"Nice enough place"
Check in took forever. Only one parking place per unit. For almost $600 for 2 days, there could have been coffee to go with the pot, some nice toiletries, something. $300 a night is pretty steep for a furnished apartment. We will not return.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Mountain Retreat Resort Dear guest, Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are truly sorry to hear of your experience while staying with us. Please know that all your comments are important to us and we will be sharing them with our team. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a much more pleasant stay in the near future. Thank you.
Just a small problem was air conditioning. In the bedroom on the 1st floor, it was too cool and in the bedroom on the 3rd floor, it was too warm.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Mountain Retreat Resort Dear guest, Thank you for reviewing your stay. We apologize that you experience some problems with the room temperature. We encourage you to reach out to the front desk if you experience any concerns during future stays. Our staff would be more than happy to assist you. Come back soon for another visit!
"Lots of room, golf course and pool nearby"
Met with two other families and shared meals so the kitchens and barbeques were goodGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Mountain Retreat Resort Dear guest, Thank you for reviewing your stay. We apologize for your experience at our fitness center. We will definitely take your comments into consideration. We do hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay and look forward to welcoming you back for another stay in the near future!
This place is so relaxing. We have been coming here since 2009 and we found it accidentally then. The units are big enough to house 3 generations and yet be comforable. We will come again next summer.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Mountain Retreat Resort Dear guest, Thank you for reviewing your stay. We're delighted to from returning guests and learn that they continue to enjoy a relaxing time. We look forward to welcoming you back next summer!
These are timeshares that are also rented. The units are well equipped and the rooms are a good size. Renters have access to the members' pool, golf and restaurant across the street.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Mountain Retreat Resort Dear guest, Thank you for reviewing your stay. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed staying at our facilities. We hope to welcome you back for another stay in the near future!
carpets need cleaningGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Mountain Retreat Resort Hi Lyle, Thank you for your review. We apologize that you found our carpets a bit dirty. We will definitely take your comments into consideration. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a much more pleasant stay. Thank you!
"difficult to find, very far from yosemite"
Place was closed. We had to navigate by directions to our unit.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Mountain Retreat Resort Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We apologize that you found our locations closed for the night. we hope that despite this that you were able to enjoy the beautiful arnold area.
As a whole, it was very nice and quiet. The only negative thing I have to say is the downstairs smelled a little like mildew. The room should have been aired out. Also, there was mildew in the shower. So more attention to cleanliness is needed. Otherwise it was nice. Don't know if I will come back though due to the mildew and the musty smell.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Mountain Retreat Resort Hi AudgeS, Thank you for reviewing Mountain Retreat Resort. We are really sorry that you found mildew in your room and experienced room odor. Please know that our staff will be looking into these events to prevent them from occurring in the future. We do hope to be able to welcome you back in the near future for another stay. Once again, thank you for your feedback!
"Not what I expected."
We were in Arnold because of a high school graduation. We expected more from a time share unit. The lighting in the bathrooms were not adequate. There were multiple broken blinds. The door entries did not seem very secure. We did not realize from the pictures that there were lots of stairs inside and outside.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Overnight otw to Bear Valley Resort"
This condo included everything we needed! The kitchen was a must especially with picky kids. Plates, cups, utensils, pots, pans were also provided! :) We didn't get to check it the indoor pool, but we'll most definitely come back again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Mountain Retreat Resort HI Cyndi, Thank you for your review. We're so glad we could welcome you for a night while making your way to Bear Valley Resort. It's great to hear our accommodations came in handy for your family. We look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future!
Very family friendly and peaceful. Great location high in the foothills very close to snow without the hassle. A great place to relax and decompress with all the comfort of home.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Mountain Retreat Resort Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We're thrilled you found our resort family friendly and peaceful. We're glad you enjoyed our location and had a wonderful time relaxing. We hope to welcome you back again soon
"Getaway from it all."
I absolutely loved our stay. The ambiance of the environment and the rooms were just the best! Very roomy and for the price, you cant get any better!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Mountain Retreat Resort Hi We're thrilled you enjoyed our hotel and accommodations. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
"A welcome retreat!"
