Kit Carson Lodge

Twelve pine-studded acres surround the 19 cottages and 8 hotel rooms at Kit Carson Lodge, which sits on the brink of Silver Lake in California's Amador County. Lacking telephones and TV's, the historic resort is an eclectic mix of classical music and dusty hiking trails, of wild mushroom crepes and fly-fishing workshops, of watercolor paintings and scenic swimming holes. This blend of elegance and rustic beauty is what has kept generations of guests returning since 1926.

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Latitude: 38.6533433 Longitude: -120.115242 Elevation: 7364 ft
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Lodging Style and Amenities

Cabins and B&B style rooms. 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-person cabins. Cottages are equipped for housekeeping with full kitchens, bathrooms with showers, fireplaces (firewood provided) large decks, B.B.Q's and gas furnaces. Cooking utensils and bedding are supplied. You must bring toiletries and other consumables. Families with very young children are encouraged to use the cottages that have an asterisk (*). These are located in a flatter area of the resort that is more child friendly.

Seasons Open

All cabins from June 1 to October 31. Limited cabin November 1 to May 31

Recreational Opportunities

Hiking, boating, swimming, ping pong, daily camp fires, evening concerts and cultural events. Sunday Brunch.

Rate Range

$150 a night for B&B rooms. Weekly cabin rates start at $1200. (Shoulder season specials available)

Driving Directions

Kit Carson Lodge is located at an elevation of 7,300 feet in the Sierra Nevada of California, 45 minutes south of Lake Tahoe. The Lodge is situated in a spectacular setting off Highway 88 on the Shore of Silver Lake beneath towering peaks. Check for road openings on Mormon Immigrant trail in Winter.

Pet Friendly Notes

No pets allowed.

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