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Crystalwood is an ideal spot for basing an in-depth exploration of Crater Lake's Backyard and beyond. We are located just outside Crater Lake National Park, only 18 miles from the south entrance (open year-round).
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HEADS UP: Dates have been set for 2016 Dog Camps at Crystalwood Lodge. Think all the fun of summer camp for you and your dog(s), in a gorgeous private setting and with expert instructors and support staff. More info on the 2016 Dog Camps is at DogPlayGetaway.com.
More details at our main website: www.CrystalwoodLodge.com. Book today!
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Crystalwood Lodge’s focus is on hosting groups, events, workshops, seminars, family reunions, weddings – any group needing a private space in a unique setting.
So far this year we've been again honored to host weddings, a multitude of family reunions, milestone birthday celebrations, bicyclists exploring the OC&E trail and Sun Mountain, a quilting retreat, dog sledding retreats, scrapbooking weekends, church get-togethers, two memorial get-togethers, hiking groups, Sierra Club outings....just to name a few!
Well-behaved pets are welcome throughout the Lodge and grounds (except for the kitchen and dining room, per health dept. regulations).
We live in the 'tropics of winter sports' so temperate and balmy winters, and warm but not scorching summers. Winter highs are in the 30s, summer highs in the 80s. We feature cool nights and mornings year-round, so great for sleeping and enjoying unlimited fresh air.
Fully Outfitted Commercial Kitchen: Crystalwood Lodge makes our fully outfitted commercial kitchen available to guests, and that has been a huge hit with every group stay. This allows you to come and go freely as you can eat whenever you prefer using the kitchen to prepare your own meals.
The commercial kitchen includes a 6-burner propane stove, 2 large ovens, an outdoor propane grill, 3 microwaves, a guest freezer (with chilled beer mugs), a HUGE walk-in cooler for refrigerated food storage, a commercial coffee/tea station, and a dry food storage area. The well-stocked dish pantry includes serviceware for approx. 30, linens and placemats for the dining room, cutting boards, crock pot, toaster, mixer, and a wide variety of stock pots, baking dishes, skillets, mixing bowls. A number of dry spices are available for guest use.
Food storage areas, dish pantry, food prep tools – everything is here to satisfy your inner gourmet cook – all you bring is the food! There are several local food options if you don’t feel like cooking.
Additional Lodge Amenities: Direct water access for canoeing, kayaking, fishing and wildlife viewing is available just outside the front door of the Lodge. We have 2 rowboats and 2 canoes available for guest rental, which include oars, paddles and life jackets.
We also have 4 open air horse pens for those who would like to bring their horses and enjoy the many miles of trail riding in our immediate area.
Dog crates are available for guest rooms, and a chest full of dog sheets is available to cover the bed comforters or furniture for those guests who like to have their dogs close (i.e. can't keep them off the bed, like some of mine)!
Doggie doo bags are available and trash cans are strategically placed in the parking area and next to the lawn/garden areas for easy pick-up and clean up of your pets.
We have 3 ponds on the property for canine swimming, and approx. 3-4 miles of trails on the property for dog walking, birding, wildflower and wildlife viewing and just getting away from it all.
Even More Lodge Amenities & Info: Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Lodge guest rooms and guest common areas, including the wrap-around deck and porches.
Inside recreation options include board games, jigsaw puzzles, cards, books, magazines, video library, spotting scope and binoculars.
We have a cozy glass-fronted wood stove in the ground floor Great Room, ready for guest use while you area enjoying the large common area.
A dryer is available for guest use, and I am happy to do laundry on behalf of my guests for a nominal charge.
Guest rooms all include fans and baseboard heaters, and each has a unique view of mountains, meadow, wildlife refuge or Crystal Spring. We have 3 water heaters supplying the kitchen and guest rooms, so plenty of hot water.
BTW, I do NOT live in Crystalwood Lodge, although I am on the property in case anything goes awry and needs attention. I have a separate house behind the Lodge, and my enclosed sled dog yard is approx. 1/4 mile north of the Lodge, on the opposite side of the knoll between the two. The Lodge is 100% yours when you rent the entire facility.
I am onsite to provide orientation tours and facilitate the check-in process when you arrive. Past that, I can assist with dealing with recycles and so forth -- or not -- as you prefer. If there are any problems or you need assistance with anything, of course I am available to assist however I can.
The lodge is on the original shallow water homestead well, and has the best water you will EVER taste. Enjoy!
I hope this helps to clarify a brief overview of all that Crystalwood Lodge has to offer, but please let me know if you have any further questions.
