Warning! Do not buy into summerwinds resorts! We have been owners of david walleys 1862 since 2001. As of 2011, summerwinds purchased the grounds and restaurant at david walleys. Summerwinds built 2 model cabins on the site. During a presentation on august 7, 2012, we were told by the sales rep and the sales manager on site that the models are to show us the new project across the road. They showed us plans to build several cabins with a walk through tunnel under the road. The cabins will provide all the amenities like the 4 main resort units. The mineral hot springs spa will be reconstructed and will have a & lsquo;natural rock’ design. So we upgraded by paying an additional $7, 484.00.
As of april 18, 2015, at the homeowners/summerwinds meeting; we were told by the summerwinds’ chief compliance officer that they have no intention to build any cabins across the road. The mineral hot springs spas will not be reconstructed because there are appraisal fees of $850k.In our original contracts we were given spa memberships which include us and our entire family. So the cco told all of us that our contracts will be reviewed. They will only allow spa memberships to those on the deed. So then our family cannot use the mineral hot springs/spa as according to our contract. This means they will pay a daily fee of $35!
Upon learning these things we have requested our upgrade monies be returned to us and our contract be restored to the original status. First we were told by the on-site sales manager they would do that; it would take a couple weeks. When we contacted that same person three weeks later he denied ever having said that and he said he doesn’t even have the authority to do that. Then told us the cco would call us in regard to this matter. This never happened. On our next call he told us a refund would not be issued. After that he would only refer us to the corporate office.
Summerwinds at david walleys 1862 are presently giving presentations and telling potential buys that the cabins across the road will be built, the spa will be reconstructed, and the spa memberships for the family will be part of the contract! In a public notice the douglas county planning department states that summerwinds permits from 2011 have expired and there is no applications for any future projects on the grounds of david walleys 1862.