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Pet & Family-Friendly Year-Round Getaway Just Outside Crater Lake National Park

Liz Parrish

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Liz Parrish

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Calendar last updated:
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Pet & Family-Friendly Year-Round Getaway Just Outside Crater Lake National Park

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Crater Lake Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 7 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 7.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16-20+)

Crystalwood is an ideal spot for basing an in-depth exploration of Crater Lake's Backyard and beyond. We are located just outside Crater Lake National Park, only 18 miles from the south entrance (open year-round).

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HEADS UP: Most of the summer is already booked, so if you want the best vacation rental experience near Crater Lake -- get the troops lined up and grab one of the last spots.

Or take a look at our prime shoulder season openings: April-May for immersion in the incredible Pacific Flyway spring bird migration; or September-October to revel in warm days, cool nights, luscious fall colors and wide-open wilderness hiking.

More details at our main website: www.CrystalwoodLodge.com. Book today!

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Crystalwood Lodge’s focus is on hosting groups, events, workshops, seminars, family reunions, weddings – any group needing a private space in a unique setting. In 2014 we were again honored to host weddings, a multitude of family reunions, milestone birthday celebrations, bikers participating in the Crater Lake Century Bike Ride, a quilting retreat, dog sledding retreats, scrapbooking weekends, church get-togethers....just to name a few!

Well-behaved pets are welcome throughout the Lodge and grounds (except for the kitchen and dining room, per health dept. regulations).

We live in the 'tropics of winter sports' so temperate and balmy winters, and warm but not scorching summers. Winter highs are in the 30s, summer highs in the 80s. We feature cool nights and mornings year-round, so great for sleeping and enjoying unlimited fresh air.

Fully Outfitted Commercial Kitchen: Crystalwood Lodge makes our fully outfitted commercial kitchen available to guests, and that has been a huge hit with every group stay. This allows you to come and go freely as you can eat whenever you prefer using the kitchen to prepare your own meals.

The commercial kitchen includes a 6-burner propane stove, 2 large ovens, an outdoor propane grill, 3 microwaves, a guest freezer (with chilled beer mugs), a HUGE walk-in cooler for refrigerated food storage, a commercial coffee/tea station, and a dry food storage area. The well-stocked dish pantry includes serviceware for approx. 30, linens and placemats for the dining room, cutting boards, crock pot, toaster, mixer, and a wide variety of stock pots, baking dishes, skillets, mixing bowls. A number of dry spices are available for guest use.

Food storage areas, dish pantry, food prep tools – everything is here to satisfy your inner gourmet cook – all you bring is the food! There are several local food options if you don’t feel like cooking.

Additional Lodge Amenities: Direct water access for canoeing, kayaking, fishing and wildlife viewing is available just outside the front door of the Lodge. We have 2 rowboats and 2 canoes available for guest rental, which include oars, paddles and life jackets.

We also have 4 open air horse pens for those who would like to bring their horses and enjoy the many miles of trail riding in our immediate area.

Dog crates are available for guest rooms, and a chest full of dog sheets is available to cover the bed comforters or furniture for those guests who like to have their dogs close (i.e. can't keep them off the bed, like some of mine)!

Doggie doo bags are available and trash cans are strategically placed in the parking area and next to the lawn/garden areas for easy pick-up and clean up of your pets.

We have 3 ponds on the property for canine swimming, and approx. 3-4 miles of trails on the property for dog walking, birding, wildflower and wildlife viewing and just getting away from it all.

Even More Lodge Amenities & Info: Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Lodge guest rooms and guest common areas, including the wrap-around deck and porches.

Inside recreation options include board games, jigsaw puzzles, cards, books, magazines, video library, spotting scope and binoculars.

We have a cozy glass-fronted wood stove in the ground floor Great Room, ready for guest use while you area enjoying the large common area.

A dryer is available for guest use, and I am happy to do laundry on behalf of my guests for a nominal charge.

Guest rooms all include fans and baseboard heaters, and each has a unique view of mountains, meadow, wildlife refuge or Crystal Spring. We have 3 water heaters supplying the kitchen and guest rooms, so plenty of hot water.

The lodge is on the original shallow water homestead well, and has the best water you will EVER taste. Enjoy!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Liz Parrish (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015

About Liz Parrish

I am a dog lover, thus my property is pet welcoming. My dogs and I have enjoyed agility, fly ball, obedience, skijoring, and dog sledding. I devoted 10 years to my dream of training my own sled dog team and completed the Iditarod Sled Dog Race in 2008 to celebrate my 50th birthday. I am glad to share stories and the sled dogs with guests if desired!

I live in a separate manager's cottage behind the Lodge, thus the entire Lodge is reserved for guest use. Coming in at around 6000', there's ample room for your group to gather under one roof and still have plenty of elbow room.

