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Old Faithful Inn: Lodge of the West (and sundry)

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Here are some photos I snapped at the Old Faithful Inn, to follow up on my Lodges and the West blog post. It did not disappoint.


Exterior Logwork

The Inn's announcement of itself is humble

The Inn’s announcement of itself is humble


Interior Logwork is specatcular


Where trees are incorporated into the masonry


Entryway, where logwork is magnificently displayed


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Up next in the adventure: Glacier National Park, Montana, and Canadian Rockies. International timeshares, especially Canadian timeshares, are a prized commodity in the timeshare community, so keep your eyes peeled for more inside information!

Hilton: how the Garden Inn saved us

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After four nights camping in Yellowstone National Park, and another two in Grand Teton, we were stinky and sore. And a long drive from Jackson Hole, WY to Billings, MT is enough to make anyone cranky and tired. But again, we were saved by civilization! This time by Hilton’s line of superb roadside accommodations: their Garden Inns.


The one in Billings was suited to our needs: laundry for our smelly camp clothes, an indoor pool for the baby to get out her pent-up energy after a long car ride, and a hotel bar for the parents, complete with gourmet food and local brews. (Not to mention 24-hour business center, fitness facilities, and conference rooms available).


Hilton has a fabulous reputation for a reason: they are consistent in their provision of upscale service, and often at affordable prices. For the weary traveler, these Garden Inns, with over 550 locations worldwide, offer a haven of rest and rejuvenation.


For the loyal Hilton customer, Hilton timeshares offer even more amenities and vibrant locations. Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare resales are available in Hawaii, Florida, Las Vegas, California, Utah, and other international locations. Click on the link to see a listing of PTR’s current Hilton timeshare resales.


If you own and want to sell a Hilton Grand Vacations property contact our licensed agents—eager buyers may await you, as Hilton’s name carries weight and desirability.


Look for our upcoming post on Yellowstone’s Old Faithful Inn, a true Lodge of the West, or shop more timeshare resales here.

Wyndham’s Haven in North Dakota

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Although you might be inclined to think that North Dakota is limited in its offerings of amenities and comforts, my experience here would challenge you to think again.


After four nights of primitive camping in State Forests and National Parks, and with a 10 hour drive between the Minnesota-Canadian Border and our next stop of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota, our family was ready for a brief return to civilization, or at least a shower.


Surprisingly, Bismarck, North Dakota and its Wingate by Wyndham provided us with the haven we needed. We obtained a room for an affordable $104, and were happy to take advantage of its luxurious shelter.

Guest-laundry facilities and free wi-fi were only the start of our relief. With clean clothes and some work put behind us, we were only too happy to bask in the hot tub and lounge by the pool, which was spacious and sparsely populated, and featured section measuring only 18 inches in depth where my two year old could splash to her heart’s content.


The website will advertise “continental breakfast included,” but upon coming downstairs, we found pre-prepared bacon and eggs staying warm over a burner, and a cook ready to prepare your omelet, made-to-order, while we watched.  This Wyndham property also boasts an exercise facility, conference and meeting rooms, free parking, dry cleaning, and a hotel bar.


With a sleek décor and modern design, not to mention its location near shops from which we replenished our food supply and boosted our morale (a nail salon for me!), this Wyndham property was exactly what a week in the woods had ordered.

We are now refreshed and ready for the Dakotan Badlands!


(Wyndham also does timeshare across several states , including Nevada, Wisconsin, Hawaii, South Carolina, Arizona, Florida, Tennessee, Rhode Island, Texas, Arkansas, Virginia, Colorado and others, as well as internationally in Australia, the Bahamas, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. If you love Wyndham as much as I do right now, you might want to check out some Wyndham timeshares for resale.)

Hilton Timeshares: Hawaii

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When many of us think timeshare, we think of swaying palm trees, white beaches and crystal clear oceans. Hilton’s Hawaiian timeshare can fulfill these dreams and more, so listen up as we list all of Hilton’s perfect Hawaiian timeshares.