The hotel grounds were amazing, and the room was absolutely perfect! A great place for a quiet get away!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Mountain Retreat Resort Hi Kevin, We're thrilled you enjoyed our hotel and accommodations. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
"Nice place for families and big groups"
I liked the pool, the restaurant, the staff, the space. I wish they had a changing room at the pool (not just a bathroom) and I wish they gave us bathroom basics like shampoo, etc. It's a great place with full kitchen, individual patio, nice location in the woods, etc but remember to bring your fire wood and bathroom things.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Mountain Retreat Resort Dear Guest, Thank you for your post. We're so glad you enjoyed our accommodations, restaurant, staff and your room. We're glad the kitchen and patio came in handy. Come back to visit us again soon!
loved it, will be back, great kitchen , fireplace and location. a bit cold downstairs, but that made it a 99.9%, instead of 100%Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Mountain Retreat Resort Hi dave, We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Mountain Retreat Resort. Come back again soon!
"Secluded Condo w/ perks"
This place was great and I wish we had stayed longer. We were only there for one night but I was very impressed. For the price of a normal hotel room you get two bedrooms, two pull out couches, satellite tv, 2 1/2 baths, a small kitchen with stove and full size fridge, dishwasher, washer and dryer! They even left us little dish washer and laundry pods […] and dish soap. I would have loved to spend a week or more here living in the mountains. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Time Machine but close to Big Trees State Park"
Mountain Retreat Resort feels a lot like a trip to the 1980's. I swear I remember being in a cabin just like this during family ski trips in the Appalachians in the late 80's and early 90's. Don't get me wrong - this was no deterrent to our stay. The bed was comfortable, the place is awfully quiet and peaceful and there is a grocery store a few miles […] down the road where you can pick up some stuff to grill on the nearby community grill if you so choose. Although the lodging options in Arnold are slim, the MRR was a great place to rest our heads after a morning of driving and afternoon of hiking through Big Trees State Park. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful Place to Stay"
It was a beautiful place and we would definitely come back again. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The location was great, the kids loved the indoor pool.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Friendly, helpful staff; exterior needs attention"
All the staff were friendly and helpful. The resort offers social events, which are sweet. The beds are very comfortable, and the units have all the essentials for a pleasant stay. The interior decore is due for an update, especially the wooden towel racks, now past their prime. The only really notable issue was the condition of the exterior doors, […] several of which had weather damage. For the rates charged, they could definitely put some love back into the units - at least the one we stayed in. Given the helpfulness of the staff and the overall condition of the property, though, I would not hesitate to recommend a stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful, quiet area"
The property is very well maintained, everything was clean and comfortable. there is a country club across the street with a beautiful outdoor pool, and Retreat guests can use it. I would say the clientele at this place is a bit older, there are no facilities for young children. Many of the eateries in town were closed on Tuesdays/Wednesdays when we […] were there, just a heads up- the Mountain Resort itself was great. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"comfy home in he woods"
BBQ available, brought up steaks, corn, potatoes for a family cook out. Staff very nice. Extra amenities like ice cream social was hosted by staff. Free DVD rentals. Remember check out is 10:00 am.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Mountain Retreat Resort Dear Guest, We're thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay with us Mountain Retreat Resort. We bet your steak, corn, and potato dinner was delicious! Come back to visit us again in the future!
"A perfect place to visit..."
I would certainly go back again and anticipate the trip.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The location was great although the decor was dated. We arrived and checked in only to find out that the keyless entry wasn't working and the heater in both the pool and spa was broken. My daughter was disappointed to say the least. The consolation prize was privileges to swim across the street at the country club but they closed at 6 pm each day and […] there was no hot tub spa. Next the the refrig didn't start working until the next day so we had to take our perishables to the main office overnight. On our 2nd night stay, the country club driving range that sits directly behind the resort decided it was time to clean golf balls out of an aluminum container at 7 am which woke my entire family up. The sound was obnoxious and loud almost like a freight train coming into the room. Lastly there were limited cable tv subscriptions for kid friendly shows. Silver lining is that all the resort folks staying there were friendly and helpful with local activities/sights to check out. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Mountain Retreat Resort Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Mountain Retreat Resort. We're sorry to learn of the disappointment you experienced throughout your recent visit. We understand your frustrations regarding the pool and hot tubs not working along with your refrigerator as well. We know that these instances can cause much of an inconvenience and we hope they didn't ruin your stay. We hope to better serve you in the future should you chose our property again.
a great place to stay in the mountains (with stores and restaurants nearby); some minor maintenance needed (e.g., window blinds)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Mountain Retreat Resort Hi Kang Na, Thank you for reviewing your stay at Mountain Retreat Resort. We're thrilled you had a great stay. Come back to visit us again soon!
