Norah Jones brought us to South Lake Tahoe this summer. I personally resist any urges to stay in a casino establishment, especially in a place as beautiful as Lake Tahoe. There's just something very counter-intuitive in trying to make a home out of a place where smoking is permitted, of bright gaudy lights, and just generally a domicile devoid of any character. Especially in a place where nature is at its most beautiful, it's almost awkward to even be near a casino.
Enter Basecamp in South Lake Tahoe, a relatively new boutique hotel in South Lake Tahoe, literally a few steps away from the Harvey's Outdoor Ampitheater where we saw Norah Jones perform.
I loved everything about this place and you probably can't coax me to stay elsewhere next time we're in South Lake again. The place was oozing with warmth and intimacy. The staff address you like you're an old buddy visiting from out of town. The decor is very thoughtful, modern yet rustic. I love the fun pops of color everywhere. The lobby is so very inviting and in the mornings, there's a breakfast spread of toast and cereal. It was a pleasant surprise that after returning from the concert, we could make smores (my first in my life!) on the fire pit in the patio.
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|Smores-ing and meeting fellow travelers after a great Norah Jones concert|
Basecamp Hotel is steps from the gondola at Heavenly and the Harvey's Outdoor Ampitheater. Coincidentally, there's a pizza place across Stateline also called Basecamp. Try the Thai curry pizza - it's delish!