Travel Blogs from Collingwood
... planned for Iceland include touring the golden circle, snorkeling in the Silfra (is where two continental plates meet and one of the only places in the world you can do this), horseback riding on some awesome Icelandic horses, whale watching, and more!
But first things first we need to get there, looking forward to see what the rest of the day brings!
... hits us and the boat gets over to 35 degrees off center.
We anchor near the yacht club and swim and have drinks and appys.. all around a really tough day! Top it off with a great Rack of Lamb dinner that Bob cooks and some more wine and cards!
Sleep very well this night
ps and Danny almost lopes off his big toe on the sailboat bringing up the anchor,, so now has a large bandaged toe!
- Reluctantly say good bye to B&D (wish they lived closer) and head out for Niagara Falls.
- When we get close we find an information station that tells us where to leave the Motorhome and unhook the Suzuki (Walmart).
- The falls are spectacular and full of tourists from all over the world. The waits for the Maid of the Mist boat is hours long so ...
Now my next challenge begins - getting everyone ready and moving so I can get Karen to Winnipeg in three days to catch her plane to Kelowna - yes we can!
Our first stop is the Barrie hospital to see Phyllis. After many attempts to connect with her - she is finally well enough to accept visitors. Mom is very excited!
After two days of no issues with the Rialta, we were confident with the decision to drive Karen to Winnipeg - then the ...
... All I could think of was: hope that I can still move, cuz I will be sitting for many hours until I get to Prague.
Got some ice when at the airport, which helped it, and then proceeded to pray that my leg would still be in one piece by the time I arrived at my destination.
The fact that I am posting this entry after the fact is a testament to the fact that I am still upright! LOL
And so, the journey begins!
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Cranberry Resort Collingwood
Purchase this 3 years ago, they got every loophole covered, don't sign anything especially the loan, if you want to purchase go to resell website for time share dime a dozen. Did the purchasing, thinking we could cancel ( we were made obligated sitting there for 4 hours), there weren't any cooling period then, not sure there is one now. The very next day we tried to cancel..no way, they told us their lawyer will make our life miserable trying to get out of this contract(not in so many words). And every year the fee is going up to 525 cad including tax.
We knew it was a time share pressure deal, went anyway because we like the area, bought a 3 year trial membership, supposedly with all the advantages of being "members" - have tried to book our "red week" for the coming summer, so far they tell me no summer weeks were included, and they'd call me back with info on what we agreed to...still waiting, sent emails, still waiting..Not happy so far - we were really looking forward to a week there this summer....
Be strong, say NO!!!
I have read several comments about being conned into buying their timeshare. My husband, boyfriend at the time, were conned into this same timeshare 6 years ago and have yet to use it. We too tried to get our money back (7,000) through a lawyer and were unsuccessful. What a waste!
Not impressed- were sold a three year sell-off membership
We stayed there for a weekend. The a/c above of was malfunctioning and water leaked thru the ceiling- they were quick to fix it but is this place falling apart?
Brunch was very average? Same as you get anywhere. No experience with dinner.
Was sold a three year online sell off package called Ice Gallery that is NOT what is represented. Was told there would be no pressure. I could just say no? Wrong, very high pressure tactics. Stay away from any sales pitch.
I found out about Cranberry from a bulk fax transmission they sent out.
My husband and 2 children and I stayed at Cranberry Resort in July of 2002 and were lied to in order to get us to buy a timeshare. When realizing how misleading the sales pitch was we immediately tried to rescind our application and get our $3000 deposit back (even going through a lawyer). Over a year later they are threatening to send a collection agency after us for another $10,000 and destroy our credit rating. I hope someone reading this will learn from our experience and refuse to sign a membership application.
We stayed at Cranberry resort from July 13th to the 19th. My family and I had a great time at the resort. The kids participated in many activities including the outdoor pool which was kept very clean and was heated. We stayed in the deluxe room at the Inn the first three nights and the second three nights we stayed in the one bedroom condos. Both were clean and spacious with a fully equipped kitchenette. I really liked the fact that the bathroom floors were heated. This is a nice feature particularly in the moring. The staff was very helpful, and food was great when we dined at the Inn. I last visited the resort a few years ago, and since than, the resort has developed much more.
Nothing wrong with Cranberry
Didn't stay in the hotel part of Cranberry, but in the condo timeshare section. Was nice-not luxury accommodations, but definitely clean, comfortable and spacious. Didn't get a chance to experience all of the activities, but the pool was alright, and the grounds were very nice. Going back again this year for a week, so will be able to explore more. Parents-in-law have a timeshare up there, and seem to like it, as they have been going for 5-10 years now.
Well said Mississauga (Anonymous)...
I couldn't have said it better myself. We were truly disappointed.
Cranberry Resort claims to be a 5 star resort in a 4 season area - the only part of this statement that is true is that they are in a 4 season area, they are a resort and the name is correct. 5 star is so far out of their reach that it would be a distant dream. This is the first "5" star resort where there is no fridge in the room, the glasses provided are plastic and in plastic wrap, where there is so little service that you have to pour your own coffee in the morning in the restaurant, they don't have simple breakfast items available because they ran out, such as brown bread or peameal bacon. Dinner was a comedy of errors, where not only was the service poor, accomodation of any type of request was non-existant, the lamb was obviously fast defrosted for our order and although it took over an hour to get our dinner it was sent back as the vegetables and potatoes were stone cold, the lamb was tough and all in all I have never been to a 5 star anything that did not have linen on the tables. This is one small step up from cheap hotel, and in fact I have had better service and accomodations in national chains. I feel sorry for anyone who would book any type of holiday here and expect to have an enjoyable time. The best and only 5 star quality to this resort was the fact that they had heated bathroom floors!