One of the biggest draws at the Orange Lake Resort & Country Club is the River Island. This is a 12 acre park located within the resort that features a 1200 lazy river pool that winds through River Island and its lush tropical landscaping. In addition to the Lazy River, there are two other wade-in pools and jacuzzis as well, of course. Besides River Island, there is also a lakefront beach with plenty of room for water sports, including Jet Skiing.
In addition to River Island, Orange Lake Resort also has four golf courses, including 2 18-hole courses, a 9-hole course, and a “Walking” course. There’s also a Pro Shop and a golf school on site. Also, as it is a full-scale resort, Orange Lake also has lots of weekly activities scheduled, including live music
Accommodation includes studios all the way to 3-bedroom villas. When you do check in though, prepared for an aggressive sales pitch to attend a timeshare presentation.
As for the other resorts that Orange Lake Resorts own, you’ll find them in some other popular resort towns, i.e. Panama City, FL; Myrtle Beach, SC; Gatlinburg, TN; Lake Geneva, WI; and Ascutney, VT.
If you are an Orange Lake Resorts weeks owner, you can pay for conversion to the points or club program — Holiday Inn Club Vacations (formerly known as Global Access). This membership program allows trade to the other resorts in this resort group and this also opens up access to various brands of hotels owned by the Intercontinental Group (which, incidentally, owns Holiday Inn). Access also includes RCI’s network (but if you are a weeks owner you should already have access to RCI for exchange purposes). This is an expensive upgrade however so you may want to seriously consider the pros and cons of converting your OLCC week.
If you are considering buying Orange Lake Resort & Country Club as a resale, keep in mind that even if the previous owner converted to the points program, you will still have to buy into the points program yourself as a new owner – which makes Orange Lake Resort much less of a bargain. If you really want to buy into a points program, you may want to consider a resort that is in RCI points instead as once those resorts are converted to points, they maintain that status for resales.