based on 43 reviews
Wonderful place to stay!!

Chesa Madrisa is wonderful!! The owners pay a lot of attention to detail. To start – it’s great to have a garage to park in, store our snow equipment, swim gear, or anything as it is so convenient. The cabin is a beautiful open spacious two story. The living area allowed our family to interact as a group but also slip to the other side of the big fireplace for quiet reading time. The kitchen, which has everything to make a big family meal, oversees the living and dining so everyone was included in the festivities. The bedrooms are spacious and great to have a private bathroom in each. Love the Scandinavian bells!! We would not hesitate to come back to this home in a heartbeat.

Mature couple  |  0  |  stayed in 12/2018

Kayla (USA)
google review

Gorgeous cabin with everything you could possibly need. This was my family's second visit to Chesa Madrisa and we are already planning our next trip. The cabin has a fully stocked kitchen (top of the line appliances, no less), a closet full of children's toys, comfortable beds with beautiful linens, and so much more. The cabin is extremely clean and well-cared for. The layout is exceptional and inviting. We had our 8-month old with us and found we didn't need to bring much of our baby's items since the cabin had nearly everything we could need; from a portable crib to tons of toys, we were set! Truly, save yourself the time and book this place if you're looking for an exceptional stay in a beautiful area.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 11/2018

Carmen (USA)
vrbo review

Very nice!

Mature couple  |  stayed in 8/2018

Linda T.
Can't wait to come back

My family (6 adults, two toddlers and one dog) stayed here for a weekend in July. The home lived up to all our expectations and more. The owners went above and beyond, even with the tiniest of details…the beds were super comfortable, the towels were high quality, there were tons of toys and equipment for kids and the house was impeccably clean. Hillary was also a great host, she was very responsive when we had questions about the house. We’ve rented several vacation homes over the years and Chesa Madrisa tops the list. You could really unpack your stuff and feel at home. The surrounding area was filled with tons of things to do. We visited Big Trees, went swimming in White Plains lake, fished at New Melones and visited the cute little towns of Murphys and Columbia. We’re already thinking of booking the house for a trip in the wintertime.

Not specified  |  0  |  stayed in 7/2018

vrbo review

We've stayed at many vacation rentals in the Arnold area, but this one is a total gem & step above the others. It was spacious & our family of 6 was very comfortable. It really felt like a home away from home, and had a lot of nice extras from cell phone chargers to pool towels. Free use of the neighborhood pool was a definite perk & my kids had a blast. We explored Big Trees State Park, which is practically next door. We also spent time in Sonora & Murphys, and went up to Lake Alpine. The Chesa Madrisa was a great home base and we can't wait to go back!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 7/2018

Robert (USA)
vrbo review

First class accommodations - Great time with Family in a most comfortable setting.

Family with older children  |  stayed in 7/2018

Tom (USA)
airbnb review

Just about anything you can think of is there. The beds and comforters and pillows were extremely comfortable. Slept like a baby!

Family with older children  |  stayed in 7/2018

Zvia (USA)
airbnb review

Chesa Madrisa is one of a kind! The property is beautiful, immaculate and serene. You don't want to leave the house even though there is so much to do around. Hillary is a great host who thinks about everything : from little stools for the kids to use in the bathroom to reach the sink to doggie treats :) 5 stars are not enough for Chesa Madrisa, I can't wait to be back!

Family with older children  |  stayed in 5/2018

Hayden (USA)
vrbo review

Wow! Stunning home that truly stands out from the rest! Our family stayed at the Chesa Madrisa for a quick trip, and we can't wait to return for a longer visit. The home is stunning, has a great layout, is nicely furnished & well-appointed. It was clean and beautifully decorated - really feels like a home and not a rental. We loved that each of the 3 bedrooms have their own attached bathroom, and that bed linens and towels were included since many nearby homes don't include them. The Chesa Madrisa is really close to Big Trees State Park and the home comes with a Golden Poppy Pass so we got free entry each day - super nice when the kids were up for a shorter hike, but wanted to return again the next day. We bbq'd on the deck and had Belgian waffles for breakfast thanks to the fancy waffle maker - this kitchen had everything! The kids loved the toy closet, especially the Duplo Lego collection, and we're all planning our return for summer already.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 4/2018

Stacey (USA)
vrbo review

We loved our stay at Chesa Madrisa! Our family had a very warm and wonderful time at Chesa. The house was perfectly sized and formatted. Our four children have already “made plans” to return and enjoy another “vacation.” Chesa Madrisa is definitely a home away from home. It has everything we needed, forgotten and more. We were able to truly not worry about anything. There were so much extras (personal hygiene items, kitchen items, towels...... all the essentials), we didn’t have to make a stop at the store to pick up anything we forgot..... well......except for food! Definitely a must rent!!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 4/2018

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