Thank You, John Heimbigner for 15 Years of Service

 After serving 15 years on the Board of Managers at Pend Oreille Shores, Jon is stepping down from the position of President and has agreed to stay engaged by serving in an Advisory position. We are so fortunate to have had (and will still have) Jon’s wis-dom, common sense and experience that was instrumental in navigating the resort through years of improvements, challenges and changes. Jon has a wonderful talent for mentoring others. His ability to guide without pushing, correct without discouraging and listen without judging has been invaluable to the Board and Management. Dedicating the resort’s tennis court to Jon is only a small token of the great appreciation we have for his devotion to the resort.

POSR awarded the RCI Gold Crown Award Again

Jon Heimbigner, President of the Board of Managers at Pend Oreille Shores Re-sort, opened the meeting with the happy announcement that Pend Oreille Shores has received RCI’s highest honor, the Gold Crown Award for the year 2022! Since RCI started the program in 1991 when POSR received the award for 1992, our resort has received the award for 31 straight years!

As explained in years past, this honor of consecutively receiving the award since the inception of the program puts Pend Oreille Shores Resort in a very select group of RCI’s resorts: the top 1.55% in North America and the top 0.89% Globally!

There is not a lot of wiggle room at the top, but with all the improvements that the resort has completed over the last 2 years, we are receiving some of the highest Gold Crown scores in our history while still keeping the maintenance fees well below the national average. The effect of the pandemic on the resort has continued to be a positive one in that more people discovered us by looking for someplace that is within driving distance, more remotely located (less crowded) with options that make it easy to social distance (in their unit) or participate fully (at the Athletic Club), whichever is more comfortable.

Consistency in the Board, Management and Staff; dedication to sound fiscal management; and constructive feedback and support from the Owners have and will continue to contribute to the ongoing success of Pend Oreille Shores.

With our recently increased presence on the Internet, there are a number of other ratings measures which we are monitoring; knowing the upcoming generations use online booking tools and ratings to make their choices. Having positive ratings online can significantly increase resort utilization which could ultimately lower maintenance fees, by increasing rental income and even sales.

Because these ratings drive occupancy, we would like to urge you and your families and friends who visit our resort to go online and leave positive comments about your resort experiences on one of these travel sites.

We are still doing quite well on these rating systems but there is always room for improvement, For example:

  • Google: 4.7 out of 5
  • Trip Advisor: 4.5 out of 5
  • Trivago: 8.5 out of 10

Help the resort by posting your reviews after your stay!