This Autumn, travelers can enjoy Welk Resorts’ cozy mountain lodges in California’s Sierras and Missouri’s Ozarks or take advantage of the sunshine and warm weather in its Southern California or Cabo San Lucas resorts. Fall can be the best time to explore these popular destinations, with cooler temperatures and smaller crowds, and Welk Resorts provides a perfect place to stay. All Welk Resorts have luxurious and spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom villa accommodations, offering first-class amenities and all the comforts of home to Vacation Owners and guests alike.
Welk Resorts’ award-winning INSPIRED For You™ program also provides travelers at its six properties across the U.S. and Mexico with family-friendly activities and unique experiences that help create lasting memories with loved ones. The daily activities and special events this fall include guided local craft beer tastings for thirsty adults or sunset electric bike cruises, escape room challenges, theatrical performances and a high-tech Virtual Reality playroom for family fun.
“Our vacation activities create opportunities for friends and families to connect over unforgettable moments while they experience something fun and out of the ordinary,” said Welk’s Chief Fun Officer (CFO) Patrick Dolan, who designs all the INSPIRED For You™ programs.
Welk Resorts’ properties include: Welk Resorts San Diego; Desert Oasis by Welk Resorts in the Palm Springs area; Northstar Lodge by Welk Resorts and One Village Place by Welk Resorts in the Lake Tahoe area; The Lodges at Timber Ridge by Welk Resorts in Branson, Missouri and Sirena del Mar by Welk Resorts in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Welk Resorts San Diego
Situated on 450 acres among the boulder-strewn hills of San Diego’s North County, Welk Resorts San Diego offers spacious villas, a stunning 6,000-square-foot fitness center with a two-story climbing wall, as well as two golf courses, lighted tennis courts, a weekly farmers’ market, and a downtown village featuring shops, restaurants and a theatre.
Welk Resorts’ flagship resort is approximately 15 miles from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and 35 miles from the beautiful beaches of Carlsbad and Oceanside. During the month of October, as part of Kids Free San Diego, children ages 11 and younger, are admitted free into the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and kids 2 to 12 get free admission to LEGOLAND California Resort in Carlsbad.
On property, is the Welk Resort Theatre, an award-winning Broadway-style theatre with more than 300 seats. In the spirit of Halloween, playing Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through November 10, 2019, is The Addams Family – a new musical comedy featuring an original story about Wednesday Addams falling in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Everything will change for the whole family on a fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
Families and children can also join the Haunted Trolley and Trick or Treat for Halloween, featuring spooky ghouls and fun games alongside classic trick or treating. For more information, see the Front Desk.
During Thanksgiving, Welk will show their gratitude to guests with The Canyon Grille offering turkeys, available via room service, to all guest rooms.
Welk Resorts Palm Springs
Desert Oasis by Welk Resorts, located just outside of Palm Springs in Cathedral City, Calif., is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation and refurbishment to all 162 of its vacation villas. The project began in spring 2019 and is scheduled to be completed by yearend 2020.
Improvements to each unit include new flooring, fixtures, furniture, wall, and ceiling texturing, painting with new color palette, window treatments, artwork, and TVs as well as some significant common area improvements.
With cooler Fall temperatures and year-round sunshine, it’s the perfect vacation spot to let the kids splash in the pool or enjoy championship golf and tennis at the adjacent Cathedral Canyon Golf and Tennis Club.
This Fall, guests can enjoy happy hour and live entertainment at the new Jax Bar + Dining restaurant at the Golf Club, as well as a high-tech Virtual Reality experience, local craft beer tastings and try their hand at the 1920s-themed Prohibition Era Escape Room.
Welk Resorts Lake Tahoe Area
Northstar Lodge is located at the base of the world-renowned Northstar California ski area in Truckee, California and just steps from the gondola. Nearby, One Village Place by Welk Resorts is also situated right in the heart of the renowned Village at Northstar with ski-in/ski-out convenience and its own unique, pulse-driven gondola. Both properties offer luxurious, alpine-chic accommodations with ranch style interiors and easy access to outdoor adventures all year.
