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September 2018

Dear David Walley's Owners,

The mountains are alive with color and there is a brisk chill in the air, which makes a soak in the hot tub the perfect way to enjoy your day or finish off your evening. When visiting the resort, please keep in mind the seasonal Canyon pool will close for the year on Oct 1st. The Hot Springs will remain open from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. seven days a week. Check the website for a current spa blackout date calendar or contact the resort for any additional information.

With the high occupancy that Fall and the holiday season bring to the resort, our special projects are placed on hold until after the first of the year. We will be continuing the unit renovations in 2019. Watch for upcoming information on where and when. Please continue to send your comments and valuable suggestions, as these are considered in our decisions regarding resort special projects. We truly appreciate your insight and want to know what items are important to you as we plan for the future of the resort.

Once again, we are receiving information from owners regarding contact from sales companies inviting them to attend a special owners meeting. Please be advised that any association meetings are posted on the website, under the Owners Corner – Meeting Notices. If the meeting is not posted there, it is NOT being held by the Walley’s Property Owners Association nor by David Walley’s Resort and Hot Springs. If in doubt, please feel free to contact me at the resort and I will be happy to confirm the scheduled resort meetings with you.

This month, I’d like to cover some general information regarding Owner Use Time stays.

  • During all Owner Use Time stays, owners are granted access to the hot springs. The access allowed mirrors the sleeping capacity of the unit – Studio (2), One Bedroom (4) and a Two Bedroom (6). The guests are registered at time of check-in and may not be changed during the stay.
  • You will receive a mid-week cleaning during your stay. This includes a change of linen/towels and removal of the trash. If a full service clean is needed, you may contact the front desk for scheduling and pricing.
  • Our check-in time is 4:00 p.m.; however, you are welcome to contact the front desk on your day of arrival to inquire about availability for an early check-in. You will be asked to leave a phone number where you may be reached, and we will contact you if your room is ready prior to 4:00 p.m. Check-out is at 11:00 a.m.
  • We do accept dogs, with advance notice. A $250.00 deposit is due at the time of check-in and a cleaning fee of $15.00 per night will be charged. All dogs must be kept on a leash always and are not allowed to be left in the unit unattended. Please, no puppies.

Guest Services is staffed from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. daily. You are welcome to contact us for special requests or any questions you may have regarding the area or your stay.

Our featured event this month is Carson Valley’s premier airshow, Aviation Round-Up. The event is now in its fifth year and provides for an action-packed, fun family event! The 2018 Aviation Round-Up will feature the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, as well as many other internationally known air show performers and planes. Tickets are available now at Please see the amazingly talented list of scheduled performers below:

U.S. Navy Blue Angels

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels
One of the premier flight demonstration teams for the United States armed forces, the Blue Angels represent the men and women of the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.

Paul McCowan
Paul started jumping in 1967 when he was a Green Beret in the United States Army. After leaving the army in 1969 he began sport jumping and turned a hobby into a business when in 1971 he formed Paul McCowan Airshows. For 8 years the team preformed daily shows at the amusement park Kings Island. To date Paul has over 10,000 jumps to his name with over 300 hours in freefall. Paul jumps with a 5,000 square foot flag!

Paul McCowan Airshows

Kirby Chambliss
Kirby continuously trains to perfect his aerobatic skills and routines, earning recognition for his skills with an acceptance onto the U.S. National Aerobatic Team. To date, Kirby has accumulated 13 medals in world competition.

Kirby Chambliss

Red Bull Aerobatic Helicopter
Aaron Fitzgerlad will amaze you in the Red Bull BO-105 fully aerobatic helicopter, doing aerobatics that are normally not possible in a helicopter.

Red Bull Aerobatic Helicopter

Red Bull Wingsuit Team
Watch as the Red Bull Wingsuit team drops from the helicopter and glides overhead. The team is famous around the world for their skill on the wingsuit.

Red Bull Wingsuit team

Bill Stein
Returning for his second performance at the Aviation Roundup, Bill Stein has logged over 5,000 hours of aerobatic and formation flight. Bill began flying aerobatics when he was still a student pilot and has been dedicated to perfecting his skills ever since. Since 1995 Bill has performed at air shows all across the United States and has entertained millions air show fans.

Bill Stein

Gene Soucy
Gene Soucy is one of the most well-respected and proficient airshow pilots in American aviation. He is a former member of the record-setting Eagles Aerobatic Flight Team, he has been a member of two World Champion U.S. Aerobatic Teams, and he has won more awards than any other active airshow pilot.

