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Vacations to Cherish Armed Forces Recreation Center Resorts

 
AFRC Resorts
 

WHERE IS YOUR PARADISE?

Perhaps it’s digging your toes into warm, white sand and listening to the ocean’s gentle rolling surf. Or maybe it’s just taking a time-out from everyday life to relax, recharge, and reconnect with those you love. 

At AFRC resorts, we’re focused on providing world-class service and assuring that our guests experience the vacation of a lifetime. Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) resorts provide an array of affordable, wholesome vacation opportunities exclusively to our brave service members, their families, and other authorized patrons of the Total Defense Force. 

 

WHERE IS YOUR PARADISE?

Perhaps it’s digging your toes into warm, white sand and listening to the ocean’s gentle rolling surf. Or maybe it’s just taking a time-out from everyday life to relax, recharge, and reconnect with those you love. 

At AFRC resorts, we’re focused on providing world-class service and assuring that our guests experience the vacation of a lifetime. Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) resorts provide an array of affordable, wholesome vacation opportunities exclusively to our brave service members, their families, and other authorized patrons of the Total Defense Force. 

 

 
AFRC Resort History

A LONG TRADITION OF HOSPITALITY

The foundations of the Armed Forces Recreation Center, Europe were laid in 1945, soon after the end of hostilities in Europe. Since those early days, we have expanded to four vacation resorts located in some of the best destinations around the world. Our newest property joined the AFRC family in 1994 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. 

Our Origins

AFRC Resort History

A LONG TRADITION OF HOSPITALITY

The foundations of the Armed Forces Recreation Center, Europe were laid in 1945, soon after the end of hostilities in Europe. Since those early days, we have expanded to four vacation resorts located in some of the best destinations around the world. Our newest property joined the AFRC family in 1994 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. 

Our Origins

COMMITMENT TO CLEANLINESS

We take standards for hygiene and cleanliness very seriously and are taking additional steps to ensure the safety of both staff and guests.  On a daily basis, the Armed Forces Recreation Centers (AFRCs) around the world are working to ensure that they meet the latest guidance on hygiene and cleaning. Our resort’s health and safety measures are designed to address a broad spectrum of viruses, including COVID-19, and include everything from handwashing hygiene and cleaning product specifications to guest room and common area cleaning procedures.

 

Commitment to Cleanliness
Commitment to Cleanliness

COMMITMENT TO CLEANLINESS

We take standards for hygiene and cleanliness very seriously and are taking additional steps to ensure the safety of both staff and guests.  On a daily basis, the Armed Forces Recreation Centers (AFRCs) around the world are working to ensure that they meet the latest guidance on hygiene and cleaning. Our resort’s health and safety measures are designed to address a broad spectrum of viruses, including COVID-19, and include everything from handwashing hygiene and cleaning product specifications to guest room and common area cleaning procedures.

 

DRAGON HILL LODGE

Discover why Seoul is a peak destination for service members and their families. Consider us your all-season pass to all the Seoul city action. Whether it's museums, hiking, shopping, exhibits, cafes, or fabulous food—Dragon Hill Lodge has it all. Come back from vacation feeling like a new person. If photos are worth a thousand words, this page is worth a lot!

www.DragonHillLodge.com

Dragon Hill Lodge


Seoul, South Korea

Dragon Hill Lodge


Seoul, South Korea

DRAGON HILL LODGE

Discover why Seoul is a peak destination for service members and their families. Consider us your all-season pass to all the Seoul city action. Whether it's museums, hiking, shopping, exhibits, cafes, or fabulous food—Dragon Hill Lodge has it all. Come back from vacation feeling like a new person. If photos are worth a thousand words, this page is worth a lot!

www.DragonHillLodge.com

 


Our American-style resort rooms in downtown Seoul are modern, spacious, and inviting. Our award-winning restaurants celebrate American favorites with flair, freshness, and exceptional service. Start your day with a beautiful breakfast at Greenstreet or scratch-made donuts and coffee at the Deli. Whether you're serving in Korea or here with family members who serve, make the most of your time by exploring every inch of Seoul. This Asian megacity is bursting with urban style and rich traditional culture. Explore 600-year-old royal palaces, glitzy Gangnam, amusement parks, and of course, a never-ending nightlife.

