The Welk Resorts brand has been in existence since the 1960s when famed band leader Lawrence Welk bought his first motel in southern California and entered the hospitality industry. Timeshare resorts soon followed, and the company was managed by the family until Marriott Vacations Worldwide acquired Welk Resorts in 2021.
Marriott has since folded the former Welk timeshare resorts into the Hyatt Vacation Club, as Marriott also owns the Hyatt timeshare properties. The resorts described below are all still available to buyers on the resale market, with buyers becoming part of the Hyatt family.
Owners looking to sell Welk timeshare can also sell their properties as resales, as this acquisition actually benefits sellers by providing a much stronger value proposition for buyers becoming part of a much more robust program.
Humble Beginnings for Welk Resorts
Many people remember the Lawrence Welk show of the 1950s and 60s, a variety show which made people laugh out loud for years before LOL. In 1964, he bought a motel and a nine-hole golf course just north of San Diego, and his fans helped him create what is now a premier vacation ownership company.
Owners use a points system, where they can book a stay at one of the resorts or use the exchange system for trips within the Exchange Companies. Timeshare Points are good for one calendar year, unless they choose to roll-over and accumulate extra for a special trip later on.
The formerly known Welk Resorts are in Branson, Cabo San Lucas, Lake Tahoe and Palm Springs, with plans to add two more timeshare resorts in Breckenridge, Colorado and Kauai, Hawaii. Plus, with the Experiences Collection, owners can use their timeshare points at other high quality resorts in top destinations.
From the original San Diego resort, you can experience the famous city from a different perspective with the rugged mountains as a scenic backdrop. The resort offers yoga and spin classes, a rock climbing wall, and more within a 6,000 square foot fitness center designed with active, health-conscious vacationers in mind.
The Northstar Lodge is a ski and snowboarder’s dream destination, with ski and boot valets during the winter months, ski in and ski out trips up the mountains, and a natural design created to harmonize with the forested, mountainous terrain.
Palm Springs, Branson and More
If you want to vacation like the stars in Palm Springs, the Desert Oasis resort features year-round sunshine, play areas for the kids, and outdoor sports at the neighboring Cathedral Canyon Golf and Tennis Club. Palm trees line the outdoor pool, giving you plenty of space to relax and unwind in a peaceful desert oasis.
Branson, is one of the most popular destination cities in the Midwest. Welk Resorts Branson is nestled into the Ozark mountains and vacation owners can enjoy on-site dining, live theater entertainment, plus a 10,000 square foot Splash-a-Torium that you don’t have to be a kid to fall in love with.
Sirena del Mar resort, in Mexico's Cabo San Lucas, sits on seven acres of cliff-side in Baja California, giving owners a breathtaking view of the Sea of Cortez wherever they go. Here, you can catch the thrills of an authentic Mexican fiesta or take a tour of Cabo San Lucas’ many sparkling, pristine beaches.
In keeping with the company’s origins on the television screen, the resorts embraces emerging technology such as dedicated virtual reality rooms, drone flights, iMovie productions, and other cool classes where you can learn about cutting edge tech. Purchasing Welk vacation ownership is about more than just where you vacation, it’s about the exciting experiences and the hospitality while you are there.