The Lagoon Tower by Hilton Grand Vacations Club

The Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations Club is the first of many Hilton Hawaiian timeshares located in Honolulu. It features a spectacular view of the Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, and also includes all the features and amenities of a five-star hotel. This tower features luxurious rooms with their own balcony, and a prime location in the middle of

The Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations Club

Hilton’s Hawaiian Village. The Kalia Tower by Hilton Grand Vacations Club is yet another exotic resort located within Hilton’s Hawaiian Village, and is only a short walk to the famous Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. The resort is also immediately located next to an array of shops and restaurants and allows guests to explore some of Hawaii’s off shore adventures, including scuba diving, snorkeling and surfing. The Lagoon Tower  by Hilton Grand Vacations Club is a resort and spa, and also holds a 5,000 square-foot family activities pool and Waikiki’s longest slide. The resort also overlooks the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and is a short walk away from the best stretch of Waikiki beach on the island.



The Kings’ Land by Hilton Grand Vacations Club

The Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort

The next group of Hawaiian Hilton resorts are located in Waikoloa, Hawaii. Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort offers a relaxing vacation in spacious suites that give you easy access to both the Waikoloa beach and various pools in the resort. The Big Island offers plenty of activities for everyone, including visiting an active volcano, seeing a working coffee plantation or visiting golf championship courses. The Kings’ Land by Hilton Grand Vacations Club resort is the newest of all Hawaiian Hilton resorts, and was carved out of a lava field to form a 112-acre oasis located between two of the best golf courses on the island. King’s Land is superbly located next to lively restaurants, boutiques and endless water recreation.The Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort allows guests to enjoy the beauty of the island firsthand as you explore the many nature paths and trails from the resort throughout the island. Guests can also enjoy access to the pools, whirlpool spa and pool bar at the neighboring Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort.



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Hilton Timeshares: Urban

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Here is our list of all the more urban timeshare options from Hilton- perfect for that city feel and glamorous night out. Hilton features some of the best timeshares in popular locations such as New York City and Las Vegas.



West 57th Street by Hilton Club

First are the featured timeshares in New York City, each one offering a way for you to relax and enjoy everything the city has to offer. The Hilton Club- New York is located on the Avenue of the Americas- right in the heart of the city and at the center of the action. Enjoy top of the line Hilton service, as well as amenities such as a pool, spa, and an expensive dining experience  Next comes the luxurious West 57th Street by Hilton Club, located right in the prestigious Plaza District. The club also features a private outside terrace for its guests, and is located near the Lincoln Center, Central Park, Carnegie Hall and Fifth Avenue’s famous shopping.



Hilton Grand Vacations Club Las Vegas

Everyone knows that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, and Hilton can help you do just that. You can stay in their flagship resort, Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Flamingo, minutes away from the famous Vegas Strip. The resorts swaying palms and beautiful pools offer a serene getaway from the excitement of the city and a relaxing alternative after a day (or night!) on the town. The Hilton Grand Vacations Club Las Vegas also offers the same tranquility and escape, but also offers excursions to sights such as the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam. It is also conveniently located next to the Las Vegas Convention Center, a prime shopping and dining area.


Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas

The Hilton Vacations Club on the Las Vegas Strip puts you at the center of the action- located in the hob of the city, the resort offers elegantly decorated pools, the upscale eforea Spa and exquisitely decorated accommodations. Elara- a Hilton Grand Vacations Club boasts a location directly across from the Miracle Mile shops and the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, and a beautiful view of the city. Last, but most definitely NOT least, is the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas. This miracle of class and elegance is a 64-story tower of golden glass, and offers amenities such as a private chef, 110 foot heated pool, and easy access to the Fashion Street Mall.



Hilton Grand Vacations Club at South Beach

If you’re torn between the feel of an urban location and the relaxation of a beachy area, look no further. Hilton’s Grand Vacations Club at South Beach in Miami is the perfect blend of beach and city. It is just steps away from the city’s bistros, restaurants, clubs and boutiques. The area is a registered historical landmark, ensuring that you get the full cultural experience of South Beach.



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Hilton Timeshares: Rustic

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Have you decided that Hilton is the brand for you? Maybe you’re new to timeshares and want to see what Hilton has to offer? You’ve come to the right place! We will go through and feature all the timeshares available through Hilton, starting first with some of the more secluded timeshares. All these timeshares, whether it be deep woods, rolling hills or mountains, can provide a rustic feel to your vacation.



