Clair Tappaan Lodge
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Clair Tappaan Lodge was built by a dedicated group of Sierra Club volunteers in the early 1930s. Today, guests continue the tradition of adventure and exploration on Donner Pass, much like the pioneers before them. With such a rich history and a wide-variety of programs, the Lodge has played an important role in introducing people to the outdoors and providing a safe and friendly environment in which to do so.
Clair Tappaan Lodge offers a rustic mountain retreat for snow enthusiasts and summer adventurers alike. Less than 2 mi from the Pacific Crest Trail and 25 mi from Lake Tahoe, we’re your headquarters for year-round recreation in the Sierra Nevada.
Our Lodge was built by hearty Sierra Club volunteers in 1934 and the spirit of volunteerism has been thriving here ever since. In order to maintain and build a sense of community and keep rates affordable for years to come, groups are able to receive discounts in exchange assisting in the daily operations of the Lodge. Guests are encouraged to volunteer while staying at the lodge. Volunteer opportunities include kitchen cleanup, setting tables, dishwashing, sweeping, shoveling snow, and more. We encourage children of all ages to get involved, although adult supervision is often required.
Sierra Club members receive a discount at check-in. Please bring your membership information with you. If you are not a member, you can easily join the Sierra Club at http://sierraclub.org/
To make a reservation or inquire about Clair Tappaan Lodge, please call: 530-426-3632
Member EventsFriday Jan 18, 2019Clair Tappaan Lodge's Groomed Winter Trail System Is Open! Trail passes are $15 per person, per day, and entitles the pass holder to the lodge's groomed Winter Trial System and use of the lodge.The trail pass is good from 9AM - 5PM daily. The pass holder can enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding on the groomed trails. Lodge amenities include hot chocolate and/or hot tea, restrooms, and enjoying the ambience of sitting in front of one of their fireplaces. The dining room is available if you would like to bring your own lunch. Clair Tappaan Lodge has a rental shop if you would like to rent snowshoes, cross-country skis, or a sled. Please call ahead for large parties. Note: Please park across the street from Clair Tappaan and enter on the East side of the lodge (up the groomed trail). Buy your trail pass at the Front Office. Or, call ahead for a reservation: 530-426-3632 ...read moreSaturday Jan 19, 2019Saturday Jan 26, 2019Saturday Feb 2, 2019Saturday Feb 9, 2019Saturday Feb 16, 2019Saturday Feb 23, 2019Saturday Mar 2, 2019Saturday Mar 9, 2019
Clair Tappaan Lodge is located at 19940 Donner Pass Road, in Norden, CA, south of I-80 in CA, near Donner Pass. Take exit 174 for Soda Springs/Norden, head east on Donner Pass Rd. for 2.4 miles.