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Mountain Retreat Resort
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   936 Cypress Point Dr, Arnold, CA 95223   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Arnold
Cheyenne, Wyoming
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“What Happened!?!?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

So we stayed at this hotel about 3 1/2 years ago finding it out of no where and we absolutely fell in love with it. It was this little place with such a mountain cabin charm with a warm and inviting feel. It had little knick-knacks and fish on the walls and other really cool things you would only see in the mountains. We just visited it again and WHAT DID YOU DO??? I had heard that the main lobby area had a fire and they rebuilt but they most defiantly went in a different direction. The lobby now looks like a Courtyard Marriot and the furniture just does not belong in this setting. The staff is still fantastic and we had a great time but our little mountain getaway now just seems...corporate...The golf course at Sequoia Woods is still a wonderful place to play.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MTR A, General Manager at Mountain Retreat Resort, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Hi BigWhiskeyWyoming,
Thank you for reviewing your stay at Mountain Retreat Resort. We're happy to hear you had a great stay, but understand you are not happy with our renovations. The room renovations were predicated on safety needs and the problems that come with 15 year old funiture. The current funiture is not permanent and we will be looking to replace it with a more rustic look in the coming years. We know our resort still has the same charm, it just looks a tad more modern. We hope this won't keep you from staying with us in the future. We'd love to have you back.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Staten Island, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Mountain Resort is a beautiful resort which by it's location gives you access to both Lake Tahoe and Yosemite national park. After a day of nature hunting it was a pleasure spending time at the resort.The staff are all professional and that go out of their way to make you comfortable.They are proud to work for their facility and it shows. Staying at this resort is worth your time and attention.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MTR A, General Manager at Mountain Retreat Resort, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Hi Firstcallrs,
We're thrilled to learn of your recent vacation with us at Mountain Retreat Resort. We're so glad you had such a wonderful time hunting and hanging out on the property. We hope you had a chance to check out Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park as well. We look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you and your guests back for another great stay in the future!
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Alamo, CA
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6 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I'm an owner here and we always enjoy our week. The area has much to offer. Golf, fishing, wine tasteing, hiking, winter sking, fine dining and much more. Murphy's is a can't miss, Arnold is cute and several other towns within an hour are worth exploring (especially Sonora).

The units are Mountain Retreat are set in about eight different buildings, They range from 2-4 units per building. All units are 2-3 levels. Think cabin and not condo. You really get the fell of a mountain cabin in these units. They are nice but slightly dated. Always clean and well stocked. The new clubhouse & office will open in June, 2013. The golf course next door is tight but very enjoyable. You can also use their pool and restaurant.

Room Tip: All the rooms are different but all are nice.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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MTR A, General Manager at Mountain Retreat Resort, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Hi mfenley,
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at Mountain Retreat Resort. It's great to hear how much fun you and your family had golfing, fishing, wine tasting, hiking, and exploring everything Arnold has to offer. We're excited about the updated clubhouse and office being completed soon. We hope to welcome you back again in the future!
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Alamo, California
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

My family and I have been coming to Mountain Retreat once or twice a year for nearly four years. As soon as we walk through the door, we know that we are in our "home away from home". The condos have everything we need from a fully equipped kitchen to a large flat screen TV with DVD player. Our unit has 3 stories including a loft with a queen sized sofa bed. Each of the two bedrooms downstairs has its own bathroom and an outside door opening to a private deck. The middle level is light, open, and airy. The living room with a high cathedral ceiling, wood-burning fireplace, has double doors leading to the spacious balcony. Also on this level is the half bath and the kitchen which is open to the living area.

The staff here is incredibly helpful, friendly, and welcoming. They go out of their way to assure that guests have everything they need during their stay.

The location of Mt. Retreat is ideal. Calaveras Big Trees State Park is just a few minutes up Highway 4. Arnold has good restaurants and interesting shops. The charming little town of Murphys with its many wine tasting rooms, boutiques, and excellent restaurants is only a 20 minute drive from Mt. Retreat. The Sequoia Woods Restaurant just across the street from Mt. Retreat serves excellent food in their dining room which overlooks the golf course.

