Clair Tappaan Lodge Among the Pines in the Sierras: Your Lodge for all Seasons
Clair Tappaan Lodge, Flagship of the Sierra Club at 7,000 feet in the Sierras surrounded by pristine forest. Lodging rates include all meals. Open year-round. Kayak at Donner lake. Great setting for family, singles, groups, clubs & church retreats.

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Surrounding Area

Refreshing lakes, moist meadows and towering forested peaks surround Clair Tappaan Lodge - perfect for winter skiing, snowshoe, Summer hiking, biking, rock-climing; Autumn picnics with friends; family reunions, weddings, photography clubs, church & business meetings/retreats. The Pacific Crest Trail and Donner Lake are nearby. All seasons of the year offer the adventure & beauty of the Sierra Nevadas. The towns of Truckee and Reno are within an hour drive for shoppers.


Clair Tappaan Lodge has the natural charm of an Austrian lodge. Built from huge local timbers, the Lodge offers family -style dining and inviting living room area ideal for relaxing around the piano or meeting with friends or business associates at the fireplace. Cozy Library for serious reading/research. Lower level has hot tub, play room, guest refrig and storage for your kayak or skis. Cantileverd decks overlook forest and valley and invite view of sunset or moon-glow. Friendly staff welcome you to the Lodge.


Sleeping accommodations for up to 140 guests include small rooms for couples or singles; larger bunk rooms for families; separate dorm rooms for men and women.

Women and men each have bathrooms, shared, not private.


The Lodge offers flexible meeting space for clubs, special events, retreats or corporate get-a-ways. Conferences can be arranged for day-use or overnight. Meals are generous and can be styled to suit an event with proper notice upon booking of the Lodge. Any company or club can book the Lodge "exclusively" for its meeting or event. A large hot tub, game room and lounge available on lower level.

Services Offered

Guided hikes available upon advance notice; photographic outings, Tahoe Rim Trail , Pacific Crest Trail and Full Moon outings may be viewed on the website.

Policies & Restrictions

No Smoking or pets are allowed in the Lodge.

Other Information

Donner Lake, 10-minutes away offers Kayaking, swimmng and wind-surfing. Bring your mountain bike and enjoy the best of the rolling landscape.


Clair Tappaan Lodge is approx 45-minute drive west of Reno; an hour and half drive east of Sacramento just off Interstate 80. Exit at Soda Springs/Norden and go 2.4 miles east on Donner Pass road. At the 2.4 mile mark, look to your left to see the Lodge sign. Park at the base of the wide footpath or across the road in the designated parking lot. Also in summer or fall, access the Lodge by a rear drive to drop off your luggage before parking in the regular lot.

Discounts Offered

Children staying with their families (reunions); education programs for children. Call the Lodge for update on Seasonal specials.

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Clair Tappaan Lodge Among the Pines in the Sierras
19940 Donner Pass Road, Norden, California

Nearby Attractions & Services

Historic Truckee and Reno
10 to 35 ml

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  • Children's Area
  • Parking - Free

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    • Hot Tub

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    19940 Donner Pass Road
    Norden, California 95724

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