Beautiful Resort just minutes from everything!
Posted Mar 1, 2017
We were impressed from the moment we arrived. The grounds, condos, pools and lobby are immaculate and the staff is great too! We had such a good time here last year, that we booked again this year. That said, keep in mind that this is a Diamond Resort and you will be strongly encouraged to attend a presentation about their properties (time shares) in exchange for a free stay a one of their properties and likely another gift (could be a train ride, hot air balloon ride, or some other attraction). My wife and I did take the bait the first year (last year) but did not appreciate the pressure tactics to become members. Plan on at least 1 1/2 hours minimum for the presentation. Because we attended, we did enjoy a half day train excursion through the Verde Canyon Rail Road (it was very nice). We also redeemed our two night free stay for this year, but were put in what I considered a sub par property (not the Summit Resort we so much enjoyed). Upon arrival at the sub par property, I told my wife we are not staying there and contacted the Diamond Resort people requesting a change in properties (preferably to the Summit Resort) but they either could not or would not accommodate us. They said they had nothing available at the Summit (and that might be true, as they may only hold so many units for this type of guest). On expedia I found the exact type unit we stayed in last year at the Summit for just $89 (plus $12 per day resort fee) so I booked it. We did lose our free stay