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“Great Vacation for Beginner and Family Skiing”

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Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Sapphire Valley
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Sapphire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Vacation for Beginner and Family Skiing”
Reviewed 4 January 2010

Beautiful scenery and condos; stayed at Fox Hunt in 2 bedroom, split-level condo. Large bedrooms and queen sleeper. Loved the fireplace and skiing. Slop is adaptable for first time skiers and relearning; rental and slope fee for day $40 per person, much cheaper than Virginia and Colorado. Very friendly staff at resort and instructors on slopes. Only one hour from Ashville. Roads curvy but many scenic falls and trails on the way. Sapphire Valley Brewing Co. great place for family dining, good food, burgers, pizza, subs, salads, etc, and normal prices. Usually a wait for table. Ingles is large grocery store in Cashiers and convenient to resort. Safe place for kids to ski without you being on slopes. Snow tubing on site and lots of fun. Buy gas before you go to Cashiers, gas is much higher in the mountains. There is a Wendy;s and a Subway for the fast food junkies. The amenities for the resort were great. The Rec Center had a nice indoor pool and sauna with a hot tub. There was also a business center, big screen TV, a workout room and a game room. In the Foxhunt units there was an internet connection in the unit.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2009

I have read the negative reviews and I don't understand them. My wife and I and my 21 year old son and his girl friend stayed at this resort from July 24 to August 1 and we really enjoyed ourselves. We had a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo with a king sized bed in the master bedroom with a jacuzzi tub and stand up shower. My sons room had two twin beds which they pushed together and made one bed out of it. Their washroom had a tub, sink and toilet. We were in building 10 which was three buildings from Sapphire Mountain brewing company and the club house. We walked with our clubs to the club house, the golf course is very challenging and the food was awesome at the brewing company. We had supper there 2 nights and they have a fully stocked bar. The Ingles store in Cashiers was great for groceries and you could buy beer and wine down the road in the dry county with your temporary membership card that you get when you check in. Highlands was nearby and a great place to spend the day shopping, they also had a well stocked ABC liqour store. We took the train ride through the Great Smokey Mountains from Bryson City to Dillsboro. It was an enjoyable day with great scenery.

The rec centre, community centre and pool area was second to none. Indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, saunas, table tennis, tennis, pool, mini put, horse shoes and Wii tournaments to name a few. It was a very relaxing trip with beautiful mountain scenery and friendly people.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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3 Thank Steve1959
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Westlake, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2009

My wife and 4 of our children stayed in a 2 bedroom on the fairway part of the resort. The downstairs had a nice king size bed and huge bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. Also downstairs was the washer & dryer. Upstairs was the second bedroom with 2 single beds and a shared bathroom with a tub/shower. The kitchen had everything needed and was well stocked. The couch opened into a double size bed. Overall the condo unit was very nice. We did have some black ants in the kitchen, but it wasn't a real problem and reported it to the management company which is separate from Fairfield Resorts. We used the Fairfield Resort Clubhouse every day. It had a very nice weight/workout room, indoor pool with 2 indoor hot tubs and 2 saunas. Outside were 2 outdoor pools. They also have free 18 hole putt putt, basketball, tennis, volleyball,& horseshoes. It is about 2 miles from the condo to the Rec Center so prepare to drive. The roads are not made for biking or walking. The area has loads of waterfalls to see and trails to hike. There is a large nice grocery store, Ingles, just down the road. The rooms did not have internet, but the Rec Center has wireless and 2 computers that anyone can use. The Cashiers - Sapphire area must have more Benz/Volvo/Lexus than any location that I've ever been to. Nobody seemed snobby and everyone we met were really nice. We took the resort trip to the Biltmore for $60 per person. Looking forward to going back.....

