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“Liz, On-By!”
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Crystalwood Lodge
Half Moon Bay, CA
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Liz, On-By!”
Reviewed 15 October 2011

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.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hansville, Washington
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

If you are a traveler who counts their dog as part of the family then the Crystalwood Lodge is a great place to stay. The beauty of the area and the proximity to Crater Lake make this a wonderful destination for those wanting to explore the area. You will need to bring your own food for your stay and enjoy the fully equiped commercial kitchen to prepare meals. I suggest stopping in a larger city to pick up grocery supplies before you reach the lodge as there are no supermarkets nearby. There are restaurants in the area but sitting on the deck with a glass of wine and a simple dinner is more enjoyable. This is a lodge not a hotel and the rustic interior is appropriate to the area and your dog will love it.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Bryan, Texas
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Twenty members of our family rented Crystalwood Lodge for five nights and were very pleased with the facility. Ranging in age from 2 to 78, everyone found something fun to do during our stay, whether it was visiting on the decks, canoeing in the clear stream, birding, hiking, reading in the comfortable chairs in the living room, cooking in the great kitchen, or playing hide and seek! The house was very clean, and while the rooms were small, the beds were very comfortable. We really enjoyed visiting with Liz and two of her sled dogs, and hearing her stories of the Iditarod. Liz was helpful in suggesting nearby trails to hike and giving advice on Crater Lake. It was a very enjoyable and relaxing stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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San Francisco
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

I was taking a road trip with my 10 year old dog, Cleo, through Southern and Central Oregon last week when I stumbled upon Crystalwood Lodge. Liz was very welcoming and accommodating with my last minute call to see if she had any rooms available for that evening.

The lodge is in a wonderful location--so peaceful and serene. Liz suggested several hikes for Cleo and myself as well as a visit to the nearby Fort Klamath museum. We had so much fun we ended up staying an extra night. Plus there is so much to do right there at the lodge--canoeing, hiking, visiting with other guests, and hearing Liz's amazing stories of training for and sledding in the 1150 mile Iditarod race across Alaska.

This lodge is not only a dream vacation for people, but a paradise for dogs. And Liz has thought of everything for the people guests as well as the dog guests. I will be back again and hopefully with more time to spend exploring this beautiful part of the country.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Boise, Idaho
1 review
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Reviewed 11 October 2010

We stayed here for a family reunion. It was lovely, clean and super relaxing. We will be staying again!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Eugene
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2010

Our ladies hiking group voted on visiting Crater Lake. I found Liz and her accommodations on line. What a splendid surprise to find that our dogs were all welcome and the place was way more than anyone expected! It was like being at an out door amusement park! From watching Liz prepare the teams food, watching the team race across the property to actually feeding them meals. Having Brick the old loving sled dog walk with you on the property was my favorite. He just brought a peaceful Balto feeling to the place. He had stories to tell! The house is great with it's many rooms to chose from. Plus the kitchen is fun to cook and make gourmet meals in for the whole family. A family reunion is in order! That's when I plan to go again, there are enough rooms for my entire family! I am hoping that we will have the honor of Liz at dinner again and all those great stories about her adventures in Alaska when doing the Iditerod.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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Los Gatos, California
1 review
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Reviewed 17 September 2010

Great to see the 11 late teen/early twenty somethings have a blast out in the country with fishing, canoeing, hiking, biking, and Crater Lake. Kids loved the sled dogs and hanging with them. The kitchen was large and useful for feeding the 13 of us. The entire week was peaceful and a joy. Highly recommend for large families or gatherings that want to be active outdoors.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Crystalwood Lodge
Address: 38625 Westside Road, P.O. Box 1117, Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Region: United States > Oregon > Klamath Falls
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Klamath Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
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 

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