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20150712_121443_wmdisclosure    Sometimes we all need to just get away from it all.  I can tell you that I have been completely overwhelmed the last couple of months.  Aside from adjusting to our new normal upon receiving our younger son’s Epilepsy diagnosis, school recently ended here in New York City and this teacher needed a break!

GCL_FrontNite_Braun_web     Unfortunately, due to my husband’s work schedule, it is not always possible to book an extended vacation so we often book a family staycation here and there just to maintain our sanities.  When I found out that Crystal Springs Resort is located in the Northeast and offers a unique vacation experience with luxurious amenities that are unavailable elsewhere locally, I knew we had to go there for our little getaway!


    My family and I had the pleasure of staying at the Minerals Resort & Spa in Vernon, New Jersey.  Crystal Springs Resort boasts 3 unique upscale lodging properties which are highlighted by the sophisticated Grand Cascades Lodge.  We knew that Minerals Resort would be perfect for our family of four because their on-site amenities are perfect for families looking to have some fun and enjoy a summer staycation!


    We stayed in the Luxury Room which contained a King-sized bed and sleeper.  I couldn’t believe how big it was and how elegant it looked with the built-in fireplace, marble countertop and kitchenette, and large bathroom with glassed-in shower.


    The room also had a balcony but we weren’t able to take advantage of it because all of the balconies were being remodeled and reinforced for safety.  Despite this, all of us were greatly impressed with our room and very comfortable during our stay.

PhotoGrid_1436653662532_wm    During our staycation we took full advantage of all the resort’s amenities including 7 indoor/outdoor heated nature pools, 6,000 sq. ft. fitness center, fitness classes, sauna, steam room, indoor sports courts including running track, basketball, racquetball & tennis courts, sauna, steam room and more!


    If it was up to our older son, he would have spent the entire weekend playing basketball in the indoor court.  Luckily, we were able to entice him to take some time away from playing ball to enjoy some pool time.


Here are some affordable packages that will help you and your family to save some money when you book your next staycation:

  • Stay 2 nights and receive the 2nd night at 50% off
  • Stay 3 nights and receive the 3rd night free!
  • Stay mid-week and enjoy up to $225 in resort-wide credit
  • Stay one night at Grand Cascades or Minerals and receive $50 in resort credit
  • Stay two nights at Grand Cascades or Minerals and receive $150 resort credit
  • Stay three nights at Grand Cascades or Minerals and receive $225 in resort credit

Call 844-840-7394 to take advantage of these affordable staycation rates now!


Once your staycation is booked, you can plan some of your activities around:

– 6 award-winning golf courses (Ballyowen, Black Bear, Cascades, Crystal Springs, Minerals, Wild Turkey) including NJ’s 1 rated Ballyowen
– 2 luxury spas – Reflections and Elements, voted in top 100 Spas of America
– 135,000 bottle wine cellar of Restaurant Latour (“Excellent” – The New York Times; 4 stars –The Star Ledger; Grand Award winner since 2006 – Wine Spectator)
– 10,000 sq. ft Tropical Biosphere Pool Complex at Grand Cascades Lodge and multiple
indoor/outdoor nature pools throughout the resort
– The exciting Adventure Center, featuring archery, hiking, canoeing, fishing, kayaking,
paddle boarding, water trampoline and lounges, and horseback riding in a mountaintop
setting with pristine lake


    As you can see from our photos, we created some lasting family memories at Crystal Springs Resort.  We actually hope to plan our next family vacation there and invite the rest of our extended family.

The front desk manager, J.R. made sure our stay was as enjoyable and relaxing as possible!

The front desk manager, J.R. made sure our stay was as enjoyable and relaxing as possible!

    There is no better place in the northeast to enjoy staycations for families with your loved ones in a luxurious and elegant environment that won’t break your family’s bank!


Let’s Discuss:  What activities would your family most enjoy at Crystal Springs Resorts?

