During the summer of 2008 my husband, son and I spent a week in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, our first exchange trip. I'd never heard of Pagosa Springs, and had just asked the RCI Vacation Guide to find us something no more than a three day drive from San Francisco (not in a city). The resort was great, our unit very attractive with anything we might have wanted...We went rafting, hiking, soaked in hot springs, and drove to the town of Taos through some of the most beautiful country I've ever seen. We also had a great trip there and back, with stops at the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park...and more beautiful countryside. A great beginning to our RCI exchange vacations -- can't wait until the next one!
Our trip to Wyndham Pagosa in Colorado was one that we will always remember. We were able to get a place large enough for my brothers and sisters to come along as well. We enjoyed so many places of interest there. We went on a stage coach ride and a sunset dinner included. The sunset dinner was beautiful, especially over the Rocky Mountains. We also found an old ghost town up in one of the mountains above Silverton. We took lots of pictures of the outside, but were also able to go inside all of the buildings. It made for a great day for us to have found the town. We also got to see alpenglow in Ouray. It was beautiful, something that we will always remember. The whole trip was exciting for us. First we were all together on a vacation, then to see and explore the area was so exciting. We even went to the cliff dwellings and of course the hot springs. It was a great time and being together at the resort made it possible.
We have been coming to Pagosa Springs for many years and staying at Fairfield Pagosa, now called Wyndham Pagosa. We fish and golf, bike and hike, we just love the area and the beautiful surroundings. While biking around the area, we saw a house for sale and bought it last summer. This has been our first summer spent in our mountain retreat and now we are free to travel elsewhere to find new places we have never seen. We have friends come up to visit and if we run out of room, we can just book them into an affiliated resort. It was so wonderful to come here year after year and see that it was a place we would like to spend our summers since we are from the Phoenix, Arizona area and it is too hot to stay there in the summers. We love RCI and exchanging!
We went through RCI to exchange for a trip to Virginia and while staying at the resort, we took a trip through the resort to Washington, D.C. We didn't think we would ever be able to visit Washington, D.C. and all the great places that we got to see. We are from a small town and don't travel a lot, but this was a trip that my husband and I will never forget. We took the Civil War tour and also visited some of the historical places that we had read about in history books. Those battles came alive for us by seeing where they had taken place. We would like to go back someday!
We traveled to the DC area to see the sights. We enjoyed The U.S. Capitol, The White House, all the monuments, several museums, Mt. Vernon, many battlefields and even visited with our Congressman. The amazing part of the trip was where we slept each evening. We stayed at an RCI affiliated resort for the week. It is on a beautiful lake and away from the hustle of D.C. Yes, we drove one and a half hours the four mornings we went to D.C. but then we could come back to the "slow" life of the resort. It was perfect for our group!!
Our trip to Washington, D.C. was a very tiring, but inspirational trip. We saw so many sights of interest, and they were educational as well. The Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery was just breathtaking to watch. This is a trip I would recommend to anyone. We saw Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, the Kennedy graves, and all the points of interest. We took so many photos and videos so we can always share these memories. The weather was beautiful and we saw the National Christmas Tree, the White House, and too many other sights to name! We stayed at Eagle Trace at Massanutten Resort. The resort was so big, there were so many things to do. We loved it there and this year we are planning on going back and taking the Civil War tour. My husband and I are big history fans and we love to visit places of interest that let you go back in time and think about what happened and where. I hope you got something from my story. Thanks!
Discover Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, home to Massanutten, a four seasons resort destination. It's the ideal setting for seeking your roots in history, your place in nature, and rejuvenation through recreation. Massanutten has it all, with sking, snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, golf, wine tasting, wildlife, entertainment, and history all onsite or nearby. Check out this video to see all Massanutten has to offer for your next vacation!
My trip to Williamsburg was the greatest trip. I took my two grandchildren, ages 11 and 7 as well as my neighbor and her two children. We drove down to Virginia from New York and had a wonderful scenic ride. Once we arrived in Williamsburg we were very pleased with our resort. We found the resort to be spacious, clean, and very accommodating. The surrounding amenities were great. The pool area was really nice and clean...I truly recommend using RCI to anyone looking to exchange great accommodations. They will truly meet your expectations.
It's so hard to get an active family together, but we managed it this year at Massanutten. Our daughter came with her husband and 3 year old son. Our son and his girlfriend came in from DC and our oldest son, his wife and two little girls, ages 1 and 5 came too. Only one family could stay the entire week with Craig and I, but it worked out that the guys all got a chance to golf, the girls all got to go trail riding, we got to bike, swim, enjoy the water park and the chairlift and magic show. PLUS we had plenty of time to play games and enjoy each others company...My husband and I have been to this resort many other times, but sharing it with the kids and grandkids really made our vacation special. Thanks so much for providing this wonderful opportunity!!
