Looking to access a cozy condo in the mountains for as little as $40 a night? Snowater Time Share Association aims to make it possible. They offer 43 time share condominiums spread across 516 time share owners, meaning owners own four weeks of access per year — one week per season.
One-bedroom condos range in price from $262-279 a week, while two-bedrooms are $347-375. Compare that to your average Airbnb — or even the same Snowater Resort condo, which rents for $200 or more per night — and the difference is stark.
“It’s a vacation plan so you can get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy whatever activities you want,” says Mollie Pike Reta, Administrative and Housekeeping Manager.
Four Seasons of Fun
Whether you’re into hiking, skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, or just strolling through the woods, Snowater is the perfect launching pad. It’s a four-season resort, meaning there’s something to do all year long.
Situated on 27 acres of land near Glacier, WA, the resort is only a 30-minute drive from the Mount Baker Ski Area and less than an hour drive to Artist Point. The lush grounds feature picnic tables, barbecues, and miles of European-style walking trails that weave near the Nooksack River, perfect for walking your pooch. That’s another thing: Snowater owners may bring their pets.
The real draw is the resort’s amenities. There are three main common areas: a recreation building, club house, and a heritage log cabin built in 1887. Among them you’ll find two heated indoor pools, two Jacuzzi hot tubs, a sauna, racquetball court, squash court, fitness room, and comfortable changing rooms. Kids can enjoy a newly renovated outdoor play area, while parents have their own space in a lounge complete with a billiards table, dart board, and ping pong table. There’s also plenty of fun to have outside, with two tennis courts, a pickleball court, and a basketball court.
The time share condos themselves have everything you need, including a refrigerator, propane fireplace, pull-out sofa, linens, and a fully equipped kitchen. The best part? Most condos enjoy either a river or mountain view.
Though there is already Wi-Fi, the resort has plans to install high-speed fiber optic internet, so owners can more easily work from their condos throughout the year. Snowater Time Share also has its own on-site maintenance and housekeeping, meaning your stay is always hassle-free.
The appeal of Snowater Time Share ownership is more than just its location and amenities — it’s in the value of owning a vacation destination that’s affordable, sustainable, and local. Families at Snowater build a connection with the resort, which becomes a backdrop for family reunions, weekend getaways, and summer vacations year after year. Sometimes families own multiple time shares so that grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins can stay in neighboring condos.
There’s also flexibility in terms of banking and trading your stays. Can’t make it one season? Bank your days and come for a long weekend down the road. Owners can also join various exchange companies, such as Interval International and RCI, through which they can trade their time for a stay at resorts across the country and around the world.
Right now is a good time to join, too, since there are multiple time shares available for free, meaning you pay nothing out-of-pocket to the seller for the initial purchase except for the cost to transfer ownership. 10500 Mt. Baker Hwy., Deming, 360.599.2724, snowater.org