More than a hotel, Desolation is the portal to discovering your next adventure.
Owned and operated by modern adventurers, our experience in this natural playground runs deep; we’ll turn your Lake Tahoe dreams into long-lasting memories.
Where rugged adventure meets conscious luxury, here you’ll find ease in the balance.
You’re always welcome at Maggie’s table. Like dining in the home of a good friend, great cook, and fabulous host, Maggie’s Restaurant offers an elevated dining experience that walks the line between casual and elegant, local and worldly, comforting and enticing. Enjoy seasonal fare, thoughtful drink, and warm hospitality. At Maggie’s, things are looking up!
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Craving an elevated meal on ground level? Done. Velma’s offers the food you love from Maggie’s right from the pool deck. Wet your whistle with a cocktail from the on-site bar, or use our app to order food poolside. Whether you stay by the pool to eat or take your meal to your room is your prerogative.
Every one of our guest rooms is outfitted with the best. You’ll find a Bertazzoni range, Grown Alchemist bath products, Frette linens and robes, cozy fireplaces, king- and queen-sized beds, private balconies appointed with soaking tubs — and more — in every last one of our thoughtful accommodations.
Desolation Hotel is one of the few hotels in South Lake Tahoe that warmly invites dogs to stay at the resort. Although pets should not be left alone in their rooms, dogs are welcome to both explore the Desolation Wilderness and luxuriate at the Desolation Hotel right alongside their humans. Rooms with canine guests will be appointed with dog-friendly amenities such as food and water bowls, pet waste bags, and directions to our doggie relief areas.
Please note that excessively noisy or disruptive pets will be asked to find other accommodations.
Located only a few blocks from the beautiful southern lakefront, we are thrilled to offer our guests unlimited beach access all year long. As members of the Lakeside Park Association Beach, guests of Desolation Hotel can use the beach for a leisurely day on the shore, as well as for larger events. Interested in hosting your wedding or event on the beach of Lake Tahoe? Contact us for planning details.
Corporate retreats, intimate weddings, family reunions, birthday celebrations — the possibilities are endless. We’ll help you plan and design a meaningful event that’ll create lasting memories. Inquire now.
Desolation Hotel offers an ideal escape from your day-to-day responsibilities — but complete escape is nearly impossible in the modern era. While our guests have the space to unplug and recharge, our relationship with Untethered lets you plug back in when duty calls. Explore this tranquil workspace overlooking the shores of Lake Tahoe.