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.

Daily Activities

Here is a quick list of what is going on at The Villas at Tree Tops & Fairway®. When you check-in you will receive a Resort Guide that includes all the details for each activity along with times.

December 2016

MONDAY:
PLEASE sign up for ALL activities in advance by calling ext. 4239. Activities may be cancelled if there are not enough participants.

9:00 Water Aerobics at Fairway Indoor Pool. Join Maryanne for your morning workout.

10:00 Staff Choice at Activity Central. Join the recreational team for a fun activity.

11:00 Decorate Your Own Ornament at Activity Central.

12:00 Make a Holiday Wreath at Activity Central.

1:30 Snowman Bowling at Activity Central. Stand them up, knock them down, and see how many points you can score.

2:30 Picture Keepsake at Activity Central. Create a picture frame to keep your favorite photo.

3:30 Family Trivia at Activity Central. Test your knowledge against fellow guests.

4:30 Yoga at Activity Central. Bend and stretch along with a video; we supply the mats.

TUESDAY:
PLEASE sign up for ALL activities in advance by calling ext. 4239. Activities may be cancelled if there are not enough participants.

9:00 Water Aerobics at Fairway Indoor Pool. Join Maryanne for your morning workout.

10:00 Make a Holiday Craft at Activity Central. Create a special craft that you can be proud of.

11:00 Just Dance at Activity Central. Show off your dance moves against fellow guests and see how high you score.

12:00 Kids Charades at Activity Central. Have fun as you act out clues without speaking.

1:30 Painting at Activity Central. Show off your creative side through paint.

2:30 Tic Tac Toss at Activity Central. A twist on tic-tac-toe using giant bean bags.

4:00 Make a Bracelet at Activity Central. Make a bracelet for yourself or someone special.

Reminder: Please sign up in advance for tomorrow’s Fall Wine Tour by calling 570-977-7731. Also, sign up for tomorrow’s Ice Cream Social, Tie Dye, and Family Feud by 5:00 pm today by calling ext. 4239.

WEDNESDAY:
PLEASE sign up for ALL activities in advance by calling ext. 4239. Activities may be cancelled if there are not enough participants.

9:00 Water Aerobics at Fairway Indoor Pool. Join Maryanne for your morning workout.

10:00 Holiday Scavenger Hunt at Activity Central. Find items using clues that are given.

10:45 Fall Wine Tour at Check-In Center. Bus leaves promptly at 11:00 am. The cost is $45.00 per person with group discounts available. The trip includes two vineyard visits. Packages include transportation to and from the vineyards and an afternoon of tours and tasting. Children under 16 are not allowed on this trip. Sign up in advance by calling 570-977-7731 by 5:00 pm Tuesday. (Fee Required)

11:00 Bean Bag Toss at Activity Central. See how many points you can score.

12:30 Zumba at Activity Central. Get your blood pumping while dancing along with the video.

1:30 Tie Dye at Activity Central. Bring a new white item to dye; no undergarments please. We have a limited amount of t-shirts for purchase for $10.00. Sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00 pm Tuesday. (Fee Required)

3:00 Ice Cream Social at Activity Central. $3.00 buys you 3 scoops with all the toppings. Sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00 pm Tuesday. (Fee Required)

4:00 Family Feud at Activity Central. Have fun as you play along with fellow guests. Sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00 pm Tuesday.

Reminder: Please sign up in advance for tomorrow’s Day Trip to NYC by calling 570-977-7731. Also, sign up in advance for tomorrow’s Not So Newlywed Game by 5:00 pm today by calling ext. 4239.

THURSDAY:
PLEASE sign up for ALL activities in advance by calling ext. 4239. Activities may be cancelled if there are not enough participants.

7:00 am Day Trip to NYC. Bus leaves promptly at 7:00 am. Begin with a tour of the historic 9/11 Museum then board the Express Liberty Boat Cruise to the Statue of Liberty, or split off from the group to go on your own NYC adventure. Bus leaves NYC to return at 5:00 pm. For tickets and price information, call 570-977-7731. (Fee Required)

9:00 Water Aerobics at Fairway Indoor Pool. Join Maryanne for your morning workout.

10:00 Popsicle Snowflake Craft at Activity Central. Make your own unique snowflake.

11:00 Make a Rudolph Headband at Activity Central.

12:00 Candy Bingo at Activity Central. It’s always great when the prize is something sweet.

1:30 Make a Bird House at Activity Central. Make a house that any bird would love to live in.

2:20 Staff Choice at Activity Central. Join the recreational staff for a fun activity.

4:00 Not So Newlywed Game at Activity Central, come compete against fellow guests see how well you know your partner. Sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00 pm Wednesday.

FRIDAY:
PLEASE sign up for ALL activities in advance by calling ext. 4239. Activities may be cancelled if there are not enough participants.

10:00 Staff Choice at Activity Central. Join the recreational staff for a creative activity.

11:00 Open Board Games at Activity Central. Pick the game you like to play.

12:00 Make a Holiday Craft at Activity Central. Make a holiday craft of your choosing.

1:30 Paint at Activity Central. Show off your creative side through paint.

3:00 Make a Beaded Bracelet at Activity Central. Make a bracelet for yourself or someone special.

4:00 Wii Darts at Activity Central. Play against a fellow guest or family member.

5:00 – 8:00 pm Frugal Fridays at Blue Lightning. All-you-can-slide for $19.00 per person. Includes tubing ticket and a $5.00 food credit for Wintergreens Patio Grill. (Fee Required)

8:00 – 11:00 pm Classic R&B Night at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Enjoy DJ HotSause playing your favorite R&B songs. FREE to resort guests.

