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The Homestead Crater, Midway

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  • The staff is absolutely the worst to deal with. First of all the advertise to call and make reservations. But when you call (435-657-3840) no one answers. Never ever answers. You contact the Homestead...  more »
  • We arrived early, before 8:30am, making the experience sweeter. Meeting other "soakers" and watching scuba divers below sending bubbles up that sent us floating toward the walls was not as fun as my S...  more »
  • If you are looking for something that is totally different then this is the place to go, its an amazing natural attraction. We did the soak swim with snorkel equipment including and our group ranged f...  more »
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  • I was surprised by the scathing reviews. We weren't expecting much. We knew we were going to a natural crater for an inexpensive soak--not a professional spa experience. There are several lockers to change in inside the crater. My only complaint about the whole experience is that the lockers could use a thorough cleaning. There was some gross stuff in there. My husband and I got there just as a group of scuba divers were getting out, so there was a long line for the lockers, and we headed back outside to change in the bathrooms that are near the crater. The water in the crater was probably about 90 degrees, nice when it is in the 30's outside. The dome of the crater holds some of the heat in so your upper body isn't freezing. The life jackets are annoying, but I understand why it is necessary to wear them. I d say this is definitely a do it at least once experience.
  • Went here for a scuba certification. I should have waited for the weather to change and taken my tests somewhere else. It seemed very dirty and you couldn’t see anything. They cram a lot of people in a small area. I could probably overlook these things, but the staff is so rude. I was taken aback by how awful the man running the crater was. We spent over $150 and drove 6 hours to use this facility. The very least the staff could do was speak to us respectfully. Could be an incredible facility if it were managed better.
  • The Crater at the homestead is an experience like you'll never have anywhere else. Deep in a crater houses a warm spring of constantly rotating water so the water smells barely sulferic. You are give a life jacket so you can peacefully float around. Often a scuba class is going on. Great place to soak, float, dive, or snorkel in. They require reservations, so make sure you reserve. It helps it from getting crowded an dit's always a small amount of people in at a time. The only drop in ratings I have comes from the unpleasant experience I've had scheduling. Every time I've called asking to schedule or reschedule, or even in person, the people (or possibly it was the same person every time) really wasn't very pleasant or professional. Felt very much like I was bothering them and annoying them when I was merely scheduling an appointment. Everyone else we dealt with there were courteous kind and helpful.
  • What a great place created by nature. It is incredible to see crater of water and its beautiful blue colored water. It is disappointing what commercial use has done with it. If you are going to swim you will be required to wear a life jacket and you cannot jump, dive, or splash. While we were there someone sitting on the dock pushed off into the water and one of the crew yelled at the whole group of swimmers and threatened to kick everyone out. We were minding our own business and got yelled out for no reason because of someone else. It was awkward and unprofessional. I was not impressed by the staff or the way it is managed. We will not be visiting this location again.
  • Great place for a soak. Attached restroom facilities should be standard. The interior lights on the ceiling are too bright and poorly placed, causing obstruction of the view through the top of the crater. Book an early reservation, if you book for closing time your session will be cut short by 10-15 minutes so the clerk can be "out the door" right at closing time.
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