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Mountain Retreat Resort

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Mission Viejo, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing time at this resort! Located in the Big Trees of Arnold, it was magical! The staff was friendly and very helpful. We stayed in 24 which was perfect for the four of us. Close enough for us to take a day trip to San Francisco, and also Sacramento. I highly reccomend this resort!

Thank dawnmlewis2017
GPR S, Manager at Mountain Retreat Resort, responded to this review

Dawnmlewis2017, thank you for the high star rating! It's wonderful to hear that you loved our friendly and helpful team members and the service they provided. We look forward to welcoming you in the future!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mountain Retreat is beautiful. So much space. The unit was clean ready to go when I got there. I love the spiral staircase going to the loft. As an owner we also got 4 free plays at the golf course across the street. I also love the fact that they brought me the firewood to my unit and I did...

Thank Mary M
GPR S, Manager at Mountain Retreat Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Mary - we're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 23 March 2017

The surroundings are beautiful, condos well equipped and comfortable. Would stay again. Cons: pull out beds were dirty, full of crumbs and even a rotting raisin 🙁, extra linens were dirty as well, I pulled off 3 pieces of tape and a couple of hair balls from the blanket I was going to put on my sons pull out sofa...

1Thank Christine P
GPR S, General Manager at Mountain Retreat Resort, responded to this review

Christine, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service. Your kind words about our beautiful location and comfortable condos made us smile! We look forward to welcoming you back to explore the rest of the activities and features of our resort.

Fremont, California
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had unit 28, its really large, clean and quite, two patios with three bathrooms, enough place for 4 of us. Wish we could sit on the patio for coffee ( it was raining when we were there). Please look for the room journal in the cabinet behind the couch in the living room. The people who had been lived...

Thank mch837
GPR S, Guest Relations Manager at Mountain Retreat Resort, responded to this review

Hi mch837. Thank you for investing your time and sharing your recent experience with us. We're so glad you enjoyed the room journal! We love how many memories are captured within them. Thanks again for your review. We'd love to host you again.

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Although the sun had just set when we arrived, I could already see that we had arrived at my dream vacation in the middle of the forest! I literally could not stop smiling the entire week! I am originally from the Midwest, and LOVE trees, but living at the beach in Southern CA for 29 yrs, I miss REAL trees...

Thank CalButtercup
GPR S, Manager at Mountain Retreat Resort, responded to this review

Hi Calbuttercup. Thank you for taking the time to write such a complete review of your stay with us, and thank you for allowing us to host you during your recent stay. There is nothing better than experiencing pure joy! We're so glad that you had such an excellent time with us. We hope to see you here again for...

Mokelumne Hill, California
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent. Relaxing, friendly staff, beautiful. Loved the condo, spacious ! The hot tub was nice and also the pool. The staff makes it fun!! Close to Big Trees! We are having a wonderful time and I hope to be back again !

Thank Proverbs Three V
GPR S, Manager at Mountain Retreat Resort, responded to this review

Proverbs Three V, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We're so pleased that you had a relaxing experience with us. It would be a joy to welcome you back soon!

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We came to Arnold to go to Calaveras Big Trees State Park, and are so glad we stayed at Mountain Retreat Resort! Our 2 bedroom, 3 bath condo was perfect for our family of 4. We loved having the bedrooms on the lower level and living space upstairs. If it was warmer I would have had my coffee on one...

Thank brown-hodges
GPR S, Manager at Mountain Retreat Resort, responded to this review

Brown-hodges, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We value your patronage and would like to provide another opportunity to be of service to you.

Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

One of our favorite places to get away and just be together. We've been coming here for well over a decade, and have never had a bad experience. We love the indoor pool, the ice cream social, the super-friendly staff, and the various floor plans. When we want a week or two to just hike, swim, and wander around aimlessly...

Thank Emma B
GPR S, Manager at Mountain Retreat Resort, responded to this review

Hi Emma. Thank you for your feedback. We're grateful for your kind words about our friendly team members. They'll be happy to read your review. Please allow us to serve you sometime soon!

San Rafael, California
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath unit was very spacious and clean. Being in the woods was wonderful and we lucked out with great weather! The surrounding area offers many activities - we explored caverns and Big Trees State Park. Mainly we spent time just relaxing and visiting.

Thank Addie1995
GPR S, Guest Relations Manager at Mountain Retreat Resort, responded to this review

Thank you, Addie1995, for reaching out to us. Hurry back...we’re certainly expecting you!

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2 reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Very clean. Everything worked. And the staff was very very friendly. We've already talked about going back. We had dinner at Sequoia words. The food was great, the service was just OK at best. Took a long time to get our food and waitress/waiter would disappear for long periods at a time.

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GPR S, Manager at Mountain Retreat Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and sharing your feedback. It truly sounds like you had a wonderful vacation with us. Please note that the Sequioa Woods restaurant is not affiliated with Mountain Retreat Resort. We hope to see you here again for your next trip.

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the quiet Sierra pines of Arnold, California in Calaveras County, Mountain Retreat is just three hours from Lake Tahoe, Yosemite and the San Francisco Bay Area. The suites are duplex-style, which give our guests ample space and privacy during their stay with us. A Convenience Fee will be applied to all reservations at check in. This fee will include Internet and parking along with all other resort amenities.Accessibility: Not all areas of our resort are Handicap Accessible. There are stairs leading to each suite as well as other areas on property. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mountain Retreat Resort

Address: 936 Cypress Point Dr, Arnold, CA 95223
Region: United States > California > Arnold
Price Range: ₹ 11,750 - ₹ 16,309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mountain Retreat Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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“Our room had a creek flowing past off of our balcony!”
dawnmlewis2017, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had unit 23 and it was perfect.”
marymY522XV, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We took a walk around the property and ALL room locations looked great!”
CalButtercup, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Unit #20 was very spacious for the four of us!”
Addie1995, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms all seemed pretty equal....all had views”
323maureens, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
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