Horse & Buggy Holiday Cheer at Crane’s Mill

Crane’s Mill residents and guests are teeming with excitement over the upcoming annual Horse & Buggy Holiday Cheer event!

By invitation only, the event will include hot cocoa and holiday treats by the fire in Towne Square, which will be decked out for this festive season (truly, the decorations are amazing, they must be seen to be believed!).

Outside, guests will take a tour of our 48-acre campus in a lovely horse-drawn carriage!

The event is coming up on December 5th at 2:00 p.m., and we have a limited number of spots remaining. If you would like to attend this fun holiday party, please click here to send us an email or call us at 973-276-3070.

Indoor Heated Pool and Hot Tub on a Snowy Northern New Jersey Day

The indoor pool and hot tub at Crane's Mill—A fun way to stay active on a snowy day

“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!” That’s an easy song to sing when you’re relaxing in the hot tub or taking a morning water aerobics class in a heated, indoor pool!

Yes, it’s a snowy day today here in West Caldwell, New Jersey. Yet, Crane’s Mill residents aren’t worried about shoveling snow or cleaning off their cars. In fact, we just saw a handful of residents enjoying the indoor pool! Talk about a perfect day for a swim.

There are scheduled lap swims and water aerobics classes every week. Beyond that, the pool is open every day from early morning until 8:00 p.m., so residents can enjoy a fun swim or a relaxing soak at their leisure. The fitness center and locker rooms directly adjoin the pool for added convenience.

Also, some breaking news: the Crane’s Mill bus is ready to head out for morning errands at 10:30 a.m. Residents are picked up under the main awning, taken right to the door of their destination and driven home to Crane’s Mill, again, under the awning and right inside to Towne Square.

Imagine coming back from the bank without traipsing through the snow, then being greeted by our concierge, grabbing a hot drink at our 24-hour complementary coffee station and relaxing by the fire!

Sound to good to be true? For Crane’s Mill residents, it’s not a dream, or a vacation—it’s just an average Tuesday.

Would you like to learn more about keeping warm and staying active during the winter at Crane’s Mill? You can click here to send us an email or call us at 973-276-3002 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Day After Thanksgiving Thoughts and Ideas from Crane’s Mill

We hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving day with family and friends.

Wondering what to do with all those leftovers? This website has a bunch of fun ideas for repurposing your holiday favorites. We also got some great ideas from Chef Peter Day at this year’s Crane’s Mill Fall Cooking Demo.

Want a break from all the “Black Friday” hubbub? Take a moment to read this interesting history of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Did you know that when the giant balloons were first introduced, they were released into the air at the conclusion of the parade? Those who found and returned the balloons received a $50 reward from Macy’s—what a fun way to kick off the holiday season!

Today, like every Friday, is starting with a 9:00 am trail walking session lead by Trail Keeper Mike Mazur. Each week, the trail walkers complete with walking sticks and hiking gear explore our community’s 48-acre Campus, which is a Certified Wildlife Habitat.

If you’re interested in learning more about the walking tour and other activities enjoyed by Crane’s Mill residents, please click here to send us an email or call 973-276-3001.

In Case You Missed It…

At Crane’s Mill, our residents are gearing up for a lovely holiday season. Here are some fun links to keep you up-to-date with what’s been going on at our wonderful Northern New Jersey community:

A brand-new dining venue name 4 Five 9 opened for business—here’s a look at the menu.
Residents stayed warm and active during Hurricane Sandy.
We took photos of the fall foliage at its fantastic finest.
Our renowned Health Center was once again in the news. 

Stay tuned for more exciting updates from Crane’s Mill and don’t miss this year’s Horse & Buggy Holiday Cheer Celebration! You can find details here or call us at 973-276-3001 for more information on this fun event.