Basecamp Hotel

Heavenly, Lake Tahoe

The hotel

Effortlessly cool, Basecamp’s a playful take on a ski lodge, with its industrial fittings, dark colour scheme, reclaimed wood detailing, and oversized leather sofas adding a modern twist worthy of any interior design show. Social spaces include The Barn, hosting complimentary breakfasts, which opens onto the Beer Garden, where picnic tables and Adirondack chairs are the setting for craft brews, gourmet hot chocolate, games of ‘cornhole’, s’mores around the fire pits, complimentary WiFi, and seasonal communal dinners like chilli and fondue. Then there’s the Spa Deck, with its 16 seater hot tub featuring mountain views. As a ‘basecamp’, it’s geared up for winter and summer recreation – with free parking, a private beach, bike and ski kit storage, and a spot 4 minutes from Heavenly Mountain Gondola and 10 minutes from Lakeside Beach and Marina.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Ski
  • Restaurant

Where is it

A South Lake Tahoe lodge, designed so you can hit the nearby lake, mountains, and hiking and biking trails easily, it’s just 5-minute walk from the lake, 10-minute from popular Lakeside Beach and Marina, and 4-minute walk from Heavenly Mountain Gondola.

Hotel information

74 rooms. All with 32” flat-screen TV (except Explorer’s Club Room), complimentary WiFi, gear rack for storing/drying gear, walk-in shower. The King Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults (some also have a gas fireplace).

The Two Queens Rooms have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults (some also have a spacious private balcony).

The Two Fulls Rooms have 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

The King Balcony Rooms have a balcony, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Beer Garden and The Barn (homemade food, craft beers and gourmet hot chocolate, breakfast, seasonal events including communal dinners on Fridays and Saturdays from Oct-Mar). Lobby Bar (open when Beer Garden gets busy). Rooftop hot tub (with mountain views, seats 16). Fire pits. Table tennis. Garden games (including cornhole bean bag toss). Decks include Lobby Deck (s’mores* 5:00-10:00pm), Spa Deck (with fire pit and mountain views), Mountain View Deck, Courtyard Deck, and Picnic Deck. Bike, ski and board storage. Complimentary self-parking available.

*Denotes local charge

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Basic things completely ignored.

Mar 20, 2019 RC R San Francisco, California

Walkways blocked by ice - and very dangerous. laughable breakfast - cold hard boiled eggs!? I don't know what was funnier - you wanted 10 bucks for guests to pay or you got a full breakfast up the road for 6 bucks! But a super crappy one there. no coffee or cups in the rooms Absolutely NO WIFI!! Anyone staying here - the list just… Read more
Walkways blocked by ice - and very dangerous. laughable breakfast - cold hard boiled eggs!? I don't know what was funnier - you wanted 10 bucks for guests to pay or you got a full breakfast up the road for 6 bucks! But a super crappy one there. no coffee or cups in the rooms Absolutely NO WIFI!! Anyone staying here - the list just keeps growing. All the very basic things that should have been done - were ignored. no one cared. This once cozy nice place - yech. Read less
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Mar 20, 2019 Jeff C Stockton

Thank you for Basecamp's hospitality for our event over St Patricks Day weekend 2019 . We had 37 rooms / guests at the Hotel with 50 for dinner in the "party barn" . It was good set up for a casual group.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cozy Hotel with Perfect Location!

Mar 20, 2019 Nomad35948110110

This hotel was so cute and had a nice bar in the back. They are perfectly located across from Heavenly and the rooms are so cute! The beds are incredibly soft. I would recommend this if you're a snowboarder or skiier because of its close proximity to Heavenly without the attached casino.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, not the cleanest

Mar 20, 2019 Jet65213656079 Pleasanton, California

We love basecamp, but it seems the years of wear and tear are catching up with them. Our room was not so clean and lots of stuff is breaking/not working. Hoping there can be some improvement in the upkeep so we can return without worry of being a bit disgruntled spending so much on so little...
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous Quirky Place To Stay

Mar 16, 2019 Sightsee59616132185 Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

This place is brilliant, the staff were all so friendly, we had a balcony room which was very clean with loads of quirky fittings, and it contained everything you could possibly need. Basecamp,is located down a quiet street, only a couple of minutes to the Main Street, and the Lakeside. And as if things couldn’t get any better a micro brewery… Read more
This place is brilliant, the staff were all so friendly, we had a balcony room which was very clean with loads of quirky fittings, and it contained everything you could possibly need. Basecamp,is located down a quiet street, only a couple of minutes to the Main Street, and the Lakeside. And as if things couldn’t get any better a micro brewery onsite which had loads of interesting beers! Completely exceeded our expectations, and would definitely recommend 10/10 Read less