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... and making the decision to go. It feels the same for me, I cannot believe it has been almost 6 months since we thought this was a good idea!
As I packed my suitcases today I couldn't help but wish I was feeling excited and not so terrified. I thought for sure as the date approached my fear and anxiety would be replaced by the excitement of making my trip ...
... on the Thames and sat on the top of the double decker bus and got our bearings and jumped off to see Big Ben, Westminster Abbey . Just looked at everything briefly .. plan on returning on Sunday to go inside. We went back to our hotel after a bit of a mixup on the Tube. All in all.. we collapsed in bed after 36 hours of staying awake. Im pretty sure we were a bit delirious. :) ...
... is packed earth, for example, as the locals believed the earth was sacred and couldn't conceive of it being hemmed in and covered over in a place of worship, and the altar area was more open as the locals preferred to be up close to the ceremonies, not removed as in a regular Church.
After that, I headed up the Peninsula to Discover Bay, which was a British Naval Dockyard, in miniature, during the period just before and just ...
Colette and I crammed as much 'talk' time into the morning hours as we could and after lunch we toured the Sculpture Garden. Colette's work is wonderful and what a great setting for it. Check out her website at Toucan Studios.
Today's travels took ...
We left a very soggy park and headed south only to get stalled for half an hour behind an accident where Hwy #69 becomes four lane. The trip was uneventful and continued through more rock cuts and boggy landscape until we reached the tip of Georgian Bay where we headed west on Hwy #26.
We headed for Beaver Valley and the Grey Highlands where a friend from our Almonte days lives. It was great to connect once again - skyping keeps us in touch but there ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cranberry Resort Collingwood
High Pressure Sale, Promising everything Delivering Nothing
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.
BEWARE they NEVER tell you the downside of booking a place in Paris, Europe, virtually impossible to get certain countries. During their sale pitch, it sounded like it was as easy as a phone call, not so.There is also RCI fee which you have to pay every year in order for you to book other countries.
The resort is ok, place is pretty run down. We went last year , they tried to stiff us with a hotel like suite, with separate bedrooms instead of the usual suite with 2 bedrooms. The sale pitch was are we tired of staying in hotel. Here they tried to give us a place with a room (looks alot like a hotel room)separated by a joining door.
BOTTOM line go for their special weekend package, BUT DON'T SIGN as there will always be a better deal somewhere else NOT here....11,000 down the drain.
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.
If it's too good to be true, it probable is. Stay awayyyy...
I found out about Cranberry from a bulk fax transmission they sent out.
They offered a 3 day vacation package for $79, so I signed up. It wasn't until later that I found that they were selling timeshare! After 5 hours of constant harassment, they finally realized that we were not interested in the stuff they were selling.
My girlfriend and I decided that we were going to stay an extra night, which costed us another $133. Not bad, I thought, until a few weeks later, I found out that they charged me extra another $250 on top of the $79 and $133 I already dished out.
I have been constantly leaving messages with there accounts department, but no one has yet returned my call.
I hope this doesn't end up in small claims court.
A few suggestions for those who might be interested in visiting this resort. Don't. If you have, make sure you scrutinize your credit card statement to ensure that they haven't screwed you, like what they're trying to do to me.
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.
Fabulous stay at Cranberry!
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.
Activities such as tennis, basketball, horse-back riding, golf, and arts & crafts for the kids to name a few were always available. I would definitely recommend this resort for a family vacation to others.
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.
2 Star at Best not 5 as advertised
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!