay or the golf course. This resort is perfect for nature lovers who want the easy elegance of upscale lodgings in a quiet, picturesque setting.

Birch Bay is close to Mt. Baker and the San Juan Islands. You can go on a Pacific sailing expedition, fish for flounder, or watch herons glide gracefully over the sweeping tide flats of the bay. Let Sandcastle at Birch Bay make your vacation a natural wonder.

Accommodations


The Sandcastle offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom condominiums, which can sleep up to six guests. Our rooms feature granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a comfortable pull-out sofa bed, an outdoor balcony with bay or golf course views, and more than one thousand square feet of living space. Plus flat screen TVs with DVD player, fireplace, and washer and dryer. The resort itself features a prime location on Birch Bay, with sweeping views of the bay and nearby beaches, heated outdoor pool and access to restaurants and bars.

 

Dining

Birch Bay and nearby Bellingham have an eclectic mix of restaurants with cuisine that spans the world, including local breweries, seafood restaurants and organic eateries. Shores, the Sandcastle's in-house restaurant, serves a variety of hearty dishes including fish and chips and chicken cordon bleu. Shores features a waterside deck and a fully-stocked bar that stays open until last call.

 

The Bay Café at Birch Bay has hot dogs, clam chowder, and an extensive catering menu that includes baked salmon, panini appetizers, prime rib, and breakfast selections, and the nearby "C" Shop Café is a nationally-acclaimed candy store with more than thirty different desserts from which to choose.

Destination

Birch Bay is a sleepy, quietly beautiful Pacific Northwestern hamlet located on the Strait of Georgia, about five miles south of the Canadian border. Along with the neighboring town of Blaine, Birch Bay has spent the past century as a fishing town first and a tourist destination second. Recently, however, visitors have been coming to Birch Bay with increasing frequency because of the natural attractions it offers.

This area is part of Puget Sound and has the warmest Pacific waters north of California, which make its bays and inlets an ideal environment for thousands of species of plant and animal life to thrive. During the daytime, temperatures in Birch Bay range from the mid-70s in the summer to the 30s and 40s in the winter. Nighttime on Puget Sound at any time of year will range from chilly to freezing.

Raintree’s Sandcastle at Birch Bay — Birch Bay, Washington — Direct Exchange
ROOM SIZE/SEASONWeek NumbersMONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNWEEK
1 BEDROOM
HIGH 19-38 1100 1100 1100 1600 1750 1750 1600 10000
MID 4-18, 39-43, 47, 52 1000 1000 1000 1400 1600 1600 1400 9000
LOW 1-3, 44-46, 48-51 800 800 800 1100 1200 1200 1100 7000
2 BEDROOM
HIGH 19-38 1500 1500 1500 2000 2250 2250 2000 13000
MID 4-18, 39-43, 47, 52 1300 1300 1300 1650 1900 1900 1650 11000
LOW 1-3, 44-46, 48-51 1000 1000 1000 1400 1600 1600 1400 9000
3 BEDROOM
HIGH 19-38 1800 1800 1800 2500 2800 2800 2500 16000
MID 4-18, 39-43, 47, 52 1600 1600 1600 2200 2400 2400 2200 14000
LOW 1-3, 44-46, 48-51 1400 1400 1400 1800 2100 2100 1800 12000
Saturday, 17 September 2016 20:10

Raintree at Park Plaza

Park City is unarguably one of the best places to ski in the world. It didn't earn a reputation for having the "Greatest Snow on Earth" by being a mediocre winter destination. On the sleek white slopes above Park City, skiers and snowboarders can navigate every type of terrain and difficulty while marveling at the powdery perfection of the snow beneath their feet. For veterans, Park City is a dream come true, and for beginners, a perfect place to learn how to ski or snowboard.
Overview

Park Plaza is a quaint three story resort, perfect for a family adventure, located in Prospector Square, Park City, Utah. The resort amenities include an indoor swimming pool, jetted tub, sauna, gas BBQs and ski storage. Park Plaza also offers complimentary shuttle service to historic Main Street, a popular destination for shopping and dining.

Park City, Utah has three year-round mountain resorts featuring miles of easy to advanced trails. The three ski areas are: Deer Valley, Park City and The Canyons. Skiing and snowboarding are tops in winter, and in warmer weather, wildflowers bloom and mountain trails are great for hiking and biking as well as alpine golf. For food aficionados, Park City offers cuisines from around the world in over 100 restaurants and bars.

Accommodations


Park Plaza offers junior suite, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom condominiums, which can sleep up to eight guests. Our rooms feature coffee makers, bathrobes, flat screen TVs, air conditioning, Internet access, and gas fireplaces. The resort itself features bicycle rentals, ski equipment storage, indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna, laundry facilities, and shuttle service to ski lifts.

 

Dining

When most people think of haute cuisine, Utah is not the first place that comes to mind. If you are one of those people, Park City will prove a pleasant surprise. This energetic mountain town skillfully blends a tradition of hearty alpine fare with a wide variety of dishes and flavors from all over the world. Adolph's Restaurant offers elegant European choices like roast rack of lamb, roast duckling a l'orange, and Steak Diane.

Grappa Italian Café on Main Street brings the flavors of northern Italy to Utah with dishes such as sage-and-prosciutto-wrapped Shrimp Saltimbocca and a special house Osso Bucco. Chez Betty breaks the mold with a chef tasting menu that changes every two weeks and a la carte alternatives like sautéed Turkey Scallopine and porcini-encrusted chicken breast. For something a bit more basic and hearty, the Blind Dog Grill has steaks, hamburgers, and other traditional American fare.

