Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies (Narrative) (Details)

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Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies (Narrative) (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Sep. 30, 2017
Jun. 30, 2017
Mar. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Sep. 30, 2016
Jun. 30, 2016
Mar. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2018
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]                        
Minimum percentage of sales price for revenue on VOI sales to be recognized                   10.00%    
Inventory impairment charges                   $ 0 $ 0  
Unamortized deferred financing costs $ 13,400       $ 13,100         13,400 13,100  
Interest expense from the amortization of deferred financing costs                   3,100 3,100 $ 3,500
Internal use software capitalized costs 5,300       3,300         $ 5,300 $ 3,300 $ 2,100
Corporate tax rate                   35.00%    
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, income tax benefit 47,700                 $ 47,700    
Effective income tax rate                   (2.00%) 35.00% 38.00%
Intangible assets, impairment charges                   $ 0 $ 0  
Earnings per share, potentially dilutive amount                   0 0 0
Advertising expense                   $ 147,100 $ 144,400 $ 123,100
Minimum percent of VOI sales generated by one marketing arrangement                   15.00% 16.00% 20.00%
Other fee-based services revenue                   $ 111,819 $ 103,448 $ 97,539
Total costs and expenses 138,141 $ 146,160 $ 131,124 $ 117,297 128,686 $ 142,266 $ 149,981 $ 116,772   532,722 537,705 493,328
Sales of VOIs                   239,662 266,142 259,236
Notes receivable, net 431,801       430,480         431,801 430,480  
Deferred income 36,311       37,015         36,311 37,015  
Deferred income taxes 83,628       126,278         83,628 126,278  
Retained earnings 107,118       21,592         107,118 21,592  
Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 [Member]                        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]                        
Other fee-based services revenue                   52,639 49,557  
Sales of VOIs                   252,295 280,923  
Notes receivable, net 427,294       425,880         427,294 425,880  
Deferred income 16,893       19,522         16,893 19,522  
Deferred income taxes 87,275       131,012         $ 87,275 131,012  
Retained earnings                       65,100
Maximum [Member]                        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]                        
Property, plant and equipment, useful life                   5 years    
Minimum [Member]                        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]                        
Property, plant and equipment, useful life                   3 years    
As Reported Herein [Member] | Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 [Member]                        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]                        
Sales of VOIs                   $ 239,662 266,142  
Notes receivable, net 431,801       430,480         431,801 430,480  
Deferred income 36,311       37,015         36,311 37,015  
Deferred income taxes 83,628       126,278         83,628 126,278  
Retained earnings                       59,800
New Revenue Standard Adjustment [Member] | Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 [Member]                        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]                        
Other fee-based services revenue                   52,639 49,557  
Total costs and expenses                   53,300 52,600  
Sales of VOIs                   12,633 14,781  
Notes receivable, net (4,507)       (4,600)         (4,507) (4,600)  
Deferred income (19,418)       (17,493)         (19,418) (17,493)  
Deferred income taxes 3,647       4,734         3,647 4,734  
Retained earnings                       $ 5,300
Scenario, Plan [Member]                        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]                        
Corporate tax rate                 21.00%      
Scenario, Forecast [Member] | Maximum [Member]                        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]                        
Effective income tax rate                 28.00%      
Scenario, Forecast [Member] | Minimum [Member]                        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]                        
Effective income tax rate                 26.00%      
90 Days Or More [Member]                        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]                        
Notes receivable past due $ 12,900       $ 11,400         $ 12,900 $ 11,400  
Bluegreen/Big Cedar Vacations, LLC [Member]                        
Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items]                        
Percent of equity interest 51.00%                 51.00%