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June 4, 2004
We were told that the hotel pool and hot tub were open until midnight, yet it was cold and chained up when we went to use it. Others were told that the hot tub beside the waterslide was open until eleven, yet the gates were chained when they came to use it.
Grocery shopping is quite a distance and you can't just "run to the store" for something. The market in the resort is sorely lacking for supplies. For example, the resort provides bar-b-ques, but I couldn't get hamburger buns or buns of any sort from the market! Moreover, the bar-b-que in our area was not working the night we tried to make hamburgers.
This is one of those resorts that is considered so highly desirable that non-memers can only go once every 4 years. That, in itself, sets my expectations for the type of resort it will be and the service it will provide. I was sorely disappointed when it did not meet my expectations.
From journal San Diego Sunshine
Warner Robins, Georgia
May 27, 2004
I liked that they had everything there on site from restaurants (ice cream to fine dining), specialty shops, tours, dinner theater, and activity centers.Resort Experience:The Welk Resort is nestled in the side of a mountain. Although it is off the beaten path, it is also out of the traffic and mess that is the California roadways.
It is definitely a top-notch resort. The rooms are well decorated and stocked. The resort staff is pleasant and accommodating. There is a beautiful golf course and the grounds are well kept. They are about to open what looks like a really cool pool; it was under construction when we were there, but it looks like it will be great. We enjoyed everything.
From journal San Diego Safari
Surrey, British Columbia
April 7, 2004
There is room, room, and more room. The villas are located in three primary areas: Melody Hill, Harmony Hill, and Broadway Hill. Other accommodation includes Villas on The Green, which is more of a hotel/condo arrangement. There are two golf courses on the resort, an executive 18- and a nine-hole par 3. Both are well maintained. Included in the resort complex is Champagne Village, a retirement community of double wides that are very well maintained and landscaped.
We had a two-bedroom villa that was 1370 square feet! It was very well laid out, well equipped, and overlooked a water hazard (fishing lake) by the ninth green of the Fountains golf course. All villas have a name associated with them. Ours was Laura and the building next to us was Sonata (notice the Welk connection with all the names).
From journal Southern California
Mason City, Iowa
April 5, 2004
From journal Nice Escondido
March 12, 2004
The views of the mountains were beautiful. My only complaint was the uninformed concierge desk. They were not able to answer any questions we had for them. This was a fun trip and a lovely place to stay.
From journal Lawrence Welk Resort
February 28, 2004
Little did we know that the resort was planned for families. Yes, there is plenty to do if you are an older couple that religiously watched the Lawrence Welk Show TV program every Sunday evening. This fantastic resort brings generations of families together. If you are looking for activities, the resort has many special events planned from teen dances to ball room dancing, a pool for kids to a swimming pool for adults only, water aerobics to personal fitness center, golf lessons, crafts for children and adults, chartered trips to Tijuana and other close locations, etc. There is even a small theater that hosts a variety of old Broadway plays. Other resort amenities include restaurants, gift and clothing boutiques, and tennis courts.
Our two units were next to each other, which was very convenient for meal preparation and spending time together. The floor plan was spacious and methodically planned for family living. The center of the unit was a great room: living room, dining area, large kitchen, and patio or balcony. There was a large round table that we could easily squeeze in seven people for a meal or even all nine of us for playing games after dinner. The kitchen was very open with a small breakfast counter; it was large enough for three females to be in the kitchen working at once. The kitchen was fully equipped with all the basics most cooks could possibly use for meal preparation. In addition to the kitchen, there was a gas barbeque area just across the street with patio furniture for outdoor cooking.
The master suite was beautiful, a comfy king-sized bed, desk, dresser, closet, and large walk-in bathroom. The other suite in each unit was about the same size but had twin beds instead of the king-sized bed. It also had a walk-in bathroom that would pamper a princess. Our preteen girls played beauty parlor for hours in the spacious mirrored-walled bathrooms.
The men and boys utterly enjoyed the two golf courses at the resort. One was a par three while the other is a standard course designed by David Rainville with a 3.5-star PGA rating. Both courses required our guys to wear collared shirts. The smaller course was an excellent bonding experience for our boys with their dads learning to play the game.
Escondido is about a half hour’s drive into San Diego. San Diego has many wonderful public beaches and tourist attractions. If your family is headed to San Diego for a vacation, look into the Welk Resort, you will be impressed.
From journal A1..AN A2...
January 29, 2004
Medford, New York
December 23, 2003
From journal December in Escondido
by Kirby Erickson
December 22, 2003
From journal Weeklong Trip To Southern California
December 21, 2003
From journal A Wunnerful Wunnerful Resort