Los Lagos at Hot Springs Village is a great timeshare resort for a relaxing vacation...the 2 bedroom, end unit villa we had was really great! Very spacious....and an atrium at its entrance, added to its appeal a lot! The rear deck was very enjoyable, too, with a table and chairs....a nice place to sip your morning coffee! And the view from the deck was one of the resort's swimming pools...about 150 yards away!
The Unit was very spacious, with the master bedroom and bath on one end, and the second bedroom and bath on the other end. The master bath has a large jacuzzi tub, and a "standing room only" shower.
The living room is large, with very comfy couches and a big fireplace...which we didn't use in the middle of July, of course!
The dining room table sits 6, and the dining room is just off the full - and very adequate - kitchen!
You can get to the long rear deck from either the sliding dining room door or the kitchen door. The deck has a lattice railing ~ all the way across its width ~ except where there are a couple of steps that take you out onto the grounds...and over to that swimming pool!
We were at our area pool several times during our week, met some very friendly folks...and the water was pleasantly warm to the touch!
The resort is gated around the clock, and there's good dining right in Hot Springs Village, including a great Italian place! The Chinese restaurant - the Great Wall Buffet - is really good too!
The resort holds a continental breakfast at the Los Lagos Resort Clubhouse - which consists of donuts and rolls - for one hour on Monday mornings. The gal heading up the "informational talk" to the guests, is very good, very thorough - and very likeable! You can sign up for some of the activities for the week during this hour.
We had two very good dining experiences at a high caliber place near the De Soto golf course. Golf is big at HSV ~ there are several courses! There is a big tennis club too. And the lakes are many ~ nine, I think, total! Our pontoon boat ride on Lake De Soto was an hour very well spent!
The trails are many, too.......I enjoyed the trail along the shore of Lake De Soto very much......what views!
On Friday afternoons, there's a pie and ice cream social held at the Los Lagos Clubhouse! Don't want to miss that!
This was a superb timeshare exchange for us, and - given the opportunity - we'll return to Hot Springs Village some day!
The city of Hot Springs, 20 miles to the south, is a very historic one. It has a very vibrant downtown ~ expect to have lots of fun here ~ i.e., viewing the row of bath houses, ONE is open to the public...it's for your use...and pleasure! Just walk in, and see what it's all about! There's a short film that's shown inside, telling the history of Hot Springs...and its bath houses! And you can buy a souvenir mug of Hot Springs for only $1.95!
There are many unique shops and boutiques to browse, and the entrance to Hot Springs National Park - which you don't want to miss - is "just up the way"...a winding road takes you up to the top, where there's a lovely gift shop...AND a tower to go up to ~ and get great views from!
Obviously, this was a week we will always remember with great affection!