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 9 June 2009

My friend & I are in our early twenties, both female - friends from college on a fun trip together. We stayed in a one-bedroom for a week. We thought the resort was great and served our needs & wants well. Our condo was very spacious. We hung out in the living room several evenings for a movie. We used our kitchen every day to cook. We sat out on the balcony to read. We were in the Mountain Laurel condos, so we were within walking distance to the Rec Center & Community center where we made use of the wireless internet, DVD rental, swimming pools, library, and porch rocking chairs for reading. The staff was kind & helpful and the overall feeling of the place was pretty laid back - we were there in May before the busy season had set in. The resort is set in the mountains in close proximity to great hiking trails, breath-taking scenery, & gorgeous waterfalls. We ventured out almost every day to seek out waterfalls in the area and really enjoyed ourselves. We also spent some time exploring the local gift shops in Cashiers & Brevard, full of locally-made handmade items - pottery, paintings, carvings, furniture, crafts, etc - beautiful, unique items. We truly had a wonderful time & I would highly recommend Sapphire Valley Resort for a relaxing escape in the mountains.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
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5 Thank thecoralcamel
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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2008

I am a Fairfield timeshare owner, and I stayed a week at this site. The condo was large, and had great wooded views. The recreation and community centers are the fantastic! Clean pools, free putt-putt, free pool and ping-pong, free internet. At cost video games, DVD rentals, $10 library deposit (give me a break-these are donated books!) MY only complaint is that everything is a drive to get to. The mountain roads are beautiful-but VERY slow. Just to get 5 miles into town takes 15 minutes. THe pool, lake, recreation center, and community center take 10 minutes to get to. Even if you wanted to walk the 2 miles-you can't. THere's no trails.

  • Liked — beautiful mountains
  • Disliked — driving everywhere-no trails for walking on site
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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4 Thank Katherine L
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Maiden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2008

We stayed a week in the "resort" and were sadly disappointed. The first unit they gave us had a stove in two pieces and was filthy so they moved us next door. This was ok but after the first night with the temperature around 50 at night we did not realize that the AC did not work. We attempted calling anyone and everyone over the next three days to get this situation resolved. We were not ready to move all of our stuff to another unit again and had had about enough so I left several messages for the head of maintenance and then finally got so upset we began packing to leave and as one last ditch effort left a message for the resort manager. After this our AC was finally fixed 4 days of misery and we were credited a weeks worth of credits which was a fair attempt to remedy the situation. The temperatures in our condo were in the upper 80's and it was miserable. Other than that the units were quite run down and poorly maintained. There was not a lot to do and the people in and around the resort were not so pleasant.

  • Liked — The resteraunt in the resort was very good
  • Disliked — The poor upkeep of the units
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
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Madison, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2008

We are timeshare owners with Fairfield/Wyndham. Sapphire Valley was the first trip we booked using our points. I called the resort before we left home to ask questions about the layout so that we could bring the right equipment with us. We have young teenagers that don't always want to habng out with mom and dad. We were told that the pool was quite a ways from our condo. I asked if we brought bikes, would that help them get around. I was told "sure".

Well, we loaded our truck with 5 bikes and set out on the road. After an hour of climbing the windy roads up the mountain we finally arrived, only to find there was no way anyone would ride a bike from our condo to the pool. The hill leading from the main road to our condo went straight up! Needless to say the bikes sat in the truck the whole week. After that initial shock and frustration we checked out our condo.

It was quite spacious, but very worn down. The place had an odor that screamed mildew. The stove did not work, and after several calls, no one came to fix it. Being that we were quite a ways from resteraunts, that was a frustration, as we never did find the grills we were told were nearby. Other than that the trip was great.

Mini golf onsite, a nice activities and game room. Pool was nice too. The best part of the trip had nothing to do with the resort. That would be all the nearby hiking and waterfalls. There was a movie theater and a walmart within 35 minutes. There are some very nice antiques and local wares in the area also.

One other thing I will warn about was the "Owner Update" we were asked to attend. It was not high pressure, but the gentleman was insulting about our lack of knowledge about the Fairfield point system. His attitude did not help my already irritated feelings about our recent purchase in a timeshare.

I would definetly recommend the area for an active family vacation, but not neccesarily this resort.

Stayed June 2006
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Property: Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Sapphire Valley
Address: 70 Sapphire Valley Rd, Sapphire, NC 28774-8678
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Jackson County > Sapphire
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Sapphire
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Sapphire Valley 3.5*
Number of rooms: 150
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