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Reopening Response Protocols to COVID-19

Dear Crystal Springs Family,  

We are pleased to announce that our Resort venues are open for your enjoyment:

  • Hotels - Grand Cascades Lodge and Minerals Hotel, including outdoor swimming pools
  • Golf - Ballyowen, Black Bear, Cascades, Crystal Springs, Minerals and Wild Turkey
  • Outdoor Dining - Crystal Tavern, Chef's Garden, Springs Bistro, Biosphere Cafe, Vista 180, Kites, Sweetgrass Pavillion, Farmstand, Moonshine, Owen's Pub and Bear Den Grille (Please note that reservations are strongly recommended for our outdoor restaurants)
  • Spas - Elements Spa and Reflections Spa 

As we continue to reopen, we do so with no higher priority than the well-being and safety of our guests, team members and community. To this end, we ask that you please review important information posted here regarding new policies in all areas of our operation.

Under the travel advisory announced by the Governors of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, individuals traveling to or returning to New Jersey from states with increasing COVID-19 rates are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. As of August 4th, the 35 states/territories included are: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee. Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.   

We are here to serve you during your visit to Crystal Springs Resort. As hospitality professionals, it is our job not only to deliver a safe and responsible environment, but also to provide you with a relaxing and enjoyable escape. At times, this can be a difficult balance, but it is what we do with creativity and diligent effort. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful mountain setting and will work tirelessly to provide a world-class experience.

Please review our current promotional offerings.  For more information or to make your reservations, call (855) 623-7245.

GENERAL

What venues are currently open at Crystal Springs Resort?

Currently, the following Resort venues are open:

 

When will your closed venues reopen?

    At this time, we are awaiting Executive Orders from the N.J. Governor as to when we can open our restaurants for indoor dining, the Wine Cellar, indoors at Minerals Sports Club and all indoor swimming pools.

     

    When do I need to wear a face covering?

      A face covering is required at all times while indoors, and outdoors in the following locations:

      • High traffic areas where you cannot maintain 6' social distance
      • Food and drink lines for ordering and making payment

      SAFETY PROTOCOLS

      What cleaning and sanitization procedures does the Resort have in place?

        We have rolled out a multi-pronged platform to elevate our cleanliness standards and sanitization procedures to meet new health and safety challenges. Guest room are thoroughly cleaned using hospital-grade disinfectant prior to check-in and after guest departure. All touch points and hard surfaces in all common areas are cleaned rigorously and frequently.

         

        What guidelines must guests follow prior to their arrival?

          Guests must sign a Hotel Guest Waiver and Health Declaration (please read for full details). We ask that guests shower prior to their arrival.

           

          What guidelines must guests follow once on property?

          • Maintain 6’ from those not in your party at all times
          • Wear face covering indoors (hotel lobby and hallways) and in certain designated high traffic outdoor areas
          • Practice proper personal hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines including the frequent washing of hands
          • Use hand sanitizer stations that will be located throughout the property


          Do I need to wear a mask when I’m outdoors?

            Masks are not required outdoors except in:

            • High traffic areas where you cannot maintain 6' social distance
            • Food and drink lines for ordering and making payment
            • Specially designated mask mandatory sunbathing area

            HOTELS

            Are there any new guidelines for the check-in process at your hotels?

              • Guests will be directed to pull vehicles into specific spaces marked for hotel registration
              • During check-in, all parties must maintain a 6-feet distance from those not in their party
              • Only one member of a guest party should be present for the check-in process 
              • A face covering must be utilized during check-in
              • Luggage carts are available for bell service or self-serve usage

                 

                Will I have to sign a health declaration prior to my arrival?

                  Yes, the Hotel Guest Waiver and Health Declaration will need to be completely filled out.

                   

                  Can I be guaranteed a newly renovated room if I book at Grand Cascades Lodge? 

                    Yes. All rooms available for guest booking are renovated.

                     

                    Will housekeeping services be provided every day?

                      In order to benefit the health and well-being of both guests and staff, daily housekeeping will be limited to trash pickup, as well as replenishment of toiletries and cleaning supplies as requested. 

                       

                      Is the Resort shuttle service available?

                        In order to benefit the health and well-being of both guests and staff, shuttle service is not being offered at this time. 

                         

                        Can I use the hotel amenities before checking in and after checking out?

                          Not at this time. Amenities are only accessible for in-house guests. Check-in is at 4 pm and Resort amenities may be used after this time. 

                           

                          Can I use the amenities at your sister property?

                          Not at this time. Amenities may only be used at the property where guests are staying.

