If you've ever taken the magnificent drive to Invermere from Calgary, you know all about the magic.
It hits you the moment you roll down the continental divide and emerge on the warm, western slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
You've made it to the land of lengthy summers and short, mild winters. So stick around. Why not make the magic last a little longer?
Purchase a quarter ownership of one of 81 residential condo units now available at the Resort at CastleRock, a full-service ownership resort serving as a cornerstone to the fabulous CastleRock Estates in Invermere.
You'll be pleasantly surprised by the affordable entry point - only $65,000 for one quarter ownership of a fully furnished, one-bedroom, single-level condo unit. And you'll be thoroughly impressed by the four-star amenities, tennis courts, large outdoor pool and fully equipped all-season recreational centre, all mere steps away from your own front door.
"It's just like checking into a four-star hotel," smiles Eric Watson of Ultimate Properties International Realty, which is co-ordinating marketing and sales efforts for these remarkable vacation homes.
Just moments away from downtown in the southwest corner of Invermere, the Resort at CastleRock is your home base for 12 months of four-season recreational activity, from skiing, snowboarding, ice-fishing and skating to golf at one of nine spectacular courses, each less than 20 minutes away.
Did we mention the boating and Lake Windermere's spectacular, quiet beaches? And all less than three hours drive from downtown Calgary.
These beautiful recreational properties, created specifically to meet the needs of weekenders and all-season vacationers, are being sold on a fractional basis.
To clarify, the Resort at CastleRock does NOT deal in time shares. Instead, it offers you full pride of ownership on a trouble-free basis. Your recreational investment is deeded and titled in your name. You purchase your quarter of the condo unit outright and retain the right to sell it or pass it along to future generations.
If you haven't heard about the increasing popularity of deed and title recreational investments, you simply haven't been paying attention. No question, these highly affordable options represent the premier vacation choice of today.
"Every unit is fractionalized, but a discount is offered if you purchase two, three or all four quarters of your condo. That's a most attractive option," Watson points out, adding: "If you buy all four quarters up front, you're free to sell one or two quarters to a friend or family down the road."
Purchasers are also welcome to enter an optional rental pool. While you're away from the Resort at CastleRock, an on-site resort manager will protect and care for your investment while a full-time marketing professional actively seeks maximum rental income from your unit while it's vacant.
Advantages to fractional ownership are many. Of course, the minimal cash outlay is one of the most obvious. But there are more.
"One quarter ownership entitles you to the use of the unit 12 weeks of the year," says Dennis King, marketing manager for project developer Voisin Homes. "But in June, July, August and September, you're entitled to two consecutive weeks in alternate months. For the rest of the year, the suite is available to you every fourth week," adds King.
At the same time, a full-time strata property manager attends to every practical detail on a year-round basis, from mowing the lawn to snow removal and building maintenance.
It's truly a carefree investment with zero surprises built in to the package. All utilities costs for your resort unit are built right in to your budget. That means you can lock it and leave it when it's time to return home, secure in the knowledge that no hidden costs will rise up to bite you in your absence.
Each of four buildings at The Resort consists of five levels, with elevator access and a variety of floor plans; your choice of one bedroom or two bedrooms, all the way up to a three-bedroom penthouse. Ice and soft-drink machines are situated on each floor, as is a self-contained laundry room for the use of residents.
Now let's talk about the luxurious amenities included in the price of your unit. Each is fully equipped with high-end furniture, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Your cupboards are loaded with dishes, glasses and bowls and your linen closet is packed with fresh pillowcases, sheets and tablecloths.
So if you figured you'd never have the chance to stake your own personal claim to the warm side of the Rocky Mountains, think again. Check out the website (www.resortatcastlerock.com), download the e-brochure for contact information and get in on the ground floor of The Resort at CastleRock.