Reminder: Please sign up in advance for tomorrow’s Fall Wine Tour by calling 570-977-7731. Also, sign up for tomorrow’s Kids Camp, Tie Dye, and Ice Cream Social by 5:00 pm today by calling ext. 4239.

SATURDAY
PLEASE sign up for ALL activities in advance by calling ext. 4239. Activities may be cancelled if there are not enough participants.

Saturday, December 31st ONLY – 9:30 am – 12:00 noon New Year’s Eve Breakfast Buffet at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Adults $12.99 plus tax and children (12 & under) $6.99 plus tax. (Fee Required)

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Winter Kids Camp at Activity Central. $15.00 per child; price includes pizza, juice, indoor and outdoor activities, depending on the weather. Please have your children dressed appropriately for outdoor play. We also do arts and crafts. Sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00 pm Friday. (Fee Required) Will be held 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 3rd, 10th & 17th.

10:45 Fall Wine Tour at Check-In Center. Bus leaves promptly at 11:00 am. The cost is $45.00 per person with group discounts available. The trip includes two vineyard visits. Packages include transportation to and from the vineyards and an afternoon of tours and tasting. Children under 16 are not allowed on this trip. Sign up in advance by calling 570-977-7731 by 5:00 pm Friday. (Fee Required)

Saturday, December 3rd, 10th & 17th ONLY – 2:00 – 4:30 pm Photos with Santa at Activity Central. Come get your picture taken with Santa for only $10.00 per person or $24.00 for three! Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. (Fee Required)

2:00 – 6:00 pm Family Karaoke at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Perform with your family to your favorite songs. Will be held from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on Saturday, December 24th.

3:00 Tie Dye at Activity Central. Bring new white garment to dye; no undergarments please. We have a limited amount of t-shirts for purchase for $10.00. Sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00 pm Friday. (Fee Required) Will not be held on Saturday, December 3rd, 10th & 17th.

4:00 Ice Cream Social at Activity Central. $3.00 buys 3 scoops with all the toppings. Sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00 pm Friday. (Fee Required) Will not be held on Saturday, December 3rd, 10th or 17th.

Saturday, December 31st ONLY – 6:00 New Year’s Eve Snowtubing Bash at White Lightning Snowtubing Park. Join us for a Snowtubing New Year’s Eve Bash at White Lightning with a winter barbeque, snowtubing, DJ entertainment, and fireworks. There are various tubing sessions starting at 6 pm, with the DJ at 9 pm and fireworks after 10 pm. Ring in the New Year when you slide down the slopes. (Fee Required)

9:30 Comedy Jam at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Experience the #1 adult-only comedy show in PA with host Shawn Harvey. Showtime starts at 10:00 pm. Adults 21+ only. Limited advanced tickets are $10.00 and tickets are $15.00 at the door. Includes After Party with DJ HotSause. Call 570-982-6950 for tickets. (Fee Required) Regular Comedy Jam show will not be held on Saturday, December 31st.

Saturday, December 31st ONLY – 10:30 Countdown to New Year’s Comedy Show at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Join host Shawn Harvey as we count down to New Years with a comedy show. Noisemakers, party hats, and a champagne toast at midnight. Adults 21+ only. Limited advanced tickets are $20.00 and $25.00 at the door. Includes After Party with DJ HotSause. Call 570-982-6950 for tickets. (Fee Required)

Reminder: Please sign up in advance for tomorrow’s Fall Wine Tour by calling 570-977-7731. Also, sign up for tomorrow’s Kids Camp by 5:00 pm today by calling ext. 4239.

SUNDAY
PLEASE sign up for ALL activities in advance by calling ext. 4239. Activities may be cancelled if there are not enough participants.

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Winter Kids Camp at Activity Central. $15.00 per child; price includes pizza, juice, indoor and outdoor activities, depending on the weather. Please have your children dressed appropriately for outdoor play. We also do art and crafts. Sign up in advance by calling ext. 4239 by 5:00 pm Saturday. (Fee Required)

10:45 Fall Wine Tour at Check-In Center. Bus leaves promptly at 11:00 am. The cost is $45.00 per person with group discounts available. The trip includes two vineyard visits. Packages include transportation to and from the vineyards and an afternoon of tours and tasting. Children under 16 are not allowed on this trip. Sign up in advance by calling 570-977-7731 by 5:00 pm Saturday. (Fee Required)

10:00 am – 12:00 noon Slide Before Your Ride. Head to Blue Lightning Tubing before your trip back home. Pay just $16 for Blue Lightning Tubing and get 2nd rider for FREE. Show your Villas at Tree Tops & Fairway or Fernwood Resort guest card or Pocono TreeVentures armband to receive the special discount. (Fee Required)

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Zip Before Your Trip. Head to Pocono Zip Racer before your trip back home. Pay just $20 to receive two zip line rides for the price of one. Show your Villas at Tree Tops & Fairway or Fernwood Resort guest card, Blue Lightning Tubing or Pocono TreeVentures armband to receive the special discount. Must be same rider. (Fee Required)

3:00 Staff Choice at Activity Central. Join the recreational staff for a fun activity.

4:00 Yoga at Activity Central. Stretch and bend along with a video; we supply the mats.

Sunday, December 25th ONLY – 9:00 pm – 12:00 midnight Moonlight and Mistletoe Christmas Party at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Join host Shawn Harvey as we celebrate the holidays with music by DJ HotSause. FREE to resort guests.

*Please note some activities are age specific, may require your own materials, special clothing, and may have a cost associated with them. Activities are subject to change without notice – please consult the Resort Guide for details and times.

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.

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

Owners' Travels

The Villa Voice – Volume 15 No. 1
The Villa Voice – Web Site

Mountain View

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.

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