Named for nearby , the highest point in Clark County, the town is in a valley of the to the northwest of , noted for its hiking trails, and for the Mount Charleston Lodge, a rustic hotel. At an elevation of approximately 7,500 feet, temperatures are much lower than in Las Vegas, which has an , making it a popular place for Las Vegans to vacation. The mean high temperature is 20.4 degrees (Fahrenheit) cooler than in Las Vegas. The area is also known as a vacation village for wealthy Las Vegas residents.
Located in Kyle Canyon at more than 7,000 feet, the 24 log cabins at Mount Charleston Lodge provide comfort for those seeking a more modern refuge without giving up the outdoorsy feel entirely. Each cabin comes with a spacious outdoor deck and a fireplace. The restaurant at the lodge is a favorite spot offering breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Here you'll find everything from burgers to elk chops. And don't forget to try the Mt. Charleston Coffee as well as hot chocolate.
A half-hour's drive north of Las Vegas, west on Route 157 and nearly 8,000 feet up in the gorgeous Toiyabe National Forest, the cabins of the Mount Charleston Lodge are perched along the wall of a steep canyon. Each is postcard perfect, a romantic mountaintop retreat, with private decks, fireplaces, double-wide whirlpool baths and no television sets (well, a couple of cabins do come with satellite TV, but with views like this, you likely won't want to turn it on).
The Mount Charleston Lodge has 22 condo-style log cabins. These offer private decks, fireplaces and whirlpool baths, plus a garage or carport, gated entry and, eventually, a heated lap pool and fire pit.
The centerpiece of the Mount Charleston Lodge is the large, rustic restaurant, which seats 200 around an open wood-burning fireplace; a a scenic outdoor deck is also a great spot to relax. The lounge is open until midnight and there are video poker machines at the bar.
The Mount Charleston Lodge has a wedding gazebo and can accommodate large receptions, corporate parties and retreats. It is also a base for horseback riding, backpacking and sleigh rides in the winter. Just up the road, there are numerous hiking trails and picnic sites, and a ski resort at Lee Canyon.Toiyabe National Forest Website Link:
Note: This tour has a maximum 5 hours in duration starting from your hotel. This tour is one way to and from the Mount Charleston with one photo stop. There is a one hour stop at the Mount Charleston Lodge. If more time is needed then we will charge in 30 minute increments.