Wednesday, March 13, 2013
You already know Welk Resorts timeshare for its popular, family-friendly vacation resorts in California; Branson, Missouri; and Cabo San Lucas. Now Welk Resorts timeshare owners and guests have a new option in Welk vacationing.
Welk Resorts timeshare has purchased the Northstar Lodge, in Truckee, California. This Hyatt Residence Club property, is a ski-in/ski-out private vacation ownership club with a pulse-driven gondola and is located at the base of Northstar Mountain in the Lake Tahoe area. The resort was built in 2008, and the first phase of this LEED Silver Certified luxury property development included 34 two- and three-bedroom vacation ownership residences. Other features of the property include, in each ownership unit, a private deck with outdoor fireplace, hickory flooring, Wolf brand ranges and Sub Zero refrigerators in the upgraded kitchens.
On-property, owners can enjoy a private owners lounge, media theater, ski and boot valet (winter) and bike valet (summer). And of course, the location within the Village puts owners only a few steps away from Highlands Gondola and Village Swim and Fitness Center, there at Northstar California, which is considered to be one of the premiere ski resort areas in North America. This year-round destination provides summer vacationers a relaxing place to hike, picnic, or gear it up and experience more than 100 miles of trails in what is the most extensive lift served mountain bike terrain in the western United States. For winter sports, you’ll find 3,170 skiable acres, 7 terrain parks, 97 trails, 20 lifts and 2,280 feet of vertical drop as well as the recently constructed 22’ half pipe designed by Winter Olympics gold medalist, Shaun White.
But for owners and future owners at the fabulous destination, perhaps the best news is that the acquisition by Welk Resorts includes the 23 remaining unsold whole ownership and fractional residential units, in addition to two entitled development parcels for future phases of the project. Jon Fredricks, President of Welk Resorts, explains:
“We are excited to add this one-of-a-kind ski-in/ski-out resort property to our vacation club as we develop additional phases at the Northstar Lodge. This will be our first Western U.S. alpine resort with strong year-round demand due to the quality of the Northstar mountain and the proximity of Lake Tahoe. Our 44,000 vacation owners will be excited to know this will be part of our points-based club system once we receive the requisite approvals.“
Along with his wonderful new addition to the Welk Resorts family of properties, the company also owns real estate that is being held for future resort development in Breckenridge, Colorado and a newly acquired Poipu, Kauai property.