Very comfortable,spacious 2bdrm /21/2 ba condo. Air conditioner needed service (the fan mode functioned(compressor sometimes),but temp. was still okay. Mgmt did offer us a different unit,but we declined Pool & spa shut for remodeling,but we were able to use the huge pool at the Sequoia Woods Country Club,as well as the GORGEOUS uncrowded golf course […] just an easy stroll from our cabin. Their restaurant looked lovely, but we were there Mon - Thurs and it was only open Fri - Sun at that time of year.We will definitely be back . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Mountain Retreat Resort Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at Mountain Retreat Resort. We're so glad you enjoyed the pool at the Sequoia Woods Country Club and the golf course on our property. We look forward to welcoming you back for another great stay again in the future!
Our stay at Mountain Retreat was fantastic, the condo was great and so very clean,and the front desk was great! We definitely will be coming back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful location, comfortable accommodations"
We stayed for a weekend to be near the Sno Parks, and had a wonderful time. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen included all of the necessities and the outdoor decks on both levels were a pleasant surprise. For the price and location, I would highly recommend Mountain View Resort. Previous reviews mentioned a lack of toiletries, which seems to be […] correct. The bathrooms were stocked with soap and Toms of Maine deodorant, but no shampoo, conditioner or body lotion. Not a big drawback in my opinion, but you should plan to bring your own. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cozy but dated"
It was a very nice 2 bed condo that fit our two families very well. Layout of condo was very nice with two floors and 2.5 bathrooms. However, walls were very thin. Water heater was very small, as you got a cold shower if someone else flushed the toilet. The condo was very dated but clean. Kids enjoyed the sledding hill on the property, within walking […] distance from our condo. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient getaway in Arnold"
The size of the 2 bdrm condo was just right, and the kids loved the hill in sight for sledding. We wished the hot tub was available, but it is closed right now. The staff was friendly and the kitchen was neat and well supplied. If the pool becomes available we'd love to come back in the summer too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Mountain Retreat Resort"
The town house was very spacious and the staff was great. They even helped us to get our fire started in the fireplace. I would just suggest putting pot holders into the kitchen. We would love to stay there again sometime in the future.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, fantastic house, home from home."
Great house basically clean but could do with a deep clean, windows in need of clean inside and out. Some large cobwebs but thankfully no large spiders. Pool was closed due to a problem for a couple of days whilst we were there but on last day when it did open was good enough. As we visited out of season (October) the place had a bit of a closed down […] feel to it such as unable to get a meal or a drink at the resort. However did enjoy our time here and would recommend a stay here to friends. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Mountain Retreat Resort Dear Guest, Thank you for your post. We are pleased you enjoyed our property. It's always great to know how much our guests enjoy our accommodations. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back again, perhaps when the weather is a bit warmer!
"Mountain Retreat - Literally!"
We stayed at the resort in early December when Northern California got clobbered by a huge storm with high winds and lots of rain. Fortunately, the area around Arnold was relatively dry in comparison. During that week, we had good enough weather to walk around the giant sequoias in Calaveras Big Tree State Park, visit the Bear Valley ski area, drive over to Yosemite, and see the jumping frog plagues in Angel's Camp. It was wonderful to unwind in such beautiful country, but it was a shock to see how low the reservoirs were and how the summer fires had devastated the forests near Yosemite. At the resort, we stayed in Calaveras 11, which is a rustic two-story nestled in the trees by the creek. We enjoyed the complimentary movie videos, pancake breakfast and ice cream social, and the special Thursday Night dinner at the Sequoia Woods country club across the street. When the storm finally did arrive, it surprised us with a steady snowfall one morning, which turned the resort into a winter wonderland. We just kept the fireplace going and the love light glowing!
Friendly staff, fun events, beautiful location! We had plenty of space in Comstock 6- being from Southern California, space is a luxury and this was bigger than houses near us. We had everything we needed and unit was clean! Wifi is fantastic. Buy a cocoa cone (adorable idea!) take Porter on a walk and good luck hunting for the Golden Pinecone! We did bingo, coffee klatch, pancakes and ice cream, pool/spa and all were fun!! Down to Earth folks, good food and wine. This is one of my favorite resorts of RCi. No timeshare hassle period- they call and chat to genuinely do so not to sell you something. Makes me want to go there and purchase solely based on this! Shopped at SNAC (great stylish outdoor stuff), Ace (has everything you need), and Murphys. Hit up the Apple Cider joint which was adorable as well. There is an adorable park by the rim trail and Big Trees rocked. Best gift shop of any state park hands down. Great location and plenty to do if seek out and make it happen.
