As Southern Oregon’s pet friendly intimate lodge near Crater Lake, we specialize in providing the environment for pet travel and the perfect” off the beaten track vacation.” Well behaved pets are most welcome in the lodge, guest rooms and throughout the grounds. pet friendly specific amenities include crates in every room, swimming ponds and hiking paths, a dog washing facility, and pet day care available to our guests wishing to enjoy “people-only” activities.
Fall is our Favorite Season — Come and Find Out Why!
Fall is arriving, picking up pace day by day. We had a light freeze on Sept. 1, heralding the start of our favorite season…so the dogs and I got out and did about a 4 mile training run on the property to celebrate!
Why is it our favorite season here at Crystalwood Lodge?
Great temps, plenty of open space to romp around in.
Great fishing action, with trout and perch — the trout are going crazy over the hoppers.
Lots of colors…for the next several weeks the marsh and mountains will be an ever-changing palette of eye-candy.
Warm days, crisp nights.
Time to pause, reflect, relax.
Not even too early to plan future adventures…we’ve hosted 2 weddings this summer, numerous family reunions and groups, and celebrations for Christmas, Thanksgiving, President’s Day, spring break…oh yea, and summer!
But fall is truly special…
Fall fruits in abundance: the property and area is covered with wild choke cherry, wild strawberries and the omnipresent wild elderberries. It would be a shame to let the birds and animals snag them all!
Crater Lake is peaceful once again, with all the trails and roads open and ready for exploring.
Ditto for the National Forest, BLM lands, Sky Lakes and Mountain Lakes Wildernesses…all waiting for you to explore, without having to deal with rain, snow, bugs or crowds. This is truly a special time of the year!
Hiking, birding, hunting, fishing, canoeing…there’s a ton of things to do near Crater Lake…and the perfect season to do them in!
The dogs and I will be waiting for you. Who knows…you may be lucky enough to tag along on one of our training runs!
Briar’s Patch Sled Dogs…Iditarod Finishers!
Liz’s sled dog team, Briar’s Patch Sled Dogs, has successfully finished Iditarod 2008, to celebrate Liz’s 50th birthday! The team finished the race with 14 dogs (of the starting team of 16) in 14 days’ time. The dogs were magnificent, getting stronger and stronger as the race went on…they know they did something quite special! It was an honor and a privilege to be able to share the trail with them, and to have them take me — emotionally, spiritually and physically — places I could never go otherwise. Now I’m ready to share those experiences with others. For more information on presentations, books, and other visits and information sharing, you can contact Liz at 888-583-4121. Please plan on visiting the team during your stay here at the Lodge and congratulating them on a job well done!