2016 Renovations / Upgrades

This past spring, we have focused on resort-wide improvements to The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway and Fernwood Resort. This includes enhancements to interiors such as new bedding, laminate flooring, flat-screen televisions, and kitchen upgrades, as well as exterior improvements such as new roofs, beautiful gardens, courtyard refurbishing, siding, repainting and paving.
 

Exterior renovations & upgrades continue at The Tree Tops & Fairway Villas.      Interior renovations & upgrades continue at The Tree Tops & Fairway Villas.

 
We have been adding to our ever-growing list of year-round amenities over the past season; we have added a new trampoline attraction, two children’s ropes courses, and a new zip line course at Pocono TreeVentures. These attractions join our other amenities, such as an 18 hole par 71 golf course, Pocono TreeVentures aerial ropes adventure course, Blue Lightning all-season tubing, Pocono Zip Racer dual racing zip lines, Wintergreens Patio Grill with live entertainment, canoeing on the Delaware River, horseback riding, massage, mini golf, paintball, indoor and outdoor pools, bumper boats and Valley Station video game area.
 
We will continue to expand our amenities and upgrade our facilities to provide outstanding vacation ownership experiences and memories.

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Welcome our New COO - Chuck Donnelly

Chuck Donnelly - COO

Chuck Donnelly – COO


We welcome Chuck Donnelly as our new Chief Operating Officer who joined the team in February 2016. His full focus is on improving the operations, cleanliness and maintenance of The Villas, and he has wasted no time jumping right in. If you get out and visit us this spring, you will see a great deal of activity all over the Resort with construction and renovations taking place on over half the villas. New flooring, roofs, furniture, beds, bedding, entry stairs, kitchen appliances and flat screen televisions are being installed. There will also be improvements at Wintergreens Patio Grill and we replaced half of the sand bunkers on the golf course last year and are continuing that project this season. You will see Chuck out and about supervising staff and construction and when you do, be sure to say hello.

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Bushkill Group Inc. Completes $3 Million In Resort Renovations

BUSHKILL, PA (SPRING 2016) – Bushkill Group Inc. owners of The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway and Fernwood Resort have announced the completion of a $3 million dollar Resort renovation project overseen by the company’s new Chief Operating Officer, Chuck Donnelly. Andy Worthington, President and CEO of Bushkill Group Inc., stated, “Our continued strong business performance has helped us make the decision to increase our reinvestment in improvements to the Resort, implemented by our new COO Chuck Donnelly.” He continues, “We have been expanding our property over the past two years with the addition of all season tubing, an aerial ropes adventure course, zip lines and a new Check-in Center. This spring we focused on resort-wide improvements to our villas and infrastructure which includes a trampoline attraction, two new children’s ropes courses and a new zip line course at Pocono TreeVentures.”

  Improvements to villas included changes and upgrades to interiors that installed new bedding, flooring, flat-screen televisions, and kitchen upgrades. Exterior changes saw new roofs, courtyard refurbishing, siding, repainting and paving. Worthington continues, “We are one of the largest independent award-winning timeshare properties in the country, welcoming over 500,000 visitors to our villas and amenities throughout the year. As our vacation ownership sales continue to be on track to be the best in the history of our Resort, we are committed to keeping up with the demands of our customers.”

  The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway encompass a 400-acre Resort that borders on the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area. It offers accommodation in 650 one-to-four bedroom fully furnished villas. In addition, it offers an extensive list of year-round amenities that include an 18 hole par 71 golf course, Pocono TreeVentures aerial ropes adventure course, Blue Lightning All Season Tubing, Pocono Zip Racer dual racing zip lines, White Lightning Snowtubing with a Tiny Tot Play Area, horseback riding, paintball, Wintergreens Patio Grill with live entertainment and lakeside dining, canoeing trips on the Delaware River, massage, mini golf, indoor and outdoor pools, bumper boats, and Valley Station video game area.
The property employs over 500 and is one of the largest tax payers in the county. Worthington concludes, “We will continue to expand our amenities and upgrade our facilities to provide exceptional vacation ownership experiences. These new improvements have set the stage, our employees create the magic. I am thankful we have such a dedicated staff, led by Chuck and our management team, who are committed to our vision of providing lifelong vacation memories set against the backdrop of the Pocono Mountains.”

The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway and Fernwood Resort are located on Route 209 in Bushkill, PA adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. For timeshare ownership information, call 888-337-6966 or go to FernwoodResortPoconos.com.
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Contact: Gina Bertucci – 570-588-6661 x2118 – gbertucci@bushkillgroup.com – 6/01/16

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Owners' Travels

The Villa Voice – Volume 15 No. 1
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Our RCI Point Owners have been taking full advantage of their memberships this past summer for memorable vacations.

While many members still continue to enjoy Florida destinations, others are travelling all across the country to many great locations such as Port O’Call in Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, Kings Creek Plantation in Williamsburg, Virginia and Water’s Edge Resort and Spa in Connecticut.

