We just returned from a week's stay at the Mineral Springs timeshare condo's. We were very much looking forward to a nice golf vacation and then started reading the reviews on this website. After reading the bad reviews given to the timeshare condo's neither my husband or I were looking forward to our trip. Also, right before we left we had a bit of a family emergency and had to take our two year old grandaughter with us. Needless to say we left home with quite a few reservations.
When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised with the resort. As we were a bit early to check in we decided to take our grandaugher to the pool. The pools at the main resort are great. The indoor and one out door pool are heated. The resort also has a good sized children's area with spray fountains that our grandaughter enjoyed.
The staff as well as residents we met were not only friendly but helpful.
Our condo was quite a way up the mountain which was nice. (Eagle's Nest #5 Unit 8) As for the condo itself, it was nice but, no where near as nice as Marriott accomodations. It looked to be relatively newly done over. My largest complaint about the condo would be it needed a good cleaning. It appeared to have been surface cleaned, i.e. tub, toilets, stove, sinks and floors were all clean but there were quite a few cobwebs around, alot of dust on the ceiling fans, lights in the bathrooms and the baseboards. Carpeting looked to be relatively new, the furniture for the most part was ok although the two end tables in the living area both had broken legs. The dining room table was marked up but that would be expected as they don't supply place mats. We had a three bedroom condo with a king and double bed on the main level and two twin beds in the loft area.
Golf courses in the area were very nice. We took advantage of the afternoon golf.
As for restaurants, The George's Inn was very good and reasonable priced. We ate dinner one night at the Crystal Tavern which is located in the Crystal Village. The tavern itself was very nice but, for the price we were a bit disappointed in the food. Also, our meals were served to us barely luke warm.