                           

                          Can I request a late checkout?

                          Guests may have a late checkout for a fee of $50.

                           

                          What is your cancellation policy?

                            Our No Hassle, No Penalty 100% Cancellation Policy allows for reservations to be moved or cancelled at any time and for any reason up to one week prior to a stay with no change or cancellation fees.

                            SWIMMING POOLS

                            Are the swimming pools open?

                              The Resort’s outdoor swimming pools and the Minerals Hotel indoor swimming pool are open at this time.

                               

                              Do I need to wear a mask when I’m in the swimming pool?

                              No, guests who are in the pool should not wear masks.

                               

                              Is the Biosphere slide open?

                                Yes, the 140 foot water slide is open, with a 48” height requirement.

                                 

                                Is the Spray Park open at Minerals Hotel?

                                Yes, the Spray Park for children is open.

                                 

                                How do I know that I will have access to the pools?

                                To ensure that all guests have access to our pool amenities with proper social distancing, we are limiting hotel occupancy at this time. 

                                 

                                Do you offer day passes to the pools?

                                In order to ensure that our hotel guests and members have access to our pools, we are not offering day passes at this time.

                                DINING

                                Where can I get breakfast? 

                                  Complimentary continental breakfast is offered as follows:

                                  • Grand Cascades Lodge:  7 – 9:30 am
                                  • Minerals Hotel: Mon. - Fri. 8 - 10 am; Sat. & Sun 8 - 11 am

                                  Hot breakfast buffet is offered as follows:

                                  • Grand Cascades Lodge:  8 – 10 am

                                   

                                  Where can I have lunch and dinner?

                                  Several Resort venues are open for both takeout meals and outdoor dining.

                                   

                                  Are your restaurants open for indoor dining? 

                                  Per the Executive Order of the N.J. Governor, our restaurants are not open for indoor dining. We are fortunate to have pavilions, rotundas and event tents that allow us to provide open air dining, as well as covered dining in inclement weather. Reservations are strongly recommended for our dining venues.

                                   

                                  Is room service available?

                                  Yes, room service is available at both Grand Cascades Lodge and Minerals Hotel.

                                  ACTIVITIES & AMENITIES

                                  What activities are available for guests?

                                    The Resort offers a wide array of activities across both properties, as well as nearby attractions for guests’ enjoyment.

                                     

                                    Can I use the gym? Are classes available?

                                      At this time, Minerals Sports Club's indoor facilities are not open. Our outdoor pool and personal training sessions are available. Please note that daily fitness classes may be enjoyed as part of an overnight package offering at Minerals Hotel. 

                                       

                                      What should I know about my spa visit?

                                      Please read the following spa policies which guests must adhere to prior to arrival and upon check-in.  

                                       

                                      Are there any restrictions at the golf courses?

                                      Please read the following golf policies which players must adhere to at this time.

                                      Crystal Springs Resort is fully committed to following all Federal, State and Local health department regulations relating to mitigation of the COVID-19 virus. We have adopted Standard Operating Procedures based on the American Hotel & Lodging Association's 'Safe Stay' program, an industry-wide enhanced standard of health and safety protocols derived from CDC guidelines, and designed to prepare hotels to safely welcome guests. Furthermore, we are limiting our hotel reservations in order to maintain a more responsible occupancy with fewer guests on property.

                                      In addition, for areas of our business that fall outside of core hotel operations, we are implementing best practices based on guidance from relevant industry associations such as the USGA, National Restaurant Association, the USDA and the International Spa Association. 

                                      Please review the sections below to not only see how we have modified our operations, but also to understand important things that we are asking you, our guests, to do when visiting to support everyone's wellbeing.

                                      We have rolled out a multi-pronged platform to elevate our cleanliness standards and sanitization procedures to meet the new health and safety challenges presented by the current environment. Please expect the following new protocols: 

                                      • Prior to guest arrival, guest rooms will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized using hospital-grade disinfectants.
                                      • To minimize interaction following check-in, standard housekeeping will be limited to daily trash pickup and replenishment of toiletries and cleaning supplies as requested.
                                      • Printed in room directories, pamphlets and brochures have been removed from guest rooms and common areas. Directory information will be available via in room entertainment systems and the Resort website.
                                      • Common touch points and hard surfaces in all common areas will be cleaned rigorously in detail on an ongoing basis using hospital-grade disinfectants.
                                      • Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the Resort, e.g. at entrances, hotel reception, elevator banks, fitness spaces and golf courses.
                                      • Any equipment or fixtures used by guests in activities will be thoroughly sanitized between uses.
                                      • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be utilized by Resort staff, and guests will be required to wear a mask or face covering in indoor common areas or in situations where 6’ distancing may be difficult to maintain.

