High Country Club
When High Country Club launched in September of 2005, the club's low entry costs were the primary marketing focus, going so far as labeling themselves as the "destination club for everyone." With membership deposits lower than some other destination club's annual dues, the club quickly grew, becoming the second fastest club to reach the 100 member mark, trailing only industry titan Exclusive Resorts.
When the club was forced into bankruptcy, four different membership plans were available to members, ranging from $25,000 to $70,000 to join, significant discounts compared to other leading destination clubs.
High Country Club's introductory offer prior to their bankruptcy filing, the Companion Membership allowed members seven nights of annual usage. The one time $25,000 membership fee was 100% refundable within the first year and 80% refundable thereafter. Please visit our High Country Club Resignation page to learn more.
Members were allowed to make one advanced reservation per year, between 120 days and one year in advance of travel.
Like the other High Country Club Memberships, Companion members could elect to purchase a "Friends and Family Upgrade" with their membership that allowed for unaccompanied guest access, allowing friends, family, and colleagues to use their membership without the member being in residence. Members paid a non-refundable $10,000 and a 20% addition to annual dues, making the Companion Membership $35,000.
Providing members 15 nights of annual usage, the Associate Membership was available for $40,000. Like the club's Companion Membership, Associate members could make one advanced reservation per year, between 120 days and one year in advance.
Like other membership plans within High Country Club, members could add extended usage to their membership that would allow friends and family the ability to use their membership. Members paid a non-refundable $10,000 when joining and a 20% increase in annual dues. This made an Associate Membership with the Friends and Family Upgrade" $50,000.
Once the least expensive membership option at High Country Club, available for $15,000 to join, the Affliate Membership eventually became the club's second highest membership plan. Members paid a one time membership fee of $50,000 and were allowed 25 nights of annual travel. The lowest membership plan that allowed for advanced holiday travel, Affiliate members could make their holiday reservations up to six months in advance. Like the club's Associate and Private Memberships, members could make their advanced reservation between 120 days and one year in advance.
Identical to the other High Country Club memberships, a "Family and Friends Upgrade" could be added to the membership that allowed for extended family usage. A $10,000 non-refundable fee was required on top of the $50,000 membership deposit.
High Country Club's highest membership plan at the time of the club's bankruptcy, Private Memberships were available for $70,000. Members were allowed 35 nights of annual access and were allowed to make two advanced reservations per year, the only membership plan that had this feature. Like the Affiliate Membership, members were allotted one advanced holiday reservation per year as well.
Like other High Country Club membership plans, members had the ability to add a "Friends and Family upgrade" to their membership. By paying a non-refundable $10,000 payment on top of their $70,000 membership and an additional 20% in annual dues, members could allow their friends and family members use their membership without being in residence.
Please visit our High Country Club Annual Dues page to learn more about the accompanying annual costs associated with these membership plans.