Desolation Hotel Opens Hope Valley Location

A 20-foot yurt bedroom at Desolation Hotel || Photo by Brad Scott

After its first site opened last year in South Lake Tahoe, planners now have a second option to gather at Desolation Hotel in Hope Valley. The family-owned and eco-conscious mountain resort brand offers shuttle services between both properties (a 40-minute drive), and the Hope Valley property features 28 cabins, seven luxury yurts, a wood-fired sauna, telescopes for stargazing, on-site dining at Sorensen’s Cafe, and more for groups to enjoy.

And if planners are interested in a location rich in history, the site of Desolation Hotel in Hope Valley goes back centuries. The hotel sits on 165 acres of lush meadow in the Sierra Nevada foothills, originally cared for by the Washoe Tribe, later colonized by Mormons, purchased at the turn of the 20th century, and eventually turned into the resort it is today—best suited for the outdoor adventurers in your group.

Events for 25 to 150 attendees can enjoy a variety of meeting accommodations, including Aspen Grove, the primary half-acre outdoor event space on-site. The cabins can also be transformed into meeting rooms for smaller, private gatherings.