We'll be staying at a Five points cabin for two nights on our way up to Chicago from TX the weekend before Thanksgiving. Our four kids ages 8-13 like to hike & be outdoors. We're thinking of visiting a crystal mine & viewing the holiday lights at a garden. Our kids would like to go horseback riding. Do y'all have any horseback riding, crystal mine or hiking recommendations? Has anyone had the Phantom Ranch horseback ride & steak dinner? Will it be too late to see fall foliage? Is it worth taking the kids to the Hot springs to take a dip?