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Loved this tour! We took a 2 hour boat ride along the shore of Lake Tahoe and got information about several of the areas and large homes. Arriving at the lodge, we took a walking tour which was full of interesting facts and antidotes about...More
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The guides were quite enthusiastic about the house and told entertaining stories about the man who lived here. The only negative was that the home is now furnished with cheap pieces that are not original. The worst idea someone had...More
Very interesting piece of Tahoe history is revealed on this tour. We have lived an hour and a half from Lake Tahoe for 40 years and had never heard of eccentric playboy George Whittell and his fascinating estate, the Thunderbird Lodge, quite close to Sand...More
Used to wonder why the California side of Tahoe is so developed and Nevada side is not. Go for the tour to understand why.... All the work of one man "accidental conservationist" . Great place to tour the summer lodge of the eccentric man. Good...More
We were in Lake Tahoe for a family reunion and were fortunate that a local family member booked this visit. Built by George Whittell after he withdrew all of his money from the stock market just before the crash, Thunderbird Lodge is a beautiful lakeside...More
I knew nothing about this lodge and who lived there. I was surprised as to how much I enjoyed the tour. We had a great shuttle bus driver (I think she is from Australia) great sense of humor. The lodge was built in the 1930's...More
This was a very interesting tour. The lodge is located on a beautiful section of the east side of Lake Tahoe. Our tour guide, Earl, was great and very knowledgeable about the history of George Whittell Jr., the original owner of the lodge. You don't...More
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You can only do the Vikingsholm tour by hiking or boat. We couldn't do that, but we loved the Thunderbird lodge. They drive you to the lodge in a bus you pick up from incline Village. We can't imagine that you would be... More
You can only do the Vikingsholm tour by hiking or boat. We couldn't do that, but we loved the Thunderbird lodge. They drive you to the lodge in a bus you pick up from incline Village. We can't imagine that you would be disappointed having gone to the Thunderbird lodge. It's a real treat and a unique experience.