The structure of Arcarnus Retreats and their usage was dependent on members making their vacation homes available to other club members and exchanging nights of usage with fellow club members.
Each member that contributed a property into the collected group would have four weeks of annual access. Members were required to stay for a minimum of one week at a time. These four weeks of access were guaranteed by the club, requiring Arcarnus to find comparable accommodations if a destination was unavailable, a clause that greatly impacted Tanner & Haley Destination Clubs and helped lead to their bankruptcy.
If a member elected to travel more than four weeks annually, they were charged a variable fee based on the property.
In addition to the homes contributed by members, Arcarnus also would reach out to luxury hotels and resorts to provide greater availability to members. Based on these components, Arcarnus believed that occupancy would be less than 50% annually.