I own a 2 bedroom timeshare at the Roundhouse & have experienced with others pointed out: musty smells, leaks, old furnishings, etc. But things are a changin'. We used some bonus time (an owner perk--discounted rates) to get away from the heat and celebrate our anniversary & were impressed with what's happening here. I asked for a large one bedroom during booking and received unit #141 on the Boardwalk side of the property.
We weren't allowed to check in until 4:00, the actual check in time as staff & crew were finishing up remodeling work. Chuck, the front office manager was very apologetic for the wait and told us he hoped we thought the unit was "worth the wait." Intrigued, hubby and I sat at a picnic table in the BBQ area and watched the progress. There was all sorts of activity not only in our unit but in several units in the Boardwalk area.
We finally checked in & yes, it was worth the wait. No more old carpeting---except for the bedroom which had new carpeting with a contemporary design--the entire unit was newly tiled. Fresh paint, new draperies, new furniture, even a leather couch, new TV in the living room & bedroom, tile in the shower/bath, new appliances, along with that lovely "new" smell throughout. We were thrilled. The kitchen was well stocked with all the pots & pans we needed to cook most of our meals. We appreciated the new coffee maker & dishwasher.
The best amenity at the Roundhouse is the location. Tucked away, surrounded by pines, with a sitting area outside the front door complete with a table & chairs made for a relaxing getaway. All units are non-smoking but smoking is allowed on the porch. Our neighbors were heavy smokers, first cigarettes, then cigars, and it wasn't possible to share our porch when they smoked as I have asthma. We coordinated our porch time with theirs and it worked out. A small children's play area is directly across from our front porch & we enjoyed watching the little ones playing with their parents & grandparents.
There are some minor improvements in the Rec center and I hope the resort allocates more remodeling dollars in that direction. On this visit, we noticed the well worn felt on both pool tables were replaced along with new plastic ping pong paddles. The fitness room carries Nautilus type equipment & could use some freshening up in our opinion. The indoor pool was well used by families & the jacuzzi is always a good place to soothe aching muscles.
At check in, guests receive a pass to play a game of miniature golf at the other resort (PVC I believe it's called) that's on the Roundhouse property. It's a fun activity but you're limited to one game during your stay even though guests who stay at this other resort have unlimited use of the Roundhouse Rec center. It may be a small point but I believe Roundhouse guests should have unlimited access to the miniature golf course.
You won't go wrong with staying at the Roundhouse. The staff is friendly, eager to please, and improvements are continuing. Chuck told us all the units in the Boardwalk section are slated for remodeling. The whispering pines mesmerize. It's an easy drive to Greer and other points of interest. If you want to get away & relax, I recommend trying out the Roundhouse Resort. They're on the right track.
Room 141 is newly remodeled, is on the corner, & was lovely.
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