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
Response by Mountain Retreat Resort Thank you for reviewing Mountain Retreat Resort. We are really sorry that you accommodations were not what you expected. Please know that our staff appreciates the feedback for opportunities to improve Mountain Retreat. We do hope to be able to welcome you back for another stay. Once again, thank you for your feedback
"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
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!
"What a Great Time !!"
09/03/14 Jashawa2 Clearwater, Florida
Our stay at Mountain Retreat Resort could not have been better. We looked at several locals in the areas, and could not have been happier with our choice. Roomy condo with plenty of emenaties (kitchen, washer/dryer, etc). And the water (shower) temp was always perfect. Cant wait to try again in the winter/spring. W & J
"4th time back"
09/02/14 GBelshaw San Jose, California
I've been coming here and spending time with family. Golfing with my brother and his wife. The staff is always accommodating to make sure the stay is pleasurable. The golf course surrounds the property and has a great restaurant/bar on the premises.
"Decent stay. Probably too much unless you're skiing or rolling with a large party"
09/01/14 Eric R los angeles
lots of space but it's way too much for 2 people. We didn't see much else on hotels.com but when we entered the town...drove by lots of hotel options. Recommend for two couples but not the best value for a party of two. If you play golf, might be easier to justify.
"Arnold..hidden gem and so is Mt.Retreat"
08/25/14 Barbara4797 Phoenix, Arizona
Coming from Phoenix where it is 107 my friends and I were looking for a cool vacation in the pines. When we saw the timeshare in Arnold CA...we all said the same thing. Where the heck is Arnold ? What a surprise when we arrived. Took two days to get here...but coming thru Murphys first we looked forward to the many wine tasting rooms we passed...what an awesome feeling as we climbed the road and found the big trees of Arnold and this wonderful resort. Huge condos..yes..a little dated..but this setting is so worthwhile....all units are two bedrooms and although lots of stairs they add to the charm. Yes..seniors and those with mobility problems need to talk to reservation staff first ..our unit was three stories and would be hard if impaired..but we had two couples and the separation meant much privacy. The new club house is very pretty with nice indoor pool and pancakes breakfasts, ice cream socials, and other family activities are so nicely done. Staff is GREAT...just ask..and they make it happen. The wooden balconies are so pretty even with a raccoon or two visiting..loved it. Having the Sequoia Woods Country almost right on the property adds so much. Lovely restaurant, great bar and lounge and beautiful outdoor pool all available to Mt. Retreat guests. So much to see. Big Trees State Park, Alpine Lake,Murphy's,,lovely wineries such as Ironstone, and don't forget Sarafinas..wow..amazing Italian food.( make a reservation)...loved Arnold Chinese Restaurant ..great Chinese food. We even got to Lake Tahoe for the day...I loved this place..one of my favorites now thru RCI..thanks to you all for all you do.
"Loved our stay!"
08/23/14 lsuaz Glendale, Arizona
We simply have no complaints with the Mountain Retreat. Everything - from communication via emails and phone calls, to arrival check-in, the room being clean and perfect for the 4 adults in our group . . . location . . . just lovely, peaceful and wonderful. The front desk staff was excellent - Bobi gave us excellent advice about visiting Lake Alpine, the Hell's Kitchen lookout . . . excellent pizza from Snowshoe Bar and Grill - thank you! We absolutely hope to return and recommend this place to stay.
"Mountain Retreat - Just what we had hoped for"
07/30/14 Cam C
We live in Canada and own a time share at Banff Gate Mountain Resort, and we love the quiet of the mountain setting and the abundance of nearby outdoor activities. We were told that Mountain Retreat Resort was very similar in many ways, and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed the local area and took in several of the nearby natural areas. We also appreciated the relative proximity (~3 hours) to major attractions like Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, and San Francisco. The pool and nearby lakes were great in the hot weather. Staff is very friendly and helpful, and the kids insisted that we do all of the mini activities organized for guests. The unit we had was large and spacious, and accommodated our crew of 6 quite comfortably.
"Nice place to stay if you don't mind STEEP stairs."
07/30/14 GSDodgen Augusta, Georgia
A little old and out of date, but quaint. No Cell Phone reception at all in the resort. The part I really didn't like were the very steep stairways in the apartment. It is quite a ways off the beaten path, but is really near the Calaveras Big Trees State Park with awesome views of the Giant Sequoias!
"Quaint mountain cabin feel, lots of fun"
07/25/14 Jackie M Seattle, Washington
Wonderful time spent in a smaller mountain resort (just over 30 units) where you feel like you have your own cabin in the woods. Spacious, well laid out condo. Not fancy, but just right for a family vacation. Loved the air conditioning! Three decks to enjoy the outdoor beauty. The newly remodeled clubhouse is filled with activities - indoor pool/hot tub, football and pool, theater room, books to read, kitchen and great room, fantastic exercise room and sauna. In the summer, guests have use of the fabulous outdoor pool across the street at the golf course. There are many organized events, like the ice cream social, pancake breakfast, bingo, etc. the mama gets and entire staff we interacted with were friendly and very helpful. Would definitely return. Thanks, Mountain Retreat!
"Outstanding mountain experience"
07/08/14 Cordelia N Hacienda Heights, California
We visited the resort last year and are coming bacvk next month just because we had such a great time. The accomodations are rustic, but that is the charm of a mountain villa in the middle of tall trees and many natural resources to explore. The staff of the resort should be rated "A #1". There was no question or problem that they didn't answer or try to solve, always with a smile and cooperation. The surrounding towns with their wineries, museums, and the national parks offered lots to do, and at the end of the day, swimming in the resort indoor pool, or across the street in a big outdoor pool was a nice way to end the day.
07/07/14 John S Napa Valley, California
i love it when i come up here every year it so wonderfull up here it so peacefull and quiet cant wait untill i come back again next year so many things to see the people at mountain retreat goes out of there way for u anything u need they will help
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