Just South of Tahoe, Far from Everywhere

Kit Carson Lodge • Kit Carson, CA

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Escape Kit

  • A Two-Night Stay for Two in a Lake-View Hotel Room, Sundays through Thursdays ($159) or Fridays and Saturdays ($199) Now through October 5, 2014
  • Or, a Two-Night Stay for Up to Four People in a Cabin, Sundays through Thursdays ($229) or Fridays and Saturdays ($289) Now through October 5, 2014
  • Or, a Two-Night Stay for Up to Eight People in a Cabin, Sundays through Thursdays ($299) or Fridays and Saturdays ($369) Now through October 5, 2014
  • Welcome Hiking Basket

Escape to a simpler time at this rustic lodge on Silver Lake—less than 50 miles south of Lake Tahoe, it's worlds away from the crowds and congestion of the modern age.

The Destination
Kit Carson Lodge took the road less traveled even before there were roads to travel. More than 85 years ago, when vacation homes began going up around Lake Tahoe, Kit Carson Lodge retreated to Silver Lake, about 45 minutes south, where it's been catering to travelers' rustic sensibilities ever since. Outdoorsmen aren't the only ones admiring the view: Kit Carson has graced the cover of Sunset magazine, which has also recognized the lodge as a top mountain resort in the Sierras. In the autumn, the landscape slowly blends verdant evergreens into rich gold and vibrant red as it does throughout the area, but visitors to Kit Carson get a front row seat to an uncrowded, unspoiled view.

The Digs
While it's not quite as backwoods as it once was, this 27-unit retreat of 19 cabins and 8 hotel rooms is still in the thick of Eldorado National Forest. At 7,300 feet above sea level, situated at the dead end of Kit Carson Road just steps from the lake, it's maintained a decidedly woodsy, far-from-everything aesthetic with wood-paneled rooms, raftered ceilings, patchwork quilts, and pastoral artwork.

Both hotel rooms and cabins feature cedar and pine wood, private baths, and decks overlooking lake and forest. Cozy cabins come with additional creature comforts like wood-burning stoves and fully equipped kitchens, perfect for settling in and spreading out with a larger group.

The Diversions
Dine. Kit Carson Lodge Restaurant
Explore. Eldorado National Forest
Fish. Silver Lake
Learn. Gabby's Historical Gold Rush Tours

  • We had a great time. Very peaceful surroundings, and the owners and staff were very accommodating and friendly. We would definitely go back—this was a great deal."

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  • "The granite cliffs of 8,650-foot Carson Pass, part of the Emigrant Trail, provide a dramatic backdrop... At night, head up to the main lodge for a basket of s'mores fixin's and stake a spot by the fire (campfire songs optional)."

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Location

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    32161 Kit Carson Road Kit Carson, CA 95644
    209-258-8500 | get directions

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the fine print

  • Vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • Only valid for stays now through October 5, 2014
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy applies; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Hotel offers are valid for 2 people
  • Cabins with max occupancies of 8 people include Eastern Brook, Beaver, Fox, Polar Bear, Smokey Bear, Grizzly Bear, Black Bear, Fawn and Cinnamon Bear; all subject to availability
  • Cabins with max occupancies of 4 people include Rainbow, Mackinaw, Loch Leven, Deer I, Deer II, Snowshoe, Gray Squirrel and Red Squirrel; all subject to availability
  • Taxes not included; payable directly to the property
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included
  • Pets are not allowed
  • No smoking in rooms or on decks
  • Restaurant is closed on Mondays
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON October 5, 2014 • Enjoy By October 5, 2014