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.


  • 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

  • Excellent (764)
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  • Poor (107)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Flooded bathroom floor was described as normal by front desk.

Nov 12, 2019 RMenjivar

Bathroom flooded while taking a shower due to uneven floor and flawed setup. No apologies, nothing done by front desk. Noisy upstairs room caused by old building where every step could be hard. Smelled like a dog spent the night with us. No parking as this location has a very small parking lot.
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Nov 4, 2019 Tonymeiring56 Tracy, California

Please read last page comments. Frustration in getting a parking ticket when it could have been avoided by communication k ow I could have parked at the casino. Other than that the stay was good. I liked the location
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An ultra convenient spot

Nov 1, 2019 DayTrip66202125651

Absolutely zero complaints about our stay. It was a great place to access the area around Lake Tahoe and was in close proximity to enjoyable restaurants. We were really glad we had the Indie room with a microwave and refrigerator. Would definitely stay there again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Off season can still be fun

Oct 29, 2019 husrhack

Loved how friendly the staff was, the open camp fires, craft beers & fun in the bar. We hit trivia night but the next night was karaoke. The rooms were decorated very in a very unique way but cozy. Nice breakfast items to choose from.
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.