Lake Tahoe is the largest Alpine Lake in America and is located where California and Nevada meet. Skiers and snowboarders visit each winter for the more than dozen mountains including Heavenly Ski Resort [the largest in California] and Squaw Valley [site of the 1960 Winter Olympics]. Lake Tahoe is also home to miles of beaches and some of the best summer recreation in the country including watersports, hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, fishing, hot air balloon rides, and rock climbing. The Nevada side also includes several large casinos for gaming, nightlife, and events.
Some of the "can’t miss things to do" include biking the Flume Trail and new Bijou Bike Park, kayaking or boating through Emerald Bay, hiking Mount Tallac, experiencing the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament, attending an outdoor concert at Harvey’s, and of course skiing or snowboarding at Heavenly…just to name a few.
The newly renovated Hotel features 42 rooms in South Lake Tahoe, California. Traditional king or two queen bed rooms make up most of the Hotel, but a handful of unique rooms including a Honeymoon room (with heart-shaped Jacuzzi tub) and a Two-Bedroom Suite are available. Pets are allowed in designated rooms with a one-time pet fee. We are a 5-minute walk from the Heavenly Gondola, Lakeside Beach, and the Stateline Casinos.
Originally built in the 1960’s as two separate motels, The Green Lantern and The Royal Coachman, the property was built as part of the tourism boom from the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley. In the 1980’s the properties were combined and known as The Green Lantern, until now.
The new name is a nod to the old Royal Coachman and history of South Lake Tahoe. In 2000, the Heavenly Gondola and Village opened just a few blocks from the hotel and revitalized the area. The transformation continues in South Lake Tahoe overall with ongoing enhancements to outdoor recreation activities, new businesses, and revitalization of old properties.
The central ‘bar’ serves as both the reception desk and traditional bar serving coffee, beer, and wine - the heart of the hotel. They think of it as a modern take on the days of a single motel proprietor or traditional hostel. The lobby also connects to the breakfast area and features several different seating areas to relax and put your feet up. Sliding glass paned doors look out on the pool, hot tub, and fire pits. Great coffee and drinks combined with ample comfortable seating, reading material, and games make our public space the perfect place to start and end your day.
Rooms are designed to be simple, clean, and modern, yet highly functional. Rubber flooring at the entrance for a ‘wet’ area for skis, boards, boots, towels, and swimsuits. Extensive use of plywood for the hand built vanity and wardrobe remind you of your mountain setting. The traditional motel experience is elevated through high-quality beds, bedding and linens, considered bathroom products, and thoughtful minibar snacks.