My husband and I stayed at Crystal Springs from June through September 2018 in our 40' travel trailer. We enjoyed our stay so much that we will be returning for summers every year. Our pull through site was plenty large enough for the triple slides and canopy fully extended. The staff dropped off a picnic table the day we came and the site also had a fire pit. We still had room to put up a screen tent. The site was clean and level. in fact, the entire campground was kept up well and continuous work was being done to maintain and improve the campground during our entire stay. We found the management staff to be friendly and prompt to respond to any need or question we had. We met many friendly campers, enjoyed the campground immensely and look forward to returning this summer!
The lodges are delightful and the setting is beautiful. Think of it as luxury camping.
We visited during our first trip to Six Flags Great Adventure. We had specific requirements, and Melissa was 100% accommodating. Be careful when making reservations to deal directly with the resort management because some of the cabins are handled directly by owners and we had a very difficult time getting responses from them.
The small log cabins have pretty complete, air-conditioned/heated living quarters: one bedroom, one bathroom, one kitchen/dining area, one living room and a loft with a really low ceiling. All the areas are small but intelligently laid out. A folding divider can be used isolate the futon area of the living room into a separate sleeping area. Our cabin had two full size mattresses in the loft area, and our daughter thoroughly enjoyed the coziness up there. The kitchen is modestly but fully equipped with appliances (refrigerator, stove, microwave oven, coffee maker) and dishes. The bathroom is small but water pressure and temperature are adequate.
The resort is 4 minutes away from the entrance to the amusement park. It provides the ideal counterpoint to the crowded chaos of Six Flags. When we returned from the park in the evening, we sat in the hammock, made s'mores on the fire pit, star gazed and enjoyed the seclusion of the forest. In the morning, before going out, we had breakfast at the picnic table. The cabins are in wooded settings and each is equipped with a fire pit, outdoor furniture, a gas grill and a gazebo picnic table.
Overall, a wonderful experience, especially when nearby hotel rooms don't even have balconies. We're so looking froward to going back that we bought Six Flags season passes for next year. The only thing they could improve is to provide coffee packets and bed linens. But those are small prices to pay for the tranquility and charm of this rustic resort.
Hard to believe trip advisor even lists this rental. The grounds were atrocious, 2 foot high weeds, gravel road, no grass just gravel and dirt, firepit full of debris, no lighting, only one other "shack" occupied. It was like being in an abandoned trailer park. Water smelled, could barely turn around in bathroom,2 thin towel setups for 4 people, dirty and smelled, TV faded in and out, upper loft bed mats old and worn out about as thick as a cheap sleeping bag, both fold out sofas supported by 2x4 lumber or plywood. We stayed 1 night of a 4 night reservation and got a last minute hotel room. The only reason I gave this dump a Star was it was the only way to enter a review!
The cabins are a great way to get a little country life and not be stuck in a hotel room. Our puppy dog loved to run around in the open areas that surrounded the area. We were displaced from Hurricane Sandy and this was exactly what we needed to fill comfortable while our house was being repaired. The fire pit, grill with picnic table were definitely an added bonus and really made it feel like we were camping with luxuries of life! Would definitely recommend and stay again and again.
We arrived at our cabin pretty late (a little after 10 pm) on Friday night. It was the manager that met us at cabin with the key. He was getting a fire started for us to relax by (It was a long drive through Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, thank you). In the main bedroom there is a TV (with DVD player) above the bed so I did not even have to lift my head to watch the news. After a good night sleep we woke (my wife) to make breakfast. My wife is a chef and the cabin did not have exactly what she wanted to cook with. A phone call and someone showed up with more utensils, so extra large cook pots and another fry pan and oh ya “a grill and propane tank”. We spent a lot of time at Six Flags, all day Saturday and Sunday. Very long exhausting days, back to the cabin at night, scoff down some supper (full kitchen) and relax in the hot tub (very nice). Monday the Flags was closed so just resting up. It was so nice and quite and peaceful. Just hang around, eat, hot tub, nap and repeat. The beds are really nice and comfortable. The cabin has central AC and Heat (of course) so it was always the right temperature.
We are currently planning to go again next year and stay for a week. We had a great time and Laurel Pond is a great place to stay.