based on 55 reviews
Amy (Lake Oswego, Oregon)
google review

Chesa Madrisa is the most high quality, clean, well stocked rental out there. The location is fantastic, with access to Big Trees state park, Bear Valley ski resort, Bear Valley nordic area, and many more. The house is immaculate and has lovely linens, comfortable beds, blackout shades (!), an abundant toy closet, baby supplies (including a bjorn travel crib and Honest soaps) comfy furniture, and every kitchen supply you could need (including sharp knives). This house is a rare find and Hilary has thought of everything.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 12/2019

Matthew (San Jose)
Thanksgiving in Chesa Madrisa

You know that feeling when you don't want to overhype something for fear of disappointing people when they finally experience it themselves? Yeah, that isn't possible here. Hillary deserves all the praise that she's receiving, and more. This alpine home is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind gem in the forest. I've been to many vacation rental homes, and this one is easily the best. Not only has Hillary thought of everything, but she appointed the house with all the good stuff. High quality linens, up-to-date electronics, beautiful furniture. And hand soaps! I have to buy my hand soaps from Williams-Sonoma from now on, because this house has spoiled me. Be warned: this house will spoil you too. And then there's the kitchen. Oh, what wondrous gadgetry! I'm not kidding, this kitchen is gorgeous, and it has everything. We cooked a big Thanksgiving dinner, and I was wondering ahead of time if I might need to bring some kitchen stuff from home, which is common with vacation rentals. It turned out that I needn't have worried. (Fellow kitchen nerds: not one, but two Microplanes. One flat and two balloon whisks. Two roasting pans big enough for turkeys. Le Creuset everywhere. Breville toaster oven and microwave. Two Kitchenaid ovens. Tons more, but I just want to illustrate how well-appointed the kitchen is. Seriously, she thought of everything.) In summary, this house is perfect, ten relaxing days flew by too quickly, and we can't wait to come back. Do not hesitate to rent this home.

Guests with pets  |  stayed in 11/2019

vrbo review

Chesa Madrisa is the best VRBO I have ever stayed in. The house was stocked with every single thing you could possibly think of - from extra toiletries to baby toys. From the moment I rented this place, Hillary made everything a total breeze, she was a pleasure to work with, gave us all the information we could have needed in a timely manner and even helped when we left a pillow behind. (Didn't realize we absolutely didn't need it!). We all agreed we would go back in a heartbeat. A great, central location!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 9/2019

Mike D
google review

This is an absolutely beautiful and comfortable home in a quiet area and it has everything you could possibly think of or need for a great, relaxing vacation. Hillary goes out of her way to provide a fantastic experience and she is truly remarkable to work with. You really will enjoy this mountain retreat!

Not specified  |  stayed in 9/2019

vrbo review

We really enjoyed our stay here. The house was wonderful, perfect if you have kids. Centrally located to the lakes and the ski mountains. Hilary is an amazing host and truly did a fantastic making our vacation great! Everything was thorough and easy to find. The house had everything we needed and more! We would stay here again!!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 8/2019

airbnb review

We had a fantastic time at Chesa Madrisa. We felt at home fairly quickly and it was clean, spacious and comfortable. Great location as it was minutes from a state park, lake, restaurants and stores in town. Very thoughtful on all the amenities, we were able to find everything we needed. Our kids ended the trip saying "we want to go back to the wood house"! Thanks to the host for keeping on top of every question we had. We will be back again!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 8/2019

airbnb review

We loved this place. The host is super responsive, the house is great and well lit, the kitchen amenities make a huge difference for families that love cooking! Thanks again and we will be back!

Family with older children  |  stayed in 8/2019

google review

This is a stunning, spacious and extremely comfortable cabin in a spectacular mountain spot with direct access to Big Trees State Park. The kitchen is well designed with top appliances and a well stocked pantry. The cabin has thoughtful touches with everything you could possibly need. The bedrooms are lovely and super comfortable and the views from the floor to ceiling windows and deck are exquisite. This is a very high quality cabin with lots of room.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 5/2019


We had a truly wonderful stay in this beautiful home. The comfortable living area with gorgeous views of the trees fostered high quality family time. Cozy beds, great kitchen, nice deck. We enjoyed the convenience to Bear Valley ski resort for fun in the snow. It is difficult to find a home of this caliber in the area, we will be back for sure. Thanks Hillary!

Family with older children  |  0  |  stayed in 4/2019

Aditi (USA)
airbnb review

The house is impeccable and oh so beautiful. It’s a nice open floor plan and every room in the house is fully stocked with all the essentials. Kids had a great time and enjoyed the house as well. Each and every item in the house is high end including the linens and towels etc. The house is very clean and we loved the fact that the owner was very responsive to my texts and always available to answer any questions. If we had to visit Arnold again, I would definitely come back to this place and re book it. I’ve stayed in a lot of homes and this one is definitely one of my best experiences.

Group  |  stayed in 4/2019

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