Our Covid 19 Response

In compliance with Governor Newsom’s mandate, as well as Sierra Club’s organizational guidelines, Clair Tappaan Lodge, Hutchinson Lodge and the backcountry hut system are temporarily closed. Reopening is currently not scheduled until at least March 1st 2021 for Clair Tappaan Lodge. The huts will remain closed until at least April 1st 2021. Hutchinson Lodge will remain closed until summer.

With the recent increase in Covid-19 Country, State and County wide we cannot guarantee the hoped for opening dates noted above. As March 1st is looking more unlikely for Clair Tappaan Lodges we are noting booking actual reservations in the system at this time. Any requests sent to us in November & December when we hoped to have advanced booking open will be held in priority for when we do begin to process reservations. At this time, we will open Clair Tappaan Lodge reservations February 1st along with Hut reservations (see below) if we believe opening will be possible.  We will update this website as more information becomes available and decisions have been made.

Should we have the opportunity to open the Huts April 1st advanced reservations will open February 1, 2021. Reservations will be available via phone (530) 426-3632 or via an online booking request sheet which will become live February 1st. All reservations will be made on a first come first served basis. Our staff is minimal during the closure and you will likely need to leave a message with your request and contact information if you call our desk. All requests via phone and the on line booking request form will be logged with date and time received. Then processed in order.

       Clair Tappaan Lodge stands with the community and our agency partners at The Sierra Club in heeding the advice of public health officials in doing what we can to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The safety of our guests and team members is always our top priority.

Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe and please check back with us for updated information.

Sierra Club members receive a discount, but you do not have to be a Sierra Club member to stay here.  If you are not a member of the Sierra Club, and would like to receive the Sierra Club discount, we offer memberships at the lodge.  This Sierra Club membership is good for one year and will give you and your guests a $5 discount per person, per night.  

Your stay includes three hearty meals per day: Depending upon occupancy dinner will have two or three seating times on your night of arrival. Reservations will be secured either at booking time or a few days prior to arrival.  Bagged lunches are ordered at dinner and delivered at breakfast the next morning. Breakfast will also have two or three seating times and reserved in advance.

We offer a wide variety of accommodations to meet everyone’s needs.



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With its rustic setting, affordable prices, and close proximity to world-class outdoor recreation opportunities, Clair Tappaan is the perfect setting for group outings.  From schools and families, to weddings and corporate retreats, everyone can find a unique and memorable experience here at the Lodge. Meetings facilities, catering services, and outdoor programs can all easily be arranged. Email mailto:reservations@clairtappaanlodge.com for special group pricing and availability.


Traditionally, reservations cancelled within 14 days of arrival are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. If a reservation is cancelled within 72 hours of arrival, the cancellation fee increases to 50%. No-shows and cancellations on the day of arrival are subject to a 100% cancellation fee. The only exception to this policy is in the event of an official road closure by the State Department of Transportation due to weather (call CAL TRANS at 1-800-427-ROAD), in which case no cancellation fees apply. In the current Covid-19 environment we will work with you should you need to change your plans or cancel.