The Vibe: A summer camp for adults.
The Area: Just five minutes from the lake and at the doorstep of 22,000 acres of skiing, swimming, hiking, and the rugged outdoors.
The DNA: Basecamp Tahoe City is set in a former dilapidated 1960s motel, reimagined with adventure-seekers in mind. Gray tones and industrial fixtures imbue guestrooms with a rustic-chic aesthetic, and turquoise reading lamps and chairs add a necessary splash of color. Sturdy oak nightstands resembling firewood piles sit left and right of the beds, which are dressed in dark gray military-style canvas bed skirts. Headboards are made in that same canvas material, depicting playful maps of Lake Tahoe—another nod to those halcyon days of youth.
Suite-Me-Up: Some larger rooms feature dual bunk beds while Room 105 masquerades as a makeshift campsite. On a carpet of faux grass sits a queen bed under a white canvas tent with turquoise lanterns aglow on either side. A light fixture comprising old-fashioned flashlights is suspended from the tent’s apex, and to complete the look, a pine picnic table and two lounge chairs are situated around a ring of stones and an electric campfire.
Seen: Hospitality Design
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 24 rooms (35m2) (377 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2017 • interior design: Kiko Singh, BraytonHughes • bathroom amenities: LATHER ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • wheelchair accessible