From the Conway Daily Sun: “CONWAY — Eastern Slope Inn Resort last week announced it has been awarded the prestigious RCI Gold Crown Resort property designation by RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange. A select number of RCI affiliated resorts meet RCI’s requirements for recognition and have earned the RCI Gold Crown Resort award. These resorts have attained high levels of excellence in resort accommodations, hospitality and member experience ratings as measured by RCI. In the world of timeshares this is not such extraordinary news. THIS is what makes it extraordinary: “For more than 87 years, the historic elegance and awarded history of the resort is reflected in Eastern Slope Inn’s unyielding commitment to guest satisfaction.” Since the resort’s origins in 1926, the resort has experienced tremendous growth, spanning such capital enhancements as the construction of additional accommodations and most recently a new fitness facility and renovations to the main lobby — restoring it back to its historic elegance.”
With over 3.7 million members in RCI, this is a tremendous pat on the back for those who manage Eastern Slope Inn. Timeshare resorts, as they age, experience a decline in desirability most of the time due to their location, amenities, and/or management. That has not been the case with this Conway, New Hampshire timeshare resort. RCI also considers the timeshare owners’ feelings about their timeshare resort. Resort reviews are constantly being submitted by the owners and evaluated by both RCI and the timeshare resort. In order to attain a Gold Crown Resort designation from RCI the resort’s owner satisfaction grade must be high.
According to their website, “The Eastern Slope Inn Resort is an elegant, four-season resort located on the National Register of Historic Places in the center of New Hampshire’s North Conway Village. Situated on 40 acres, within walking distance of quaint shops, restaurants, cafes and popular attractions, the resort features 250 rooms bridging the charm of yesteryear with modern day comforts and conveniences. The main inn offers a variety of elegantly furnished guest rooms with many units featuring kitchenettes. Also on site, guests can choose from studios, townhouses and deluxe suites with gas fireplaces, spa tubs, full kitchens and living rooms. Resort amenities include the Eastern Slope Playhouse, indoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub, Flatbread Restaurant & Pub, tennis courts, fitness facility, playground, retail shops and walking trails to the Saco River.”
Numerous older timeshare resorts are dotted across the Green Mountains and White Mountains. They tend to have a loyal following by the owners and are well maintained. Vermont and New Hampshire offer four seasons of beauty, convenience, and affordability. I’d say these older timeshare resorts will be around much longer yet. Maybe even longer than those being built today.
More timeshare resorts in New Hampshire: Attitash Mountain Village, Inn Season at Pollard Brook, Village of Loon Mountain, Cathedral Ledge Resort, Summit at Four Seasons, Cold Spring Properties, Forest Glen Inn, Steele Hill Resort, Inns of Waterville Valley, The Windrifter.