We recieved a promotional "four day" three night vacation for the hillside villas, thinking that we couldnt go wrong with a "free" vacation. Not quite. Unless you are into golfing or tennis hardcore there is nothing to do unless you want to drive awhile to get there. The local hotsprings ARENT, they are heated chlorinated filtered hot spring water pumped into man made pools, which they charge you 10 dollars a head to use (9 if you show a key and 5 after 9pm). They are not on location, they are located accross the highway in the RV park. There are real and free hotsprings if you cross a bridge and do a short walk down a hill around the same area, and they are usually jam packed with kids. There are hotsprings about a half hour / 45 minute drive away that no one will tell you about unless you ask (this is generally a good thing!!) If you do get suckered into this location they are the only thing worth while to do I highly reccomend dropping this gem at the front desk they will give you a map.
The amenities on site are terrible. The pool attached to the check in area is in disrepair. The hot tub boiler was broken and the jets didnt work. Their wireless pay internet is super slow and expensive, and the free wireless in the rooms is just slow, if you can get a connection long enough to get anything done. The resturant in the golf club is expensive and the food isnt that great, if you eat here try out the lounge (the resturant has a different menu) accross the highway by the "hotsprings" and rv park. The other good place is also accross the highway called the fireside or something of the like...again no minors but decent fish and chips and burgers.
They boast that they are in the mountians....I have seen better mountain views on the drive here from alberta, what the heck do people do here? We drive for a living, I dont believe you should have to drive while staying on a resort.
On this trip we were required to attend a presentation on how wonderful their time shares are HA! DONT DO IT!!! They were extremely high pressure, pushy and rude. We were very sincere and did listen to the spiel but when we told them we werent interested they pretty much did everything less call us stupid, then called in the manager as a last ditch effort to get us to try to drop 36 thousand plus into this place! Are you nuts?!?!
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