Crystal Springs Resort: Explore New Jersey’s Perfect Getaway

Crystal Springs Resort— located in Hamburg, New Jersey — is one of New Jersey’s finest treasures. An hour away from NYC and less than 4 miles away from Mountain Creek Ski Resort, Crystal Springs attracts guests from all over the tri-state area who flock to its grounds year-round.

Guests will indulge in ultimate luxury and experience pure serenity during their stay at Crystal Springs. Amidst the lush backdrop of the Kittatinny Mountain Range, this resort features restful suites, incredible dining options,  premier golf, state-of-the-art pool facilities, and innovative spa techniques.


Guests at Crystal Springs can stay at either of the sister properties, which include The Grand Cascades Lodge and the Minerals Hotel. 

The Grand Cascades Lodge is an AAA- Four Diamond Hotel and is known for its luxurious vibe and glamour. Set among three of the six golf courses and built to represent Adirondacks-style housing, it is a 250-room lodge that offers a variety of room options with high-end add-on features including a fireplace deck, jacuzzi, balcony, and patio. Guests can choose either the standard guestroom, 1-2 bedroom suites, or the Grand Villa, which hosts 6 bedrooms all with their own private bath. 

 The Minerals Hotel is an AAA-Three Diamond Hotel and features 175 rooms. Within this tranquil oasis, all rooms either face the pools, golf courses, or mountain landscape. Guests have the option to add on a patio or balcony and can pick either the deluxe guestroom, the junior suite, or the presidential suite.


One of Crystal Springs’s main attractions is its six championship golf courses, open to the public. These beautifully maintained, 18-hole courses are tailored to different levels of skill and expertise. For instance, the Black Bear course is suitable for players of all skill levels and the Minerals course is a 9-hole course that invites all members of the family. 

Designer Robert von Hagge crafted “The Crystal Springs” golf course, which has been denoted as the most challenging in New Jersey and as one of the 50 most challenging courses in the United States. This course is a favorite among many serious golfers alike, alongside the “Ballyowen” course, which was designed to model the landscapes of Ireland and Scotland. Dubbed the most scenic course Crystal Springs has to offer, it features meadows, farmlands, and views of a flowing river and gentle hills.

Tee times can be booked online, and customers can elect to attain rewards, premier, or corporate flex membership. This enables them to have unique benefits such as unlimited access to all 6 courses and invitations to exclusive events. To find out more about Crystal Springs’ first-rate golf facilities, click here.



If golf isn’t one’s cup of “tee,” no need to fret— the Crystal Springs state-of-the-art pool complexes are self-described as the “resort’s architectural and amenity focal point, offering a place to exercise or unwind.” Crystal Springs boasts three pool complexes: the Minerals Pool Complex, Tropical Biosphere, and the Vista 180.

The Minerals Pool Complexes comprise an indoor pool and an outdoor heated snow pool, where guests may feel as though they were in an Icelandic thermal bath. This complex also features man-made grottos, cliff-jumping, and an underground aquarium—all amidst the stunning landscape of the Appalachian Mountains.

The Vista 180 is a gorgeous infinity and freeform pool, with a waterslide, a current vortex pool with a therapy-jet spa, and views of the nearby mountain range.

The Biosphere Pool features large rock formations with gushing waterfalls, tropical fauna, and bright sunlight streaming through ceiling windowpanes that allow for tanning, even in the winter. Who wouldn’t spend hours basking away in these incredible pools?

Dining Experience

Guests should prepare themselves for a divine culinary adventure upon arriving at Crystal Springs Resort.  Both Grand Cascades and Minerals Hotel have their own restaurants,  and dining alongside the golf courses is also available.

By partnering with local foragers for seasonal and top-quality ingredients, guests will experience delectable locally-grown cuisine by sampling choices from each of the 12 dining outlets. Dining options include but are not limited to farm-to-table restaurants like 4- star Restaurant Latour and The Chef’s Garden, pool-side cafes and coffee shops,  and American-inspired Kites Restaurant. 

Crystal Springs also proudly invites guests to The Wine Cellar, which comprises nine total chambers of fine wine from around the world. Crystal Springs also hosts New Jersey’s best culinary events, including the New Jersey Wine & Food Festival and the New Jersey Beer & Food Festival.




Grand Cascades Lodge and Minerals Hotel each have their own spas that possess different auras. Is one looking for a “tranquil oasis that nourishes the soul? Or perhaps, something that feels like a “glamorous escape for the mind and body?” Look no further!

Elements Spa of the Minerals Hotel is hailed for its peace and tranquility. It aims to center the mind and heal the body through therapeutic treatments, including the “Fire and Ice Firming Facial” and CBD and Sacred Hot Stone massages.

Reflections Spa, of the Grand Cascades Lodge, yields a sleek and shiny exterior, and its practices are largely innovative technological advances. These include the “Wine Cellar” treatment— which utilizes the resort’s own grape-seed extracts—  Microcurrent Facial Sculpting, Bio Lift Eye Boost, and the Vinotherapy massage.

Activities and More! 

The resort also features a variety of seasonal activities for the whole family, including apple and pumpkin picking, spirits tasting, axe throwing, horseback riding, hiking, and Thanksgiving dinner. 

Notably, Crystal Springs Resort offers skating on “glice,” which is a synthetic substitute for ice imported from Switzerland. Both properties contain sports clubs and various activities like Goat Yoga, scavenger hunts, quarry fishing, archery, and putting lessons. 

Guests can ride ponies, “forest bathe,” create arts and crafts, and take guided underground wine cellar tours. 

Crystal Springs hosts weddings, bridal parties, corporate events, and more at its spacious and elegant venue halls. 

At Crystal Springs, there is something for everyone. Vacation in luxury today!






Interested in hearing about other luxury golf resorts? Be sure to check out the Santa Maria Golf Resort.