Basecamp in South Lake Tahoe: Eco Chic for Outdoor Lovers


It’s always a bummer when outdoor-oriented hotels seem to have little interest in conservation (this is especially true for those close to ski mountains, which are especially dependent on the health of the local ecosystem and mitigation of climate change). Which is why I love Basecamp in South Lake Tahoe; not only are they a bit minimalist-chic affordable, but they are eco-conscious through-and-through.

Our 50 stylish rooms are designed for adventure and relaxation seekers alike, with the amenities and style of a modern resort, but at more affordable motel or inn-like prices.


Just five minutes from the lake, and even closer to the Heavenly gondola, this feels-rustic-but-is-actually-cozy accommodation features a filling breakfasts, a bar stocked with local brews and communal dinners on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.


Green credentials include:

All new double paned windows and doors
All new insulation
New efficient heaters
Dual flush toilets
Opt-in laundry for towels
Recycling bins in every room
Reclaimed barn wood trim pieces


LOVE their style (don’t you?) And don’t forget to check out the rooftop hot-tub with views of the mountain.