Meet the Three New Additions to the Experiences Collection by Welk Resorts

by: Welk Resorts | July 28, 2017

Welk Resorts is pleased to announce three new additions to our Experiences Collection by Welk Resorts (“The Collection”): Poste Montane Lodge, Arroyo Roble Resort, and Villas of Cave Creek. This brings the total number of properties in The Collection to twelve, all in addition to our six Welk Resorts in the San Diego, Lake Tahoe, Palm Springs, Branson, and Cabo San Lucas areas.

Read on to learn a little more about these exciting new dots on the Welk Resorts map, including insights from Kris Jamtaas, Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances.

Meet Our New Additions

Poste Montane Lodge
Poste Montane Lodge is a true European-style inn located in the heart of Beaver Creek in Avon, Colorado. Luxury awaits, from the well-appointed front lobby to 24 luxury villas. Guests at the lodge enjoy a variety of complimentary amenities, easy access to the slopes, and all the shopping, dining, and delight that Beaver Creek Village has to offer. Passing through the front doors is an escape into a European-style mountain retreat. Accommodations are relaxed, yet refined, and punctuated by prompt, friendly service. Poste Montane Lodge offers seven room types, each offering free Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, DVD players, and a wood-burning fireplace (most units).

Experiences Collection: Poste Montane

Arroyo Roble Resort
Experience the tranquility of Sedona’s best kept secret, deep in the heart of Red Rock Country. Situated on the crystal-clear bank of Oak Creek, just 30 miles south of Flagstaff, Arizona, Arroyo Roble Resort has delivered unparalleled relaxation for over 30 years in the lush greenery of the second most visited area in Arizona. Surrounded by breezy sycamore, oak, and cottonwood trees, within walking distance of the shops, galleries and restaurants of Uptown Sedona, Arroyo Roble is a true gem. All resort villas feature a spacious two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath floorplan, with plenty of room to accommodate the whole family thanks to two balconies, a king-size bed, two twin-size beds, and a pullout sofa. Each two-story unit includes air conditioning, a fully-equipped kitchen (with dishwasher), two televisions, two fireplaces, two balconies, and a jetted tub.

Experiences Collection: arroyo roble

Villas of Cave Creek
Located just 34 miles north of Phoenix, Villas of Cave Creek is a tranquil desert oasis at the foot of Tonto National Forest. All the warmth of the Sonoran Desert is reflected in this beautiful resort, from the front lobby to each of our stylish and spacious villas. Come watch a striking desert sunset from your private backyard spa, or wine and dine under the cover of brilliant stars. Each two-story, two-bedroom villa exudes luxury thanks to a fully equipped kitchen, two fireplaces, a Whirlpool bath, and a private backyard with its own spa. Quiet, relaxing, cozy—these villas are the perfect desert retreat.

Experiences Collection: villas of cave creek

This latest expansion (launched in July 2017) follows the debut of The Experiences Collection in October 2016. “We are committed to logical, strategic growth,” says Kris Jamtaas, Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances. “We were pleased to see our Owners take to the concept right away following the October launch,” he continues, noting how pleased Owners were with access to highly sought after resorts like Aulani, Disney Vacation Club® Villas and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. “To us, it indicated the added value of this product, so we were eager to seek out more high quality properties to add.”

Original Properties in The Collection

Experiences Collection: aulani

Indeed, Kris’ team is constantly working with developers, Vacation Owner’s Associations, and management companies to identify quality properties with a long record of rave reviews. “Each property is carefully vetted to make sure that, looking forward, it will stay in great shape for our Owners and guests. Of course, we also want to make wise financial decisions that add value to our company and allow us to continue delivering unparalleled vacation experiences well into the future. Ultimately, though, we have one objective: finding amazing places we know our Owner base will use and enjoy.”

How it Works

Welk Owners can use their Welk Resorts Platinum Points for reservations at any of The Experiences Collection properties by calling Owner Services at 855.455.Welk.* “It’s one of our favorite aspects of The Collection—the ability of our Owners to use their existing points toward these properties,” says Kris.

Experiences Collection: golf course

Looking Forward

“The advantage of The Experiences Collection is our ability to make new properties available more quickly than a ‘pure development’ property that we have to build from the ground up,” says Kris. “Ultimately, our long-term goal is to achieve a good variety of properties that is accessible to every kind of Welk Owner.” This includes potential expansion into new regions outside the Western United States, where most Welk properties are now located. “And I’ll say this,” adds Kris. “Stand by! We are actively pursuing more properties. More places, more value, more fun—this is not a strategy that is going away anytime soon.”

To learn more about each property within The Collection, including photos, amenities and more, click here. It’s time to book your next escape!

*Reservation windows and other differences may apply. For details, see the terms and conditions here.



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24 Responses

  1. DISNEY AULANI says:

    How many points you need to reserve for Disney aulani?

    We are really excited that this resort was added.

  2. john baker says:

    Are there any 2 bedrooms or 3 bedrooms avliable?

    • Welk Resorts says:

      Hi John,
      Each resort offers different villa sizes. Visit our Experiences Collection website at http://thecollection.welkresorts.com/ and click on the resort you’re interested in under “Resort Locations”. You’ll be able to find all of the villa sizes and much more for each property. Hope that helps!

  3. ken selzer says:

    We are a owner @ Lawrence Welk in Palm Springs- Can we trade our week for this -or only if we become a platinum member- Thank you-Ken

  4. Robyn Caston says:

    Do you have to go through interval to book at Disney resorts?

  5. Josh Lynn says:

    Are audition members allowed to stay at these resorts? Does the Cave Creek resort have anything but villas? Is it like Branson with hotel rooms and villas? What is the cost to stay at that location?

    • Welk Resorts says:

      Hi Josh,
      The Experiences Collection properties are available to Platinum Points Program Owners. Cave Creek only has resort villas, not hotel rooms. At this time, we don’t offer Owner discount rates, this is only for full week stays using Platinum Points.

  6. Sharon Navratil says:

    I have week 22 at Welk Resort in Escondito, not points. So does that mean I can’t go to any of these fabulous resorts?

    Thank you.
    Sharon Navratil

    • Welk Resorts says:

      Hi Sharon,
      Deeded week Owners have specific Rules and Regulations regarding the use of their property. The Platinum Points Program offers use at any Welk property.

  7. Jim quinlan says:

    Is it the objective of Welks to pick out top properties and make them not available to deeded week owners and only available to those who pay to convert to points.

    • Welk Resorts says:

      Hi Jim,
      Deeded week Owners have specific Rules and Regulations regarding the use of their property. The Platinum Points Program offers use at any Welk Property.

  8. Kathy Stahl says:

    I am a platinum owner at 300,000 points per year. Is there any way to access Aulani Disney Vacation club villas using my 300,000 points? By “paying down” the balance, or by forwarding points from one year to the next?
    K Stahl

  9. Carlos says:

    we have 360,000 point every other year platinum member… why can’t we use our 360,000 points if we have enough for the resort???

    • Welk Resorts says:

      Hi Carlos,
      We don’t see any reason why you would not be able to use your points for these resorts. The only restrictions that apply are with Disney Properties. Please email ownerservices@welkgroup.com or call for more information on your Ownership account, we’re happy to assist!

  10. Carol Scott says:

    Is there a point chart for these resorts? Are they all available in 2018, too? Are all of them available year round?

    • Welk Resorts says:

      Hi Carol,
      Point values for each Collection property can be found at http://thecollection.welkresorts.com/ Click on “Resort Locations” in the top right and select the property you’re interested in. The points required will be listed on each page. All resorts are available in 2018, year-round, based upon availability.

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