In addition to the lodge I still train and run sled dogs, teach mushing and dog training, and guide people to learn all they can from and with the partnership with their dogs.

Liz Parrish purchased this lodge in 2001

Why Liz Parrish chose Crater Lake

This area has incredible diverse year-round recreation opportunities, and Crystalwood Lodge is in the heart of it all. We are located 18 miles from the south entrance to Crater Lake National Park (the entrance which is open year-round), and adjacent to both the Fremont-Winema National Forest and the Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. Easy year-round access and eye-candy scenery in every direction complete the appeal.

What makes this lodge unique

We have a quiet, peaceful, private setting which is off the beaten path, and yet close to all sorts of outdoor recreation and sightseeing such as Crater Lake National Park. On this property we have world-class birding, fishing and canoeing and kayaking, also hiking, wildlife, and endless vistas.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Liz, Just a note of thanks & appreciation for helping to make our "sister week" such a delightful time! We all had a memorable stay -- your lodge is a gem in the woods. Thank you for sharing it with us. And, thank you for your friendliness and friendship. You gave us a warm welcome & warm send-off, and much warmth in-between! Thanks again! Woof! Woof!
Jul 2010
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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
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Pet & Family-Friendly Year-Round Getaway Just Outside Crater Lake National Park
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews
5

Great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Our quilting group has stayed at the wonderful Lodge several times now and each time is better than the last! The facilities and kitchen are great for big or smaller groups. It is a beautiful, big house with a great homey feel to it. The host ,Liz , is very helpful and knows all about the area. It is a wonderful place to walk, sit on the deck, enjoy the views and just relax. We go there to sew, visit, and eat wonderful meals but it would be a great family reunion spot with all the bedrooms and spacious living room area. I highly recommend the Crystalwood Lodge!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Tulelake, Ca.
5

Camp-run-a-muk quilter retreat.

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Crystalwood Lodge and it will not be our last. We are a group of 16 women that come together twice a year at the lodge to quilt and enjoy each others company. The accommodations are prefect for each of us to have a comfy bed and private bath. There is a huge kitchen for us to prepare our meals and large dining room to seat all of us. It is not just the lodge but the views and wild life are incredible. There are so many things to do and see nearby. Liz's hospitality is the best, making all of us feel so welcome. We look forward to spending time with Liz and her dogs each visit. We are so happy to have found Liz and the lodge for our gathering.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is such a delight having your quilting group again! I'm thrilled each time you come, and sorry to see you leave. Thanks for the great care you take of my home, and for ENJOYING yourselves! The best compliments I ever receive is when a guest or group walks in, looks around, gets a big grin and says "This feels like home!" You folks know how to enjoy yourselves and I am grateful and honored to be able to provide the setting for all that to happen. Looking forward to seeing you again this fall!
Port Angeles, Washington
5

Our family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Liz's place last summer. We were telling some friends what a great place it is and realized we never left a review, so here we are...better late than never. Family gathered from coasts east and west and as far away as Italy, 27 of us in all, all beds filled and young people in tents and on the floor of the great room on chilly nights and Liz was a wonderful and gracious host through it all. We were well pleased. This is a gorgeous setting. My wife and I spent one whole day just canoeing through the enchanting wetlands in one of the lodge's canoes. We saw many water fowl and other birds and a pair of mating sandhill cranes in their ritual dance. Most of our days were spent with various groups forays into Crater Lake National Park and this proved to be excellent lodging for that. We were concerned at first that the drive to the park might be a long one but that turned out to not be the case at all. The drive passed quickly through the stunningly beautiful Klamath Basin. This is our 3rd big reunion rental and its a winner. We did lots of cooking and the kitchen and dining area was great for a large group.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Dallas metroplex
4

Discovery of Oregon

  • 4 of 5

Short visit but very enjoyable. Crater lake was snowed in but were still able to drive to the lodge: very cold and snowing at times. Enjoyed the Rogue river and the lakes around Crater lake. We were the only ones at the lodge for 2 days and enjoyed the peace and quiet!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was so grateful to be able to host this lovely couple. I am working a seasonal job as an employee trainer at Crater Lake, so it was extra delightful to be able to get some direct guest feedback on their experiences there. These folks were most generous in sharing their observations with me. We had a delightful time also talking about the area, Crystalwood Lodge, my sled dog team, my Iditarod experiences and so forth. These folks are from Texas, and when they departed to go home, they took the cool weather with them...immediately after they left, we went into a hot (for us) spell of temps in the mid-upper 80s. Ah, life in the mountains in springtime -- never a dull moment!
seattle wa
5

Restful and Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit to the Crater Lake area made even more enjoyable by Liz's hospitality. We loved meeting and petting the sled dogs, appreciated Liz's care of our feisty corgi while we enjoyed Crater Lake, and reveled in the canoeing and just hanging out at the lodge. The room (McGrath) was plenty big enough for 2 adults, 2 teenagers and a dog. The room and the lodge were clean, the beds comfy and the views spectacular. We came in much later than we had planned our first night and we were graciously met by Liz. She was so hospitable and had a lot of good tips on where to go and what to see. We all had fun cooking in the kitchen, watching the sunrise with a steaming cup of coffee and enjoying the sunset with a glass of wine in the screened porch. 4 days flew by.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful Family Vacation Destination

  • 5 of 5

We had a good feeling about Liz and the place right from the moment I sent my inquiry to the VRBO listing. And we were pleased to have our expectations exceeded. It is just the place for unwinding from a hectic city life and letting your lungs rejuvenate with fresh air and eyes soak in all the beauty whichever direction you see.

