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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved the Fire Pits

Oct 17, 2019 Mobile38371681844 Shady Cove, Oregon

We were having dinner at a neighboring hotel on the 18th floor. Looked down and saw the fire pits going wow we should stay there. Rooms were clean, simple, fair priced.Nice outdoor gathering area with fire pits.We did go in the off season.
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Oct 16, 2019 James E

We truly enjoyed our stay at Basecamp South Lake Tahoe. The staff was friendly, helpful, professional . The rooms were clean comfortable, well appointed. The pub had good food, microbrews that were tasty, gas firepits to take off the chill off. The location was very close to all restaurants, casinos and shops.
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Oct 16, 2019 Ganna M Calgary, Canada

The service was below average. I was charged the wrong amount for the room. The cleaning person left a garbage bag full of garbage on my table next to my food. The breakfast place run out of supplies (plates, cups, salt) in the middle of the breakfast time. One hot tub was closed and another one is in the middle of the beer garden, dirty and… Read more
The service was below average. I was charged the wrong amount for the room. The cleaning person left a garbage bag full of garbage on my table next to my food. The breakfast place run out of supplies (plates, cups, salt) in the middle of the breakfast time. One hot tub was closed and another one is in the middle of the beer garden, dirty and not appealing. The hotel is very noisy, especially on beer garden side. The reception is closed at night on weekdays. Read less
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Oct 16, 2019 47ginah2016 San Diego

parking can be an issue, the rooms can get cold, the water can take a bit to warm up, especially in the morning; the breakfast is decent, but was late to be put out the days I went; the beer garden is fun and even though there’s live music every night, was still able to sleep
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Oct 15, 2019 natapio

The accommodations are really very basic. The room smells. The breakfast (sausages with gravy) was horrible. At 9:40 a.m. there was no eggs or yogurt. Coffee was good, however. The music was super loud, so we couldn't rest after a long drive from S.F. Overall, the room was seriously overpriced.