My lovely wife and dog and I recently spent three days at Crystalwood Lodge.
CWL has everything--marshland, meadows, forest, two bird flyways, mountain views. It truly is a dog lovers paradise--dogs are allowed everywhere except the kitchen and dining room. The owner Liz is an extraordinary person: her positive attitude and philosophy rubbed off on us. She was sociable but not intrusive. Liz graciously shared her dog sledding experiences with us and patiently answered our many questions. Visiting her sixteen sled dogs was the high point of our stay and our dog participated in a small experiment with her dogs.
The lodge has a large commercial kitchen which Liz makes available to her guests in lieu of meal service. There is a screened in porch with a breakfast table and a big dining room table on the deck overlooking the creek and the canoe dock.
Our only reservation was that our room, although perfectly acceptable, was smaller than we would have preferred. The bed was ok.
We would gladly come back to this little piece of paradise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just outside the south entrance to Crater Lake National Park, Crystalwood Lodge provides year-round family friendly and pet-welcoming accommodations for the perfect in-the-mountains vacation. We offer both Lodge exclusive vacation rentals for your family reunion, retreat, workshop or event, or by the room-night rentals based on availability.Our non-smoking Lodge features comfortable rooms, free WiFi, fully outfitted commercial kitchen for guest use, healthy fresh mountain air, easy access and breathtaking views. Local recreation includes world class birding, fly-fishing, canoeing, hiking; biking and trail riding, dog sledding, snowshoeing, X-C skiing, snowmobiling, stunning fall colors, and more...then there's the unique grandeur of nearby Crater Lake! ... more less