Desolation Hotel

Rustic Luxury for the Modern Outdoor Adventurer

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Hope Valley

Desolation Hotel is a historic resort with modern amenities.

Located in Alpine County, California, our Wildernests are charming and luxurious, offering unmatched access to premier outdoor recreation and ample space to unplug and relax.

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Your Wildernest Awaits

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The Resort Cabins

Renovated to blend modern style with historic character, our rustic-luxurious cabins feature top-of-the-line amenities and charming homespun comforts.

Choose from 26 unique cabins
SleepS 2-10

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Hope Valley House

Situated right at the entrance to the campground, the Hope Valley House is our largest cabin, accommodating as many as ten. It’s perfect for your next family gathering, featuring three bedrooms, a full kitchen, dining room, living room, and large porches.

Camp your way – but always in comfort
SleepS 9

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The Campground

Home to glamping yurts, tent campsites, a Spartan Trailer and ample space for your RV, our diverse campsite offerings will satisfy your taste for living outdoors.

Camp your way – but always in comfort
SleepS 2-6

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Going Remote Has Never Felt So Inviting…

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Sorensen's Cafe

Intimate Dining that Feels like Home

Treat yourself to dinner and drinks at Sorensen’s Cafe, offering a modern spin on classic recipes that hail from the resort’s origin days.


Hiking Trails

Hike From your Front Door

Wake up, don your boots, and hit the trails. With three distinct hiking trails available directly from the property, a great hike is always an option. Plus, our short Connector Trail serves as a link between the Resort and the Campground so guests can easily go back and forth.


Wood-Fired Sauna

Relax, Detox and Recover

Cleanse your system and relax your muscles. Our Wood-Fired Sauna is just the ticket after a day on the trails, slopes, river, or lake. Treat yourself.


Mountain Family Fun

Play, Relax and Explore Together.

Between our abundance of games, idyllic hammocks, the nearby West Fork Carson River, and wealth of closeby natural wonders, here there’s something for everyone.


Limited Wifi & Cell Service

Relish in Disconnectivity

Our cabins and lodging lack WiFi and cell phone service, which allows guests to connect with nature and one another. But don’t worry – free WiFi is always available for use at the Café.


The General Store & Café

Gather The Essentials

A casual spot known across the valley for its freshly baked pastries and essential outdoor gear, a stop by The General Store & Café will start your day off right.


Pet Friendly Resort

Sit. Stay. Adventure. Play.

Good dogs who love the outdoors are a natural fit at Desolation Hotel – because we believe man’s best friend should vacation with his family, too!


Cabin Amenities

Restored Historic Cabins

Dating back to the early 1900’s, our rustic-modern wildernests feature the best of then and now: real fireplaces and cozy layouts, plus modern appliances and deluxe amenities.


Campground Amenities

A Campground for Every Camper

Glamp in our luxury yurts with indoor plumbing and electricity, or bring your tent to go completely off-grid. We can accommodate both – and everything in between!


Beautiful Surroundings

Otherworldly Natural Beauty

With surrounding meadows, forests, mountains and waterways, there’s no shortage of beautiful scenery for your senses (or your camera!) to take in.


Stay with Us, Make an Impact

More than a place to rest your head, Desolation Hotel is a steward of history and the environment. While we’re committed to offering an outstanding experience for each one of our guests, we are equally devoted to honoring those who came before us and protecting the wilderness we all love.

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