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.
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 .
March 17, 18, 19, 20.
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.
training for all Sierra Club Outing Leaders in the west. For
more information contact Clair Tappaan Lodge at 800 679 6775
or click here.
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.
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
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
September 21-27: Sierra Club National Outing: RIDGETOP
RAMBLES, TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST, CALIFORNIA.
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.
more information call Clair Tappaan Lodge @ 800 679 6775
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.
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
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-
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
rev. February 19, 2014. EM