Clair Tappaan Lodge is a rustic mountain lodge nestled in the Sierra Nevada of California at the top of Donner Pass. Built by Sierra Club volunteers in the 1930s, the lodge is an excellent home base for year-round recreation. The friendly, communal and casual atmosphere and affordable nightly rates (including family-style meals) make the Lodge the perfect rustic getaway for families, groups or the solo adventurer.
The Lodge is a charming spot from which to explore the riches of the Sierra Nevada. Perched at an elevation of 7000 feet a top Donner Summit, not far from Lake Tahoe, the area receives the highest average snowfall of the entire Sierra Nevada range, making the Lodge a favorite with alpine, backcountry and cross-country skiers. The Lodge also boasts one of the finest sledding hills in the area.
In summer, the recreational opportunities are unlimited. A network of nearby trails offers miles of hiking and provides access to fishing streams, remote meadows and peaks, and crystal clear lakes. The well-known Pacific Crest Trail is only a mile away and can be reached right out the back door of the lodge. The Donner Summit area is a popular destination for both road and mountain biking and is also widely known as a rock climbers' mecca.
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15695 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161 view phone1(800)821-9888
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