The Green, Rustic-Cool Basecamp in South Lake Tahoe: Nature Inspired


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.


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Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.