Carved amongst the flagstone and spruce, on a plot of grass-covered land, Houston Camp is a rustic mecca. An ideal location for up to 8 guests looking for an escape replete with old-world charm. It’s here that you’ll discover the true beauty of North Lake Tahoe, just a heartbeat away from the lake.
This camp exudes charm. It’s the perfect location. Just a moment from the lake. Just minutes from the slopes. Everything you could ever want is here. The cabins surround a grassy knoll. The vibrant green grass offers soulitude in the summer months. These cabins are a place you can call home. Whether for days. Weeks. Or even for a month or more at a time. Their rustic camp-like charm exudes a sense of class. It’s a place where simple luxuries effortlessly meet their rustic counterparts.
Houston Camp is a unique departure from the typical cabin. Four structures uniquely combined on a one-of-a-kind property.
Upon arrival, Base Camp welcomes you. It embraces you into its fold. The anchor of this land-based ship. It’s where the group gathers in front of a crackling fire. Where natural stone is flanked by wood beams. Where ceilings vault and beams of wood jutt across overhead. In the corner, an ornate stand, boasting inlaid woods, perfectly situated to house a flat-screen television. Beneath it, a state-of-the-art sound bar. Above, where the walls angle and vault, two windows let in natural light. Watch the beautiful Pines swaying in the distance as you relax comfortably in front of a warm fire.
The kitchen gleams with stainless steel fixtures and appliances. A full-sized fridge provides ample storage for food for the entire group. Custom Oak cabinetry lines the galley-style kitchen. Wall sconces hang effortlessly above the sink. Overhead, the beamed ceiling covered in can lighting. It glitters in the evening. Large picture windows bring in more light. Beneath one, a simple four-person table pressed against the wall. Nearby, a professional gas-range-topped oven for whipping up meals. Above it, a stainless-steel microwave.
Overhead, an open loft. A king bed rests elegantly beneath an angled space. Walls press against each other at a 50-degree angle, peaking at the center of the bed. Downstairs, a bathroom. The walk-in steam shower is encased in glass and muted brown stones. The polished look provides more contrast in this rustic cabin.
Base Camp also boasts an additional room. It separates the main living space from the bathroom. In one corner, a desk with a brown leather office chair. On the table, a glass and steel table lamp. On the floor, a large area rug covers most of the Oak planks. Hooks and benches make the room ideal for removing your ski gear in this multipurpose room.
Adjacent to Base Camp, off to its left, you’ll discover Two Trees. Its door is flanked by two centuries-old Pine trees. They spiral majestically into the clouds. Two reclining arm chairs are off to the sides. The faded red paint draws the eye away from the green cabin’s exterior. Inside Two Trees, a carefully crafted interior. Beams of wood surround the walls and ceilings and floors. It pitches and vaults above the queen bed. At its base, a leather bench for dressing in the morning or removing your snow gear on return from the slopes. On the wall, a mounted flat-screen television.
Two Trees also boasts a kitchenette. A small table with two chairs provides a cozy nook for enjoying a brief meal or morning coffee. A small fridge with microwave lets you prepare simple meals. A sink with a framed mirror hangs overhead. A chandelier at the center of the room depicts the Alpine forest with animals roaming on its four sides. Two trees also houses a complete bathroom. The modern shower has elegant fixtures and is encased in polished ceramics.
A third cabin, called Carriage House, invites you into its cozy interior. It boasts another queen bed, and large picture windows let in an abundance of natural light fills the space. Nearby, another kitchenette. Similar to Two Trees, a fridge and microwave dominate one corner. In another, an elegant Pine table with foldable walnut-stained wood chairs.
On the wall of Carriage House, another flat-screen television hangs near the bathroom door. A stall shower is the perfect escape for freshening up no matter what the occasion. The small bathroom detaches your dependency from Base Camp. Each cabin provides a self-sustaining enclosure for enjoying Tahoe life without having to rely on the other structures.
The final cabin you’ll discover here is called Upper Dave’s. A small exterior patio invites you in, surrounded by a bright white bannister. The oak door is framed in crimson red. The exterior, more forest green that echos the other cabins. Inside, a queen bed lives elegantly beneath the angled roof. A small loft landing rests above.
Two Dave’s boasts a studio quality. Two foldable chairs and a table rests nearby. Near it, a framed mirror on the other side of the door that leads into the bathroom. In the corner, a wood stove warms the space. In the other corner, a flat-screen television, pitting more new-world refinements with old-world classics. Upper Dave’s boasts a full kitchen. Unlike Two Trees and Carriage House, both which boast kitchenettes, Upper Dave’s offers an adequate space for preparing a proper meal. Complete with microwave, electric cooktop and fridge, you’ll find all the amenities necessary for cooking up a storm here. Combined with the other cabins, it presents a unique vacation rental experience in Lake Tahoe.
Houston Camp is aptly named due to this camp-like configuration. It’s an environment that feels uniquely separated while also being harmoniously united. Spend your time here escaping into one of these well-equipped cabins, or gathering with the entire group in Base Camp. Either way you, you’ll find that Houston Camp is also ideally located just a moment away from the northern coast of the lake in Ridgewood.
In the winter months, you’ll find three separate mountains and their snowy slopes just a heartbeat away. Travel up towards the luxurious Northstar Resort or down towards Squaw Peak or Ward Peak. Whether you’re interested in skiing or snowboarding, each of these mountains provide an exhilarating outlet for wintery fun.
In the summer, Lake Tahoe is steps away. Take a scenic bike ride around its 72-mile circumference. Or, frolic amidst its azure-hued waters. Spend a day on its golden sands with your entire family. Soak in a sun-soaked getaway that will leave you reminiscent for ages.