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Camp Richardson Historic Resort & Marina: Let Your Vacation Dreams Come to Life!

Submitted on 8/5/13 | by Lindsey Carlson

Ever imagine what it would be like to actually accomplish everything your vacation fantasies entail? There is a place where it happens all year round, and it’s called Camp Richardson Historic Resort & Marina. While the sun is still warm and the Lake Tahoe water is still irresistible, plan a South Lake Tahoe getaway and leave the stresses of daily life far in the distance. With all the relaxing and playing you will do, you won’t even remember you own a cell phone.

Find the Ideal Lodging

Tucked away in the pristine splendor of Lake Tahoe and scattered along the shores of Lake Tahoe, year-round lodging options at Camp Richardson in South Lake Tahoe range from intimate forest and lakeside cabins to historic hotel rooms, to lakeside duplexes, to beach motel rooms, to campsites and RV sites. Whether you’re planning a romantic escape with your sweetheart, or a big family get together with grandma and the whole gang, Camp Richardson Historic Resort and Marina has the perfect Lake Tahoe accommodation to make the trip memorable.

  • Year-round Cabins: Intimate 2-8 person cottages with gas fireplace. Full or basic kitchen, utensils, towels and linens included. 
  • Hotel: Rustic guest rooms sleep 2-4 in this two-story historic hotel. 
  • Beachside Inn: Located on the lake, this is a 7-unit motel. Rooms sleep 2-4 and include T.V, phone, mini-refrigerator, and coffee. 
  • Lakeside Marina & Beach Duplex: Unbeatable lake views from the two beachfront duplex units. Each unit sleeps 6, basic kitchen, T.V, and phone included. 
  • Richardson House: Perfect for a large group, this stunning option sleeps 20 in seven bedrooms, and includes a fireplace, TV, full kitchen, refrigerator, and it’s own parking area. 
  • Camping: 200 tent sites in two locations include bathroom and shower facilities, picnic table, fire ring, and bear proof storage locker. 
  • RV sites: RV sites include options for full or partial hook ups.

All lodging, aside from summer only cabins and camping/RV options, is available year round, so if your summer is already booked up make sure to plan a winter escape! With so many options for a summer vacation, or a peaceful winter getaway, you are guaranteed to sleep easy at this perfect Lake Tahoe resort. Visit camprichardson.com for rates and room details.

Splash and Play

With breathtaking lakefront views, the marina has everything to make a Lake Tahoe vacation perfect. Travel around the lake in a water taxi, take the Rum Runner Cruise to the iconic Emerald Bay, or lounge on the beach with the family.

The Lake Tahoe Camp Richardson Marina also offers all the water toys to make your playing endless: boats (with water ski options), SeaDoo & Waverunners, kayaks, paddleboards, and pedal boats! You won’t run out of things to do at this incredible Lake Tahoe resort.

Also available at the Lake Tahoe Camp Richardson Historic Resort & Marina is the Mountain Sports Center. Rent a bike and explore Lake Tahoe without the car, or use this great resource center to find out about the best hiking around the area. If you are visiting in the winter, ski buffs can rent cross-country ski & snowshoe equipment and get out on the 10K of groomed trails offered at Camp Richardson during the colder months.

Dine and Drink

Locals and visitors alike go crazy for the famous Rum Runner, Camp Richardson’s perfect summer cocktail. Enjoy lunch or dinner (accompanied by a Rum Runner, of course) at The Beacon Bar & Grill, and listen to live music with the lake in the background.

Live music at The Beacon Bar & Grill is heard starting at 2pm Wed-Sun in the summer and weekends during winter months. And be sure to take advantage of the Wednesday $5 Run Runner special!

Camp Richardson Historic Resort & Marina also offers a year round general store, a seasonal coffee shop and an ice cream parlor. Treat yourself to an ice cream stop and enjoy a lazy summer day at Camp Richardson.

Winter Wonderland

With summer slowly coming to an end, Lake Tahoe travelers should start thinking about planning for magical winter escapes. Camp Richardson Historic Resort & Marina is the the perfect destination to experience the unbeatable scenic beauty of a Lake Tahoe winter. Whether you’re a ski fanatic or not, get out on the many groomed and ungroomed trails offered at Camp Richardson and try your hand at cross-country skiing! Or maybe just snuggle up in a cozy winter cabin with a cup of hot cocoa and watch the snow silently fall. Plus, for downhill skiers & boarders, Camp Richardson is located only 15-20 minutes from Heavenly Mountain Resort and Sierra At Tahoe and offers some great ski/board packages.

Camp Richardson Historic Resort & Marina
1900 Jameson Beach Road
South Lake Tahoe

Phone: 800 544 1801
Email: reservations@camprichardson.com
Web: camprichardson.com