Grandson wanted to go camping and Crystal Crane Hot Springs was close for a trip with the pickup camper. We had a campsite with electricity, water and sewer, which overlooked the pond. We had a great time!
Stayed the night in the Running Horse teepee with a private soaking tub and it was wonderful. The teepee was incredibly clean and had fans going to keep it cool. The soaking tub was huge and my 6'3'' husband had no problem stretching out in it. The hot spring water is actually very hot, which I appreciated. There is a portopotty right next to the teepees that was easy to access and regular restrooms and showers a short walk away. They also had coffee in the morning starting at 7:00am and a group kitchen area. The staff was friendly and accommodating.
Visited Crystal Crane recently with my wife; we had visited in the past but not within the last few years. The owners have definitely added some welcome improvements. There's now a row of suites with bathrooms and private soaking areas that are reasonably priced in addition to the primitive cabins and private soaking tubs. The main pool has also been partially concreted around the edges and the bottom completely covered in pea gravel, which, if you don't like the feeling of mud between your toes, is a nice touch. Despite the hot springs being pretty full up with RVs and campers, it was actually fairly quiet and peaceful. Most people were following social distancing protocols and the staff was masked, perhaps not perfectly, but close enough. The location is definitely more popular and less rustic than it used to be, but it's still a welcome respite.…
We were fortunate enough to reserve a Teepee for their first day/night of reopening. We have stayed several times in the past, but this was our first time in a Teepee. Ours had a king bed, small couch and heater in the teepee. Outside was a nice private fenced area, roughly 20'x20'. It had a charcoal grill, 2 chairs and a private tub for 2 people. All was very clean and nice. There was a porta potty right outside, nice so you didn't have to walk to main restroom. Porta potty definitely needed to be cleaned and restocked with TP. They have done an amazing remodel around the pond. Very very nice.
I enjoyed the privacy of the rooms, which were comfortable and clean. The quite atmosphere was very relaxing; which complemented the private hot tubs. I can't wait for hot springs pools to be renovated. I want to go back.