What is the best way to stay at Crystal Crane?

Life is full of tough choices. At Crystal Crane, we add to the dilemma with even more tough choices. To bathhouse, or public pond? To play cards, or read a book? To socialize in the common area, or unplug privately? And the biggest decision of all…to stay in the cabins, campground, rental units, or tepee (with tub)?

So, to make it easy for you, we’ve narrowed down the major pros and cons to each of our overnight accommodations.

Pros and Cons to Different Accommodations at Crystal Crane

crystal crane hot springs accomodations

The Cabins

Pros: Newer, updated, adorably cute, closest accommodations to the public pond and bathhouses, quiet. Variety of bed configurations available. Heat and A/C, freshly ironed bed linens, and towels for use in the pond/bathhouses included. Pets allowed.

Cons: Shared bathroom a short walk away (except in the bunk house which has a 1/2 bath), little extra room to roam around inside the cabin, accommodates 2-3 people TOPS!

The Sage Inn

Pros: Cheapest of the units (under $45/night), a variety of bed configurations, cutely decorated (but older than the cabins). Heat and A/C, freshly ironed bed linens, and towels for use in the pond/bathhouses included. Pets allowed.

Cons: A little more rustic than the cabins, farther from the pond, no bathrooms in unit (public bathrooms a short walk away), accommodates 2-3 people TOPS, neighbors share a wall.

The Cowpoke Inn and Ranch House

Pros: Good for big families or large groups of 6 or more. Full bathrooms and cooking/dining areas in units. Heat and A/C, freshly ironed bed linens, and towels for use in the pond/bathhouses included. The Ranch House has a cute patio for relaxing.

Cons: Older units than the cabins, and a farther walk to the public pond. The most expensive overnight option. No pets allowed.

The Tepee with Tub and Small Tepee

Pros: A truly unique experience that accommodates up to 10 overnight guests (in larger tepee). Larger tepee has a you-fill hot tub in the middle with water pumped from our pond. Look up at the night air as you sleep in this giant tent.

Cons: Cold nights are very cold as there is no heat source or A/C. Not great in rain and the sun will wake you up in the morning through the top of the tepee which is open. Not very secure so not recommended for families with young children. Concrete floor, so bring an air mattress. No pets.

RV / Dry Camping Spots

Pros: You supply the accommodations to your desired comfort level. RV sights have water, electric and sewer available. Dry camping sites have fire pits. Close walk to pond and facilities. Amazingly clear skies at night and high desert surrounds allow for brisk night air and beautiful sounds of nature.

Cons: You have to own a tent/trailer/RV…

 

 

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