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Willow Valley Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vilas
Reviewed January 2, 2009

Got a deal on an RCI timeshare unit at Willow Valley thru SkyAuction. 2 bedroom 2 bath condo to sleep 6. When we arrived the condo was small, dirty, the furnishings were old and uncomfortable and the place smelled very musty. Beds were small. Terrible sofa bed. Layout of bathrooms was awkward. Dead bug legs all over bathroom. My husband - who is easy to please- assured me that I was not overreacting when I decided I couldn't stay there for a whole week. A night or two would have been barely o.k., but not a week. You could hear people above you walking around. Very loud. Not what you want when you are in the mountains in the middle of nowhere.

The front office could not (or would not) accommodate our request for a different unit through RCI, but offered to rent us a non RCI 3 bedroom cabin for 900.00 for the week. Since it was Xmas week, we took it. It was very nice. Not luxurious, but clean, spacious and comfortable. Nice fireplace. Kitchen had everything but a dishwasher. Shower still wasn't very clean and shower head was not good for anyone over 5 feet tall. Liked the washer dryer feature. I would recommend the cabin stay.

DO NOT STAY IN THE RCI "CONDO".

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 1, 2008

We booked a week at Willow Valley through RCI and were throughly satisfied with our overall experience. Tucked away in a beautiful mountain setting, the resort offers spacious clean accomodations and a beautifully maintained par-3 nine hole golf course. The accomodations range from 1-BR efficencies to 3-BR condos and cabins capable of sleeping up to eight. We stayed in a golf course fronted 2-BR condo with one of the most beautiful mountain views I've ever experienced. The par-3 course wound its way through a picturesque valley with enough length and hazards to make it challenging. We enjoyed a cold adult beverage in the evenings on our deck overlooking the 6th green while watching groups of golfers play through. A great indoor pool with retractable roof and outdoor deck was immaculately clean. Close to area attractions such as Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock and the Blue Ridge Parkway, our family enjoyed several day trips while there. With Appalachian State University only 10 minutes away, there is plenty of college pubs and night life also. There is something for everyone at Willow Valley from a step back to a simpler time to a fun night on the town. We will most definitely return.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with family
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6  Thank NBlackmon
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Additional Information about Willow Valley Resort

Address: 354 Bairds Creek Rd, Vilas, NC 28692-9226
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Vilas
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vilas
Hotel Class:3 star — Willow Valley Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 59
Also Known As:
Willow Valley Hotel Vilas

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