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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May 15, 2019 Lisa O Livermore, California

Great place to stay! Walk to the beach and to the casinos, bars and restaurants. On site Beer Garden and outdoor seating area and fire pits were awesome. Rooms are simple, rustic and clean. S'Mores by the fire to top it off!
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May 14, 2019 Fearless35892523480

This was my daughters wedding with the reception at Basecamp. Everything was great. From the rooms that can accommodate any situation to the common areas. Our family loves everything! We were able to walk to the beach and shops! It was the perfect location!
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May 14, 2019 Happiness37898249946 Virginia Beach, Virginia

I loved everything about this hotel, the way the rooms were set up, how clean it was, the brewery downstairs, the jacuzzi, the vibes...it was also in walking distance to a lot of places. I’ve been to quite a few hotels and this one hands down was my favorite. I could go on about how great everything was. Thank you Base Camp for an awesome stay and… Read more
I loved everything about this hotel, the way the rooms were set up, how clean it was, the brewery downstairs, the jacuzzi, the vibes...it was also in walking distance to a lot of places. I’ve been to quite a few hotels and this one hands down was my favorite. I could go on about how great everything was. Thank you Base Camp for an awesome stay and great views of Lake Tahoe!! Read less
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May 8, 2019 Happiness57797380758

Awesome staff, location and style. Delicious beer in the pub and loved the beer garden--so beautiful. Complimentary coffee and breakfast in the morning added great value! Location is perfect if you're snowboarding, shopping, going for a walk or hitting the casinos!
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May 7, 2019 Trip17248370542 San Francisco, California

This was our second time staying at Basecamp. It is conveniently located close to Heavenly Resort and the casinos. Live music and fire pits every night... we love this place and will definitely stay again!