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Wisconsin Dells

Discussion in 'Wyndham Vacation Resorts' started by Joe33426, Jul 17, 2017 at 4:55 PM.

  1. Joe33426

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    I'm in the process of booking our 2018 road trip and after some time in Colorado and then Yellowstone, we'll be in Wisconsin around June 20th (Wednesday). What are my chances of getting a Glacier Canyon reservation around that time at the 10 month mark? Or am I basically out of luck without ARP? I was hoping to stay over the weekend.

    If I need a backup plan, how is Tamarack? I'm having difficulty finding reviews and past threads on the resort? (last TUG review was from 2013 and one before that was 2011 - so only two reviews).

    How about Sundara? I can find a bit more photos and reviews on Sundara, but the point cost is high. Looks nice and we're three adults traveling without kids, so the spa sounds kind of nice, but not sure if I want to blow through 400,000 for a week.
     
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    I don't know Wyndham, but June is less busy in the dells with lots of promotions to get people here. I would think tamarack is plain vanilla compared to glacier canyon


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    We were just at the Dells from a Monday-Friday in July. We booked 10 months out at 7 AM. I know it isn't a weekend, but maybe it helps you get a summer feel for things.
     
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    GC in June after school is out is near impossible. Same with Sundara. Sundara is an incredible spa. The spa on there property is 18 and over but you can use the watermark at GC.

    You may find Tamarak at 10 months but even then it is hard. Wyndham has the tower on property. The rooms are small by Wyndham standards. The non-Wyndham rooms are really nice. The resort is managed by Festiva. The resort has an indoor and outdoor pool, indoor tennis and a tiny arcade. It is not located on the main strip but is really close to Walmart and the strip mall. The desk is not 24 hours but they do have after-hours check in. The resort has a park like setting.
     
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    Thanks! Do you recall if the weekend was available when you made the original reservation?
     
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    I didn't try because those were the dates I wanted, but there was plenty of availability for those dates. Perhaps try a Sun-Sunday and later in the week try the Wed-Sun and cancel the full week if you get it. If not try a cancel - rebook with your dates (might be easier out of discount time).
     
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    Thanks! This is very helpful. Since we're talking late June, I'm sure all the kids will be out of school. I think my best approach may be to take whatever I can get and work around that.
     
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    We went mud-June. 1 bedrooms popped up two weeks before check-in. My kids LOVED it and can't wait to go back.
     
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    I think you'll be able to get a reservation at Glacier Canyon at the 10 month mark if your on at exactly the time.

    I was just at Tamarack last week (although not the Wyndham building), and just submitted my review so it should be up later today or tomorrow. We usually stay at Glacier Canyon, and had a great time at Tamarack. Far less hectic and crowded.
     
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    I am also hoping to book at this resort for June 2018. A Sunday-Thursday 6/10-6/15. But trying to book both a 2BR & a 3BR.

    I am using my MIL points so I have never done this before. (She just bought her Wyndham Timeshare this year, resale)

    When can I make these reservations? 8/10 @ 7AM EST?

    Will I have any issue since its 2 separate rooms for the same dates? I just need to add a Guest Confirmation to one of the 2 right?

    I assume I should book the larger unit first and then the smaller one since the larger ones sell out quicker?

    Any other advice or things I need to be aware of?
     
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    Thanks for the update on Tamarack! I'll read your review once it's posted. TUG reviews are so much more helpful to me than other websites, I just trust the reviews here more than some other website, although I tend to do a lot of research on resorts.

    I was able to find a few more reviews on RCI on Wyndham's units in Tamarack and from the sounds of things the rooms were perhaps updated in 2014-15-16. Some of the old reviews prior to this sounds like the units were very outdated. Since it's doubtful that we'll use the water parks, I wouldn't mind being somewhere a little less crowded.
     
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    If there is more than one person listed as owners on the Wyndham account then you can make a reservation in each person's name for the same dates or overlapping dates. If not then you have 48 hours to add a guest name to any additional reservations.

    I would book the 3 bedroom first if it is available. Three bedroom deluxe units get 10 waterpark wristbands and 2 bedroom deluxe get 8. Children 2 and under don't need a wristband. You cannot purchase additional wristbands.
     
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    And children two years old and under do not count against occupancy levels.
     
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    That's very helpful! Thank you. MY mother in law and father in law are both on the account. SO I could book 1 room in each name and save the guest certificate!

    We have no more than 14 people so we are definitely good on the wristband numbers. Thanks for pointing that out as well.
     
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    Our nanny's fiancée is a lifeguard at glacier canyon


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    It looks like it was added overnight, under Peppertree at Tamarack (we were not in a Wyndham unit, but the overall review should apply).
     
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    Thanks! Very helpful! Just wondering, were you there on an exchange? The reason I ask is I'm wondering if I book through Wyndham if I'll be assigned a Wyndham unit or if the inventory is shared.
     
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    I was there on an exchange. There is no shared inventory. If you book through the Wyndham portal you will only be able to see/reserve the Wyndham units.
     
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    With the new 24/7 website you would want to make your reservation starting at 12:00am ET on 8/10 although some have said it is some times a few minutes after when the new inventory or dates load.
     
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    O thank you! I didn't realize you could book at Midnight now! That will save me from having to get up so early!!
     

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