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.

 

Every Friday and Saturday  Starlight Snowshoe Tour:

 

Clair Tappaan Lodge hosts a nighttime snowshoe. Join our knowledgeable guide, Jeff Gillardi, at 7:30 PM for a snowshoe of the local area, a history discussion of Donner Summit and the lodge, hot cocoa, cookies, and a roaring campfire outside. Jeff will go over snowshoe technique and can answer your questions about winter hiking and snowshoe travel.  The short hike usually lasts a little over an hour and snowshoe rental is included in the price. Bring your own snowshoes and get a $10 discount.  Adults: $30, Children $25.

 

What a great idea!  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 800-679-6775

 

 

May 17 to May 26.  Wilderness First Responder Certification class at Clair Tappaan Lodge.

 

Learn what you need to know to become a certified WFR. Or. If you've let your certification lapse, come recertify at Clair Tappaan Lodge.  Bobbie Foster, instructor. For more information check out

 

Wednesday May 28.  Reserved exclusively for the Gateway Mountain Center, environmental education class.

 

June 13 - 14.  Sierra Club Outdoor Leader Training Class. 

 

The annual training for all Sierra Club Outing Leaders in the west. For more information contact Clair Tappaan Lodge at 800 679 6775 or click here.

 

June 15 - 20: ▒Sierra Summer Science Camp for high school juniors and seniors.

Gain first-hand experience in forest, conservation and wetland sciences in the
beautiful High Sierra. See attached flyer for details.

 

Friday, July 4th BBQ and Summer Celebration.

 

Burgers and Dogs with all the fixins, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Cake and Ice Cream, celebrate the long summer days and the U.S. of A

 

July 20-26 Sierra Club National Outing: Painting along the Trails.  MORE DETAILS

 

July 20-25 Sierra Club National Outing: Grandparents and Grandkids.  MORE DETAILS

  

July 20-26 Sierra Club National Outing, Introduction to Backpacking   MORE DETAILS.

 

July 27-August 2. Sierra Club National Outing: HONORING WASHOE TRADITIONS IN THEIR HOMELAND, TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST.   MORE DETAILS

 

July 27-August 1. Make the Mountains Glad: An Intergenerational Adventure in California’s High Sierra- A Road Scholar Adventure for grandchildren from 7 - 12 years of age.  MORE DETAILS
 

August 4, 5, 6, 7.  (mid-week) Reserved exclusively for  Miramonte High Altitude Running Camp.

 

Saturday, August 9: Reserved exclusively for a Wedding Celebration.

 

August 15 & 16: The Clair Tappaan Lodge 80th Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser

August 10-16: Sierra Club National Outing: WORK AND PLAY AT CLAIR TAPPAAN LODGE, TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST, CALIFORNIA.   
MORE DETAILS

 

August 17-23 Sierra Club National Outing: MOUNTAIN MEDLEY, TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST, CALIFORNIA  MORE DETAILS
 

September 4, 5, 6.  (Th - Sat) Reserved exclusively for the Annual Gretsch Guitar Round-Up and Rock Out.  For more information contact Clair Tappaan Lodge @ 800 679 6775.
 

September 12, 13, 14.  (weekend) Reserved exclusively for the Harvey Wedding Celebration.
 

September 21-27: Sierra Club National Outing: RIDGETOP RAMBLES, TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST, CALIFORNIA.  MORE DETAILS
 

October 3 & 4 (Fri - Sat) Reserved exclusively for the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers Gathering.  For more information call Clair Tappaan Lodge @ 800 679 6775
 

October 10 & 11.  (Fri - Sat) Reserved exclusively for the Buddhist Retreat at Clair Tappaan Lodge. 

For more information call Clair Tappaan Lodge @ 800 679 6775

Thursday, November 27.  THANKSGIVING FEAST 2014
 

Enjoy Thanksgiving at Clair Tappaan Lodge. Let us do the cooking. Chef Adrian Ceafay will oven roast the turkeys, and will whip up all the wondrous sides to make an extravagant holiday meal. Cost is just $15.  Overnight with us for just $65 per night for Sierra Club Members, and $35 for kids.   Call 800 679 6775 for reservations.
 
Thursday, December 25, Christmas Dinner.
 

Celebrate the season with an amazing feast served with all the fixings at Clair Tappaan Lodge. Roaring fires and roasting marshmallows sure to follow! Christmas dinner is included in the price of your overnight stay. If you're in the area, but not staying at CTL, stop by for the amazing meal and festivities. Cost is just $15.  Overnight with us for just $65 per night for Sierra Club Members, and $35 for kids. Call 800 679 6775 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.  Just $65 per night for Sierra Club Members and $35 for kids. Call 800 679 6775 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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If that doesn't work for you send email to patplus10@gmail.com.

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

https://www.facebook.com/clairtappaanlodge

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. March 20, 2014.  EM