                                        In order to provide a safe and responsible start to your Crystal Springs stay, the Resort has updated its hotel check-in policies to minimize guest-employee physical interaction and to avoid congregation in the hotel lobby. Please be prepared to follow these important safety guidelines at check-in:

                                        • Check-in is at 4 pm. Please note that Resort amenities may not be utilized prior to this time. 
                                        • Guests will be directed to pull vehicles into specific spaces marked for hotel registration.
                                        • During the check-in process, all parties must maintain a 6-feet distance from employees and other guests who are not in their party.
                                        • Only one member of a guest party should transact during the check-in process. 
                                        • A face covering or mask should be utilized during check-in and while in other common indoor areas.
                                        • Valet parking service has been suspended at this time.
                                        • Luggage carts will be located in the vestibule of the lobby and available for either bell service or self-serve usage. Procedures are in place for staff to thoroughly sanitize luggage carts between each use.

                                        Supporting a safe and responsible environment is a group effort, and to that end, we are asking the following of our guests:

                                        • Prior to arrival, and at the time of check in, guests will be asked to confirm that in the last 14 days that no one in their party has tested positive for COVID-19, has exhibited signs of the virus or has been in close contact with anyone known or suspected to have the virus.
                                        • While visiting, guests will be asked to adhere to all guidelines including maintaining proper personal hygiene and social distancing (see more below). 
                                        • We also ask that guests visiting us from outside of Sussex County do not visit local stores outside of the Resort at this time. 

                                        If we all work together, we have the best chance of achieving our common goal of keeping everyone healthy and safe.

                                        The adoption of social distancing, use of masks and practice of proper personal hygiene by guests and staff is important in supporting our common goal of maintaining a safe environment.

                                        • Guests will be required to maintain 6’ from other guests at all times while on property with the exception of those in the same group (direct family members or romantic partners), with no such group to exceed 10 people. 
                                        • Masks or face coverings must be worn in common space indoors and certain designated high traffic outdoor areas, however, masks will not be required when outdoors in low traffic areas. 
                                        • Common area furniture will be rearranged to allow greater space for physical distancing.
                                        • Activities will be modified to ensure social distancing and to avoid the sharing/touching of equipment or fixtures.
                                        • Guests are asked to practice proper personal hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines including the frequent washing of hands.
                                        • Guests are encouraged to use hand sanitizer stations that will be located throughout the property.
                                        • In order to limit physical interaction without compromising service, we have introduced a virtual concierge texting service for all of our hotel guests.
                                        • Signage promoting these practices will be placed throughout the Resort.

                                         

                                          SWIMMING POOLS

                                          We look forward to welcoming guests to our swimming pools!

                                          In order to benefit the health and safety of our guests, employees and community, and in accordance with guidance from the CDC and local health officials, we have implemented the following protocols for our pool areas: 

                                          • Please note that the Resort pools are not available for use until after 4 pm check-in time. 
                                          • Guests are required to shower prior to arriving at the pool area.
                                          • Face coverings are not required at the pool area except in high traffic areas where you cannot maintain 6' social distance, as well as food and drink lines for ordering and making payment.
                                          • Seating has been reconfigured to support distancing of 6' between guests not in the same party.
                                          • Pool furniture will be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
                                          • Staff must wear a face covering at all times (apart from on-duty lifeguards).
                                          • Regularly scheduled disinfecting will take place in restrooms, on all common surfaces, and on slide structures.
                                          • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the pool area.
                                          • Sauna and steam room protocols will be implemented in accordance with local regulations.
                                          • Pool area occupancy will be managed in accordance with local regulations.
                                          • Staff has been trained to monitor and enforce all new protocols.

                                          SPAS

                                          Our team has been working diligently in developing Standard Operating Procedures in accordance with the Executive Order of N.J. Governor Phil Murphy and the International Spa Association (https://experienceispa.com/) based on best industry practice guidelines. To this end, our spa guests should expect the following guidelines:

                                          • Services are by appointment-only
                                          • Cancel your appointment if you have any symptoms of COVID-19
                                          • No locker service, toiletries, robes, towels or sandals will be provided 
                                          • Guest occupancy has been reduced for your safety
                                          • No cash payment will be accepted
                                          • Complete the spa waiver prior to check-in
                                          • A temperature scan will be performed prior to check-in
                                          • Wear a face covering at all times
                                          • Maintain 6’ distance from guests not in your party
                                          • Spa staff are required to wear face coverings 
                                          • Spa staff must wash and sanitize hands before and after each service
                                          • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices have been implemented