Gene Soucy

Greg Colyer
Gregory "Wired" Colyer took his first flight at age 7 in a Cessna 172 with Dr. Lee Schaller out of the Schellville airport in Sonoma, California. Hooked ever since, Greg has been flying for almost 3 decades after earning his license in 1982 while serving in the US Army from 1982-1987. He holds a Commercial Pilot certificate with instrument, single and multi engine ratings as well as being a Certified Flight Instructor. Type rated in Aero Vodochody's L-29 Delfin, L-39 Albatros and the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star. A level I Aerobatic low level card and FAST lead formation card round out his qualifications.

Greg Colyer

Jim Peitz Aerosports
Jim is from Pierre, SD where his father taught him to fly in the 1970's. He began teaching himself aerobatics in 1992, and has since amassed over 14000 incident-free hours in over 100 aircraft types! Jim is the recipient of the most prestigious award in the airshow industry, the International Council of Airshows Sword of Excellence. He has performed in a wide variety of airshow aircraft.

Jim Peitz Aerosports

Gene McNeely
Gene became interested in flying while in high school. After serving a tour in the Navy, he used his G.I. Bill to realize his dreams of flying. Gene discouvered his passion for the T-6 while watching a friend's father fly one in an airshow.

In addition to performing solo routines in the T-6, Gena also spent 23 years flying a T-6 in the slot position for the renown Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, and racing in Reno since 1986.

Gene McNeely

Commemorative Air Force, Southern California Wing - Pacific Conflict
The CAF SoCal Wing will demonstrate the abilities of both the F-6 Hellcat and the A6M3 Zero in an aerial duel.

The aircraft will also be on display in the static display area, along with the venerable P-51 Mustang.

Commemorative Air Force, Southern California Wing - Pacific Conflict

Dave Costa - Renegade AV8R
Dave is our Minden local. He promotes aviation through his radio show, Renegade AV8R and with his Iskra airshow jet.

Dave Costa - Renegade AV8R

All event info has been provided as posted on; Walley’s property Owners Association and David Walley’s Resort and Hot Springs are not responsible for any content or changes to content. Please visit the website directly for specific, confirmed information.

Other local events you won’t want to miss!

  • World Championship Fast Draw – Sparks / October 4th – 9th
  • Main Street Fall Festival – Gardnerville / October 6th
  • Eldorado Great Italian Festival – Reno / October 6th – 7th
  • World Championship Outhouse Races – Virginia City / October 7th – 8th
  • Aviation Round-Up – Minden / October 13th
  • Lantern Fest – Reno / October 13th – 14th
  • ULTRA4 National Championship – Sparks / October 19th – 20th
  • Eddy Street Vintage Market – A Hocus Pocus Halloween – Gardnerville / October 19th
  • Grand Sierra Beer & Chili Festival – Reno / October 20th – 21st
  • Wrangler Professional Choice ACTRA National Finals – Sparks / October 21st – 27th
  • Nevada Day Parade – Carson City / October 27th
  • Genoa Halloween Party and Hay Ride – Genoa / October 31st

For other area events and information, please contact your Guest Services at 775-782-8155.

Thank you for your continued support. Please let us know if you have any items of interest that you would like to share in our newsletters and we would be happy to include them.

Best Wishes,

Mendy Stuart
Resort General Manager

Grizzly Park

Look at our world traveler, enjoying a vacation at West Yellowstone! Where has your Walley’s Horse been?
Photos courtesy of Nicole De Casas

Previous Resort News


Meeting Notices

Board of Directors Meeting Schedule*

January 2019

  • 23th – Board of Directors Meeting (Telephonic)

April 2019

  • 12th – Board of Directors Meeting (Genoa)
  • 13th – Annual Owner Meeting (Genoa)

July 2019

  • 17th – Board of Directors Meeting (Telephonic)

October 2019

  • 8th – Budget Committee Meeting in Lake Forest
  • 9th – Board/Budget Meeting (Lake Forest)

*Specific times, dates, and locations are subject to change. Please contact Trading Places International at 800-385-0126 or email for the most up-to-date and specific information.

