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Hip, funky and affordable, the Basecamp Hotel is a top boutique addition to the South Lake Tahoe scene. Opened in summer 2012 after a thorough overhaul, the hotel was named one of the Best New Mountain Resorts in 2013 by Travel + Leisure, and now rocks a summer-camp-chic vibe, with fire pits for nightly s’mores and a rooftop hot tub (open until 10pm).
The hotel is just five minutes on foot to the Heavenly Gondola lifts and to the private Lakeside Beach (where guests get free access). There are big-name casinos just across the road, and Heavenly Mountain Resort is a 10-minute drive away, where you'll find restaurants, a cinema and an outdoor ice rink (November-April). In warmer months, there's hiking in the Desolation Wilderness or on the Lam Watah Trail, and golf at the nearby Bijou Park and Zephyr Cove Park courses.
Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast are complimentary at the hotel, and s'mores kits are handed out in the lobby to toast over the fire. There's no on-site restaurant, but they do a communal dinner on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30pm (pre-bookings required, charges apply). There's also a small bar in the lobby, serving local microbrews, wine and gourmet hot chocolate, and the happy hour (daily, 3-6pm) is excellent, with half-priced beer and wine.
Cabin-style rooms have an outdoorsy theme -- think tent stakes for luggage racks, tarpaulins hung behind the bed as a headboard and camping motifs on the shower curtains. Fridges or mini bars aren't provided, but there's a cool box filled with ice to keep drinks chilled. Most rooms don’t have air conditioning, although they do provide fans (this is not uncommon in Lake Tahoe), and there are no elevators, so request a room on the ground floor if you have mobility issues.
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