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 It is always a great stay at BaseCamp

Feb 20, 2020 MargaretS00

We just enjoyed another great stay at Base Camp! We love the walkability to the village and gondola. The rooms are great and they offer several configurations during booking. It is very family friendly. They have a great breakfast from 7-10 with cheerful staff! During our stay, the person running breakfast, Travis, was super helpful and friendly!… Read more
We just enjoyed another great stay at Base Camp! We love the walkability to the village and gondola. The rooms are great and they offer several configurations during booking. It is very family friendly. They have a great breakfast from 7-10 with cheerful staff! During our stay, the person running breakfast, Travis, was super helpful and friendly! Basecamp has a great $5 Pint happy hour 4-7. Also, staff has had great response to any needs/issues that have occured during our stay. We will be back! Read less
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Feb 19, 2020 stephanierross31 Fremont, California

Basecamp has a cool vibe and proximity to everything is great. Walking distance to downtown, restaurants, and shopping. Breakfast was not of good quality, there was toast and boiled eggs. Overall comfortable room with a good amount of space. Not the greatest value.
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Feb 19, 2020 kzhang628879

Room is well prepared and acceptable room service. Nice location and nice staff. Just the wall is a little thin you can hear your neighbors. Likely to return to this location in the future when traveling.
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Feb 19, 2020 TeeJayRe

Had a great 2 days at basecamp hotel. Comfy beds, clean rooms, easy 5 min walk to gondola and free morning breakfast with the essentials to get you ready for the mountain. Travis was great in the brewery in the morning, let me come in early because I had a hefty road trip ahead of me. Definitely will be back.
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Feb 18, 2020 Nikitrik Antelope, California

Made reservations for the wrong dates and they still were able to accommodate us on a holiday weekend! Went out of their way. Room was very clean, property has cool brewery/tap room onsite with live music, very cool & funky.