Directly on the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway and All American Road, Crystalwood is the perfect secluded getaway with easy year-round access. 130 acres on property with direct access to public lands....moreless
Out the front door is Crystal Spring, the headwaters for the entire spring creek system which feeds the adjacent Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. Direct access for boating, canoeing, fishing....moreless
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 20 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
NOTE: Extended Stay discounts available: Stay longer and save more!
4 nights: $497/night
5 nights: $467/night
6 nights: $437/night
7+ nights: $407/night
Base rates incl. up to 20 ppl/night; additional guests $10/person/night.
Secure online booking at CrystalwoodLodge dot com
Covers entire Lodge, including our commercial kitchen fully outfitted for your use -- all you bring is the food.
For Lodge Exclusive rentals, the deposit of 1/2 of the entire stay is required to secure the Lodge Exclusive reservation. The deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE, since we are reserving the entire facility for your use. The balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival, and at that point becomes non-refundable as well. If your plans change and you need to move your reservation,we will do so subject to availability within the same calendar year, for a 10% service charge change fee.
A refundable $500 cleaning and damage security deposit will be required, to cover any excess cleaning required and reimbursement for damaged or missing items. If no additional charges for excess cleaning, damage or missing items are incurred, the deposit will be refunded after the Lodge is cleaned and checked by our housekeeping staff.
No extra charge for pets or children.
- See more at: http://www.craterlakelodgingatcrystalwoodlodge.com/
Payment accepted via Visa, MasterCard, Discover or check/money order. 1/2 of rental fee required to confirm reservation at time of booking; balance due plus security/damage deposit 30 days prior to arrival.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Canoeing, birding, sled dog kennel tours, festivals, photography, fly fishing, ropings and cutting horse competitions, rodeos, star gazing, Civil War re-enactments, Lava Beds National Monument, fish hatcheries, world-class birding
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: I am a dog lover, thus my property is pet welcoming. My dogs and I have enjoyed agility, fly ball, obedience, skijoring, and dog sledding. I devoted 10 years to my dream of training my own sled dog team and completed the Iditarod Sled Dog Race in 2008 to celebrate my 50th birthday. I am glad to share stories and the sled dogs with guests if desired! I live in a separate manager's cottage behind the Lodge, thus the entire Lodge is reserved for guest use. Coming in at around 6000 square feet, there's ample room for your group to gather under one roof and still have plenty of elbow room. In addition to the lodge I still train and run sled dogs, teach mushing and dog training, and guide people to learn all they can from and with the partnership with their dogs.
Why the Owner Chose Crater Lake:
This area has incredible diverse year-round recreation opportunities, and Crystalwood Lodge is in the heart of it all. We are located 18 miles from the south entrance to Crater Lake National Park (the entrance which is open year-round), and adjacent to both the Fremont-Winema National Forest and the Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. Easy year-round access and eye-candy scenery in every direction complete the appeal.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
We have a quiet, peaceful, private setting which is off the beaten path, and yet close to all sorts of outdoor recreation and sightseeing such as Crater Lake National Park. On this property we have world-class birding, fishing and canoeing and kayaking, also hiking, wildlife, and endless vistas.
Front of Crystalwood Lodge with parking area
Families have plenty of room to play and enjoy in our Great Room.
Enjoying breakfast in the dining room before the day's adventures.
Being able to take the scenery home...priceless!
Our commercial kitchen has a fully stocked dish pantry for all your serviceware
Just outside our front door...world-class canoeing, fishing, birding
There's always room to play in the Great Room!
This group really tried to fill up the huge walk-in cooler...but they couldn't!
Everybody can gather round in our large fully outfitted commercial kitchen
Fall colors are spectacular throughout our area, in all directions!
The north half of the Great Room, with a cozy wood stove and plenty of space
Mom's special helper with meal prep in the large commercial kitchen.
Winter wonderland! Easy access and great weather, plenty of snow, easy temps
Group enjoying breakfast in the other half of the dining room. Seats 22+/- total
Many hands make short work of lunch prep before heading out to Crater Lake.
The screened porches make excellent buffet areas or enjoy private dining.
Family Birthday Celebrations are Extra Special at Crystalwood Lodge!
McGrath is our largest bedroom with a private entrance to the screened porches
Miles of on-property hiking for birding or exploring our diverse environments
Relaxing in front of the fire in the Great Room. Well-behaved pets welcome!
Springtime dawn...the start of another day in paradise!
Preparing the wedding feast in our fully outfitted commercial kitchen
Part of the huge walk-in cooler, before the next group tries to fill it up.
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