Escapes! to Stonebridge Village
Reeds Spring, Missouri
Timeshare reviews at Escapes! to Stonebridge Village
Reeds Spring, Missouri
This was a great place! We loved it! They have made changes in the entry and you no longer need to drive through the subdivision. It's just minutes from the busy Branson area and very quiet and if you need groceries, you are even closer to West Branson where there is a Super Walmart.
It is like a country club decided to tack on some time shares at the far end of their property. The community would probably be a nice place to live if you like the over priced house on the edge of a golf course type of place. But the time share units were tacked on later and not really considered part of the country club or the community. We did have to go through a guard gate to get to the time share area but other than a few houses at the end of the main street, we had to go out and go back in another guard gate a couple of miles away to get to the country club facilities. The "resort" had no facilities of its own other than the units themselves and a pool that was still drained and closed the last week in March.
The kitchen had a two burner stove top and no oven. The windows looked out at a retaining wall. We felt like we were half underground. We knew our units would be on the first floor but we didn't realize until we got there that the first floor was two stories below the parking lot.
The resort activities schedule was very sparse and because the "time share people' didn't actually have an activity center all activities were at the country club on the other side of the property so we were required to go out through the guard gate, drive over two miles and re-enter the country club through another guard gate. And the worst part was, all but one of the 3 or 4 activities my wife and daughter signed up for were cancelled.
The one activity that was not canceled started over 30 minutes late because the person bringing the materials and running the activity was "running behind schedule." This seemed to be a chronic situation.
On the plus side, this resort did not "get" what the whole resort vacation experience is supposed to be like so they at least didn't bug us to take a tour of their very sad facilities. Does anybody actually own at this resort? I can't believe they didn't try to pitch it to us while we were there. I honestly believe this resort exists just for people to trade out to other places.
In retrospect though, I've stayed at 3 other resorts in Branson. Two of them were different Fairfield/Wyndham resorts and one of them was the Blue Green resort in Branson and I have been disappointed with all of them. I own 15 weeks through various time share chains and I travel a lot. It may just be that the standards of quality in Branson are lower than other places. Adminitedly 3 of my timeshares are Marriots and I am spoiled.
So don't write this one off completely, just know that it is a pretty good drive from the city of Branson but is actually close to Silver Dollar City. If you do go here, make sure to book something on the second floor so you are at least level with the parking lot and if you are staying in anything less than a two bedroom, be sure to make sure you have the "Deluxe" unit. They assured me that if I had gotten a deluxe unit we would have had an oven and the couch would have been a sleeper sofa.
Just returned. Great week. Located on the west side of Branson almost to highway 13-- where there is a Super Walmart. Units 2Br, lower level has stairs, but have high ceilings so you don't feel like you are low. Stayed in building 15 with great view off deck even in lower level. The photos on this website are not of the unit we stayed in. We were in Phase II. This is a rare 2BR lockoff where each side is a 1BR not a studio and 1 BR combo. So, there are 2 Living room areas, 2 bedrooms, full kitchen and fireplace in one side and kitchenette in the other. Each side has a w/d! We had both A (larger) and B with doors off enclosed entry. No problem leaving connectors open and treating like one large unit. Huge master bathroom. Pool area very nice but had issues with hot tub. Activity program almost nil. Unless you golf, not much to do at resort itself. Very close to Table Rock Lake which is why we went! Branson itself 20 mins. Traffic leaving horrible, suggest you find alternate route than main road back to interstate!
A bit of a disapointment for me. The only windows looked straight into a wall. We had a studio that was a bit claustrophobic. Also they expected you to strip the beds and take sheets and towels to a bin outside and up the stairs. Both from facilities and service, I have stayed in much better. Clubhouse was nice.
We love this resort. We own in Phase III which is for owners only. The units are spacious, inviting and comfortable. We travel with our friends and the lock-out is a great feature so we both have privacy. The jacuzzi in the Master bath is enormous! The view of the Ozarks is breath-taking. I would highly recommend this resort to someone who enjoys the finer things in an inviting atmosphere!
WE STAYED HERE MARCH 04. VERY NICELY FURNISHED. WASHER & DRYER. WE OWN HERE SINCE 98, HOWEVER WE NEVER USE OUR RESORT. WE BOUGHT BONUS WEEK FOR HERE AND TRADE OUR RESORT FOR OTHER PLACES. WOULD STAY HERE AGAIN FOR SURE ON BONUS WEEK.
Absolutely beautiful resort!!!
There are three pools but the pool for the kids is great, with a wonderful/cool water playground apparatus in the middle. About 18" deep, what a plus. You ALMOST don't have to watch them. They call it Splash Falls.
The units are very plush and spacious, and well insulated so that you don't hear the people around you. Warm colors and well layed out.
You are less than 2 miles from Silver Dollar City and can hear the train whistle. It is a wonderful theme park that is very clean and does not attract a lot of the trash that you can see at other theme parks.
To us it is a plus to be out 4 miles from the hustle and bustle of Branson. You can go into town do the great shows, miniature golf, go carts, etc. and then get back out to the quiet of Stonebridge. If you educate yourself as to the backroads of Branson, it is very easy and quick to get into and around Branson without getting stuck on the very slow Hwy 76, which is the main drag through Branson.
Because we go to Branson quite often, I've been to many timeshare presentations there, this resort is by far my favorite & where I've owned since 1996.
Also, if you play golf, the Ledgestone Course which is on-site is one of the best courses in the state and the best in the area. The 18 hole par 72, bent grass greens, zoysia fairways, views, wildlife and layout is unbelievable. You have to play it at least once, you will be back!
Week after Christmas was quiet in Branson, and was fine.. Lovely resort, great villas, wonderful service from Maintenance staff! (needed an extension cord for our fondue pot)
We were in middle floor, and had a bit of a problem with folks upstairs being noisy, Resort spoke with them and quieted it down.
Would return to this resort when back in the area.
Wonderful resort with lots of activities.
The rooms are a nice size and clean.
We have been there three times and have liked it every time. I would recommend this resort to anyone that wants to go to Branson.
It is a little ways from the main area but that is another plus in our books.