Westgate Smoky Mountain Experience

The following is a user-submitted story about their experience with Westgate in Gatlinburg, Tennessee:

"My husband and I visited Westgate resort in Gatlinburg about 2 years ago and took the informational tour. Salesperson explained that it wasn't a timeshare, but that we would be investing in property. Of course, we fell for it! About a year ago we started noticing on emails and promotional documents that Westgate was being referenced as timeshare. This shows that we were given false information in order to get us to buy into this scam. I will most definitely be contacting Westgate on Monday."

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Pet Friendly Timeshare Travel

It's been a while since we've posted about pet-related timeshare travel, so here's a quick refresher for those of you who can't bear the thought of leaving your pet at home. Unbeknownst to many, there are actually quite a few timeshare resorts that cater to guests with pets and aim to make your vacation a comfortable experience for all involved. The most important thing when planning on traveling with an animal is to do your research. We've created an easy to-do list for you here:

How to Get Out of Your Timeshare

One of our users posted this comment in response to our "Timeshare Rescission Period" article:

"And what can you do to rescind the contract or mortgage AFTER that cooling-off period?? In my case, me and my family were on vacation in Orlando, FL and we unfortunately bought a timeshare from westgate resorts.. when we went back to Brazil we started paying the mortgage but due to the bad economic crisis going on in the country we cannot afford it anymore and we need to cancel or rescind the contract, but we signed it on April this year.. PLEASE, DOES ANYBODY... Read the rest of this entry »