Destination

Park City was once home to the world's richest silver mines. During World War I and the Great Depression, silver was still in high demand; gradually, however, the industry began to suffer, and Park City's tenacious community of miners quickly adapted to the times and proposed the construction of a major ski resort in their little industrial mountain town. The travel conglomerate Utahns Inc. jumped on board, and by 1970 Park City was drawing almost seven hundred thousand tourists per year. Today, that number has jumped to four million, and this cozy yet bustling resort town is known for its affluence, liveliness, and having the "Greatest Snow on Earth".

Located thirty-two miles south of downtown Salt Lake City, Park City is almost completely surrounded by mountains. It served as the site for the 2002 Winter Olympics, and is home to the United States Ski Team. Since 1981, Park City annually hosts the Sundance Film Festival, the largest and most prestigious independent film festival in the United States. In 2008, it was named among the top twenty most scenic towns in America by Forbes Travelers Magazine.

Raintree at Park Plaza * — Park City, Utah — Direct Exchange
ROOM SIZE/SEASONWeek NumbersMONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNWEEK
STUDIO
HIGH 7, 51-52 800 800 800 1100 1200 1200 1100 7000
MID 1-6, 8-16, 44-50 700 700 700 900 1050 1050 900 6000
LOW 17-43 500 500 500 550 700 700 550 4000
JUNIOR SUITE
HIGH 7, 51-52 800 800 800 1100 1200 1200 1100 7000
MID 1-6, 8-16, 44-50 700 700 700 900 1050 1050 900 6000
LOW 17-43 500 500 500 550 700 700 550 4000
1 BEDROOM
HIGH 7, 51-52 1100 1100 1100 1600 1750 1750 1600 10000
MID 1-6, 8-16, 44-50 1000 1000 1000 1400 1600 1600 1400 9000
LOW 17-43 800 800 800 1100 1200 1200 1100 7000
2 BEDROOM
HIGH 7, 51-52 1500 1500 1500 2000 2250 2250 2000 13000
MID 1-6, 8-16, 44-50 1300 1300 1300 1650 1900 1900 1650 11000
LOW 17-43 1000 1000 1000 1400 1600 1600 1400 9000

*Any reservation that is less than or more than 7 nights is charged a split week fee
(paid at the resort): Studio - $25; Mini - $40; 1BR - $50; 2BR - $60

Saturday, 17 September 2016 19:45

Whispering Woods Resort

Located in Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory, Whispering Woods Resort offers you the best in accommodations and fun. With world famous Mt. Hood only minutes away, you can ski in one of Oregon’s finest ski areas, or enjoy many activities in the area of Welches.

One of America’s true four-season resorts.

Located in Oregon’s Mt. Hood territory, Whispering Woods Resort offers you and your family the best in accommodations, relaxation and fun. With world famous Mt. Hood only minutes away, you can ski in one of Oregon’s finest and most highly rated ski areas or enjoy the many activities within the surrounding area of Welches, Oregon.

This year-round luxury retreat in Welches, Oregon not only claims 11,239 foot Mt. Hood as its much photographed neighbor, but also shares the surrounding forest with the famous Salmon River, boasting some of the finest trout and salmon fishing in the world. For die-hard downhill sliders, Mt. Hood’s glacial peak is home to year-round skiing and snowboarding. There are abundant hiking and mountain biking trails and climbers will find a variety of challenging rock formations to test their skills. If that’s not enough, right next door is the challenging 27-hole golf course called The Courses, an entertaining test for golfers of every skill level.

But Whispering Woods Resort in Oregon isn’t just for outdoor adrenalin junkies. It’s also perfect for a relaxing family getaway, mountain wedding or business retreat. In addition to Mother Nature’s attractions, you’ll also find a heated swimming pool and spa, tennis courts and clubhouse with hot tub, sauna, big screen TV, movie rentals and more.

And when you’re ready to kick back and recharge your batteries, a well appointed one or two bedroom condominium awaits, complete with kitchen, dining room, and patio or deck.

Features & Amenities:
All-season luxury retreat in the shadow of Mt. Hood
True four season outdoor recreation
World famous fly fishing in the Salmon River
The Courses, a Twenty–seven hole golf course
Fully furnished one and two bedroom condominiums
High-speed wireless Internet available
Heated swimming pool and whirlpool/hot tub
Children’s playground
Inviting clubhouse with big screen TV
Sauna
Gas BBQ's available in every unit
Fully equipped exercise room
Movie rental (fee)
Laundry facilities
After hours check-in is available
Handicapped accessible units only available in One Bedroom Villa. Must call resort to ensure availability before booking.

Whispering Woods Resort — Welches, Oregon — Direct Exchange
ROOM SIZE/SEASONWeek NumbersMONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNWEEK
1 BEDROOM
PEAK 1, 5-10, 27-34, 36, 52 1000 1000 1000 1450 1550 1550 1450 9000
HIGH 2-4, 11-14, 23-26, 35, 37, 51 700 700 700 1150 1300 1300 1150 7000
MID 21-22, 38-41 550 550 550 750 925 925 750 5000
LOW 15-20, 42-50 300 300 300 450 600 600 450 3000
2 BEDROOM
PEAK 1, 5-10, 27-34, 36, 52 1700 1700 1700 2250 2700 2700 2250 15000
HIGH 2-4, 11-14, 23-26, 35, 37, 51 1500 1500 1500 2000 2250 2250 2000 13000
MID 21-22, 38-41 800  800 800 1300 1500 1500 1300 8000
LOW 15-20, 42-50 550 550 550 750 1500 1500 760 5000
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