The Minerals Resort & Spa is a property that boasts elegance, comfort, warmth, and damn near perfection.
I decided to stay at the Minerals after it was highly recommended by a guest services agent at the nearby ski resort, Mountain Creek. Before making the reservation, we were informed about the heated pools, in-room fireplace, fine dining restaurant on site, blah, blah, blah. I'm no stranger to nice hotels; I've heard it all before. It was said to be the nicest hotel in the vicinity of the ski resort, so I booked it.
After a short drive to Vernon from Manhattan, we arrived at the hotel at around 8 am and pre-registered at the front desk. The bellman happily took our bags to store in the luggage room while we went to Mountain Creek. The resort offers a free shuttle which visits Mountain Creek, as well as the other properties located at Crystal Springs. Should you be staying at this hotel during a snowboarding trip as we were, the free shuttle bus proves to be extremely convenient.
While you're here, PLEASE spend as much of your free time as possible at the pools. Admittedly, I was a little reluctant to swim in the outdoor pool considering the 30 degree temperature, but I'm so glad I did. The outdoor pool is accessible from the indoor pool area, and boasts a gorgeous ambiance in the wintertime. I might say it was sexy, but I'd like to continue writing a family-friendly review. If you aren't a swimmer, or don't like chlorine, or whatever the case may be, it's worth visiting the pools just for the view. Behind the waterfalls and fountains in the pool lies a cobblestone-walled jacuzzi, next to a smaller pool, next to another jacuzzi, across from a steam room, next to the sauna. Catch your breath, walk by the pool bar, and enter the gym. Walk upstairs and shoot some hoops in the basketball court. The facilities at this resort are endless.
Undoubtedly, the employees at this hotel made a huge contribution to our experience at this hotel. Every single staff member (and fellow guest) that we came across was friendly, approachable, and overly helpful. Everyone from the front desk staff to the wait staff to the shuttle bus drivers went above and beyond to make our stay special.
Lastly, the room we were given was spacious and accommodating. The fireplace creates such a calm, warm atmosphere that was much needed after a full day of snowboarding. The bedding was comfortable and the room overall was spotlessly clean.
Overall, the Minerals Resort & Spa is nothing short of amazing. Whether you're planning a weekend break, a ski getaway, or a romantic holiday, this is the perfect venue. You'll be blown away by the hospitality, and you'll probably fall in love.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy a recreation-rich getaway in New Jersey at Minerals Hotel. Nestled between Grand Cascades Lodge and Mountain Creek Ski Resort, Bike Park and Action Park, Minerals Hotel offers 175 rooms surrounded by 4-season recreation in one convenient location. All accommodations have mountain, pool or golf course views & include access to a spectacular 6,000 sq. ft. multi-million dollar sports complex which includes 80+ weekly fitness classes, sauna, steam room, indoor sports courts, running track, basketball, racquetball and tennis courts. Minerals Hotel is AAA Rating - 3 Diamond "These establishments appeal to the traveler with comprehensive needs. Properties are multifaceted with a distinguished style, including marked upgrades in the quality of physical attributes, amenities, and level of comfort provided." Additional amenities and features include: 7 indoor/outdoor year-round heated nature pools, full service Elements Spa, casual family-friendly Kites Restaurant, complimentary shuttle service throughout the Resort, meeting and conference rooms, resort-planned activities, Minerals Family Golf Center, game room, gift shop and more! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Minerals Resort And Spa
- Minerals Hotel Vernon
- Minerals Resort Vernon
- Minerals Resort Spa