Club Intrawest- Mount Tremblant

The first two resorts are in Canada, and provide some of the best skiing in the world. Club Intrawest- Whistler gives a very rustic feel with “ski lodge chic”, combining the best of both worlds. It is a 2 hour drive from Vancouver, Canada and features magnificent scenery all along the way. The second resort, Club Intrawest- Tremblant, is located in Mount Tremblant, Quebec, Canada and features excellent skiing as well. You can enjoy the charms of French Canada year round, as the resort also features summer sports such as golf and water sports.



The Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Lodges

Our next three Hilton resorts are found in the rolling hills of Scotland, and each feature a variety of activities for the adventurer. The first is the Grand Vacation Club at Craigendarroch Lodges in Royal Deeside, Scotland. Long been a favorite of the Royal Family, the lodges offer lush farmland with activities such as golfing, horseback riding, skiing and fishing. Another option is the Grand Vacation Club at Coylumbridge in Inverness-shire, Scotland. This resort is nestled in a 65 acre woodland estate, and offers a serene lifestyle and beautiful views. This resort also offers saunas, nearby shopping options and a children recreation area. The last Vacation club at Dunkeld in Perthshire, Scotland has its own private stretch of the River Tay, offering superb fishing year round. The resort also offers activities such as shooting, horseback riding and golfing.



Club Intrawest – Blue Mountain

Our last three resorts are some of the best mountain resorts, all are from different locations but provide the best mountain views and sports. First is Club Intrawest- Blue Mountain, located in Blue Mountain, Ontario, Canada. Blue Mountain is entirely isolated from the hustle and bustle of the city and provides a friendly, charming cottage town. In the summer Blue Mountain is excellent for swimming, sailing and hiking, and in winter provides skiing and exceptional dining options. Next is the Valdoro Mountain Lodge located in Breckenridge, Colorado. Steeped in rich mining history, this resort is famous not only for its adventure activities such as skiing and white water rafting, but also for its grand celebrations for Oktoberfest, Ullr Fest and others. The last resort is Sunrise Lodge located in our very own Park City, Utah. this resort combines the classic rustic ski lodge with modern architecture and comforts, and is a short ride to the historic Main Street in Park City, the Olympic Park, and is right in the center of the action for the Sundance Film Festival.


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10 Best Timeshares to Ring in the New Year

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Sydney, Australia

This beautiful harbor is the perfect place to ring in the New Year- millions gather at the sea to watch a beautiful and vibrant display of fireworks that you will never forget. Music plays over the Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight, and Australia will give you the perfect paradise for you to enjoy a new year. You can enjoy the fireworks from anywhere in the city, but why not be in the center of the action in a boat on the harbor? There’s nothing better than enjoying your own countdown party and  celebration from a boat on a breezy, warm evening. To buy or sell a timeshare in Sydney, Australia, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.


Tokyo, Japan

Ever wish New Year’s was just a bit longer? If so, Tokyo is the place to be. Here, the celebrations start December 29th and go strong until January 4th. The clubs, restaurants and streets are all packed with people who are willing to party and celebrate anytime, anywhere. There are fireworks everywhere, and you can participate in Japanese traditions of the New Year. Try the Toshikoshi Soba, New Years’s Noodle, which symbolizes a long, healthy life. Or you can listen to Juya No Kanethe Watch-Night Bell, which rings 108 times throughout the city to rid the city of unhappiness and poverty. Then, on January 1st, you can visit the Imperial Palace on the only day of the year it’s open to public, a true rare experience. To buy or sell a timeshare in Tokyo,Japan, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.


London, England

London will welcome you to their New Year’s celebration with a phenomenal display of fireworks off the 135 meter tall London Eye, a presentation that can be seen from anywhere in the city. You can see the fireworks across the city from rooftops and balconies, but the best views are from the Westminster Bridge and the North bank of the Thames River. The party starts just as Big Ben chimes midnight, and the fireworks last for 15 minutes. You can also take a cruise down the river for a more romantic New Year’s, and afterwards you can enjoy the pubs, restaurants and clubs open throughout the city. For all the theater buffs, London’s stage offers many New Year’s shows where you can celebrate with the cast and crew. To buy or sell a timeshare in London, England, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.


