Tahoe can be regarded as one of the main adventure hubs in California. With its optimum weather year-round and endless activity options for outdoor enthusiasts, it’s no wonder fellow adventurers banded together to offer a place specifically for this lifestyle.
Enter: Basecamp Hotel, created solely with one mission in mind, offer a boutique hotel setting geared towards the adventure-minded. The reclaimed snowboarders’ motel boasts 50 rooms huddled in the heart of Tahoe city, within a 5-minute walk to the lake and even less to Heavenly Gondola. This epicenter of rustic-meet-modern, adventure-meets-affordable and earth-friendly carves out lodging niche only Basecamp could fulfill.
Showcasing original artwork by Wendy MacNaughton—a master at combining simple aesthetics into an inspirational dwelling spot—the different types of rooms at Basecamp Hotel are self-explanatory: The King, The Two Queens, Two Queens and Two Bunks, and the Explorers Club Room.
Beyond the clever names, there’s even more cleverness in the design of the rooms. Take the Great Indoors Room, for instance. Fantastic Mr. Fox meets Dwell Magazine in these quarters, as a large canvas tent houses a king size bed while the floor and walls—even the furniture, reflects the great outdoors.
The Explorers Club Room sleeps up to eight people with their four dets of bunk beds. The room features a high definition projector with surround sound, an XBox 360 Kinect to enjoy after your day of exploring.
Each room offers flat screen television (or projector screen), walk-in showers, organic coffee and tea, wi-fi and complimentary continental breakfast, to name a few. The hotel also boasts a green credentials, complete with recycling bins in every room, dual flush toilets and upcycled barn wood furniture.
Outside, travelers are beckoned by the hotel’s two firepits, with $2 s’mores, and communal dinner is hosted at the long tables three times a week to mingle with fellow travelers. Soak in the rooftop hot tub surrounded by mountains views, or kick back in the bar with a hot cocoa or local brew. Guests can also revel in the free access to a private beach at Lake Tahoe, the perfect place for catching those New Year’s Eve fireworks.
Room prices start at $89. Choose to bring your pet for an added fee of $40 (limited to certain rooms).
To learn more, visit basecamphotels.com.
Photos: Courtesy of Basecamp Hotel