Disclosure: Our family received complimentary lodging, entertaiment and meals as part of a blogging campaign with Crystal Springs Resorts. As always our opinions are 100% our own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. Just seeing the word “spa” made me relax! This looks like a beautiful resort and a great place for a staycation.

  2. Annemarie LeBlanc says

    What a wonderful place to spend a relaxing vacation. The room is lovely and I love the different amenities that you can avail of. Well, of course, the best part of it is the spa. Great discounts too. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This place is so beautiful! The rooms are awesome and the pool looks so nice.

  4. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    Oh Maria, how lucky that you and your family were to be able to experience such a lovely weekend together. That sounds like a great place to spend time as a family!

  5. I would want to hang at the pool as would the kids. My husband would be at the gym.

  6. Wow, this place looks gorgeous. I’m overdue for a spa weekend!

  7. Jennifer Williams says

    What a beautiful resort. I love that so many of them have activities onsite. Sometimes you just need a day to relax on vacation and yet need something for the kids to do.

  8. This looks like a facility where you would not have to leave! It looks great. I really want to go out on a mini vacation like this.

  9. That resort looks fantastic, everything looks so luxurious and very clean. I now know where to go for my next vacation. Thanks! 🙂

  10. I’m totally eyeing the pool. The entire space is beautiful and would be excellent to staycation at!

  11. This place looks absolutely beautiful. I would love it there from the description.

  12. That pool looks so refreshing. I would definitely love to have a staycation there. I enjoy the resort life a lot more than I do outdoor adventures like camping.

  13. That place is stunning! I didn’t realize New York had such rural places like that – we would love it!

  14. What a beautiful place! I would love to stay there! Looks like your family had a wonderful time!

  15. I wanted to dive right into that pool. The crystal springs resort and spa would be a dream vacation of mine. Actually any vacation would be a dream vacation right about now

  16. I would definitely spend the majority of my time in those pools–maybe a bit at the spa. And that is close enough for me to get away for just a weekend! It does look luxurious!

  17. Looks like an awesome place to stay. I love that it has a pool and a basketball court.

  18. Now that is an amazing place. My sons would be all over that basketball court too and never want to leave it…even today as adults. It really is quite beautiful and looks like just a fabulous place to stay.

  19. Maria, it was fun following along via IG and this may be a place to consider after hubby completes his chemo treatments. It is close enough to Delaware that I wouldn’t mind the drive. Thanks for the review.

  20. Wow this place looks and sounds incredible! So relaxing, I would not want to leave!

  21. What an amazing resort! I would love escape to a place like this!

  22. Wow this is beautiful and a perfect getaway

  23. This looks like a gorgeous place to visit. The nature pool is calling my name.

  24. Crystal Springs looks like an absolutely beautiful resort! And the packages that they offer are amazing! They definitely make staying there more affordable.

  25. Wow just from looking at the outside that looks absolutely stunning. I would love to stay there anyday , looks so relaxing and like theres no shortage of stuff to do!

  26. This looks absolutely beautiful! With all the amenities, it really looks like something out of a luxury magazine. Those pools are really something else!

  27. Ann Bacciaglia says

    This is such a beautiful resort. The pool is so beautiful. I would love to stay here. a staycation is a wonderful idea.

  28. eliz frank says

    What a stunning location for a getaway! I love the views and the amenities you shared. All I need is a bunch of vacation tickets and I’d be happy to stay there. 😉

  29. Rachelle J says

    What a beautiful place to visit! The scenery itself is just gorgeous. I hear you when you say we all need a little break sometime! School starts here in 2 weeks and we are looking to have 1 more good time before then!

  30. The resort looks absolutely wonderful & amazing. The pictures just tell you everything & I am sure you must have had a great time with your family. I just love that Luxury Room & its great to see we have lot of other activities as well to go for.

  31. Hokey smokes, what an exterior! I’d love to stay there. I’m marking it down.

  32. Oh I would love to go there for sure! With four kiddos and not a moment to myself that’s something I would splurge on for sure!

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