Clair Tappaan Lodge:  Calendar of Outings, Activities and Events


Clair Tappaan Lodge, located at 7,000 feet elevation on Donner Summit, is about 1.5 hours' drive east of Sacramento just off Interstate 80 on Donner Pass Road.

The Lodge boasts a cheerful dining room, a large living room with huge fireplace, a cozy library with wood-burning stove, a recreation room, and a hot tub. Sleeping accommodations include separate dormitories for men and women, small rooms for couples, and larger rooms for families. Guests must bring their own sleeping bags or bedding, although pillows and cases are provided. Bathrooms are shared.

A professional chef cooks hearty breakfasts and dinners that are served family-style in the dining room. Guests prepare their own brown bag lunches from plentiful and varied ingredients. Vegetarian options are available for every meal. To maintain the communal spirit, each guest pitches in daily by doing a simple chore.

Clair Tappaan Lodge is Open to the General Public and all are welcome.  Non-member rates are $5 more.  Join the Sierra Club while visiting the lodge and receive the member rates.





Clair Tappaan Lodge accepts exclusive use reservations and is the perfect venue for weddings, family reunions, business meetings and conferences or school retreats and camps. For more details on exclusive use reservations call Clair Tappaan Lodge 530-426-3632


October 3 & 4 (Fri - Sat) Reserved exclusively for the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers Gathering.  For more information call Clair Tappaan Lodge 530-426-3632

Thursday, November 27.  THANKSGIVING FEAST 2014

Come one, come all to Clair Tappaan Lodge this November and celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, old and new. Enjoy live music, great people, and our main event, Chef Brian Robinson's Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday night. Call  530-426-3632 or email for reservations.



Thursday, December 25, Christmas Dinner.

Spend the holidays at Clair Tappaan Lodge with friends, family, tons of festivities, and a special meal prepared by Chef Brian Robinson. Roaring fires and roasted marshmallows, sledding and snowmen, singing and dancing.  If you're in the area, but not staying at CTL, stop by for the amazing meal and festivities.  Call 530-426-3632 or email for reservations.


Wednesday, December 31.  New Year’s Eve Celebration 2014-2015.

Ring in 2014 in classic Clair Tappaan Lodge style. A talent show for the youngsters (and perhaps the adults too!), sledding and games, a piñata, a scavenger hunt around the building, great meals and treats, music in the Great Room, and a blazing fire. Bring the family and enjoy the snow.  Call 530-426-3632 for reservations.


Subscribe to the Goshawk, the lodge newsletter, Read about the many activities and events, past and future.  We need your email address for the Goshawk so we can eventually stop sending out paper copies. 

Go to the CTL main page, scroll down, and take a look at recent issues.

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Clair Tapaan Lodge Activities and Events are also listed on our Facebook Page

For a list of other events and activities in the Tahoe/Donner area you can visit the

Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and the
North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce

rev. September 29, 2014.  EM