Brooklyn-based Studio Tack converted a 1960s motel into the Coachman Hotel in Lake Tahoe. Located at the base of Heavenly Mountain, the hotel was renovated as a design-centric property that is said to embrace modernity and sustainability.
While the Coachman’s official grand opening is scheduled in mid-June, along with its renovated pool, the hotel already had 37 rooms running as of March, as well as the communal area that has outdoor seating, a pool and hot tub, and a coffee bar.
The property is said to be inspired in part by the communal nature of the traditional European ski lodge. The design also lends itself to outdoor access throughout the year. Amenities at the property include custom poured hot tubs, outdoor fire pits, a lobby bar and games by the pool during summer.
When fully completed, the complex will have 42 units, including a three-bedroom suite made from one of the original motel lobbies and manager’s quarters. The suite will sleep 11 and will include a living room with a fireplace.
Also when it is fully operational, the hotel will have furniture and other pieces from American artisans, including handcrafted beds in each of the 42 guestrooms and suites. Each room will have modern amenities like flat-screen TVs with Apple TV and drying areas for wet gear.