lake tahoe: basecamp hotel opening

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and suddenly california's lake tahoe fits right in the list of cool superfuture travel destinations. practically on the southern shores of the expansive freshwater lake, a tempting new hotel opened its doors that gets the thumbs up from travelers that like their outdoors with a hint of style. dubbed basecamp hotel, it features 50 comfortable guestrooms. being located in the outdoors with a slew of available activities, special emphasis has been put on a good night's sleep. that's why each room features a bed with a custom-made four-star quality mattress, 300 thread count sheets and hypoallergenic comforters. they're also equipped with a desk and a gear rack for all your mountain or lake gear. you'll also find complimentary energy bars and toiletries from lather. room options range from standard and fireplace kings to the rather innovative loft queen rooms that sleep up to six people and is a great option for families. for the budget-minded traveler, the hotel offers the explorer room, fit with eight bunks, a high definition projector with surround sound, and last but not least an xbox 360 kinect to enjoy after a day of exploring. but if you like it luxe, there's the penthouse suite with stellar views of east peak, a wet bar, and an original, hand-painted mural.

the great indoors room is for camping enthusiasts, and very appropriately features green grass carpet, birch forest wallpaper. basecamp hotel's lobby oozes a homey vibe with its chesterfield sofas, rocking chairs, and board games, and is also home to a cozy bar and community eatery. each day begins with a complimentary continental breakfast and espresso drinks to fuel your day of exploring. the seasonal, nightly changing dinner menu features tasty mountain fare from around the planet, from tahoe mountain chili to classic swiss fondue, meals are designed to eat family-style at the 10-foot reclaimed wood table. the lobby bar features deschutes beers on tap and green barrel wines. mind you, in winter time it even hosts a hot chocolate hour with artisanal hot chocolates! as said, there's a lot to do in the area, from mountain biking the spectacular flume trail, golfing the greens of edgewood to skiing at heavenly and paddle boarding around the lake. hmm...basecamp hotel has made the outdoors for die-hard urbanites like ourselves pretty irresistable. location: 4143 cedar avenue [south lake tahoe].

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