                                          HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER

                                          At Minerals Sports Club, the well-being and safety of our members and staff is our top priority. As we await further guidelines per the Executive Order of N.J.’s Governor, we are pleased to announce that daily classes are now offered outdoors to accommodate our members. Please note: 

                                          • Before reactivating their membership, members must sign an addendum to their membership agreement which includes a declaration that they will not visit the premises or attend classes if they have exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 or knowingly had exposure to the virus in the last 14 days.
                                          • Members must bring their own mats, towels, water bottles and hand weights.   

                                          Once Minerals Sports Club is fully open for indoor usage, we will ask that you follow the below guidelines:

                                          • Please wear a face covering at all times when indoors.
                                          • Wash your hands when you arrive and before you leave.
                                          • Maintain 6' distancing from other members and employees
                                          • Use wipes to clean every machine/piece of equipment after use.
                                          • Use our texting service to communicate with MSC staff.
                                          • Always wear a wristband.
                                          • Comply with gym etiquette

                                          Please email Joyce Lazier, Sales Manager at jlazier@csresort.com with any questions you may have. 

                                          With a breathtaking natural setting located on thousands of acres of wide open space, Crystal Springs will continue to be a playground for all ages - providing our guests memorable activities that are both responsible and FUN. 

                                          Our experienced, creative hospitality professionals are experts in finding ways to delight our guests, and we look forward to introducing new activities to our guests this summer. Most of our regular offerings will be available, including fishing, archery, nature trails, golf, footgolf, putting courses, farm animal visits, pony rides, outdoor movies and entertainment. All will be hosted in outdoor venues, weather permitting.

                                          The Resort will also reopen the Mountaintop Lake, which features canoeing and kayaking on a pristine lake, as well as hiking and sunbathing at this time. The Quarry, surrounded by dramatic stone cliffs and filled with refreshing water, will offer fishing and archery.

                                          The following protocols have been put in place to benefit the safety of our guests and employees: 

                                          • Guests will be required to fill out participant waivers. 
                                          • Guests will be required to wash their hands prior to participation. 
                                          • Sanitizing wipes will be available for guests to utilize at their discretion.
                                          • All activities will be set up to support social distancing between parties. Some will have a limited number of guests participating at once, particularly those held indoors. 
                                          • Sharing equipment is not allowed, and procedures will be in place, with adjusted timing between sessions to allow for sanitization of equipment after each and every use.

                                              All 6 Resort Courses are now open.  Before booking your tee time, please review the important new policies we have put in place to benefit the health and safety of our golfers and employees.

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                                              Crystal Springs is proud of its culinary heritage and history of offering outstanding food in a breathtaking setting - always delivered with genuine hospitality. 

                                              Crystal Springs Resort is offering outdoor dining, as well as offer takeout menus and select room service delivery. Please note that reservations are strongly recommended for our outdoor dining venues. 

                                              In accordance with the N.J. Governor’s Executive Order 150 and safety guidelines from the National Restaurant Association and U.S.D.A, guests will be required to follow these guidelines while at our outdoor restaurants: 

                                              • Do not enter this area if you have had any COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for this virus in the past 14 days.
                                              • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer prior to entering.
                                              • Limit your group to 8 persons (maximum # of guests per table).
                                              • Stay 6' apart from anyone not in your party at all times.
                                              • Face coverings must be worn indoors when accessing restrooms or other indoor common areas.
                                              • Smoking is not permitted in dining areas. 

                                              Additionally, we will be providing guests with select takeout dining menus featuring meals that offer the same level of quality ingredients and attention to detail that guests have come to expect from our culinary operation. Meals can be picked up for your enjoyment from any of our dining outlets, or delivered to your room from Crystal Tavern (for Grand Cascades Lodge guests) or Kites Restaurant (for Minerals Hotel guests).  We are also pleased to introduce our "Chef's Provisions Menu" at Grand Cascades Lodge, which features a variety of delicious foods that can be stocked in your private kitchen prior to your arrival.

                                                  For your peace of mind, we now have a No Hassle, No Penalty 100% Cancellation Policy that allows for reservations to be moved or cancelled at any time and for any reason up to one week prior to the stay with no change or cancellation fees. For more information, call 855.977.6473.

                                                  • Valid for all new leisure reservations.
                                                  • Cancellation policy does not apply to existing contracted groups. Please contact your Sales Manager for details.

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