based on 21 reviews
Kayla (USA)
airbnb review

WOW! Chesa Madrisa is an amazing place to stay. My family and I spent Thanksgiving here and our stay couldn't have been better. The modern and updated cabin exceeded our expectations in every way. From the exceptional communicative host, to the stocked pantry (with Le Creuset, no less!), to the bottle of wine left for us, we were so impressed in every way. Details: the kitchen is large and completely stocked; we were able to cook an entire Thanksgiving dinner without having to bring our own tools. The host even checked to make sure there was a turkey baster for us! The living room is large, inviting and has huge windows looking out into the pines. The room is further enhanced by the cozy dual-sized fireplace, which was a popular spot for the those who wanted to snuggle up with a book. We all liked that the living room was not obstructed by a TV but, instead, was separated from another area that had a TV and another sitting area. Downstairs there are 3 large bedrooms, each equipped with its own bathroom (and heated floors)..not to mention every sink has William & Sonoma hand soap and lotion. No details spared here. Kids: we had two little ones with us and they were excited to find a toy room just for them. Entirely stocked with newer toys and games. The home is very safe and kid-friendly. Lastly, I am a clean/germ freak and I was so, so happy that this home was immaculate. We could not have been more pleased and the only disappointing part of our stay was having to leave. We cannot wait to come visit Chesa Madrisa again. Thank you so much Hillary!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 11/2016

Diane (USA)
Facebook Review

The CHESA was magnificent! A 5 -Star beauty! Lovely duvets on the wonderful king-sized beds, lovely decor, beautiful scenery, assorted teas and coffees, and a pass to Big Trees State Park! Everything was ready for us when we arrived and everything went seamlessly! Thank you so much for a fantastic getaway!!!

Single traveller  |  stayed in 10/2016

Robert (USA)
Wonderful Mountain Home

The Chesa Madrisa is amazing. This mountain home is as advertised. Beautiful views from the living room and the kitchen and accessories are top notch. My family had a terrific 4th of July holiday and grilled some steaks on the new Weber BBQ. Delicious!! Very comfortable. We'd love to stay again!

Family with no Children  |  stayed in 7/2016

Susan (USA)
Lovely Home

This is a lovely LARGE home. It would be a great for a 2 family getaway or for a family with multiple kids/teens. Lots of space to spread out and lots to do. It is completely outfitted with everything you need to cook in. Very clean, updated and comfortable. Walking distance to Big Trees Park (on fire road). Very quiet and peaceful.

Group  |  stayed in 5/2016

Margaret (USA)
Facebook Review

This house is just perfect. There were 7 of us (2 families with a total of 3 kids) and we were all very comfortable. There is plenty of space to hang out together or alone. All rooms have a king bed and a bathroom. Nothing is missing from this very clean and very well organized, perfectly situated, beautiful house in the mountains. You can find anything and everything you may need for a weekend or week away, including lots of toys for kids of all ages. The kitchen is very well stocked with great pots and pans, dishes, (including kid dishes) glasses, appliances and staples like basic spices, etc. The house is 25 minutes to Bear Valley and 25 minutes to Murphys and right up against Big Trees. Perfect location for skiing, sledding or a day of wine tasting in Murphys or playing in the forest and swimming in nearby lakes during the summer. Hillary was amazing. She was helpful and very responsive to all my questions. We will be back for sure. Its a great find.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 3/2016

Cynthia (USA)
Mountain House Retreat

I was searching for a cabin to rent for a couple of nights in Arnold that was dog friendly. I viewed a lot of cabins online but kept coming back to Chesa Madrisa, because pictures looked so nice. It was not a dark out dated cabin- but rather a beautiful mountain home. The home was much larger than I actually needed. But I bit the bullet and rented it- I do not regret, the house was so clean, open/airy,updated and comfortable. The home and accommodations exceeded my expectations- Hillary was wonderful to work with, pleasant, professional and accommodating.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 3/2016

Luis (USA)
Very beautiful house. ..plenty of room for the kids.and has everything you need..we love it

We truly enjoy our stay here..This home..has everything you need to enjoy your vacation. ..plenty of room, for all family would love this place.....we truly enjoy our stay..

Family with young children  |  stayed in 2/2016

Jade (USA)
Lovely Home

Our group of 10 enjoyed a too short birthday weekend stay in the Chesa Madrisa (6 adults, 4 kids age 9-14). We skied on Saturday at Bear Valley. It's an easy drive from the house. The roads were clear and there was no snow at the house (at 5,000 ft); Bear Valley is at 7,000 ft.. On Sunday, we visited Big Trees State Park, took a leisurely walk among the Giant Sequoias (similar to the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite) and had a late lunch in Murphy's on our way back to SF. Hillary was very easy to work with and responsive. The house is a lovely as it is in the photos and had everything we needed. We arrived after dark on Friday (had to work that day!), and next time we will try to arrive earlier to enjoy the cozy fireplace and sectional and just take in that beautiful view of the trees. It's like being invited to a friend's house, not a rental property. The space is conducive to being together but also spreading out in small groups to talk, watch a movie, play Wii, etc. Hope to make this an annual treat!

Family with older children  |  stayed in 2/2016

David (USA)
Great Place

Enjoyed staying here again with the family. Plenty of room, very clean, and high end amenities. Will definitely be coming back.

Group  |  stayed in 2/2016

Josh (USA)

Staying here was an amazing experience. The house is beautiful. We showed up on Thursday to about a foot of snow on the deck and roof. Walked inside to a warm and cozy house, that was very easy to make yourself very comfortable. That night is snowed all night long. We woke up to about 8" of snow on all of the cars. Great time! All the rooms were very spacious, and my dogs absolutely loved the place. First time in the snow for them and they were having a ball. Hilary is a very nice lady to deal with. I highly recommend this house to anyone, any age, with animals or not. Thank you for a great trip. We will return to stay at Chesa Madrisa!

Family with no Children  |  stayed in 1/2016

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