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Poll on Foxrun Townhouses, Lake Lure, NC, near Asheville. Please vote for one.

Discussion in 'US - Eastern States Timesharing' started by rickandcindy23, Apr 11, 2019.

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Have you ever stayed at Foxrun in North Carolina? Vote for one.

  1. Yes, and I loved it

    10 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. No, but I want to go sometime

    11 vote(s)
    27.5%
  3. Yes, I stayed and thought it was okay

    7 vote(s)
    17.5%
  4. No, I would never go to Foxrun in Lake Lure, NC because it's not a place that interests me.

    12 vote(s)
    30.0%
  5. I own there and have never been, but I have enjoyed the trading power with II

    3 vote(s)
    7.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. rickandcindy23

    rickandcindy23 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    We live in Colorado, not quite as west as you, but we rarely go east, except to Orlando. Part of the issue with going back east is airfare and a general lack of non-stop flights.

    Our first trip back east was Williamsburg several years ago. We stayed at the Marriott for two weeks. Loved it.

    Since Rick has retired 4 years ago, we have done three trips to other cities and areas besides florida, including two weeks in Hilton Head, and last year we went to Maine and Massachusetts. That was a lot of fun.

    We rarely go that direction, I still have several places I would go ahead of the N. Carolina mountains, including Kitty Hawk, Myrtle Beach (this June with grandkids), and some other parts of the NE.

    Maybe it's because we have these mountains just an hour away that are taller. :)
     
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    I have never used rci for Foxrun since it appeared to be valued there so minimally. I have exchanged with Interval International into Marriotts , once into New Orleans, and multiple times into my favorite location in Cancun with this deposit.
    I should add that we have also stayed at Foxrun twice and found it very pleasant.
    Anita
     
  3. PClapham

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    How do we vote? I mean right here on this website, not with the resort.
     
  4. Big Matt

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    So, does anyone trade Foxrun via RCI with any success? Does it get Disney? I'm a Marriott person so trading in RCI isn't really a good option other than for a few older Marriotts.
     
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    You can't get something you can't see.

    :cool:
     
  6. Big Matt

    Big Matt TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    What does that mean? I'm not an RCI person so I don't get the point of your post.
     
  7. rickandcindy23

    rickandcindy23 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    DVC one bedrooms are 45 TPU's right now for summer weeks. 45 TPU's and $249? exchange fee.

    Matt, you can get something in DVC, but it would take 2-3 Foxrun deposits with RCI, unless you can travel last minute, then you could get one or two weeks because the TPU's are greatly reduced.

    I loved it when II had DVC because I could get something 1:1, but now it gets 2 of mine to get one 1 bedroom at Disney's Saratoga Springs. It's just how it is, and I wish it was not that crazy.

    So Foxrun deposits are worth 24 points for 4th of July week, week 26 of this year. That is my week, so I know that one. I just looked to see what a few spring and fall weeks are:
    Weeks 33-35 are worth 20
    Spring break weeks are worth 18-20, but week 14 is 24

    I recommend getting a better trader or RCI Points. RCI Points in Vegas, Grandview specifically, would be your best bet. If you could get over 90K points, you would always be able to get a one bedroom at Saratoga Springs. That would be a guarantee of getting something. The fees are very reasonable for those. I see them for sale on eBay all of the time.
     
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  8. Big Matt

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    Thanks. That’s very helpful


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    Oh, sorry.

    What I meant is that I have searched RCI online, at RCI.com, since the first day they offered that. By "see" I mean that I could exchange for what I "see" online, provided I had deposited what it takes to get it.

    When I say "You can't get something you can't see", what I mean is that it doesn't make any difference if I have enough deposited if there isn't anything in the Spacebank.

    The full history behind my comment is that when Disney first was available through RCI, I could "see" quite a lot, and I could "get it" with a single deposit. Then, it took 2-3-or 4 deposits. Then it stopped being available all together.

    Actually, there's even more history behind my post, but that's not important.

    Right now I can "see" 74 resorts in the Orlando area, none of them Disney, and when I search for Disney, I get:

    There are no resorts available for "Disney Resorts"
     
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    Own two Fall weeks. We've had excellent trades with II, including Marriott Newport Coast and Marriott Palm Desert.
     
  11. Big Matt

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    I have a week 39 (fall leaf season) and also get great trades in II. Things seem to be very different in RCI.


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    Don't forget to mention that Disney also charges their own fee of a couple hundred dollars for inbound exchangers.
     
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    The glory days of Foxrun trading are over. I did stay when I lived in Atlanta, and I stayed at many Wyndhams and Fairfields in the NC mountains and much preferred. Cindy summed things up quite well...with RCI you always have to add up total tpu value and the ever-increasing exchange fees to see if it's worth it to exchange. Interval still have lower exchange fees, and one for one exchanging...so you should use your foxrun in that system, and make sure it's via ongoing search.
     
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    I am glad I saw this thread. I own two summer weeks at Foxrun and either I did not get the mailing or it is piled up with the rest of the mail I need to go through...LOL!! I have owned the weeks for almost 18 years but have never been to the property. Is it really that bad? I forgot to deposit my July 5th week this year and am trying to rent it out to friends for the MF but don't want to do it if is a dump! We have still been getting pretty good exchanges through II. I always snag things online vs putting in searches.
     
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    No Foxrun is not a 'dump'. The people talking bad about the resort either never stayed there or stayed there a long time ago. All the units have been recently updated and WiFi installed (my only real complaint was no WiFi). Our unit has a great view of Bald Mountain and Lake Lure, nice kitchen and decor. It's not the Marriott but serves our needs.
     
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    I don't own at Foxrun but at the next-door, sister VRI resort Fairways of the Mountain at Lake Lure. But it's managed by the same people and - the one time I have stayed there - I agree that it was not a dump nor a Marriott but seemed to be a solid, clean, well-run resort. I'm not opposed to going back but I continue to enjoy the trades I can get in II (looking forward to a trip to Kauai).
     
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    Sorry it took so long to answer! Just back from 2 trips to South America.
    Yes, we trade thru II and always get good trades.
    Anita
     

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