Yellowstone National Park Journals

Wandering the West US in Timeshares

An August 2003 trip to Yellowstone National Park by Malahini

The Summit at Big Sky Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming More Photos
Quote: No recipe here how to get the dream condo at your chosen time. But we report success, by luck, skill, or both. And here are condo descriptions for this six week trip from Montana to Park City to Sedona.

Wandering the West US in Timeshares

Overview

The Summit at Big Sky Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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From the condos described here, we toured Yellowstone, the Utah mountains, Zion, the Grand Canyon, and many Anasazi ruins in the 4 Corners area. These are covered in separate journals to show photos, which are limited to 4 per entry by the format of the RCI community.Quick Tips: We were able to schedule our condos (almost) back to back, which enabled leisurely touring of most parks. In fact, we were able to spot single days at motels along our path for stops at Zion, Cedar Breaks, and the Petrified Forest - due to good fortune and the floating start time for condo weeks: Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.Best Way To Get Around: We could not have made this long trip in any way but personal ...Read More
Quality Inn - Kings Ransom Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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Our two-night stay was free, a bonus from other timeshare related travel. Nice motel. Large, well-furnished room. Located in the heart of Sedona. Shaded and quiet. Very large pool. The restaurant at the motel had a great view of the red rocks and an outdoor patio.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 24, 2003

Quality Inn - Kings Ransom
771 Sr 179
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Summit at Big Sky - Boyne Vac Club Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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Best Things Nearby:Yellowstone NP, fly fishing, white water rafting, ski slopes, mountain splendor with hiking and downhill bike riding.Best Things About the Resort:This is the kind of personal service more expected from a cruise line than from a condo: valet underground parking, porters to carry luggage to your suite, restaurants, shopping, activities booking, ski lifts, and a business convention center just outside the front door. Units were roomy with top quality furnishings. There was even room internet access via web TV.Resort Experience:Private and secluded, this 10-storey condo sits at the apex of a community of condos and private homes, 10 miles off th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 22, 2003

The Summit at Big Sky - Boyne Vac Club
1 Lone Mountain Trail PO Box 160001
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
(406) 995-8000

Marriott Summit Watch

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Hotel | "Marriott's Summit Watch"

Marriott Summit Watch Photo, Park City, Utah
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Best Things Nearby:Scenic trails and drives. Ski areas.Best Things About the Resort:Luxury suite in the heart of this historic mining town, with shops, ski lifts, restaurants, and underground parking only steps away.Resort Experience:One of the largest of several resorts in the heart of town, the Summit comprises four buildings all built to mimic the historic mining architecture. The suites are large, very well furnished, and private, despite its location atop shops along the town's Main Street. An internet cafe lay directly below our building. This is a premier ski area and only 37 miles from Salt Lake City, but we were here in the fall, with no snow and the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 22, 2003

Marriott Summit Watch
780 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 647-4100

Sedona Summit Resort

Hotel | "Sunterra Resorts The Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort"

Sedona Summit Resort Photo, Sedona, Arizona
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Best Things Nearby:Grand Canyon, flaming red-rock cliffs, ancient Anasazi Indian ruins, scenic drives and parks, the historic mining town of Jerome.Best Things About the Resort:Location, luxurious spacious suite, pool, and view of the red-rock cliffs. Resort Experience:Located in the village of Oak Creek, about 10 miles from Sedona, this condo complex has convenient access to Highway 179 to Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. Units are very well furnished, and the views of the rock cliffs from the units and pool are magnificent. Stores, including grocery and an Internet cafe, are just a few blocks away. Uni...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 23, 2003

Sedona Summit Resort
4055 Navoti Drive
Sedona, Arizona 86336
928-204-3100

Sedona Summit Resort

Hotel | "Sunterra Resorts at Sedona Summit"

Sedona Summit Resort Photo, Sedona, Arizona
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Best Things Nearby:Anasazi ruins, Grand Canyon, red rock color, Oak Creek Canyon, and scenic drives.Best Things About the Resort:Roomy, luxurious, good location, convenient pool, and quality appointments.Resort Experience:This is on the other side of town from the Sunterra The Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort. Otherwise, it's very similar. Shops, grocery, and the public library (free Internet access) are a few blocks away. The Cultural Park and Visitor Center is within walking distance. Indian crafts and a dance/discussion were held twice during our weeks stay. Unit Type: 1 Bedroom ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 24, 2003

Sedona Summit Resort
4055 Navoti Drive
Sedona, Arizona 86336
928-204-3100