AFRC Resorts

Premier vacation destinations for U.S. Service Members and their families 

Where is your paradise?

Perhaps it’s digging your toes into warm, white sand and listening to the ocean’s gentle rolling surf. It could be the exhilaration of nonstop activity and the promise of adventure at every turn. 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. Whether it’s strolling barefoot on the sandy shores of Waikiki Beach, exploring medieval European castles, discovering the enchantment of the Magic Kingdom, or exploring the city of Seoul, your perfect paradise awaits. All you need to do is turn the page.

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. 

Hale Koa Hotel

Hale Koa is an oceanfront retreat for military members and their families on the sunny shores of Waikiki Beach. You’ll find a whole new meaning for rest and relaxation here among the swaying palms. 

• Extraordinary value, directly on Waikiki beach
• 72 ocean front 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

Go to Hawaii
Dragon Hill Lodge

Located in Seoul, South Korea, Dragon Hill Lodge has affordable accommodations in one of the world’s fastest-growing, dynamic and exciting capital cities. Your adventures start in Northeast Asia at the Dragon Hill Lodge located at the heart of the Korean Peninsula, in Seoul, South Korea. The Dragon Hill Lodge is the perfect home base to get to all the action and sights.

• Comfortable guest rooms in the heart of Seoul
• Personalized Discover Seoul guided 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 for up to 400 people

Go to Korea
Edelweiss Resort and Lodge

Located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, one of the most desirable destinations in the Bavarian Alps, Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is a premier vacation and conference destination year-round. 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 cultural can’t misses. 

• Spacious 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

Go To Germany

Our Mission

Armed Forces Recreation Centers (AFRCs) provide rest, relaxation, recreation, and sustainment for military personnel, their families, and other members of the Total Defense Force. AFRCs support readiness, retention, and quality of life. They will be prepared to assume contingency missions in support of mobilizations or combat operations. Eligibility requirements for Edelweiss Lodge and Resort are slightly different from the other AFRCs. You can read more about the regulations and see if you’re eligible to stay with us and make the most of your military benefit.