Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by
Our trip to Washington, D.C. was a highlight because our two daughters were teenagers at the time, and they were even excited about this trip. They both enjoy history just like their parents, so each day was an adventure. We exchanged for a week in the Shenandoah Valley, and had a wonderful two bedroom unit as our home base. We as a family vote this as one of our all time favorites because we drove from Minnesota to D.C., and really had time to visit and connect as a family. The D.C. area was so incredible, and each day, be it the Smithsonian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum or the White House, was amazing! Our conversations still persist after years of being there, about the fun and new knowledge that we gained. Our family still remains close even as our daughters are now adults, and one is married. We hope to go back to that area again, and would love to exchange our week for the same place.
- Gary C. from Mankato, MN
Saturday, February 18, 2012 by
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.
- Josephine R. from Brooklyn, NY
Friday, February 17, 2012 by
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.
- Eugene W. from Argyle, TX
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by
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.
- Joyce M. from North Dartmouth, MA
Friday, February 10, 2012 by
We have been RCI subscribing members for a long time. One of the best exchanges we ever had was in 1990. My family was traveling the country in a VW van for a year. As luck would have it we were on the east coast in Maine when a hurricane was bringing unseasonable cold and wet weather. We called for an exchange and there was an opening in Cape Cod. It was a beautiful cottage that gave us shelter for a whole week. We explored all of the Cape and went to Boston. It was a wonderful and educational experience. During that year we also stayed in Park City, UT. RCI has made it easy to have wonderful vacations over the years. We just returned to Park City in Sept. for the 3rd time. Each time has been special. I hope some day to return to that cottage on the Cape.
- Debra W. from Steamboat Springs, CO
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 by
While this may date me just a bit, my wife and I have been exchanging through RCI for over 27 years and have never had a bad experience. I would like to write about a favorite experience but each one has been unique. While some companies have come and gone, RCI has been there the whole time to help my family explore the world. I look forward to the next 35 years.
- Richard R. from Parker, CO
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 by
We have been RCI subscribing members since 1982. Last month we had an amazingly wonderful vacation in Newport, RI at The Wellington. What is really exciting is that was the 50th state for us. In 47 years of marriage, we have now been to all 50 states (Rhode Island was the last), and over half of those have been vacation exchanges through RCI. The weeks we own at the Mariner Beach Club in St. Pete Beach, FL and our membership in RCI have been some of the best money spent in our lifetime!
- Louis M. from Naylor, GA
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 by
We have been RCI subscribing members for about 20 years and have made many exchanges, once to Austria, 10 times to Kauai/Hawaii, and many times to our "home resort" of French Lick, IN. We usually invite family to go also and have many wonderful shared memories. Our first trip to Hawaii while on Oahu we visited Pearl Harbor with our daughter, son-in-law, and three year old grandson. Our grandson certainly broke the "silence" by getting his head stuck in the railing while looking for the ship!
- Kenneth R. from Chandler, AZ
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 by
Our subscribing membership with RCI began when we purchased our first timeshare at Breezy Point, MN in 1985. We made our first exchange the following year for Spring Break with our three daughters to Oceanside, CA. In 1989 we traded for a week in Cancun and purchased another timeshare. We made other exchanges to locations in Florida, California, Hawaii, New Orleans, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Greece and Canada over the years. We even made an exchange for a houseboat in Florida! We have always been able to get an exchange for the location of our choice. All trips were enjoyable, but Greece was the most outstanding. It was on the island of Crete, which has beautiful scenery and rich history. It was our first experience with Greek culture and we loved it. We have visited Greece many times since. RCI has been a winner for us!
- Norma V. from Burnsville, MN
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 by
We have been going to the Aruba Beach Club for over 30 years. We have always had good experiences with all of our RCI exchanges.- Donald S. from Hampstead, NH
Monday, February 6, 2012 by
I have been an RCI subscribing member for over twenty years. I have used my week to exchange and to stay at my home resort. I love my RCI membership. I have used my exchanges to travel all over the world plus many fine resorts in the U.S. I have so many wonderful memories of the places I have been with my husband, my family and my friends I could not possibly pick one. If there is ever anyone at the pool talking timeshare and RCI I am the one promoting the virtues. I would never have been able to stay at these fine resorts if I had not been an RCI member.
- Marlene M. from Nisswa, MN
Monday, February 6, 2012 by
I have been an RCI subscribing member for over 20 years. We have visited so many wonderful resorts, it's hard to pick just one that stands out. My story is one about just being a member of a quality organization that continues to enhance its services year over year and offers so many choices for vacationing. Although we've visited beautiful places over the years, I think my kids' favorite place is Lake Havasu in Arizona which happens to be the resort we own but one time, we ended up exchanging back into it because my kids wanted to go back and I had already banked my week!
