Desolation Hotel Hope Valley isn’t like most resorts. Sitting on 165 acres of lush meadow and nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the property has a history that goes back centuries. Initially cared for by the native Washoe tribe, colonized by the Mormons, purchased at the turn of the century, and then over time turned into a place where weary travelers could rest and recharge, the resort now known as Desolation Hotel Hope Valley has been a welcome hideaway for more than a century.
Recently renovated to inject more vibrance into what was already a beloved yet homely resort, outdoor enthusiasts and long-time patrons alike appreciate the authentic rustic yet luxurious experience DH provides for travelers interested in going remote. Featuring camping accommodations that run the gamut and restored, historic cabins that feature modern amenities like gas fireplaces, well-appointed kitchens, sophisticated linens and access to the refined on-site restaurant, guests are charmed by the homespun yet polished dynamic. This one-of-a-kind experience inspires guests to get out and explore the beauty that surrounds, while also encouraging them to slow down, take a load off, and treat themselves to the simple luxuries our resort provides.
A brand that prioritizes eco-consciousness and sustainability, we’ve taken careful measures to revitalize DH Hope Valley as responsibly as possible. By outfitting the resort with eco-friendly amenities, we hope to do our part to reduce our carbon footprint and prolong our residence here in Hope Valley, preserving and celebrating the natural features that make it so special. In rebuilding the resort, we worked with the local Washoe tribe to learn proper environmental stewardship practices, collaborated with the alpine county trails group, repaired and restored the very hiking trail that connects our Resort with the Campground, and volunteered around the county to clean up and beautify the natural landscape. What’s more, DHHV is proud to presently have two EV chargers on site; provide environmentally-friendly bath products for all guests; draw resort water from a nearby well; plant a tree for every night a guest books with us.
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.