Intriguing, captivating and timeless, the teepee-inspired clubhouse design was conceived in 1923 by the enduringly brilliant Frank Lloyd Wright and built in the heart of the Lost Sierra in 2001. Wright’s exquisite design includes the distinctive façade that houses a towering four-sided fireplace and the soaring ceiling with stained glass windows and decorative friezes of abstract Indian motifs. Picture windows on three sides of the octagonal room pull in the grandness of the Sierra from without to become the world within. The Nakoma Clubhouse effectively distills the essence of a career that stretched from the late 1880’s to Wright’s death at age 91, in 1959.
Wright’s spirit lives on at Nakoma, inspiring the mountain-modern Lodge and the new Altitude Recreation Center. The interplay of natural wood and stone interiors with generously apportioned windows creates an atmosphere of harmony between natural and man-made amenities that is sure to make your stay both memorable and delightful.