One member used their points for a 2-week vacation. They spent one week at WorldMark Wine Country Sonoma County in California, where they enjoyed horseback riding through the vineyards. For their second week they went to Rockaway Beach Resort in Oregon and enjoyed whale watching and fishing.

Another member booked a trip using Last Call Vacations at the Westwind Club in the Bahamas for a full week for less than $700.00. They enjoyed the private beach at the resort. They also rented a sailboat and spent the day snorkeling.

Some other great travel destinations that owners have traveled to are:

  • Grande Villas Resort in Florida
  • Morritt’s Grand Resort in Jamaica
  • Dolphin Beach Club in Daytona, Florida
  • Mountainside Resort at Stowe in Vermont
  • Oceancliff in Rhode Island
  • Bluegreen at Atlantic Palace in New Jersey
  • Ocean Villas Beach Resort
  • Wolf Creek Village in Utah
  • WorldMark Schooner Landing in Oregon
  • Magic Tree Resort in Kissimmee, Florida
  • Quail Hollow Village in Drums, Pennsylvania
  • Villas of Ocean Pines in Maryland
  • Summer Place in Delaware
  • Harbour Lights in South Carolina
  • Sea Mist Resort in Maine
  • The Sands Resort at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire
  • Island Manor Resort in Rhode Island
  • Lake Placid Club Lodges in Lake Placid, New York
  • Chalet High North in Virginia
  • Shenandoah Crossing in Virginia
  • Shenandoah Wilderness Traveler in Virginia
  • A Place at the Beach III in North Carolina
  • Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Mountains in North Carolina
  • Fairfield Plantation in Georgia
  • Lorley in Georgia

There are many great vacation destinations just waiting for you. Call or log onto your RCI account at RCI.com and start planning.

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Villa Renovations Continue with a Projected $3 Million Budget

CEO Andy Worthington talks to Pocono Record Business Editor Wayne Witkowski on the subject of villa renovations and the launch of new amenities.

Read the full article here: Fernwood resort upgrades units…

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The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway Sales Team Receives Prestigious RCI President's Club Award

 

BUSHKILL, PA –RCI, the leading global vacation ownership exchange company with thousands of affiliate properties throughout the world, recently awarded the prestigious RCI President’s Club Award to the sales team at The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway for being one of its top performing affiliates. Andy Worthington, President and CEO of Bushkill Group Inc., owners of The Villas, comments on being a recipient of this award, “In spite of significant weather events last year, no snow this winter and an economy that is still in recovery, we have seen measurable increases in vacation ownership sales in the last several months and have been out performing sales year over year for the last three years.” He continues, “This is recognition for the hard work of our sales team. In spite of much uncertainty facing most vacation ownership businesses, we have remained successful.”

RCI’s coveted President’s Club Award is presented annually to properties around the world and recognizes The Villas for their achievements in growing the business and for the company’s shared commitment with RCI for the transformation of the vacation experience.

Worthington continues, “We are one of the leading independent vacation ownership properties in the Mid-Atlantic region. During the last few years of economic downturn, we have benefited from our easy drive accessibility to the New York and New Jersey metropolitan market. People are still committed to taking vacations with their families and our Resort, which is located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, offers affordability and a comprehensive list of amenities and regional attractions.”

The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway are located on 400-acres adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The four season property offers one to four bedroom fully-appointed villas with a host of on-site amenities that include restaurants, 18 hole golf, a Winter Fun Center with snowtubing and a Tiny Tot play area, year-round horseback riding, mini golf, indoor and outdoor pools, live entertainment, tennis, bumper boats, the Valley Station arcade and family fun center, canoeing on the Delaware River and nearby attractions that feature hiking at Bushkill Falls, skiing at Camelback and Shawnee Mountain ski areas, outlet shopping at The Crossings Premium Outlets and performances by nationally touring acts at the nearby Mountain Laurel Center for the Arts.

Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI, comments on The Villas award, “Ongoing success in the timeshare industry requires focus, flexibility and the ability to both adapt and innovate. RCI prides itself on supporting our affiliated resorts as they, the industry and their owners evolve. As an organization, we wanted an official and appropriate way to recognize the resorts and developers whose distinguished achievements set new standards for excellence. As we look forward to continuing our work together and growing our businesses, we are pleased to present this award to The Villas.”

The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway have been operating in the Pocono Mountains since 1921, originally as Fernwood Resort. The property is located in Bushkill, PA just 70 miles from the George Washington Bridge and minutes from the Delaware Water Gap. Vacation ownership plans are sold using the RCI Points program which allows owners to vacation either at The Villas or at resorts throughout the world.

Worthington concludes, “Our points programs allow owners maximum flexibility and usage. As the pace of life speeds up, the ability to take extended vacations diminishes. Owners can now divide their points into increments and vacation experiences based on their time and availability. That change has made vacation ownership even more attractive and contributes to our continued success. We appreciate the recognition from RCI, and believe this award pays tribute to both our sales team and our continued commitment to providing exceptional vacation experiences.”

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