I had the pleasure of taking my family to Crystal Springs resort’s the Grand Cascades lodge. Upon arrival to the resort you traverse a beautiful road up to the top of a mountain, but this is after passing fields of Sunflowers and arriving in the town of Hamburg, New Jersey. This place is huge with views all around that are breath taking. I can only imagine the scenery in the fall with all the beautiful trees around. Check in was pretty quick. The bellmen and valet service were super friendly and ready to take your belongings to your room.
We arrived at our 1 bedroom suite. This looked more like an apartment with everything that you need from a full functional kitchen to a washer and dryer all in your room. My favorite part of this room would have to be the tempurpedic mattress. It was like sleeping on clouds. We also had a private balcony with a table and chairs. The bathroom was huge with a jet bath tub and a walk in shower. There were 2 sinks which makes it very convenient; especially while getting ready.
After check in we headed out to explore the beautiful pools: Biosphere Pool Complex With 2 exotic free-form heated pools, spacious hot tub, water slide & sunken tropical aquarium; and the Vortex pool with sauna & heated outdoor pool. After all the fun in the pools we went back to freshen up. We made reservations to dinner at Springs bistro. The hostess greeted us and sat us outside with a beautiful view of ten sunset. Our waitress (Breanne) was super helpful and very attentive. Dinner was absolutely amazing hats off to the chef. Springs bistro has an amazing wine list. Which we found out that grand cascades has a wine cellar and offers tours. Which I can’t wait to come back and tour. After dinner we headed over to do some night putt putt glow in the dark golf. The kids loved it. They also offer s’mores on the patio at night. Then we went for another walk around the resort before retiring for the evening. This place is filled with activities and things to do and see.
The following day we headed over to Crystal Tavern and enjoyed a delicious breakfast including truffle scrambled eggs, fresh squeezed juice and baked eggs with chorizo and avocado. After breakfast we checked out and headed over to our “mountain top experience” package. The shuttle picked us up and took us over to Minerals Resort. Another shuttle arrived and took us up the mountain from there. We arrived at this little paradise on the lake. We did some archery, paddle boat, canoeing, fishing, and just enjoyed the little lake beach area. All and all this was an amazing experience one that I want to return to. There is so much more I want to see and do there. For all the golf players and lovers out there this is the 3rd largest golf resort in the world. This is a must visit with or without kids. A fun family getaway or a romantic experience. For more information visitwww.crystalgolfresort.com