Crystal Springs Resort, located in the beautiful mountains of Northwest New Jersey, is a perfect summer getaway less than 90 minutes from New York City. The resort truly offers something for everyone: world-class spas, championship golf, an unmatched culinary and wine program and an array of children’s activities.
The resort consists of three main properties to cater to various guests – luxurious Grand Cascades Lodge, Minerals Resort and Spa and Mountain Creek.
Grand Cascades Lodge
Grand Cascades Lodge is the finest property in the area. Its classic Adirondack-style design features majestic wooden beams, natural stonework and a deep green color palette to mirror the surrounding wooded mountains.
Accommodations range from premium guest suites to studio suites to one or two-bedroom suites. While premium and studio suites are ideal for short stays and couples’ getaways, the two-bedroom suites features complete kitchens, laundry facilities and separate dining and living room areas. Some of the larger suites offer up to 1,550 square feet of living space and even feature and outdoor area with fireplaces.
Guests of Grand Cascades Lodge will be in awe of the amenities offered at the property. For family fun, there is the indoor tropical Biosphere Pool Complex. Biosphere is the first structure of its kind in the United States to incorporate advanced German Foiltec roofing material, allowing nearly 100% light transmission for year-round sunbathing. The complex features an indoor, heated free-form pool, an underground aquarium, a 140-foot waterslide, a grotto-like Jacuzzi and more.
For a complete relaxation experience, there is Reflections Spa with its breathtaking 8,000 quartz crystals ceiling. Services at Reflections Spa include many themes like “The Wine Cellar” featuring treatments using wine and grape seed extracts in guest services.
At Grand Cascades Lodge, guests can experience world-class dining and wine at the award-winning Restaurant Latour & Wine Cellar. The white-glove service restaurant showcases American cuisine using locally-sourced ingredients. The 7,000-bottle wine list has garnered the prestigious Wine Spectator Grand Award year after year and will delight the most discerning oenophiles.
Minerals Resort and Spa
The AAA 3 Diamond-rated Minerals Resort and Spa is a family-friendly hotel featuring spacious guestrooms and also one, two and three-bedroom condos. The breathtaking mountain, pool and golf views delight couples and families alike.
Amenities abound at Minerals and golf and spa are at the heart of them. Minerals Golf Club is a family-oriented, 9-hole course recently named by Golf Range Magazine as one of the Top 12 Short Courses in America. Green fees start at an affordable $20 per person. Elements Spa ranked in the top 30 spas in America and #1 in New Jersey and offers a multitude of rejuvenating services. Minerals Sports Club features seven indoor/outdoor nature pools, a 6,000 square foot fitness center with over 70 weekly fitness classes, basketball, racquetball & tennis courts, indoor track, sauna, steam room and more.
Kites Restaurant provides a casual environment where guests can dine on contemporary American food near a fireplace and overlooking the gorgeous mountain views.
Mountain Creek offers two hotels, The Appalachian and Black Creek Sanctuary. These properties offer lodging at the base of the mountain where skiing is king in the winter and where a water park resides in the summer. Guests of the Appalachian can enjoy ski-in/ski-out accommodations, a pool and hot tubs open year-around and a fitness center. Black Creek Sanctuary provides guests a cozy gated town home community in a natural setting a few moments from the base of the mountain.
Whether visiting for a quick getaway, spa retreat, social event or golf outing, one of the Crystal Springs properties is right for you.
For more information about Crystal Springs or to reserve accommodations, call 973-827-5996 ext. 3 or visit http://crystalgolfresort.com
Veronique Deblois, Food & Wine Chickie: Veronique is a food and wine writer based in Morris County, NJ. As the author of the popular blog, Food & Wine Chickie, Veronique shares recipes, wine and restaurant reviews. Follow Veronique on Twitter or like her Facebook page.