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Address: Hwy 89 at Emerald Bay State Park, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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+1 530-541-3030
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Built as a summer home in 1929, this grand castle on Emerald Bay is...

Built as a summer home in 1929, this grand castle on Emerald Bay is considered one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the Western Hemisphere.

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It is a beautiful location. The home is beautiful and it's grounds. I was able to take the tour with family and friends.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a beautiful location. The home is beautiful and it's grounds. I was able to take the tour with family and friends.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my husband really loved this place and our kids liked it too. At first we were worried about hiking because of kids, but it was totally worth it. It's really unique place with amazing view.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Headline. Mic drop. Seriously. The view, especially during winter with the snow is priceless. Worth the drive.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel suggested this place. Although still closed for the winter, sign said open Memorial Day. Snow still remained on the trail, iced over making for dangerous walking. If you climb the rock formation and look to the right you will see the waterfall and able to hear it also. Great for photos.

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Lake Tahoe
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

I am a local so I have visited almost every month of the year. I LOVE this place. It has so much history and the tour is well worth the inexpensive price. The docents are all excellent. It is a bit of an effort to get there. You will either need to hike down (easy) but then you will have... More 

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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Go step back in time....to see this quaint way of life. Seems modest by today's standards but really a great way to learn about old TAHOE ....so GO INSIDE!!! This is a historical home with a priceless view.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a lovely hike through a wooded area to end up at a lakefront home. Bring a lunch and sit lakeside to enjoy it.

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Lake Tahoe
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Built by a wealthy woman from Sweden to excentuate the crafts of her home country. Woods, materials, architecture design, and craftmen builders were imported from Sweden. The home is a rare jewel on Emerald Bays clear, greenish waters. Available for tours other than winter.

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Livonia, Michigan
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This attraction requires a good hike through a very pretty wooded area overlooking the lake. The house itself was beautiful and the history was interesting too.

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Plan for a vigorous hike down and back up. A great idea is to pack a lunch and be sure to have water. It's probably a 20-30 minute hike but you will want to spend time on the beach and the tour takes 45mins to an hour.

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