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About Kit Carson Lodge and Silver Lake

For over 90 years, guests have enjoyed the rustic elegance that is Kit Carson Lodge.  Located on the shores of Silver Lake, high in the Sierra range, this historic lodge is a destination resort of housekeeping cabins and hotel rooms. Your hosts, Mike and Karen Riddle, welcome you to stay and explore the wonderful hiking, boating, fishing and relaxation that the area provides. All accommodations are built of cedar with knotty pine interiors and include private baths. Our hotel units all have a lake view decks to enjoy the outdoors among the towering pines. The cabins sleep from two to eight persons and all have outdoor decks.  The resort includes a general store, art gallery, full service restaurant, and offers boat rentals. The lodge is a summer resort and is open this season from June 9th, 2017 through October 8th, 2017.  The lodge also has a forest chapel complete with a spectacular view of Thunder Mountain for that very special destination wedding.

Located in the Carson Pass area, there are a multitude of hiking trails for every level of hiker.  Many trails lead to pristine Alpine lakes and the trails are often strewn with wildflowers. The angler can fish for a variety of trout in beautiful Silver Lake. We look forward to your visit and invite you to email or call us with any questions you may have.  We look forward to seeing you at Kit Carson Lodge.  Come explore the Sierra as it was meant to be experienced.

Art Gallery

The Silver Lake Art Gallery features artists that speak to the best of what the Sierra represents. Come in and view a selection of original artwork. A variety of different artists' media is displayed for sale from carved native birds, drawings, and photographs by local artists to original water colors or oil paintings. We have something for every taste and budget.

General Store

You never know what you might find at the Kit Carson General Store. We have a little of everything - from souvenirs, firewood, ice, fishing supplies, to a variety of food, beer and wine.  If you are passing by Kit Carson Lodge on a hike or bike ride, make sure to stop by and refresh at the general store before you continue on your way.  We also sell California FISHING LICENSES, so make sure to stop by our General Store and check it out.