Mountain Retreat Timeshare Estates is nestled in the quiet Sierra pines of Arnold, California in Calaveras County. The Retreat is 2 to 4 hours drive from Lake Tahoe depending on route taken and time of the year, 3 hours from Yosemite, and 3+ hours from most San Francisco Bay Area locations. The Mt Retreat complex was developed between 1981 and 1983 and all condos will sleep 6 privately and up to 8 using the standard quality fold out couch. The condominiums are duplex style (one style, the Calistoga, is a triplex) with numerous stairs that afford optimum privacy. Calaveras County is located in the heart of the Motherlode area of the 1849 Gold Rush with many historic places to go site seeing throughout the year. The area also abounds with numerous award wining wineries that are open year round for wine tasting. Outdoor sports in the general area range from golfing, hiking, rock climbing, and boating during most of the year to skiing, tubing, and sledding in the winter. For those who just wish to relax in a quiet, out of the way, mountain forest atmosphere, Mt Retreat is the place to be.
Another resort in the area you may like is Snow Lake Lodge. Big Bear Lake is host to Snow Lake Lodge and about 50 miles east of San Bernardino in the San Bernardino Mountains. In summer, mountain biking, horseback riding, swimming, and fishing are popular activities. Golf is available two miles away, and tennis facilities are also nearby. Excellent downhill skiing and snowboarding are as close as three blocks from the resort. Other area winter recreation options include cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, and tobogganing.