Finding cool places to road trip to in California? Super easy. Finding cool places to stay when you find cool places to road trip to in California? Totally less super easy, which's why we put together this list of nine legitimately awesome boutique hotels in total-duh road trip destinations across the state. Vaya con dios!
South Lake Tahoe
Love camping, except for the part where you, uh, camp? This quirky, modern, 50-room resort -- just a few minutes from the Heavenly Gondola and the lake itself -- features a few rooms with indoor tents, forest murals, picnic tables, and faux-log fires. Knock back a local beer at the lobby brewpub, roast some s’mores over a fire pit, and settle into the rooftop hot tub for a view of the mountains and roughly 400 trillion stars.