New hotel, eateries open

Brad Scott Visuals, courtesy Desolation Hotel

Desolation Hotel, named for Desolation Wilderness near which it resides, has opened in South Lake Tahoe at 933 Poplar St. The property also includes two new eateries – Maggie’s Restaurant & Bar and Velma’s.

Maggies, open to the public, is located on the third floor, offering panaromic views featuring modern American options include fresh pastas, ethically sourced game meats and selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes. Velma’s features a rotating selection of seasonal light bites open to hotel guests only.

The 21-suite hotel features al fresco soaking tubs on private balconies, kitchenettes and many other amenities. |(530) 725-0101,