We have been going to the Glacier Canyon twice a year for the past three years usually spending $300-$400 per night. My son loves it there and i love that all the waterparks and play areas are free. Iv decided not to purchase at the Glacier canyon as the maintenance fees are higher then other places. Iv been doing A LOT of reading up on Wyndham Timeshares and it seems to be a sound a reputable company, and so far no ones told me not to buy
Well, you know you like the TS lifestyle. Your kid(s) enjoy going there. You find it affordable. But I think the time to buy is when you can really crunch the numbers and it makes more sense to buy than rent. In other words, want it with your head, not with just your heart.
Before you buy, just figure out whether you need ARP at Glacier Canyon. If you need the ARP, buy points deeded there.
I am not familiar with the availabilty at GC. There may be some weeks and/or units sizes that require ARP, ask around.
I know i can afford the maintenance fees and program fees, and may sometimes incur additional housekeeping and reservation fees. are there other fees i need to be aware of?
This is not Wyndham centric because I don't own Wyndham, but timeshare related nonetheless. As you become a more sophisticated traveler, you will want to 'spread your wings'. Hanging around here (on TUG), you will hear (read) about folks going to the 'coast' (all 3) and Hawaii, and resorts around the world. There are costs involved in simply the travel. If you want to travel anyway, it's not just the timeshares that cost- it's the time off and the transportation.
I wouldn't trade it for the world, but those are just the realities.