View from the top of Massanutten Mt. in Virginia with all its peace and tranquility. Spectacular ski lift rides, plus all the fun and challenging activities the resort offers. A great family vacation destination, as well as for all. My husband and I enjoyed every minute of our time at Massanutten. Don't just take my word for it, go check it out for yourself!
After enjoying each of our exchange vacations through RCI to such places as Costa Rica, Orlando, and the Poconos, our family of eighteen found our trip to an RCI affiliated resort in the Shenandoah Valley the best. Washington, D. C. was close, as were visits to many nearby sites: Civil War battlegrounds, estates of American historical figures, and beautiful landscapes. The amenities at the Eagle Trace at Massanutten were comfortable, elegant, complete. The setting is rustic, with groundhogs, deer, and other critters visiting below our balconies on a nightly basis (even an occasional skunk!). Eagle Trace had more than enough to keep everyone busy: golf, swimming, horseback riding, wonderful hiking trails. We'll go back.
My family trip to Massanutten: This was one of the best trips I have ever been on. We had so much to do there. The family loved it. We did things we had never done before. We tried skiing, snow boarding, horse back riding, and surfing. I bet you are wondering how we did all of that at one place, well we did! Oh yeah we also did crafts I mean the whole family...This was one of the best affiliated resorts we have been to!
For the last 10 years, my family and I have made several trips to Massanutten. It is a great family resort that has year round attractions. We usually go during ski season where we can enjoy the family friendly short slopes. The green (easy) slope is great for beginners and those new to snowboarding. We also enjoy the enclosed water park when we need a break from the skiing. Each time we have visited the resort we have stayed in different units. Even the small units were larger than most of the units that we visited in other states or locations. I look forward to our next trip to Massanutten this year. I haven't booked it yet...but will be working on it this week!
As I write this, we are returning from our first, and hopefully, our annual family vacation with our daughter and her family and our son and his fiance. We stayed at the Powhatan Plantation in Williamsburg, Va. and had an absolutely amazing time. The resort was everything we hoped it would be. The staff was incredibly helpful and we were very pleased with our accommodations and the amenities. The location was convenient for Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, and the outlets. The kids had as much fun as the adults and everyone had their own unit which made vacationing together so easy. I only wished we had bought our timeshare sooner so we could have been doing this for years. Hopefully, we will have many family vacations together in the future.
This summer, we visited Virginia Beach as a family. We thought we were going to have to stay at a military base, as we had not planned ahead and made other accommodations. Just for giggles, my husband searched for an RCI affiliated resort and found one that was right on the beach. Ocean Sands was an older place, but it was right at the center of all the activity. The room was cozy and had everything we needed. The resort had a wonderful pool, and lots of activities. Best of all, we could walk right out of our resort onto the beach, or across the street to literally dozens of shops and restaurants. We were very excited and pleased that this resort became available, and it just goes to show you that you can never tell if you will find something at the last minute, or not!
My best girlfriends whisked me away on to an unknown destination for my birthday over 10 years ago. I had no idea where I was going, but they told me to pack for a long weekend of fun and adventure. Unfortunately, we got lost and neither of them could figure out how to get to my surprise birthday location, so they had to let me in on the secret so that I could help get us untangled on the road. We eventually arrived at Massanutten Resort and we had the time of our lives. We ended up buying a week at Eagle Trace at Massanutten and since then have shared many wonderful vacations together. A couple years later, I married and bought another week with my husband. We are a blended family of 8 and our RCI subscribing membership has allowed us to have quality, affordable vacations for our large family. We love RCI!
I'm now a widow and wanted to take my children and their spouses on a trip so we could all be together for a week. After speaking with an RCI Vacation Guide, who recommended two, two bedroom units I decide to do it. I exchanged two weeks for two units in Massanutten, Va. We had a fabulous time with plenty of room for all. We explored the area and did some of the fun things at the resort. The resort was excellent for whatever you wanted to do. It has a fabulous water park, horse back riding, many different craft classes and much more. We were in the Summit part of the resort which has a great view of the mountains and valleys. If you go to the water park that can be a little pricey, but well worth it because it's so much fun.
Four of us went to Virginia for a week and stayed in an RCI affiliated resort. Two of us wanted to revisit Luray Caverns since we had gone there on our honeymoon 48 years before. We not only enjoyed Luray Caverns a second time but we toured every other cavern within driving distance. We had a great time. And even though it rained every day, it didn't rain in the caverns! We also got to travel the Skyline Drive, which we had done on our honeymoon. So it was a great repeat experience. Our friends didn't visit the caverns, but they visited old friends. The whole trip was a complete success for all.
We became RCI subscribing members over 30 years ago when a very young family struggling to make a living after moving to Queensland for a life-change. Our daughters and then grandsons grew up loving the annual week at Don Pancho Resort at Bargara where we watched turtles laying eggs and hatchlings emerging. Over the years we have travelled the world with RCI. Now retirees, we spend much of our time planning "Where to next?" As we tell everyone - we are definitely Timeshare Junkies!
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