Board Information

Position Title Email
President Marlena Forst
Vice President Wendy-Miller Mercadante
Secretary Roy F. “Pete” Peters
Treasurer Jon Nowlin
Director Henry T. Morita
Advisor Kathleen Williams-Miller


Q1. What exactly do I own?
The Resort offers annual and bi-annual weeks. An Owner is deeded a week in their Owner Building for use anytime during the calendar year, or if bi-annual, every other calendar year. An Owner’s maintenance fees must be paid to utilize their week. The resort is primarily two bedroom units; however, the Bodie building does offer 5 one bedroom units. The Association owns the resort buildings only. The Hot Springs Spa, Restaurant, Canyon Pool, Playground, Parking Lot and 1862 Summerwinds Cabins are owned and operated by 1862 Summerwinds.

Q2. Do I own a specific unit?
No, you do not own a specific unit. You own in a specific Owner Building and a specific unit type, IE Premium Unit, Two Bedroom Unit and/or One Bedroom Unit. When booking your Owner Use Time, you will automatically be placed in the building in which you own. You may always request a specific unit, view, floor or even another building at the time you make your reservation. Special requests are based on availability and not guaranteed.

Q3. What time can I check-in?
Our check-in time is 4:00PM. We receive several requests for early check-in’s each week and we are happy to assist you whenever possible. As I am sure you can imagine cleaning our units is very similar to cleaning a full house. Thus it does require more time to properly clean and inspect than an average hotel room. We do ask that you please allow the staff time to properly clean and inspect your units to ensure that you and your guests receive our highest level of service.

Q4. Do I or my guest have to provide a credit card at check-in?
Yes, we do request a credit card at check-in to allow for any incidentals or if needed damages to the unit. The Guest Services team will ask that the guest that check’s in and completes the registration card provide this information at check-in. For security and authorization we request that the signing party and name on credit card match.

Q5. How do you determine your refurbishment projects?
The resort has what the industry refers to as a “reserve study” conducted by a third party company. This study outlines the life use-years of all items: buildings, furniture, bedding, etc. at the resort. Your Board of Directors carefully reviews this study, as well as guest and staff comments, on items that need replacement or repair. Immediately addressed are any items that might involve a safety or code concern. Next on the list is maintenance of the buildings to preserve and protect your investment. Last, but certainly not least, are the esthetics of the resort. These items include upgraded electronics, new furniture, bedding, etc. The funding for all of these projects comes from the budget line item RESERVES. The Board again reviews the items up for replacement or repairs and determines the funding availability as well as unit availability before scheduling the refurbishment project. We always welcome your comments/suggestions on areas you feel would be best to focus on in the future, as funding and scheduling take a great deal of advance planning to complete.

Q6. Can I rent units at the resort and do I receive an Owner discount?
Yes and yes! As an Owner at David Walley’s, you may rent units at a discounted rate. The units are based on availability and available for rent 45 days prior to arrival. The rates are based on unit type and weekday or weekend stays. The rates are as follows: Studio weekday (Sun – Thurs) $69 per night and weekend (Fri – Sat) $79. The one bedroom unit weekday (Sun – Thurs) $99 and weekend (Fri – Sat) $109. The two bedroom unit weekday (Sun – Thurs) $129 and weekend (Fri – Sat) $139. This rate is available for friends and family as well. You may call the resort directly to book or contact Trading Places.

Q7. Are there any restrictions on use of the hot springs during the Holidays?
There are no restrictions for Owners staying at the resort on their Owner Use Week. There are restrictions for Owner use when not in residency at the resort and/or staying at the resort on Bonus Time. Please refer to the resort website – Owners Corner – for the spa black-out calendar schedule. For any additional information needed you are welcome to contact the resort directly and we will be happy to assist you.

Q8. What is Bonus Time?
Bonus Time is an option to book a stay at the resort outside of an Owner use week. These stays are just like a nightly rental. The stay may be booked (45) days in advance of arrival and can be for (1) or more nights in any unit type available. The Bonus Time (nightly rental) rates are as follows:

  • Studio Unit Sunday – Thursday $69.00 per night – plus tax.
  • Studio Unit Friday & Saturday $79.00 per night – plus tax.
  • One Bedroom Unit Sunday – Thursday $99.00 per night – plus tax.
  • One Bedroom Unit Friday & Saturday $109.00 per night – plus tax.
  • Two Bedroom Unit Sunday – Thursday $129.00 per night – plus tax.
  • Two Bedroom Unit Friday & Saturday $139.00 per night – plus tax.

Please note: Bonus Time reservations do NOT include access to the hot springs. You may access the hot springs on Bonus Time by using your Owner use cards. Please visit the website for the current hot springs Owner calendar.

