Biosphere outdoor pool at Grand Cascades Lodge

Crystal Springs Resort Offers Extraordinary Summer Staycations For New York Metro Area Residents

Crystal Springs Resort is excited to kick off the summer season at its two stylish hotels - the AAA four-diamond Grand Cascades Lodge following and the recreation rich Minerals Hotel. If there was ever a time to grab your significant other and kids – or your best friends -- and take the car for a summer road trip, this is it.

This perfect drivable destination is the ideal spot where you can splash and sun the day away, challenge yourself on the links and indulge in sumptuous meals and spa treatments before heading back to your day-to-day reality.

Nestled in the Northwest New Jersey’s rolling mountains just an hour from the George Washington Bridge, this luxury resort features six golf courses, two spas, a Biosphere pool complex complete with a slide and waterfall, plus 10 dining options, including four-star Restaurant Latour with its world-renowned wine cellar. 

The lush fairways and pristine greens at Crystal Springs Resort are one of its star attractions. Designed by Robert von Hagge, Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio, Roger Rulewich and others, the six championship-caliber courses wind through the picturesque Appalachian scenery offering just the right blend of challenge and variety. The modern Cascades, Zagat-rated Black Bear and award winning, Celtic-style Ballyowen — rated the #1 public golf course in New Jersey – welcome both beginners and experienced players alike.

After a long day on the links, come and relax at one of two award-winning spas for a tension-taming treat. Elements Spa at Minerals Hotel features a serene retreat for wellness services channeling the healing power of earth and nature. Here you will find everything from the revitalizing pumpkin enzyme facial and “Shared Tranquility” massage for two to the new HydraFacial or a kid-friendly coconut cream pop pedicure. 

Alternately, the dazzling Reflections Spa offers lavish massages, skin therapies including the new JetPeel and rejuvenating beauty treatments at Grand Cascades Lodge, a hip hotel with a biophilic design that features luxury suites and spectacular mountain and valley views. 

The lodge is also home to the aforementioned Restaurant Latour, one of New Jersey’s most highly rated dining meccas. Showcasing the best of the Garden State’s bountiful farms and artisan producers, the restaurant offers three- and seven-course seasonal menus featuring Miyazaki beef, Mangalitsa lardo, caviar and more. Make time to explore the highlights of the resort wine cellar, which has won the Wine Spectator Grand Award every year since 2006.

And for the little ones, Crystal Springs Resort offers a collection of refreshing pools including the  tropical Biosphere complex with indoor and outdoor pools, an underground aquarium and a 140-foot waterslide – all surrounded by lush foliage and mountain views and a custom roof allowing year-round tanning. 

Special offers include unlimited an array of family oriented package, golf getaways, foodie escapes, girlfriends weekends and more.

To learn more or book a reservation, call 866.717.9310 or visit

Originally posted on 5/1/2023.