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“Winter Cabins were Awesome” 5 of 5 stars
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Camp Richardson Resort
1900 Jameson Beach Rd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150   |  
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Ranked #35 of 70 hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Monterey, California
1 review
“Winter Cabins were Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stayed there for two nights on Christmas Eve and Day. We had 7 people, so we rented one of the large cabins. It was awesome! It had a living room with a fireplace, kitchen with supplies, and two smaller rooms with beds. Overall, very clean, very warm, and a great experience.

Warning: Snow is big in the winter. Your driveway may be no more.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Roseville, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights and we had a blast. Octoberfest and the Salmon Festival was within walking distance. The staff there were friendly and informative. The campsites were very clean. The bathrooms when we first arrived were very clean but as the weekend went on they seemed to get more "campground bathroom" status. But was doable. We slept in our car because I was affraid of the bears, but we didn't see any or hear any. We kept all our stuff in the bear locker and didn't have any problems. Next time we will sleep in the tent. They have a fence around the campground, and even though that won't stop a hungry bear, it made me feel alittle better. We had site # 360 in the Badgers Den area. This sand #361 would be perfect for large group. You can fit 5 big tents easily. Only room for 1 car at each site.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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36 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We rented a cabin overlooking Lake Tahoe for the weekend and it was incredible. Our cabin was clean and the grounds around it were incredible. My family including my grandkids had a wonderful time. The marina next door had music until 6:00pm which we sat outside and enjoyed. 9:00pm it was so peaceful outside you could hear a pin drop. The views, the walks around the lake, seeing the old mansions, etc. was great. The staff that checked us in where funny, helpful and professional. .General store is pricey, But there is a Raley's and Safeway in town for supplies. Cabin is fully stocked with everything you need in cookware, plates, cups, silverware. Great Refrigerator and stove. We will be back next year.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for a week in the turn-key trailer parked in the RV sites. The trailer had a walk around queen with closets on either side and cabinets above the bed and storage under the bed. There was a flat screen tv with DVD player that you could have face the walk around queen or face the main living area. It also had a couch that folded out to a bed and a wrap around dinette that folded down into a bed. Plus, my kids favorite...bunk beds. There was a large slide out that had the dinette and the couch on it. The trailer was clean as if it was brand new. And fully stocked like a hotel room. The bunk beds and Queen bed were made with freak clean linens and there were plenty of more linens in the storage cupboards to make the other beds if you choose as well. The kitchen was stocked with everything you could need except the food. Plates, glasses (including wine glasses), flatware, pots, pans, cutting boards, cooking utensils, coffe maker, toaster, mixing bowls, pot holders, dish towels, sponges, dish soap, paper towels...I'm sure I missed something, they thought of everything. Bathroom was fully stocked with endless amounts of shampoo, conditioner, soap, towels and toilet paper(there was even a hair dyer). Plus more than plenty extra supplies in the storage bins. Trailer had full hook-ups (no cable), plus heat & AC. Great campsite under the beautiful trees with a fire pit and picnic table. The kids loved riding their bikes around the campground and even found a area where someone had set up a little track with some small jumps. The beach is just across the street, we would ride our bikes down there each day and drive a truck over with easy up, ice chest and chairs. It is $7 to park at beach, but comes with a $7 coupon for the Beachcomber restaurant that is right there at the beach. The beach was really crowded so we would drive over in the am and claim our spot then come back to enjoy when we were ready. You can rent paddle boats, kayaks, paddle boards and I think jet skis and boats as well. Campground isnt too far from town to run and grab supllies or see a movie or donate some money to the casinos. The Edgewood, just over the NV border is a great place for a nice evening out (without kids). We went up and floated down the Trukee river one day...highly reccomend. The kids (4,7&9) loved it.. We had 3 adults & 4 kids in one raft plus a small ice chest. A great time was had by all. Plus you end at a great outdoor restaurant/bar overlooking the river and then they bus you back up to the starting area. We also took the kids on a horseback trip with the Camp Richardson Corral guides. The kids loved it and we saw some amazing views of the lake from up on the mountain.

I highly reccomend Camp Richardson and the turn-key trailer for a wonderful family vacation.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

For a 60th birthday celebration, we reserved 1 RV site and 2 adjacent campsites in the Eagle's Nest area of the campground. You can't beat the location of this resort/campground and the easy access to the lake, bicycle rentals, hiking trails, ice cream parlor, restaurants, etc. However, the campground facilities are less than desirable and the campground is poorly (marginally?) managed.

Specific complaints include: 1) no water spigots at or near campsites so you must go to the bathroom to get water, 2) no facilities for washing dishes (agreed that campers shouldn't wash dishes in the bathroom sinks but there needs to be a place to wash them), 3) no signage on roads with campsite numbers, making it difficult to find your campsite originally and nearly impossible to find your site if you come back after dark by car, 4) virtually no oversight of the campground by management and no enforcement of the rules (one "two tent maximum" campsite was occupied by five families who played music until 5 in the morning, despite quiet hours being posted as 10 PM), 5) requirement to save gray water (good idea) but no area accessible to dump it (nothing at the campsite and the RV dump station was locked), and 6) too few bathrooms/showers to serve the number of campsites.

All in all, we had a good time (partly because the campsite was only about 15% full since most schools were back in session), but we won't be returning to this campground.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Rohnert Park, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I have been camping at Camp Richardson for over 40 years and I have to tell you it gets worse and worse each year. Camp Richardson does live up to the rules it has posted when you drive in.
Years back camping meant a peaceful time in the forest. Now it is a zoo. Quiet hours are posted and ten o'clock p.m. is when the campground should quiet down. Well, that is just when the party is starting. The music is so loud and it is like this generation does not get that you go there to enjoy yourself, but they make it miserable for so many families with children. They overbook the campground so that you are standing in line to use the bathrooms. The new bathrooms on the Eagles Nest side are not great. The showers are terrible. Very little water comes out. I love the resort as a whole, but the management is poor for the campgrounds. People come in with their dogs and they give them a slap on the wrist instead of kicking the owners out of the campground.
It's posted "absolutely no dogs" and yet they do nothing about it. I feel it is all about the money.
So disappointed with the management of this place. Another thing I don't like is when I stayed in the hotel they allow people to bring their dogs and sleep in the rooms. I have a dog and I never bring him into a hotel room. I questioned the management about this and I told them dogs can leave ticks in the room. I find this absolutely disgusting. Too much partying going on in these campgrounds and they need to put their foot down and stop it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Redding, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This hotel is quaint which I usually appreciate but the experience was not my best. The lack of air conditioning on one of the hottest weeks of the year could be part of my dissastifaction however, the noise on from traffic takes away the feeling of being at a camp. When we asked for ice we were told they could not find the key. These were just a few of the items that made this trip less than ideal.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1900 Jameson Beach Rd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
#18 Romantic Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This historic year-round resort secluded in old-growth forest on 125 acres adjacent to Lake Tahoe's longest stretch of sandy beach, features 26 hotel rooms, 7 motel rooms, 43 cabins (19 year-round), the 7-bedroom Richardson House, 100 RV sites and 200 tent campsites. Property amenities include a General Store & Cafe, the Beacon Bar & Grill lakeside restaurant, Mountain Sports Center (bicycling in summer, X-C skiing & snowshoeing in winter), as well as seasonal full-service Marina, Ice Cream Parlor and Coffee & Confectionery shop. Horseback riding is available 0.2 miles north. ... more   less 
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