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Thank you for an amazing week. This is the best family vacation place. We have fallen in love and will be back. The cabin view is incredible. The pontoon boat was so much fun. We have made so many memories we will cherish forever.

The DeJarnette Family


Thank you for accommodating our cabin and date change. We were looking forward to a relaxing time. Grateful to be here. This is the first place I wanted to see after my eye surgery!

Frank and Martha


Thank you so much for sending my blanket. As well, I so appreciate how attentive you all were during our stay at the lodge. We had a wonderful time and look forward to next year!

Kind regards ~ Kelly


It’s great to be away from the craziness of town, and the view of the lake is unmatchable. It’s okay to be without a TV for a few days, but we had great cell service.

Margaret Dalley


We just wanted to thank you so much for our wonderful stay here! Our dining room and kitchen views were incredible, and the staff was so welcoming, friendly and helpful. We loved coming into the office for little chats! All of the dog amenities were so thoughtful, too – the doggy gate and blanket were really creative! Everyone here does such a great job making this feel like a beautiful home away from home, and we can’t wait to stay here again!

The Nemiro and Foster Family


Dear CJ,

Thank you so much for your understanding and consideration.  Your outstanding service is a big part of what makes Crystal Crag such a special place.
Mark and I were musing that there are probably many lodging establishments that would not have been honest about the credit to our bill.  I know you never would, but you could have rented Laurel for tonight and we would have never known the difference.  I have appreciated your kindness for the years we have been visiting, but the extra effort you made for us today has helped to restore my belief in the general “goodness” of most proprietors.  And Bodie and Sicily had a blast!
 Look for my excellent reviews on Facebook and Yelp (not that you need them.)
Margaret Dalley


Thank you so much for everything! We look forward to next year at the lodge. You all made us feel like family once again!

The Rasmussens


It’s wonderful! We started coming in 1986 and have every year except three. The staff is great. If you love the Sierras, you’ll love Crystal Crag!

Leslie Terry


Wonderful time every year we go. Firewood provided. Scenery is awesome and we’ve seen bears and other wildlife each time. Lake fishing is good fun for all!

Lynette Chandler


Our best week each year for a lifetime!

Kathy Schroeder


We are all cleaned up and checked out. We had a wonderful stay. Next year, we’re going to stay longer. Hope to see you again next summer.

Linda and Terry


We wanted to thank y’all so very much for your graciousness and kindness during the reservation process (Derek & CJ); also a big huge shout out to Darlene and Jeff for accommodating us on August 7th for Duane’s 60th soiree on the deck of the lodge. Thanks to Red and Kathy for just being you and loving on us while we were here! You people continue to make us feel special and welcomed every stinkin’ time we come! You are all amazing and loved by us til the good Lord calls us all home! Be well.

Duane and Judy


Thank you so much. We enjoyed our stay. The cabin was wonderful.

“Meca” cabin guests


Thank you CJ, Derek and all the Crystal Crag staff! You were all so kind and welcoming. We had a blast being unplugged and away from the city. We didn’t even miss the electronics! We played cards, board games, fished, hiked, made crafts (painted rocks), rode horses, danced, laughed and made amazing memories. We will definitely be back!

Love, The Philpot Family and Rocky (our dog!)


Hi Derek and CJ! Thank you for another wonderful vacation at Lake Mary! Have a great summer!



Dear CJ ~ Thank you so much for everything you did for our family!  Thanks to your hospitality, we have had a wonderful time here.  Hope to visit again in the near future.

Regards, the Kang family


CJ ~ Thank you so much for everything and all the advice! We had an awesome stay!

Vicc & Friends


Hello, Derek. My family and I wanted to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation for our Mammoth stay at Crystal Crag Lodge Cabin “Purple.” We enjoyed the hospitality from yourself, Mrs. Johnson & your sister C.J. The location was absolutely breathtaking, and our cabin provided everything we needed to make our stay comfortable, enjoyable and most memorable.

The highlight of our trip included the pontoon boat fishing.  All three of our kids caught their very first fish!  My family and I will definitely make this a yearly family tradition!  We are all suffering from Mammoth withdrawals upon our return to reality. We are absolutely looking forward to our next trip to Mammoth Lakes & Crystal Crag Lodge Cabins. Feel free to post our great experience.

Sincerely, Jack & family

Just wanted to say thank you to you, and everyone on the staff — we’ve been home almost a week and my two boys are still talking about what a wonderful time they had.  We’ll be back next summer for sure!

All the best, Matt

We had a wonderful time! Thank you! P.S. We will be back again!

The Lopez Family

Best cabin ever!

Damai and Mila

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