Basecamp South Lake Tahoe
Modern, boutique style is a highlight at this nicely priced hotel.
With 74 guest rooms, this small hotel strives to offer value without sacrificing style. The location is terrific, just a five-minute walk to both the lake and the Heavenly Gondola. Accommodations are simple but nicely done up, with some surprisingly quirky options. The Great Indoors, for example, features a tented bed and faux fire pit, while the Explorer's Club has three bunk beds for group travel. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, gear racks and original artwork. The on-site Beer Garden serves a seasonal menu in the spring and summer, and a three-course communal dinner in the fall and winter. Meeting spaces match the guest rooms for creativity and include an Airstream trailer.