Clair Tappaan Lodge hosts a variety of special events each year, from community dinners and slide shows, to outdoor gear demos and yoga retreats. Additionally, many official Sierra Club Outings use our facility as their home base for outdoor fun in the Truckee-Tahoe region. Below you will find a current list of events scheduled at Clair Tappaan Lodge. Like us on Facebook for updates and additional information about things happening at the Lodge.

Click the link list of events and activities in the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe Area and the Donner Summit Association’s website. 

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Events Calendar

October 13 – 15 – Volunteer Work Party – Clair Tappaan Lodge was built by volunteers in 1934.  During this weekend we will recapture the spirit of the Lodge’s Forefathers and Mothers as we get both Clair Tappaan Lodge and Hutchinson Lodge ready for the upcoming winter.  There will be a wide variety of tasks available from splitting and stacking firewood to basic sprucing up of the lodges. There will also be other repairs that require a carpentry/construction skill set so let us know of your experience in that area.

Work Party participants will receive complimentary lodging for Friday and Saturday nights, as well as meals throughout the weekend.  Space is limited so reservations are required.


October 27th and 28th – The Fright Factory at Clair Tappaan’s Haunted Hostel  – Clair Tappaan Lodge and the Truckee Dance Factory will collaborate to offer a family friendly Haunted Hostel and Dance Production.    Times:  4PM to 10PM.

There will be hotdogs, hamburgers, s’mores and other concessions available for purchase!

Graveyard Wristband- $5

This includes: Access to the front yard where you will enjoy live petrifying dance performances every half hour.  Free cocoa, some free no-ticket required games from 4-6, entrance to the costume contest & bring your own pumpkin carving contest. You can have a pre-carved pumpkin or feel free so carve yours near the campfire!

Haunted Hostel Wristband- $15

This Includes: Everything included in the Graveyard wristband PLUS! Entrance through our Haunted Hostel & 5 game tickets for the carnival games. (located in the graveyard).  The Haunted Hostel was designed for guests 10 years and older.  No refunds will be available.

Game Tickets- $1 per Ticket or $20 for 25

There will be many ghoulish games to play in the Graveyard! Some will require 1-2 tickets. Some game between 4-6 may not require any at all! These tickets also have a second purpose! Every ticket purchase will be entered in our raffle at 6pm, 8pm & 10pm. You Must Be Present To Win!

Please call for tickets and information.  

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