Guests this Fall can explore the Sierras and Lake Tahoe, enjoying the colorful foliage, crisp mountain air and cozy evenings with hot cocoa or cider by the fireplace. Travelers can bike ride alongside the Truckee River; borrow a fishing pole and head to scenic Donner Lake; take a guided nature hike to learn about local fauna, and have s’mores by a roaring campfire.
Welk Resorts Branson
Nestled in the breathtaking Ozarks, which are vibrant with orange and red trees in October and November, The Lodges at Timber Ridge in Branson, Missouri is a first-class destination resort. It offers spacious, luxury vacation lodge rentals, on-premise dining, mini golf, game room and a world-class theater. In addition, the 10,000 square foot Splash-a-Torium is open year-round, with a 100-foot slide, splash zone, indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs.
Fun activities in the surrounding area happening this Fall include, hikes down the Taneycomo waterway during the Dam Hatchery Hike Adventure and a new Outlaw Escape Room experience. Visitors can also climb aboard the nearby Showboat Branson Belle, an 1890s-style paddlewheel boat, to enjoy stunning views of the Ozarks with live entertainment and themed experiences.
On property is the spacious 2,300-seat Welk Resort Theater Branson, which features nationally recognized stars in concert and professional productions of high-quality entertainment year-round. The Million Dollar Quartet, playing this Fall, dramatizes what happened one night in 1956, when Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley played together for the first and only time at Sun Records, making rock and roll history.
Welk Resorts Cabo San Lucas
This luxurious 7-acre resort, Sirena del Mar by Welk Resorts in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, is perched on the cliffs of the Baja peninsula, with a view of the Sea of Cortez and famous El Arco rock formation. The oceanfront resort blends rustic charm with the elegance of contemporary Mexico. Villas and penthouses feature custom furniture and travertine stone flooring, sleek private bedrooms and fully equipped, high-end kitchens.
For travelers not ready to put on coats and scarves, the weather in Cabo San Lucas remains warm in the Autumn for beach and poolside fun. On property, guests can enjoy an ocean kayak or paddleboard adventure or join on a tour of the charming, colonial city of San José del Cabo.
Whale watching enthusiasts can book a boat cruise to see the majestic humpback whales migrate through the Cabo San Lucas area beginning in mid-November. For guests feeling more adventurous, they can swim and snorkel with the largest fish in the world – the gentle whale shark – a 30-foot, filter feeder.
For Dia Del Los Muertos, Sirena del Mar will host an event to honor and celebrate loved ones passed. Locals and guests are welcome to enjoy the activities. Check-in with the Front Desk to find out more.
Experiences Collection by Welk Resorts
Through the Experiences Collection by Welk Resorts, Welk Owners also have the advantage of staying at a selection of curated, high-quality resorts— at no additional cost. The Collection was designed to add more destinations for owners to explore new locations that offer amazing experiences to make memories that last a lifetime. Properties include the Disney Aulani, the Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, the Fairmont Heritage Place, and more. For more information and reservations, visit www.WelkResorts.com.
About Welk Resorts
Welk Resorts got its start in 1964 when beloved television bandleader Lawrence Welk bought a motel and nine-hole golf course north of San Diego. Married for 61 years, Welk and his wife Fern knew that one of the best ways to stay healthy and build bonds was through the shared experience of vacations. Today, Welk Resorts continues to be family-owned and operated and has grown to six quality vacation resorts with a seventh under construction. These include Welk Resorts in San Diego, Palm Springs, and Lake Tahoe, Calif. areas, plus Branson, Mo., Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and, coming in late 2019, Breckenridge, Colo. In addition, Welk Resorts’ Platinum Points Owners have access to the RCI Exchange Portfolio of over 4,300 resorts in 110 countries, as well as the Experiences Collection, a portfolio of 16 additional vacation resorts including Four Seasons, Disney Vacation Club, and Fairmont properties in Hawaii, Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, and more.
Welk Resorts is led by Welk’s grandson, CEO Jon Fredricks, who honors his grandfather’s legacy every day by developing and operating quality vacation resorts that keep people connected to those they care most about through shared experiences and memories. For more, visit www.WelkResorts.com.