Basecamp Hotel: Described by design-savvy folks as the ACE Hotel of Tahoe, this newbie venue is all rustic-cool charm, from the plush chesterfield couches and cappuccino bar in the lobby to the camp-inspired decor in each room (hello, bedside lantern!). Don't miss the jacuzzi, fire pit (and s'mores service that goes with it), and the fantastic complimentary breakfast served on a reclaimed-wood communal table (naturally).
Basecamp Hotel, 4143 Cedar Avenue (between Stateline Avenue and Poplar Street), South Lake Tahoe; 530-208-0180.
968 Park Hotel: A rustic, yet modern ambiance is abundant at this LEED-certified hotel. The lodge-like space was built ground-up using nothing but sustainable materials. The spa and pool are a summer must-see — lounge in cabanas and enjoy a fresh sip from the bar. The rooms are lavish, roomy, and embody the eco-conscious elements seen throughout the hotel. This charming spot is definitely one to consider when visiting South Lake Tahoe — especially for the eco-friendly traveler.
968 Park Hotel, 968 Park Avenue (near Lake Tahoe Boulevard), South Lake Tahoe; 530-544-0968.
Photos (clockwise from left): Courtesy of 968 Park Hotel; Basecamp Hotel Courtesy of Katie Hintz-Zambrano; Courtesy of Basecamp Hotel.