The Smarter Way to Own a Vacation Home And Live Your Bucket List.


Asheville , NC – March 21, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Bill and Meg Conrad from Alexandria, VA had been looking for a second home in Asheville, North Carolina for some time, when they heard of brand new luxury condos and an ownership concept that was intriguing to them.

The couple wanted a vacation home they could use five or six times each year to come and really enjoy Asheville and Western North Carolina but didn’t want the hassle of full time ownership and the constant care it would require, slowing their progress toward spending more time here.

The Conrad’s needs, increasingly shared by those who have always wanted vacation homes, led them to The Asheville Club at 151, Asheville’s only luxury private residence club. Their research and due diligence was rewarded with a million dollar residence and, unquestionably, Asheville’s best city and mountain views, along with a boutique hotel below. Totally maintenance and hassle free million-dollar luxury at a fraction of the price.

Investigating Private Residence Club (PRC) ownership further, the Conrad’s found their PRC offered tailored services that they wouldn’t have expected owning the whole home. Aside from the amenities of the boutique hotel below including room service, concierge and housekeeping, now, the Club’s concierge has introduced its newest and most exciting amenity, The WNC Experiences. This special collection of intimate and custom adventures makes visiting their home at the Asheville Club at 151 even richer. “We bought at the Asheville Club for the value and ease of ownership, the new WNC Experiences program adds the cherry on top for us” says Bill Conrad. “We can’t wait for the Falconry Experience and we are really looking forward to the Culinary and Arts part of the program as well,” adds Meg Conrad.

Today when buying a second home, homebuyers are looking for more than just bricks and mortar. They really want an escape from the hustle and bustle of day to day life at home, something more experiential. With the introduction of their signature WNC Experiences, The Asheville Club takes the idea of a getaway to a very exclusive new level. Designed exclusively for Owners this unique service allows Owners a monthly array of “bucket list” kinds of experiences they wouldn’t ordinarily enjoy.

For example at the end of March Owners can choose between the Culinary and the Outdoors, two uniquely blended Asheville specialties. One is an exciting trip into the Blue Ridge Mountains to work with a pro Falconer who will be teaching them about four magnificent birds of prey and the sport of Falconry, even allowing the Club Owners to fly the birds. The other is a private cooking class and wine tasting from one of the top chefs in Asheville, up close and personal. Most WNC Experiences are limited to just a small group of owners.

“Our authentic and custom experiences make owning at the Asheville Club that much more rewarding, and fun. By infusing bucket-list experiences into the other unique amenities, our owners can create memories that will last a lifetime and that are wholly unique to the reasons they wanted to be in Asheville in the first place.” says Mandy Allfrey, the Club’s Marketing Director.

The Asheville Club at 151 was voted by Luxury Living Magazine as one of the best residence clubs in the U.S, in February 2011. As a matter of fact, this residence club in Asheville is one of six designed and managed by Residence Club Partners based in Asheville. RCP has other residence clubs in North Carolina, the Rocky Mountains, two in the Allegany Mountains of Western Maryland, just outside of DC, and they are adding Costa Rica to its portfolio of Clubs, next month.

Vacation and second home buyers who are interested in learning more about The Asheville Club at 151 and experiences can visit

About Residence Club Partners
Residence Club Partners and DCP International are the leaders in private residence club design, management, sales and marketing in the U.S. and internationally. They are also the fastest growing residence club design, sales and marketing company in the United States, as awarded by, a division of Luxury Living Magazine.

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