Floor plans range from studio units up to 3 bedroom villas. Each of these is provided with fully equipped kitchens, dining areas, washers, dryers, televisions, stereos, DVD players and more. You can choose between variable or fixed vacation times as well as what sort of accommodations you want. Owners can choose to visit their home resort, or they can exchange to another Silverleaf Resort through the internal exchange program or exchange for non-Silverleaf resorts through RCI’s exchange program.
One of the better advantages of owning a Silverleaf timeshare is the bonus-time program that you can take advantage of as a Silverleaf owner. With this program, you can utilize their amenities on a day use basis, so if you live near one of their resorts you can spend your time there swimming, playing tennis, going horse-back riding, doing a little fishing or boating, or playing golf — for either little or no cost. Naturally, of course, what you can do is dependent on what that particular resort has available. at any of their resorts, and this applies to members of all levels. The bonus-time feature is pretty awesome if you life close enough to a resort to take advantage of it.
Silverleaf Resorts offers two types of resort, which they market a bit differently, Getaways and Destinations. Choose from any of Silverleaf’s Getaway Resorts for less hassle and easier accessibility. These resorts are located 1 to 2 hours from major metropolitan cities and are designed to entice locals into ownership so you can skip all of the expense and trouble of flying, and just load up the car to drive to your destination. I’ve previously suggested that the best timeshares to own are ones that are located within driving distance and Silverleaf certainly understands the advantage. This would also make it easier to take advantage of their bonus time offers. If you happen to live in Texas, you will have probably have lots of opportunity to take advantage of what Silverleaf has to offer as six of their resorts are located there. Silverleaf’s Destination Resorts , on the other hand, are found in popular tourist destinations such as Orlando, Branson and the Berkshires.
Silverleaf Getaway Resorts
- The Pinnacle Lodge, Fraser CO (near Denver and just outside Boulder)
- Apple Mountain Resort, Clarkesville, GA (near Atlanta GA and Blue Ridge Mountains)
- Fox River Resort, Sheridan, IL (only an hour from Chicago)
- Timber Creek Resort , Desoto, MO (near St. Louis)
- Holly Lake Ranch, HOlly Lanke Ranch, TX (near Dallas)
- Lake O’ the Woods, Flint, TX (near Dallas)
- Piney Shores Resort, Conroe, TX (near Houston)
- The Villages, Flint, TX (near Dallas)
Silverleaf Destination Resorts
- Orlando Breeze Resort, Davenport, FL (near Orlando)
- Oak N’ Spruce (South Lee, MA – Berkshires)
- Holiday Hills Resort, Branson MO
- Ozark Mountain Resort, Kimberling City, MO
- Hill Country Resort, Canyon Lake, TX (about midway between San Antonio and Austin)
- Silverleaf’s Seaside Resort, Galveston TX (near Houston)
Silverleaf Resorts Scam?
If you look for information about Silverleaf Resorts online you will see a lot of complaints that Silverleaf is a scam. After having reviewed many of the complaints, my feeling is that the are NOT a scam. However, like many timeshares, their sales tactics can be very high pressure and invasive, which often leaves a bitter taste in the mouth of anyone who feels they were pressured into buying something for too much money. This isn’t at all uncommon with timeshares, which are why there are laws in place to protect the buyer.
If you are reading this article shortly after purchasing a Silverleaf Resort ownership, you may want to take a look at my article on how to cancel timeshare contracts. You will have a short period to rescind the contract, if that is what you want to do.
In the long run, I think the majority of timeshares are too expensive when purchased from the developer, but can often be excellent value if purchased at resale. Just keep in mind that Silverleaf no longers transfers bonus time to resales, so if you can make use of it (A LOT) then you may want to consider buying directly from them. I would carefully weigh the pros and cons however before shelling out any money.
So if you aren’t happy with your timeshare purchase, rescind now and review what they have available at your leisure — then you can decide for yourself whether to purchase directly from the timeshare company or whether you would like to find an owner who is ready to sell. Silverleaf Resorts don’t come up on Ebay as much as I would like (which actually suggest to me that most owners are happy with their ownership), but you can review some of what’s available on Ebay below.