Desolation Hotel

Where Rugged Adventure Meets Modern Luxury

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Desolation Hotel

Desolation Hotel is the modern adventurer’s paradise.

Nestled on the southern end of Lake Tahoe, our Wildernest offers superior access to outdoor exploration, natural diversions, and eco-luxury.

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Your Wildernest Awaits

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El Dorado Townhome

Adventurers will swoon over our two-story townhomes, designed to inspire exploration and beckon relaxation.

475+ Sq Ft and Garage
Sleeps 4

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Granite Suite

This exclusive suite is one of a kind: boasting separate spaces for living and sleeping, you’ll feel right at home.

740 Sq Ft
Sleeps 4

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Alpine Studio

Japanese serenity meets Scandinavian sleekness in these deluxe studios studded with top-of-the-line amenities.

350-380 Sq Ft
Sleeps 4

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Staying in Desolation
feels like anything but...

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Elevated Food and Drink

Where fresh, seasonal ingredients combine with heartfelt hospitality and effortless charm, Maggie’s Restaurant is a favorite dining destination for locals and visitors alike.


Pool & Jacuzzi

Cool Off and Warm Up

Take a dip in our refreshing saltwater pool, or ease your mind and muscles in the serene, Japanese-inspired jacuzzi.


Fitness Studio

Get Sweaty. Feel Good. Repeat.

Designed for workouts that are efficient and effective, our Fitness Studio features two Peloton Bikes, a Peloton Treadmill and a variety of free weights.


Velma’s Bar

Poolside Pick-Me-Up

The little sister to Maggie’s Restaurant, Velma’s Bar pours festive and refreshing cocktails, while serving all your favorite Maggie’s eats — al fresco.


Pet Friendly Resort

Sit. Stay. Adventure. Play.

Dogs aren’t just welcome — they’re encouraged. If your pup loves to explore as much as you do, they’ll fit right in at Desolation Hotel.


Shared Private Beach Access

Crystal Blue Waters

Pack a cooler for a picnic on Lake Tahoe’s glistening shore, or don your suit to brave the cool water. As members of the Lakeside Park Association Beach, our guests have unparalleled lakeside access during peak season and beyond.


Room Amenities

Rooms That Feel Like Home

Between the Italian-made Bertazzoni range and personal outdoor soaking tub, you’ll love every last detail of our thoughtful rooms at Desolation Hotel.


Stay with Us, Make an Impact

More than just a place to rest your head, Desolation Hotel is a steward of the environment, a patron of the community, and a student of everything the area and its past has to teach us. While we’re committed to playing a role in protecting the wilderness we love, we are equally passionate about expanding our local reach to help our community thrive – today and tomorrow.

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