We had a large family reunion at Pinecrest Chalet. Our party stayed in the one of the bigger townhouses, Boulder. I didn't see any of the other attendees accommodations. This is mountain cabin living so you have to have realistic expectations. I'm used to cabins in Tahoe and other rustic locations so I knew what to expect. If you are expecting pristine, modern accommodations this won't be your cup of tea. Boulder was clean and had updated futons from those pictured on the website. There was cable tv and we did have wi-fi good enough to check email or a web site or two but not for any streaming activity - that was fine though as we spent most of our time outdoors. Boulder has a great wrap around deck that accommodates large parties. Beautiful view off the deck of the creek/river. Beautiful grounds to relax and I can see how it would make a beautiful, rustic wedding venue. The lake is a very short drive down the road. Pinecrest Resort down the street has a well stocked store so its easy to pick up food and other necessities. We loved the pool at Pinecrest Chalet after being at the lake in the morning. Boulder had 4 bedrooms downstairs with a queen each in 3 of them and a set of bunkbeds in the other. My family stayed in that room and it was a tight squeeze. Boulder has a fairly steep set of stairs down to the bedrooms and bathrooms so be aware if anyone in your party has difficulty with stairs. Couple of specific notes: The "coffee maker" is a french press - most in our party would have preferred a simple plug in coffee machine. Boulder had 2 bathrooms downstairs - they were really small but reasonable enough for us and we had 10-12 people staying there over 3 nights. The towels need to be replaced as they were very thin. Also, just a suggestion for the property, instead of leaving out 10 tiny shampoo or body wash bottles - just install pump dispensers in the shower - much easier to use and way less waste.
Overall we had a fantastic time and it was a great locale. Set your expectations for a rustic mountain retreat in a beautiful setting. I can't speak to the cost/value as we were part of a family group.
We stayed in the RV area with electric only hookups. They do have a few full hookups, but those fill up fast. The Pinecrest RV dump site is only a mile or two down the road if you need it ($6). There is one public bathroom/shower on site that is for one person at a time.
The RV sites have a concrete pad to park, table and fire pit at each site. Large trees provide plenty of shade and the sites are a good size. If you have a large RV 30 ft or more, make sure you pick your site wisely. Some sites are tricky to back in. There are water spigots here and there on the property, near the chalets and full hookup sites. We had to connect 3 hoses together to fill our tank because we forgot to fill before we got there. I would suggest bringing a generator for backup. If we used our air conditioner it would pop the circuit. They are working on the electric problem with PG&E and hope to have it fixed by next year.
The only negative on the trip was the pool was closed 3 days while they tried to fix a problem with the pump.
The management is very friendly and helpful.
We would definitely stay here again.
Omg! So terribly terribly TERRIBLY disappointed as to what has happened to our once beloved Pinecrest Chalet!! I can't even explain how horrible it is now...so pricey but what for? Where is the volleyball net? Who in the heck could even play basketball in that idiotic set up? Why is the pool so dirty and with broken tiles? Why aren't he bathrooms so FILTHY? Why is there no one to greet guests between 11 and 3? How inhospitable and not welcoming to guests at all!!! HOUSEKEEPING IS BEGGING FOR TIPS NOW? Really? Leaving envelopes for us to put $$ in is *so* inappropriate. Does Cal alumni now of this new $$$ scheme? Quit clipping us at $265 a night already for a small room. Where is the game room? I cannot believe how horrible this experience has been. If your sales are down, please understand how all these terrible dynamics combined make people want to **stay away.**Do NOT recommend. #Heartbroken #NeedNewManagement #ContactYourCustomersForFeedback
Top notch cabin facilities in Stanislaus National forest. Hiking. Archery. Rock climbing. Biking. Fishing.camper and people friendly. A California treasure. Children accommodations. Heated pool. Ping pong. Playground laundry. Free ice. Very clean. Host directors Ken is over the edge qualified..GO
We were a large wedding party of about 100 people. If you like Rustic type wedding party in this part of America this is the place.we did not see any wild bears but they are there! and you are not supposed to leave any food stuff in your vehicles! because will try to break open and damage the vehicle. There is a swimming pool, and you will find the Wi Fi strength is good near there. The little office has a shop not far from there for your shopping and drinks. There is cooking equipment in all houses, and a lot of space for having a party . There is also an open air theatre which can accommodate a big crowd. we enjoyed staying there for four days.