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A new base camp for your Tahoe South adventures

Posted in Family Fun | January 30, 2013 | By Tahoe South

-Renelle Pinero

Less than a block from the Tahoe South casino core and across the street from Heavenly Village, there is a place where campsite meets resort, the Basecamp Hotel.

I’d heard about this place recently and did some research online. Here’s what I found:

“The amenities appeal to a range of ages and interests in any family or group.” -Time.com

Jay-Z’s culture blog, Life+Times, called it an “active getaway.”

And New York Times Travel said, “The concept is to embody the spirit of a traditional base camp — where mountaineers swap equipment, advice and war stories before expeditions — with a modern, eco-chic touch.”

I checked it out for myself last weekend and couldn’t believe I didn’t know about it sooner!

What I really like about Basecamp is the design. From the outdoor lantern decor to the quirky Tahoe artwork above each bed, you can tell a lot of attention to detail was put into creating a one-of-a-kind hotel. Each room is arranged to make travelers feel they have their very own hideout area after a day of exploring Lake Tahoe.

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They also have some cool options for different travelers. You can get away and explore on your own or bring your friends for a weekend of skiing and clubbing. I don’t know any other hotel in Tahoe that offers a room that sleeps eight, another room with two bunks or a private room featuring a built-in tent and electric campfire set.

The hotel also has community dinners three nights a week at a large dining table. For a small fee, guests are invited to meet other travelers over a home cooked meal. They also gather around the outdoor fire pits to share stories, drinks and s’mores.

There is a real sense of community among Basecamp visitors. The public areas remind me of a friend’s old mountain home. There is an intimate corner bar as well as rustic fireplace and lounge area. The hotel is a cozy place to relax and recharge, or to get ideas for your next adventure.

I definitely recommend Basecamp for an unmatched hotel experience. 

Renelle is a Tahoe-grown writer, social media junkie and backyard explorer. Most days you’ll find her stand-up paddle boarding or wordsmithing at a local coffee shop. Though she loves the annual events and traditions, she’s always looking for new experiences her hometown has to offer. Renelle is currently a student at the University of Nevada Reno, studying advertising and public relations. 
 



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