Saturdays Wall Street Journal reported that Tim and Edra Blixseth have come to a settlement over ownership of the exclusive Yellowstone Club in Montana.
Yellowstone Club World stopped adding new members last year, and that the only members were folks who had upgraded from their membership of Yellowstone Club.
The Blixseth divorce has clearly slowed down the membership at both Yellowstone Club and its sister destination club. In the meantime the leader in the ultra luxury destination club sector, Solstice, has continued to add homes and members. Two new ultra luxury destination clubs have launched in the first part of 2008. Everlands has a conservation ethos and plans to own 45 properties around the world. They have hired some management members from Yellowstone Club. The founders of Botiga have been operating a luxury ski chalet business in Europe for over ten years, and are applying this knowledge to their new club.