Top Tourist Destinations while in Seoul

• Seoul Tower
• Bukchon Hanok Village
• National Museum of Korea 
• Gyeongbokgung Palace

• Comfortable guest rooms in the heart of Seoul
• Personalized Discover Seoul guided trips and tours
• Only a ten-minute walk to major subway lines  
• 24-hour full-service fitness area, pool and hot tub
• American-style restaurants and on-site bakery
• Complimentary WiFi and business center
• Meeting spaces for weddings and special events 

Top Tourist Destinations while in Seoul

• Seoul Tower
• Bukchon Hanok Village
• National Museum of Korea 
• Gyeongbokgung Palace

• Comfortable guest rooms in the heart of Seoul
• Personalized Discover Seoul guided trips and tours
• Only a ten-minute walk to major subway lines  
• 24-hour full-service fitness area, pool and hot tub
• American-style restaurants and on-site bakery
• Complimentary WiFi and business center
• Meeting spaces for weddings and special events 

EDELWEISS LODGE AND RESORT 

A visit to Edelweiss Lodge and Resort brings you to one of the most idyllic destinations in the Bavarian Alps. Garmisch-Partenkirchen is celebrated for sweeping mountain vistas and culture you can’t miss. Discover why Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a peak destination; far away from every day. Consider us your all-season pass to all the Alpine action. From skiing and snowboarding to historic castles; Edelweiss has it all. Come back from vacation feeling like a new person.

www.EdelweissLodgeandResort.com

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort

Garmisch, Germany

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort

Garmisch, Germany

EDELWEISS LODGE AND RESORT 

A visit to Edelweiss Lodge and Resort brings you to one of the most idyllic destinations in the Bavarian Alps. Garmisch-Partenkirchen is celebrated for sweeping mountain vistas and culture you can’t miss. Discover why Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a peak destination; far away from every day. Consider us your all-season pass to all the Alpine action. From skiing and snowboarding to historic castles; Edelweiss has it all. Come back from vacation feeling like a new person.

www.EdelweissLodgeandResort.com

 


You can head to the mountains and find every comfort of home, and then some. Resting at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain, Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is a resort destination designed for eligible military personnel and their families. With 258 rooms and suites, vacation cabins and dog-friendly accommodations, we have comfortable spaces and mountain views for everybody. Our Conference Center is the center of action for training and events in Europe. We’re also ideally located to explore sights, activities and adventures. Alpine Adventures, our in-house vacation concierge, can help you explore more Bavarian culture without breaking the bank. See what we mean about getting far away from the everyday. Grab a warm-up or cool-down workout before or after your day’s activities. Or, indulge in something more relaxing like a spa treatment or few. 

Top Tourist Destinations while in Garmisch

• Neuschwanstein Castle
• The Zugspitze (Germany's Tallest Mountain)
• Partnach Gorge
• Linderhof Castle
• Kolbensattel Alpine Coaster

• Spacious guest rooms with incredible Alpine views
• Guided tours to historic cities, castles and events
• Wellness club with pool and outdoor hot tub
• Flexible function spaces and classified meetings
• Casual restaurant options and themed buffets
• Certified ski and snowboard school during winter
• Complimentary WiFi and business center
• Meeting spaces for conferences and special events

Top Tourist Destinations while in Garmisch

• Neuschwanstein Castle
• The Zugspitze (Germany's Tallest Mountain)
• Partnach Gorge
• Linderhof Castle
• Kolbensattel Alpine Coaster

• Spacious guest rooms with incredible Alpine views
• Guided tours to historic cities, castles and events
• Wellness club with pool and outdoor hot tub
• Flexible function spaces and classified meetings
• Casual restaurant options and themed buffets
• Certified ski and snowboard school during winter
• Complimentary WiFi and business center
• Meeting spaces for conferences and special events

HALE KOA HOTEL
Welcome to paradise. Hale Koa Hotel is an oceanfront retreat for military members and families on the storied, sunny shores of Waikiki Beach. You’ll find a whole new meaning for rest and relaxation here among the swaying palms. Each of our tower rooms provides you with enviable access to Waikiki Beach. Whether your views are water-filled, tropical, or somewhere in between, our Oahu accommodations are breezy, comfortable, and affordable.

www.HaleKoa.com

Hale Koa Hotel


Honolulu, Hawaii

Hale Koa Hotel


Honolulu, Hawaii

HALE KOA HOTEL
Welcome to paradise. Hale Koa Hotel is an oceanfront retreat for military members and families on the storied, sunny shores of Waikiki Beach. You’ll find a whole new meaning for rest and relaxation here among the swaying palms. Each of our tower rooms provides you with enviable access to Waikiki Beach. Whether your views are water-filled, tropical, or somewhere in between, our Oahu accommodations are breezy, comfortable, and affordable.

www.HaleKoa.com

 


Our comfortable Waikiki hotel rooms are the best value on Waikiki Beach. Generations of military guests and their families have enjoyed our expansive grounds, prime location, and intimate setting as benefits for serving our country. If you’re eligible to stay with us, you’ve earned access to these amazing accommodations. Our newly designed pool complex is what Island style rest and relaxation are all about. Thoughtfully redesigned to evoke the spirit of the Hawaiian Islands, the new outdoor Main Pool complex compliments the incredible views of Waikiki Beach and the Pacific Ocean. From sights to distinctive dining, Hale Koa Hotel can help you make the most of your visit with authentic Island experiences. 

