There are just three steps to purchasing vacation ownership and becoming a Club member with us.
Step 1: Take Us For A “Test Drive”
Why not “take a spin around the block” by vacationing with us before you become a member? There are two ways to try us on for size:
Rent a Room
Just like a hotel, you can book our resorts online. (Our members get priority booking, so peak travel times or weekends may be limited.) Check availability on IHG.com by searching “Holiday Inn Club Vacations.”
Make a reservation, stay with us and see if you like it. If you have questions during your stay or want to book a tour to learn more, just ask a resort team member.
Grab a Getaway
We offer pretty great getaway deals all year long at hcvgetaways.com. And no, they’re not too good to be true: We offer you savings because you’ll be giving us a few hours of your vacation time to see what we’re all about on a tour. (Lots of people call this a “timeshare tour.”)
Just remember: Members get first dibs on booking our resorts. Typically, you’ll stay at a nearby partner hotel and travel to our resort for your tour.
Step 2: Connect & Chat It Over
AKA: Take a “timeshare tour” in one of two ways.
Join us in person to experience one of our resorts first-hand and get all the information you want and need about membership from one of our team members. That’s really all our tour is. To sign up, you can purchase a discounted vacation at hcvgetaways.com and we’ll call to schedule your tour. Or, book by calling (888) 852-2714.
Want to tour from the comfort of your own home? No problem. You can also take an online “tour” with our Corporate Sales team! You’ll get the same in-depth information as our traditional in-person tour, without all the travel. To schedule, please visit hcvtravel.com/corporate-sales, enter your contact information and one of our Sales Consultants will call you to discuss. Or, call us direct at (800) 538-5023.
What happens on a tour? You'll:
Meet a team member
Chat about your vacation needs and our offerings
Take a look at our extended network of properties
See the resort grounds
Tour a villa or two
And go over pricing, including financing options
That takes about two hours, based on your level of interest. Why?
- Vacation ownership isn’t one-size-fits-all. Think of the tour like a personal shopping session, where we learn about you and find out what may fit you best.
- At the end of your tour, you’ll decide if you want to become a member. Or not. That’s it!
- Even if you don’t join, we’d love to stay in touch and host you again. We always have new offerings (and offers) to share, so don’t be a stranger.
Will I be locked in a room all day with no way out?
- Of course not! We know your vacation time is valuable. If you feel like we’re not a fit for you, just tell our team member. You can leave any time.
- Just know that if you were offered vacation incentives (like hotel discounts or theme park tickets) in exchange for your time but you don’t stay to the end, you may not get your goodies.
Step 3: Make the Purchase
You tested us out. You talked it over with us…and you loved it! Congratulations! If you’re ready to join our Club at the end of your tour, you can get some special same-day purchase incentives.
We’ll walk you through every step of the closing process and paperwork, and then celebrate you as the newest member of our Club family.
But what if I change my mind?
We think you’ll love us, but we don’t want you to feel stuck. Purchasing vacation ownership with us comes with a rescission period (aka your cancellation window), just in case. Usually, it’s about 3-10 days to change your mind, but the exact amount varies by state law and will be specifically listed on your purchase contract.
If your situation ever changes later on, we can also help you explore options.
- Owners without a mortgage have safe, easy and secure options for exiting ownership.
- Owners with mortgages can also contact us to talk through what options may be available for reselling or exiting.
“We bought into HICV about 5 years ago and the first 24 hours after signing on the line, we had buyers’ remorse...just anxiety really. It has turned out to be one of the best things we’ve ever done. We LOVE our investment and Orange Lake especially. Thank you Holiday Inn Club Vacations!”
“Prompt service, very accommodating. That is why we are Club Members. Members since 1999. We love Holiday (Inn Club) Vacations. Great organization.”
“I truly have confidence in the Holiday Inn Club Vacation Counselors. They have been so kind and patient and extremely helpful, such a comfort to a new member. Thank you!”
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take a virtual tour?
Absolutely! In addition to our in-person tour, we now offer online “tours” without all the travel. You’ll receive the same detailed information as the traditional in-person tour, all from the comfort of your own home. Both tour options are great ways to get to know us and can be scheduled online or by phone.
How long is a timeshare tour?
A tour typically takes two hours, depending on your level of interest. If you have a lot of questions or want to spend more time on certain options or aspects, it could take a bit longer.
Is it true that once I start the tour, I can’t leave before at least 90 minutes?
Of course not! You can leave at any time. However, this may affect the vacation incentives you were offered to attend the tour.
Why don’t I get to stay at your timeshare resort?
Our Club members get first priority for stays at our resorts. Depending on capacity, you may have the opportunity to stay at a Holiday Inn Club Vacations resort by renting a room for your next vacation or if there’s availability when you book a special getaway offer when taking a tour with us. Typically, however, you may stay at a nearby hotel and travel to our resort for your incentivized tour since, again, our Club members get priority on our resort villas.
Do I need anything before the timeshare presentation?
Not much! All attendees must present a valid photo ID. For U.S. citizens, please bring a current driver’s license or state ID. For non-resident, international guests, a current passport is required.
How do I buy a timeshare?
After your tour, and after we’ve learned about your vacation style and needs, you’ll be shown your timeshare purchase options. If you choose to buy, you’ll then fill out the required paperwork. This includes our purchase contract, required state disclosure documents and a rescission (cancellation) period notice.
If you choose to finance through us, you’ll have some additional paperwork to complete.
Your purchase will go into effect after the rescission period ends, making you an official Club member.
What questions should I ask during my timeshare tour?
You can ask us anything! We’re here to help you understand what Holiday Inn Club Vacations is all about. We know that you’ll need to know if our timeshare is right for your needs before purchasing it. So don’t be afraid to request more information or ask questions at any time during your visit. We’re happy to answer them for you.
How do I cancel my timeshare agreement if I choose to leave?
Our timeshares have a rescission period (in other words, a cancellation window). This varies by state and will be explained to you at the time of purchase in addition to being listed on your contract. You can change your mind about your vacation ownership purchase within this window of time, which is usually 3-10 days long. The exact amount varies by state law and will be specifically listed on your purchase contract.
If your situation ever changes in the future, call us to explore your options. If you don’t have a timeshare mortgage, we have a safe, secure and easy option to exit your ownership. Owners with mortgages may also have options with us to resell or exit their timeshares.
Can I rent out my timeshare?
Opportunities to rent your timeshare may be limited. However, you always have the option of “gifting” a vacation to family or friends if you’re unable to travel. You can also let your Holiday Inn Club Points roll over into the following year or exchange them for IHG® Rewards Club points.