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What We Love

  • Stay two or more nights and save 10 percent
  • Free daily breakfast
  • A style that riffs on camping with the amenities of a full-service hotel
  • Two fire pits and a mountain-view, rooftop hot tub
  • Adventure-friendly amenities like ski/bike storage and a workbench for waxing your snowboard
  • “The Great Indoors” room features an indoor tent, picnic table and faux fire pit

What To Know

  • One of the best values in Lake Tahoe
  • Set in two reimagined motels; the first was renovated in 2012 and the second in 2014
  • Some rooms have mountain views while others face Nevada’s casinos
  • Select rooms are pet-friendly

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Eco-Friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Hip camp-themed boutique stay with fire pits, a rooftop hot tub with mountain views

The Lowdown

In 2012, the hip folks behind Basecamp converted two 1950s motels into a seriously cool South Tahoe stay. Inspired by mountaineering camps, the space encourages guests to swap tall tales of the day’s adventures, starting fireside in the cozy lobby and extending to an intimate coffee shop-slash-bar, two fire pits and a mountain-view rooftop hot tub. Other adventure-friendly amenities include a energizing free breakfast, pet-friendly rooms, indoor ski and bike storage and a workbench for waxing your snowboard. Basecamp’s 74 rooms are unique camp-y retreats, ranging from a bunk bed-equipped “Family Room” sleeping up to six to “The Great Indoors” suite with a tented bed, forest wallpaper, picnic table and faux fire pit. Deep, Tahoe-blue hues are punctuated by pops of lime green, reclaimed wood walls and shelving, and the occasional ornamental camp lantern. The entire place is adorned in cheeky works bridging form and function by San Francisco artist Wendy MacNaughton – think massive wall hangings of a map of Lake Tahoe and whimsical forest scenes.

In the Area

This is the ideal jump-off point for South Lake Tahoe’s top charms: ski resorts, lake beaches, and myriad hiking and biking trails. Snowriders cherish Heavenly Mountain Resort for powdery pistes with a view of the deep blue lake, and the resort’s glass-encased gondola is a five-minute stroll away. Come summer, Tahoe’s beaches are a treat. Regan Memorial City Beach is South Lake’s oldest and the perfect spot to launch a kayak for a leisurely paddle. Pack a picnic lunch for a day at more secluded Pope Beach backed by a native pine forest. To really get away from it all, ask Basecamp’s staff to draw you a map to pet-friendly Kiva Beach with spectacular views of Mount Tallac.

How to Get There

Basecamp South Lake Tahoe
4143 Cedar Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 United States

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 1462 Reviews
Comfortable and Fun place to stay
Reviewed 10 hours ago

i've stayed here many times and this trip was just as delightful as always. the firepits, on site brewery/pub vibe and general compound like feel reminds me of staying at one of the mcmennamins in oregon. very laid back staff (but also super helpful and friendly). i wish there weren't so many kids, but i suppose they need a place to stay too. . .

Thanks for a great visit
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great time and the service and facilities were outstanding. We will definitely come back the next time we are in town. The breakfast and the beverages were tasty and the music and bag toss were lots of fun.

Great place to stay
Reviewed 6 days ago

Overall this place was a great place to stay. It was clean and convenient, had some great areas for socialising, comfortable beds and modern furnishings. The three things I would say negative on Basecamp is that the shower area is tiny, there is hardly space for anything. The other is the breakfast, a couple of better options for kids should be available and lastly we couldn't access Wi-Fi in our room. We enjoyed our stay here nonetheless.

Happy Camper
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got a great deal on the room was happy with the location and accommodations.
The office staff was very friendly. The office was clean and smelled fresh.
The bed was comfortable and the view from the balcony was amazing. Will stay again if the price is right.
Close to everything.

Fun Place to stay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Basecamp for 2 nights. We had a King bed room with a balcony. It was OK. Nothing special. Bed was comfortable, room could have been a little bit cleaner. The best part about the hotel in my opinion is the beer garden attached. Great food, music, beers, staff. Makes it fun to be there and hang.