Q9. Does David Walley’s allow pets?
Yes, we are a pet friendly resort; although, we only permit dogs. We have a limited number of pet friendly rooms, so we ask that you please book your reservations early and mention that you will be bringing your special four-legged family member. There are additional fees associated with bringing your pet. A deposit of $250.00 is required at check-in and a $15.00 cleaning fee per night will be added on to your stay. We do require that your pet remain on a leash at all times and is never left alone in the unit. We are happy to extend this popular courtesy to our Owners, but ask that in return you respect the resort and other Owners by being a responsible pet owner while visiting the resort.

Q10. When are the pool and spa available and to whom?
When staying at the resort on your Owner Use Week the hot springs spa fee is covered through your annual maintenance fee. This allows for daily access for two for the Studio Unit, four for the One Bedroom Unit and six for the Two Bedroom Unit. You will be asked to register you and your guest at the hot springs upon the first visit. N changes to the registration may be made during your stay. When staying at the resort on Bonus Time (Owner Nightly Rental), black-out dates for use of the spa may apply. Please visit the resort website at for the 2018 Spa Blackout Calendar. You’ll find it in your owners’ corner. The Canyon Pool is open to all guests and is slated to open Memorial Day Weekend, weather permitting.

Use Time Calendar

Timeshare Calendar for exchanges into David Walley's Resort.
(These exchange calendars may not coordinate with your home resort use week calendars)

(Click on calendar year to enlarge)



Have you moved, changed your contact information, changed your marital status or had any other significant change in your personal status? Use the following document to assist with any of the following regarding your ownership:

  • Change a name(s)
  • Add or remove a name
  • Transfer your timeshare to a new owner/member
  • Sell your timeshare to a new owner
  • Retrieve contact information for your Recording Office
  • And more

Click here to download and print the reference sheet for your records.

Depositing Your Week

Thinking about depositing your week with an exchange company?

  1. Call David Walley's Resort Reservation Services at 800-385-0126 ext. 1 to request a reservation for deposit
  2. Pay your corresponding maintenance fees for the week you want to deposit
  3. Contact the exchange company of your choice and give them your David Walley's reservation dates
    • To deposit with Trading Places, please call 800-385-0126 ext 3, or deposit online at Trading Places' exchange department can help you with exchanging your week for use the following year, or at any of our other hundreds of destinations.
  4. Make sure you receive a confirmation directly from the exchange company in writing confirming your week has been successfully deposited / banked

Resales Information

Trading Places International does not participate in timeshare resales; however, the following information may be beneficial in starting the resales process. We encourage you to take advantage of this resource center from ARDA.

The ARDA-ROC Timeshare Resale Resource Center

The ARDA-ROC Timeshare Resale Resource Center is available on the website. Please click here to view the new ARDA-ROC Resale Center. This is a one-stop resource to educate timeshare owners about the resale process and to protect them from unscrupulous resale and marketing companies.

The goal of this new Resale Center is to offer owners an objective educational place on the web regarding traversing the thorny secondary market.

The Resource Center offers:

  • Information for consumers on how to find the right type of resale process to meet their individual needs.
  • Checklists to help them through the resale process including questions they may ask potential resale companies.
  • Information on how to identify scams and avoid commonly made mistakes.
  • A comprehensive list of frequently asked questions owners may have about reselling. Some of the most important questions dealing with such issues as whether or not legal and tax advice is believable; how the secondary market is regulated; and where to file complaints, along with websites to verify facts about a resale company.
  • A site that encourages owners to share information on their resale experience and the effectiveness of their resale efforts through an on-line survey.

Source: American Resort Development Association, 2011

Maintenance Fees

Unit Type Maintenance Contribution
2018 2019
Aurora $750.00 $788.00
Aurora Premium $761.00 $799.00
Bodie 1BR $609.00 $639.00
Bodie 2BR $704.00 $739.00
Bodie Premium $759.00 $797.00
Canyon $704.00 $739.00
Dillon $730.00 $767.00

Due Date:
Payment is due on or before January 1, 2019.

To Submit a Payment by:

Do not mail post-dated checks.

Make checks payable to:
    David Walley’s Resort
    PO Box 30417
    Los Angeles, CA 90030-0417

Credit Card:
    To pay online: click hereclick here
    Or call 800-385-0126 ext. 1
    Discount does not apply to credit card payments.

Email or call 800-385-0126 ext. 7

Property Taxes

Unit Type 2018
Aurora $26.00
Aurora Premium $27.30
Bodie 1BR $13.84
Bodie 2BR $20.38
Bodie Premium $27.08
Canyon $20.38
Dillon $23.42

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