Our Covid 19 Response


                                               Clair Tappaan Lodge, Hutchinson Lodge and the four backcountry huts                                         are temporarily closed. 

All of our operations have been closed since mid-March 2020 as a response to the pandemic. We are just planning our gradual reopening.

At this time, we are only accepting group inquiries for Clair Tappaan and Hutchinson Lodges. California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced group guidelines on April 2, 2021 and we will consider inquiries for July 5, 2021 or later. Additionally, all group requests will be evaluated by the operations and safety/risk management teams prior to approval. We will discuss Covid-19 prevention practices with group coordinators prior to evaluation and approval.

Not sure when the huts will be open for bookings. It is now looking more like July or August, possible later. We must get work parties together to do hantavirus cleaning and make any repairs needed before we can open to reservations. We are also examining how to book the huts fairly. At least for some time yet, we will not be able to put strangers together and will likely book to groups only. As we know more, we will update the website. We thought we may be able to open the huts earlier in the summer but after much discussion it has become obvious that this was a bit ambitious. If we are able to open earlier, we will.


Winter reservations for the huts will open in November.


This is an extremely challenging time for all and we appreciate your patience and understanding.


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.