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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


4.0 Very Good 387 Reviews
Great for non-stormy-weather stays
Reviewed 4 days ago

We've stayed here before and really enjoy the lobby, the room, the beer, the people, and the nearness to Tahoe City.
But they were not prepared for the winter storm. The hotel actually overbooked some of the kids that came in later in the day, who had to go back out into the storm to look for other lodging. The room was freezing, as the heater could not keep up with the cold. And it took some people hours to dig out of the snowy parking lot the next morning, which was not helped by the fact that they had to share shovels. We'll probably look for another place with better parking structures and warmer rooms if we go again in winter.

The go to spot!!!!!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing locale in South Tahoe close to several cool shops, bars and Alpine Meadows/Squaw Valley. The view of the morning sky from the parking lot is amazing(from some rooms you can see it in bed). I highly recommend this place,

Quick trip to Tahoe City
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hotel lobby was very nice with drinks available and games available to play. The room fit our needs great as it had bunk beds for our kids. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buyer beware. If you book the camping room, which could be a lot of fun, it is really like camping. No shelves, carpet, drawers, hooks or tv. Just beds and a picnic table. The staff was great but management is typical for private Tahoe companies. They were unresponsive when my reservation was cancelled with my consent and it took several days to fix. Typical Tahoe work ethic. No urgency to work hard if there is snow in the mountains. For this price, go somewhere else.

Amazing Stay!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed my stay, it was a beautiful room. The general manager was amazing in helping making sure my stay was pleasant. Everyone was super friendly. Loved my visit, the front desk associate fulfilled my request of a early check in and i was so pleased.