My husband and I chose to stay at Crystal Creek for our 10th wedding anniversary – and we were not disappointed!
We booked into a luxury lodge, the Numinbah. This lodge was PERFECT. Numinbah Lodge is the highest of all lodges and offered absolute privacy. The view from the room was stunning. We loved how the scenery felt like part of your room – while relaxing in bed, sharing a meal, enjoying a swim or even having a long bath.
The lodge included an infinity edge solar heated pool, which was surprisingly deep. The solar heating made the pool lukewarm. On our second day it was mostly overcast which did make a difference – but we made the most of the bath instead!
We had ordered dinner and breakfast hampers and had them delivered to the room prior to our arrival. The food was delicious. We supplemented with our own food and used both the kitchen facilities and the BBQ, which were all quite easy to use. Having a Nespresso machine in your room was also good – although I had trouble working out which pod was stronger.
The lighting in the lodge was very well planned. From having down lights around the lodge and up lights recessed into the flooring, to a coloured light in the pool and up lights on the surrounding gardens and tree. The outdoor and garden lighting gave a real depth of view in the dark.
I loved how the retreat owners have thought of everything. From umbrellas in the main carpark and at your front door for those wet days to a cupboard stocked with sunscreen, mosquito repellent, coils and more.
One of my favourite memories from our stay was the smell of the amenities – lemon myrtle. The little soaps gave off an amazing scent!
It is also worth noting that the room has roll down blinds on many of the windows which dull the sunlight in the early morning. And the toilet now has a door :)
Room Tip: Numinbah & Springbrook are the highest, and most private, of the mountain view lodges, but also the oldest (still like new though)