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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

Overview

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.

Rooms

 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. 

Location

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

Reviews

Walking distance to most everything
mike_slavensky

We like to walk to the Lake, local pubs and restaurants. They have a fair continental breakfast selection in the morning also serve beer and wine at the front office in the evening. Fall season rates are half of summer rates.

Charming Hotel with a Hipster Mountain Feel
renaterutkovskis

Basecamp is truly a lovely place to stay. Conveniently located to shops, restaurants and bars (be sure to checkout Pioneer Cocktail Club!) in Tahoe City and across the street from Safeway and CVS for those incidental needs, it’s a lovely getaway for those looking for a mountain respite. With outdoor fire pits for s’mores, a cute lobby with cozy couches, big screens, games, and lake views, it’s hard not to love the ambience Basecamp provides. Everyone on staff was incredibly helpful, kind and sympathetic to our situation of having to evacuate from fires near our home. Thank you Basecamp for a wonderful visit!

Great with a few comments
Elizabeth H

Staff couldn't have been nicer. I was escaping the wildfires and on edge. My room was clean and had everything I expected. The heater kept me up, though. Not loud but a consistent light booming noise. Sink drain needed cleaning.