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Larry and Deb T. of Quincy, Michigan have been happy owners since spring of 2005, when their love of the South lured them to historical Charleston, SC, and they just happened to stroll by Lodge Alley Inn.

“I’m not sure we would have bought if it wasn’t for Lodge Alley Inn,” recalls Larry. “We loved the building and its history. I remember the concierge offered us a carriage ride or something for attending a tour. Once we sat down with the sales person, I couldn’t resist her Southern drawl.”

Larry says, in his opinion, the two most important benefits of being a Bluegreen owner are flexibility and creativity.

“I hear stories of people going to the same place at the same time every year, and with my personality, “flexibility” and “creativity” are two really good things for a person like me,” he said.

Their most memorable vacation was taken through RCI and involved a chance celebrity sighting in downtown Nashville.

Larry remembers being in his hotel room nursing a stomachache, and his wife repeatedly calling the room from the hotel lounge. “You need to get down here,” he remembers her saying. “I wasn’t in the mood for a drink, but I went down there, and Dolly Parton and her manager were sitting right there in the lounge,” Larry said. “The lounge manager told us she would frequent this little lounge, because she wouldn’t get mobbed there.”

Being a gentleman, Larry didn’t take the opportunity to talk to her. He simply sat approximately eight-feet away from the superstar and admired her from afar.

“That never would have happened without Bluegreen,” Larry said.

Vacations come easier now for Larry and Deb, since their semi-retirement. They said they’ve had nothing but positive experiences since becoming owners. They have been able to give Points to family members when they can’t use them, and even used Points to being the whole family together. Pictured above is Larry and Deb’s daughter and son-in-law preparing for a carriage tour of Charleston, SC.

“For the holidays one year, we took six kids and grandkids to a 4-day/3-night vacation at Christmas Mountain Village,” Deb remembers. “We all went together, and it was one of the best Christmas’ we ever had.”

“It was the one Christmas we didn’t buy “stuff,” we bought an experience,” she said.

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