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What We Love

  • A downtown retreat designed for exploring the region's lakes, mountains and trails, with breakfastStaying in downtown Tahoe City, within five minutes of the lake
  • Roasting marshmallows for s’mores over the outdoor fire pit
  • Admiring the beauty of wintertime Lake Tahoe – a true winter wonderland

What To Know

  • The lodge is within walking distant of the beach, bars and restaurants and central Tahoe City
  • Trade in the drink token you recieve at check-in for a complimentary micro brew
  • Free WiFI
interior property chair living room Fireplace Villa


A laid-back, perfectly located hotel walking distance from Lake Tahoe, with drink tokens and a s’mores kit

The Lowdown

When traveling to Tahoe, you’re wise to base yourself at Basecamp Hotel. This downtown boutique hotel is perfectly located for exploring all the region’s rugged scenery, whether you’re looking to check out the lake itself or the surrounding mountains. The first is a five-minute walk, and the second is a short drive away. You’ll be getting started on your next outdoor adventure in no time, whatever time of year you visit, since Tahoe is as beloved for its warm-weather offerings as it is skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling.
You certainly don’t have to leave Basecamp’s grounds, however, to get a pretty good taste of what Tahoe’s about. That taste can be a literal one, if you choose to dine on the granola and fresh fruit at breakfast each morning. Plus, there are local micro-brews and wines to enjoy at the lobby bar, as well as nightly s’mores at the outdoor fire pit. You may have picked one of the best year-round resort towns in America as your vacation destination, but if you want to make your stay a truly memorable one, it’s all about that Basecamp.


 Basecamp accommodations put a contemporary spin on rustic design motifs, with original art by Wendy McNaughton; there’s even a gear rack for storing your skis or hiking boots. Freshen up after a day outdoors in your bathroom, which houses a walk-in shower. 


Tahoe is truly a vacation destination for all seasons. During peak months, you’ll find prime skiing and snowboarding conditions. The gondolas keep operating even after the snow melts, meaning that you can enjoy yet more panoramic views of the scenery in the warmer months, as well as hiking on the trails or waterskiing in the lake (five minutes away). We also recommend wintertime tubing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding and skating at Tahoe City Winter Sports Park, 10 minutes away, and fall, spring and summer mountain biking and zip-lining.

How to Get There

Basecamp Tahoe City
955 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA 96145 United States


4.5 Very Good 337 Reviews
Family fun
Reviewed 17 hours ago

The bunk beds in the family room were great for the kids. The fire pits were awesome. We roasted marshmallows and made Smores. Very peaceful atmosphere during the day and evening hours. The complimentary hot coffee, tea and cocoa were a nice treat in the lobby.

Great Tahoe location and vibe
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great stay at Basecamp-love the location (easy to walk to everything) and the fun Tahoe themed guest room had everything we needed. The breakfast was wonderful as was the happy hour which featured local beers. We sat out on the deck and enjoyed the view. A perfect stay!

Great design & relaxed atmosphere
Reviewed 4 days ago

Basecamp hotel has a hip, relaxed vibe that is welcoming to all guests. We stayed as a family - dog in tow - and enjoyed the s'mores, beer on tap, star gazing with some other guests we'd just met, and restful nights in a comfortable bed.

First time in Tahoe
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very nice place. Room was great even though the AC did not work and an attempt to repair it was not made during our stay. With the exception of check-in and check-out had very little interaction with the staff.

Loved Basecamp!
Reviewed 1 week ago

Basecamp Tahoe City is a beautifully homey renovated place to relax and enjoy Tahoe in one of the main towns. Breakfast in the morning was a nice plus and made for an easy transition to each day. The location is perfectly located in Tahoe City, giving visitors exceptional access to the water and amenities in the town. In the evening, we enjoyed a drink and smores by the firepits off the main lobby. We loved the