Okay so here is the real deal....this is our home resort and sorry to say but there is a lot of false or incorrect information in the reviews I have seen. We have been travelling the world together for four years and so we do have some experience in time share accomodations. First of all this is a terrific resort - PERIOD!! The interiors are not dated - these are some of the nicest units around. The are always doing maintenance and upgrades and trying to make the resort the best it can be and they do it well! We have stayed in units far inferior to these in most of the places we have been and in fact have only ever been in one other time share unit as nice as these and that was in Kauai. Otherwise you don't get this quality at most resorts. We have stayed at Riverside units and this visit was in Hillside. The units are beautiful and in good shape. Maintenance is excellent with only minor flaws but overall in 5 star shape. As far as layout goes it is typical of most resorts. The sofa bed looks mighty uncomfortable but my parents slept on it and if it didn't bother them - well what else can I say?? That was my main complaint in all and the tv's are older but flat screens cost money and I am sure are on the list of upgrades. The internet worked great in our unit which was in the 8000 building. The pools were down due to boiler problems but as promised at check in were fixed and working only a few days into our stay. The amenities are excellent with on-site movie rentals and a small store.There are lots of local stores and services within a stone's throw away. This is a beautiful location and for some reviewers that couldn't find the mountains well frankly they are morons. The Rockies are literally right behind the resort!!! Boring? slow? nothing to do?? I am totally perplexed! There are so many things to do it boggles the mind!! Kayaking, golf, tennis, mini-golf, bowling, hiking, cycling, nature tours, 3 National Parks within a 90 minute drive, several hotsprings etc etc etc. Fort Steele is an hour away as are Kimberly. The sight seeing here is second to none!! We went to Whiteswan Provincial Park about 50 minutes to drive from here and saw bears, moose, deer, elk, grouse and various waterfowl among the lakes and mountains. There are Bighorn sheep near Radium as well. This area is like a second home to us and the staff here are very friendly and accomodating. Frankly if you are wanting for anything to do here or think the amenites and accomodations are lacking then you are likely a spoiled brat and couldn't be pleased anyway! We have been around and this resort experience needs no improvement as they strive for excellence and in our opinion - Achieve it!!
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