Weekend Getaway: Minerals Hotel & Crystal Springs Golf Resort


If you need a couple’s getaway destination — or a family weekend trip or Spring Break destination — then The Crystal Springs Golf Resort (comprised of The Minerals Hotel and The Grand Cascades Lodge) is within easy driving distance of NYC — less than 2 hours to Vernon, NJ — and should definitely be on your radar for every season. There’s something for everyone at these two tethered resorts, and in all types of weather: tennis, golf, racquetball, basketball, an indoor/outdoor pool with cold and hot plunge pools, a sauna, fitness room, spin classes, knocker ball soccer, skiing, tubing and a spa treatments. The resort is only 47 miles from Manhattan.


Add incredible food, a game room, a children’s play room, movie nights and a ballroom, and your getaway is complete. Parents with young children will appreciate the break they get when kids head off to the play rooms, and parents of older children will appreciate all of the sports options, swimming, and gaming. A shuttle runs between the two resorts.


If you need a spa break, this is a place to be pampered, either at the Elements Spa and Salon or the Reflections Spa & Salon. Relax and choose your favorite spa treatments.


And if you’re a foodie, the food options range from high end gourmet to affordable pizza and burgers for kids — again, something for everyone at Kites, Restaurant LaTour, Crystal Tavern, the Wine Cellar, Springs Bistro, The Chef’s Garden, Owens Pub, and the Bear Den Grill. Rooms are comfortable and many of them have balconies with beautiful, rural views of mountains and a rustic barn. The hiking trail located next to the resort is definitely worth exploring for fresh air, fitness and panoramic views, and winter skiing and tubing is practically outside the entrance.


Whether you’re celebrating spring break, a birthday celebration, a holiday, or a work achievement, heading to these resorts will ensure a memorable time. Some of the offerings for children include Kidz Kraze, face painting and clowns, balloon animals, Art Vino, Family Movie Night, arts & crafts, and karaoke.

Check the website for holiday or seasonal kids events, too: http://www.crystalgolfresort.com. On the website, you can also find wedding information, info about the NJ Wine & Beer Festival, golf, corporate meetings packages, and spa offerings.

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