- A timshare property enables you to enjoy all of Washington, D.C.'s many attractions.Washington DC_landscape image by TRIPHOTO from Fotolia.com
A 2006 study by Ernst & Young showed timeshare ownership to be one of the fastest-growing sectors of the hospitality industry, with over four million U.S. timeshare owners. You do not have to buy a property, though, in order to enjoy a stay on a vacation ownership resort in Washington, D.C.; you can rent properties from the owners (or their agent), or, if you own a timeshare elsewhere, you can arrange an exchange.
Fairfield Resort at Old Town Alexandria
- Managed by Wyndham Vacation Ownership, this timeshare resort is a ten-minute drive across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. and a two-minute walk from the metro system, which will take you to all of the city's attractions. Alexandria is a few minutes' walk from the resort. A historic town, with museums, shops, and restaurants, it is only 5 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. One-bedroom suites have a mini-kitchen and lounge area, and two-bedroom suites have a fully-fitted kitchen and dining room. Some deluxe suites also have a whirlpool bathtub and large balcony. Bedrooms are spacious, with plenty of closet space. On-site amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center, games room, sauna, and laundry facilities. Fishing, boating, and golf are all available within five miles of the resort.
Fairfield, Washington, D.C., at Old Town Alexandria
1575 King St.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
- National Harbor is on the banks of the Potomac.view of washington, dc image by John Keith from Fotolia.com
This is a brand-new city-style timeshare complex, right on the banks of the Potomac River and ten miles from Washington city center. It is a self-contained resort, with indoor and outdoor pools (including a children's pool), hot tubs, a games room, exercise suite, barbecue area, laundry facilities on every floor, and a restaurant. A grocery delivery service is available, and there is a large parking garage next door (fee payable). Various types of timeshare suite are available, including 42 presidential units. Accommodation is on eleven floors, all with elevator access.
250 Mariner Passage
National Harbor, Maryland 20745
Skyline Ranch Resort
- Skyline Ranch Resort is next door to Shenandoah National Park.Skyline Drive View image by da'muggs from Fotolia.com
This timeshare resort is just over an hour's drive from Washington, right next door to Shenandoah National Park. Guests can combine a visit to the nation's capital with exploring the Virginia countryside. This is a perfect family vacation resort, with on-site activities, including outdoor swimming pool, miniature golf course, ping-pong, basketball diamond, a fishing pond, and children's playground. There is also a clubhouse, video games room, and snack bar. Accommodation is in chalets, cabins, and RVs that all sleep up to six people. Chalets have two double bedrooms; the master bedroom includes an en suite bathroom equipped with a Jacuzzi bath. The downstairs bathroom has a shower, and each chalet comes with a fully-equipped kitchen and washer-dryer. Rooms have both air conditioning and central heating, and linens are provided.
Skyline Ranch Resort
751 Mountain Rd.
Front Royal, Virginia 22630