Top Tourist Destinations on Oahu

• Waikiki Beach 
• Pearl Harbour

• Island Golf

• Hiking on Diamond Head

• Hanauma Bay Snorkeling

• Extraordinary value, directly on Waikiki beach
• 72 oceanfront acres of tropical gardens
• Restaurants showcasing tastes of the Hawaiian Islands
• Two swimming pools, fitness center, and day spa
• Tour desk for booking island adventures
• On-site, authentic, family-friendly, Island Luau
• Complimentary WiFi and business center
• Meeting spaces for weddings and special events

Top Tourist Destinations on Oahu

• Waikiki Beach 
• Pearl Harbour

• Island Golf

• Hiking on Diamond Head

• Hanauma Bay Snorkeling

• Extraordinary value, directly on Waikiki beach
• 72 oceanfront acres of tropical gardens
• Restaurants showcasing tastes of the Hawaiian Islands
• Two swimming pools, fitness center, and day spa
• Tour desk for booking island adventures
• On-site, authentic, family-friendly, Island Luau
• Complimentary WiFi and business center
• Meeting spaces for weddings and special events

SHADES OF GREEN RESORT
As the only Armed Forces Recreation Center in the continental United States, the Shades of Green Resort is a unique and affordable option that allows guests special privileges of staying on Walt Disney World property. Explore the family-friendly vacation paradise of Central Florida on Walt Disney World Resort. The Shades of Green is tucked between two PGA golf courses and is within arm’s reach to theme park magic.  

www.ShadesofGreen.org

Shades of Green


Orlando, Florida

Shades of Green


Orlando, Florida

SHADES OF GREEN RESORT
As the only Armed Forces Recreation Center in the continental United States, the Shades of Green Resort is a unique and affordable option that allows guests special privileges of staying on Walt Disney World property. Explore the family-friendly vacation paradise of Central Florida on Walt Disney World Resort. The Shades of Green is tucked between two PGA golf courses and is within arm’s reach to theme park magic.  

www.ShadesofGreen.org

 


Explore the family-friendly excitement of Central Florida from Shades of Green® on Walt Disney World® Resort. You’ll appreciate value and all the extra space to spread out at Shades of Green after a long day of excitement in a theme park, nearby beach or wherever your Florida vacation adventures take you. A pilgrimage to the House of Mouse is a once-in-a-lifetime trip to treasure with your family. Military tickets, promotions, and discounts can be confusing. We can help you experience all the Walt Disney World® Resort magic for less. Make sure to schedule an off day from the parks to relax by the pools. Shades of Green has two active pools to enjoy all the water play you can handle.


Top Tourist Attractions in Orlando

• Walt Disney World® Resort

• Universal Orlando Resort™

• Seaworld

• Legoland

• Kennedy Space Center 

 

• Affordable and modern guest rooms
• Discounted park tickets for military families
• Two pools with slides, water features, and hot tub
• Relaxed restaurants for every taste
• Prized proximity to Walt Disney World theme parks
• Located on two PGA golf courses
• Complimentary WiFi and business center
• Meeting spaces for weddings and special events

Top Tourist Attractions in Orlando

• Walt Disney World® Resort

• Universal Orlando Resort™

• Seaworld

• Legoland

• Kennedy Space Center 

 

• Affordable and modern guest rooms
• Discounted park tickets for military families
• Two pools with slides, water features, and hot tub
• Relaxed restaurants for every taste
• Prized proximity to Walt Disney World theme parks
• Located on two PGA golf courses
• Complimentary WiFi and business center
• Meeting spaces for weddings and special events


MEMORIES TO CHERISH FOREVER

The pandemic has been a challenge for everyone. Normally, a way to break stress is to take a vacation. That hasn't really been possible until recently. Make up for the lost time and spend some incredible days making memories you will cherish forever. At AFRC Resorts, our priority is the health and safety of our guests and staff. We are using every leading industry standard for virus mitigation to ensure your stay is safe and relaxing. 

EDELWEISS LODGE AND RESORT

DRAGON HILL LODGE

HALE KOA HOTEL 

SHADES OF GREEN RESORT

 
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