Barcelona, Spain

Celebrate Noche Vieja, Spain style in Barcelona. There’s music, dancing and parties all week long, including salsa, flamenco and rock concerts, anything you want, they’ve got. At midnight, participate in an ancient Spanish tradition and eat 12 grapes, one after every bell chime, symbolizing a sweet New Year. On January 5th you can participate in Cabalgata de los Reyes Magosthe Three Kings Parade, where the three kings take a boat into the city and parade through the streets, throwing sweets to those who line the route. To buy or sell a timeshare in  Spain, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.


Paris, France

La Bonne Annee is a great celebration for Parisians and tourists alike in the grand City of Lights. You can experience fine dining, or go clubbing at a discotheque, or enjoy a sweet glass of champagne on the Champs-Elysees. Whatever you choose, a New Year’s at Paris will be unforgettable. Around 9 p.m., people start to gather on the famous Champs-Elysees and wait until midnight to see the Eiffel Tower explode into an exhibition of lights and celebration. You can also enjoy the sights from the famous Sacre-Cour in the historic city of Monartre, a hill that gives you one the best views in all Paris. See the skyline explode in celebration, and create a memory you will never forget. To buy or sell a timeshare in Paris, France, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.


Venice, Italy

In Venice, you can celebrate double the New Year, with the  La Festa di San Silvestro on December 31st, and Il Capodanno on January 1st. Celebrate by enjoying a multiple course Italian meal in a local restaurant, complete with a fine glass of prosecco. Then you can join the masked party in St. Mark’s Square at midnight, where the ringing bells of St. Mark announce the new year. You can see fireworks at the banks of the city, and party until dawn so you can see the first sunrise of the new year.To buy or sell a timeshare in Venice, Italy, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.


New York City, New York

Celebrate in one of the most famous and largest New Year’s celebrations in Times Square. See the ball drop in person, and be at the place that has traditionally been the center of New Year’s for over 100 years. Millions worldwide wait with bated breath for the descent of the Waterford Crystal New Year’s Eve Ball from the flagpole in Times Square. If you want to be in Times Square in the center of the action, be sure to dress warm and arrive as early as 3 p.m. You can also watch the ball from a more comfortable space in the numerous hotels surrounding the square. You can enjoy the fireworks from anywhere in the city, or enjoy a romantic night on a New Year’s Eve cruise. To buy or sell a timeshare in New York City, New York, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.


Las Vegas, Nevada

You can enjoy the New Year from anywhere in the world, at one place in the world- Las Vegas. You can have a dinner in Paris, or party in New York or Venice, all in one night! There is a huge party on the Vegas Strip, giant firework displays over hotels, light and sound shows at the Fremont Experience, and the best entertainers at the showrooms and clubs. New Years is the busiest night of the year at Vegas, so places fill up fast. Make your reservations in advance and make it the best night of your life. To buy or sell a timeshare in Las Vegas, Nevada, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.


Orlando, Florida

New Years in Orlando is the perfect, family-friendly celebration. You can celebrate at SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Disney World, all theme parks located in Orlando that can provide that perfect magical night for everyone. If you’re planning on celebrating in the park, make sure to get in early because they will reach full capacity quickly. All Disney parks provide live entertainment all day and special midnight fireworks. To buy or sell a timeshare in Orlando, Florida, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.


Toronto, Canada

The annual New Year’s Eve Bash at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto provides some of the best names in music for your entertainment. Listen to some of the hottest pop performers and hundreds of other artists from around the world perform throughout the city. There are plenty of family-friendly activities as well, from ice-skating to hay rides to games and shows at the Scarborough Civic Centre and Ontario Place, a theme park in downtown Toronto. You can also experience a more romantic New Years with a Toronto Harbor cruise, where you can have an exquisite dinner and dance to your heart’s content with an excellent view of the city. To buy or sell a timeshare in Toronto, Canada, visit Premier TimeShare Resale here.


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