The Chalet as viewed from Echo Lakes Road - Lake Tahoe in the background (North)
Echo Chalet is a high-Sierra, summer-only, resort located approximately 10 miles from South Lake Tahoe and 49 miles east of Placerville off U.S. Highway 50. The resort is a non-discriminatory establishment operated under permit of the United States Forest Service-Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. The Chalet was established in 1939, and Tom and Kathleen ("Kat") Fashinell have owned and managed it since 1984. We operate (weather permitting) from Memorial Day through the Labor Day weekend.
Our rental cabins ("Chaletlees") are usually ready for occupancy by mid-June.
WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
ATTENTION THRU-HIKERS (PCT and TRT):
The Chalet can no longer receive re-supply packages. If addressed to us,
packages will be held at our regional post office (Twin Bridges) located 9 miles
west on Highway 50 next to the Strawberry Station Market, and across from
Strawberry Lodge. Hours
9:30-4pm M-F. Closed 1pm-1:30 for lunch. Phone: 530-659-7670
1. Hikers can mail to the South Lake Tahoe Main Post Office; 12 miles from Echo
Lake, at 1046 Al Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Phone:
Take Highway 50 through Meyers to Pioneer Trail (or continue to Lake Tahoe
Boulevard) then proceed east to Al Tahoe Boulevard. The facility is located at
the south end of the shopping mall.
send packages to: Lake
of the Sky Outfitters 1023
Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.
This is about 7 miles from Echo Lake in the Lampson Plaza Shopping Center
near the “Y”. Phone:
7 days. No charge for holding re-supply packages.
you use priority mail in order to obtain tracking numbers, and permit forwarding if
necessary. Keep that number with you if calling for delivery confirmation or
forwarding instructions. Remember you will need to provide a photo I.D. to pick up (or
forward) a priority package.
AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES:
Because of the very real threat of Nuisance plants and mussels entering Echo from Tahoe (plants and Asian clams) and elsewhere (Quagga or Zebra mussels from Colorado and Southern California), we are required to inspect all watercraft, motorized and non-motorized, and control access to the lake.
In anticipation of the restricted hours of operation, we respectfully ask you to time your travel to coincide with these operating hours.
If you have any doubts about the seriousness of the threat, or just want to explore the issue further - including a great video entitled 'Don't move a mussel" - visit the 100th Meridian website.
SIR DUKE OF ECHO ON CHALET PIER 6-15-2011:
BOAT AND MOTOR SALES AND SERVICE
We are a dealer for Klamath Boats, and order them pre-rigged for Evinrude E-Tec engines which we install at our facility.
ECHO CHALET WAS A "FULL-LINE" DEALERSHIP ( SALES AND SERVICE) FOR JOHNSON AND EVINRUDE OUTBOARDS FOR OVER 50 YEARS!
SINCE 2006 WE HAVE BEEN A CERTIFIED, SERVICE-ONLY, DEALERSHIP FOR BOMBARDIER'S EVINRUDE ENGINES.
WE INTEND TO FOCUS ENTIRELY ON THE EVINRUDE BRAND, AND WILL OUT-SOURCE REPAIRS ON OTHER ENGINES..
BOMBARDIER, IN ASSOCIATION WITH TOHATSU, HAS NOW DEVELOPED A COMPLETE LINE OF PORTABLE 4-STROKE ENGINES - RANGING FROM 3.5 TO 15 HP WITH A VARIETY OF OPTIONS.
WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT THESE ENGINES WILL MEET BOMBARDIER'S STRICT MANUFACTURING SPECIFICATIONS AND PERFORM WELL AT ALTITUDE. IF YOU ARE GOING TO PURCHASE A SMALL ENGINE FOR NEW APPLICATION OR RE-POWER, AND YOU WANT US TO PROVIDE ROUTINE SERVICE, REPAIRS, OR WARRANTY WORK, PLEASE CONSIDER THE NEW EVINRUDE LINE.
6 hp Tiller long shaft
15 hp Tiller electric start long shaft
September 2014: We now have four taxis rigged as fire boats!
What happens to all the aluminum cans we collect each summer?