11/28/14 Ella A Vista, California
My family and I spent a week here and we would all agree we had a splendid time! It is such a beautiful place! I want to stay here more in the future. We went to the indoor pool and it was fantastic, it was heated to 80 to 85 degrees.
"Mountain Retreat Resort"
11/06/14 Lynda J San Francisco, California
This is among our favorite resorts and within easy drive from San Francisco Bay Area. It is a beautiful resort with excellent accommodations. The area has many attractions to enjoy including Big Trees State Park with old stand Giant Sequoia groves and many old gold rush mining towns like Murphy's, Angels Camp, Sonora, and Jamestown to explore during the day. We've stayed at Mountain Retreat three times now and look forward to going back.
11/06/14 pam t
This retreat itself is an older facility but well maintained and very clean. Our unit needed painting outside for sure. The furniture was adequate but needs updating. We loved being in the mountains and the peacefulness of the area. Golf course was beautiful across the street. We had breakfast at the condo but ate out for other meals so didn't do much cooking. Nice to have the full kitchen when needed. I really do love this place, just needs to be updated. The gal at the front desk said not until 2016 which is a long time to wait. Probably won't go back until the updates. Great for families. They have updated the common areas which was really nice to enjoy. Our stay was end of Oct so the day we got there it was very warm 70's then 2 days later snow which was fun!
"Brother & Sisters Retreat"
10/27/14 878kathy Lakewood, WA
Quiet and restful retreat gathering of siblings from different US cities. We found it very fun and relaxing to visit and remember past good times. We plan to meet at Mountain Retreat Resort same week next year .
"Beautiful and peaceful days at Mountain Retreat"
10/09/14 brtanner Santa Cruz, California
From the moment we checked in to our departure 3 days later, the staff at Mountain Retreat did everything they could to make our stay smooth and enjoyable. The cabin was attractive, immaculate, and had everything we needed for relaxation and cuisine. Meals on the back deck were wonderful. Fires in the fireplace insert were a real treat. We had a chance to see the big trees nearby at Calaveras State Park. Incredible. They even have a lending library of DVD's.
"Easy, relaxing, accomodating place"
I chose to tag along with my husband to Arnold while he finished a project he had up there. We brought our 2 year old son and decided last minute to book a room at the retreat. We were impressed by first sight and then upon walking in and talking to the front desk clerks our first impression just got better and better. We asked if we could check in early and they pulled some strings to make it happen. We took advantage of the pool and hot tub which was very nice. The only complaint is that it wasn't snowing outside.. the indoor pool area has beautiful windows that look out to trees and we couldn't help but think some snow coming down would have made the experience all the better. The staff, the condo, the bed, pillows, and overall comfort of the place was spot on. We are even considering getting a time share up there. I have already started recommending Mountain Retreat to friends and family and there is no doubt in my mind we will be back.
"Another great stay at Mountain Retreat"
10/01/14 ltodd255 Reno
Another visit to beautiful Mountain Retreat in Arnold, California. This was a quick trip, only stayed Friday night and left Saturday afternoon. As always, the cabin was immaculate, spacious and comfy. We had an amazing dinner with colleagues across the street at the country club and a relaxing Saturday before leaving. Staff was friendly and available if needed. One of my favorite locations, we usually visit the town of Murphy's when staying that has all sorts of kitschy shops, restaurants and wineries. Will be back again and again!
"great place to relax"
09/25/14 chris f Reading, United Kingdom
Staff could not be more helpful to make our stay great. Accommodation was in a semidetached house , which although a bit dated , was big and had everything you needed for your stay. There is free use of a nice pool with a diving board across the road at the golf course, which by the way looked great but expensive. Big trees state park is 5 min away and was great, but Yosemite was 2.5 hrs away so we just spent one day there. Mountain retreat offer a nice programme of extras such as an ice cream evening, bingo night and pancake breakfast ,all free. A good base to visit the national parks, sunbathe and play golf !
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