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



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 530-426-3632.

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


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

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

For more information call Clair Tappaan Lodge 530-426-3632

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 530-426-3632 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 530-426-3632 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 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. 

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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. August 25, 2014.  EM