We stayed at this resort in unit #11 near the back of the property. The property is located about 2-3 blocks from Hwy 4 as the crow flies. It takes a bit longer to reach the resort but their are good signs to lead the way.
Check in was efficiently handled as was check out. There is a daily $5 charge for activities that included an ice cream social, wine and cheese, a movie night with popcorn and a WII evening. The staff does everything to make this a pleasant stay and that you enjoy the activities.
The unit was clean and ready shortly after 3:00 PM so we checked in a little early. Linens are of good quality, beds comfortable, flat screen televisions were recently installed with Direct TV access. While the units are somewhat dated, they are well maintained. The grounds were attractively landscaped. Late August is still warm with the temperatures during the day in the upper 80's to lower 90's. Evenings cooled into the mid to upper 50's so the cool, pine scented air was refreshing in the morning.
There were two computers for guests to use in the club house and since cell phone service is generally not available, a phone in the office is available for free long distance calling.
The relationship with the Sequoia Country Club across the street makes golfing available. On the first Thursday of the month, the club serves a prime rib dinner that this August was $12.50. It's very popular, so arriving early for a table is suggested.
There are lots of places to dine in the area and the Big Tree State Park is a must see.
- Also Known As:
- Mountain Retreat Hotel Arnold
- Mountain Retreat Hotel
- 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
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