- Genny C. from Los Alamitos, CA
Friday, February 3, 2012 by
My mother, aunt, son and I went to the Smugglers' Notch Resort earlier this year. It was our very first exchange with RCI. I have never been to Vermont before and didn't know what to expect. The Vermont trip exceeded my expectations. I am one that likes to try different things all of the time and go to different places. I like adventure and to explore. This is one place that I would not mind returning to! I fell in love with the area. It is so beautiful with all of the trees and mountains. We went in May so I can just imagine how beautiful it would be in the fall when the leaves turn colors... how breathtaking it would be. We enjoyed horseback riding, a day trip to Montreal, hiking in the mountains and sight-seeing in Burlington. Our resort had a "Family Fun Zone" that my whole family enjoyed. There was something for everyone there...ping pong, mini-golf, rock climbing walls, pool tables, air hockey, foosball, video/arcade games, big slides for the kids and air filled stations for kids to go in and jump on and many other toys for kids of all ages. We all had a wonderful time enjoying everything the resort had to offer and the surrounding area. I would have to say it was one of my favorite vacations I have ever taken!
- Jamie W. from Sun Prairie, WI
Friday, January 20, 2012 by
We've exchanged for many, many really nice vacations through RCI. One of our favorite family vacations was one we took several years ago to the Poconos. When we arrived at the resort we were asked if we would like to be moved to a larger unit (a 3 bedroom instead of the 2 bedroom we had traded into) we all said "YES!" We are a family of 6 and we always like to have more room. The place was very nice, the staff very helpful and friendly. We found lots to do at the resort and the surrounding area, we also took a day trip to NYC. One thing we will all remember is the wonderful homemade, huge cheesecakes that we purchased in the small nearby town. We bought one plain cheesecake and one chocolate chip cheesecake. There were huge, about as big as a medium-sized pizza...
- Karen W. from Toledo, OH
Friday, January 13, 2012 by
This spring my extended family and I did an exchange through RCI to Park City, Utah. It was May and the ski season was over, however we had a wonderful time. The town was unique and well worth the visit. We visited Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Bonneville Salt Flats and Yellowstone National Park. Park City was our base and it allowed us to cross the state to see attractions and return to wonderful accommodations each night.
- Larry W. from Custer, KY
Thursday, January 12, 2012 by
Thanks RCI for another great vacation! Every year we get together with close friends and make an exchange through RCI. This year we decided to try Park City, Utah. The Miners Club was a beautiful resort, boasting a fireplace and all! A hot air balloon ride over Park City was the highlight to a wonderful time had by all! Our friend then had just started dialysis due to kidney failure and now is finding it much more difficult to travel. He will always treasure all the times we vacationed with him and I thank RCI for making our trips possible!
- Linda M. from New Tripoli, PA
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 by
Our trip to Park City (actually, the Canyon's area) is my favorite RCI story, because we had family vacationing with us. It was our first time to the area and although we didn't travel for snow skiing, we loved the area and were blessed with a beautiful snowfall in mid-October. Our 3, 2 and 1 year olds loved swimming in the very well-heated outdoor pool with snow all around at the Miners Club, where we stayed. My mother and father, youngest sister and her family were with us, and at first, we thought the trip might be bittersweet, as my mother's mother had passed away the week before our trip. Turns out the trip couldn't have been better. We took a wonderfully scenic train ride into one of the nearby towns, enjoyed downtown Park City, played bingo with other guests, and spent quality family time each evening around a warm, crackling fire from the fireplace in the living room. This vacation will always be one of, if not my favorite exchanges with RCI.
- Mark S. from Tuscaloosa, AL
Monday, January 9, 2012 by
I thought they gave us the wrong room when we opened the door to our unit at the Miners Club. Our one studio lock-off got us a 4-bedroom suite at a resort with RCI Gold Crown distinction in Park City. The suite was two stories and was beautiful beyond imagination. We felt like royalty as we sat on our huge balcony overlooking the pool with majestic mountains surrounding us. Miner's Club is one of our favorite quick getaway resorts and totally worth the exchange!
- Steve M. from Eagle Mountain, UT
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 by
Some friends wanted us to caravan with them down to La Paz during Spring Break. With 2 weeks advance notice we were able to exchange our week through RCI for an affiliated resort in La Paz. We all drove down - camping along the way. This was the most beautiful drive. Arriving in La Paz three days later - we all enjoyed the accommodations. Great beaches, great restaurants. We love La Paz! Thank you RCI for a great vacation.
- Tonie H. from Dulzura, CA
Monday, December 19, 2011 by
My trip to Hilton Head was wonderful. I took two friends that had retired from teaching. That's why we went in September after school had started. The weather was super the whole week. We toured the island by car, swam in the ocean and the resort pool, and enjoyed the great restaurants there. We also went to nearby Beaufort and took a delightful horse-and-carriage ride through the historic area. Another day we went to Savannah for a day of touring that city.
All in all we all had a very special time and plan to return in a couple of years. Thanks RCI for a really great exchange!
- Barbara D. from Chesapeake, VA