The recreation center is scheduled to re-open during the first few weeks of June, 2013. At that time, guests will be able to enjoy the heated indoor pool, the workout room with the latest equipment, and the lounge.

I highly recommend Mt. Retreat for those who want to enjoy a peaceful, relaxing vacation in the midst of the natural beauty of the California gold country.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Mt. Retreat is a very well maintained property with 30+ timeshare condos with a superb staff able and qualified to address all your needs. The units are fully equipped so bring your toothbrush and a change of clothes and start enjoying. It will have soon(a matter of a week or so) a newly refurbished club house with indoor pool, sauna, entertainment center, rec room, etc for its guests to enjoy after spending the days exploring the environs. Within an hour of the complex, you will find boating, hiking, skiing, golfing options as well as an extensive array of top notch wineries and eateries. For the historically minded, the Gold Country abounds with multiple CA landmarks. If you prefer your adventures underground, there are even caves and caverns to be explored. South Shore Lake Tahoe is within easy reach for a nice day's diversion from the peace and quiet of Arnold, CA.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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MTR A, General Manager at Mountain Retreat Resort, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Thank you for your review of Mountain Retreat. We are always happy to hear from a guest who really enjoys and appreciates all the great things to do in the area. We too are excited for the clubhouse and all its' amenities to open which, we expect to be very soon. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This resort is marvelous and the scenery is gorgeous. The surrounding golf course is stunningly beautiful. The often reported clubhouse fire issue is just about resolved and should be open for use by the time you read this review (June1-2013) The pool and spa are brand new and the clubhouse has been completely renovated with new furniture, floor coverings, wall coverings, etc. Our family stays here each year at Thanksgiving or New Years and two of our children have purchased additional units for their growing families. They love it and the grandchildren talk about their trip to Mountain Retreat all year long.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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MTR A, General Manager at Mountain Retreat Resort, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Hi glangdale,
We're so glad you had a great time visiting us recently. It's great to know you found the scenery from the resort gorgeous as well. We're thrilled your children have purchased units here as well. Plenty of future holiday and vacations with us to be experienced! As you mentioned the clubhouse is just about done and all are very excited. We are on schedule for a June 21st opening. We'll see you this Thanksgiving!
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Eatonville, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

A good location for hiking and relaxing. Both the local Big Trees State Park and Arnold Rim could keep you busy for 4 days. We never even made it to Yosemite, and were glad that we had the trails to ourselves (went in May). Also a nice drive up the pass by Markleville. The Arnold restuarants were mostly excellent, and the little shops were fun. Also a lot of nearby historical gold rush towns to visit: Columbia, Murphy, Sonora, Jackson, Placerville. The room was clean and the bedding nice. Plenty of room for another 2 people. Our major compaint was that the wireless/wifi was inadequate. The rec room lobby is under construction but should be nice when done this summer.

Be careful: Doorknob located too close to door jam. Not safe position as both my husband & I cut our hands closing the door. Recommend replacing with a lever style handle which would be safer and easier to open.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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MTR A, General Manager at Mountain Retreat Resort, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Hi Susie I,
Thank you for reviewing your stay at Mountain Retreat Resort. It sounds like you had a wonderful time visiting the state parks, Arnold's restaurants, and the little shops found in town. We're sorry to hear about the issues you were having with the doorknob jamming. We'll certainly alert our maintenance team and have them take care of it. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
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Address: 936 Cypress Point Dr, Arnold, CA 95223
Location: United States > California > Arnold
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Arnold
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mountain Retreat Resort 2.5*
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. Mountain Retreat will be undergoing construction of a new Maintenance Building beginning August 1 2014 - December 1 2014. Noise should be expected during the hours of 8:00 a.M. - 5:00 P.M. Monday - Friday. ... more   less 
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