Grand Cascades to join lineup at New Jersey golf resort

| 21 Feb 2012 | 10:56

    SUSSEX COUNTY-Crystal Springs Resort sold 145 condominium hotel suites totaling more than $50 million for its most recent offering. Vacation homes at Grand Cascades Lodge Phases I & II sold out at the grand-opening sales event, leaving prospective buyers to await the third and final phase. The 210-suite condominium hotel will be situated adjacent to Crystal Springs Country Club. From the firm that created Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and Wilderness Lodge, Grand Cascades features an illuminated lobby with its high ceilings, massive wooden beams, stone fireplace, and wrought iron detail, reminiscent of an Adirondack hotel. Grand Cascades Lodge will include a complimentary full-time concierge, underground heated parking and owners' lounge. Fee-based services include daily housekeeping, room service, laundry and dry cleaning, and in-room catering. Ownership will include the opportunity to place a resort suite in an optional rental program. Grand Cascades Lodge will offer access to six award-winning golf courses of Crystal Springs Resort, with Ballyowen ranked as the top public course in the state by NJ Monthly, Golfweek, and Zagat Survey. Newly renovated Mountain Creek ski area and water park, and trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, as well as lakes for fishing and canoeing are nearby. The 53,000 square-foot Crystal Springs Country Club, which will be adjoined to Grand Cascades Lodge, offers swimming and free-form pools, a water slide, pool bar, and tanning deck. A croquet lawn, bocce court, three-mile nature trail and wildlife sanctuary are also on the grounds. Interior amenities include a fitness center featuring a sauna and jacuzzi, massage and body treatment salon, and a separate clubroom for relaxation. The Latour restaurant, atop the country club, offers foods, tasteful design, and a sampling of a vast wine collection. Grand Cascades Lodge will provide a landscaped pool area with a cascading fall, meditation gardens, and a outdoor lounge with fire pit. Once indoors, each fully furnished designer residence will feature a blend of "French Country meets Contemporary Rustic" decor. Down bedding, refined window treatments of silks and leathers, and fabrics will be furnished throughout. All resort suites include a kitchen, bathroom with jacuzzi tub, gas fireplace with cultured stone hearth, and balcony. Reservations are being accepted for ownership opportunities, which include studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom condominium hotel residences priced from $250,000-$900,000. For information, call 973.827.6767; or visit