We were also inspired by Liz's passion for her dogs and the wonderful stories about her Iditarod race and more. She is very prompt with any help you may need. And what made our trip even more memorable was that we forgot some of our daughter's bags back in the lodge, and Liz mailed them over (even though it is such an arduous task to send someone's luggage over by mail especially when you are living in a place like Winema National Forest) within two days; it arrived within a couple of days too.

We higly recommend this place for vacation and we are positively going back.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Klamath Falls
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Rocky Point Resort (seasonal)
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Running Y
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Klamath Falls
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
OR-140
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Rocky Point Resort (seasonal)
Nearest Ski
X-C ski from our front door
Car: necessary

Canoeing, birding, sled dog kennel tours, festivals, photography, fly fishing, ropings and cutting horse competitions, rodeos, star gazing, Civil War re-enactments, Lava Beds National Monument, fish hatcheries, world-class birding

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Rates & Availability

From $527 Per night

Crater Lake Lodge Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$527
$2,849
 
Notes: Rates are based on 19 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Canoe/Boat/Snowshoe Rental $20
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes NOTE: Extended Stay discounts available: Stay longer and save more!
4 nights: $497/night
5 nights: $467/night
6 nights: $437/night
7+ nights: $407/night
Base rates incl. up to 20 ppl/night; additional guests $10/person/night.

Secure online booking at CrystalwoodLodge dot com

Covers entire Lodge, including our commercial kitchen fully outfitted for your use -- all you bring is the food.
NOTE: Extended Stay discounts available: Stay longer and save more!
4 nights: $497/night
5 nights: $467/night
6 nights: $437/night
7+ nights: $407/night
Credit cards accepted (Visa, MasterCard, Discover), also checks.

50% deposit for entire stay required to confirm reservation, and balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

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Amenities

Crater Lake Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 22 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Ruby In-room Bath - toilet , shower , Wash basin, cabinet, mirror, amenities, towels, robes
    Iditarod Private Bath - toilet , shower , Wash basin, cabinet, mirror, amenities, towels, robes
    McGrath In-room Bath - toilet , shower , Wash basin, cabinet, mirror, amenities, towels, robes
    Nome In-Room Bath - toilet , shower , Wash basin, cabinet, mirror, amenities, towels, robes
    Great Room Ground Floor Half-bath - toilet , Wash basin, cabinet, mirror, amenities, paper towels.
    Kaltag In-room Bath - toilet , shower , Wash basin, cabinet, mirror, amenities, towels, robes
    Skwentna In-room Bath - toilet , shower , Wash basin, cabinet, mirror, amenities, towels, robes
    Rainy Pass In-room Bath - toilet , shower , Wash basin, cabinet, mirror, amenities, towels, robes
  • All (7) full bathrooms include showers, toilet, washbasin with cabinet. Toilet paper, towels and bath mat provided. Shampoo and softsoap provided, as well as makeup removal cloth and toiletry amenities.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Kaltag - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Kaltag can be configured as a King OR 2 twins. Private bath.
    Skwentna - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Queen bed AND twin bed, with private bath.
    Ruby - 1 queen , Queen bed, with private bath
    Iditarod - 1 twin/ single , Twin bed with private bath across hall.
    McGrath - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Queen bed AND 2 twins, private bath, outside entrance.
    Rainy Pass - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King bed OR 2 twins, private bath, 3rd floor
    Nome - 1 double , Double bed, private bath, 3rd floor
    Sleeping Porch - Add'l sleeping area with love seat, tables, floor space
  • See individual bedrooms for bed configuration details. See Crystalwood Lodge website (CrystalwoodLodge.com) for more details on room configurations, views and amenities. All bedrooms have private shower baths. Additional air beds available, as is a pack-n-play. Guests are welcome to tent camp in vicinity of lodge, and 3 RV parking spots available with electrical hookups.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
great cell phone coverage, self-serve dog washing facility, dog crates available for bedrooms, dog sheets, walk-in cooler, full commercial kitchen, canoe/snowshoe rentals, hiking trails on property (130 acres), screened viewing porches (first and second floors), binoculars and birding scope, board games, puzzles, cards, yard games (croquet, badminton)

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