Fractional FAQs

Q: Can I rent out my Fractional Real Estate weeks in my Columbia Valley Vacation Home?
A: Yes, you may rent your Vacation Home out nightly or weekly through the on site rental management company. If you choose to place your weeks in the rental program, it is often possible to cover some or all of your expenses. Especially if your week is in the peak season.
Q: Can I swap my Fractional Real Estate vacation weeks with another owner?
A: Absolutely, the Luxury Resorts West Club enables Bighorn Owners to swap weeks internally as well as travel to our affiliated resort in Parksville on Vancouver Island, Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort.
Q: What about selling my Fractional Real Estate ownership share?
A: Buying a fraction at Bighorn Meadows Resort is just like buying conventional real estate. You are registered as owning a share in a specific strata lot at Land Titles and you have the option to sell it at any time. Re-sales are performed through a Real Estate office of your choice and listed at fair market value.
Q: When do my weeks start in my Columbia Valley Vacation Home?
A: Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays depending on your rotation schedule. Your rotation schedule is determined when you are purchasing your Vacation Home.
Q: Who does the cleaning in my Columbia Valley Vacation Home?
A: The management company cleans all Vacation Homes, making sure that the property is up to standard for every guest. Everyone who stays at Bighorn Meadows is required to use this service. Whole, quarter, eighth and fractional owners are only charged for cleaning when they use their home and timeshare owner’s clean fees are included within their maintenance fees.
Q: What about damages?
A: The owner is responsible for all damages beyond normal wear and tear. There is an ownership agreement that will outline the policies and guidelines for replacing/fixing damages. Management will collect and replace damages incurred from a rental guest.
Q: What about monthly expenses?
A: All costs are split equally by the owners of each unit, with monthly costs varying for each property. The following are part of the monthly payments: snow removal, gas, water, electric, sewer, cable, property tax, phone, internet, common area maintenance, insurance, refurbishment fund, etc. The expenses are all controlled and monitored by the owner’s association.
Q: Who takes care of collecting and paying for the expenses?
A: Bighorn Meadows accounting department takes care of invoicing and collecting payment for the maintenance fees.
Q: Can you tell me about the exchange program?
A: Bighorn Meadows has a Premier rating with Interval International, which is the highest standard of recognition through Interval International. This rating provides you with great trading power to exchange to over a 1000 resorts around the world with high standards of quality.  In 2013 Bighorn Meadows affiliated with the Advantage Program, a program that also allows for exchanging and access to other travel benefits and the Luxury Resorts West Club for internal trading.  These exclusive membership benefits provide owners at Bighorn with more options to utilize their time and maximize their investment.
Q: Is Fractional Ownership popular?
A: Yes. Fractional Ownership has become increasingly popular in the last 10 years. By locking in the purchase price of accommodations, vacation ownership helps to guarantee future vacations at today’s prices in luxurious resorts with amenities, exceptional service, hassle free maintenance, and ambiance that rival any of the world’s top rated vacation destinations. Unlike a hotel room or rental cottage, which require payment for each use with rates that continuously escalate, fractional ownership at Bighorn Meadows enables vacationers to enjoy a resort, year after year, for the lifetime of their ownership with only a one¬time purchase price and payment of yearly maintenance fees.  It’s also a Real Estate investment that can appreciate over time and may be listed for re-sale just like conventional real estate.
Q: How does Bighorn Meadows Resort differ from a Timeshare?
A: Bighorn Meadows Resort sells Fractional Real Estate ownership options with deeded title and full rights of property ownership. You are buying real estate rather than leasing vacation time.

Differences between fractional and timeshare projects: Owners of fractional real estate are registered on title of a specific strata lot number at land titles and Timeshare is leased time at a resort for a specific number of years. Over time, real estate tends to increase in re-sale value and timeshare typically decreases. Fractional projects have a larger focus on the quality put into the construction because of the high expectations of potential buyers. Timeshare projects tend to focus less on quality, incorporating more sales and marketing costs into the price.

Q: Do I have any warranty?
A: Yes, the Vacation Homes are covered under the New Home Warranty Program.
Q: What are my options for use?
A: You may…

  • Vacation in it – enjoy your vacation home with family and friends.
  • Share it – let friends, colleagues, clients or family enjoy it when you can’t.
  • Exchange it – interchange through Interval International resorts world wide, through the Advantage Program or through the LRW Club.
  • Rent it – maximize value by placing your vacation home in our professionally managed rental program.
Q: What about the quality/design/view of the Vacation Homes?
A: Only high quality in building materials or furnishings are being used in the Bighorn Meadows Vacation Homes and every home boasts beautiful mountain or golf course views. All villas come with leather furniture, tile floors, granite counters, decks, BBQ’s, fully appointed kitchens, TV’s, DVD’s…everything you need for your Vacation Home.
Q: How do prices at Bighorn Meadows Resort compare with other resorts in the Columbia Valley?
A: Our quality and location are second to none. We have a very competitive price point. Come see for yourself!
Q: How can I get more information?
A: Call us at: 1.888.766.9637 or Book a Discovery Tour and visit us
along the 9th Hole at the Springs Golf Course in Radium Hot Springs, BC. Our show suite is open daily.