For those of you who remember what the Catskills were like many years ago and hold fond memories of family style vacation spots where the welcome mat was always out, The Crystal Brook Mountain Brauhaus Resort will take you back. A gold star goes to the family running this resort for putting their all into pleasing their guests. Even the dog plays his part. Just kick back and put yourself into an old-time mode of grandma's cooking and warm, family spirit. On weekends (and check for other nights), walk over to the lovely, authentic brauhaus with its paneled walls, cozy bar and tables around a dance floor. Even if you don't dance, the music is infectious and it's fascinating to watch people skillfully doing polkas, waltzes, etc. The entertainment is replete with singers, dancers and musicians in traditional Bavarian garb.
If you like good food, you won't be disappointed. Delicious is a word I use a lot at the Crystal Brook. Daily rates include breakfast, lunch and dinner, served at precise times. If you're spending the day driving about, just let your server at breakfast know that you'd like a lunch to go and you'll be brown-bagging an appetizing sandwich (with a piece of homemade pastry and fruit).
Not far away is an unkept secret of the area - Hartmann's Kaffee Haus. This is a bakery of bakeries and how many of those do you see any more? You'll be wanting to stop on your way home and take something back ( plus a slice of something-for-the road). Hours and days vary, so call first.
No, the Catskills doesn't have modern hotels with every amenity, but a gem like the Crystal Brook has things you won't find in those places.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since 1960, The Crystal Brook Resort and Mountain Brauhaus has been a family-owned and operated resort. Remaining a favorite destination for generations of families and friends. The German-American cuisine is of the highest quality to satisfy the most discriminating palate. Come take in the beautiful scenic soundings on a relaxing family vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crystal Brook Mountain Brauhaus Hotel Round Top