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10 Extra Items to Pack for a Week Vacation

Staying for a week in Breckenridge creates the ultimate experience of relaxing, rejuvenating and having the time of your life. All the Breckenridge Grand Vacation resorts provide necessities such as coffee, tea, toilet paper, shampoo, lotion and laundry detergent. But, there are some items that you may not think about throwing into your suitcase that […]

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Interval International Lingo

Interval International Lingo

Comprehending and understanding all facets of Interval International’s services can be intimidating. Understanding the basic fundamentals and terms associated with your Interval International membership can be a great start to maximizing the value you gain from their services. Below are a few brief explanations of Interval International’s most common terms and types of reservations:

Deposit: (verb) This is when you take your week at your home resort and put it into the Interval International (II) system, and in return a week is put on your account to be used within two years of the original check-out. (noun) We refer to the week on your account as a “deposit”.

Exchange: (verb) This is when you take your deposited week and utilize it to book a stay through the Interval International network. (noun) We then refer to the stay you booked as an exchange.

Getaway: These are week long rentals available through the II network. On average they can cost between $150 to $2,500 depending on the week, resort, and unit size you are interested in.

Bonus Week/Accommodation Certificate: (noun) An extra week of vacation provided to you by Interval International or your home resort. These are generally going to be based on a travel grid of II’s extra inventory, and will cost between $250 and $400 depending on what size unit you book.

ShortStay: (noun) This option is available only to individuals with a Gold membership or Club Interval Gold membership. This is where you can split your full week traditional deposit into two short stays, ranging from 1 to 6 nights each. Points deposited through the Club Interval Gold membership can be used to book short stays of various point values based on time of year, resort, and size of unit.

Hopefully these terms can serve as a helpful reminder or a basic foundation for your future actions and conversations regarding your Interval International membership.

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Live Chat

Have a question about a reservation, your ownership or Interval International? Our Owner Support and Interval International teams are available to help, and they are now available via Live Chat! This great resource can save you time and help get your questions answered when you can’t talk on the phone.

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Interval International Tip

Trying to plan a fun-filled family vacation?  It can be difficult to find just the right place for everyone, especially when there’s limited availability.  But don’t worry – there’s no need to fear!  Here are some suggestions of fun activities at a few locations that typically have plenty of exchange availability through Interval International:

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Timeshare Week Donations For Charity

img_4903The Kessler family have enjoyed their Grand Lodge on Peak 7 timeshare for many years and have found a way to share their Breckenridge experience with others in need. Recently, Vicki Kessler shared her family’s decision to donate their timeshare to Domus Pacis Family Respite, a local nonprofit whose mission is, “To offer individuals, who are on a challenging medical journey, a homelike environment that encourages interaction with other family members and caregivers in a comfortable and peaceful surrounding.”

“We have been very blessed and we really do feel a responsibility to share the blessings we receive. So when we plan for the use of our timeshare, we always factor Domus Pacis into it,” explained Vicki.  “I think everyone has a family member or friend who have gone through life changing medical issues. We love the idea of being able to bring a light to their journey. Going through a year of chemo or battling a major disease is exhausting. We understand that, and for that reason partnering with Domus Pacis makes a whole lot sense for us.”

Domus Pacis relies entirely on the mountain community of Summit County for the use of donated resort homes to serve families battling cancer. Owners participating in the program have complete flexibility over weeks that their home would be donated and may choose to include the cleaning fee as part of the donation, or Domus Pacis would be happy to cover that expense.

“Giving up one week of a timeshare in a beautiful place like Breckenridge carries much more impact than you might ever think” said Vicki, explaining that she and her husband use the Grand Lodge timeshare donation as a way to teach her own children about the value of philanthropy.  “Our children do recognize their own ability to contribute to charitable efforts and make a difference in other’s lives. I remember when Hurricane Katrina hit. One of my son’s friend’s parents said, ‘Get your friends to contribute to Katrina Relief and we will match dollar for dollar.’  My son, who was about 10 then, gave every dollar he had, which was around $140.”

Domus Pacis families who benefit from a home donation write thank you letters to those sponsoring their visit. “We treasure these thank you cards,” said Vicki. “The first thank you card was from a family with a young child who had leukemia. The card included a picture drawn by this child of him and his parents playing in the snow, and that has stuck with all of us.”

Breckenridge Grand Vacations is a frequent contributor to Domus Pacis families through their Charity Week program. If you are interested in learning more about this program or donating a week,  contact the Owner Relations Department at bgvcharityproject@breckgv.com or 877-453-4440. They are available from Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time at 877-453-4440.