Our family of 4 stayed 5 nights here at the end of August 2013. Our 2 bedroom 2.5 bath condo was plenty big, well equipped and private. We enjoyed the resort, use of the outdoor pool at the golf club across the street (open seasonally), movie night and the ice cream sundae night. The staff were all very friendly. The exercise room is minimal and dated- but it did the trick.
Restaurants in Arnold are easy to get to and there are many good choices. We ventured to nearby Murphys, CA and went on a tour of Mercer Caverns and Ironstone Winery. Calaveras Big Trees State Park is just a few minutes away.
The main negative of the week was that there was some smoke (mainly in the mornings) from the Rim fire near Yosemite. I hadn't considered that the area has serious forest fire potential. The folks at Mountain Retreat were helpful in talking to us prior to our arrival about the level of smoke and what to expect.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Mountain Retreat Hotel Arnold